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Tony Burke at the Labor Arts Launch at The espy photo by Noise11
Labor Vows To Simplify Artist Income Over Years and Improve Funding to the Arts Sector

A Shorten Labor government plans to ease the pressure on irregular artist income by allowing artists to average their income over multiple years.

May 17, 2019
Conrad Sewell Life
New Music Releases 17 May 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Conrad Sewell, Savage Messiah, Whitesnake, DJ Khaled, Tyler The Creator, Crooked Colours, Lewis Caopaldi, Carly Rae Jepsen, Logic, Rammstein, Alex Lahey, Archie Roach (Live), The National, Interpol and Howard Jones.

May 17, 2019
Bill Shorten at The Espy photo by Noise11
Shorten Labor Government To Fund Regional Arts and Increase Arts Education

The Shorten Labor government has vowed to allocate funds for regional areas to improve Arts programs outside the major cities if successful this weekend at the Australian election.

May 16, 2019
Michael Lang of Woodstock 50
Judge Orders Woodstock 50 Can Go Ahead

The Woodstock 50 Festival has been given new life after a judge has ruled that the festival can go ahead and that Dentsu had no right to cancel.

May 16, 2019
Tony Burke at the Labor Arts Launch at The espy photo by Noise11
Labor Promises Return to Support of Creative Industries After Election

The Australian Labor Party has promised to refocus attention to Creative Industries in the Arts and Entertainment if successful at this weekend’s election.

May 15, 2019
Multiple Award winner Briggs for A.B.Original at The Annual Age Music Victoria Awards held at 170 Russell St Melbourne on Wednesday 22 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Dark Mofo 2019 Program Revealed

The 2019 Dark Mofo program will feature events featuring Briggs, Warren Ellis, Jimmy Cauty of The KLF, Antony Hamilton Projects and more.

May 15, 2019
Kate Miller-Heidke announces Helpmann Awards Nominations at Hamer Hall.
Kate Miller-Heidke Eurovision Performance Is A Wild Card According to Dance Direct Algorithm

Australia’s Kate Miller-Heidke may be the longshot with a chance at this week’s Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv according to Dance Direct.

May 15, 2019
Tony Burke at the Labor Arts Launch at The espy photo by Noise11
Shorten Labor Government will address Mental Health needs in the Music Industry

Under a Shorten Labor Government, mental health issues in the music industry will be supported with $5 million in funding to be allocated to Support Act.

May 14, 2019
Bill Shorten at The Espy photo by Noise11
Labor Will Crackdown on ViaGoGo When Elected

A Shorten Labor government will finally act on audience rip-off sites such as ViaGoGo after this weekend’s election in Australia.

May 13, 2019
Pink: Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Australian Charts: Pink ‘Hurts 2B Human’ No 1 for Second Week

P!nk's new No.1 entry from last week in "Hurts 2B Human" holds for a second week atop the ARIA Albums Chart, continuing her streak of six chart-topping albums logging multiple weeks at the summit here.

May 13, 2019
Billy Ray Cyrus
Australian Charts: Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus No 1 for 4th Week

Nas X along with U.S. country singer Billy Ray Cyrus log a fourth straight week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with their track "Old Town Road (I Got Horses in the Back)".

May 13, 2019
Ben Harper - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Ben Harper and Billy Gibbons win Blues Music Awards

Ben Harper has won his first Blues Music Award while Billy Gibbons is also a winner for his solo album 'The Big Bad Blues'.

May 10, 2019
The Wall Redux
New Music Releases for 10 May 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: The Wall Redux, Lee Kernaghan, The Rubens unplugged, Kian, Clinic, Screaming Jets (GH), Port Noir, Rodney Atkins, Whitesnake, The Gooch Palms, Ciara, Sammy Hagar, Sons of the East, Mac DeMarco and The Cher Show Broadway album.

May 9, 2019
Stormzy
UK Charts: Stormzy has the no 1 song with Vossi Bop

Stormzy’s Vossi Bop has gone straight in at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with massive streaming figures.

May 7, 2019
Pink: Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Australian Charts: Pink scores her sixth number one album in Australia

The eighth studio album for P!nk entitled "Hurts 2B Human" debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week becoming her sixth No.1 album in Australia.

May 5, 2019
Billy Ray Cyrus
Australian Charts: Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus keep Taylor Swift away from number one

Fighting off stiff competition from a new Taylor Swift song the No.1 song remains "Old Town Road" for Lil' Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus for a third straight week, the song now ▲Platinum in sales.

May 5, 2019
Adalita, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Magic Dirt, Baker Boy and Harvey Sutherland Set For Community Cup 2019

The Reclink Community Cup 2019 line-up has been confirmed with Magic Dirt, Baker Boy and Harvey Sutherland along for 2019.

May 3, 2019
Kevin Johnson
New Music Releases for 3 May 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Vampire Weekend, Bad Religion, The Dream Syndicate, Little Steven, Lee Kernaghan, Kate Ceberano, Protomartyr, Kevin Johnson, Superheist and soundtracks for 'The Hustle', 'Pokemon: Detective Pikachu' and 'Tolkien'.

May 2, 2019
Stephen Cummings with The Sports at the Memo Music Hall in St Kilda. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Stephen Cummings returns to Memo Music Hall Friday

Stephen Cummings will head back to Memo Music Hall in Melbourne this Friday for another showcase of his new album ‘Prisoner of Love’ and new anthology.

May 1, 2019
Sarah Aarons
Sarah Aarons wins Four APRA Awards The Complete Winners List

Melbourne songwriter Sarah Aarons was the big winner at the 2019 APRA Awards. She has picked up the prestigious Songwriter of the Year award as well as Most Played Australia Work for ‘The Middle’ by Zed, Dance Work of the Year for ‘The Middle’ and Rock Work of the Year for ‘Never Ever’ with The Rubens.

April 30, 2019
Michael Lang of Woodstock 50
Woodstock 50 Will Go Ahead Says Organiser Michael Lang

The Woodstock 50 Festival in upstate New York will go ahead despite the event’s financial backers pulling out this week.

April 30, 2019
Pink: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Pink on track for a UK no 1 album

Pink leads this week's Official Chart Update with Hurts 2B Human.

April 30, 2019
Billie Eilish
Australian Charts: Billie Eilish retains top spot with “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”

Regaining her crown at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart is the debut studio album for Billie Eilish called "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?", for a third overall week at the top here, plus the set scores a Gold (●) sales certification too.

April 27, 2019
Billy Ray Cyrus
Australia Charts: Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus are at no 1 for second week

The "Old Town Road" track for rapper Lil' Nas X and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus (on some versions) holds for a second week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia.

April 27, 2019
Leo Sayer Selfie
New Music Releases For 26 April 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Leo Sayer, P!nk, David Campbell, Alan Parsons, Rob Thomas, Marina, The Cranberries, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, George Benson, Felicity Urquhart, ScHoolboy Q, Paul Kelly (Live), Amber Lawrence, Dave, Catfish & the Bottlemen, JJ Cale, Secret Garden, Nick Murphy (aka Chet Baker), Phil Emmanuel, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Game of Thrones soundtrack and Eurovision 2019 (phys) and Now 2019 V1.

April 25, 2019
The Teskey Brothers
The Aussie BBQ is taking A.B. Original and Tesky Brothers to Central Park

The Aussie BBQ is heading to Central Park, New York to showcase Hermitude, San Cisco, The Teskey Brothers, Tkay Midza, WAAX and A.B. Original.

April 24, 2019
The Seekers, Noise11, Press Conference, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
The Seekers have No. 4 Album and Zoot make the Vinyl Chart

The Seekers have an album in the Australian Top 10 and Zoot are back in the vinyl chart. In an era of BTS and Billie Eilish, heritage acts are proving they have dollar value too.

April 22, 2019
BTS Map of the Soul
Australian Charts: Boy Band BTS has the number one album

BTS land their fourth Top 10 entry and now first No.1 position in Australia as their new seven track EP called "Map of the Soul: Persona" debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart.

April 21, 2019
Billy Ray Cyrus
Australian Charts: Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus have the number one song

After leaping to No.2 last week the country-rap song for Lil' Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus called "Old Town Road (I Got Horses in the Back)" takes over the top of the ARIA Singles Chart this week and is newly Gold (●) in sales.

April 21, 2019
Rolling Stones Honk
New Music Releases for 19 April 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: The Rolling Stones (GH), Cage the Elephant, Josh Groban (Live), The O'Jays, After the Burial, X Ambassadors, Jade Bird and Katie Noonan.

April 19, 2019