Country Profile – Australia 2020
Digital business has held up well and international revenue reached an all-time high in Australia despite inevitable levelling off as a result of Covid-19
November 9, 2020
Driift takes its livestreams to Australia and New Zealand
Management company ATC Management launched its Driift online-concerts spin-off earlier this year after successful events for Laura Marling and Dermot Kennedy. Ahead of tomorrow's Kylie Minogue 'Infinite Disco' broadcast,...
November 6, 2020
Collecting society Apra reveals Covid-19 impact on royalties
Australian collecting society Apra is the latest PRO to quantify the effect that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on its collections, and thus on its payouts to songwriters and publishers. “The November APRA royalty payment...
November 4, 2020
Facebook says it might stop users from sharing news items in Australia
Facebook has warned that it will stop users of Instagram and Facebook from sharing local and international news if a draft law drawn up by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is passed. The ACCC’s...
September 2, 2020
‘Don’t be that guy’ – Australian music industry fights harassment
Recent weeks have seen a series of stories about sexual harassment in and around the Australian music industry. Now the industry is coming together around an initiative to tackle the issue. It's called the Music Industry...
August 10, 2020
Report: 12.7m Australians are using music streaming services
Research firm Roy Morgan has published a report on music streaming usage in Australia. It claims that more than 12.7 million Australians – 61% of the population – now stream music on a monthly basis. That’s 3.7...
June 17, 2020
Australia and Germany’s plans to rebuild live music business
The easing of lockdown restrictions on music concerts has begun in some countries, but others are still looking ahead and making plans for what’s needed when this happens in the future. Australian live-industry body...
June 8, 2020
Australian recorded music industry grew by 5.5% in 2019
It’s a strange time for music industry bodies to be announcing their figures for 2019. Pretty much across the board the numbers are very good, but thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, the prospects for 2020 are much shakier,...
April 22, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry stories (14 April)
Start today with the news that the Australian government has provided $10m of funding to music industry charity Support Act, which will be used to provide crisis relief to artists, crew and other music workers, as well as...
April 14, 2020
Spotify trumpets its role in global success of Tones and I
Australian artist Toni Watson – aka Tones and I – is riding high with her track ‘Dance Monkey’, which started as a viral buzz track but has flowered into a bona-fide global hit. In fact, at the time of writing...
October 16, 2019
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...
October 14, 2019