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Kasey Chambers was one of the six women who won awards at the ARIAs this year. Women had no nominations at all in Best Group, Dance, Adult Contemporary or Hard Rock/Heavy Metal. David Moir/AAP

The 2017 ARIA Awards are still off-key when it comes to gender

Why, in 2017, are women still falling behind in the ARIA awards: in nominations, winners, and performances?
Data from what we download and listen to can now be mined to create and promote future songs. 'Music Men' via www.shutterstock.com

How data is transforming the music industry

Does musical taste even matter anymore? Or does a data-driven feedback loop – where what you enjoy in the past shapes what you hear today – influence what you'll like in the future?
People watch Father John Misty perform at the 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Are there too many music festivals?

Music festivals have been a boon to the music industry, but now we're starting to witness some pitfalls of commercial success: consolidation and creeping conformity.
Beyonce performing at the Super Bowl. Larry W. Smith/EPA

Why Beyoncé matters

Her visual album Lemonade is important for more reasons than you might think. Pop may never be the same again.
The age-old question of whether musicians should be writing for themselves or for their audiences has no easy answer. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

New music composers face the age-old question: do they write for themselves or for mass appeal?

While the debate seems not to be solvable, three academics look at the question of whether artists should provide entertainment or write for their own pleasure.

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