Developers will now be responsible for dealing with noise issues from nearby music venues – but it will take real community activism to prevent closures.
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Scientists are beginning to understand why certain drugs and musical genres are natural partners.
A.B. Original member Briggs performs at the 2017 ARIA Awards.
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A.B. Original made waves in 2017, but Indigenous hip hop has flourished since the 1980s.
Mezzo soprano Eve Klein performed two compositions while a medical laryngoscope, inserted into her throat, revealed the movement of her vocal chords.
Listeners often describe the music presented at Tasmania's Mofo festival as 'weird'. But to do so sells the experience short.
Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know was voted ninth in the Hottest 100 of the Past 20 Years poll. What makes some songs endure as a classic and others fade away?
Number crunching the Hottest 100 votes produces fascinating insights into shifting musical tastes and poses the question: why was 1997 such a great year for music?
Tim Rogers at the 2016 ARIA Awards.
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Tim Rogers has threatened to take legal action after one of his songs was included in Cory Bernardi's conservative Australia Day playlist. Rogers's case rests on obscure legal provisions known as moral rights.
Festival-goers relaxing at the ‘Woodfordia’ sign at the Woodford Folk Festival in 2013.
Folk's emphasis on authenticity and community has renewed appeal in today's beard-friendly, organic-appreciating culture.
The northern lights dance across the sky in the Arctic.
A voyage through the Arctic inspires a composer to create music that expresses wonder, loss, discovery and culture.
Joelle Léandre in 2016.
Female jazz musicians are taking a stand against entrenched sexism within the genre.
Musicians perform underwater in AquaSonic at the Sydney Festival.
Between Music's AquaSonic puts five musicians in tanks of water. It is an hour of evocative new sounds and striking visuals.
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The tradition of carol singing at Christmas appears to be going through a revival and it's bringing communities together.
The best-selling Christmas song of all-time: White Christmas.
If you find yourself humming White Christmas this year don't worry ... you're not alone – and the science of earworms suggests why.
A Black Sabbath fan on stage at a rock concert in Finland.
Heavy metal music was traditionally associated with white, working class masculinity. But the genre has diversified - with many subgenres -
and now embraces causes ranging from whale protection to labour conditions.
Rapper Eminem performs in Santiago, Chile, in 2016.
Eminem is back and raging at Donald Trump - but for once the president has not retaliated. Maybe Slim Shady is just a bit too much like his core supporters.
Johnny Hallyday in concert in May 2014.
Johnny Hallyday was more than a music icon, he was a cultural symbol for the French lower and the middle classes. In his death he reconciled the country with the term popular culture.
Miles Davis circa 1970.
Miles Davis's 1971 album A Tribute to Jack Johnson sits uneasily within both jazz and rock genres, but its indefinable nature should be celebrated.
Hurricane Maria, September 2017.
A meteorologist and a music technologist team up to turn the data from tropical storms into musical graphs.
Charles Manson leaves a Los Angeles courtroom in March 1970.
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Desperate to achieve fame by any means necessary, Manson was ahead of his time: Today, the delirious pursuit of fame has gone mainstream.
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.
Why, in 2017, are women still falling behind in the ARIA awards: in nominations, winners, and performances?
Johann Sebastian Bach was 30 when he became head of music in Anhalt-Cöthen, in what is now Germany. Here he started an uncharted experiment in classical music: solo works for string instruments.