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Central Station Founders Drop Bombshells Of Music Biz In New Book Music Wars’

The story of Central Station Records, the boutique Melbourne record store that became a record store and music empire for its founders, is told in the new book ‘Music Wars – The Sound of the Underground’.

June 19, 2017
Phil Ceberano, One Electric Day November 2014 at Werribee Park: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Monique Brumby and Phil Ceberano To Mentor Rock Academy Teen Music Talent

ARIA winning singer songwriter Monique Brumby and guitarist Phil Ceberano will front Rock Academy Melbourne to mentor teen music talent in songwriting and performing these July school holidays.

June 19, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran MBE ‘divide’ Spends 13th Week At No 1

Ed Sheeran's "÷ (Divide)" stays atop the ARIA Albums Chart for a thirteenth non-consecutive week.

June 19, 2017
Adrian Belew, Birds Basement 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Adrian Belew Tells A Wealth of Stories At Noise11 iHeartRadio

Adrian Belew, the former guitarist for David Bowie, Talking Heads, Frank Zappa and long-time member of King Crimson sits down with Noise11’s Paul Cashmere for amazing stories about his incredible career.

June 16, 2017
Nigel Grainge
R.I.P. Nigel Grange Founder Of Ensign Records Aged 70

Nigel Grainge, the founder of Ensign Records, has died at age 70 following complications from surgery.

June 13, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Once Again The Death Of The CD Is Exaggerated

Once again stories about the death of the CD have been grossly exaggerated. A study of this week’s Australian Top 10 ARIA album chart by The Noise Network shows that most fans prefer the physical format over streams and downloads.

June 12, 2017
Denis Handlin AM, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Australasia
Denis Handlin Paul Dainty and Michael Coppel Honoured In Queen’s Birthday List

Sony Music’s Denis Handlin and promoters Michael Coppel and Paul Dainty have been awarded honours in the Queen’s Birthday List for 2017.

June 12, 2017
Not From There
Not From There Tops Double J 50 Most Overlooked Songs of the 90s

Not For There, the Australian band formed in the UK that later relocated to Brisbane, has topped Double J's 50 Most Overlooked Songs of the 90s.

June 10, 2017
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Pat Davern of Grinspoon and Pete Murray At Noise11 iHeartRadio This Week

Grinspoon are officially a classic rock band with the 20th anniversary release of their debut Guide To Better Living, although Pat Davern prefers the term “heritage rock’. Pat talks at iHeartRadio Music News powered by Noise11.com this week.

June 9, 2017
Lindsay Buckingham Christine McVie
New Music Releases For 9 June 2017

Major new titles coming this week from: Katy Perry, London Grammar, Lady Antebellum, Rise Against, Glen Campbell, Kilter, Lindsay Buckingham & Christine McVie, Rancid and Gov't Mule.

June 9, 2017
Roger Waters, The Wall - image by Ros O'Gorman
Roger Waters Set For First UK No 1 Album

While Pink Floyd has managed to hit the top of the British Albums chart six times, only David Gilmour has matched that height, doing it twice with On An Island (2006) and Rattle That Lock (2015).

June 6, 2017
Brett Cottle
Brett Cottle To Step Down As Head Of APRA/AMCOS

Longtime CEO of APRA/AMOCOS Brett Cottle will step down from his position in June.

May 31, 2017
One Electric Day at Werribee Mansion on Sunday 27 November 2016 with Russell Morris, Icehouse, James Reyne, Jimmy Barnes.
AIR Awards Nominees Revealed For 2017

The nominees for the 2017 AIR Awards have been announced, as well as the new location for the ceremony.

May 31, 2017
The Beatles Celebrate Sgt Peppers
The Beatles ‘Sgt Pepper’ Set To Return To No 1 In UK

The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was last Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart some 49 years ago, but it could return to the top spot this week.

May 31, 2017
Soundgarden, Chris Cornell - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Chris Cornell Has 13 Albums In Top 100 In Australia

The death of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has prompted a resurgence in music sales for his various bands and solo works.

May 30, 2017
The 2017 APIA Good Times tour in Melbourne at Hamer Hall on Friday 26 May 2017 with Deborah Conway, Colin Hay, Mental As Anything, Black Sorrows.
APIA Good Times Tour Has An Historical Line-up for 2017

You know that old saying “they don’t make ‘em like that anymore”, well with artists like the Black Sorrows, Mental As Anything, Deborah Conway and Colin Hay, they really don’t make ‘em like that anymore.

May 29, 2017
Margaret Court Arena
Momentum Builds For Margaret Court Arena Name Change

Momentum to charge the name of Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena has built over the last few days despite trying to be extinguished by right-winged radio shock jocks and tabloid hacks.

May 29, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Divides and Conquers ARIA Albums Again

Ed Sheeran's third album "÷ (Divide)" returns to the top of the ARIA Albums chart this week for a tenth overall week at the top here, and is now 4x▲Platinum in sales too.

May 29, 2017
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
Australian Charts: Fonsi Stays At No 1 For Second Week On ARIA Singles

For a second week at No.1 in Australia are Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber with their worldwide chart-topping track "Despacito".

May 29, 2017
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Matt Murphy of The Wombats Is At Noise11 iHeartRadio This Week

Matthew Murphy of The Wombats is at iHeartRadio Music News powered by Noise11.com this week with an update on the next album for his band and so background on the previous ones.

May 26, 2017
The Beatles Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
New Music Releases 26 May 2017

Major new titles coming this week from: Bernard Fanning, Frenzal Rhomb, Sgt Peppers 50th Anniversary, Lil' Yachty, The Charlatans, The Wiggles, In Hearts Wake, Justin Townes Earle, New Order and soundtracks for Wonder Woman, Alien: Covenant & Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

May 26, 2017
John Farnham
Regional Touring Boss Duane McDonald Calls For Changes To Law After Farnham Tickets Fall To Scalpers

Duane McDonald, founder of touring company Regional Touring, is demanding changes to the law after pre-sale tickets for John Farnham’s Wollongong concert were snapped up this morning and immediately on sold by scalpers.

May 25, 2017
Paul Weller A Kind Revolution
New Music Releases For 19 May 2017

Major new titles coming this week from: Papa Roach, Linkin Park, Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G., Foreigner, Rammstein, Pumarosa, Little Steven, Rascal Flatts, The Kooks (GH), Erasure and the live Dirty Dancing soundtrack for Now comp for 2017.

May 19, 2017
Dead Letter Circus
Dead Letter Circus Signs To BMG

Brisbane’s Dead Letter Circus is the latest signing to BMG Australia.

May 18, 2017
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Glenn Cardier, Gang Of Youths Amongst Australia’s International Songwriting Competition Winners

Veteran singer songwriter Glenn Cardier and relative newcomers Gang Of Youths have picked up awards at the International Songwriting Competition.

May 18, 2017
Lucius Borich
Lucius Borich and Slim Jim Phantom Join Noise11 For iHeartRadio

With the Sydney Drum and Percussion Show just over a week away showcase acts Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats and Lucius Borich of COG talk it up at iHeartRadio Music News powered by Noise11.com.

May 17, 2017
2017 Australian Jazz Bell Awards held at Birds Basement in Melbourne on Monday 15 May 2017.
Albert Dadon Celebrates 15 years of The Jazz Bell Awards

Albert Dadon’s Australian Jazz Bell Awards celebrated 15 years on Monday night honouring Australia’s jazz community with its most prestigious awards night.

May 16, 2017
Bernard Fanning, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
Bernard Fanning and The Presets Set For Sunshine Coast Music Festival

Bernard Fanning and The Presets will perform at the Sunshine Coast’s Maroochy Music & Vis Arts Festival.

May 15, 2017
Aled Jones One Voice
Mothers Day Fails To Create Music Sales Upswing For First Time

The week leading into Mother’s Day is traditionally a big week for music sales. Not this year. Music was definitely not the gift of choice for 2017.

May 15, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Divide is Back At Number 1

After a single away from the #1 spot, returning this week to the top of the ARIA Albums Chart is Ed Sheeran's "÷ (Divide)" album.

May 15, 2017