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Tones and I, Hilltop Hoods, Jimmy Barnes Win APRA Music Awards

The APRA Music Awards were announced tonight with a virtual event during COVID-19 lockdown.

May 25, 2020
Russell Morris photo by Ros O'Gorman
Russell Morris To Headline First Drive-In Concerts Live Event

Russell Morris has been announced as the headline act for Drive-In Concerts Live in Brisbane on 13 June.

May 25, 2020
Port Fairy Folk Festival
Port Fairy Folk Festival Still Plans To Go Ahead for 2021

The Port Fairy Folk Festival will go ahead as planned in 2021.

May 25, 2020
Teskey Brothers Live at the Forum
Australian Charts: The Teskey Brothers Have The Number One Album

The third chart entry for local group The Teskey Brothers becomes the bands first No.1 Album as "Live at The Forum" enters at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week.

May 25, 2020
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Hoodoo Gurus, The Angels, Wolfmother Join State of Music Episode 4

Hoodoo Gurus, The Angels and Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother will join Jane Gazzo at State of Music this Friday.

May 20, 2020
Victorian Government
Victorian Government Names Bonnie Dalton For Music Industry Liaison Role

Bonnie Dalton, the general manager of the Victorian Music Development Office, has accepted a newly created position within the Victorian Government as Music Industry Liaison.

May 20, 2020
George Benson photo by Tim Cashmere
Bluesfest Rescheduled 14 Acts For 2021

In anticipation of a vibrant 2021 touring year, Bluesfest Touring has announced 14 of this year’s postponed shows will be back for 2021.

May 20, 2020
James Reyne at Red Hot Summer Bendigo 2020 photo Noise11
James Reyne To Perform The First Red Hot Sunday Session

Red Hot Summer stalwart James Reyne will perform the first Red Hot Sunday sessions on Sunday 31 May from the iconic Corner Hotel in Melbourne.

May 20, 2020
Dave Faulkner of Hoodoo Gurus Performing at the EG Awards Launch - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Dave Faulkner To Join Delivered Live This Week

Hoodoo Gurus frontman (and also The Victims) Dave Faulkner will appear on Delivered Live this week.

May 20, 2020
Michael Spiby of The Badloves photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Badloves To Play The Same Place As The Beatles, Festival Hall Melbourne

The Badloves will stream live from Melbourne’s iconic Festival Hall on 29 May, the same venue The Beatles played their only-ever Melbourne show.

May 19, 2020
Music Victoria
Announcement: Music Victoria Offer Free Memberships

Music Victoria is offering support to the music sector during the COVID-19 crisis by making their annual membership free for one year whether you’re an individual, a band, or a business.

May 19, 2020
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Australian Charts : Drake Dominates Album Chart For Second Week

For only the third time this year an album holds the No.1 spot for a second week, as the Drake mixtape "Dark Lane Demo Tapes" is the top selling album in Australia for another week.

May 18, 2020
Lucy Durack in Wicked photo by Ros O'Gorman
Lucy Durack, Silvie Paladino and the American Psycho Cast To Appear In Episode 4 of Big Night In

Popular Australian actor and singer Lucy Durack, much-loved songstress Silvie Paladino and the cast of American Psycho – The Musical will entertain viewers of Episode 4 of live variety digital show, Arts Centre Melbourne’s Big Night In with John Foreman on May 20 at 7pm.

May 15, 2020
Don Walker, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Melbourne’s Loved Caravan Club Is Going Bush

Melbourne’s popular Caravan Club has come to the end of its journey in Melbourne and headline 110ks out of town to Archies Creek.

May 14, 2020
Hayley Williams of Paramore photo by Ros O'Gorman
Hayley Williams Is Heading For A UK No 1

Hayley Williams leads today’s Official Chart Update, ahead in the race for this week’s UK Number 1 with Petals For Armor.

May 12, 2020
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ARIA Music Teacher Award Returns For 2020

ARIA are excited to announce the return of The ARIA Music Teacher Award for 2020.

May 11, 2020
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Drake Scores The No 1 UK Album

Congratulations to Drake, who scores the Official Chart double this week as his Dark Lane Demo Tapes mixtape and song Toosie Slide claim Number 1 on the Official Albums and Singles Charts.

May 11, 2020
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Australian Albums: Drake ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes Is The No 1 Album

A new mixtape album by Drake called "Dark Lane Demo Tapes" debuts at No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, becoming his third overall No.1 album in Australia.

May 10, 2020
Rob Thomas performed at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Saturday 20 February 2016
Coldplay, Rob Thomas And Other Warner International Artists Take Part In ‘Got Ya Back’ Initiative

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, August 08, Annie-Marie, Bazzi, Charli XCX, Coldplay, Death Cab For Cutie, Foals, Gerard Way, Grouplove, Little Dragon, Morgan Evans, Rita Ora, Rob Thomas, Royal Blood, Rudimental and Why Don’t We are all Warner Music artists taking part in ‘Got Ya Back’.

May 8, 2020
Jane Gazzo photo by Ros O'Gorman
The State of Music Episode Two To Stream Saturday

Mushroom’s State of Music will stream a second episode this Saturday at 6:30pm.

May 7, 2020
Henry Wagons. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Recharge Is Victoria’s Newest Streaming Festival

Victoria will introduce Recharge on 17 May, a streaming media event.

May 6, 2020
Birds of Tokyo Human Design
Australian Charts: Birds Of Tokyo ‘Human Design’ Is The No 1 Album

The sixth studio album for Perth band Birds of Tokyo called "Human Design" becomes the bands second No.1 album as it debuts at the top of the Australian Albums chart.

May 4, 2020
Art4Changes Roger Ballen
Photographer Roger Ballen Joins Art4Changes Project

Roger Ballen: -“Simply sitting home will not change the world, acting from home to provide real help – will!”

May 3, 2020
Dion Blues With Friends
Dion Gathers Rock Icons For His ‘Blues With Friends’ Album

Rock and Roll legend Dion has gathered up his famous friends for his next album ‘Blues With Friends’.

May 1, 2020
SXSW 2020
Class Action Over Non-SXSW Cancellation Refunds Escalates

SXSW is facing increased pressure to refund delegates who registered for the 2020 music conference and festival which could potentially bankrupt the organization.

May 1, 2020
Melbourne Recital Centre
Why Are Victorian Government Venues Still Selling Tickets After July 1?

Government-owned venues in Victoria are still selling concert tickets for shows scheduled after July 1 despite a very clear message from the Premier and the Chief Medical Officer suggesting it will be a long, long time before the music industry is allowed to return to normal.

May 1, 2020
Dan Andrews, photo by Ros O'Gorman
Victorian Government and Mushroom Group Launch Streaming Service Victoria Together

Michael Gudinski’s Mushroom Group has partnered with the Victorian Government to launch a new streaming entertainment service called Victoria Together.

May 1, 2020
2017 Record Store Day Ambassador Anthony Albanese (aka Albo) at Red Eye Records handing over the Ambassadorship to the current ambassadors. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Delayed Record Store Day To Be Spread Over Three Dates

Record Store Day will now happen on Saturday August 29, Saturday September 26 and Saturday October 24.

April 30, 2020
Cherry Bar Owner, James Young at the unveiling of the Bon Scott Sculpture in AC/DC Lane Melbourne. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Op-Ed: Melbourne Venue Owner James Young’s Plea To The Victorian Government

When the proposed Victorian Lockdown Laws were initially proposed it was the live music sector that was hit first and hit the hardest.

April 29, 2020
Robert Graves and son Tomas
Art4Changes Welcomes The Work of Robert Graves To The Project

“There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either” ― Robert Graves

April 27, 2020