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Go Mason Go Win Red Bull Backyard Jam

Sydney band Go Mason Go have won the first Red Bull Backyard Jam in Australia.

July 8, 2012
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Karise Eden Album Keeps Her Voice At No. 1

The Voice winner Karise Eden holds at No.1 for a second week with her collection of songs on “My Journey”, giving us two different reality show winners at No.1 in Australia this week, with Reece Mastin at No.1 on the ARIA singles chart.

July 8, 2012
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Reece Mastin Debuts At 1, Karise Eden Plummets

Reece Mastin debuts at No.1 with his third single entitled “Shout it Out”, which becomes the 97th No.1 debut in Australia and our 993rd No.1 single (1940 to 2012) plus it’s the 427th No.1 for ARIA (1983 to 2012).

July 8, 2012
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Icehouse Release the Icehouse Tea Towel

We are all getting older and Icehouse knows their audience. You’ve worn the t-shirt; now do the dishes with the Icehouse Tea Towel.

July 7, 2012
Andy Jans-Brown and Cosmic Letting Go
Andy Jans-Brown & Coz*mic Is Music You Must Hear

Rarely does an album ever drop on my desk from a complete unknown and knock me out. This week in the mail I received a package from Andy Jans-Brown containing his double album ‘Letting Go’. You must hear it.

July 6, 2012
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Jack White Tops Mid Year Vinyl Chart

Jack White ‘Blunderbuss’ is the biggest selling vinyl album of the year so far.

July 6, 2012
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Gotye Has Third Biggest Digital Album Of Year In USA

Gotye ‘Making Mirrors’ is the third biggest selling digital album of 2012 so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

July 6, 2012
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Gotye and Kimbra Have Biggest Selling Song Of 2012

Melbourne’s Gotye featuring Kimbra ‘Something That I Used To Know’ is the biggest selling song in the USA for 2012 so far, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

July 6, 2012
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Adele And Gotye Top Billboard’s Mid-Year Chart

According to Billboard, Adele and Gotye are the highest-selling artists for the first half of 2012.

July 5, 2012
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Shock To Distribute Razor & Tie In Australia

US music label Razor & Tie has signed a distribution deal with Shock Records in Australia for its rock releases.

July 4, 2012
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ABC Music Stays Universal

ABC Music, the ABC’s contemporary and classical music labels, has re-signed its distribution agreement with Universal Music and has expanded the deal to bring its ABC Kids Music label into the partnership.

July 3, 2012
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The Voice, Australia’s Music Chart Road Kill Revealed

The Voice gave this week’s Australian chart a number of firsts and they were all bad. Never before have so many songs debuted one week and disappeared the next.

July 1, 2012
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Glenn Wheatley To Manage Natasha Duarté

17-year old Melbourne singer/songwriter Natasha Duarté has signed a management deal with Australian uber-manager Glenn Wheatley.

July 1, 2012
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EMI Publishing Sold For $2.2B To Sony

Sony has paid $2.2 billion for a 50% share of EMI Publishing.

July 1, 2012
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Adele 21 Departs Australian Top 10

The Adele album ‘21’ has departed the Australian Top 10 for the first time in 15 months.

July 1, 2012
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The Voice ARIA Slaughterhouse, Karise Eden 1 to 54

For all of the huge debuts that The Voice racked up last week, their presence in the Top 10 has been reduced to one song within the entire ten.

July 1, 2012
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Karise Eden Takes Top Spot On ARIA Chart

Karise Eden drops from the No.1 spot on the singles chart, but claims the new No.1 album in the country with instantly platinum certified “My Journey”, which is also the sixth consecutive No.1 debut in the past seven weeks.

July 1, 2012
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Carly Rae Jepsen And Adele Top 2012 ARIA Chart … So Far

Carly Rae Jepsen ‘Call Me Maybe’ and Adele ‘21’ are the biggest single and album of 2012 so far, according to ARIA.

June 30, 2012
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Justin Bieber Believe Is Year’s Biggest Debut In USA

Justin Bieber ‘Believe’ sold 374,000 units in its first week in America last week giving it the highest selling first week sales of the year.

June 28, 2012
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iTunes And Spotify Are Now Highest Income Generators For Labels

A major music label insider has claimed that their top two sources of income are now iTunes and Spotify.

June 27, 2012
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Justin Bieber Fans Want CDs Not Downloads

Reports that the CD is dead have been grossly exaggerated going by sales for the new Justin Bieber album ‘Believe’.

June 25, 2012
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Karise Eden Makes Up Over 20% Of Top 500 Sales

The Voice Australia winner Karise Eden sales last week made up more than 20% of the Top 500 songs, while songs from The Voice made up over 25% of sales.

June 25, 2012
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The Voice Winner Karise Eden Debuts With 3 Songs On ARIA

The winner of the first Australian edition of The Voice was crowned on Monday night (18th June, 2012), and the winner Karise Eden not only debuts at No.1 with her version of the song “Stay With Me Baby” (only previous version to chart in Australia was The Walker Brothers in 1967 version HP-45), she also lands two more debuts within the Top 10, and has a total of eight songs within the Top 40.

June 24, 2012
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Justin Bieber Believe Debuts At No. 1

Justin Bieber’s third album becomes his second No.1 album here in Australia, as “Believe” debuts at No.1 this week, also becoming the 309th No.1 debut and the fifth consecutive top-spot debut.

June 24, 2012
Hungry Kids Of Hungary
Hungry Kids Of Hungary Sign Publishing Deal, Play New Songs

Brisbane indie pop champs Hungry Kids Of Hungry sign a publishing deal with Alberts and play three new songs live.

June 22, 2012
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BIGSOUND Features Henry Wagons, Kate Miller-Heidke, Ball Park Music

The first round of artists for BIGSOUND 2012 has been announced with Henry Wagons, Kate Miller-Heidke and Noise11 favs Ball Park Music all scheduled to showcase.

June 20, 2012
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Missy Higgins Maintains Number One Spot Over Xavier Rudd

Missy Higgins has the number one album in Australia again this week keeping Xavier Rudd away from achieving his first chart topper.

June 17, 2012
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Usher On Track For Number One Debut

Usher will have the number one album in America next week despite a massive drop in first week sales since his last album.

June 17, 2012
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Neil Young, Beach Boys And Joe Walsh Have Best Debuts In Decades

What a week for veteran artists. The Beach Boys debut at number 3, the highest that they have ever placed an album in its first week, with That's Why God Made the Radio.

June 16, 2012
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ABC Radio’s Alan Saunders Dies Suddenly

Dr Alan Saunders, a veteran of ABC Radio in Australia for the past 25 years, died suddenly in Sydney on Thursday after catching pneumonia.

June 16, 2012