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John Farnham Red Hot Summer Mornington. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Red Hot Summer 2017 Is Officially Australia’s Most Loved Music Festival

Duane McDonald’s Red Hot Summer festival has grown to become one of Australia’s most appreciated music festivals.

2 days ago
The xx
Australian Charts: The xx I See You Is No 1 Album

The third album for the English trio The xx becomes the band's first No.1 album on the ARIA Albums chart, as "I See You" debuts in the pole position this week.

2 days ago
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Is No 1 and 2 On ARIA Singles

Ed Sheeran again holds the top two spots in the country with his tracks "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill" retaining their entry positions from last week at No.1 and No.2.

2 days ago
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Is All Over Shazam

Ed Sheeran fans are all over Shazam this week with his ‘Shape Of You’ and ‘Castle On The Hill’ songs taking up the top spots.

3 days ago
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Kasey Chambers Joins Noise11 At iHeartRadio

Australia’s country superstar Kasey Chambers is at Noise11 this week to tell you about her new album ‘Dragonfly’ on iHeartRadio.

5 days ago
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New Music Releases For 20 January 2017

Major new titles coming this week from: Kasey Chambers, AFI, Run the Jewels, Marillion, Firewind, As it is, Mike Oldfield and the latest Skitz Mix.

6 days ago
James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, Metallica, Soundwave 2013, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Metallica To Perform At The 2017 Grammy Awards

Metallica will perform at the Grammy Awards is Los Angeles next month.

6 days ago
Dropkick Murphys
Dropkick Murphys Score Third Consecutive US Top 10

Celtic punk is not a genre that you see often toward the top of the charts, but it is this week as the Dropkick Murphys put their new 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory at number 8.

6 days ago
Jesus Christ Superstar, Melbourne, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Tim Minchin’s Anti-Pell Song Nominated For APRA Song of the Year

Tim Michin has been selected in an eclectic list of songs for APRA Song of the Year with his scathing response to the George Pell paedophile hearing 'Come Home Cardinal Pell'.

7 days ago
Ed Sheeran Divide
Ed Sheeran Fans Actually Purchased His New Songs

here is something you don't see everyday. Music fans actually paying for their music. Ed Sheeran has shown true star pulling power with fans actually choosing to buy his two new songs rather than stream them.

January 16, 2017
Trolls
Australian Charts: Trolls Soundtrack Is Australia’s No 1 ARIA Album

Like the singles chart this week, we also have a new record set on the albums chart this week, as the "Trolls" soundtrack holds for a second week atop the ARIA Albums Chart.

January 16, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Takes Top Two Spots On ARIA Singles

The charts are only three weeks into 2017 and we have two new records set this week, the first of which is Ed Sheeran becoming the first act to debut in the top two spots on the singles chart, the ultimate winner being "Shape of You" which also stepped into the No.1 spot in New Zealand, England, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway and Sweden this week.

January 16, 2017
DAB radio
Europe Begins Phase-Out Of FM Radio

Technology keeps marching on, leaving many of us behind and confused. Standard televisions are now HD TVs and they'll soon be replaced by 4K models. Vinyl went to CDs which went to digital (and, to some extent back to vinyl). Movies went Beta/VHS to VHS only to DVD to Blu-Ray to digital. Each new iteration of technology seems to be obsoleted faster that the last.

January 13, 2017
Tim Wheatley
Tim Wheatley Leads Australia’s Next List Of SXSW Artists

Los Angeles based, Australian singer-songwriter Tim Wheatley leads an impressive list of Australian acts added to the SXSW Music Festival for Austin in March.

January 11, 2017
Trolls
The Movie Industry Is Driving The Music Industry At Start Of 2017

Hollywood has taken over the music industry for the album first chart of 2017 with four movie soundtracks in the Top 10 albums.

January 9, 2017
Trolls
Australian Charts: Trolls Tops ARIA Albums

Now that Christmas is over, the chart sweeps aside the festive albums, and with School Holidays in full swing, it's over to the animated soundtracks to rush into the vacated seasonal void. The musical treat that is the 'Trolls' sees its soundtrack leap up five places to land at No.1, becoming the first new chart-topping album for 2017.

January 9, 2017
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Australian Charts: Clean Bandit Still Topping ARIA Singles

Australia has kept on buying "Rockabye" by Clean Bandit with Sean Paul and Anne-Marie into the new year, giving it a sixth straight week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart.

January 9, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Two Ed Sheeran Songs Top Australia’s Download Chart

The two new Ed Sheeran songs ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Castle On The Hill’ were released on Friday and are already Australia’s top two downloads.

January 8, 2017
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Noise11 iHeartRadio Launches First Show For 2017 #Playlist

iHeartRadio Music News powered by Noise11.com returns with new music for 2017 from The xx, The Avalanches and Ryan Adams and a look at upcoming tours for the year.

January 6, 2017
David Bowie Legacy
New Music Releases For 6 January 2016

New releases for the week of the 6th of January, 2017.

January 6, 2017
Twenty One Pilots
twenty one pilots Had Biggest Selling Vinyl Album of 2016

twenty one pilots ‘Blurryface’ was the biggest selling vinyl album in the USA for 2016 but that old Beatles favourite ‘Abbey Road’ is still in the Top 10.

January 4, 2017
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Only Four Albums Sold More Than 1 Million In The USA In 2016

Only four albums sold over one million units in the USA during 2016 with Adele ‘25’ the biggest seller.

January 4, 2017
Michael Buble Christmas
Australian Charts: Michael Buble Ends 2016 With No 1 Christmas Album

For the fifth time at No.1 the Michael Buble "Christmas" album reclaims the top of the ARIA Albums Chart, racking up a fourteenth overall week at the top in Australia.

January 2, 2017
clean-bandit
Australian Charts: Clean Bandit Has Final No 1 Song Of 2016

As the new year clicks into 2017, the last week's sales for 2016 have Clean Bandit with Anne-Marie and Sean Paul and their song "Rockabye" at No.1 for a fifth straight week atop the ARIA Singles Chart.

January 2, 2017
DMAs
Falls Festival Organisers Wish To Contact Injured Patrons From Lorne Festival

Organisers of the Falls Festival in Lorne wish to contact patrons injured at the festival this weekend.

January 1, 2017
clean-bandit
Australian Singles: Clean Bandit Continues To Top Download Chart

Clean Bandit’s ‘Rockabye’ featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie, is once again the most downloaded song in Australia this week.

December 31, 2016
Leon Russell, Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Noise11 iHeartRadio Special Edition Artists We Lost In 2016 Playlist

Rick Parfitt of Status Quo, Carrie Fisher, her mother Debbie Reynolds and jazz drummer Alphonse Mouzon were just some of the artists we have lost this Christmas.

December 30, 2016
David Bowie 2004 Rod Laver Arena. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
In Memoriam, The People The Music World Mourned In 2016

In 2016 the music world lost more greats that in any other single year.

December 28, 2016
Michael Buble Christmas
Michael Buble Had Australia’s Biggest Selling Christmas Album Of 2016

Michael Buble’s ‘Christmas’ was the biggest selling Christmas album for 2016 as well as the previous five Christmas periods.

December 27, 2016
John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John Friends for Christmas
Australian Charts: FONJie Has The No 1 Christmas Album Of 2016

The John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John (aka FONJie) seasonal collaboration "Friends for Christmas" stays for a second week at the top of the ARIA Albums chart this week.

December 26, 2016