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The Music Network
The Music Network editor Vivienne Kelly and publisher Jake Challenor take you behind the week's biggest music industry headlines from the Take 2 Media newsroom.
Sep 8, 2021
TMN Talks Guy Sebastian vs Ray Hadley, #VAXTHE NATION & Cameron Adams
This week on TMN Talks, Jake and Viv discuss the music industry's #VAXTHENATION campaign and how Guy Sebastian managed to take the shine off the initiative by igniting Twitter and going head to head with shock jock Ray Hadley. Plus, former News Corp music writer Cameron Adams has landed a new gig with Southern Cross Austereo's LiSTNR.
Sep 1, 2021
TMN Talks All the slips, spills & spin from Survey 5
This week on TMN Talks, Jake and Viv discuss the latest radio ratings, including Nine's 2UE overtaking SCA's 2DayFM, how lockdowns have impacted music format stations, and why Triple M is down across the board. Plus, Jake quizzes Viv about her recent appearance in an article for youth site Punkee.
Aug 26, 2021
TMN Talks The Wiggles, Ed Sheeran & the new Qantas campaign
This week on TMN Talks, Jake and Viv discuss the emotive new campaign from Qantas featuring Tones And I. Plus, The Wiggles reveal a diverse new cast and Ed Sheeran dedicates his new album to the late and great Michael Gudinski.
Aug 19, 2021
TMN Talks live music's slow road to nowhere
This week on TMN Talks, Jake and Viv look at how government inaction is causing mayhem for artists, agents, venues, talent buyers and concert promoters - all of which can't plan for the sector's return without a unified plan.
Aug 12, 2021
TMN Talks toxicity in the workplace
This week on TMN Talks, Jake and Viv discuss fresh allegations of a toxic workplace culture within the music industry levelled at Universal Music Australia. Plus, Sony Music Australia confirms two departures as the hunt for a new CEO continues following Denis Handlin's ousting.
Aug 4, 2021
TMN Talks Jack River’s campaign to get Aussie businesses to play more local music
This week on TMN Talks, editor Vivienne Kelly and publisher Jake Challenor discuss the push to get local businesses to play more Australian music during the Olympics and in retail outlets following an Instagram post by Jack River.
Jul 21, 2021
TMN Talks The Voice Australia & music reality television
This week on TMN Talks, editor Vivienne Kelly and publisher Jake Challenor look at television's renewed love of music and which reality shows are in the can, on ice or no longer in production due to COVID-19.
Jul 14, 2021
TMN Talks ARIA & Natalie Waller’s new gig
This week on TMN Talks, editor Vivienne Kelly and publisher Jake Challenor discuss the appointment of Natalie Waller as chair of the Australian Recording Industry Association. They dive into what the move means for the broader music industry, as ARIA takes another step forward after its constitution was amended in 2018 to allow for additional directors to improve inclusiveness and diversity. Plus, what will the organisation look like with no Denis Handlin, and an independent record label leader at the helm?
Jul 7, 2021
TMN Talks Warner Music, Billy MacLeod's exit & the major's cultural evolution
This week on TMN Talks, editor Vivienne Kelly and publisher Jake Challenor discuss the latest raft of promotions and new hires - plus the surprise departure of longtime executive Billy MacLeod - at Warner Music Australia, as its new CEO, Dan Rosen, looks to make the major label "more culturally relevant than ever".
Jul 1, 2021
TMN Talks COVID-19 and its impact on live music in 2021 & beyond
This week on TMN Talks, editor Vivienne Kelly and publisher Jake Challenor discuss the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the live music industry and the individuals who work in the sector, as Australia battles another outbreak causing more mass cancellations and postponements.
Jun 24, 2021
TMN Talks Denis Handlin, Sony Music & the arrival of the music industry's #metoo moment
This week on TMN Talks - a new weekly podcast by The Music Network - editor Vivienne Kelly and publisher Jake Challenor discuss Denis Handlin's ousting from Sony Music Australia & New Zealand. They also look at the unfolding fallout, the future of Sony Music, how the media has covered this developing story and what it means for the Australian music industry's #metoo movement. This episode discusses allegations of a toxic culture levelled at Sony Music Australia, along with the departure of its now-former CEO & Chairman, Denis Handlin, along with two more employees being stood down amid a pending investigation, Pat Handlin and Mark Stebnicki. TMN is not suggesting that Denis Handlin, Pat Handlin or Mark Stebnicki are accused of any wrongdoing.
Jun 22, 2021
COMING SOON: Introducing TMN Talks, a new podcast by The Music Network
TMN Talks is the week in Australian music unfiltered, unedited and uncut. The Music Network editor Vivienne Kelly and publisher Jake Challenor take you behind the week's biggest music industry headlines from the Take 2 Media newsroom. Episode one drops Thursday, June 24.