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
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
September 23, 2019
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...
August 1, 2019
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...
July 2, 2019
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...
May 17, 2019
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...
April 8, 2019
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...
April 4, 2019