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Central Station Records in 1978 (Image: Supplied)

The record label that beat down Murdoch goes to No. 1

The David of record labels took on the 'big six' Goliaths and won, and changed the face of music in Australia.

(Image: Flickr/Man Alive)

The Smiths were far more than what Morrissey’s become

Morrissey's embrace of the far right makes you go back to the old records wondering what you missed. Does the music still sound the same?

Vale Ric Ocasek and the pure gen X joy of The Cars

If there was any band that announced that rock music had shifted in the second half of the '70s, it was The Cars.

Lead singer of Midnight Oil Peter Garrett in Sydney 2017. (Image: AAP/Paul Braven)

The time has come: Midnight Oil captures the left's post-election anger

Midnight Oil's first show since 2017 reflected the anger of the left — past, present and future.

(Image: Sydney Opera House/Prudence Upton)

Punk, Iggy Pop, and bringing down the House

Iggy Pop may be known as the godfather of punk, but he's returned to Sydney at a time where punk is one of the hardest things to be.

Ryan Adams (Image: AP/Dan Hallman)

Sex, power and finding success in the music industry

Music is a hierarchical industry built on relationships. The allegations made against Ryan Adams should be familiar to everyone.

Is there a future for Australian music journalism?

As publishers slash arts sections and shutter whole publications, music writers wonder if anyone is left listening.

Australian musician G Flip

Good times in the music industry can’t conceal an undercurrent of gender politics

Music industry types around the country are still recovering from last week's Big Sound conference. What did it reveal about the state of the industry?

The Queen of Soul on the other side of the sky

Vale Aretha Franklin, the greatest singer of the 20th century.

Rundle: four perfect minutes of pop music

The '70s produced numerous masterpieces, but perhaps none as singular or confounding as 'Isn't it Time'.