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Google Set To Rival iTunes With Music Store

The word on the street is that Google will launch its long-talked about music store this Wednesday putting the first serious rival to Apple’s iTunes in play.

November 15, 2011
Hi-Fi Bar
The Hi-Fi To Open Sydney Venue

One of Melbourne’s most loved venues The Hi-Fi Bar is going to open up a venue in Sydney.

November 15, 2011
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Nelly To Start Audio Engineering School

Nelly is the man behind the Ex’treme Institute, the new audio engineering school based in St Louis.

November 15, 2011
iTunes iCloud Match
iTunes Match Goes Into The Cloud

iTunes has released iTunes Match, a cloud based device to store the content in your iTunes.

November 15, 2011
The Khanz
The Khanz Signs With General Pants Major Label

General Pant’s music label Major Label has merged the bubble artist mentoring program and signed a new act, The Khanz.

November 14, 2011
Susan Boyle
Susan Boyle Tops This Week’s ARIA Chart

Susan Boyle’s third album Someone To Watch Over Me shuffles the top ten down in this week’s chart wrap.

November 14, 2011
The Beatles Abbey Road
Abbey Road Studios Turns 80

The iconic Abbey Road studios in London turned 80 this weekend.

November 13, 2011
The Beatles Abbey Road
Universal Music Buys EMI, Sony Gets EMI Publishing

Universal Music Group (UMG) has signed an agreement to buy EMI’s recorded music division for £1.2 billion. ($AUD1.8 billion, $US1.9 billion).

November 12, 2011
Van Halen logo
Van Halen Heading To Interscope?

As long as they have existed, Van Halen has recorded for Warner Brothers records, but that is about to change. There are strong rumors that sometime next week, the band will become part of the Interscope family which is part of the Universal Music Group.

November 12, 2011
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New York Is America’s Country Music Capital

Forget Nashville as the Country Music Capital of America. New York has taken the honor. According to Nielsen SoundScan most country albums sold in the United States are sold in New York.

November 10, 2011
Florence + The Machine
Florence + The Machine Tops The ARIA Chart

Florence + The Machine’s second album debuts at number one on this week’s ARIA chart wrap.

November 7, 2011
Chris Cornell - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Big Day Out Lees and West Split

The Lennon & McCartney of Australian music festivals Vivian Lees and Ken West have split.

November 1, 2011
Chris Martin of Coldplay. Image by Ros O'Gorman.
Coldplay Trumps Adele On This Week’s Chart

Joy of joys, Coldplay’s new album knocks Adele off the top in this week’s ARIA Chart wrap.

October 31, 2011
Jim Ladd, formerly of KLOS
KLOS Los Angeles Fires The Last DJ Jim Ladd

Legendary DJ Jim Ladd, the subject of Tom Petty’s ‘The Last DJ’, has been dumped by Los Angeles radio station KLOS.

October 27, 2011
Chris Martin of Coldplay. Image by Ros O'Gorman.
Coldplay An Easy Number One For USA

Coldplay will easily have the number one album in America next week with ‘Xylo Myloto’.

October 27, 2011
Casting Crowns
Baptist Ministers Casting Crowns Knock Adele From Top In USA

Casting Crown, a band of Baptist Ministers, have knocked Adele from the number one spot on the US album chart this week.

October 26, 2011
Face The Music, The Push
Paul Mac, Henry Wagons, Jon Toogood To Speak At Face The Music

The Face The Music conference in Melbourne next month will feature musicians offering first hand advice for industry newbies.

October 26, 2011
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Adele Continues But Six New Albums Hit The Top Twenty

Adele’s reign goes on, but the top twenty got a shake up on this week’s ARIA chart.

October 24, 2011
Michael Gudinski. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Michael Gudinski Joins The Board of MCM

Michael Gudinski, Mushroom Records founder and now Chairman of the Mushroom Group of Companies, has joined the board of MCM Entertainment Group Limited (MEG).

October 19, 2011
The Project: Dave Hughes, Charlie Pickering, Carrie Bickmore
The 7PM Project Changes Name And Moves Timeslot

From October 31, The 7PM Project will be known as The Project and move to 6.30pm on Network Ten. Oh, and yeah, George Negus’s ‘6.30’ has been axed.

October 19, 2011
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Adele Beats Out Chris Isaak And Evanescence

Adele holds off strong showings from Chris Isaak and Evanescence on this week’s chart wrap.

October 17, 2011
360 at the Independent Music Awards - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
The Jezabels Lead 2011’s AIR Award Winners

Sydney quartet The Jezabels scored two awards at the Jagermeister Independent Music Awards last night.

October 13, 2011
Iva Davies - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Icehouse To Play For Entertainment Assist Fundraiser

Icehouse will perform in a small, intimate environment for the Entertainment Assist gala variety dinner fund-raiser ‘Gotta Have Heart’ on October 28.

October 12, 2011
Boy & Bear
Gotye, Boy & Bear, Drapht Grab Seven ARIA Nominations

Gotye, Boy & Bear and Drapht have picked up seven nominations each for the 2011 ARIA Awards.

October 12, 2011
Village Sounds
Village Sounds and The Atlas Agency merge

Village Sounds and The Atlas Agency, two of Australia’s biggest music agencies, have merged. The combined company will be known as Village Sounds.

October 12, 2011
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Adele Holds Off 360, Kernaghan And Farnham On The Chart

Neither rapper 360, country superstar Lee Kernaghan, nor John Farnham can knock Adele off the top of this week’s chart.

October 10, 2011
Jive and Arista
Sony Shuts Down Arista, Jive and J Records

Sony has shut down three of its biggest labels Arista, Jive and J Records and moved the artists to the RCA Records label.

October 8, 2011
Samsung Music Hub
Samsung To Launch Music Hub In Australia

Samsung will launch Music Hub, the latest subscription music service to hit Australia, on October 17 on the Samsung Galaxy S II.

October 8, 2011
Steve Jobs image
Steve Jobs Dies At 56

Apple founder Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56.Jobs death was reported moments ago by Associated Press.

October 5, 2011
Darren Middleton
Powderfinger’s Darren Middleton Joins Red Door Sounds Studio

Powderfinger guitarist and producer Darren Middleton has joined the fold at Chris Cheney’s Red Door Sounds studio.

October 5, 2011