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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Have First ARIA Hit Song Of 2013

Six straight weeks at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz in their “Thrift Shop”.

January 6, 2013
Feeder Borders cassette
Feeder Triple Cassette Single Sales In The UK

The UK had a resurgence of cassette single sales in 2012 with the Official Charts Company reporting that sales tripled in 2012, mainly thanks to the band Feeder.

January 5, 2013
The xx
The XX Had Biggest Vinyl Album Of 2012 In UK, Bowie Was Second

‘Coexist’ by The XX was the biggest selling vinyl album of 2012 in the UK but David Bowie’s 40-year old classic ‘The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust’ wasn’t far behind.

January 5, 2013
Gotye: Photo by Gerry Nicholls, Noise11, photo
Gotye Has The 4th Biggest Digital Song Of All-Time In America

After scoring the biggest selling song of 2012 with ‘Somebody That I Used To Know, Noise11 can reveal that the Gotye featuring Kimbra song is also the 4th biggest selling digital song of all-time.

January 4, 2013
Bob Marley Legend
Bob Marley Legend Enters SoundScan Era Top 10 Of All-Time

Bob Marley & The Wailers ‘Legend’ has earned a Top 10 position in the SoundScan Top Selling Albums list.

January 4, 2013
Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks Still Biggest Selling Artist Of SoundScan Era

Garth Brooks remains the biggest selling artist of the SoundScan era despite not having released an album in more than a decade.

January 4, 2013
Metallica, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Metallica Metallica Remains Biggest Selling Album Of SoundScan Era

Metallica’s ‘Metallica’ album remains the biggest selling album of the SoundScan era and clocked up a further 110,000 sales in 2012.

January 4, 2013
Universal Music
Universal Music Was Biggest Label Of 2012

Universal Music dominated music sales in 2012 with 32.41% of all music sold in 2012 coming from the company.

January 4, 2013
Jack White. image by Ros O'Gorman.
Rock Rocked In 2012

Rock was the biggest selling music genre of 2012.

January 4, 2013
Jack White, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Jack White Bumps The Beatles To Have Biggest Vinyl Of 2012

Jack White’s ‘Blunderbuss’ was the biggest selling vinyl album of 2012 bumping The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ from the top of the chart.

January 4, 2013
Gotye and Kimbra
Gotye Has Biggest Selling Song Of 2012 In America

Melbourne’s Gotye had the biggest selling song of 2012 in the USA.

January 4, 2013
Adele 21 image noise11.com photos
Adele Was Biggest Selling Artist Of 2012 In USA

Adele was the biggest selling artist of 2012 and  ‘21’ was the biggest selling album in the USA, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

January 4, 2013
Taylor Swift - Red
Music Sales Increase 3.1% During 2012 In The USA

Music sales have registered at 3.1% increase in the USA for 2012, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

January 4, 2013
Metallica, Lars Ulrich, photo by Ros O'Gorman
RIAA Award Metallica Ten Certifications In December

In reviewing the RIAA Gold and Platinum certifications for December, it's obvious that Taylor Swift is having a great end of 2012, but that statement would also apply to Metallica.

January 3, 2013
Bruce Springsteen - image by Ros O'Gorman, noise11.com, photos
Neil Young, Elton John, Sting To Honor Bruce Springsteen for MusiCares

When Bruce Springsteen receives the 23rd MusiCares Person of the Year Award on February 8, he will be saluted by a long list of prominent artists.

January 3, 2013
Emeli Sandé
Emeli Sande Had Biggest Album Of 2012 In UK

Emeli Sande ‘Our Version Of Events’ was the biggest selling album of the year in the UK.

January 2, 2013
Gotye: Photo by Gerry Nicholls, Noise11, photo
Gotye Somebody That I Used To Know Tops UK Chart For 2012

Gotye featuring Kimbra ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ was the biggest selling song in the UK for 2012.

January 2, 2013
Midge Ure
Ultravox Vienna Is UK’s Favourite No 2 Single

The 1981 Ultravox classic ‘Vienna’ has been voted the favourite number two single of all-time in the UK.

January 2, 2013
The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl
The Pogues And Kirsty MacColl Have The 126th Million Selling Song In UK

It has only taken 25 years for The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl’s ‘Fairytale of New York’ to sell 1,000,000 in the UK.

January 1, 2013
Irving Azoff and wife Shelli
Irving Azoff Quits Live Nation

Live Nation Entertainment Chairman Irving Azoff has resigned from the company, effective immediately.

January 1, 2013
Adele 21 image noise11.com photos
Adele Overtakes Oasis To Become Forth Biggest Seller In UK

Adele ‘21’ has become the forth biggest selling album of all-time, moving ahead of Oasis ‘What's The Story Morning Glory.

December 31, 2012
Beyonce. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo, http://www.noise11.com
YouTube Wipes 2 Billion Video Fake Views From Stats

YouTube has removed false video views with Sony and Universal Music losing more than 2 billion views as a result.

December 31, 2012
Michael Buble Christmas
Michael Buble Moves Another 66,119 Christmas Albums

The final ARIA chart of 2012 saw another 66,119 Michael Buble ‘Christmas’ albums go to good homes across Australia.

December 31, 2012
Michael Buble Christmas
Michael Buble Christmas Is Australia’s Final No. 1 Album Of 2012

The information from this current chart is based on sales over the Christmas period, with sales data used from Friday 21st December up until midnight Thursday 27th of December, so Michael Buble’s “Christmas” album holding for a fourth week at No.1 was a pretty good chance of occurring.

December 30, 2012
Macklemore, music news, noise11
Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Have Final No. 1 Song Of 2012

The last ARIA Singles chart for 2012 sees Macklemore and Ryan Lewis remain at No.1 with their “Thrift Shop” escapades.

December 30, 2012
Michael Buble Christmas
Technology Writers Take Note The CD Is Far From Dead

Despite the ‘death of the CD’ stories that technology writers love to constantly regurgitate, the truth is that in Australia they are completely wrong.

December 28, 2012
Alice Cooper Hey Stoopid
Jack Ponti Addresses The Devaluation of Music

Music has been criminally devalued to the point where our own government doesn't see the truth, and that truth is mass theft.

December 27, 2012
Adele 21 image noise11.com photos
Adele 21 About To Pass One Million Sales In Australia

It is possible Adele ‘21’ has become the first album since Delta Goodrem ‘Innocent Eyes’ to sell over 1,000,000 copies in Australia. ‘21’ is currently certified 14x Platinum by ARIA for sales of 980,000.

December 26, 2012
Michael Buble Christmas
Michael Buble Has A Christmas Sing-A-Long With Australia

Michael Buble ‘Christmas; has been the biggest selling album of the Christmas season with 123,384 taking home ‘Christmas’ this Christmas. And that is just the December figures so far.

December 24, 2012
Michael Buble Christmas
Michael Buble Spends Christmas At Number One In Australia

Michael Buble holds at No.1 for a third straight week on the ARIA Albums chart, becoming the eighth non-consecutive week that his “Christmas” album has spent at the top (five weeks last Xmas, three {so far} this year).

December 23, 2012