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Guy Sebastian Equals Abba For Number 1 Hits In Australia

Guy Sebastian scores his sixth No.1 single in Australia by debuting at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with his new track “Battle Scars”. He now sits in third position on the list of ‘Aussie’s with the Most No.1’s’ behind Delta Goodrem with eight and Kylie Minogue with ten.

August 19, 2012
The Sapphires, Noise11, Photo
The Sapphires Becomes First Soundtrack Since Mamma Mia To Reach No 1

The new Australian feature film “The Sapphires” debuted at No.2 on the box-office report last week (with $2.475 million behind Dark Knight Rises’ $2.9 million), and this week on the ARIA Albums Chart, the soundtrack jumps up to No.1 becoming the first film soundtrack to make it to No.1 this decade, and the first locally produced soundtrack in over eleven years to claim a No.1 spot.

August 19, 2012
Ricki-Lee, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Bloc Party, Ricki-Lee, Yeasayer Lead New Releases

It’s a bumper week, with everyone from Bloc Party to Ricki-Lee to Yeasayer to The Wiggles releasing new albums.

August 17, 2012
Emeli Sande
Olympics Closing Ceremony Creates UK Hits for Emeli Sande, Elbow and Kate Bush

Songs performed and played at the Olympic Closing Ceremony yesterday are dominating the UK iTunes chart today (August 14).

August 14, 2012
Brent Grulke 2011, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
R.I.P. Brent Grulke Of SXSW

There is sad news for the music industry to report this morning. Brent Grulke, the creative director of SXSW, has died at the age of 52.

August 14, 2012
360 at the Independent Music Awards - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Seventh Annual Jagermeister Independent Music Awards Announced

The first details for the 2012 Jagermeister Independent Music Awards have been announced.

August 13, 2012
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NIMAS, The Complete Winners List With The Medics, Gurrumul, Jimmy Little

The Medics, Gurrumul and Jimmy Little were all honoured last night (August 11) at the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAS) in Darwin.

August 12, 2012
Ed Sheeran, Photo Image Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Ed Sheeran Has The Number One Album In Australia

Ed Sheeran’s “+” (plus and/or positive) jumps up two places to land at No.1 after forty-six weeks within the Top 100, becoming the equal-fifth longest climb to No.1 in ARIA Chart history (1983 to 2012). The album originally debuted at No.1 in the UK last September, but did take 39 weeks to climb to the top in Ireland, where it went back to No.1 this week.

August 12, 2012
Justice Crew - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Justice Crew Boom Boom Stays No. 1 On ARIA Chart

“Boom Boom” for local dance troupe Justice Crew holds at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a second week, in fact the entire top three from last week stay put this week, Maroon 5’s “One More Night” equaling the two-weeks-at-No.2 “Payphone” (TW-19) achieved back in June, whilst former No.1 “Some Nights” for fun. holds at No.3 after its two weeks at the top.

August 12, 2012
Carly Rae Jepsen - Image By Ros O'Gorman photos
Carly Rae Jepsen Overtakes Gotye For Longest Run At No 1

‘Call Me Baby’ by Carly Rae Jepsen has just overtaken Gotye ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ as the longest running number one song of 2012 on the Billboard chart.

August 11, 2012
The Rubens
The Rubens Sign With Umbrella Management

The Rubens have joined the Umbrella Management roster for Australia and New Zealand.

August 8, 2012
Helpmann Awards Nominations Announcement, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Foo Fighters, Prince, Roger Waters, Sade Compete for Helpmann Awards

National concerts by Prince, Roger Waters, Foo Fighters and Sade have been short-listed for a Helpmann Award.

August 7, 2012
Polyester Records
Polyester Records Launches Vinyl Label

Melbourne indie record store institution Polyester Records launches a new vinyl label.

August 7, 2012
Musexpo 2013
Musexpo 2013 Dates Announced

Musexpo 2013 will take place in Los Angeles from May 5. Here is the official announcement:

August 6, 2012
Paul Dainty - image by Ros O'Gorman
Dainty Group Ads Two More Execs

Paul Dainty has announced the appointment of Craig Hartenstine and Ben Shepherd to the Dainty Group.

August 6, 2012
Karise Eden My Journey images photos
Karise Eden Makes 6 Weeks At No 1 For ARIA

Karise Eden’s “My Journey” spends its sixth straight week at No.1 on the ARIA Albums chart, and also picks up a second Platinum sales certification. That album now becomes the longest continuous chart run this year (Adele has had two runs of four week’s, and a total of nine weeks at No.1 this year), and the longest run at the top since Adele’s eight week stretch from last September.

August 5, 2012
Justice Crew - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Justice Crew Become First Aussie Band With No 1 Single In 5 Years

Justice Crew become the first Australian group to hit No.1 in over five years, as their fourth single “Boom Boom” climbs to No.1 this week and lands a Platinum sales certification too.

August 5, 2012
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Collarts Students To Present Collaboration Performance

Students from Collarts, the Australian College of the Arts, have two nights locked in to perform their group and solo showcase ‘Collaboration’.

August 2, 2012
Rocksmith Guitar-Learning Video Game Launches In Australia

Guitar Hero-style game, Rocksmith, actually teaches you how to play guitar and will launch in Australia next month.

August 2, 2012
Mushroom Publishing Signs Zoophyte

Melbourne rock band Zoophyte has signed with Mushroom Publishing.

August 2, 2012
RedOne To Launch TalkBack And Mohombi With Cash Money

Grammy winner RedOne has joined Cash Money Records to launch wto new acts Mohombi and TalkBack.

August 2, 2012
Frank Turner
Mike Oldfield, Underworld, Frank Turner Sales Skyrocket After Olympic Opening

Following the Olympics Opening Ceremony, the performing artists’ sales have risen by up to 700%.

August 1, 2012
Darryl Cotton
Darryl Cotton Funeral To Be Held Wednesday

The funeral of Darryl Cotton will be held in Melbourne on Wednesday, August 1.

July 30, 2012
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ARIA Number One Is Still fun

Current tourist’s fun. stay on top of the ARIA Singles Chart for a second week with their second No.1 “Some Nights”, but challenging for the lead this week are local dance troupe Justice Crew who jump up five places to No.2 with “Boom Boom”, another chart career high for the group who three weeks ago scored their first Top 10 entry with this single.

July 29, 2012
Karise Eden My Journey images photos
Karise Eden Makes It Five Weeks At No 1 On ARIA

Karise Eden’s “My Journey” album stays on top of the ARIA Albums Chart for a fifth consecutive week, now equaling Damien Leith’s “The Winners Journey” (from 18-Dec-2006) five week stretch at the top for ‘Reality Show Winners (local) Longest No.1 Albums’.

July 29, 2012
Darryl Cotton
Darryl Cotton Has Passed Away At Age 62

Australian singer and actor Darryl Cotton has lost his battle with liver cancer at the age of 62.

July 27, 2012
Steve Earle, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Steve Earle Announced As BIGSOUND Keynote Speaker

Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Steve Earle will be the opening keynote speaker at the BIGSOUND music conference in Brisbane in September.

July 25, 2012
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ARIA #1 Chart Awards Announced

The ARIA #1 Chart Awards will return on August 10 to honour local artists who have had a number one single, album or music DVD between August 2010 and August 2012.

July 25, 2012
Karise Eden My Journey images photos
Karise Eden Welcomes Darren Percival, Rachael Leahcar and Sarah De Bono To ARIA Chart

Karise Eden’s “My Journey” album holds for a fourth consecutive week at No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, as her former competitors debut all below her, giving us four acts from ‘The Voice’ within the Top 10 this week, something which Australian Idol could only do once with two albums from two former acts (winner Guy Sebastian & runner-up Shannon Noll for a single week in April of 2004).

July 22, 2012
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fun. Bumps Pink From Number One On ARIA Chart

Fun become the second act this year and the second group this decade to score two No.1 singles, as their new track “Some Nights” moves up a spot to the top of the ARIA Singles Chart this week. Earlier in the year they hit No.1 with “We Are Young”, which held the top spot for three weeks from mid-March, and it holds at No.41 for another week.

July 22, 2012