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Cazzette
Spotify Plans To Break Sweden’s Cazzette

Spotify is about to test its ability to break an unknown act with the exclusive release of Sweden’s Cazzette.

November 9, 2012
Emma Louise, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
SXSW Announce Seth Sentry, Emma-Louise, The Chevelles and Vaudeville Smash

SXSW has confirmed the first acts for 2013 with Australia’s Seth Sentry, Emma-Louise, The Chevelles, San Cisco and Vaudeville Smash heading to Austin for festival showcases.

November 9, 2012
Rolling Stones GRRR
LISTEN: The Rolling Stones One More Shot

The Rolling Stones have released ‘One More Shot’, the second of their two new songs from the ‘GRRR’ album.

November 8, 2012
Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones images by Ros O'Gorman, noise11.com, photo
Counter Productive: The Stones Vs The Beatles – Midnight Rambling By Frog

I’m going to state an opinion that might shock you. I’ve honestly been thinking about it for a while now, and I figure that with the release of their new compilation, now’s a great time for us to talk about it.

November 8, 2012
Parkway Drive Atlas
Australia’s Parkway Drive Debuts On US Chart

Parkway Drive, from Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia, will debut in the Top 30 in the USA this week.

November 7, 2012
Taylor Swift - Red
Taylor Swift Keeps US No 1, Rod Stewart And Neil Young Debut Top 10

Taylor Swift was an easy winning again this week on the US chart. ‘Red’ sold 331,000 units and despite a 73% drop in sales from last week still managed to sell double the sales for no. 2’s Meek Mill debut.

November 7, 2012
Nona Hendryx Mutastis Mutandis
Counter Productive: Nona Hendryx Tales From Retail

It's funny how the music industry works. One day I'm listening to Mac Cocker on JJJ playing this fabulous new record by Nona Hendryx, the next, I find I'm selling it because I'm working at RCA.

November 6, 2012
Billy Hyde Stage Systems
Soundwave Boss Buys Allans Billy Hyde Stage Systems

According to a statement on their website, Billy Hyde Stage Systems is now an independent company, with Soundwave/Harvest Backline Manager, Billy Hibben, announced as national manager.

November 6, 2012
Hey Jude, The Beatles first Apple record
Apple Inc Now Owns Beatles Apple Logo

Apple Inc now legally owns the Apple Corps logo. The Californian computer company now controls The Beatles iconic Granny Smith.

November 6, 2012
Russell Morris, Long Way To The Top: Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Counter Productive: Russell Morris Tales From Retail

I've been in retail a while now, and it's not as easy as people think. In fact it's actually quite hard, in music retail I mean. On one hand you're facing the wholesalers, filtering through their messages and priorities, and turning 180 degrees, you're facing the people that make it all worthwhile-the public. Sometimes.

November 5, 2012
Mick Thomas at Noise11.com
Melbourne Airport Set To Rock During Melbourne Music Week

Music Victoria will bring live music to Melbourne’s Tullamarine International Airport during the busiest two weeks of music in the city.

November 5, 2012
Garbage, music news, noise11.com
Grammy.com The Word From Garbage

When Garbage released ‘Not Your Kind Of People’ this year it was their first album together in seven years.

November 4, 2012
Deep Purple: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
PSY Had The Most Read Story On Noise11 Last Week

In Noise11 music news this week the story of PSY’s ARIA dominance generated the most eyeballs and news of the Black Sabbath tour came in a close second.

November 4, 2012
Taylor Swift, Noise11, Photo
Taylor Swift Red Spends Second Week Atop ARIA Chart

Taylor Swift remains “Red” for a second week at No.1 on the ARIA Albums chart this week, becoming her longest run at the top of our charts, as her previous No.1 “Speak Now” only lasted one week at the top back in November of 2010. The album also selling enough this week to pick up a Platinum sales certification.

November 4, 2012
Psy
PSY Tops ARIA Singles For 6th Week

PSY’s sixth week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with “Gangnam Style” elevates the song to equal second longest running chart-topper for 2012, matching the six weeks achieved by “Wild Ones” for Flo Rida and Sia (Jan/Feb) and then “Battle Scars” for Guy Sebastian and Lupe Fiasco (Aug/Sept).

November 4, 2012
Gary Clarke Jnr: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Grammy.com Presents Gary Clark Jr The Word Up From Down Under

Gary Clark Jr is the first featured artist in the Grammy.com interview series The Word Up From Down Under, with Noise11.

November 3, 2012
MusiCares Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund
MusiCares Launches Hurricane Sandy Relief

MusiCares has established a fund to support people in the music community affected by Hurricane Sandy.

November 3, 2012
Kimbra - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Kimbra and Six60 Dominate The 2012 New Zealand Music Awards

The 2012 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards were presented on Thursday night, with Six60 staying true to their name by winning six Tuis, including Single of the Year and Best Group, while Kimbra took home five awards, including Best Female Solo Artist and Album of the Year, for her internationally successful Vows.

November 3, 2012
Alt-J
Alt-J: “We bloody won the Mercury!!!”

Alternative indie pop quartet, Alt-J, last night won the highly coveted U.K. Barclaycard Mercury Prize for their debut album, An Awesome Wave.

November 2, 2012
Tame Impala, Noise11, Photo
Gotye, Tame Impala Amongst First Round J Award Nominees For 2012

First round nominations for the 2012 J Awards have been announced today, with Tame Impala amongst the nominees for Australian Album of the Year and Goyte nominated for Australian Music Video of the Year.

November 2, 2012
Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Album Makes Chart Record

Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar's album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, has had a huge week in the U.S., debuting with more than 241,000 in sales and giving him the highest selling album for a new artist in 2012.

November 1, 2012
Taylor Swift - Red
Taylor Swift Paints iTunes Red As Her New Album Debut Breaks Records

With over 1.2 million copies downloaded last week, Taylor Swift's latest album, Red, has scored the highest SoundScan sales week in over a decade and has set the record for the highest worldwide digital album sales debut in iTunes history.

November 1, 2012
Clare Bowditch: Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Clare Bowditch and Kutcha Edwards Prepare For AWME Showcases

Clare Bowditch will team up with Christine Salem of Reunion Island and Kutcha Edwards will perform with Boubacar Trare of Mali for the Australasian World Music Expo next week in Melbourne.

October 31, 2012
Disney buys Star Wars
Disney Buys Star Wars And Episode 7 Is Coming

George Lucas has sold his company Lucasfilms to Disney, passing on his Star Wars empire to a new generation of film makers.

October 31, 2012
Taylor Swift, Noise11, Photo
Taylor Swift On Track To Sell 1,000,000 This Week

Taylor Swift ‘Red’ will sell over 1,000,000 units in its first week on sale in the USA.

October 30, 2012
Ford John Farnham ad
The John Farnham Ford Ad, Tell Us What You Think

Ford has chosen John Farnham to sell its new SYNC technology but the advertising industry is torn between “brilliant” and “horrid”.

October 28, 2012
Pacha at the ivy, Sydney
Justin Hemmes Promises Pacha For ivy

Sydney is promised “a mad burlesque of circus” when Pacha opens at the ivy nightclub soon.

October 28, 2012
Hungry Kids of Hungry unveil plaque in Brunswick St Mall
Hungry Kids Of Hungary And Emma Louise Star in Brisbane Walk Of Fame

Hungry Kids Of Hungary and Emma Louise have joined the Bee Gees, Powderfinger and Savage Garden with their own stars in the Walk Of Fame in Brisbane’s Brunswick St Mall in Fortitude Valley,

October 28, 2012
Suzie Howie at a Mary Poppins rehearsal: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Suzie Howie Farewelled With Standing Ovation At Her Curtain Call

The last show star publicist Suzie Howie worked on was A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. At the opening night performance last night in Melbourne, she was farewelled with a standing ovation.

October 28, 2012
Robert Plant. image by Haylee Cashmere, Noise11, photo
Robert Plant To Play Bluesfest

Bluesfest’s Peter Noble has caught his “great white whale”. After years of persevering Robert Plant will play at Bluesfest in 2013.

October 28, 2012