Independent Music Wins 50% Of 2014 Grammys

Independent music took home 50 % of the awards at last nights 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, the highest percentage of wins since indie label trade group A2IM began tracking the awards in 2006.

via Independent Music Wins 50% Of 2014 Grammys – hypebot.

NB: How cool is that! Who says indie music can’t be taken seriously in the mainstream music business 🙂

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Still Just a Fad? Vinyl Sales Surged 30.4% In 2013.

The download destroyed the album, and streaming is now suffocating the download.  So why is vinyl still surging to heights unseen since the 70s and 80s?

via Still Just a Fad? Vinyl Sales Surged 30.4% In 2013… | Digital Music NewsDigital Music News.

NB: This is a very interesting observation. I’m not surprised that vinyl is still being looked at as relevant in todays music industry

Major Win For Melbourne Live Music Scene Over Noise Complaints

The Melbourne live music scene has claimed a major victory in the ongoing struggles and costly fallouts of noise complaints from inner-city residents.

via Major Win For Melbourne Live Music Scene Over Noise Complaints.

NB: Sounds like some sanity is being preserved in this ongoing argument. I wonder when similar legislation will be adopted for the Adelaide live music scene?