Author: Nicholas Price

The State of Affairs (22nd Apr 2016): The industry mourns Prince, NSW Police crack down on ticket counterfeiting, Kanye gets sued & more!

April 22, 2016

Prince Dies Aged 57, Industry Mourns A Legend Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park Studios compound, which included his home, in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen. “When deputies and medical personnel arrives, they found an unresponsive adult male in the elevator. First responders attempted to provide lifesaving CPR, but were […]

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The State of Affairs (15th Apr 2016): Global Music Revenue Growth and Sony sues Defunct Streaming Service.

April 15, 2016

This week in the music industry, we’re treated to a global report on the growth of the music industry from IFPI and Sony takes on defunct streaming service Rdio over licensing dollars. Digital Revenue Overtakes Physical  In IFPI Global Music Report On the 12th of April, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) released […]

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The State of Affairs (1st Apr 2016): Soundcloud launching new streaming service & Australian musos living off $2 a day

April 1, 2016

It’s been a relatively quiet week for the music industry, but Soundcloud has launched a new streaming service but independent creators aren’t impressed, and Australia musicians are living off $2 a days! Streaming Service To Rejuvenate Dying Soundcloud This Tuesday struggling music platform Soundcloud released its own streaming service to rival industry powerhouses Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and […]

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The State of Affairs (25th Mar 2016): Music Consumption On The Rise But Not Revenue, Australian Musicians Head Abroad, and a 4 Day Weekend For All.

March 25, 2016

This week in the music industry America lays out its financial achievements for 2015 showing a rise in the consumption in music while revenue falls behind and the Australia Council exports Australia’s brightest creatives, and we all chill out for the Easter weekend. Music Consumption Skyrockets But Revenue Falls Behind Tuesday this week the Recording Industry Association […]

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The State of Affairs (18th Mar 2016): IFPI and SoundExchange Partner, New Technology to Revolutionize Vinyl Production and Australian Policies Champion Live Music.

March 18, 2016

This week in the industry we’ve seen global data and royalties powerhouses partner to provide greater access to information, a new patent filed in Austria for HD Vinyl which could revolutionize production in the coming years and we have a look at the policies in WA, SA and ACT that champion live music. IFPI and SoundExchange Grant Greater […]

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The State of Affairs (11th Mar 2016): Industry Celebrates Women, Music Licensing Simplified, and New Flexible Grants Announced.

March 11, 2016

This week in the music industry Australia celebrates the women who keep the wheels turning, a brand new licensing platform opens the industry for newcomers and grants for all. Music Industry Celebrates Women In Music Tuesday March 8 was International Women’s Day a time to recognize, celebrate and appreciate women the world around and the incredible […]

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The State of Affairs (4th Mar 2016): Government To Push For Media Overhaul, Gold Coast Musicians Receive $180K and China Quashes Foreign Competition.

March 4, 2016

This week in the music industry, Communications Minister Mitch Fifield is pushing for deregulation in the media industry, the Queensland Government is putting money into the arts in search of talent to showcase at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the Chinese Government is introducing strict online publishing laws tying the hands of foreign competition. Government […]

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The State of Affairs (26th Feb 2016): Contemporary music generates $40.2 million, Wu-Tang wages war on Sydney lock outs & a new partnership between Live Nation and UNIFIED forged.

February 26, 2016

This week’s music industry news wrap up features the publishing of an APRA|AMCOS report finding that investment in Contemporary Music within the Australian industry could stand to generate over 40 million dollars, a new partnership between Live Nation Australasia and UNIFIED, the Wu-Tang Clan’s vocal opposition to Sydney’s lock out laws and latest chart news! Contemporary Music Investment To […]

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The State of Affairs (19th Feb 2016): Brisbane Locks Out, Sydney Loses Revenue, & Soundcloud’s Future Not So Sound

February 19, 2016

This week in the music industry, lock-out laws sweep the nation as APRA uncovers a loss of revenue since the laws introduction to Sydney and the Queensland government passes its very own lock-out laws to be implemented over the next 12 months. The future of Soundcloud also up in the air. Lock-Out Laws: Episode V – […]

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The State of Affairs (12th Feb 2016): Sydney Lock Outs, Germany’s boom, QMA Finalists & AIR Charts

February 12, 2016

In this week’s State of Affairs, we talk Sydney lock out laws, look at the growing music market in Germany, announce the Queensland Music Awards nominees and look at the AIR charts for the week! Lock-out Laws: Episode VI – Return of the Musician Over the last week, the boiling tension behind Sydney’s Lockout Laws […]

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Adelaide Festivals Generate $74.7 million of New Money according to new report

February 8, 2016

A study commissioned by Festivals Adelaide and released on Friday reveal that in the period between 2014 and 2015 a number of the city’s major festivals have provided in excess of $74.7 million of new money to the capitals economy. In February last year the city was harshly criticized by Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah for […]

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New Screenshots and Artwork suggest Dark Souls 3 will be more narrative focused

January 30, 2016

Dark Souls 3 is looking to be just as mysterious as its predecessors but a recently released set of 5 artworks and 8 screenshots paint a picture that might be a little more narrative focused. Adding new details to what we can expect from the environment, the characters and the enemies these images show off […]

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