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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
The Album is Alive and Well says Media Consultant Chris Carey

News of the death of the CD has been very much exaggerated according to Chris Carey, CEO of Media Insight Consulting.

July 3, 2019
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Helpmann Awards to feature World First Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Performance

When the Helpmann Awards are handed out in Melbourne for the very first time on 15 July there will be a very special world first as part of the show, the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will perform a montage from the show.

July 2, 2019
Taylor Swift, Etihad, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Brendon Urie Gives His Unwanted Take On The Taylor Swift’s Latest Wobbly

Taylor Swift's ME! collaborator Brendon Urie has taken his pal's side in her war of words with music mogul Scooter Braun, calling him "toxic".

July 2, 2019
Ariana Grande Sweetener
Ariana Grande Weighs in on Taylor Swift Scooter Braun Feud

Ariana Grande has encouraged Taylor Swift to "stay strong" in her feud with Scooter Braun following her online rant about the music mogul's new ownership of her old masters.

July 2, 2019
Gilad Serve at Israeli Embassy Shanghai China
Gilad Segev Performs at Israeli Embassy in China

Israeli singer songwriter Gilad Segev and very good friend of The Noise Network Chief Executive Officer Nick Kontonicolas had a career highlight this month with a performance at the Israeli Consulate in Shanghai, China.

July 1, 2019
Phil Tripp at the Aussie BBQ SXSW 2009
Phil Tripp to Host SXSW Information Nights for Australian Delegates in Mid July

Phil Tripp, the SXSW Senior Business Develop Manager for Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii, will host Meet N Greet info nights for the 2020 event mid-July in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

July 1, 2019
Dave Leslie
Baby Animals’ Dave Leslie will be back at the Melbourne Guitar Show with more words of advice

Dave Leslie of Baby Animals will host a workshop at the Melbourne Guitar Show in August.

July 1, 2019
Lewis Capaldi
UK Charts: Lewis Capaldi reclaims no 1 album spot

Lewis Capaldi bounces back to Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart with is debut collection Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent.

June 30, 2019
Ed Sheeran photo by Ros O'Gorman
UK Charts: Sheeran and Bieber hold onto no 1

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber extend their reign at Number 1 with I Don’t Care to a seventh consecutive week on this week’s Official Singles Chart.

June 30, 2019
Billie Eilish
Australian Charts: Billie Eilish has the no 1 album

For the sixth week this year the Billie Eilish debut album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" is the No.1 selling album in Australia, attaining an overall fifth run at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart.

June 29, 2019
Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road video
Australian Charts: Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X spend 10 weeks at no 1

It's now double-week figures at No.1 for "Old Town Road" by Lil' Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus as their country and hip-hop mash-up logs a tenth week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart.

June 29, 2019
Eilish Gilligan
33 Artists Selected for the Corner Award Longlist

Melbourne’s iconic Corner Hotel has revealed the 2019 Longlist for the annual Corner Award.

June 28, 2019
Barney McAll
Barney McAll To Curate Performances At 2019 Art Music Awards

Pianist and composer Barney McCall has been chosen to curate the 2019 Art Music Awards.

June 28, 2019
The Black Keys Lets Rock
New Music Releases for 28 June 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Brian Cadd, New Found Glory, The Black Keys, Kylie Minogue (GH), Julia Michaels, Don Walker (live), Thom Yorke, Mustard, the 'Spider-Man: Far from Home' soundtrack and Woodstock's 50th Anniversary edition.

June 28, 2019
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets And Now For The Whatchamacallit
Its Official: Australians Prefer Porn to Madonna

Do Australians prefer Porn to Madonna? Well, now we can answer the question. The answer is ‘Porn’. Perth’s Psychedelic Porn Crumpets sold twice as many Vinyl albums than Madonna in their debut weeks.

June 26, 2019
Ronnie Wood, photo by Ros O'Gorman, the rollings stones melbourne 2014
The Rolling Stones Play Second Chicago Show with Monkey Man in the Setlist

The Rolling Stones second Chicago show setlist had a seven song change-over from the first event last Friday night. Of the new additions, ‘Monkey Man’ and ‘Play With Fire’ got a run.

June 26, 2019
Bruce Springsteen Western Stars
Australian Charts: Bruce Springsteen beats Madonna to no 1 album in Australia

In the battle for No.1 this week between Madonna and Bruce Springsteen, The Boss beats Madame X with his new nineteenth studio album "Western Stars", becoming the fourth chart-topping album here for Bruce Springsteen.

June 22, 2019
Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road video
Australian Charts: Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X have no 1 for 9th week

"Old Town Road" for rapper Lil' Nas X with country singer Billy Ray Cyrus holds for a ninth broken week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, plus the song is now 5x▲Platinum in sales.

June 22, 2019
Hollywood Vampires
New Music Releases for 20 June 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Mark Ronson, Hollywood Vampires, Willie Nelson, Luke Combs (EP), Lil' Nas X, Will Young, Prince, Richard Reed Parry, Collective Soul, Cassius, Hot Chip, The Wiggles, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The Saboteurs, Two Door Cinema Club, So Fresh Winter 2019 and the soundtracks for 'Toy Story 4' and 'Yesterday'.

June 21, 2019
Changes Creative Victoria July 2019
Creative Victoria’a Changes Program Details

This year, Creative Victoria’s Music Passport program brings the change makers and deal brokers of Brazil to Melbourne to meet with local industry and discover local talent in our vibrant music capital.

June 19, 2019
SXSW 2020
SXSW 2020 Launches and Meet ‘n’ Greet Dates Are Happening In July

SXSW 2020 Meet ‘n’ Greet launch events have been locked in for Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in July.

June 18, 2019
Bruce Springsteen Western Stars
Its a Bruce Springsteen vs Madonna No 1 Week in the UK

It's a battle between The Boss and The Queen of Pop on this week's Official Albums Chart as new records by Madonna and Bruce Springsteen go head to head for the Number 1 spot.

June 18, 2019
Billie Eilish
Australian Charts: Billie Eilish album returns to no 1

Billie Eilish returns to the No.1 Albums spot with her debut set "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" for an overall fifth week at top of the ARIA Albums Chart.

June 15, 2019
Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road video
Australian Charts: Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus have no 1 song for 8 weeks

It's an eighth week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for "Old Town Road (I Got Horses in the Back) for rapper Lil' Nas X and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus.

June 15, 2019
Madonna Madame X
Madonna ‘Madame X’ is a Creative Disaster

Madonna was questionably the greatest pop act of the 80s. She was certainly the most successful. She was a Bugatti on a racetrack in top gear, no-one could touch her. On ‘Madame X’ she sounds like a broken-down Ford Fiesta lost on a dirt road to Vegas.

June 15, 2019
Bruce Springsteen Western Stars
New Music Releases for 13 June 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Baroness, ZZ Top (GH), Carole King (Live), The Aints!, Amber Lawrence, X Ambassadors, Bastille, Noel Gallagher & the High Flying Birds (EP), Hayden James and the new 'Childs Play' S'track.

June 14, 2019
Kylie Minogue dazzles on Golden tour photo by Noise11com
Kylie Minogue, David Byrne and Paul Kelly Nominated for Helpmann Awards

The Helpmann Awards have recognised Australian acts Paul Kelly and Kylie Minogue and international stars David Byrne, Celine Dion, The Killers and Christine and the Queens for their performance excellence in Australia in the past 12 months.

June 11, 2019
Chris Winter ABC Innovation
R.I.P. Australian Rock Music Media Pioneer Chris Winter

Australia rock music stalwart Chris Winter has passed away.

June 11, 2019
Britney Spears - image By Ros O'Gorman
Britney Spears accuses Paparazzi on altering her images

Britney Spears is convinced she is at the centre of a "conspiracy theory," accusing members of the paparazzi of editing images to make her appear heavier.

June 11, 2019
Jonas Brothers 2019
UK Charts: Jonas Brothers look like scoring no 1 album this week

Seven new entries are heading for this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 10, but it looks like Lewis Capaldi will claim a fourth week at the top.

June 11, 2019