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Australian publishing income rises to all-time high; digital is the hero – again

It’s a story that has been repeated many times in recent years – music revenues are rising and digital is the motor behind it all. It’s never something to be blasé about – especially for those who remember the painful...
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Country Profile – Australia 2019

Four years of growth, combined with a strong established industry with room for further expansion has put the Australian recorded music business into a new optimistic mindset
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Aussie fans can create videos with Ed Sheeran’s official app

The launch of a smartphone app for fans to create and share their own videos with Ed Sheeran’s music (legally!) forming the soundtrack should be big news. But it seems that the Ed No. 6 app is only available in Australia...
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Startup Popgun is launching an AI-mastering tool called Gloss

We know Australian startup Popgun best for its demos showing how the company’s AI learned to compose and play music (watch the video here if you need a catchup). However, it’s also been working on something else: a new...
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Australian labels win blocks against stream-ripping websites

Given the growth in paid streaming, few people in the music industry are genuinely running around panicking about the existence of ‘stream-ripping’ websites. That said, industry bodies and anti-piracy execs within rightsholders...
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Australia passes tougher social media laws in wake of NZ terrorist attacks

In the wake of the white supremacist terrorist atrocity in Christchurch, New Zealand, last month in which 50 people were killed and 50 more were injured, the Australian government has passed strict new laws around the type...
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Australian recorded-music revenues grew by 12.3% in 2018

The release of the latest IFPI Global Music Report has freed up a number of national industry bodies to publish their specific figures for 2018. ARIA in Australia, for example, which has reported 12.3% growth for its recorded-music...
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Australian music industry wants to block stream-ripping sites

The latest front in the music industry’s battle against ‘stream-ripping’ sites is in Australia. These sites, which enable people to convert (for example) YouTube videos into downloadable MP3s, have been a bugbear for...
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AI-music startup Popgun evolves: ‘We’re gonna make hit pop songs…’

In June 2017, Music Ally interviewed Stephen Phillips of Australian startup Popgun about his company's development of an artificial intelligence (AI) called 'Alice' that was capable of playing piano with humans. Alice...
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Country Profile – Australia/New Zealand 2018

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Australia recorded-music revenues up 6% year-on-year

Australia is the latest country to report growth in its recorded-music business, with industry body ARIA announcing that label revenues (i.e. wholesale figures) were up by 6% year-on-year to A$195.6m in the first half of...
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Warner Music Australia signs new influencer partnership

As influencer marketing continues to become a more-common part of the music-marketing landscape, Warner Music Australia has announced an interesting joint venture with talent agency Born Bred Talent.