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Boy and Bear Harlequin Dream, Noise11, photo
Boy And Bear Prep For Australian Number One Debut

Sydney band Boy & Bear will have Australia’s biggest selling album this week by the end of today.

August 24, 2013
Katy Perry. image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Katy Perry Roars Past Lady Gaga

Katy Perry ‘Roar’ will easily top the Australian singles chart this weekend while Lady Gaga ‘Applause’ won’t even make the Top 10.

August 24, 2013
Chris Martin, Coldplay. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
New Releases For August 23, 2013

New Releases for week commencing Friday 23rd August, 2013 (unless otherwise noted below).

August 23, 2013
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Dan Rosen and Artist Manager John Watson To Speak At Face The Music

The Face The Music conference has announced the first round of speakers with ARIA’s Dan Rosen and John Watson of Eleven/John Watson Management heading up with list.

August 21, 2013
Robert Plant, Australian Tour 2013, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Bluesfest First Announcement Due Next Week

Bluesfest will announce the first round of artists next Tuesday, August 27.

August 21, 2013
Boy and Bear Harlequin Dream, Noise11, photo
Midweek Chart Boy and Bear Look Good For Top Album

It’s a small race for the No.1 album spot this week between local favorites Boy & Bear with their second album “Harlequin Dream” and US rapper and OddFuture member Earl Sweatshirt with his second album “Doris”, which features Frank Ocean, Tyler the Creator, Mac Miller and RZA.

August 21, 2013
Status Quo Coles ad, Noise11, photo
Status Quo Reputation Goes Down Down Further In New Ad

One-time British rock legends Status Quo have lowered their reputation “down down” even further. Their latest supermarket ad is horrible.

August 21, 2013
Cold Chisel - Photo By Ros O'Gorman Noise11.com
Cold Chisel Leaves Warner And Starts New Label

After 35 years and 6 million album sales Cold Chisel have left Warner Music to start their own label.

August 21, 2013
triple j, Noise11, photo
Triple J Perth Win Is A Wake-Up Call For Commercial Radio

Triple J is Perth’s number one radio station and that is a real slap in the face for commercial radio stations.

August 21, 2013
Dan Sultan and Matt Gudinski, Mushroom 2013 Launch, Noise 11, photo Ros O'Gorman
Dan Sultan Records With Kings Of Leon Producer In Nashville

Melbourne singer songwriter Dan Sultan has been working on his third album in Nashville with Kings of Leon producer Jacquire King.

August 19, 2013
Lady Gaga, ARTPOP, Applause, Noise11, Photo
Lady Gaga Applause Flops With Fans

Lady Gaga fans have given her new single more of a slow clap than applause. The preview song from Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’ album is stiffing with the fans.

August 19, 2013
Rufus Atlas, Noise11, Photo
ARIA Albums: RÜFÜS Debuts At Number One

Sydney indie-dance trio RÜFÜS take out the new No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums chart with their debut album “Atlas”, becoming the 678th album to reach the top of the Australian Albums Chart (1965 to 2013) and the 537th for ARIA (1983 to 2013).

August 18, 2013
Jason Derulo, Photo Ros O'Gorman
ARIA Singles: Jason DeRulo Debuts At Number One

Jason DeRulo gains a bunch of second achievements this week, as his new single “Talk Dirty” featuring 2 Chainz enters at No.1, becoming his second No.1 and his second to debut at the top, plus it’s the second song of the year to enter at the top of the charts.

August 17, 2013
Evermore Global Citizen Festival, Noise11, Photo
Evermore Take Part For Australia In Global Poverty Project

Evermore have contributed to the Global Poverty Project with the song ‘One Love’ and will perform at the Golden Citizen Festival from Melbourne in September.

August 17, 2013
Katie Noonan, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Katie Noonan To Host Sunday Morning On ABC Classic FM This Weekend

Katie Noonan will become a radio presenter this weekend when she takes to the microphone to host the ‘Sunday Morning’ program on ABC Classical this Sunday.

August 16, 2013
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High Court Rejects Commercial Radio Streaming Application In Favour of Artists and Labels

The Australian High Court has ruled in favour of artists and recording labels and rejected an application by Commercial Radio Australia for a leave application that internet streaming simulcasts be covered by existing broadcast licences.

August 16, 2013
Jason Singh, Noise11, Photo
New Music Releases For August 16, 2013

Boy & Bear, Yellowcard, Slim Dusty all have new albums out this week. Jason Singh, Sting and Arctic Monkeys lead the singles releases.

August 16, 2013
Robert Conley, Isabella Manfredi and Brett Cottle of APRA AMCOS CEO, Noise11, Photo
The Preatures Isabella Manfredi Wins Vanda and Young Song Contest

Sydney singer/songwriter Isabella Manfredi from The Preatures has been announced as the winner of the 2013 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition.

August 16, 2013
Paul McCartney photo by Karen Freedman, Noise11, Photo
Paul McCartney To Perform At iHeartRADIO Music Festival

Paul McCartney will join the massive two-day line-up for the iHeartRADIO Music Festival in Las Vegas in September.

August 15, 2013
Nick Cave Push the Sky Away
Nick Cave, Bob Evans Make The Australian Music Prize Longlist

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Bob Evans are just two of the artists named for the Australian Music Prize longlist.

August 15, 2013
Eyal Levi, Noise11, Photo
CreativeLIVE To Launch Music Education Channel

Live education platform CreativeLIVE will launch a music education channel in September with key music identities as the speakers.

August 15, 2013
Rufus Atlas, Noise11, Photo
Midweek Chart Report: RÜFÜS Target No 1

Sydney indie-dance trio RÜFÜS look set to take the No.1 albums spot this week with their debut album “Atlas”, a brilliant sounding mix between Coldplay, Cut N’ Copy and The Presets (in my opinion).

August 14, 2013
360 at the Independent Music Awards - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
CUB To Sponsor Independent Music Awards

Carlton Dry is the new sponsor for The Independent Music Awards.

August 14, 2013
Megan Washington. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Megan Washington To Play Three Intimate Shows

Megan Washington will return to the stage in September to showcase songs from her second album.

August 13, 2013
Lucy Mason, Noise11, Photo
Sydney’s Lucy Mason Wins UK Songwriting Contest

Sydney singer/songwriter Lucy Mason has won a 2013 UK Songwriting Contest with her song ‘Sirens’.

August 13, 2013
Avicii, Noise11, Photo
ARIA Chart: Avicii Is Still Tops

Avicii and Aloe Blacc reign supreme for a sixth consecutive week atop the ARIA Singles Chart.

August 11, 2013
Pink photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
ARIA Chart Report: Pink The Truth About Love Is Number One For 9th Week

Pink holds onto the No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums chart this week with her set “The Truth About Love”, making it a ninth accumulated week at the top, equaling the time her previous album “Funhouse” (TW-67) spent at No.1 (Nov to Dec 08).

August 11, 2013
Jessica Mauboy, Noise11, Photo
Jessica Mauboy, Archie Roach Win National Indigenous Music Award

The National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) were held in Darwin on Saturday night and Jessica Mauboy was the winner of the major award ‘National Artist of the Year’.

August 10, 2013
Zoot Live The Reunion, Noise11, Photo
Zoot, Diesel, Rufus – Music New Releases For August 9, 2013

New Releases for week commencing Friday 9th August, 2013 (unless otherwise noted below).

August 10, 2013
Avicii, Noise11, Photo
Midweek Chart Report: Avicii Looks Like Doing It Again

Avicii looks set for a sixth week at No.1 in Australia with his track “Wake Me Up”, whilst Lorde could retain the No.2 spot with her EP “The Love Club” featuring ‘Royals’, although the gap between the top two is closing.

August 7, 2013