The Junction

DJ and music blogger Sean Tayler.

Triple J Requestival is pure chaos – in the best possible way

June 1, 2020

If you told me a week ago that the best thing for Australian music would be to let the public choose what gets played on the radio, I wouldn’t believe you.

Photo: Paweł Bukowski on Unsplash

Australian music industry documents million-dollar losses from COVID-19

April 25, 2020

Within a month, distancing measures taken to flatten the curve of COVID-19 have wiped more than 300 million dollars from the Australian music industry.

Yuki Kawasaki, editor of Japan's Mixmag. Photo: supplied.

Pandemic and public perceptions crushing Japan’s music industry

April 24, 2020

Music magazine editor Yuki Kawasaki streams music to an empty nightclub as Tokyo's famed nightlife grinds to a halt.

Sam Hawksley is one of hundreds of Aussie musicians trying to make it big in Nashville. (Source: Sam Hawksley)

The country music hopefuls ditching Australia for Nashville

June 27, 2019

More and more Australian performers are trading Tamworth for Nashville to find fame and fortune as country music stars.

Illawarra Folk Festival to go ahead after 'low risk' declaration.

Illawarra Folk Festival declared ‘low risk’

April 16, 2019

The annual Illawarra Folk Festival will celebrate its 35th year in January next year after the NSW government declared it a ‘low risk’ festival.

Cigar box guitars rose to prominence as improvised guitars for those who couldn't afford a normal guitar.

The poor man’s guitar

January 23, 2019

There has been a rise in the popularity of cigar box guitars but they have been around for almost two centuries.

The Paris Cat: turning hot jazz into cool cash

The Paris Cat: turning hot jazz into cool cash

October 3, 2018

Banking on jazz is a risky business.  No one knows that better than Serge Carnovale, owner of Melbourne’s the Paris Cat jazz club.

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