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Evelyn Richardson of Live Performance Australia
Helpmann Awards moves to Melbourne

After nearly two decades in Sydney, Live Performance Australia, the producers of The Helpmanns, have announced the event will take place at Arts Centre Melbourne for the first time.

12 hours ago
Angie McMahon
Australia’s Angie McMahon Wins A Grulke Prize at SXSW

Melbourne singer-songwriter Angie McMahon has been awarded the Grulke Prize for Developing Non-U.S. Act at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

4 days ago
Ariana Grande thank u next
Australian Albums: Ariana Grande ‘thank u, next’ continues its no 1 streak

Ariana Grande logs a fourth broken week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week with her fifth studio album "thank u, next".

5 days ago
The Soul Movers Bona Fide
New Music Releases for 15 March 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: il Volo, Sontalk, Karen O & Danger Mouse, Jack Savoretti, The Soul Movers, Ocean Party, Dan Sultan and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

7 days ago
Suzi Quatro
Suzi Quatro’s Red Hot Summer Port Macquarie sells out ahead of this weekend

Red Hot Summer series two is coming to its finale this weekend with a sold-out show for Port Macquarie on Saturday and then the final farewell at Bribie Island on Sunday.

March 13, 2019
Ariana Grande thank u next
Australian Charts: Ariana Grande ‘thank u, next’ is no 1 again

For the second time in 2019 an album has reclaimed the top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart, as this week "thank u, next" for Ariana Grande climbs back up one spot to reign again in the No.1 spot here.

March 10, 2019
A Star Is Born 2018
Australian Singles: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper ‘Shallow’

Holding at No.1 again this week is the recent Oscar-winning song "Shallow" for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, plus the song log its first week at the top in both Canada and America (after charting for the past 21 weeks in both locales).

March 10, 2019
Sounds Australia
Sounds Australia reveal Aussie BBQ line-up

54 Australian acts will perform during SXSW 2019.

March 8, 2019
My Friend The Chocolate Cake perform at the Recital Centre in Melbourne on 16 June 2017. Photo by Ros OGorman
New Music Releases for 8 March 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Buckcherry, H.E.R., Maren Morris, Amanda Palmer, Paul Weller (Live), Foals, Kerser, James Morrison (UK), Dido, Flight of the Conchords (Live), Sigrid, Tim Rogers, Juice WRLD, Sasami, Mick Thomas, Celtic Woman, David Bridie, Townes Van Zandt and David Gray.

March 8, 2019
Gurrumul Djarimirri
Gurrumul ‘Djarimirri ‘(Child of the Rainbow)’ awarded Australian Music Prize

Gurrumul’s ‘Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)’ has won for Australian Music Prize for 2019.

March 8, 2019
Serge Thomann with sporting legend Cathy Freeman
France awards Melbourne photographer Serge Thomann Chevalier (Knight) de l’Ordre national du Mérite

One of Melbourne’s most respected music industry identities Serge Thomann has today received one of France’s highest honours, Chevalier (Knight) de l’Ordre national du Mérite.

March 7, 2019
Suzi Quatro
Red Hot Summer hits up the Central Coast and Gold Coast this weekend

Suzi Quatro and The Angels will spend a Red Hot Summer on the Central Coast and Gold Coast this weekend.

March 7, 2019
Dont Kill Live Music
NSW Music Fans Can Vote Out Gladys Berejiklian

With the New South Wales election just weeks away on 23 March music fans in the pissed off state have a chance to vote out Gladys Berejiklian and her antiquated government.

March 7, 2019
Slayer photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Download Festival: all you need to know this weekend

Download Festival is on this weekend in Sydney and Melbourne. Here is everything you need to know to get through the day.

March 5, 2019
A Star Is Born 2018
Australian Charts: Grammy Awards boost Lady Gaga back to number one on singles chart

Last weekend The 91st Academy Awards (aka The Oscars) were held, and the winner for 'Best Original Song' was won by the Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson penned track "Shallow", which this week returns for a fourth week atop the ARIA Singles Chart.

March 2, 2019
J Mascis photo by Ros O'Gorman
Farmer and the Owl Festival to go ahead despite being in the inept Gladys state

The Farmer and the Owl Festival will happen in Wollongong this weekend despite the event happening in the state of incompetence, New South Wales.

February 26, 2019
Evelyn Richardson of Live Performance Australia
New South Wales Government has “no strategy for supporting live music” says Evelyn Richardson

Live Performance Australia’s Evelyn Richardson has responded to New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s incompetence in dealing with the music industry by saying Berejiklian’s government’s “new regulations without any consultation reflect a government that has no strategy for supporting live music in NSW.”

February 26, 2019
Laneway Festival
Laneway Festival calls Bullshit on idiotic Gladys Berejiklian music festival policy

Gladys Berejiklian’s Footloosian music policy has angered the music community nationally, and none more so than Laneway founder Danny Rogers who calls the archaic Liberal policy “preposterous”.

February 26, 2019
Moshtix
Exclusive: Ticketmaster acquires Moshtix

Ticketmaster has acquired Moshtix giving the Live Nation owns ticketing giant new revenues from Groovin’ The Moo, Oxford Art Factory, Supanova, and the Australian Turf Club.

February 26, 2019
Eminem photo by Craig Mcdean
Eminem breaks single show MCG record but Madonna and The Stones sold more tickets

Eminem has broken a Melbourne Cricket Ground record for ticket sales for a single show but Madonna and the Rolling Stones sold more tickets during their 1993 and 1995 tours.

February 25, 2019
Ariana Grande thank u next
Australian Charts: Ariana Grande ‘thank u, next’ spends second week on top

This week Ariana Grande logs her longest run at No.1 in Australia as her fifth studio album "thank u, next" holds for a second week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart, plus it's sold enough in the past two weeks to be certified Gold (●) in sales this week.

February 24, 2019
Ariana Grande thank u next
Australian Charts : Ariana Grande 7 Rings is number one song for fifth week

The Ariana Grande track "7 Rings" retains it hold at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for a fifth straight week, plus the track lands its first sales certification and is newly ▲Platinum in sales.

February 24, 2019
Ariana Grande thank u next
Australian Charts: Ariana Grande thank u, next Debuts at No 1

The fifth studio album for Ariana Grande called "thank u, next" enters at the top of the charts here in Australia, plus also in England and New Zealand.

February 18, 2019
Ariana Grande Sweetener
Australian Charts: Ariana Grande ‘7 Rings’ is number one for fifth week

Ariana Grande logs a fourth week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with her song "7 Rings", plus she is also joined at No.2 by one of the many tracks from her fifth album "thank u, next".

February 18, 2019
V Festival
Night Time Industry Association proposed 5-point plan for NSW Government

The Night Time Industries Association has delivered a five point plan to New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejeklian to try and focus her away from her ‘Footloose’ philosophy.

February 15, 2019
Ryan Bingham American Love Song
New Music Releases for 15 February 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Drake, Avril Lavigne, Heart (Live), Millencolin, RY X, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Florida Georgia Line, India Arie, Kiss (GH), The Beasts (of Bourbon), Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier, The Cat Empire, Methyl Ethel, Betty Who and the WOMAD 2019 & Triple J's Hottest 100 Vol.26 compilations.

February 15, 2019
Live Performance Australia
Evelyn Richardson of Live Performance Australia Urges NSW Premier to work with the Music Industry

Live Performance Australia Chief Executive Evelyn Richard has sent a public letter to the Premier of New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian to urge the Liberal Party leader to think before she acts on music policy.

February 14, 2019
Amy Shark
Vanda & Young Songwriting Contest is open for business in 2019

The Vanda & Young songwriting contest is happening again with Australian songwriters invited to submit songs for the worlds largest cash prize in the songwriting content … $50,000.

February 14, 2019
Sing A Song of Sixpence
Memo Music Hall showcases songwriters with Sing A Song of Sixpence nights

Memo Music Hall is handing over its space fortnightly to songwriters to showcase and readiest their new material.

February 13, 2019
Dont Kill Live Music
Don’t Kill Live Music Rally set for Sydney

The music industry of Australia will gather to support live music in NSW which has come under threat with its archaic 'Footloose'-like policy aimed to destroy the live music scene of New South Wales.

February 13, 2019