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AWME 2012
Australasian Worldwide Music Expo Announces Scholarship Program

The Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) has announced the 2012 national scholarship program for artists, artist managers and arts workers to attend the 5th music expo in Melbourne in November.

August 31, 2012
Chris Lighty
Diddy, Mariah Carey Manager Chris Lighty Shoots Himself Dead

Chris Lighty, manager of Diddy, Mariah Carey, Ja Rule and 50 Cent, shot himself dead in the street outside his Bronx apartment on Thursday (August 30, 2012).

August 31, 2012
Grulkefest
SXSW Presents Grulkefest To Honor Brent Grulke

SXSW will present Grulkefest, an event to honor SXSW director Brent Grulke who passed away in Austin two weeks ago.

August 28, 2012
Save Our Sando
AC/DC, Angels, Rose Tattoo Members Tell Commonwealth Bank To Fuck Off

Members of AC/DC, The Angels, The Choirboys and Rose Tattoo formed a supergroup on the back of a flatbed truck in Sydney yesterday to send a message to the Commonwealth Bank. “Am I ever going to bank with the Commonwealth again/no way, get fucked, fuck off”.

August 27, 2012
The Sapphires, Noise11, Photo
The Sapphires Remains ARIA Number One Album

The Soundtrack to the film “The Sapphires” stays at No.1 for a second week, whilst it was also again at No.2 for a second week on the Australian Box Office report, only dropping 17% from the previous weeks box office receipts (most second week films drop dramatically, so 17% is a good thing).

August 26, 2012
Guy Sebastian and Lupe Fiasco on set
Guy Sebastian Maintains Top Spot On ARIA Singles Chart

Guy Sebastian stays at No.1 for a second week with his sixth chart-topping single “Battle Scars”, picking up a Gold sales certification and it becomes his third consecutive two-week-running No.1 track, as “Like it Like That” (Sept 2009) and “Who’s That Girl” (Dec 2011) both spent two weeks at the top.

August 26, 2012
Apple
Samsung Copied Apple Court Rules

Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple $1 billion after a landmark trial has found that Samsung infringed on Apple’s copyright in making smartphone.

August 25, 2012
David Mott
David Mott Departs Ten

Network Ten has announced the departure of Chief Programming Officer David Mott.

August 24, 2012
Mia Dyson
Mia Dyson Added To BigSound

Mia Dyson is a last minute addition to the BigSound music conference and festival.

August 23, 2012
Allans Billy Hyde
Billy Hyde and Allans Placed Into Receivership

Iconic Australian music retailer Billy Hyde and Allans has been placed into receivership.

August 23, 2012
Jason Derulo, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Jason Derulo and Kelly Rowland Lose Their Jobs, Everybody Dance Now Axed

Jason Derulo and Kelly Rowland are suddenly out of work today after Channel Ten axed its big budget reality show dance contest Everybody Dance Now.

August 21, 2012
Guy Sebastian - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Guy Sebastian Equals Abba For Number 1 Hits In Australia

Guy Sebastian scores his sixth No.1 single in Australia by debuting at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with his new track “Battle Scars”. He now sits in third position on the list of ‘Aussie’s with the Most No.1’s’ behind Delta Goodrem with eight and Kylie Minogue with ten.

August 19, 2012
The Sapphires, Noise11, Photo
The Sapphires Becomes First Soundtrack Since Mamma Mia To Reach No 1

The new Australian feature film “The Sapphires” debuted at No.2 on the box-office report last week (with $2.475 million behind Dark Knight Rises’ $2.9 million), and this week on the ARIA Albums Chart, the soundtrack jumps up to No.1 becoming the first film soundtrack to make it to No.1 this decade, and the first locally produced soundtrack in over eleven years to claim a No.1 spot.

August 19, 2012
Ricki-Lee, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Bloc Party, Ricki-Lee, Yeasayer Lead New Releases

It’s a bumper week, with everyone from Bloc Party to Ricki-Lee to Yeasayer to The Wiggles releasing new albums.

August 17, 2012
Emeli Sande
Olympics Closing Ceremony Creates UK Hits for Emeli Sande, Elbow and Kate Bush

Songs performed and played at the Olympic Closing Ceremony yesterday are dominating the UK iTunes chart today (August 14).

August 14, 2012
Brent Grulke 2011, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
R.I.P. Brent Grulke Of SXSW

There is sad news for the music industry to report this morning. Brent Grulke, the creative director of SXSW, has died at the age of 52.

August 14, 2012
360 at the Independent Music Awards - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Seventh Annual Jagermeister Independent Music Awards Announced

The first details for the 2012 Jagermeister Independent Music Awards have been announced.

August 13, 2012
Gurrumul image by Ros O'Gorman noise11.com, Noise11, Photo
NIMAS, The Complete Winners List With The Medics, Gurrumul, Jimmy Little

The Medics, Gurrumul and Jimmy Little were all honoured last night (August 11) at the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAS) in Darwin.

August 12, 2012
Ed Sheeran, Photo Image Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Ed Sheeran Has The Number One Album In Australia

Ed Sheeran’s “+” (plus and/or positive) jumps up two places to land at No.1 after forty-six weeks within the Top 100, becoming the equal-fifth longest climb to No.1 in ARIA Chart history (1983 to 2012). The album originally debuted at No.1 in the UK last September, but did take 39 weeks to climb to the top in Ireland, where it went back to No.1 this week.

August 12, 2012
Justice Crew - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Justice Crew Boom Boom Stays No. 1 On ARIA Chart

“Boom Boom” for local dance troupe Justice Crew holds at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a second week, in fact the entire top three from last week stay put this week, Maroon 5’s “One More Night” equaling the two-weeks-at-No.2 “Payphone” (TW-19) achieved back in June, whilst former No.1 “Some Nights” for fun. holds at No.3 after its two weeks at the top.

August 12, 2012
Carly Rae Jepsen - Image By Ros O'Gorman noise11.com photos
Carly Rae Jepsen Overtakes Gotye For Longest Run At No 1

‘Call Me Baby’ by Carly Rae Jepsen has just overtaken Gotye ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ as the longest running number one song of 2012 on the Billboard chart.

August 11, 2012
The Rubens
The Rubens Sign With Umbrella Management

The Rubens have joined the Umbrella Management roster for Australia and New Zealand.

August 8, 2012
Helpmann Awards Nominations Announcement, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Foo Fighters, Prince, Roger Waters, Sade Compete for Helpmann Awards

National concerts by Prince, Roger Waters, Foo Fighters and Sade have been short-listed for a Helpmann Award.

August 7, 2012
Polyester Records
Polyester Records Launches Vinyl Label

Melbourne indie record store institution Polyester Records launches a new vinyl label.

August 7, 2012
Musexpo 2013
Musexpo 2013 Dates Announced

Musexpo 2013 will take place in Los Angeles from May 5. Here is the official announcement:

August 6, 2012
Paul Dainty - image by Ros O'Gorman
Dainty Group Ads Two More Execs

Paul Dainty has announced the appointment of Craig Hartenstine and Ben Shepherd to the Dainty Group.

August 6, 2012
Karise Eden My Journey images noise11.com photos
Karise Eden Makes 6 Weeks At No 1 For ARIA

Karise Eden’s “My Journey” spends its sixth straight week at No.1 on the ARIA Albums chart, and also picks up a second Platinum sales certification. That album now becomes the longest continuous chart run this year (Adele has had two runs of four week’s, and a total of nine weeks at No.1 this year), and the longest run at the top since Adele’s eight week stretch from last September.

August 5, 2012
Justice Crew - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Justice Crew Become First Aussie Band With No 1 Single In 5 Years

Justice Crew become the first Australian group to hit No.1 in over five years, as their fourth single “Boom Boom” climbs to No.1 this week and lands a Platinum sales certification too.

August 5, 2012
Collarts, Noise11, Photo
Collarts Students To Present Collaboration Performance

Students from Collarts, the Australian College of the Arts, have two nights locked in to perform their group and solo showcase ‘Collaboration’.

August 2, 2012
Rocksmith
Rocksmith Guitar-Learning Video Game Launches In Australia

Guitar Hero-style game, Rocksmith, actually teaches you how to play guitar and will launch in Australia next month.

August 2, 2012