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Kirk Lorange
The Music Biz Is “Complete B.S.” Says Guitarist Kirk Lorange

One of Australia’s greatest guitarists Kirk Lorange only ever made one of his own albums because he says the industry is full of “complete B.S.”

August 2, 2017
Lana Del Rey image photo noise11
Australian Charts: Lana Del Rey Puts Lust For Life At No 1

The fifth studio album for US chanteuse Lana Del Rey becomes her fourth consecutive No.1 album in Australia, as "Lust for Life" enters the ARIA Albums Chart in the top position this week.

July 31, 2017
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
Australian Charts: Luis Fonsi Maintains Pole Position On ARIA Chart

The longest running foreign language No.1 song in Australian chart history maintains its pole position this week, as "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee with Justin Bieber hangs onto the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for an eleventh straight week and is now 4x▲Platinum in sales.

July 31, 2017
Hoodoo Gurus Dave Faulkner, photo by Ros OGorman
Dave Faulkner and Kirk Lorange Are At Noise11 iHeartRadio This Week

iHeartRadio Music News powered by Noise11.com is your weekly music summary of the artists in the news this past week.

July 28, 2017
A.B. Original winner of The 12th AMP held in Melbourne at the Toff in Town on Thursday 9 March 2017. Photo Ros OGorman
A.B. Original Cleans Up At 2017 AIR Awards

Briggs and Trials A.B. Original project has picked up five awards at the 2017 AIR Awards.

July 27, 2017
Megan Washington. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Brisbane’s Bigsound Expands To 133 Artists

Brisbane's Bigsound music festival has upped its line-up to 133 acts.

July 27, 2017
The Caravan Club
The Caravan Club To Close

Melbourne’s Caravan Club will shut up shop soon, as the venue approaches its 10th anniversary.

July 26, 2017
The Dead Daisies Dizzy Reed, Noise11, Photo
Dizzy Reed Signs With Golden Robot

Dizzy Reed will release his first solo album through Australia’s Golden Robot Records.

July 18, 2017
Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen and Gord Downie Up For Polaris Prize

The short list has been announced for the Polaris Music Prize and it contains two veteran artists, one who recently passed away and one who is terminally ill.

July 17, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran ‘Divide’ Spends 16th Week At No 1

There's no stopping the Ed Sheeran album "÷ (Divide)" from leaving the No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, notching up its sixteenth overall week at the top.

July 17, 2017
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
Australian Charts: Luis Fonsi Is Still No 1 After Nine Weeks

For a ninth straight week the song "Despacito" has claimed the top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart for Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, plus the song is once again at the top in England, Ireland, America, Canada and New Zealand, and returns to the top of the Digital Sales chart here after one week off, and retains its No.1 streaming position too.

July 17, 2017
The Tea Party - Photo Ros O'Gorman
Jeff Burrows Of The Tea Party Talks Transmission At Noise11 iHeartRadio

iHeartRadio Music News powered by Noise11.com is your weekly audio snapshot of music news and news music.

July 14, 2017
Meg Mac, J Awards photo by Ros OGorman
New Music Releases For 14 July 2017

Major new titles coming this week from: The Kite String Tangle, Offa Rex, Coldplay (EP), L D R U (EP), Paradise Lost, Mura Masa, Oh Wonder, Meg Mac, The Vamps, French Montana and Jonas Blue.

July 14, 2017
SXSW
SXSW Artist Submissions Are Now Open For 2018

SXSW artist submission for showcases opened two weeks ago and already 30 Australian and New Zealand acts have applied to showcase.

July 10, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Clocks Up 15th Week With No 1 Album

Ed Sheeran remains at No.1 for a fifteenth broken week with his third studio album "÷ (Divide)".

July 10, 2017
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
Australian Charts: That Luis Fonsi Thing Is Still No 1 But Noah Cyrus Stiffs

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee along with added vocals by Justin Bieber are at No.1 for an eighth straight week with their Spanish infused hit "Despacito", becoming Justin's longest run at the top in Australia now.

July 10, 2017
Simon Napier-Bell
Simon Napier-Bell To Speak At BigSound 2017

Former Wham and Marc Bolan manager Simon Napier-Bell will speak at the BigSound music conference in Brisbane in September.

July 6, 2017
South Australia Music Awards
South Australia Music Awards 2017 Entries Open

Music SA today opened the entries for the third annual South Australian Music Awards (SAM Awards).

July 6, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Catalogue Now Outsells New Music Sales For First Half Of 2017

The sales and listening of recorded albums continues to drop according to Buzz Angle Music but, of the LPs that have been purchased or streamed, almost two-thirds were catalogue product.

July 6, 2017
Timberwolf
South Australia Showcases Seven Unsigned Artists For Scouted

Music SA’s unsigned initiative Scouted has rounded up seven acts to perform at Adelaide’s East End on July 28 It is all part of the South Australia’s grab of AIR Awards coinciding with Indie-Con Australia.

July 3, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Dethrones Lorde To Return To No 1 Album

For a fourth time Ed Sheeran's "÷ (Divide)" returns to the top of the ARIA Albums Chart, racking up its fourteenth overall week at No.1 in Australia.

July 3, 2017
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
Australian Charts: Fonsi Sticks At No 1

It's a seventh week at No.1 in Australia for the song "Despacito" for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, and in the process it becomes the longest running chart-topper for a Puerto Rican act in Australia.

July 3, 2017
Art Music Awards
APRA To Hold Art Music Awards in Sydney in August

APRA AMCOS will present to the 7th Art Music Awards in Sydney on August 22.

July 2, 2017
Noise11 iHeartRadio
Justin Hayward And David Bridie Guest at Noise11 iHeartRadio

Justin Hayward is at Noise11 iHeartRadio this week to talk about 50 years of Moody Blues and first very first solo tour of Australia. Also David Bridie of My Friend The Chocolate Cake previews the new album 'The Revival Meeting' and talks about the band's homage to artist Jeffrey Smart.

June 30, 2017
The Best of Josh Pyke
New Music Releases for 29 June 2017

Major new titles coming this week from: Calvin Harris, Tuesday the Sky, Devin Townsend Project, Stone Sour, The Acacia Strain, Tex, Don & Charlie, Lany, Jason Owen, TLC and Josh Pyke GH's.

June 30, 2017
Pandora, music news, noise11.com
Pandora Shuts Up Shop In Australia

Pandora will close its Australian office despite claiming a local user base of 1.2 million.

June 27, 2017
Guvera
Guvera Investigated For Missing Millions

Failed streaming company Guvera is being investigated after burning through $180 million of investor’s money and before collapsing.

June 26, 2017
Lorde Melodrama
Australian Charts: Lorde Takes Over No 1 Album Spot With Melodrama

The second studio album for New Zealand female artist Lorde becomes her second No.1 album in Australia, as "Melodrama" debuts in the pole position on the ARIA Albums Chart this week.

June 26, 2017
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
Australian Charts: Fonsi Stays At 1 With Despacito

Justin Bieber has now amassed as many weeks at No.1 in Australia as both Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran, as his appearance in the Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee Spanglish track "Despacito" stays atop the ARIA Singles Chart for a sixth consecutive week.

June 26, 2017
Steve Jones
Sex Pistols Steve Jones To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018 but not for music. Jones will be awarded for his work on radio.

June 25, 2017