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Wagons at SXSW. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Wagons Hosts EMI Christmas Viral Ad

EMI have created a Christmas ad showing off their Australian roster, hosted by Wagons and starring Ricki-Lee, 360, Oh Mercy and Papa vs. Pretty, who have their first taste of egg-nog.

December 16, 2011
Fuse Festival
Brett Cottle Of APRA/AMCOS To Keynote At Fuse

APRA/AMCOS CEO Brett Cottle has been announced as a keynote speaker for the Fuse Festival in Adelaide in February.

December 14, 2011
Lanie Lane, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
52 Australian Artists Invited To SXSW

Australia is gearing up for one of its biggest years ever at the SXSW music conference in Austin, Texas.

December 14, 2011
JB Hi-Fi Now
JB Hi-Fi Now Launches in Beta Mode

JB Hi-Fi have launched their unique method of selling music, at least in beta form, to customers willing to take the plunge into the world of cloud computing.

December 13, 2011
Sunset and Vine
Music Executive John Atterberry Dies After Gunshot

Music executive John Atterberry has died after being shot in the face during a Hollywood rampage last Friday.

December 13, 2011
Michael Buble Christmas
Bublé Trumps Black Keys And Winehouse On ARIA Chart

Michael Bublé holds number one while The Black Keys and Amy Winehouse disappoint on this week’s chart.

December 12, 2011
Ben Kweller - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Ben Kweller Starts His Own Record Label

Ben Kweller has started his own record company.

December 6, 2011
Michael Buble Christmas
Bublé Climbs To The Top Of This Week’s ARIA Chart

Michael Bublé's festive fanfare finally hits the top on this week’s ARIA Chart wrap.

December 5, 2011
Steve Smyth
Shock Records Launches Local Artists Imprint, Signs Steve Smyth

Shock Records have launched a new imprint known as Permanent Records, which has been set up to focus their attention on local independent music and they’re launching it with Steve Smyth.

December 2, 2011
Chad Kroeger, Nickelback. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Nickelback Beat Out Rihanna On This Week’s ARIA Chart

Nickelback hit number one, and Rihanna can only snare number five, in this week’s ARIA Chart Wrap.

November 28, 2011
Gotye
2011 ARIA Awards Complete Winners List

2011 will be remembered as a great year for Australian music but also the year at ARIA finally got the ARIA Awards right.

November 27, 2011
Hoodoo Gurus - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Gotye And Wagons Score At The EG Awards

Gotye and Wagons win big at Melbourne’s EG Awards, and the Hoodoo Gurus become Hall Of Famers.

November 25, 2011
Reece Mastin
Reece Mastin Single Sells 32,000 In First Day

‘Good Night’, the debut single by X Factor winner Reece Mastin sold about 32,000 downloads on yesterday (November 23), the day after Reece won X Factor.

November 24, 2011
Drake
Drake Tops US Chart

Drake’s ‘Take Care’ album sold like it was the good old days this week.

November 23, 2011
Susan Boyle
Susan Boyle Holds On At The Top Of The Chart

Susan Boyle retains the number one position in a strange week on the ARIA charts.

November 22, 2011
Van Halen sign with Interscope. Photo by Robert Yager
Check Out The Van Halen Official Interscope Photo

Van Halen have officially signed with Interscope Records and this week had the official photo taken.

November 18, 2011
Lanie Lane, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Australia’s Lanie Lane and Oh Mercy In Second SXSW Announcement

South by Southwest has announced a new batch of artists from around the world, including Australia’s own Lanie Lane and Oh Mercy.

November 16, 2011
Music Beta by Google
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
Nelly, music news, noise11.com
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
Taylor Swift, Noise11, Photo
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