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Melbourne, VIC


Hosted by Jake Stevens, The Hijack is a radio show airing Fridays 8pm (AEDT) on SYN Nation, featuring new, under-18 artists on air, while talking everything music. Segments include 'The Week in Music', a look back at the week's music news and all-ages gigs; and 'How To Music', a satirically look at making music through the eyes of a non-musician. You can tune into the show live each Friday on digital radio in Melbourne and around the world via, or hear the best bits here.




2015 MTV VMAs wrap | NEXT with Jake Stevens

Jake wraps up the 2015 MTV Music Video Awards, of course featuring future US president Kanye West.

Duration: 00:02:56

Are pop music fans closed-minded? | NEXT with Jake Stevens

A study from McMaster University’s Digital Music Lab has concluded that pop music fans are some of music's most closed-minded. Our resistant hipster, Jake, was certainly intrigued.

Duration: 00:01:37

Smartphones at Gigs | NEXT with Jake Stevens

Research published by Billboard Magazine reveals 31% of smartphone-owning 18-34 year olds in the US use their phones for half of a gig - or longer. Naturally, Jake is enraged by this.

Duration: 00:02:02

The earworm phonemon | NEXT with Jake Stevens

What songs are stuck in your head at the moment? Jake looks briefly at the "Earworm Project" from students at the University of London, with some ironic results More from the project here:

Duration: 00:02:11

Music News: March 27, 2015 | The Hijack

The winners from this year's APRA Music Awards; and Zayn Malik leaves One Direction

Duration: 00:02:37

"Blurred Lines", the Music Industry and the Future of Creativity | The Hijack

In a week where Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. have been made to pay US$7.3million/AU$9.63million to the family of Marvin Gaye over similarities to his 1977 track "Got To Give It Up", what impact could this have on the industry into the future?

Duration: 00:02:42

Music News: February 27, 2015 | The Hijack

The winners from this year's BRIT Awards; San Cisco announce 'Gracetown' national album tour; and the nominees for this year's APRA Music Awards

Duration: 00:02:10

Music News: February 20, 2015 | The Hijack

The future of Soundwave, including format changes for 2016; Amphlett Lane opens in Melbourne's CBD, honouring late Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett; and Canberra boys SAFIA take Ariana Grande to task over copying their video clip - and then back down - all in one week!

Duration: 00:01:44

The Week in Music: November 29-December 6 | The Hijack

Taylor Swift's 1989 World Tour announced for Australia; lineup confirmed for Goodlife Festival 2015; Vale Bobby Keys; and more on the internal damage to Melbourne's iconic Palace Theatre.

Duration: 00:02:26

The Week in Music: November 1-7 | The Hijack

The latest additions to the Laneway Festival lineup; an update on the New Zealand court case for AC/DC's Phill Rudd; new shows for The Black Keys in Australia; and how many records is Taylor Swift selling every second?

Duration: 00:02:04

Gig Guide: October 25-31 | The Hijack

Details on under-18 and all ages gigs from The Amity Affliction; First Aid Kit; Nelly, Lupe Fiasco and B.o.B.; and Foo Fighters

Duration: 00:01:39

The Week in Music: October 18-24 | The Hijack

alt-J to return Downunder; 5 Seconds of Summer take out Best Australian Act in MTV EMAs; an S Club 7 reunion; and why eight seconds of silence from Taylor Swift ended up on iTunes.

Duration: 00:02:59

The Week in Music: October 11-17 | The Hijack

The Script to launch all-ages arena tour; Music Victoria Genre Awards winners announced; and music piracy and teenagers.

Duration: 00:01:43