Australia is The Lucky Country. Not only do we have the 7th top recorded music market in the world, we have a healthy swathe of locally-run websites entirely dedicated to giving artists a platform.

From genre-agnostic sites like Tone Deaf, genre-specific sites like Stoney Roads and Rhythms, and label-run blogs like Warner’s Cool Accidents and Maniacs, they all have two things in common: they connect music fans with artists, and they encourage discovery.

The below list of Australian music websites is ranked most to least popular based on Alexa analytics as of Sept. 20 2018. Alexa’s methodology combines a site’s estimated average of daily unique visitors and its estimated number of pageviews.

  1. Tone Deaf
  2. Tone Deaf is one of Australia’s leading authorities on local and international music culture and industry. We have a commitment and passion for supporting the local music community, as well as delivering fun, informative, and hopefully thought-provoking insight into the issues affecting music today.

  3. Music Junkee
  4. Music Junkee is Australia’s smartest and most exciting music publication.

  5. Music Feeds
  6. The latest Australian and international music news, reviews and interviews.

  7. The Music
  8. is the online arm of The Music, Australia’s premier street press title covering the music and entertainment industries.

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  9. Happy
  10. Happy is a music and youth culture magazine based in Enmore, Australia. It publishes new music reviews and special features daily on its website.

  11. The Brag
  12. The Brag covers music, arts, pop culture, theatre, comedy, food, current affairs, and more – focusing nationally and beyond.

    Launching in 2003 as a print-only magazine, The Brag’s online offering has since grown from a mere subset of our Sydney-based street press, to a nationally-focused, internationally-read publication in its own right.

  13. The Industry Observer
  14. The Industry Observer is a B2B news and analysis tool for the Australasian industry.

    Helping record labels, artist managers, peak industry bodies and rights-holders navigate the local and international markets with honest, insightful content, The Industry Observer is just as accessible to the local songwriter with international ambitions as it is to a major label chairman.

  15. Beat
  16. Beat is Australia’s voice in music, arts and local culture.

  17. Mixdown
  18. Australia’s only free monthly music magazine distributed nationwide. Filled with the latest interviews, gear reviews and columns for musos, producers and fans alike.

  19. Australian Guitar
  20. The only 100% Australian-produced guitar magazine.

  21. Stoney Roads
  22. Stoney Roads is Australia’s leading electronic music community, connecting music makers with music lovers through engaging content of all forms.

  23. The AU Review
  24. An independent online publication and zine covering the live music and art scenes of Australia.

  25. Pilerats
  26. A leading web destination and champions of emerging contemporary talent since 2011, it’s the force that pushes you to discover creators and thought from all over the globe.

  27. Stack
  28. Australia’s essential guide to Cinema, DVDs, games & music.

  29. The Music Network
  30. The Music Network is Australia’s #1 source for music industry news and information, and has been for 20 years.

  31. Scenestr
  32. Pop culture and entertainment through an Australian lens.

  33. Balcony TV
  34. BalconyTV is at the forefront of hosting the latest indie artist performances, giving the world a chance to discover the next big thing. Music With A View.

  35. Rhythms Music Magazine
  36. Australia’s Roots Music Bible Since 1992. An international but a quintessentially Australian magazine.

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  37. Purple Sneakers
  38. Purple Sneakers is one of Australia’s most prominent niche music blogs. The site’s mission is to solely feature what we call ’emerging club music’ from around the world that we are passionate about. Built on the company’s original business of throwing weekly parties, the blog has evolved to the point where it is consistently rated in Nielsen’s top 20 Australian music sites – quite good for a site that exclusively caters to a specific niche.

  39. Cool Accidents
  40. Cool Accidents is owned and operated by Warner Music Australia. It is an Australian music and pop culture website, writing about the biggest local and international news.

  41. The Interns
  42. The Interns is run by former Cool Accidents editors Sam Murphy and Bianca Bosso. It covers all things new music with a healthy dose of pop culture to boot.

  43. Acid Stag
  44. Acid Stag is an Australian music news website that is dedicated to sharing the music we love. While its main goal is to bring you all the newest music from everyone’s favourite artists, it still takes pride in discovering new artists and giving them the opportunity to have their music heard by a worldwide audience.

    Heavy Mag

    Heavy is an independent online and print publication for heavy music, movies and related culture. The Heavy Team are passionate about music and work hard to bring you the latest news, reviews and interviews every day.

  45. Hysteria Mag
  46. Hysteria is a unique and unorthodox voice that knows when to shout and knows when to sing. It doesn’t just want to entertain music fans on a global scale—it wants to show them sides of their favourite artists they’ve never seen before.

  47. lnwy
  48. A new Australasian music platform that aims to put the focus squarely back on the music itself. A collaboration between St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and the team at Melbourne digital and creative agency Bolster, this platform has been built with love from the ground up.

  49. Project U
  50. Music and youth culture website covering ‘news’, features, interviews, events and photos, done differently by emerging media talent.

  51. AAA Backstage
  52. Australian music site featuring photos, news, reviews, interviews, and the best new music around the world.

  53. Maniacs
  54. Maniacs is owned and operated by Warner Music Australia. Maniacs specialises in heavy music, rock, punk metal core, hardcore, death metal and more. Featuring the latest metal news, merchandise, releases and tour dates.


  55. Depth Magazine
  56. Depth Magazine celebrates the creative and emotional expression of alternative and heavy music. It features reviews, interviews, features, and new music.

  57. I OH YOU
  58. I OH YOU is an Australian based music company that acts as a record label, blog, promoter and management arm for some of the world’s most talented & exciting musicians.

  59. Timber and Steel
  60. Bringing you the best in international and Australian nu-folk, acoustic, bluegrass, trad and more.

  61. Finding Figaro
  62. A Melbourne based website focused on bringing you the best in local and international music news, reviews and photographs.

  63. Ripe Music
  64. Ripe is an online music publication that covers the Australian music scene and its best-emerging artists. Established in 2012, it is run by a dedicated core team of music lovers, with the help of a small group of talented contributors.

  65. Best Before
  66. Best Before is a collective of creatives who straight-up love music and are looking for a community of people to share it with.

  67. Oceans Never Listen
  68. Oceans Never Listen is a Blogspot blog established in 2006 to cover folk and indie rock through live reviews.

  69. Backyard Opera
  70. Born in Sydney and raised globally, Backyard Opera (BYO) is a progressive online magazine with a fresh and innovative approach.

  71. Laundry Echo
  72. The personal music blog of Dave McCarthy. Recording a new Australian musician every week, making a meme every day and reviewing the best music in the country.

  73. LunchBox
  74. A hub for Aussie music. Serving up a daily feast of the latest interviews, reviews, galleries, videos and more.

  75. Sound Doctrine
  76. Sound Doctrine is a Sydney based music blog dedicated to bringing subjectively obscure but objectively awesome Australian music to dependable, everyday folk.

  77. Futuremag
  78. Futuremag Music aims to provide engaging articles, photographic content and personable glimpses into the reality of the local and international music scene.

  79. Polaroids of Androids
  80. Polaroids of Androids is a musical website, but not in the sense that it makes noises. Not audible ones anyway. It has an email account by the name of [email protected], and it particularly likes to hear from people, especially those with things to say.

  81. Casual Band Blogger
  82. Casual Band Blogger supports new music. It stands behind artists, to help them take their message to the masses.

  83. Lucifer’s Monocle
  84. A creative collective. Artwork, photography, informative articles, opinion pieces, interviews, creative writing & music and film reviews.

  85. Rose Quartz
  86. Rose Quartz is a Blogspot blog established in 2008 and almost exclusively posts features.

  87. Baked Goods
  88. Baked Goods is an independent Australian media company run by a team of Aussie music loving weirdos, who are dedicated to giving hard-working artists a platform to share their music.