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Big Ideas - Full program podcast

ABC Radio National

Society & Culture, History

Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues

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Oz music thriving in an era of digital disruption

November 28th, 2016

Episode 449 of 501 episodes

At a time when music fans can choose from more 20 million songs on Spotify, and the like, Australian artists are making themselves heard around the globe. Australian acts were nominated for several Grammy Awards this year and singer/songwriter, Dami Im, was runner up in Eurovision song contest. The cultural value of popular music is impossible to measure, but the Australian music industry is seeking to quantify its contribution to the economy. In this conversation, five music industry players talk to Paul Barclay about everything from digital disruption, and sexism in the industry, to why playlists may be the new radio.

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