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Bluesfest Makes Pollstar International Music Festival Of The Year Shortlist

Pollstar, America’s prestigious music industry trade publication, has named Bluesfest as one of the best International Music Festivals of 2012.

February 8, 2013
Pink Floyd
Warner Music Buys Parlophone For $744 Million

Parlophone Records, the only record label smart enough to sign The Beatles, has been sold to Warner Music for £487 million ($AUD744 million).

February 8, 2013
Kylie Minogue joins Roc Nation
Kylie Minogue Signs With Jay Z’s Roc Nation

Kylie Minogue is making a serious attempt to take off in America. She has signed with Jay Z’s music label Roc Nation.

February 7, 2013
Apple
iTunes Sells Its 25 Billionth Download

iTunes has sold 25 billion downloads with ‘Money Dreams (Goksel Vancin Remix’ by Chase Buch being the title of the 25 billionth song sold.

February 7, 2013
Eric Burdon with Paul Cashmere at SXSW. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Eric Burdon Added As Featured Speaker At SXSW

The legendary Eric Burdon has been added as a speaker at SXSW next month in Austin, Texas.

February 7, 2013
ARIA, music news, noise11.com
Australian Music Sales Increased 4% in 2012

Music sales in Australia in 2012 increased by 4% giving the Australian Music Industry its first upward trend since 2009.

February 7, 2013
Michael Gudinski celebrates 40 years of Mushroom, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Michael Gudinski and Friends Celebrate 40 Years Of Mushroom

Michael Gudinski celebrated the 40th anniversary of the start of Mushroom with a 7-hour showcase of the labels new acts and the announcement of the promotion of his son, Matt.

February 6, 2013
Dan Sultan and Matt Gudinski, Mushroom 2013 Launch, Noise 11, photo Ros O'Gorman
Michael Gudinski Is Not Fucking Retiring And Signs Dan Sultan

Mushroom Records founder Michael Gudinski has made it official. He is “not fucking retiring”.

February 5, 2013
Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Dave Grohl And John Fogerty To Play SXSW

Dave Grohl has said in interviews that he will be showcasing his Sound City Players at SXSW next month and today John Fogerty let slip that he will be playing SXSW as well.

February 5, 2013
Aussie BBQ at SXSW, Noise11, Photo
SXSW Information Night For Sydney And Melbourne Tuesday Feb 12

SXSW registrants, showcasing acts and anyone considering heading to Austin for SXSW are invited to attend the Meet N Greet information night in Sydney and Melbourne next Tuesday.

February 5, 2013
Wagons at SXSW. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Henry Wagons To Play SXSW

Melbourne singer songwriter Henry Wagons has appeared on the SXSW Music schedule.

February 5, 2013
Flume, Noise11, Photo
Hottest 100 Sends Flume To No. 1 On ARIA Chart

Thanks to the multiple Triple J Hottest 100 for 2012 placements, local electro-lad Flume sees his self-titled album jump up fifteen places to No.1 this week.

February 3, 2013
Macklemore, music news, noise11
Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Have The Two Top Songs On ARIA

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis stay atop the ARIA Singles chart for a third week with their second No.1 “Same Love”.

February 3, 2013
Flume, Noise11, Photo
Flume, Tame Impala, The Presets Added To AMP Shortlist

Five more acts including Flume, Tame Impala and The Presets have been added to the Australian Music Prize (AMP) Shortlist.

February 2, 2013
Mel Greig and Michael Christian
Austereo Royal Pranksters Escape Prosecution

2DAY jocks Mel Greig and Michael Christian will not face charges for the royal prank that led to the death of a British nurse last December.

February 2, 2013
Aussie BBQ at SXSW, Noise11, Photo
Australia Prepares For The Aussie BBQ At SXSW

Australian acts will once again take over Austin, Texas on March 16 for one of SXSW’s hottest events, The Aussie BBQ.

February 1, 2013
Amanda Palmer image
Amanda Palmer To Speak At SXSW

Amanda Palmer will tell the story of how she did the business her way at SXSW in March.

February 1, 2013
EMI images photo noise11.com
Universal To Appoint New EMI Head For Australia

Universal Music has confirmed that the take-over of EMI Records in Australia is now complete and that that Marketing, Promotions and A&R will continue to run separately but under Universal management.

January 31, 2013
Elvis Costello, Photo By Ros OGorman, Noise11
Jeff Martin and Pete Murray To Play For SLAM Day

Over 200 Australian venues have signed up for SLAM Day 2013 with new acts being added every day and today you can add Pete Murray and Jeff Martin to the list.

January 31, 2013
EMI images photo noise11.com
Universal Absorbs EMI And Then There Were Three

There are now three major music labels in Australia following the absorption of EMI into Universal Music this week.

January 31, 2013
Jimmy Little and Buzz Bidstrup photo by Ros O'Gorman
Jimmy Little Foundation And Warner Music Announce Jimmy Little Grant

Before Jimmy Little passed away in April, 2012 he set up a charity to help children and the indigenous people that will continue on in his name. That includes the announcement today of the Jimmy Little Grant.

January 30, 2013
Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Photo By Ros OGorman
Elvis Costello and The Imposters Put Support Into Slam Day

Elvis Costello and The Imposters have thrown their support behind the National Slam Day 2013.

January 29, 2013
Lindy Morrison
Lindy Morrison Awarded Order Of Australia Honor

Lindy Morrison, drummer for The Go-Betweens from 1980-1989 and now board member of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA), was awarded the Order of Australia on Australia Day.

January 28, 2013
Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox
Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox Stay No 1 On Aria Albums

Bruno Mars stays atop the ARIA Albums chart this week with his “Unorthodox Jukebox” album.

January 27, 2013
Macklemore, music news, noise11
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Same Love Stays On Top Of ARIA Chart

Macklemore not only cements himself and Ryan Lewis at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for a second week with their second consecutive No.1 song “Same Love”, the track also moves from gold to Platinum in sales.

January 27, 2013
Blue Sky Riders
Kenny Loggins’ Blue Sky Riders To Play SXSW

Kenny Loggins will showcase his new band Blue Sky Riders at SXSW in March.

January 24, 2013
The Rubens, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
The Rubens Sign With Warner Brothers USA

Australia’s The Rubens have signed with Warner Brothers Records in the USA.

January 24, 2013
Nick Cave, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds To Showcase At SXSW

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will showcase their new album ‘Push The Sky Away’ at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.

January 24, 2013
A$AP Rocky, Noise11, Photo
A$AP Rocky Debuts At Top Of American Chart

A$AP Rocky will have the number one album in America by week’s end. ‘Long.Live.A$AP’ is outselling everything in its path in the US this week.

January 23, 2013
Clive Davis photo by Fadil Berisha
Clive Davis Announced As SXSW Speaker

Music industry legend Clive Davies has been named as the featured speaker for South By Southwest (SXSW) 2013.

January 23, 2013