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Sex, power and finding success in the music industry

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?

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.

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

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

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

Rundle: four perfect minutes of pop music

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

How K-pop is changing the game for the global music industry

How K-pop is changing the game for the global music industry

It shouldn't come as a surprise that Korean pop bands have recently made history in the US charts. This is just one part of a methodical global expansion.

The unclassifiable genius of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks

The unclassifiable genius of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks

Van would go on to produce some great music; he never again produced anything like Astral Weeks. But who did?

#MeToo insurance? Protection offered for accused Australian musicians

#MeToo insurance? Protection offered for accused Australian musicians

The ramifications of Me Too are being felt in an extremely un-rock ’n’ roll way — insurance. But what happens when Australia’s defamation laws stand in the way of community safety and ultimately, justice?

The only band that matters isn't a band anymore

The only band that matters isn't a band anymore

Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer win seemed surprising to many. But, when you think about the state of popular music, it makes total sense.

Deborah Cheetham is done with 'cleaning up the mess of a white man'

Deborah Cheetham is done with 'cleaning up the mess of a white man'

While the furore may have died down surrounding poor and inaccurate research in a book detailing Indigenous women musicians, Deborah Cheetham says the issue is an exhausting and common one that Indigenous Australians face regularly.