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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.

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.

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?

#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?

Ed-onomics: could popstars like Ed Sheeran bankrupt Australia?

The upcoming Australian tour is set to move so much money that it has more in common with a significant import than a pop act.

Unique conditions of the music industry allow sexual harassment to thrive

As victims from the music industry come forward with their stories, Crikey asks what is it that is unique to the music scene that allows this behavior to flourish?

Fairfax was sympathetic to a band that did not want to play at its Noodle Markets for free, but it has since published an article that has reignited the controversy.

Fairfax website calls unpaid Noodle Market band ‘ungrateful’

Fairfax was sympathetic to a band that did not want to play at its Noodle Markets for free, but it has since published an article that has reignited the controversy.

As the inquiries into the Jimmy Savile scandal widen, the present is cannibalising the past, to general distress. The question is: how many other people will be drawn in?

Savile scandal probes history of dangerously free love

As the inquiries into the Jimmy Savile scandal widen, the present is cannibalising the past, to general distress. The question is: how many other people will be drawn in?

Musicians and music lovers may have a fondness for their bricks-and-mortar stores, but the demise of Allans Billy Hyde shows music is not immune from the changes sweeping retail.

The day the music died (in store) goes to retail woes

Musicians and music lovers may have a fondness for their bricks-and-mortar stores, but the demise of Allans Billy Hyde shows music is not immune from the changes sweeping retail.

Nine finally has a runaway ratings freight train to rival all comers, with spinny-chair mega-hit <em>The Voice</em> dominating TV screens across the country. And Nine isn't the only one cashing in.

They’re The Voice, but understand it’s not just Nine cashing in

Nine finally has a runaway ratings freight train to rival all comers, with spinny-chair mega-hit The Voice dominating TV screens across the country. And Nine isn't the only one cashing in.