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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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EMOTIVA. A VICTIM OF THEIR OWN SUCCESS?

While Emotiva started in 2004 the last 5-6 years have been the most successful, and testing, for the U.S. based brand. Dumped by Australian distributor Final Link Audio last week, will this be the final nail in the coffin?

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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.

Posted in: Music Industry

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THE STORY OF FANATICS CHOICE

There’s one simple reason I’ve always warmed to Melbourne’s Carlton Audio Visual. There’s a sign on the window that says, “Fanatics Welcome”.

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HAVE BOSE BEEN SPYING ON THEIR CUSTOMERS?

That's the question for the courts to decide after a class-action lawsuit was filed in Illinois this week, alleging Bose, via their companion app Bose Connect collected personal information not covered under the company's privacy policy.

Posted in: Headphones Industry

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Q ACOUSTICS YOURS IN APRIL

Pencil in the end of April as the month Indi Imports has stock of the Q Acoustics range of affordable speakers and sound bars.

Posted in: Hi-Fi Home Theatre Industry

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OFFICIAL: KLIPSCH JUMPS TO QUALIFI FROM POWERMOVE DISTRIBUTION

Some weeks ago, StereoNET heard from a U.S. based source that Klipsch, a decades old tech-driven audio company had shifted distribution rights from long-term importer Powermove Ddistribution.

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INDI IMPORTS APPOINTS MICHAEL WILSON

Relatively new to the distribution side of the Australian HiFi industry but firmly stamping their authority, Indi Imports have today announced the immediate appointment of Michael Wilson as National Sales Manager.

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THE FAR SIDE OF A.J. VAN DEN HUL

While in Australia for his cartridge building demonstrations recently, A.J. van den Hul took time out of his busy schedule for an exclusive interview with StereoNET that reveals another side of the man not often seen.

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AUDIO TRENDS CHATS WITH MUSIC HALL’S ROY HALL

vOne needs only spend a few minutes with Roy to understand he's not one for big dollar mark-ups, unnecessary bloat and bling, but truly about delivering the best possible performance and the best possible price.

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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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DOES YOUR POWER CORD COMPLY?

Power cords, particularly those considered to be aftermarket 'audiophile' upgrades and compliance with Australian regulations has long been a confusing issue. Here's the facts.

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