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And the sixth artist confirmed for Soundwave 2016 is... Lordi!

The Soundwave Festival lineup is fast coming together, and now after Northlane were revealed earlier this week, today the festival continues their drip feed of the festival lineup with the addition of Finland's Metal warriors LORDI, in what is their first ever visit to Australian soil.

Peter Garrett kicks off his BIGSOUND Opening Keynote with the ten things he's learnt as a musician

As we write and publish this, Midnight Oil's Peter Garrett is delivering his BIGSOUND opening keynote to a packed theatre in Brisbane. He kicked off his address with a 1 minute summary of his time in the music industry - narrowing it down to a "clickbait style list" of the ten things he learnt from his years as a musician:

Northlane are the fifth artist confirmed for Soundwave 2016

Over the past two years, Northlane's rise to the top has been a public one - from ARIA and triple j award nominations to being added to a slew of festivals and tours. And then, earlier this year, their brand new record Node debuted at number one on the ARIA charts. And now this week, to add to all the accolades, the band have been confirmed as part the Soundwave Festival lineup as the event's fifth addition.

BIGSOUND announces new co-programmer for 2016

QMusic has announced that Maggie Collins, triple j radio presenter and co-owner of Fans Creative Management will join the BIGSOUND programming team for 2016.

Ash Grunwald hits the road in Australia through November, in support of his brand new record "NOW"

Ash Grunwald has a new album coming out on September 25th called NOW and we're all pretty excited about it. "Second Guess" was its recently released single, which you can listen to below, and this week, Ash will head on a national tour which runs into November. Check out the dates below!

Fat Freddy's Drop announce national tour off the back of their brand new album "Bays"

Soul shakers Fat Freddy’s Drop have announced a national tour to hit our shores in February 2016, following the release of their new album Bays, set for release October 23, 2015. Sydney and Perth shows will also have the pleasure of seeing the neo-soul quartet from Melbourne, Hiatus Kaiyote.

One Day announce new boutique festival 'One Day Only'

Sydney's One Day collective have been dominating the local party scene with their One Day Sundays constantly sold out and traveling the country to meet high demand. They've already had to move venues because of the success of ODS, and now they will beefing up the concept even more by turning it into a boutique festival dubbed One Day Only.

Laneway Festival have announced the dates and venues for its 2016 events

It's hard to believe we're already planning for 2016, but amidst Soundwave and Bluesfest announcements, the first few months for the year are starting to show their form. The latest to add to this is St Jerome's Laneway Festival, who today revealed their Australia, New Zealand and Singapore dates and venues for 2016. They also revealed that the initial lineup would drop next week. Without further delay, here are the dates and everything you need to know:

Refused is the fourth band confirmed for Soundwave 2016

As Soundwave continue to release their full line-up in a very steady, one-by-one fashion, legendary punk rockers Refused become the fourth band to join a list that already includes the likes of Bullet for my Valentine and Dead Letter Circus.

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 4th September 2015

In This Issue: we look at the 2015 Melbourne Music Bank; a new imprint from the team at Nuclear Blast Records with four international signings; the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University turns 50 and over 200 musicians help celebrate across the country; a study finds that live music is adding more to the Australian economy than retail, accommodation, and other sectors; and Victoria's music community have launched a new taskforce to deal with sexual assault and harassment in licensed venues and at music festivals. All this plus the latest signings, and the ARIA charts.

Birds of Tokyo and John Butler Trio headline VANFEST in Forbes, NSW this December

The NSW regional music festival VANFEST is back in 2015 with a huge line up of Australian music all-stars and up and comers. A cohort of impressive Australian bands and artists will be hitting up Forbes, NSW on December 5th for a day of some of the best that this country has to offer.

I Know Leopard announce Australian headline tour

There's a chance you may have seen Sydney's I Know Leopard recently, supporting Gang Of Youths on their national tour. If not, you'll have plenty of chances to see the dream-pop cuties starting this September when they head out on a huge 15-date headlining tour in support of their upcoming EP Another Life.

Tinashe gets a workout in joint music video for "Bet" and "Feels Like Vegas"

As she continues making her undeniable mark on the mainstream music world Tinashe releases the final two singles off her incredible debut LP Aquarius with the Dev Hynes assisted (and one of our absolute favourite songs of 2014) "Bet" and the slinky "Feels Like Vegas".

WAM Festival Reveals first speakers, Early bird tickets, new venue and much more!

This year's West Australian Music Festival (WAM) is jumping in leaps and bounds to deliver an amazing event for everyone from musicians to producers, industry professionals, bookers and of course, music fans! On the 6th and 7th of November 2015, WAM is preparing for an event full of fun, music and rare opportunities to rub shoulders with industry professionals.

Hein Cooper, The Lockhearts and more confirmed in second round of artists for Australian Music Week

Announced back in August, Australia Music Week (AMW) is a brand new music Summit coming to Sydney this November! Today another 30 amazing acts have been added to the incredible line-up for AMW's live showcase. Featuring the likes of indie pop of Hein Cooper and and eccentric rock act The Lockhearts , AMW is set to be an amazing week full with live musical performances, celebrity interviews, music workshops, and the premiere of Captured: Australia.