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Prince headlines 20th Essence Festival with Nile Rodgers and Janelle Monae

by Claire Hennekam

Prince headlined the Essence Festival in New Orleans on Friday night, joining forces with Nile Rodgers, Janelle Monae, Trombone Shorty and Lianne La Havas to make it a 4th July to remember.

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Prince inspires Aussie Twins to become Heroines

by Claire Hennekam

Heroine December, a band led by Aussie sisters Maya and Nandy McClean, will be launching their new album, ‘Target Practice’, at the Ultimate Prince Party in Melbourne this month. Noise11 caught up with them to talk about their band, their work with Prince and their journey of self-development.

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Jimmy Little and Buzz Bidstrup photo by Ros O'Gorman

Jimmy Little Honoured Through New Indigenous Managers Fund

by Claire Hennekam

The Jimmy Little Managers Fund is being lanched in Darwin on Friday, which aims to to invest in and empower Indigenous operators in the music industry.

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Paul Thorn - Pimps & Preachers

Paul Thorn Brings Pimps & Preachers To Australia

by Claire Hennekam

US singer-songwriter Paul Thorn’s first Australian tour, “Pimps & Preachers Down Under”, kicks off on Wednesday night in Kincumber and includes dates in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as this weekend’s Broadbeach Music Festival. 

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Prince - 'Fix Ur Life Up' iTunes cover

Prince Tells You To Fix Ur Life Up VIDEO

by Claire Hennekam

Prince has released the official video for his new single, ‘Fix Ur Life Up’, just days after announcing his new partnership with Kobalt Label Services.

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Clare Bowditch Releases Touching New Video For ‘One Little River’

by Claire Hennekam

Clare Bowditch has released a very moving film clip for her new single, ‘One Little River’, from her 2012 album, The Winter I Chose Happiness.

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Prince Photo Credit: Madison Dubé Copyright NPG Records 2013

Prince Announces New Partnership With Kobalt

by Claire Hennekam

Prince, who received the Billboard Icon Award at Sunday night’s ceremony, has announced that he’s created a unique new partnership with independent music services company Kobalt Music Group.

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Prince Photo Credit: Madison Dubé Copyright NPG Records 2013

Prince Releases New Single And Hints At New Album

by Claire Hennekam

Prince released a new single on Friday called ‘Fix Ur Life Up’, with his new band, 3rd Eye Girl, on the eve of their “Live Out Loud” North American tour.

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Psy’s New Single Draws Attention Away from North Korea

by Claire Hennekam

Psy released ‘Gentleman’, his first new single since ‘Gangnam Style’, this week and it seems to be generating more interest in his home country than the growing tension in North Korea.

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Pink at the Forum Theatre 2012

Pink Stops Show To Comfort Crying Fan

by Claire Hennekam

Pink stopped halfway through an acoustic version of ‘Who Knew’ at a concert in Philadelphia to comfort a young girl who was crying.

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Eminem, Neil Young And The xx Announced For Pukkelpop 2013

by Claire Hennekam

Eminem, Neil Young and indie English pop group, The xx, are set to headline the Belgian festival Pukkelpop in August.

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Madonna at the GLAAD Media Awards, Noise11, Photo

Madonna Wears Boy Scout Uniform To Protest Gay Ban

by Claire Hennekam

Madonna called out the Boy Scouts, Vladimir Putin and spoke of wanting to start a revolution, all while dressed as a boy scout at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night.

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David Bowie Tops UK Album Charts For The First Time In 20 Years

by Claire Hennekam

David Bowie’s new album, ‘The Next Day’, gave him both his first U.K. No. 1 album in 20 years and the market’s fastest-selling artist album of 2013 when it made its chart debut on Sunday.

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Jesse 'Jester' Jenkins with 3rd Eye Girl drummer, Hannah Ford.

Prince Gives One Of His Fans The Experience Of A Lifetime At SXSW

by Claire Hennekam

Prince fan Jesse Jenkins had an experience he’ll never forget last weekend, after Prince arranged for him to travel to Austin to see Prince’s now infamous SXSW closing concert, after which he got to meet and embrace his favourite artist.

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Prince Brings SXSW To A Funky Finale

by Claire Hennekam

Prince and his 22-piece band were the last musicians standing as SXSW drew to a close at about 3am Sunday morning, after a blistering 3hr funk-filled concert at La Zona Rosa.

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Prince Reveals Another New Song On Another New Website

by Claire Hennekam

Prince has used his mysterious new social media character, 3rd Eye Girl, to release his second new website in less than a month, complete with a brand new song called ‘Breakfast Can Wait’.

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Prince Launches Surprise New Website And New Song

by Claire Hennekam

Prince keeps the surprises coming this month, with the sudden reveal this afternoon of a new website, containing a lyric video for his new song, ‘Screwdriver’, all in the lead-up to a new album.

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Prince to be honoured as Billboard Icon in 2013

by Claire Hennekam

Billboard have announced today that music legend Prince will be honoured at their music awards this year, receiving the Billboard Icon Award and performing at the ceremony.

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Musicians Take To Crowdfunding In 2012

by Claire Hennekam

In a year when crowdfunding grew exponentially across the globe, music projects accounted for thousands of campaigns, including a growing local trend towards fan-supported releases.

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Psy

Psy Goes Nuts Over Super Bowl Ad

by Claire Hennekam

Psy will make his commercial debut this February when Wonderful Pistachios features him in their Super Bowl ad.

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Prince Consults Fans On His Plans For A Big Year In 2013

by Claire Hennekam

Prince orchestrated a meeting of fans online this week in order to discuss recent leaks of his music on Twitter, as well to seek their input on everything from sharing music online to reasonable ticket prices for concerts at Paisley Park.

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Justin Bieber - Believe Acoustic

Justin Bieber Announces New Acoustic Album And SNL Appearance

by Claire Hennekam

Justin Bieber kicks off 2013 by announcing the release of his new acoustic album, Believe Acoustic, followed by a stint as host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live.

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Marva Whitney

Legendary Funk Diva Marva Whitney Passes Away

by Claire Hennekam

Marva Whitney, one of the greats of funk and soul and the woman whom James Brown called “Soul Sister #1″, passed away last night (December 23, 2012). She was 68.

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Andy Allo - Superconductor

Produced By Prince, Andy Allo’s Superconductor Gets Reviewed

by Claire Hennekam

With Prince as executive producer and featuring artists like Maceo Parker and Trombone Shorty, Andy Allo’s new album, Superconductor, immediately topped Amazon’s Soul and R&B charts following its release last month. Noise11 had a listen to see what all the fuss was about. 

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Deep Purple

Deep Purple Confirms New Studio Album For 2013

by Claire Hennekam

Eight years after the release of Rapture Of The Deep, Deep Purple have confirmed the release next year of a new album completely made of new studio material.

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Wendy Saddington

Wendy Saddington Brings A Soul Séance To Melbourne This Week

by Claire Hennekam

Legendary Australian blues icon, Wendy Saddington, returns to the Melbourne stage on Wednesday night for a rare, intimate performance that’ll be enough to wake the dead.

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Björk Sings Praises Of Vocal Cord Surgery

by Claire Hennekam

Björk has revealed on her website that she is successfully singing again, after recently undergoing vocal cord surgery.

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Bruno Mars Lets Loose With Strip Clubs And Moonshine On New Album

Bruno Mars Lets Loose With Strip Clubs And Moonshine On New Album

by Claire Hennekam

Visiting strip clubs and drinking moonshine are just some of what inspired Bruno Mars whilst he was creating his “dangerous” new album, Unorthodox Jukebox.

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Prince - Rock & Roll Love Affair

Prince’s Rock And Roll Love Affair – Official Music Video Released

by Claire Hennekam

Prince released his first official music video in over 3 years today, for his new single, ‘Rock And Roll Love Affair’.

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Austin Peralta photo: Ben Olsen

Austin Peralta, Prodigious Jazz Pianist, Dies at 22

by Claire Hennekam

The music world is today mourning the loss of the extraordinary young jazz pianist, Austin Peralta, after confirmation came through overnight that he had died.

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