Australian Music Online

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Australian Music Online
The current Australian Music Online logo.
Web address http://www.amo.org.au/
Commercial? No
Type of site Australian music index
Available in English
Owner Reamont Pty Ltd
Created by Reamont Pty Ltd
Launched March 2003
Current status Inactive, archived

Australian Music Online is a website that indexes information related to Australian music. Launched in March 2003 as an Australian Federal Government initiative, and originally proposed in 1998, the website was actively updated until 31 March 2007, at which point its role transferred to that of an archive. It has been noted that there are plans to restructure the website.[1][2] As of late 2009 the website is still offline.

Australian Music Online has an Alexa traffic rating of 430,350, with a rank of 19,854 for Australian internet users.[3]

On 10 March 2005, MusicAustralia, a National Library of Australia project, was announced, rendering much of Australian Music Online redundant.[4]

There has been some controversy around the allocation of public funding to this project as there was no competitive tender process. This culminated in the publication of a crikey.com article in 2007.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". Australian Music Online. Archived from the original on 2007-12-29. Retrieved 2008-01-06. 
  2. ^ "FAQs". Australian Music Online. Archived from the original on 2007-12-11. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  3. ^ "amo.org.au - Traffic Details". Alexa. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  4. ^ "National partnership delivers Australia ’s music online, in time". Media Release. National Library of Australia. 10 March 2005. Archived from the original on 19 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-06. 
  5. ^ http://www.crikey.com.au/2007/12/20/the-australia-councils-noise-festival-a-crikey-investigation/