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The Long Read: Confessions Of An English Music-Pirate

The Long Read: Confessions Of An English Music-Pirate

By Paul Rayson UK Consumers Of Illegal Online Music On The Decrease runs the headline from 18 September in M Magazine, which is published by PRS for Music Limited, the UK music copyright collective. Whatever. Personally, I’ll never know why more people don’t have supermassive music collections. You can illegally download hundreds of thousands of […]

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Why the Australian Music Press needs to get in the bin

Why the Australian Music Press needs to get in the bin

The collective Australian music press needs to be congratulated this week for hitting new lows that you just wouldn’t have thought possible. Triple j, as with most of the other Australian music press, deserves to be congratulated for naming the victim of abuse and threatening behaviour from the lead singer of unfathomably popular Sydney white […]

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How to insult a music critic

I feel so privileged to be part of this great music industry.

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A Young Person’s Guide To Hustling In Music and The Arts

Freelancing is about peaks and troughs and not everyone’s wave cycle is at the same frequency.

 Everett True

a 10 point survival guide for music critics in web 2.0

You are a critic. Not a fan. Not a blogger. Not a hack. A critic.

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Sexism etc – a further update

Enough men have had a crack at writing about music for people to know that most of them are crap at doing it. I really don’t see what’s so radical about that view.

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Music and the construction of female identity – Brisbane’s street press

I was going to focus my article on examining the way language is used to present women in the street press. Until I encountered a problem. There are none!

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more Red Bullshit. A further comment on the AMP 2010 shortlist.

Is the Australian music industry – ‘alternative’ or not – racist at its heart

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Oh Lord. The shortlist for the AMP 2010 has just been announced.

I got the impression the AMP was supposed to cover ALL forms of music, not just indie. Isn’t Australia known for its hip-hop? Its hardcore?