NEWS: QMusic President and VP Resign

A shocking development this week has seen QMusic president Natalie Strijland and Vice-President D-J Wendt resign their positions without notice. It follows a campaign led by Howard Duggan, Managing Director of Eyeball Media and publisher of national street press title scenestr, who had previously issued a public complaint outlining serious grievances against specific members of…

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News: QMusic Put On Notice By National Publisher

Queensland’s key music body QMusic has been put on official notice for how it awards prestigious media contracts and partnerships. Howard Duggan is the Managing Director of Eyeball Media, which publishes national street press titles scenestr and FROOTY. He has issued a scathing report condemning specific members of the QMusic Board, specifically CEO Kris Stewart,…

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Live Nation ‘Ones To Watch’ At BIGSOUND

Live Nation presents a special BIGSOUND edition of its live music discovery series ‘Ones to Watch’, featuring an exciting trio of emerging artists. Sydney pop artist Ūla, Gold Coast indie-pop performer bella amor, and Melbourne pop songwriter Keenan Te perform as part of ‘Ones To Watch’ at BIGSOUND, Australia’s premier gathering of the music industry.…

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Roadies Retreat Fundraiser Concert Review October 2022

It was an evening of mateship and music at the Roadies Retreat fundraiser concert held in Brisbane over the weekend (22 October). A vibrant crowd braved torrential rain to show their love and support for Roadies Retreat, a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing care and support services for Australian production personnel experiencing financial and personal…

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FEATURE: A Tribute To The Late & Great Michael Gudinski

Mushroom Records founder Michael Gudinski.

Words: Matt Innes The sudden passing of Australian music industry icon and founder of Mushroom Records Michael Gudinski has left a gaping hole in many hearts. Michael reportedly passed away peacefully in his sleep overnight [1 March], at the age of 68. To those who knew him personally, Michael was a cunning entrepreneur, earning the…

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NEWS: Australian Live Music – An Industry In Crisis

Words: Matt Innes The Australian live music industry is facing a shortfall of catastrophic proportions and is in dire need of assistance. Since March, nearly all but a select few technical production personnel have been forced out of the industry by the restrictions imposed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of them…

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FEATURE: Dee Dimmick – Hail To The Crew Chief

Words: Matt Innes No history of Australian roadies could ever be complete without mentioning the contributions of Dee Dimmick. Indeed, the Australian music industry we know today would not even exist. For the past 25 years, Dee has owned and operated All Access Crewing, a Brisbane-based company that provides the essential crews of riggers, stagehands…

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Resin Dogs Thrown A Bone At 2019 Queensland Music Awards

Trailblazing Brisbane hip hop crew Resin Dogs have won Best Hip Hop/Rap Song at the 2019 Queensland Music Awards for ‘Pack Your Bags’, taken from last year’s highly-acclaimed album ‘Notorious D.O.G.’. ‘Notorious D.O.G.’ was a much welcome return for Resin Dogs, with hit single ‘Pack Your Bags’ blasting a rich, soul-drenched brass groove and featuring…

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