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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
Taylor Swift - Red
ARIA Goes From Pink To Red With Taylor Swift Number One

Take the white out of pink and you get “Red”! So this week Taylor Swift’s fourth album “Red” debuts at No.1 to become her second No.1 album and her second No.1 debut, as her last album “Speak Now” debuted at the top on 8th of November in 2010.

October 28, 2012
Psy
PSY Gangnam Style Still Goes Gangbusters On ARIA

A fifth week atop the ARIA Singles Chart for PSY’s “Gangnam Style”, and another new sales certification in the process, making it five weeks at the top and now five x Platinum. Plus “Gangnam Style” is now the third equal longest running No.1 of the year, below is a list of the longest running chart-toppers of 2012 (so far).

October 28, 2012
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Yothu Yindi Announced as 2012 ARIA Hall of Fame Inductee

The ARIA board have something special planned for next month's ARIA Awards in Sydney, when eight time ARIA Award winners, Yothu Yindi, will be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame, with some very special guests expected to join them on stage.

October 27, 2012
Something For Kate, PaulDempsey: Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Something For Kate, 360 and Seth Sentry Invited To Play SXSW

South by Southwest, the world’s biggest music conference held in Austin, Texas has invited 16 artists from Australia and 3 from New Zealand to showcase at the music festival in 2013.

October 27, 2012
Apple
Apple Expected To Move Into Online Radio

Rumours are intensifying around the likelihood of Apple introducing an ad-supported, web-based radio service into the already busy online streaming market by March next year.

October 27, 2012
Mick Hadley
Mick Hadley Of Purple Hearts Loses Cancer Battle

Australian guitarist Mick Hadley has died at Robina Hospital on the Gold Coast after a battle with cancer.

October 27, 2012
Suzie Howie at a Mary Poppins rehearsal: Photo Ros O'Gorman
R.I.P. Suzie Howie, Melbourne’s PR Giant

The Australian entertainment industry has lost one of the greats of publicity. Our friend Suzie Howie has lost her battle with cancer.

October 26, 2012
Mark Seymour - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Face The Music Full Program Announced

This week sees the launch of Face The Music’s full program, as Melbourne gets set to host one of the most important events on the Victorian music calendar this November.

October 26, 2012
Wagons at SXSW. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
SXSW Aussie Band Submissions Last Days

Australian acts wanting to apply to showcase at SXSW 2013 have until November 7 to do so.

October 24, 2012
SXSW 6th Street Photo Ros O'Gorman
Stuart Coupe To Present Wild About You Panel At SXSW

Stuart Coupe, the well-known music journo, broadcaster, label owner and artist manager, will present ‘Wild About You’, a panel about the history of Australian and New Zealand music at SXSW in 2013.

October 23, 2012
Pink: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Pink Spends 5th Week At Number One On ARIA

Pink not only stays at No.1 for a fifth consecutive week with “The Truth About Love”, but she also picks up a four x Platinum certification, and the album is now the equal third longest running chart-topper for the year. So far the list looks like this…

October 21, 2012
Psy
PSY Is Number One, Adele Leaves Chart After One Week

With PSY in the country most of last week, dancing for his fans and the media with his “Gangnam Style”, he has remained at No.1 for a fourth straight week on the ARIA Singles Chart, plus the song leaps from two times to now four x Platinum in sales.

October 21, 2012
Allans Billy Hyde
Allans Billy Hyde To Be Shutdown

Negotiations to sell-off Allans Billy Hyde have failed and now the company will be shut down with over 500 employees today learning they will be losing their job over the coming weeks.

October 17, 2012
Chet Faker: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Chet Faker Scores At The Jagermeister Independent Music Awards

Chet Faker, 360, The Jezabels, Royal Headache and more pick up Jagermeister Independent Music Awards.

October 17, 2012
Paul Dainty - image by Ros O'Gorman
Australia’s Paul Dainty Puts Together Rolling Stones Show

The greatest rock and roll band in the world has chosen the greatest promoter in the world to put their 50th Anniversary show together.

October 16, 2012
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WATCH: The Legends Of Laurel Canyon, The Complete Documentary

‘The Legends of Laurel Canyon’, Tina Malave’s fascinating documentary of the music and residents of Laurel Canyon, is now streaming online.

October 15, 2012
Ella Hooper: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Ella Hooper Wins ACRA Radio Award

Former Killing Heidi singer Ella Hooper has won a radio award.

October 14, 2012
Dylan Lewis of Nova 100
Australian Commercial Radio Awards Winners Complete List

Australia's commercial radio industry gathered in Sydney last night for the ACRA's (Australian Commercial Radio Awards).

October 14, 2012
Pink: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Pink Spends 4th Week At Top Of ARIA Chart

P!nk spends her fourth straight week at No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with “The Truth About Love”. Her total of weeks at No.1 now up to 28 accumulated weeks, placing her at outright 11th on the list of ‘Most Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965-2012)’, her next target now is the 30 weeks that Elton John (7) and Michael Jackson (6) have racked up with their respective No.1 album amounts (in brackets).

October 14, 2012