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Music of Australia

The music of Australia has an extensive history made of music societies. Indigenous Australian music is a part of the unique heritage of a 40,000 to 60,000 year history which produced the iconic didgeridoo. Contemporary fusions of indigenous and Western styles mark distinctly Australian contributions to world music. During its early western history, Australia was a collection of British colonies, and Australian folk music and bush ballads such as "Waltzing Matilda" were heavily influenced by Anglo-Celtic traditions, while classical forms were derived from those of Europe. Contemporary Australian music ranges across a broad spectrum with trends often concurrent with those of the US, the UK, and similar nations notably in the Australian rock and Australian country music genres. Tastes have diversified along with post-World War II multicultural immigration to Australia. Nick Cave John Farnham Barry Gibb Bon Scott Jimmy Barnes Darren Hayes Michael Hutchence Sia Andrew Stockdale Doc Neeson Chrissy Amphlett Kylie Minogue Natalie Imbruglia Billy Thorpe Colin Hay Dave Faulkner Delta Goodrem Guy Sebastian Kate Miller Angry Anderson Paul Kelly John Williamson Tina Arena Olivia Newton-John Jessica Mauboy Helen Reddy Daniel Johns Luke Hemmings Iva Davies Ian Moss Keith Urban Bernard Fanning Johnny O'Keefe Missy Higgins Russell Morris Vanessa Amorosi Julia Stone Dan Sultan Iggy Azalea Pete Murray Peter Garrett Shirley Strachan Anja Nissen Dean Ray Steve Kilbey Jimmy Little Glenn Shorrock James Reyne Chris Bailey Jon Stevens Stevie Wright