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Karise Eden Makes Up Over 20% Of Top 500 Sales

The Voice Australia winner Karise Eden sales last week made up more than 20% of the Top 500 songs, while songs from The Voice made up over 25% of sales.

June 25, 2012
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The Voice Winner Karise Eden Debuts With 3 Songs On ARIA

The winner of the first Australian edition of The Voice was crowned on Monday night (18th June, 2012), and the winner Karise Eden not only debuts at No.1 with her version of the song “Stay With Me Baby” (only previous version to chart in Australia was The Walker Brothers in 1967 version HP-45), she also lands two more debuts within the Top 10, and has a total of eight songs within the Top 40. 

June 24, 2012
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Justin Bieber Believe Debuts At No. 1

Justin Bieber’s third album becomes his second No.1 album here in Australia, as “Believe” debuts at No.1 this week, also becoming the 309th No.1 debut and the fifth consecutive top-spot debut.

June 24, 2012
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Hungry Kids Of Hungary Sign Publishing Deal, Play New Songs

Brisbane indie pop champs Hungry Kids Of Hungry sign a publishing deal with Alberts and play three new songs live.

June 22, 2012
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BIGSOUND Features Henry Wagons, Kate Miller-Heidke, Ball Park Music

The first round of artists for BIGSOUND 2012 has been announced with Henry Wagons, Kate Miller-Heidke and Noise11 favs Ball Park Music all scheduled to showcase.

June 20, 2012
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Missy Higgins Maintains Number One Spot Over Xavier Rudd

Missy Higgins has the number one album in Australia again this week keeping Xavier Rudd away from achieving his first chart topper.

June 17, 2012
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Usher On Track For Number One Debut

Usher will have the number one album in America next week despite a massive drop in first week sales since his last album.

June 17, 2012
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Neil Young, Beach Boys And Joe Walsh Have Best Debuts In Decades

What a week for veteran artists. The Beach Boys debut at number 3, the highest that they have ever placed an album in its first week, with That's Why God Made the Radio.

June 16, 2012
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ABC Radio’s Alan Saunders Dies Suddenly

Dr Alan Saunders, a veteran of ABC Radio in Australia for the past 25 years, died suddenly in Sydney on Thursday after catching pneumonia.

June 16, 2012
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Carly Rae Jepsen Knocks Gotye From Number One In America

Justin Bieber protégé Carly Rae Jepsen has knocked Gotye from the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

June 14, 2012
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Adele Ties With Saturday Night Fever And Purple Rain In USA

Adele ‘21’ has returned to the number one spot on the American chart this week equalling her weeks at number one with the Saturday Night Fever and Purple Rain soundtracks.

June 13, 2012
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Sydney’s Iconic Venue The Basement Is For Sale

One of Sydney's most loved music venues The Basement is for sale.

June 12, 2012
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Ding Dong Relaunches With Mark Lanegan And Stonefield

The Ding Dong Lounge has been renovated and will relaunch with exclusive Mark Lanegan and Stonefield shows.

June 12, 2012
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APRA CEO Brett Cottle Awarded Queen’s Honour

Brett Cottle, the Chief Executive for the Australian Performing Rights Association, has been awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) by Queen Elizabeth II in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

June 11, 2012
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Missy Higgins Debuts At One With 15k Sales

Missy Higgins has the number one album in Australia this week after 15,321 fans went out and bought her ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ album in the past week.

June 10, 2012
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Shock Launches New Heavy Music Label Halfcut Records

Shock launches their new Halfcut label with heavyweight releases from Gallows, Heroes For Hire and While She Sleeps.

June 6, 2012
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Universal Music Publishing Signs The Aston Shuffle

Canberra’s electronic music band The Aston Shuffle have signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing.

June 6, 2012
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Jackson Firebird Is Warner Music’s New Cock Rock Band

Australia has a new Cock Rock band and the name of the band is Jackson Firebird.

June 6, 2012
Microsoft Kill Off Zune, Announce Xbox Music

Microsoft have dumped touted iPod-killer Zune for a new Xbox Music service.

June 5, 2012
2ST turns 40
Happy 40th Radio 2ST

Radio station 2ST, based in the NSW city of Nowra, turns 40 years old today.

June 4, 2012
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One Direction’s DVD Goes Six Times Platinum In First Week

Pretty faces on screen help boy band sensation One Direction hit the top of the DVD charts and go six times platinum.

June 4, 2012
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John Mayer Tops This Week’s ARIA Chart

John Mayer leads a refreshed line-up on this week’s ARIA Chart wrap.

June 4, 2012
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Amanda Palmer’s Kickstarter Hits $1 Million

Former Dresden Doll Amanda Palmer has earned $1 million towards her next projects through Kickstarter.

May 30, 2012
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Falls Festival Gets Philanthropic Support

A leading Australian philanthropist has backed the annual New Year’s Falls Music And Arts Festival.

May 30, 2012
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Gotye Wins APRA Music Award, Complete Winners List

Gotye’s award winning year continues with his latest grab, the honors at the APRA Music Awards.

May 29, 2012
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Why The Voice Is A Piece of Crap And Should Be Treated As Such

Why are people in the music industry even watching that piece of crap called The Voice? The Voice, like Australian Idol before it, is a shallow TV template that is designed to generate ratings for TV and revenue for production houses, not careers for artists.

May 28, 2012
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The Temper Trap Debut At Number One In Australia

The Temper Trap’s self-titled album has debuted at number one in Australia. Not only that, it was the only album in Australia to sell more than 10,000 units last week.

May 28, 2012
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Paul Dainty Consortium Acquires Aztec Music

A consortium led by Paul Dainty has acquired the assets of Aztec Music. Aztec was placed into receivership in March, 2012.

May 26, 2012
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Break A Leg Named Winner 5 For Red Bull Bedroom Jam

Moruya, NSW band Break A Leg have become the 5th and final act to be named for the Red Bull Bedroom Jam.

May 25, 2012
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UK Dance Label Cr2 Launches In Australia

British electronic music label Cr2 has set up shop in Australia.

May 23, 2012