TMN Talks

TMN Talks

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.

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October 28, 2021 1 min

From the duo that brought you Radio Today Tonight comes a brand new show.

Go behind the curtain of Australia’s billion-dollar entertainment industry with a podcast dedicated to the business of media and pop culture, hosted by Vivienne Kelly and Jake Challenor. Launching November 12, 2021.

That’s Entertainment! comes to you each Friday - unfiltered, unedited and uncut - mixing the biggest news of the week with hot takes, insider sco...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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August 12, 2021 21 min

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 li...

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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".

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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.

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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 toxi...

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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.

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