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Rob Thomas performed at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Saturday 20 February 2016
Coldplay, Rob Thomas And Other Warner International Artists Take Part In ‘Got Ya Back’ Initiative

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, August 08, Annie-Marie, Bazzi, Charli XCX, Coldplay, Death Cab For Cutie, Foals, Gerard Way, Grouplove, Little Dragon, Morgan Evans, Rita Ora, Rob Thomas, Royal Blood, Rudimental and Why Don’t We are all Warner Music artists taking part in ‘Got Ya Back’.

May 8, 2020
Jane Gazzo photo by Ros O'Gorman
The State of Music Episode Two To Stream Saturday

Mushroom’s State of Music will stream a second episode this Saturday at 6:30pm.

May 7, 2020
Henry Wagons. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Recharge Is Victoria’s Newest Streaming Festival

Victoria will introduce Recharge on 17 May, a streaming media event.

May 6, 2020
Birds of Tokyo Human Design
Australian Charts: Birds Of Tokyo ‘Human Design’ Is The No 1 Album

The sixth studio album for Perth band Birds of Tokyo called "Human Design" becomes the bands second No.1 album as it debuts at the top of the Australian Albums chart.

May 4, 2020
Art4Changes Roger Ballen
Photographer Roger Ballen Joins Art4Changes Project

Roger Ballen: -“Simply sitting home will not change the world, acting from home to provide real help – will!”

May 3, 2020
Dion Blues With Friends
Dion Gathers Rock Icons For His ‘Blues With Friends’ Album

Rock and Roll legend Dion has gathered up his famous friends for his next album ‘Blues With Friends’.

May 1, 2020
SXSW 2020
Class Action Over Non-SXSW Cancellation Refunds Escalates

SXSW is facing increased pressure to refund delegates who registered for the 2020 music conference and festival which could potentially bankrupt the organization.

May 1, 2020
Melbourne Recital Centre
Why Are Victorian Government Venues Still Selling Tickets After July 1?

Government-owned venues in Victoria are still selling concert tickets for shows scheduled after July 1 despite a very clear message from the Premier and the Chief Medical Officer suggesting it will be a long, long time before the music industry is allowed to return to normal.

May 1, 2020
Dan Andrews, photo by Ros O'Gorman
Victorian Government and Mushroom Group Launch Streaming Service Victoria Together

Michael Gudinski’s Mushroom Group has partnered with the Victorian Government to launch a new streaming entertainment service called Victoria Together.

May 1, 2020
2017 Record Store Day Ambassador Anthony Albanese (aka Albo) at Red Eye Records handing over the Ambassadorship to the current ambassadors. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Delayed Record Store Day To Be Spread Over Three Dates

Record Store Day will now happen on Saturday August 29, Saturday September 26 and Saturday October 24.

April 30, 2020
Cherry Bar Owner, James Young at the unveiling of the Bon Scott Sculpture in AC/DC Lane Melbourne. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Op-Ed: Melbourne Venue Owner James Young’s Plea To The Victorian Government

When the proposed Victorian Lockdown Laws were initially proposed it was the live music sector that was hit first and hit the hardest.

April 29, 2020
Robert Graves and son Tomas
Art4Changes Welcomes The Work of Robert Graves To The Project

“There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either” ― Robert Graves

April 27, 2020
Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com
Music From The Home Front Proves Australian Music Wins Ratings

1.159 million Australian’s turned in for Music From The Home Front on Saturday night with the show rating no 1 for under 40 year olds.

April 26, 2020
The Smith Street Band Dont Waste Your Anger
Australian Albums: The Smith Street Band Land Their First No 1

The fifth studio album for Melbourne rock group The Smith Street Band called "Don't Waste Your Anger" debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week, their first No.1 set.

April 26, 2020
Courtney Barnett . Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Music From The Home Front To Screen On Nine Australia and Three New Zealand

This Saturday night across Music From The Home Front will bring Australian and New Zealand acts live to your lounge room.

April 23, 2020
Coldplay perform at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Friday 9 December 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Warner Music Presents PlayOn Virtual Festival This Weekend

The next major online music festival will be PlayOn featuring Warner Music Group artists this weekend.

April 22, 2020
Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia
Australian Albums: Dua Lipa ‘Future Nostalgia’ Debuts At No 1

After two weeks of sitting at its entry position of No.2, the second Dua Lipa album "Future Nostalgia" is up one place to claim the No.1 spot in Australia this week.

April 20, 2020
Laneway Festival
New York and Los Angeles Mayors Concur Concerts Won’t Return Until 2021

Both New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti cannot see major concert events returning in 2020.

April 16, 2020
Bruce Springsteen and Max Weinberg at AAMI Park on Thursday 2 February 2017. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Bruce Springsteen Reveals Star-Studded Pandemic Show Plans

Bruce Springsteen is set to perform along with the likes of Halsey, SZA, Bon Jovi, Tony Bennett and Charlie Puth as part of the virtual concert JERSEY 4 JERSEY on April 22 to help raise funds for NJ residents whose lives have been impacted by the Covid-19 health crisis.

April 16, 2020
Memo Music Hall The Black Sorrows 26 April
The Black Sorrows To Perform For Second Memo Music Hall Live Stream

Joe Camilleri will gather up The Black Sorrows for the second event in the Memo Music Hall Live Stream concert series.

April 14, 2020
Crowd at the Red Hot Summer tour in Mornington at the Mornington Racecourse.
Music Festivals and Concerts Not Expected To Return Until 2021

Professor of healthcare management Zeke Emanuel has "no idea" how event promoters are rescheduling music gigs and festivals for later this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying he doesn't understand how they think it's a "plausible possibility".

April 14, 2020
Violent Soho Everything Is A OK
Australian Charts: Violent Soho ‘Everything Is A-OK’ Debuts At No 1

The fifth studio album for local Australian alt-rock band Violent Soho called "Everything is A-OK" debuts at No.1 on the Australian Albums chart this week, becoming their second successive #1 set locally.

April 12, 2020
Matt Lucas
UK Charts: Matt Lucas Makes His UK Chart Debut

Matt Lucas’ charity single Thank You Baked Potato debuts at Number 34, with the highest digital download sales of the week. The track - clocking in at just 1 minute and 4 seconds - is a rework of a song he performed on comedy panel show Shooting Stars 20 years ago, with new lyrics encouraging hand washing and social distancing. All proceeds from the song go to FeedNHS, which is providing hot meals to NHS staff and critical care workers.

April 11, 2020
Gilad Passerby and HaHui
Israel’s Gilad Passerby Records Virtual Duet ‘Be There’ With China’s HaHui

Israel’s Gilad Passerby has recorded a virtual duet with China’s HaHui as a thankyou to the dedicated health workers in China and around the world.

April 8, 2020
Archie Roach: Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
National Indigenous Music Awards To Be Online Only During COVID-19 Crisis

The National Indigenous Music Awards are pleased to announce in the face of the COVID19 pandemic, that they will continue in 2020, reacting to a climate where celebrating and shining a light on First Nations artists is even more important than ever. Opening their nominations today, the NIMAs are ready to face the challenge of building and supporting community in a changed world.

April 8, 2020
Dame Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn Sales Soar After Queen’s Speech

Official Charts Company data confirms that sales of Vera Lynn’s wartime classic We’ll Meet Again, as referenced in Queen Elizabeth’s address to the nation on Sunday evening, have soared 580% so far week-on-week, based on download sales from chart-reporting digital retailers including the likes Amazon, iTunes and more.

April 8, 2020
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Kelly Clarkson To Host TV Show From Her Montana Retreat

Kelly Clarkson is returning to daytime TV to host The Kelly Clarkson Show from her Montana getaway.

April 7, 2020
Tones and I
Tones and I Leads Nominations for 2020 Virtual APRA Awards

Tones and I has been nominated four times for the 2020 APRA Awards and this year they’ll be virtual.

April 7, 2020
5 Seconds of Summer C A L M
Australian Charts: 5 Seconds Of Summer ‘C A L M’ Debuts At No 1

The fourth studio album for local rock/pop act 5 Seconds of Summer called "C A L M" becomes their fourth consecutive No.1 album in Australia this week.

April 5, 2020