COVID-19 Pushes Australian Music Industry to the Edge

Concert Audience

Grace Flynn, Reporter

April 12, 2020

After the federal government’s ban on mass gatherings to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the live music industry has been pushed to the brink of collapse. On the website, ilostmygig, the Australian Music Industry Network and the Australian Festival Association have recorded a total income loss o...

Pete Byfield makes his own tracks

Pete Byfield makes his own tracks

June 19, 2015

Wheatbelt music shop owner Pete Byfield launched his first album 1, earlier this year, proving that age is no limit to achieving new dreams. Growing up in the Wheatbelt, Byfield was heavily influenced by music — one side of his family were bar room players and the other church and big band instrumentalists....

2014 WAM Song of the Year award winners announced

2014 WAM Song of the Year award winners announced

Brooke Murphy, Staff reporter

March 25, 2015

The WAM Song Of The Year Awards Party went off last Saturday night at the B-Shed in Fremantle, with 16 diverse categories reflecting the extraordinary depth and breadth of WA songwriting talent. Judged by a high-profile panel of independent industry heavyweights, which included Dan Cribb (WA Editor...

Six of the best: Perth’s live music acts

Six of the best: Perth's live music acts

Brooke Murphy, Staff reporter

March 17, 2015

The 2014 WAM Song of the Year awards, WA's premier song competition will be held at B-Shed in Fremantle this Saturday, March 21, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the event. More than $40,000 worth in prizes will be distributed to an inspiring mix of upcoming and established talents at an...

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