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CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS – RDIO PLAYLISTS

Partnering with Rdio for the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards this year gives AIR a great opportunity to showcase the 2015 Long List Nominees, with playlists! We’ve got 12 great Awards playlists up on Rdio right now, ranging from Best Independent Artist and Best Independent Single or EP through to Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy…
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RELEASE: THE BUSINESS OF INDEPENDENT LABEL MANAGEMENT CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS

RELEASE, the dynamic five stage program designed to assist independent label owners from Australia and New Zealand grow their businesses, is now calling for applications. Independent label owners from both sides of the Tasman are encouraged to apply. The program is presented by the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN), and supported by the Australian Independent…
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AIR ANNOUNCES 20TH ANNIVERSARY & 10TH ANNUAL AWARDS

In it’s 20th year, AIR (Australian Independent Record Labels Association) is proud to announce its 10th Annual Awards. The Awards will be presented in partnership with Naming Rights Partner, Carlton Dry, and supported by Major Partner, Rdio. The 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards will take place on Thursday 22nd October at Meat Market in…
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THE NEED FOR INDEPENDENCE

independence ɪndɪˈpɛnd(ə)ns/ Noun Freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others. THE NEED FOR INDEPENDENCE The notion of the independent label is one that is very familiar to anyone who works in the music industry. Beyond that, other than the true music punters, very few people have any notion of what that means and why it is even important. While it would…
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CALL FOR CROSS-PORTFOLIO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT APPROACH TO FUNDING CONTEMPORARY POPULAR MUSIC

The Australian Music Industry Network, APRA AMCOS, Music Australia, the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) and the Association of Artist Managers (AAM) have joined forces to issue an open letter to the Federal Government in a call for heightened support for contemporary music and its artists, looking to ensure the future success of the contemporary…
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APPLE MUSIC TO PAY DURING FREE TRIAL

We’re glad to see that Apple Music have changed their tune and announced that they will be making payments to artists during their customer’s free trial of the new platform. The news comes on the back of widespread criticism and speculation over the implications of Apple Music’s initial plans. AIR CEO Dan Nevin had this…
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COPYRIGHT BILL REPORT DELIVERED

A report on the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 has been delivered by the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee, pertaining to blocking of infringing overseas websites. The committee has recommended, subject to recommendations, that the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 be passed, with the key recommendations as follows: – ‘Reasonable steps to…
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LABEL OF LOVE

In conjunction with Leaps & Bounds Festival 2015, the Shadow Electric Bandroom is pleased to announce their latest series of shows ‘Label of Love’ – a celebration of local independent Record labels. Running from 3rd July – 1st August each show will highlight a different label and the artists signed to it, with live music, pop up merchandise stores, art…
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RDIO SELECT

AIR’s official music streaming partner, Rdio, have just launched a new streaming option called Rdio Select. Combining radio and on-demand listening at a lower subscription price, Rdio Select subscribers can: Access endless stations based on any artist, song, genre, and more, along with You FM, your own personalised station, with no ads or skip limits on mobile and…
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MIDEM 2015

AIR CEO Dan Nevin and Chairman David Vodicka will be attending next month’s Midem music conference in Cannes from June 5th – 8th. Dan and David will be joining other Australian attendees at the Sounds Australia stand. The conference attracts over 6,000 attendees from 75 countries and presents a great opportunity for Australian music companies…
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