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Metallica. image by Ros O'Gorman
Metallica Maintains Biggest Selling Album Of Past 20 Years

Metallica’s ‘Metallica’ is still the biggest selling album of the past 20 years but The Beatles ‘1’ is moving up the ranks.

January 5, 2012
Lady Gaga. image by Tim Cashmere
Universal Music Was The Biggest Music Label Of 2011

Universal Music maintained its position as the biggest music label of 2011 but it was close.

January 5, 2012
Katy Perry. image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Katy Perry Was Most Played Artist Of 2011

Katy Perry was the most played artist on radio of 2011, according to Nielsen BDS.

January 5, 2012
Chris Martin of Coldplay. Image by Ros O'Gorman.
Rock Rocked In 2011

Rock was the biggest music genre of 2011 earning 105,685,000 album sales for the music industry.

January 5, 2012
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Retail Sold 69% Of All Music Sales In 2011

Despite the doom and gloom written about music retail 69% of all albums sold in America in 2011 were through retail outlets.

January 5, 2012
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Rihanna Is Biggest Selling Digital Artist Ever

Rihanna has sold more digital tracks than any other artist.

January 5, 2012
Adele 21 image noise11.com photos
Adele Was Biggest Selling Artist Of 2011 By Far

We knew Adele was going to be the biggest selling artist of 2011 halfway through the year but just how big she was is staggering.

January 5, 2012
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Beatles Abbey Road Tops Vinyl Sales For 2011

The biggest selling album on vinyl in the USA in 2011 was The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’.

January 5, 2012
Adele 21 image noise11.com photos
Album Sales Up For First Time Since 2004

Album sales in the USA for 2011 increased for the first time since 2004.

January 5, 2012
Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart
Ann And Nancy Wilson To Speak AT SXSW

Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson have been announced as speakers at the SXSW Music Conference in Austin in March.

January 5, 2012
Jim Ward at Noise11.com. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Friend Of Jim Ward Murdered, Cancels Sydney Show

Jim Ward has had to cancel his show in Sydney on Friday because a close friend of his Esme Barrera has been murdered.

January 5, 2012
Kanye West
Big Day Out Partners With Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits

Australia’s biggest touring festival, The Big Day Out has announced a new partnership with C3 Presents, the company behind American juggernaut festivals Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival.

January 4, 2012
Australian College Of The Arts Adds Degree For Music Business
Australian College Of The Arts Adds Degree For Music Business

The Australian College of the Arts (Collarts) has added three new degree programs specialising in the music industry.

January 3, 2012
Molly Meldrum, Countdown Spectacular - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Ian Molly Meldrum Vertebra Operation A Success

Ian Molly Meldrum has made a further step to recovery after doctors operated on his vertebra.

January 3, 2012
Lanie Lane, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Australia Preps 46 Acts for SXSW 2012

Australia has 46 artists preparing for SXSW 2012.

January 3, 2012
Michael Buble Christmas
LMFAO And Michael Buble Score First Number Ones Of 2012

Michael Buble ‘Christmas’ is the first number one album of 2012 and LMFAO ‘Sexy And I Know It’ the first number one single of 2012 in Australia.

January 2, 2012
Boy & Bear at Noise11.com
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
Adele 21 image noise11.com photos
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
Adele 21 image noise11.com photos
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