The 12 best albums made by triple j

This Friday just gone marked the release day of this year’s triple j Hottest 100 compilation. The annual selection of tracks serves as a way to collect some of the highlights of the most recent Hottest 100 countdown, and also as a musical time capsule of years past – not...

Gotye Is Working On A New Album With A Very Unique Concept

While he certainly hasn’t been keeping himself out of the limelight, it’s been a minute since we heard from Wally De Backer as his singing, songwriting, producing, and hit-making alter ego Gotye. Well fans now have reason to celebrate as De Backer is reportedly working on a new Gotye album,...

You Can See Gotye Perform A Surprise Intimate Club Gig Tonight

With the release of his imperishable 2011 single Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye became a bonafide international superstar, appearing on Saturday Night Live, the ARIA Awards, and graduating from club gigs to grand concert halls and legendary theatres like the Sydney Opera House. While you’re more likely to...

Gotye: “There Will Be No New Music”

Gotye has cast doubts on whether he will ever release a follow-up to 2011’s hugely successful Making Mirrors, which yielded the Melbourne songwriter’s biggest hit, Somebody That I Used to Know. In a recent post to his online newsletter, Gotye, real name Wally De Backer, writes, “There will be no...

Gotye And His Bandmates To Enter Politics, & They Want Your Vote

Peter Garrett might be out of parliament (and turning down Midnight Oil reunion offers) but following on from the likes of Rose Tattoo’s Angry Anderson and country music star James Blundell throwing their hat into the political arena, another group of Australian musicians are hoping to make their voice heard in the political...

A Long Way To The Top: Aussies That Hit #1 In America

How many Australian artists have actually hit #1 on the US Charts? That’s the question we asked ourselves when Sydney pop-punks 5 Seconds Of Summer recently became the only Australian group in history to debut atop the American albums chart on their first full-length album. Quite the achievement. So we...

Here’s How Much It Really Costs To Book Your Favourite Band

Last month, a price breakdown of how much it costs to book some of the world’s biggest bands and artists sprung up online. The list, compiled by Degy Entertainment and issued by Priceonomics, had more than a few suspicious disclaimers to it while some of the asking prices of the acts...

Spotify Reveals The Most Streamed Artists In Australia. Ever.

Streaming services have had a huge cultural impact in Australia in the last two years, and perhaps none have made a bigger splash than Spotify. Aussies have flocked to the Swedish-bred digital music platform since it officially launched Down Under on this day two years ago, enough to have streamed...

Mega Talented Musicians & The 7 Albums Where They Did (Nearly) Everything

Some performers in the music world can get by splendidly with nothing more than a killer voice, some great management, or a spectacular stage show (or a combination of all of the above). Then there’s the 7 artists listed below… Blessed with a surfeit of talent either thanks to honing...

Today’s Best Aussie Bands With Steve Kilbey

There is little debate over whether singer songwriter Steve Kilbey is an Australian music legend. Steve moved to Australia at the age of three and 15 years later formed the iconic Aussie rock group The Church, a band that 30 years after formation still remain as relevant as ever. Steve...

Triple J Ratings Soar & 8 More Industry Updates You Need To Know

Triple J’s ratings have soared according to the results of the first metropolitan radio survey for 2014 especially in Sydney where the ABC youth broadcaster have overtaken commercial titans Triple M and 2Day FM. The new ratings report, the first from GfK after replacing traditional surveys reporters Neilsen, shows Triple J...

The Best Melbourne Songs Of All-Time Are By New Zealand Bands, Says Fan Poll

The songs that best represent the spirit and legacy of Melbourne, Australia’s music capital, are… by two New Zealanders. Australia’s always had a habit of co-opting talent from across the pond as its own, and its happened once again in the results of a new music poll that asked Aussie...

Why Having ‘Good’ Music Just Isn’t Enough Anymore

For some reason we have this idea that ‘good’ music is enough to be able to forge yourself a successful career, if it was ever true in our recent history, I confidently doubt it is now. What do popular faces in the music industry like Katy Perry, The Backstreet Boys,...

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And The Highest Earning Aussie Musicians Are…

A list of Austrlia’s highest earning entertainers has revealed that some of the music lucrative jobs in the music business can involve mimicking British music legends and entertaining toddlers as much as it is about more traditional genres like pop and rock. The Business Review Weekly have revealed their annual list...