The Australian music industry’s revenue has surged 37 per cent thanks to a boom in streaming subscriptions since online platforms like Spotify were first introduced in 2012. But streaming platforms risk globalising the local industry in unprecedented new ways. Continue reading Australians are spending more on music, but will the COVID pandemic spell the end of the album?
The aesthetic of the Morrison “smirk” gets a great deal of airtime for a good reason. “Talking politically” to “talk about politics” as a way of life plays effectively to the balcony when you’re talking about car parks, gas, stopping the boats and negative gearing. Continue reading Style, Substance… and then there’s Scott
Melbourne looks set to emerge from the global pandemic the most frequently locked down city on earth. With it’s sixth lockdown announced on August 4, Melbourne broke it’s tied status with Brisbane as the world’s most frequently locked down metropolitan area. Continue reading Melbourne takes the lockdown crown
Even if demonstrably accurate, balanced and in the public interest, the federal government and public sector agencies can still arbitrarily cripple individual journalists and destabilise the operation of entire media outlets by investigating their work. The result has been described as “a chilling effect” on what Australian journalists are willing to publish. Continue reading “The Chilling Effect” – the institutionalised censorship of the Australian press
In a real-world test of one of the Tesla big battery’s theoretical features, it’s AI executed a fail-safe act in seconds that usually takes significantly longer for power plants. Continue reading Battery halts blast blackout
The fate of the Tokyo Olympics walks a fine line between fears of a global super spreader and a career ending blow for an entire generation of young athletes already out in the cold. Continue reading “In pursuit of one moment” – the unspoken toll of the Tokyo Olympics
For a solid indication of just what a shambles the federal Labor party is currently in, look no further than Australia’s energy sector. Continue reading Lost in the smog: whatever happened to the ALP?
Tina Arena may be set to star in her next blockbuster musical. The iconic Aussie singer is rumoured to headline a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbuster Sunset Boulevard in 2022. Continue reading ‘Sunset’ for Tina Arena?
On May 30, 2017, US comedian Kathy Griffin attended a photo shoot that would change her life. But her career, far from over, has evolved instead. Continue reading The curiously inevitable evolution of Kathy Griffin
The Australian news media landscape is changing dramatically and fast. Old guard news institutions and tech platforms are unlikely to survive the shift. Already the cracks are beginning to show. Continue reading Blurred lines: Australian news media is becoming unrecognisable