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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
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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
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