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    February 22, 2016 Women in the Australian music industry: How looks have changed (Pt II)

    And here we are, dear readers – the second and final chapter of our journey through Australia’s recent popular music history. We’ll meet women who’ve altered perceptions of the feminine, from sultry pop starlet to the kickass lead of rock bands. Now more than ever, we’re seeing them take charge in the industry and harness a new and captivating energy.

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    December 18, 2015 Not-so-broken idols

    Chances are you’ve been sucked into a reality TV show at some point. Whether it be Big Brother or X Factor, there’s something for everyone to get lost in each weeknight over a three month or so period. For a lot of us (particularly jaded 20-somethings like me), Australian Idol was our teenage rite of […]

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    November 25, 2014 Young Aboriginal artists drumming to a different beat

    When Yothu Yindi sang about a “Treaty” in 1991, its popularity seemed to change the landscape of contemporary Australian music. The significance wasn’t just about its sound, it was about its message; music fans young and old – and notably of all colours – were singing about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues that mattered. […]