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Flemington Racecourse To Be Transformed Into Melbourne ‘Drive-in’ Venue

Untitled Group will take over the home of the Melbourne Cup, the Flemington Racecourse, for Victoria’s first Drive-in live music venue in July.

June 16, 2020
QMusic stART grant
Q Music Offer Grants To Queensland Musicians

QMusic will deliver $3,000 grants, on behalf of the Queensland Government and Arts Queensland to musicians and music industry workers as part of the stART Grant Program.

June 15, 2020
Lady Gaga Chromatica
Australian Charts: Lady Gaga ‘Chromatica’ Maintains A Second Week At No 1

Lady Gaga's "Chromatica" remains the No.1 selling album in Australia for a second week, also scoring a second week in England and it debuts at the top in both The U.S.A. and Canada.

June 14, 2020
V Festival
Restrictions Ease, Festivals Now Allowed Up To 25% Capacity

The new rule for attending music festivals has been adjusted to now allow 25% attendance at outdoor venues of up to 40,000 capacity.

June 12, 2020
Grammy Awards
Have the Grammy Awards Just Stuffed Up 2021?

The Grammy Awards definitions have changed for 2021 making ‘Urban’, ‘Latin’ and ‘New Artist’ a grey area and making a mockery of its categories.

June 11, 2020
DMAs
DMA’s To Performed For Delivered Live

Delivered Live is 11 weeks old this weekend. DMA’s will be there.

June 10, 2020
Lollapoloza
Lollapalooza Officially Cancelled For 2020

Chicago’s Lollapalooza is not happening this year.

June 10, 2020
Matt Lucas and David Walliams in Little Britain
Little Britain Withdrawn From Streaming Services Over Blackface #BlackLivesMatter

Matt Lucas and David Walliams’ hit comedy series ‘Little Britain’ and its sequel ‘Some Fly With Me’ has been removed from streaming services including Netflix and the BBC over the controversial blackface sketches.

June 10, 2020
Dr Sally Cockburn
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton Signals A Return To Live Performances

Professor Brett Sutton, the Chief Medical Officer for Victoria, has signalled a return to normality for the music industry by October if all goes to plan.

June 8, 2020
Lady Gaga Chromatica
Australian Charts: Lady Gaga ‘Chromatica’ Debuts At No 1

The sixth studio album for American singer Lady Gaga called "Chromatica" debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week, becoming her fourth No.1 album in Australia in the process.

June 8, 2020
The Angels play Palms Crown Casino on Friday 27 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Does The Deni Ute Muster Reveal Mean Music Is Back In Business?

The Deni Ute Muster at Deniliquin has revealed an all-Australian line-up and is moving forward with a “business as usual” approach unless otherwise told.

June 5, 2020
Wilbur Wilde photo by Ros O'Gorman
Wilbur Wilde Tells Brian Mannix He Had A Sex Scene In Mad Max

Wilbur Wilde has told Brian Mannix a very funny story about his small part in Mad Max on Brian’s new Podcast with Kevin Hiller ‘Life of Brian … Mannix That Is’.

June 4, 2020
William Crighton
William Crighton & Friends To Sing For Jungala

William Crighton has rounded up mates from all over the world to record a song for Jungala (Tracker Pete), the respected Aboriginal elder and traditional dancer.

June 3, 2020
Babba
Babba Presents Abba To Stream From Memo Music Hall This Saturday

Memo Music Hall will present the live stream of dancing queen’s Babba performing the music of Abba this Saturday (6 June).

June 3, 2020
Passerby and HaHui in Times Square
Gilad Segev (aka Passerby) and HaHui Grace The Big Screen At Times Square

Israel’s Gilad Segev (aka Passerby) with the Chinese singer HaHui stood tall at New York’s iconic Times Square this week, when they were displayed on the big screen highlighting their collaboration in English and Chinese of the song 'Be There'.

June 2, 2020
David Woodward
Rest In Peace Australian Music Manager David Woodward

The Australian music industry is saddened to hear about the passing of music manager David Woodward who has died from a heart attack at age 40.

June 2, 2020
Australian Albums: The 1975 ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ Debuts At No 1

The fourth studio album for English group The 1975 called "Notes on a Conditional Form" becomes their second No.1 on the ARIA Albums Charts this week.

May 31, 2020
The 2017 APIA Good Times tour with Joe Camilleri, Black Sorrows. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Rubens and Black Sorrows for The State of Music Episode 5

The Rubens, The Black Sorrows, Lime Cordiale and Nic Cester are just some of the artists performing for The State of Music this weekend.

May 27, 2020
Josh Pyke, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Delivered Live Returns With Josh Pyke and This Way North

Josh Pyke will perform for Delivered Live this weekend along with hip-hop artist L-Fresh The Lion and This Way North launching their new song.

May 27, 2020
Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com
Tones and I, Hilltop Hoods, Jimmy Barnes Win APRA Music Awards

The APRA Music Awards were announced tonight with a virtual event during COVID-19 lockdown.

May 25, 2020
Russell Morris photo by Ros O'Gorman
Russell Morris To Headline First Drive-In Concerts Live Event

Russell Morris has been announced as the headline act for Drive-In Concerts Live in Brisbane on 13 June.

May 25, 2020
Port Fairy Folk Festival
Port Fairy Folk Festival Still Plans To Go Ahead for 2021

The Port Fairy Folk Festival will go ahead as planned in 2021.

May 25, 2020
Teskey Brothers Live at the Forum
Australian Charts: The Teskey Brothers Have The Number One Album

The third chart entry for local group The Teskey Brothers becomes the bands first No.1 Album as "Live at The Forum" enters at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week.

May 25, 2020
Andrew Stockdale, Wolfmother, 2013, Music Bowl, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Hoodoo Gurus, The Angels, Wolfmother Join State of Music Episode 4

Hoodoo Gurus, The Angels and Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother will join Jane Gazzo at State of Music this Friday.

May 20, 2020
Victorian Government
Victorian Government Names Bonnie Dalton For Music Industry Liaison Role

Bonnie Dalton, the general manager of the Victorian Music Development Office, has accepted a newly created position within the Victorian Government as Music Industry Liaison.

May 20, 2020
George Benson photo by Tim Cashmere
Bluesfest Rescheduled 14 Acts For 2021

In anticipation of a vibrant 2021 touring year, Bluesfest Touring has announced 14 of this year’s postponed shows will be back for 2021.

May 20, 2020
James Reyne at Red Hot Summer Bendigo 2020 photo Noise11
James Reyne To Perform The First Red Hot Sunday Session

Red Hot Summer stalwart James Reyne will perform the first Red Hot Sunday sessions on Sunday 31 May from the iconic Corner Hotel in Melbourne.

May 20, 2020
Dave Faulkner of Hoodoo Gurus Performing at the EG Awards Launch - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Dave Faulkner To Join Delivered Live This Week

Hoodoo Gurus frontman (and also The Victims) Dave Faulkner will appear on Delivered Live this week.

May 20, 2020
Michael Spiby of The Badloves photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Badloves To Play The Same Place As The Beatles, Festival Hall Melbourne

The Badloves will stream live from Melbourne’s iconic Festival Hall on 29 May, the same venue The Beatles played their only-ever Melbourne show.

May 19, 2020
Music Victoria
Announcement: Music Victoria Offer Free Memberships

Music Victoria is offering support to the music sector during the COVID-19 crisis by making their annual membership free for one year whether you’re an individual, a band, or a business.

May 19, 2020