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Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is being sued by Aussie musos for an alleged rip-off

Ed Sheeran has caught the ire of a pair of Australian songwriters for what they allege is a pretty blatant...

Legendary Irish rock band U2

Did U2 steal one of their biggest hits?

While plenty of bands have been caught up in messy legal disputes over apparently-lifted riffs and stolen melodies, U2 have...

The 15 finalists of the Forbes Street Studios 2017 Grant

Meet the finalists of the $10,000 Forbes Street Studios Grant

We’re thrilled to announce the 15 finalists of the Forbes Street Studio Grant – which offers one young artist a...

Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine holding up Beats headphones

How Dr. Dre and his Beats headphones ripped us all off

When we look back on the 2000s the same way we do the ’90s and pick out the biggest pop...

Gang of Youths shot by Zach Janus (IG: vinylpoet)

Gang of Youths have scored triple j’s Feature Album this week

Gang of Youths are about to drop their second record, Go Farther In Lightness, this week, and you’ll be hearing...

Fire shoots from the stage at OVO Fest

Ticket scalping just hit a ridiculous new high (or low) last night

We’re tired of seeing horror stories of scalpers and opportunists taking advantage of desperate fans at every gig, from today’s...

Screenshot of Lusi Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's 'Despacito' film clip

The most-viewed song on YouTube has changed once again

Less than a month after Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ was dethroned as the most-viewed song on YouTube by none other than...

AFI

AFI hit out at former member for allegedly ripping them off

AFI have very publicly aired some dirty laundry on Facebook overnight, slamming former bassist Geoff Kresge for selling reissues of...

Linkin Park

23 of Linkin Park’s songs are in the rock charts right now

Linkin Park’s music has been flooding the airwaves in the weeks following the tragic death by suicide of lead singer...

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How many streams does a band need just to earn minimum wage?

Streaming, like any new addition to the music business, is proving to be a double-edged sword, giving artists an incredible...

iPod Nanos

Apple has finally killed the iPod Nano and Shuffle

Today, the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have been scrapped, leaving only the iPod Touch to carry on the legacy...

Linkin Park onstage

Linkin Park’s latest album shot back into the top 5 this week

Earlier this week we heard the news that four of Linkin Park’s albums had jumped back into the top 200...

Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos

Passion Pit have hit out at the music industry’s lack of mental health support

Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos sent fans into a frenzy last night after hinting that the project was over. Today however,...

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Which area of the music industry should you work in?

Thinking about working in the music industry? Take this test to find out which facet is best suited to you.

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington performs for a large crowd

Four Linkin Park albums surge back into the U.S. charts this week

It’s a bittersweet thing to see a band’s work flood back onto the charts following the death of a bandmember,...