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SHAZAPPLE, APPLE BUYS SHAZAM

Snapchat and Spotify have missed out on a deal to buy Shazam, the world's most popular music recognition app with Apple rumoured to have secured the deal for $400 million.

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AMAZING SOUND & PICTURE AT BRISBANE HI FI

Brisbane Hi Fi is planning a massive event on December 19th at their Mansfield store, combining live music, ridiculously affordable 4K projection, and a PS Audio demonstration.

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MUSIC REVIEW: JEFF BECK - TRUTH (SACD, AUDIO FIDELITY 2017)

It is odd that when 'Truth' had its British release, it flopped miserably. It fared much better in the U.S. and found favour in Australia where it was virtually compulsory listening for the educated ear. We take a closer look at Audio Fidelity's 2017 rele

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MUSIC REVIEW: THE CACTUS CHANNEL, STAY A WHILE

Melbourne band, The Cactus Channel are out to demonstrate their natural evolution as a unit with their third album and while they may have outgrown the Daptone reverence of their initial sound, they’re unmistakably the same group.

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IT’S SHOWTIME!

Starting Friday 3rd November, this weekend's Melbourne International HiFi Show has something for everyone from headphones, turntables and records, ultra-high end and everything in between.

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MELBOURNE HIFI SHOW: GIVEAWAYS

Thanks to our friends at Sennheiser, Interdyn and Devialet, we have some amazing giveaways up for grabs just by purchasing your HiFi Show tickets online between now and Tuesday 17th November 2017.

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2017 AUSTRALIAN RECORD FAIR - VINYL IS THE NEW BLACK

Thousands of Records, Turntables Galore and The Best Of The World’s Music Replay Equipment in One Place, across three great days, Friday 3rd through Sunday 5th November, 2017.

Posted in: Hi-Fi Music HiFi Show

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MQA GAINING TRACTION WITH LG PHONES AND SONY HI-RES PORTABLES

The emerging MQA music format has divided consumers, industry commentators and music industry execs since its release.

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ROGER WATERS ANNOUNCES 2018 AUSTRALIAN TOUR

If you were lucky enough to catch Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters perform The Wall Live in Australia five years ago, you already know why you won’t want to miss his just announced 2018 Australian Tour.

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MOBILE FIDELITY ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA

Leading distributor, Synergy Audio Visual, have announced their appointment as the Australian representatives of Mobile Fidelity.

Posted in: Hi-Fi Music Industry

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MUSIC REVIEW: JEN GLOECKNER

This is perhaps less a review and more an overview of three albums by Iowa based artist JEN GLOECKNER, covering Miles Away (2003), Mouth of Mars (2010), and Vine (2017).

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VINYL FOR THE 21ST CENTURY - THE RAW SPACE EXPERIENCE

Unless you’ve been idling on a remote desert island for the last few years, you’ll have read about Streaming ad nausea. Streaming music is clearly here to stay but it’s also evolving to a point where we now have an artist creating an...

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MUSIC REVIEW: CAMILLE THURMAN - ‘INSIDE THE MOMENT’

With this release, Chesky Records stakes a claim in the MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) format, paired as it is, with the re-mastering of Rebecca Pidgeon’s 'THE RAVEN', both due for release at the end of May.

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KEF’S AUSTRALIAN AMBASSADOR IS A BONAFIDE VINYL FANATIC

KEF Australia have appointed a new brand ambassador. Widely known on social media and around the globe, Sydney based Steve Kouta is a music and vinyl enthusiast that has attracted over 50,000 followers on Instagram in just over two years.

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GLOBAL MUSIC SALES ARE BOOMING BUT AUSTRALIA IS LAGGING BEHIND

While global streaming music sales recorded a massive 60.4 per cent growth in income for the 2016 financial year, Australia’s share of the market isn’t keeping pace.

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NEIL YOUNG PUSHES XSTREAM MUSIC SERVICE

If you're a fan of TV show Empire from FOX, you'd be familiar with XStream, a streaming music service created by the label in a bid to drive the record company into the future.

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STREAM TO OWN, WITH VOLTRA

While the music consumption and distribution model has changed significantly over the last half-decade, one thing that has not changed is the ridiculously little revenue the artists themselves are receiving from streaming platforms.

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