Renée Geyer, Australian jazz and soul singer, has died aged 69.
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It has become an Aboriginal campfire classic. Kids in American inner-city public schools sing it in choir. Chris Gibson unpacks the mystery and enduring appeal of The Church’s Under the Milky Way.
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There was something about her voice, her way with a song. But there were lessons to be learned from her music, too.
Olivia Newton-John leaves a legacy as a sweet girl-next-door type with a sublime voice, who embraced the country that claimed her as its own.
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Judith Durham was lead singer of The Seekers and a solo artist. One of Australia’s most recognisable voices, she has passed away at 79.
Australia is seen as a country that does not value musicians the way they are valued elsewhere in the world.
The Saints (Chris Bailey, Bruce Callaway, Janine Hall).
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John Willsteed talks to Ed Kuepper, Peter Milton Walsh and Kenny Gormley about the man who would change Brisbane music forever.
50% of Wiggles merchandise sales are attributed to Emma alone. Here’s what she meant to audiences – and what happens next.
The Triffids photographed in 1987.
Perth band The Triffids were indie pioneers, and their charismatic vocalist David McComb, who died at 36, wrote lyrics imbued with the Western Australian landscape. A new film charts his story.
Ed Kuepper, right, performing with The Aints! in 2018.
From legendary punk band The Saints to a current tour with drummer Jim White, Ed Kuepper has been making music for almost 50 years.
Where are they now? It’s half a century since Young Talent Times aired on Australian television. It changed its young stars and audiences.
Record label chief, promoter, TV producer, Michael Gudinski’s career stretched from Skyhooks to signing Kylie Minogue to charity feats and nurturing today’s talent on TV music shows such as the ABC’s The Sound.
The icon of women’s liberation has died in Los Angeles, aged 78. Her music shaped a generation of women.
Paul Kelly’s former manager draws on hundreds of interviews for his biography of the singer.
Australian musicians make it work by balancing music and non-music jobs, self-employment, contracts, and a love for the art.
Even though the way we access pop music has changed and gone digital, hitmakers lag behind other industries in terms of globalisation.
Archie Roach performs during the annual Long Walk celebrations in Melbourne last May.
In his autobiography, Tell Me Why, musician Archie Roach tells the stories of loss, pain and survival behind his songs.
Composer William Barton in 2013. Indigenous composers have long been working in the field, but the contribution of Indigenous music and culture to Australian composition deserves greater recognition.
Australian composers have long referenced Indigenous music and culture in their works. A new platform paper suggests a more collaborative way forward.
The absence of women rockers such as Chrissie Amphlett (pictured here in 2006) from an Oz playlist promoted by the prime minister speaks volumes about how women are excluded from the music canon.
The PM’s Spotify playlists are significant as they offer insight into what he sees as valuable in popular culture. They also remind us how women are excluded from the music canon.
Egyptian-born Australian musician, Joseph Tawadros.
African Australians contribute to all major musical genres - from dance to hip hop and beyond.