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Adele, Ed Sheeran, PJ Harvey Pick up Ivor Novello Awards

The 57th Ivor Novello Awards have been announced. Ed Sheeran got one, so did PJ Harvey and Adele got the big one for Songwriter of the Year.

May 18, 2012
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Michael Chugg and Peter Noble Wage War On Byron Bay Council

It appears the Byron Bay council in their wisdom have allocated a quota for the number of Festivals allowed in the town and that means shows meant for Byron Bay cannot go ahead because the quota has been filled.

May 17, 2012
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Michael Buble Is The Face Of Smooth FM

The DMG radio network has opened up the cheque-book and signed Michael Buble as the face of their Smooth FM stations.

May 17, 2012
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Adele Is Two Weeks Away From Dire Straits Record

Adele ‘21’ is number one again in Australia making it 32 weeks in total on top of the Australian chart.

May 14, 2012
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Bill Walsh Sells His Share of Cherry Bar

After 12 years, Bill Walsh of Cosmic Psychos fame has sold his share in Melbourne’s iconic Cherry Bar.

May 11, 2012
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Beastie Boys Albums Shoot Back Into The Charts

Following the death of Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boys get seven albums back in the Billboard 200.

May 10, 2012
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George Michael Fans Furious At eBay And Scalpers

Tickets for George Michael’s Australia tour went on sale at midday today and by 12:15pm almost 50 tickets were being scalped on eBay for up to 300% above face value.

May 10, 2012
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Live Nation Acquires Creamfields Music Festival

The company behind Creamfield’s, the world’s big electronic music festival, has been acquired by Live Nation.

May 10, 2012
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Gotye Video Passes 200m YouTube Views

Gotye feat. Kimbra’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ video has passed the 200,000,000 YouTube views benchmark.

May 9, 2012
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Amanda Palmer Could Raise $1 Million For Next Record

When Amanda Palmer took to to raise money for next album she raised over $100,000 in the first week. One week in, she has raised $598,142. Before the end of this month, Amanda Palmer may very well raise $1,000,000. That is a lot more than what a major label would put up these days.

May 9, 2012
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Triple J Remains Strong In Second Radio Survey

The fickle radio audience has once again been dial swapping across Australia’s cap cities, according to figures released for the second survey of 2012 but youth network Triple J is continuing to challenge the big budget commercial networks.

May 8, 2012
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Joel Madden Joins Song Summit

Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden has been added to APRA/AMCOS Song Summit in Sydney.

May 8, 2012
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Michael Parisi’s Wunderkind Signs With Mushroom Group

Wunderkind, the new label from former Festival Mushroom Managing Director Michael Parisi, has signed a joint venture deal with Michael Gudinski’s The Mushroom Group.

May 8, 2012
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One Direction Stay Atop The ARIA Chart

One Direction keep dominating, but Norah Jones and Santigold make a good showing on this week’s ARIA chart wrap.

May 7, 2012
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Sydney To Host ARIA Awards For Three More Years

The ARIA Awards will remain in Sydney until at least 2014.

May 6, 2012
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Young Talent Time Wins In Quality But Fails In Ratings

The revival of Young Talent Tim was a ratings disappointment for Network TEN with the final show attracting less than half the audience it started with at the beginning of the season.

May 5, 2012
BIGSOUND Extends Live Showcase Applications

BIGSOUND has extended the deadline to apply for a showcase for this year’s event until May 11.

May 4, 2012
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Australian Jazz Bell Award Winners Announced

The Australian Jazz Bell Awards celebrated its 10th anniversary with a gala dinner and awards ceremony last night at Melbourne’s Plaza Ballroom.

May 4, 2012
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Adele 21 Overtakes Michael Jackson Thriller Sales In UK

It's official. Adele '21' is now a bigger seller than Michael Jackson 'Thriller' in the UK.

May 4, 2012
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Marvin Priest Signs Worldwide Publishing Deal With Universal

Singer / Songwriter Marvin Priest has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group.

May 3, 2012
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Barry O’Farrell Names Jimmy Little JC Williamson Award Recipient

The late Jimmy Little AO has been announced as a recipient for the JC Williamson Award to be presented at the Helpmann Awards in September.

May 3, 2012
Stonefield To Headline Pure Pop Records Benefit

Sisters will be doing it for Pure Pop Records with Stonefield announced as the headline act for the PurePop Raise The Roof benefit next week in St Kilda.

May 3, 2012
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Matt Corby Stoked At APRA Nomination

Matt Corby has called his APRA Song for the Year nomination "a privilege".

May 2, 2012
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Gotye, Kimbra, Matt Corby, Lanie Lane and The Beards Nominated for APRA Song of the Year

Kimbra will compete against Gotye featuring Kimbra as well as Matt Corby, Lanie Lane and The Beards for the APRA Song of the Year.

May 2, 2012
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Dave Grohl Enlists Music Royalty For Sound City Documentary

Dave Grohl reveals the trailer for a doco on legendary studio Sound City, featuring Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor and more.

May 2, 2012
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Jack White Blunderbuss Debuts At One In The USA

Jack White has gone where his other bands The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather have never gone before, to number one on the billboard chart.

May 2, 2012
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Music Victoria Membership Drives Doubles Subscribers

The recent two-week campaign by Music Victoria to increase membership has resulted in 100% success.

May 1, 2012
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Kimbra Wins International Songwriting Competition

New Zealand born Melbourne based singer Kimbra was won the International Songwriting Competition with her song ‘Cameo Lover’.

May 1, 2012
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Your Ticket Home Score Red Bull Bedroom Jam Show

Melbourne’s Your Ticket Home is the latest act to feature of the Red Bull Bedroom Jam.

April 30, 2012
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One Direction Hold Jack White Off The Top Of The Charts

One Direction has just held back Jack White from number one in this week’s ARIA Chart Wrap.

April 30, 2012