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UK Charts: The 1975 score third no 1 album

Congratulations to The 1975, who land straight in at Number 1 on this week's Official Albums Chart with A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.

December 9, 2018
A Star Is Born 2018
Australian Charts : A Star Is Born spends 7th week at no 1

It's now a seventh week at the top in Australia for the soundtrack to "A Star is Born" by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, plus the set also holds for the same period in New Zealand too.

December 9, 2018
Ariana Grande Sweetener
Australian Charts: Ariana Grande ‘thank u, next’ number one for 4th week

Could the Ariana Grande track "thank u, next" become the final No.1 of 2018, as this week it lands a fourth week atop the ARIA Singles Chart, plus also a fourth stay in New Zealand and Canada and logs a fifth week atop the UK and Irish singles charts too.

December 9, 2018
Kevin Somers
Australian agent/booker Kevin Somers loses battle with cancer

Kevin Somers, the Australian agent/booker who worked with Jimeoin, Dave Hughes, Eric Bana and Vince Sorrenti over the years, has lost his battle with cancer.

December 7, 2018
Baker Boy
National Live Music Awards 2019

The National Live Music Awards were held across Australia on Thursday 6 December 2018. As part of the awards Magic Dirt were inducted into the National Live Music Hall of Fame.

December 7, 2018
Coldplay Live In Buenos Aires
New Music Releases 7 December 2018

Major new titles coming this week from: Coldplay (Live), All That Remains, Cilla Black, Slipknot (re-issue), John Mellencamp, The Carpenters & RPO, Brett Young, Ice Cube, Van Morrison, Brothers 3, Wes Carr, Mel Parsons, Richard Swift and the Mary Poppins Returns soundtrack.

December 7, 2018
Front row L-R: Denis Handlin AO (Chairman & CEO, Australia & New Zealand and President, Asia, Sony Music Entertainment), Christine Woodruff and John Woodruff (JWM) Back row L-R: Brett Oaten (Brett Oaten Solicitors) and Keith Welsh (JWM)
Denis Handlin signs Savage Garden back catalogue to Sony

The music of Savage Garden will be remarketed to the world in 2019 following a deal between Sony boss Denis Handlin and John Woodruff Management.

December 7, 2018
Kim Salmon at the launch of Leaps and Bounds 2015, photo by Ros O'Gorman
MEMO Music Hall to pay tribute to the music of St Kilda with Summer Sounds of St Kilda series

Melbourne’s hidden music gem of a venue MEMO Music Hall will pay tribute to its local artists with Summer Sounds of St Kilda series throughout January.

December 6, 2018
Mary Webb
Final names added for National Live Music Awards around Australia

The National Live Music Awards are thrilled to announce the final additions for the 2018 runs of events this Thursday!

December 5, 2018
Take That Odyssey
UK Charts: Take That Odyssey lands at no 1

Take That may be celebrating their 30th anniversary but they show no signs of slowing down - their new album Odyssey lands straight in at Number 1 on the UK’s Official Albums Chart with massive opening week numbers.

December 1, 2018
Ariana Grande Sweetener
UK Charts: Ariana Grande ‘thank u, next’ is no 1 for 4th week

It’s been another mighty seven days for Ariana Grande as thank u, next holds on to Number 1 for a fourth week.

December 1, 2018
A Star Is Born 2018
Australian Charts: A Star Is Born is no 1 for sixth week

The soundtrack for the film 'A Star is Born' logs a sixth week atop the ARIA Albums Chart, two weeks shy of the eight weeks set in January and February for the years other long-running No.1 soundtrack in "The Greatest Showman".

December 1, 2018
Ariana Grande Sweetener
Australian charts: Ariana Grande spends third week at no 1

The Ariana Grande run at the top continues in Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada (all third week), England and Ireland (both 4 weeks) for her song "thank u, next", which got a video clip release on Saturday (1st of Dec.)

December 1, 2018
SXSW 2019
Seven Australian and one more New Zealand act join SXSW line-up

Three Sydney acts plus one each from Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle, Perth and Auckland have been added to the SXSW line-up for 2019.

December 1, 2018
Tony Burke
Labor to reform Ticket Scalping Laws when elected

Labor has promised to overhaul current laws in relation to ticket sales for live music and events if (make that a when) it assumes power in May 2019.

November 30, 2018
Neil Young Songs for Judy
New Music Releases 30 November 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: The 1975, Clean Bandit, David Bowie (Live), Neil Young (Live), Bryan Ferry, Alessia Cara, Damien Dempsey, Buddy Holly & Royal Philharmonic Orch., Mel Parsons and Dolly Parton's soundtrack for 'Dumplin''.

November 30, 2018
Kasey Chambers
ARIA inducts Kasey Chambers into the Hall of Fame

Kasey Chambers was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame this week with an imaginative poem by Paul Kelly.

November 29, 2018
Scott Maxwell ARIA Music Teacher of the Year award 2018
ARIA Awards produced 500,000 viewers across Australia

Around 500,000 viewers tuned in to watch the ARIA Awards across Australia last night.

November 29, 2018
5 Seconds Of Summer, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
ARIA Awards 2018 complete winners list

The 2018 ARIA Awards were held in Sydney on 28 November 2019.

November 28, 2018
Mojo Juju
Mojo Juju slams Liberal stooge Andrew Bolt for his idiotic logic

Andrew Bolt, one of the Liberal Party’s loudest stooges, has angered J Award winning artist Mojo Juju over another of his twisted statements.

November 27, 2018
Michael Buble Love
UK Charts: Michael Buble ‘Love’ is the no 1 album

The British public have fallen head over heels for Michael Bublé this week as his new album, Love, goes straight in at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart.

November 24, 2018
Ariana Grande Sweetener
UK Charts: Ariana Grande ‘thank u, next’ is no 1 song for third week

There’s no shifting Ariana Grande from the top of the Official Singles Chart, as thank u, next claims a third week at Number 1.

November 24, 2018
A Star Is Born 2018
Australian Charts : A Star Is Born is the no 1 album for fifth week

It's a fifth straight week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart for the soundtrack to 'A Star is Born', which also holds for fifth stay in New Zealand too.

November 24, 2018
Ariana Grande Sweetener
Australian Charts : Ariana Grande ‘thank u, next’ is no 1 for a second week

It's a second week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for the second Ariana Grande No.1 this year (and ever) in "thank u, next", which also holds for a second week in New Zealand, America and Canada while a third week at the summit in both England and Ireland.

November 24, 2018
Middle Kids- Lost Friends
J Awards for 2018 have been announced and here are all the winners

Triple J has announced its J Awards for 2018. Middle Kids, Gurrumul, Kwame and Mojo Juju are this year’s winners.

November 23, 2018
Missy Higgins The Special Ones
New Music Releases for 23 November 2018

Major new titles coming this week from: Rita Ora, Cliff Richard, Take That, Missy Higgins, Karise Eden, Setev Kilbey, Zott (Live), Jeff Goldblum, Unearth, Ronie Stolt's The Flower King, City & Colour and the new 100% Hits Best of 2018 and So Fresh Hits of Summer 2019 & Best of 2018 compilations.

November 23, 2018
Melbourne Synth Festival
Melbourne Synth Festival kicks off Friday – full program revealed

The first annual Melbourne Synth Festival will get underway on Friday starting with Beatrice.

November 22, 2018
Stevie Jean - Photo by Elle Wickens
National Live Music Awards line-ups announced

Today the National Live Music Awards are excited to reveal its main lineups for the 2018 run of events on 6th December 2018.

November 22, 2018
John Farnham
Your guide to the 2018/2019 A Day On The Green summer season

A Day on the Green will kick off the 2018/2019 season this weekend with 25 events planned from November 24 through to March 27.

November 22, 2018
Sampa The Great 13th AMP showcase Pop up at the Arts Centre Foyer Melbourne on a Flatbed Truck. Photo Ros O'Gorman
The Age Music Victoria Music Awards 2018 recognizes the heart and soul of the music business

The Age Music Victoria Music Awards were announced Wednesday night at the Melbourne Recital Centre and once again confirmed why Melbourne is Australia's music capital.

November 22, 2018