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National Live Music Awards
Announcement: Australia’s National Live Music Awards Set For 2020

The board of the National Live Music Awards (NLMAs) are proud to announce the event will be returning in 2020 for their 5th annual ceremony, set to celebrate the resilience of the live music sector in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

July 15, 2020
Julia Stone Photo Credit Brooke Ashley Barone
Julia Stone Signs With BMG

Julia Stone is BMG Australia’s latest signing.

July 14, 2020
BIGSOUND 2020
ANNOUNCEMENT: BigSound To Go Ahead For 2020

BIGSOUND is pleased to announce that it will proceed in 2020 with a revised program of conference, live music and parties, ensuring that its long-standing role of providing forward thinking, listening, learning, discovering and most importantly industry connection for the music community, is not lost due to COVID-19.

July 14, 2020
Tones and I
Dance Monkey Is Spotify’s Most Played Song of 2020

A study by the Polytechnic University of Valencia shows that the list of hits on Spotify grew by 18% during the worst months of the pandemic and generated 8% more traffic.

July 14, 2020
Mike Skinner - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
UK Charts: The Streets On Track For First No 1 Album In 14 Years

The Streets are on course for their first chart-topping album in over a decade with new mixtape None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive.

July 14, 2020
Possum Records
Philip Israel Takes Possum To Robert Rigby’s Fanfare Records

Philip Israel’s record label Possum has done a deal with Robert Rigby’s Fanfare Records for a new joint venture for future projects.

July 13, 2020
Baker Boy
Announcement: National Indigenous Music Awards Finalists Unveiled

The nominations for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards have been announced today, with a huge geographic and genre range, representing a true snapshot of Australia’s First Nations talent.

July 13, 2020
Pop Smoke
Australian Albums : Pop Smoke Debuts At No 1

The debut and posthumous album for American rapper Pop Smoke is the new No.1 album on the ARIA Charts, called "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon".

July 12, 2020
Paul Weller: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
UK Charts: Paul Weller Has The Number One Album

Congratulations to Paul Weller, whose new album On Sunset lands straight in at Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart and claims a rarely seen chart feat.

July 12, 2020
The Angels play Palms Crown Casino on Friday 27 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
ANNOUNCEMENT: Deni Ute Muster 2020 Cancelled

Official announcement about Deni Ute Muster 2020:

July 10, 2020
Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com
Bluesfest Plans For A 2021 Music Festival

Planning for Bluesfest 2021 remains on track with the first line-up announcement confirmed for 2021.

July 8, 2020
Carol LLoyd performing at the Arts Centre forecourt for the Rock Chicks exhibition 2010. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
QMusic Carol Lloyd Award Applications Open For 2020

QMusic, Queensland’s music industry development association, is the new home for the Carol Lloyd Award supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and APRA AMCOS. Applications are open now, closing Monday 7 September.

July 7, 2020
The Teskey Brothers
2020 Air Awards Nominees Announced

AIR is thrilled to return to the UNESCO City of Music this October for its annual AIR Awards and Indie-Con Australia Conference.

July 7, 2020
Bush
Under The Southern Stars Reveals COVID-SAFE Roadmap for 2021 Event

The Under The Southern Stars spectacular rock music festival series featuring +LIVE+, Bush and the Stone Temple Pilots recently announced the postponed April tour would move to February 2021.

July 7, 2020
Amahla
The Ivors Announce Nominees and Mentors for new Rising Star Awards

The Ivors Academy has today announced the five nominees for its brand-new Rising Star Award with Apple Music.

July 7, 2020
Music From The Home Front
Australian Albums: Music From The Home Front Spends Second Week At No 1

"Music from the Home Front", the compilation of local talent raising money for frontline COVID-19 workers, remains the No.1 album in Australia for a second week.

July 6, 2020
QMusic Womxn In Music
QMusic Launches QMxntorship Program

QMusic has launched ‘QMxntorship’ under its Womxn in Music program with applications open now for music industry professionals to apply as mentees or paid mentors, closing Tuesday 28 July. QMxntorship is proudly supported and funded by the Queensland Government.

July 6, 2020
The Weeknd
UK Charts: The Weeknd ‘Blinding Lights’ Is Biggest Song of 2020 So Far

The Weeknd claims the UK’s Official biggest song of 2020 so far with his huge Number 1 hit Blinding Lights, OfficialCharts.com can confirm.

July 6, 2020
Haim, Photo By Serena Ho
UK Charts: Haim Album Debuts At No 1

The eponymous LA pop-rock band made up of sisters Este, Danielle and Alana finish the week ahead of the pack by 4,000 chart sales, claiming the most downloads and vinyl of the past seven days, putting them in pole position on the Official Vinyl Chart too.

July 6, 2020
Music Victoria
Music Victoria Awards Now Open For Submissions

Music Victoria is thrilled to reveal that the 16th annual Music Victoria Awards will return in 2020 during Melbourne Music Week to celebrate the vast achievements of Victoria’s music community over the last year. Despite live music coming to a standstill since COVID-19 restrictions came in place, there have been huge achievements by the Victorian music community.

July 2, 2020
Guy Sebastian - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Guy Sebastian’s Manager Titus Day Arrested On Fraud Charges

Guy Sebastian’s longtime manager Titus Day was arrested Wednesday night over alleged fraud charges against the singer.

July 2, 2020
Bluesfest 2021
Bluesfest 2021 Early Bird Tickets Go On Sale

In what will be regarded as an incredible act of bravery Bluesfest has announced Early Bird tickets to its 2021 festival will go on sale today. This announcement comes one week ahead of what is said to be an historical First Artist Announcement next week on July 8th.

July 1, 2020
PPCA
PPCA And Recording Council Announce Recording Grant Participants

The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and the Australia Council for the Arts announce the five newest recipients of $15,000 grants to assist with the creation of new sound recordings.

July 1, 2020
MTV VMAs
MTV Awards To Go Ahead With Limited Audience

The upcoming 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will be held with "limited or no audience", according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

July 1, 2020
Michael Falzon
Michael Falzon’s Wife Film Director Jane Cho Issues Statement About His Passing

Film director Jane Cho, wife of beloved Australian entertainer Michael Falzon, has released a statement following his passing last Tuesday after a year-long battle with a rare form of germ cell cancer.

June 29, 2020
Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways
Bob Dylan Sells 34000 In The UK

Congratulations to Bob Dylan, who goes straight to Number 1 with his 39th studio album Rough and Rowdy Ways.

June 29, 2020
Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways
Bob Dylan Becomes Oldest Person Ever To Score UK No 1 Album

Bob Dylan has become the oldest artist ever to score a U.K. number one album with a record comprising of new original material.

June 29, 2020
Music From The Home Front
Australian Albums: Music From The Home Front Keeps Bob Dylan From No 1

On April 25th of this year heaps of acts from both Australia and New Zealand got together to put on a live streamed concert called 'Music from the Home Front', screened on Channel 9 in Australia, Channel 3 in New Zealand and YouTube internationally, and now this week the album of music from the 3 hrs, 30 mins show is the new No.1 album in Australia.

June 28, 2020
Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways
Bob Dylan On Track for UK Number One

Bob Dylan is on course for his ninth Number 1 on the UK’s Official Albums Chart with Rough and Rowdy Ways.

June 23, 2020
Vika and Linda Akilotoa
Australian Charts: Vika & Linda Bull Score Their First No 1 Album With ‘Akilotoa’

Vika & Linda (Bull) land their first No.1 Album in their native Australia this week as their collection called "Akilotoa (Anthology 1994-2006)" debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums chart.

June 21, 2020