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|Awards||ARIA Music Awards · CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia · The Deadlys · Australian Music Prize · J Award · WAMi Awards · NT Indigenous Music Awards · Perth Dance Music Awards|
|Charts||Kent Music Report · ARIA Charts · Triple J Hottest 100|
|Festivals||Big Day Out · Splendour in the Grass · Livid · Homebake · Falls · Tamworth Country Music Festival · Womadelaide · National Folk Festival · Overcranked|
|Media||Countdown · Rage · Triple J · Jtv · ABC · Community Radio|
|National anthem||Advance Australia Fair|
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Perth is a city in Western Australia that has produced a number of notable performers in popular music. The music of Australia ranges across a broad spectrum of styles and genres The trends of Australian music have often mirrored those of the United States and Britain. Australian hip hop music began in the early 1980s primarily influenced by Hip hop music and culture imported via radio and television from the United States Indigenous Australian music includes the music of Australian aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders who are collectively called Indigenous Australians; it incorporates In 1979 Ska enjoyed a renewal of popularity Initially the ska revival was a UK phenomenon but gradually it spread to the rest of the world including Australia Australia is home to several large immigrant communities from every continent in the world Jazz music has a long history in Australia Over the years jazz has held a high profile at local clubs festivals and other music venues and a vast number of recordings have been produced Australian country music is a vibrant part of the Music of Australia. Australian rock and pop musicians have produced a wide variety of music Pub rock is a style of Australian Rock and roll popular throughout the 1970s and 1980s and still influencing contemporary Australian music today Australian indie rock is part of the overall flow of Australian rock history but has a distinct history somewhat separate from mainstream rock in Australia largely from the See also Australian rock, Punk rock Australian musicians played and recorded some of the earliest punk rock. Australian heavy metal music has its roots in both the Australian Hard rock and Pub rock tradition of the 1970s and the American and British The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA is a Trade group representing the Australian recording industry The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA is a Copyright Collecting society representing New Zealand and Australian composers lyricists The Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA is an association formed in 1992 that promotes and represents the Australian country music industry The Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (commonly known as ARIA Music Awards or ARIA Awards) is an annual awards night celebrating the Australian The CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia is an annual awards night held in January during the Tamworth Country Music Festival, in Tamworth, New South Wales The Deadlys are an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievement in music sport entertainment and community The Australian Music Prize (AMP is an annual award of $25000 given to an Australian band or solo artist in recognition of the merit of an album released during the year of award The J Award is an award given by influential Australian Youth Radio station Triple J to Australian Album of the Year The Western Australian Music Industry Awards (commonly known as WAMis) are annual awards presented to the local contemporary music industry put on by the Western Australian NT Indigenous Music Awards are part of the Darwin Festival and are run by Music NT in association with the Northern Territory Government’s Indigenous Arts Development This article refers to an Australian award show For other meanings see PDMA. The Kent Music Report was a weekly Record chart of Australian music singles and albums which was compiled by a music enthusiast David Kent from May 1974 through The ARIA charts are the main Australian music sales charts issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. The Triple J Hottest 100 is an annual music poll based on the votes of national Australian youth radio station Triple J listeners in order to determine their favourite This is a list of Music festivals in Australia. It includes festivals that have stopped running The Big Day Out ( BDO) is an annual Music festival that tours Australia and New Zealand which originated in Sydney in 1992 Splendour In The Grass is an annual Music festival held in July at Belongil Fields, outside Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia LiViD, short for Linux Video and DVD, was a collection of projects that aim to create Program tools and software libraries related to DVD for Homebake is an annual Australian Rock festival, featuring an all-Australian lineup (with the occasional artist from New Zealand) The Falls Festival is a New Year's Eve Music festival, held annually in Marion Bay Tasmania and Lorne Victoria Australia since 1993 The Tamworth Country Music Festival is an annual music festival held in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia and is a celebration of Australian The National Folk Festival is a Festival celebrating Australian folk culture first held in Melbourne in 1967. Overcranked is Australia 's biggest punk, rock and metal Music festival presented by Rave Magazine Countdown was a long-running popular weekly Australian music Television show broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from late rage is a popular all-night Australian Music video program broadcast on ABC1 on Friday and Saturday nights Triple J is a nationally-networked government-funded Australian radio station (a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation) mainly aimed The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly abbreviated to the 'ABC' is Australia's national public broadcaster. Community radio is a type of Radio service that caters to the interests of a certain area broadcasting material that is popular to a local audience but is overlooked by more A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history traditions and struggles of its people recognized either by a nation's " Advance Australia Fair " is the official National anthem of Australia. Adelaide is a city in South Australia. Its musical heritage includes the well-known Adelaide Festival of Arts, Barossa Music Festival and the Brisbane is a city in Queensland, Australia, home to many regionally important music institutions and venues Canberra is the capital city of Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory. Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 The culture of Sydney Australia is diverse and multicultural Many of the individual cultures that make up the Sydney mosaic are centred on the ethnic linguistic Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. This is a list of Western Australian Musicians ( Music Artists and bands) from all Genres Because of the relative isolation Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent. Some of the more famous performers include Bon Scott of AC/DC, Rolf Harris, David Helfgott and INXS. Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott (9 July 1946 – 19 February 1980 was an Australian rock musician most well-known for being the lead singer and Lyricist AC/DC are an Australian Hard rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. Rolf Harris CBE, AM (born 30 March 1930) is an Australian Musician, Singer, Composer, painter David Helfgott (born May 19, 1947) is an Australian concert pianist INXS (pronounced "in excess" are an Australian rock and New Wave group Perth is now home to many notable artists in genres including rock, classical, and electronic music. Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African Electronic music is music that employs Electronic musical instruments and Electronic Music technology in its production
Perth's isolation is problematic for many rising artists, as it increases costs associated with touring and promotion. For this reason, many artists leave Perth to improve their populalrity, with varying degrees of success. While some artists achieve international fame, such as Bon Scott and INXS, others do not see an improvement. Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott (9 July 1946 – 19 February 1980 was an Australian rock musician most well-known for being the lead singer and Lyricist INXS (pronounced "in excess" are an Australian rock and New Wave group
While most artists leave after achieving some popularity, some acclaimed performers only gained their fame after leaving, one such example being The Triffids. The Triffids were an Australian Rock band who achieved some international success in the 1980s
The city is also home to several popular music festivals, such as the Big Day Out, also held across Australia, and Rock-It, which is unique to Perth. A music festival is a Festival oriented towards Music that is sometimes presented with a theme such as Musical genre, Nationality or locality The Big Day Out ( BDO) is an annual Music festival that tours Australia and New Zealand which originated in Sydney in 1992 Rock-It is an Australian music festival held at the Arena Joondalup in the northern suburbs of Perth Western Australia. The Perth International Arts Festival bills itself as the largest and longest-lasting multi-arts festival in Australia . The UWA Perth International Arts Festival is a cultural festival held in Western Australia. Music institutions include the West Australian Opera, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and numerous choral groups. The West Australian Opera is the premier opera company of Western Australia and is based in Perth at His Majesty's Theatre Western Australia. The West Australian Symphony Orchestra ( WASO) often known as the "Orchestra of the West" is the premier professional orchestra of the state of Western Australia
Perth is also home to a major local scene, which has recently produced nationally and itnernationally renowned bands like Eskimo Joe, John Butler Trio, End of Fashion, Little Birdy, Jebediah, Sleepy Jackson, Karnivool, Institut Polaire, The Panics, and several drum and bass acts, like Pendulum and Greg Packer. Eskimo Joe is an Australian rock band whose debut album Girl went gold in 2001 The John Butler Trio are an eclectic roots / Jam band from Australia led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler. End of Fashion are a rock band from Perth Western Australia. The band consists of Justin Burford (vocals/guitar Rodney Aravena (guitar and Tom King (bass For information about the Ween song see Little Birdy (song. Little Birdy is a four piece rock band from Perth, Jebediah is a four piece alternative/pop rock band from Perth, Western Australia. The Sleepy Jackson is an Alternative rock band from Perth, Western Australia. Karnivool is a five-piece music group from Perth, Western Australia. Institut Polaire are an indie band originating from Perth, Western Australia. The Panics are an Indie rock band originally from Perth, Western Australia, and currently based in Melbourne Victoria Pendulum is an Australian Drum and bass group originally from Perth, Australia. Drum and bass DJ Greg Packer is based in Perth, Western Australia.
As well as the Big Day Out and Rock-It, the West Coast Blues & Roots Festival and Southbound are major popular music festivals. The Big Day Out ( BDO) is an annual Music festival that tours Australia and New Zealand which originated in Sydney in 1992 Rock-It is an Australian music festival held at the Arena Joondalup in the northern suburbs of Perth Western Australia. The West Coast Blues 'n' Roots Festival is an annual music festival held in Fremantle, Western Australia. Southbound is an arts camping and Music festival. A variety of Australian and international artists perform at this event
Perth has a had a very dynamic and energetic Folk music culture, with such bands as The Settlers that would regularly play at Clancys Tavern in Fremantle and the Mucky Duck Bush Band that now has regular bush dances in Whiteman Park. Whiteman Park is a 4000 hectare/40 square kilometre (10000 acre/15 mi² bushland area located 22 km north of Perth Western Australia. A favourite spot was the Stables or Hayloft in West Perth - home of WA folk music in the 1970s until the 1980s and later moving to the Peninsular hotel in Maylands. West Perth is a suburb 600 metres west of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. Maylands is a Suburb located approximately northeast of Perth on the northern bank of the Swan River. The Folk Music scene gained from the large number of British people living in Perth and the radio show hosted by Murray Jennings on 6WF (now known as 720) in the 1970s.
Although not strictly a Perth band The Waifs are a notable folk band from Western Australia
Perth is home to the West Australian Symphony Orchestra which performs a regular programme of orchestral music, usually from its base at the Perth Concert Hall; it also tours regional Western Australia. The Waifs are a Folk rock band from Western Australia. The original members of The Waifs are Josh Cunningham (guitar vocals and sisters Vikki The West Australian Symphony Orchestra ( WASO) often known as the "Orchestra of the West" is the premier professional orchestra of the state of Western Australia The Perth Concert Hall is a concert hall in the centre of Perth, Western Australia. There are a large number of smaller professional, semi-professional and non-professional music groups and choral societies and choirs which perform in a variety of venues in and around Perth. Repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary.
The West Australian Youth Music Association (or WAYMA), allows the youth of Perth to experience playing in a musical ensemble. Acceptance is only granted to amateur student players under the age of 25 years and who are currently under instrumental tutelage. The association runs a symphonic band, a flute choir, several choirs and four orchestras in total (two string orchestras and two symphony orchestras).
Perth's hip hop scence continues to thrive as artists such as Drapht, Downsyde, MC Layla, Hunter, Matty B and Lo-Key Fu make their impact. Drapht, born Paul Ridge is an Australian hip hop singer from Perth Western Australia. Downsyde are an Australian hip hop group from Perth Western Australia. MC Layla (Layla Hanbury is a female Australian based MC from Perth. Matty B (born Mathew Barrett is a Western Australian MC now based in the Gold Coast Biography Lo-Key Fu is a contemporary producer, performer and Remixer based in Perth Western Australia who composes various The majority of the aforementioned artists are members of the Perth hip hop crew named Syllaboliks or SBX for short. A majority of Perth's premier Emcee's are featured on the countries biggest hip hop label ; Obese Records. This connection has seen several Perth artists feature on CDs/LPs of fellow Australian rappers such as The Hilltop Hoods. The Hilltop Hoods are an Australian hip hop group originating from Adelaide, South Australia.
Major music venues in Perth include the Perth Concert Hall, the Burswood Dome, Challenge Stadium, the Metropolis Concert Clubs in Fremantle and Perth, and the Belvoir Amphitheatre. The Perth Concert Hall is a concert hall in the centre of Perth, Western Australia. The Burswood Entertainment Complex is located on the Swan River some five minutes from the city of Perth Western Australia, and is owned by Crown Limited Challenge Stadium is a sports complex in the suburb of Mount Claremont, west of Perth, Western Australia. The Perth Entertainment Centre hosted many international acts, including KISS, Queen, Robert Plant, and Fleetwood Mac, until it was closed in 2002. The Perth Entertainment Centre (or PEC) is a disused indoor arena and cinema complex located in Wellington Street in the city centre of Perth, Western Australia Kiss (also typeset as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in December 1972 Queen were an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948 West Bromwich, England) is an English rock singer and songwriter famous for his membership in the Fleetwood Mac are a British / American See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Large international acts now usually play outside, in sporting venues like the WACA cricket ground and Subiaco Football Oval or the Claremont Showgrounds (home of the Big Day Out) and occasionally large outdoor areas like the Supreme Court Gardens. Subiaco Oval, known colloquially as Subi, is the highest capacity sports Stadium in Perth, Western Australia. The Claremont Showgrounds were built in 1905 in the Perth suburb of Claremont, ( The Big Day Out ( BDO) is an annual Music festival that tours Australia and New Zealand which originated in Sydney in 1992
Many former venues have been demolished, including wartime dancehalls such as The Tearooms and The Pagoda Ballroom. Others, such as The Raffles Hotel and The Grosvenor have closed as music venues but have been redeveloped as restaurants and public bars.
Current live music venues are predominantly located in the Fremantle and Perth/Northbridge entertainment districts. Many smaller venues host international and interstate acts, including the Fly-By-Night and the Newport in Fremantle, The Rosemount Hotel in North Perth and The Amplifier Bar in Perth city. Other clubs and pubs in these districts and in the suburbs present hip-hop electronic music, cover bands and lesser-known local artists e. g. the Hyde Park Hotel.
Many newspapers and magazines include sections on the Perth music scene, including The West Australian and university publications such as Grok Magazine, Pelican and Metior. The West Australian (often simply called The West) is the only locally-edited daily newspaper published in Perth Western Australia, and is owned by Grok Magazine is Australia's largest Student magazine. It is written and produced by Curtin University students and published by the Curtin Student Guild