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Live music face-off: Lee Rhiannon v Peter Garrett

Live music face-off: Lee Rhiannon v Peter Garrett

Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon and frontbencher Peter Garrett vied for dominance in an upstairs downstairs feud over live music on Friday night. So who won?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Lee Rhiannon in live music scandal ... ex-ALP advisers doing well at DFAT? ... "woof woof" from the PM ...

Rock of ages, except us teenagers who can’t hear the music

Rock of ages, except us teenagers who can’t hear the music

Liquor licensing laws lock out minors from their favourite music gigs. Josh Thorburn, a 16-year-old music fan in Melbourne, reckons the industry is losing a generation of fans like him.

Nowhere to pee, but music fans keep rocking on

Nowhere to pee, but music fans keep rocking on

Music festivals have the problems other arts sectors would die for. The logistics are a nightmare -- like the recent Harvest Festival -- but the fans keep coming.

‘Sticky carpet-clad’ Ted pledges Libs’ love of live music

‘Sticky carpet-clad’ Ted pledges Libs’ love of live music

Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu draped himself in the iconic Melbourne music venue The Tote's mythical sticky carpet to ram home his message that Liberals "love live music".

Emptiness at <em>The Age</em> … praise for our Paul … Bolt’s weird spray …

Emptiness at The Age … praise for our Paul … Bolt’s weird spray …

In today's Media Briefs: shambles at The Age ... Vic rock lobby defends diminishing returns ... Facebook will pay gamers to watch video ads ... Big change for MTV networks ... and more ...

Victorian budget marks the day the music died

Victorian budget marks the day the music died

The Victorian rock and roll community is reeling in the wake of yesterday's state budget, which saw funding for the contemporary music sector slashed by 56% and the popular FReeZACentral program abandoned.