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Bob Dylan should not have won a Nobel Prize for literature

Bob Dylan should not have won a Nobel Prize for literature

October 20, 2016 6

If the Nobel committee wants to give out a prize for music, they need to create a category for music. Dylan's lyrics alone do not deserve a literature prize.

Music industry seeks to block non-existent KickAss piracy site

July 22, 2016

Popular torrents website Kick Ass is dead. But the Australian music industry is suing anyway.

What went wrong at <em>Mess + Noise</em>?

What went wrong at Mess + Noise?

August 3, 2015

Mess + Noise covered all the music that the rest wouldn’t touch. Along the way, it provided an important early platform for some of Australia’s best music writers, writes former Mess + Noise contributor Annie Toller .

Barnesy working hard to make a living, but Reclaim Australia have done the right thing

Barnesy working hard to make a living, but Reclaim Australia have done the right thing

July 23, 2015 5

Jimmy Barnes has not said he is suing Reclaim Australia for promoting an anti-tolerance message he abhors. But he still could.

Apple leaves musicians up shit stream without a paddle

Apple leaves musicians up shit stream without a paddle

July 9, 2015 4

Will Apple Music be a game-changer for recording artists? Perhaps, but not in a good way, writes freelance journalist Gram Morris.

Take a chance on me: Guy Sebastian a Euro disappointment

Take a chance on me: Guy Sebastian a Euro disappointment

March 6, 2015 1

With so many talented musicians who represent Australian culture, why have our SBS overlords chosen a mainstream pop singer to represent us in Eurovision? Freelance writer and musician Chris Endrey explores the issue.

Big Day Off: who killed Australia’s most famous music festival?

Big Day Off: who killed Australia’s most famous music festival?

January 14, 2015 5

Why are young Australians shunning events like Big Day Out and instead flocking to multi-day music festivals out of the city? Crikey intern Mahalia Dobson explains.

Stripping all pretension and saying Yes to prog

Stripping all pretension and saying Yes to prog

November 20, 2014 1

Boom Crash Opera guitarist Peter Farnan decides to give prog another go.

Razer: Taylor Swift’s new album exudes perky gasps of icy nothingness

Razer: Taylor Swift’s new album exudes perky gasps of icy nothingness

November 4, 2014

1989 is an ahistorical, destructive pastiche of a time Taylor Swift doesn't properly appreciate. Here's why ...

They built this party on rock’n’roll

They built this party on rock’n’roll

October 30, 2014 4

Gotye's party may not get the numbers for the Victorian election, but they say this won't be the last we hear from them.