The State of Affairs (10th June 2016): Global independent label market report released, Fraud ticket warnings from Dark Mofo organisers & more!

  • Zaya Altangerel
  • June 10, 2016
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This week in the music industry: the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) released their market report on the global performance of independent record labels in 2015 and fraud tickets for Dark Mofo are allegedly circulating the internet.

Worldwide Independent Market Report 

For the first time ever, the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) has been able to extract the true market share values of independent record labels based on ownership, in their 2015 market report. Traditionally, market value measurements have been based on the standard of distribution numbers.

Released on Friday June 3rd 2016, the report indicated that the global independent record label market was worth AU$7.6 billion in 2015, with 37.6% of its shares based on rights ownership. The gradual growth in streaming was also evident in the report, with  Australian independent label shares of all streaming at 39% while physical sales were 35% and downloads at 36%.

Founded in 2006, WIN is a representative organisation for the worldwide independent label community. The full market report can be found HERE.

Fraud ticket warnings  for Dark Mofo

On Wednesday, the organisers of Dark Mofo, the annual festival of art, food, film, and music  held in Hobart, released a warning on fraud tickets. Earlier in the week, organisers received reports of fraud tickets for the festival, allegedly priced at $200 per ticket,  circulating online.

The festival’s Creative Director Leigh Carmichael said “Dark Mofo and Mona are the only place to purchase tickets to our events, and we can’t guarantee the validity of tickets purchased through any other channels”.

More details on events and tickets for the Dark Mofo festival can be found HERE.

The Roundup

The Australian finals of the 2016 Red Bull Thre3style World DJ Championships will be held in Melbourne on July 1st 2016. RSVP information for the free event can be found HERE.

Snoop Dogg has announced Coolaid, his first hip-hop album in five years, due in July 2016. The album will feature collaborations with the likes of Timbaland, Swizz Beats, E-40 and more. The lead single from the album “Kush Ups” featuring Wiz Khalifa, is out now.

The Dandy Warhols will be coming down under for their Distortland Tour in October 2016. Ticket information can be found HERE.

Julie Ward has been announced as the Executive Producer for the 2016 ARIA Awards ceremony.

AIR 100% Independent Singles Chart

  1. Flume feat. Tove Lo – Say It
  2. Sia – Cheap Thrills
  3. Flume feat. Kai – Never Be Like You
  4. The Temper Trap – Fall Together
  5. Flume feat. Little Dragon – Take A Chance
  6. Sia – Chandelier
  7. Sia – Alive
  8. Flume feat. Vic Mensa – Lose It
  9. Flume feat. Vince Staples & Kucka – Smoke & Retribution
  10. Hein Cooper – Rusty

AIR 100% Independent Albums Chart

  1. The Cat Empire – Rising With The Sun
  2. Sia – This Is Acting
  3. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity
  4. Sia – 1000 Forms Of Fear
  5. The Screaming Jets – Chrome
  6. Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light
  7. Russell Morris – Red Dirt Red Heart
  8. Urthboy – The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat
  9. Luca Brasi – If This Is All We’re Going To Be
  10. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

ARIA Singles Chart

  1. Calvin Harris & Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
  2. Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla – One Dance
  3. P!nk – Just Like Fire
  4. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling!
  5. Flume feat. Tove Lo – Say It
  6. DNCE – Cake by the Ocean
  7. The Chainsmokers feat. Daya – Don’t Let Me Down
  8. Desiigner – Panda
  9. Meghan Trainor – Me Too
  10. Galantis – No Money

ARIA Albums Chart

  1. Flume – Skin
  2. Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
  3. Beyonce – Lemonade
  4. Adele – 25
  5. Keith Urban – Ripcord
  6. Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Ride
  7. Meghan Trainor – Thank You
  8. Fifth Harmony – 7/27
  9. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
  10. Drake – Views



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