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Triple J Hottest 100
65 Australian Songs Make Triple J’s Hottest 100, None Made ARIA’s Top 30

Triple J has revealed that 65 Australian songs will feature in the 2017 Hottest 100, to be broadcast on January 28. By comparison, not one Australian song made the Top 30 of the ARIA end of year chart for 2017.

January 24, 2018
Mary J Blige plays Hamer Hall on Wednesday 12 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Mary J. Blige Is An Oscar Nominee

Singer Mary J. Blige is officially an Oscar contender.

January 24, 2018
Triple J Hottest 100
Triple J Hottest 100 Gets Over 2 Million Votes

2,386,133 votes have been tallied for the 2017 Triple J Hottest 100 making it the biggest Hottest 100 ever.

January 23, 2018
Rob Walker
Rob Walker To Receive The Believe In Music Award at NAMM

Australian Music Association CEO Rob Walker is to be honored at NAMM with The Believe In Music Award.

January 22, 2018
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Singles: Ed Sheeran ‘Perfect’ Is No 1 For 7th Week

The Ed Sheeran ballad "Perfect" remains at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for a seventh straight week, giving him an accumulated equal amount of weeks at No.1 this decade with Justin Bieber.

January 21, 2018
Betty McQuade Midnight Bus
Gil Matthews Is Working On A Go Records Box Set

Gil Matthews, the former Aztecs drummer and founder of Aztec Records, is working on a box set of the complete A and B sides of all Go!! Records singles.

January 19, 2018
Kirin J. Callinan, Photo By Ian Laidlaw
Brisbane Rapper Miss Blanks Explains Why Kirin J Callinan Was Dumped From Laneway

Dumping of Kirin J Callinan from the Laneway line-up have been revealed by Brisbane rapper Miss Blanks.

January 19, 2018
Chris Botti
Chris Botti Explains Why He Is Through Making New Music at Noise11 iHeartRadio

Grammy award winning trumpet player Chris Botti says he is not interested in making any more albums.

January 19, 2018
Fleetwood Mac
New Music Releases For 19 January 2018

Major new titles coming this week from: First Aid Kit, Tommy Emmanuel, Fleetwood Mac (re-issue), Kimbra, Of Mice & Men, Glen Hansard, Fall Out Boy and Black Label Society.

January 19, 2018
Bernard Fanning. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Powderfinger Turn Off Bernardi Music Stunt

Powderfinger is the latest act to tell Cory Bernardi to stop using their music.

January 18, 2018
Spotify
Spotify Tells Cory Bernardi To Politely Go Fuck Himself

The backlash over extremist politician Cory Bernardi’s all-Australian Australia Day playlist continues. Even Spotify have washed their hands of it.

January 18, 2018
Spiderbait
Double J To Play Triple J Hottest 100 From 20 Years Ago

Double J will replay the Triple J Hottest 100 from January 1997 on the same day at the same time that Triple J will be playing its Hottest 100 for 2018.

January 17, 2018
The Cranberries, Noise11, Photo
The Cranberries Music Takes Over iTunes Charts Worldwide

The music of The Cranberries is dominating iTunes charts worldwide following the death of singer Dolores O’Riordan. In Australia, The Cranberries have the top three songs and four albums in the Top 10.

January 17, 2018
Lindsay McDougall
Lindsay McDougall Given The ‘Gong For New Radio Gig

Frenzal Rhomb guitarist and former Triple J breakfast jock Lindsay McDougall will return to the airwaves at ABC Illawarra later this month.

January 16, 2018
Glass Candy
US Electronica Duo Sued Over Vanda and Young’s ‘Love Is In The Air’

The publisher behind ‘Love Is In The Air’ is suing US songwriters John Padgett and Lori Monahan over the alleged use of the song in an Air France television commercial.

January 15, 2018
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran ‘Perfect’ Spends Sixth Week At No 1

It's a sixth week at No.1 in Australia for Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" track, now becoming his second longest running chart-topper on the ARIA Singles Chart.

January 13, 2018
Ed Sheeran, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Australian Songwriters Sue Ed Sheeran Over Faith Hill and Tim McGraw Song

A song Ed Sheeran co-wrote for Faith Hill and Tim McGraw is the subject of the latest copyright infringement lawsuit.

January 12, 2018
Joe Satriani What Happens Next
New Music Releases For 12 January 2018

Major new titles coming this week from: Camila Cabello, Avatar, Joe Satriani, Tonight Alive, Anderson East, Black Veil Brides, BØRNS, Black Label Society and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

January 12, 2018
Dan Sultan at the Age Music Victoria Awards photo by Ros O'Gorman
Dan Sultan And The Jezabels Line Up For St Kilda Festival

Australia’s largest free music festival, the St Kilda Festival, has scored The Jezabels and Dan Sultan for the 2018 line-up.

January 10, 2018
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Beeb Birtles Discusses Nearly Every Day of His Life At Noise11 iHeartRadio

Australian music legend Beeb Birtles tells his story at iHeartRadio Music News powered by Noise11.com this week.

January 10, 2018
Craig McLachlan, Rocky Horror show, Frank N furter
Craig McLachlan’s Career In Tatters Signals An Industry In Desperate Need Of Change

Sexual misconduct allegations against entertainer Craig McLachlan have signalled the urgent need for the Australian entertainment industry to clean its act up.

January 9, 2018
The Greatest Showman
Australian Albums: The Greatest Showman Soundtrack Is First No 1 of 2018

For the second year in a row, the big box-office hit has landed a Soundtrack at the top of the ARIA Album Charts, as this week "The Greatest Showman" leaps up seven spots to land the fiftieth soundtrack at No.1 in Australia.

January 7, 2018
Ed Sheeran Divide
ARIA Singles: Ed Sheeran ‘Perfect’ Opens 2018 At No 1

Ed Sheeran's domination of the singles chart with his track "Perfect" continues as his multi-duet is at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for a fifth consecutive week.

January 7, 2018
Paul Kelly AWITG on Friday 17 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
ARIA Chart Disgrace: Not One Australian Song Or Album Made The End of Year Top 10

2017 was a terrible year for Australian artists in Australia with not one song or album making the ARIA Top 10.

January 5, 2018
Justin Timberlake - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
New Music Releases for 5 January 2018

Major new titles coming this week from: A new Justin Timberlake single, plus albums from Mike Posner, Watain, Bryan Adams (GH) and Youngr.

January 5, 2018
Spotify
Artists To Get Screwed Big Time In 2018 As Music Streaming Increases By 50% in 2017

Music streaming had a bumper year with listening increasing by 50% over 2016 in 2017 according to a report from BuzzAngle but don’t expect to see too many artists applauding it.

January 3, 2018
Seminole Hard Rock Florida
Hard Rock To Build World’s Largest Guitar Shaped Building

Work has begun on the world’s largest guitar shaped building. Hard Rock is building the guitar shaped tower in Florida.

December 31, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Album Ends 2017 On Top After Owning The Year

Returning to the top for a 22nd week at No.1 is the third album for Ed Sheeran and "÷ (Divide)", giving it an eighth berth at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart.

December 31, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Ends The Year With A Perfect No 1

The last sales figures for 2017 see the January 1st, 2018 chart log Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" at the top for a fourth straight week.

December 31, 2017
Bob Spencer guitarist with Rose Tattoo at Palms Melbourne on Friday 27 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Bob Spencer Reveals He Underwent Therapy To Create His Solo Album In An All-New Noise11 iHeartRadio Show

At age 60 former Finch, Skyhooks and The Angels guitarist Bob Spencer has released his first ever solo album ‘Saints and Murderers’. He tells Noise11.com that to make the record he first had to undergo therapy for overcome his fear of singing.

December 29, 2017