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2011 What A Pathetic Year For Australian Music

Gotye ‘Making Mirrors’ was the biggest selling Australian album of 2011 and the only Australian album to make the year’s Top 10.

January 2, 2012
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ARIA 2011 Top 100 Album Complete List

Adele's '21' topped the ARIA Top 100 chart and was the biggest selling album of 2011 in Australia.

January 1, 2012
LMFAO
LMFAO Top ARIA Singles Chart For 2011

LMFAO 'Party Rock Anthem' was the biggest selling song in Australia for 2011.

January 1, 2012
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Adele Tops ARIA Album Chart, LMFAO Top Singles Chart

Not surprisingly Adele ‘21’ was the biggest selling album in Australia this year and LMFAO had the number one single with ‘Party Rock Anthem’.

January 1, 2012
Molly Meldrum - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Ian Molly Meldrum Improving But It Will Take Time

Ian Molly Meldrum is gradually improving day by day but it will be a long time before he is back on his feet.

December 31, 2011
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive
Peter Frampton Sues Universal

Peter Frampton is the latest artist heading to court. This time its with Universal Music over unpaid royalties.

December 29, 2011
Gotye
Hey Gotye, You Are Number One In Germany

Gotye. Congrats. You have the number one song in Germany.

December 29, 2011
Kane Hibberd - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Melbourne Photographer Kane Hibberd’s Studio Robbed

The Melbourne photographic studio of Kane Hibberd was broken into over Christmas and a lot of Kane’s equipment was stolen.

December 28, 2011
Reece Mastin - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Michael Buble and Reece Mastin Stay No. 1 In Australia

The Christmas ARIA chart has stayed put with Michael Buble ‘Christmas’ remaining the number one album and Reece Mastin ‘Good Night’ the number one single.

December 26, 2011
Molly Meldrum - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Ian Molly Meldrum Taken Off Life Support

11 days after his horrific ladder accident Ian Molly Meldrum has been taken off life support and is now breathing for himself.

December 26, 2011
Molly Meldrum - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Molly Meldrum Wakes For Christmas

Ian Molly Meldrum awoke for Christmas today.

December 25, 2011
Presenting Mr McManus in The Age
Promoter Andrew McManus Exposed By The Age

The Age journalist Karl Quinn has published an explosive article on Australian promoter Andrew McManus.

December 23, 2011
Richard Wilkins Black Ties Red Carpets Black Ties
Richard Wilkins Book Was New Holland Publishers Best Seller

The Richard Wilkins book ‘Black Ties, Red Carpets, Green Rooms’ was the biggest selling book of the year for New Holland Publishers.

December 23, 2011
Molly Meldrum, Countdown Spectacular - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Ian Molly Meldrum Surgery A Success

Doctors who operated on Ian Molly Meldrum today at The Alfred Hospital report the operation was a complete success.

December 22, 2011
Bono and U2. image by Ros O'Gorman
U2 Are The Top Touring Act Of 2011 By Far

Billboard has revealed the top-grossing touring acts of the year, and U2 come out on top by a long way.

December 22, 2011
Steve Jobs image
Steve Jobs To Be Awarded Posthumous Grammy

Apple founder Steve Jobs will be awarded a posthumous Grammy Award.

December 22, 2011
iTunes Logo
Artists Need To Sell 12399 Tracks To Earn Minimum Wage

New statistics out of the USA put a reality check back into the music industry. For starters, for a solo artist in the USA to earn the minimum wage ($1,160 per month) they need to sell 12,399 tracks on iTunes. For a group, you can divide that figure by the number of members in the band.

December 22, 2011
Molly Meldrum - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Ian Molly Meldrum To Have Surgery Today

Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum will undergo surgery today (December 22, 2012) to repair his broken collarbone and ribs following the fall one week ago at his Richmond home.

December 22, 2011
Elf Radio
Australian Radio Network Launches Elf Radio

The Australian Radio Network (ARN) has added Elf Radio, a 24/7 Christmas radio station to its digital channels.

December 22, 2011
Shock Records
Shock Founder David Williams Leaves The Company

David Williams, the founder of Shock Records, has left the company he founded 24 years ago.

December 22, 2011
Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
The Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine Changes Hands, Plans To Start Hosting Gigs

The Bridge Hotel in the Victorian town of Castlemaine has new owners operating the business and new owners of the building, with the intention of turning it into a live music venue.

December 21, 2011
Yacht Club DJs
Prince of Wales St. Kilda Confirms Commitment To Live Music

The Prince Bandroom’s future has been in doubt recently, but today The Melbourne Pub Group confirmed that it will continue its newly acquired pub as a live music venue.

December 21, 2011
Live Nation
Live Nation Moves Into South Korea

The world’s biggest touring company Live Nation has launched in South Korea.

December 21, 2011
Molly Meldrum, Countdown Spectacular - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
UPDATE: Statement From Yael Cohn Regarding Ian Molly Meldrum

Yael Cohn, close friend of Ian Molly Meldrum has issued the following statement to update everyone on Molly's condition this morning (December 21).

December 21, 2011
Molly Meldrum, Countdown Spectacular - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Ian Molly Meldrum Upgraded To Serious By Stable

The condition of Ian Molly Meldrum is continuing to improve and has been upgraded this morning from ‘critical’ to ‘serious but stable’.

December 21, 2011
The Regal Ballroom
Melbourne’s Regal Ballroom To Begin Hosting Gigs

After the depressing news about the East Brunswick Club and the uncertain future of the Prince Bandroom it’s nice to know that there is a new venue opening its doors in 2012 – The Regal Ballroom.

December 20, 2011
Molly Meldrum, Countdown Spectacular - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Molly Meldrum Text Messages To Be Displayed At Federation Square

Tomorrow morning (December 21) you are invited to text your message of support to Ian Molly Meldrum and the messages will be displayed on the big screen at Federation Square.

December 20, 2011
Niagara and The Hitmen at The East Brunswick Club - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
The East Brunswick Club To Close Its Doors

The rumours are true. The East Brunswick Club will be closing its doors for the final time in March.

December 19, 2011
Michael Buble Christmas
Bublé Holds Off Reece Mastin On The ARIA Chart

Michael Bublé’s Christmas album holds off Reece Mastin’s debut on this week’s ARIA Chart wrap.

December 19, 2011
Gotye
Why Should England Wait For Gotye Album?

The Gotye featuring Kimbra ARIA award winning song ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ will be released in the UK in February. The question is why?

December 18, 2011