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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
One Direction - image by Ros O'Gorman
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
John Mayer - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, noise11, Photo
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
Falls Festival
Falls Festival Gets Philanthropic Support

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

May 30, 2012
Gotye and Kimbra
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
Seal - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
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
Dougy, The Temper Trap - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
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
Paul Dainty - image by Ros O'Gorman
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
Nicky Romero
UK Dance Label Cr2 Launches In Australia

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

May 23, 2012
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Spotify Launches In Australia

Music streaming giant Spotify has officially launched in Australia.

May 22, 2012
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Keith Urban Tops This Week’s ARIA Chart

The Voice pushes Keith Urban’s new compilation to the top (and contestants debut well) in this week’s chart wrap.

May 21, 2012
Robin Gibb - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Bee Gees Star Robin Gibb Dies At Age 62

Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 62.

May 21, 2012
Paul Kelly - Image By Damien Loverso, Noise11, Photo
Paul Kelly To Coach The Rockdogs Community Cup Team

Paul Kelly has been named coach of the Rockdogs football team for the third year running for the 2012 Reclink Community Cup. Dan Sultan will captain the team.

May 19, 2012
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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
Peter Noble of Bluesfest - Image By Ros O'Gorman, noise11.com, photo
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
Michael Buble image by Ros O'Gorman Noise11 photo
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
Cherry Rock - Image By Ros O'Gorman
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
Beastie Boys photo by Ros O'Gorman
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
George Michael, photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
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
Live Nation
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 Kickstarter.com 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
One Direction - image by Ros O'Gorman
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