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NSW gears up for Micro music festivals

Micro music festivals are set to take over regional New South Wales Streets, parks and businesses in regional towns will come alive as part of a NSW Government initiative to take micro... Read more »
Chester Bennington, Linkin Park Singer

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington death shocks music community

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington remembered by friends, family and fans Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has died at the age of 41 on Thursday morning (US time), according to the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office.... Read more »
Australian National University

ANU to invest $12.5 million in School of Music

The Australian National University will invest $12.5 million in strategic funds in the School of Music over the next five years to ensure a bright future for music teaching and research at... Read more »
“Songlines” at the Sydney Opera House appears on May 27, 2016. Photo by James Horan/Destination NSW via Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney Festival: Indigenous art, music and ideas lights up Sydney

Indigenous artists illuminate Sydney Opera House in lights festival Vivid Sydney festival is back – with impressive  light art installations, musical performances and TED Talks-style idea panels. The free winter festival (remember it’s winter... Read more »
Ukraine's Jamala wins Eurovision 2016

Eurovision 2016: Ukraine’s Jamala wins, Australia’s Dami Im takes second place

Ukraine’s Jamala wins Eurovision 2016 crown with song about war Ukraine’s Jamala was crowned the winner of popular Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with a political, heartfelt song about war. She dedicated to... Read more »
Dami Im is Australia's 2016 contestant in European music contest

Dami Im is Australia’s 2016 contestant in European music contest

Korean-Australian singer Dami Im will represent Australia at Eurovision 2016 in Stockholm. She would become the third Australian singer, after Jess Mauboy and Guy Sebastian, to grace the Eurovision stage. The confirmation... Read more »
David Bowie on stage in 1996. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

David Bowie, the legendary musical superstar, dies at 69

Rock chameleon and one of the most influential recording artists of all time, David Bowie,  passed away on January 10, 2016, after a battle with throat cancer. The 69-year-old released his 25th... Read more »

Apple in talks with musicians for exclusive streaming deals

Apple Inc has approached more than a dozen musicians, including British band Florence and the Machine, in an effort to sign exclusive deals for some of their music to be streamed on... Read more »

Grammys 2015: Sam Smith shines at the annual music awards

British singer Sam Smith wins Four Grammy Awards while Beck, Beyoncé and Pharrell also took home a haul The British singer Sam Smith is celebrating after enjoying a fantastic night at the Grammy... Read more »

Ultimate Sydney Festival Guide for long weekend: January 23 – 26

Every January, Sydney Festival enlivens and transforms Sydney with a bold cultural celebration based on the highest quality art and big ideas. This weekend is the final weekend of Sydney Festival 2015. Make... Read more »