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Richard Hawley photo by Ros O'Gorman
Richard Hawley takes on Lewis Capaldi for No 1 UK Album

Richard Hawley is on course to take this week’s highest new entry – and possibly his highest-charting record yet on the Official Albums Chart with his new album Further.

June 4, 2019
John Farnham One Electric Day Sunday 26 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
One Electric Day Expands Nationally with John Farnham

Duane McDonald’s baby One Electric Day is going national for 2019 with the much loved Melbourne event expanding to Launceston, Sydney, Brisbane and the Barossa.

June 2, 2019
Ed Sheeran photo by Ros O'Gorman
UK Charts: Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber I Don’t Care spends 3rd week at no 1

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber claim a third week at Number 1 on this week’s Official Singles Chart after a close battle all week with Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road.

June 2, 2019
Billie Eilish
Australian Charts: Billie Eilish Album Returns to No 1

Billie Eilish has taken advantage of a quieter release week and has regained the No.1 spot in Australia with her album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" for a third run at the top and a fourth overall week at the summit of the ARIA Albums Chart.

June 1, 2019
Billy Ray Cyrus
Australian Charts: Old Town Road by Lil Nas X is no 1 for sixth week

The song "Old Town Road (I Got Horses in the Back)" for rapper Lil' Nas X and country artist Billy Ray Cyrus holds for a sixth week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart this week.

June 1, 2019
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Apple Pensions Off iTunes

After 18 years of faithful service iTunes is set to retire.

June 1, 2019
Jimmy Barnes My Criminal Record
New Music Releases for 31 May 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Jimmy Barnes, Susan Boyle, Thomas Rhett, Duff McKagan, Tory Lanez, Denzel Curry, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Heathers: The Musical.

May 31, 2019
Patrick Donovan, CEO of Music Victoria photo by Ros O'Gorman
Music Victoria Announces Expansion Following Victorian State Budget

The music industry in Victoria will continue to thrive over the next four years with thanks to strategic funding from the Andrews Labor Government.

May 30, 2019
Rob Potts
Country Music Association creates International Exchange Program in the name of Rob Potts

The Country Music Association in Nashville has created the Rob Potts International Exchange Program in honour of Australian promoter Rob Potts.

May 30, 2019
Warner Records
Warner Bros. Records is now Warner Records

The name Warner Bros. Records is no more. Warner Bros. is now just Warner Records.

May 29, 2019
Ash Grunwald
Ash Grunwald, Sarah McLeod, Stars Join Melbourne Guitar Show 2019

The Australian Music Association is thrilled to announce the 2019 return of the Melbourne Guitar Show, set to rock Caulfield Racecourse on August 3 and 4 – and I know we say it every year but this year WILL be bigger than ever.

May 28, 2019
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UK Charts: Bieber and Sheeran spend 2nd week at no 1 with I Don’t Care

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber share the crown once again this week as I Don’t Care holds on to the Official Singles Chart top spot for a second week.

May 27, 2019
Conrad Sewell Life
Australian Charts: Conrad Sewell lands no 1 album with Life

Three years and eleven months since he first hit No.1 with "Start Again" (22nd of June, 2015) local singer Conrad Sewell sees his debut album "LIFE" enter at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week.

May 26, 2019
Billy Ray Cyrus
Australian Charts: Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X have no 1 song for fifth week

After one week away from the ARIA Singles Chart top-spot, the Lil' Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus track "Old Town Road" reclaims the top of the Australian Singles Chart, for an overall fifth week at the top here.

May 26, 2019
Paul Kelly AWITG on Friday 17 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Paul Kelly and Dan Sultan to perform at Melbourne Reclink Community Cup

Paul Kelly and Dan Kelly will sing a few toons at the Reclink Community Cup in Melbourne this year.

May 24, 2019
Sting My Songs
New Music Releases for 24 May 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Primal Scream (GH), The Waterboys, Mavis Staples, Sting, Christie Lamb, Vince Jones, Middle Kids, Hayden Thorpe, Flying Lotus, Justin Townes Earle and the soundtracks for 'Aladdin' and Elton John's biopic 'Rocketman'.

May 24, 2019
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TGI Fridays to support live Australian Music

Global restaurant chain TGI Fridays will start a program of in-house live Australian music across its Australian restaurants.

May 23, 2019
Kate Miller-Heidke announces Helpmann Awards Nominations at Hamer Hall.
Kate Miller-Heidke Takes Ninth Place At Eurovision

Kate Miller-Heike did Australia proud taking ninth place at the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.

May 19, 2019
Pink: Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Australian Charts : Pink Hurts 2B Human spends third week at no 1

P!nk's "Hurts 2B Human" holds for a third week at the summit of the ARIA Albums Chart this week, plus it is newly certified Gold (●) in sales.

May 19, 2019
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Australian Charts : Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran have the No 1 Song

The fourth collaboration and first ever duet between Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber called "I Don't Care" debuts at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart this week, the first time this year a non-American performed song has taken out the No.1 spot.

May 19, 2019
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