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UPDATED: More shows announced! It's been just under twenty years since she was here, but finally Alanis Morissette is coming back to Australia.

This morning, we bring you good tidings! Alanis Morissette whose music defined a generation is finally coming back to Australia to play two shows in Sydney and Melbourne. What?! Tickets go on sale next week, set an alarm and get in quick. The last time she graced our shores was back in 1999. 

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Sia is coming back to Australia to play two shows in Melbourne and Sydney. Her first tour since 2011. Amy Shark is supporting

Well, if this isn't the biggest news of 2017. Sia, Australia's most prominent pop export is coming back to Australia to perform in two stadium shows in Melbourne and Sydney as part of her Nostalgic for the Present Tour. Sia is undoubtedly one of the biggest pop stars in the world working with everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Beyoncé. Sia was the most-streamed female artist on Spotify last year, and in August last year, she became the first woman over 40 to top the US charts with her hit Cheap Thrills. But perhaps the most exciting part of this news is the fact that indie-pop sensation Amy Shark has been announced as a support act alongside global superstars  Charli XCX,  and MØ. 

 

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Wilsn is one of the finest soul artists and best vocalists in Australia.

In the very early days of the conception of Music Love, Shannon Busch AKA Wilsn was top of mind. She is one of Australia's best vocalists and soul artists and is to be celebrated. Wilsn is about to head to SXSW to showcase her soul to the world. Her songs and her voice are breathtakingly fine, and her commitment and dedication to mastering her craft are inspirational. Her EP is called Don't Give It Up. One listen and it quickly becomes apparent that Shannon was born to sing and write soul. Growing up in a musical family, listening to the greats, singing in the church choir, and then going on to study jazz after school have all been steps along Shannon's musical pathway and a great foundation for the music she is making today. Shannon will stay in the States, in Nashville and LA after her SXSW showss - she's just signed a management deal with Seth Friedman (Natasha Bedingfield, Will.I.Am, The Black Eyed Peas, John Legend), a co-publishing deal with labels in Australia and the US and is killing it. Before Shannon leaves, she took some time to chat with Music Love about soul music in Australia and her long list of favourite Australian women in music.

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Gretta Ray: The songstress who won two major music competitions in 2016, is on her way to Nashville. And we can't wait to hear the new music that follows

The musical complexities found in Gretta Ray's singles Drive and Unwind, along with four tracks from her debut EP Elsewhere are striking and the mark of an intelligent, thoughtful musician.Despite the accolade and major invitations to perform which ensued from the wins, Gretta continued to stay dedicated to her VCE studies, knowing that all of her education including non-musical subjects, would be beneficial to her craft. A more thoughtful, grounded, focussed, and dedicated musician would be hard to find, and after a summer in Australia, Gretta is on her way to Nashville to begin to produce her next project. Gretta Ray speaks with Music Love about that tremendous winter's triple j day, her new music video, and offers some advice for high school students who want a career in music. 

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Danielle McGrane has chatted and taken selfies with Ed Sheeran, Amy Poehler and Kim Cattrall, but AAP's entertainment reporter's biggest passion is Australian music

Danielle McGrane has a pretty fun life. One day she's on a red carpet, another day she could be covering fashion shows, or attending Hollywood blockbuster movie premieres, theatre productions, ballets, rooftop gigs, operas, award shows, orchestral performances, perhaps even watching Jamie Oliver cook up a storm. All in a week's work when one is the entertainment reporter for the Australian Associated Press (AAP). Yet amidst the glitz, glamour and sparkly celebrities, Danielle remains transfixed on the Australian music scene. She is a part of a team of people who have created a program called The RIght Note which is a weekly music news and reviews online show featuring performances by some of Australia's best artists. She took the time to chat with Music Love all about her career in entertainment, her passion for local Australian music with some advice for aspiring music journalists and artists. 

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