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Major Lazer, photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Singles: Major Lazer ‘Cold Water’ Stays At No 1

Last weeks No.1 debut stays at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart this week, Major Lazer with Justin Bieber and M0 with their track "Cold Water" which achieves Gold (●) in sales this week, also holding the top spot in the UK for a second week too.

August 7, 2016
Major Lazer, photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Singles: Major Lazer ‘Cold Water’ Still Australia’s No 1 Song

Major Lazer’s ‘Cold Water’ featuring Justin Bieber and MØ is once again Australia’s no 1 song this week.

August 6, 2016
Suicide Squad
Album Sales: Suicide Squad Ahead Of Bernard Fanning In First Day Sales

The high profile release of the ‘Suicide Squad’ movie has pushed the soundtrack album ahead of the new Bernard Fanning solo album ‘Civil Dusk’ in first day sales.

August 6, 2016
Melbourne Guitar Show
The Melbourne Guitar Show Is On This Weekend

The Melbourne Guitar Show will return to Caulfield Racecourse this Saturday and Sunday.

August 5, 2016
Music Victoria
The Age Music Victoria After-Party Line-Up Revealed

Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Camp Cope and Tash Sultana will perform at The Age Music Victoria Awards After Party for 2016.

August 5, 2016
David Bowie Blackstar
David Bowie Nominated For Mercury Prize

David Bowie received a posthumous nomination for the Mercury Prize.

August 5, 2016
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New Music Releases 5 August 2016

Major new titles coming out this week include: Montaigne, Skillet, Storm the Sky, Dustin Tebbutt, DJ Snake, Dinosaur Jr', and the soundtracks for Ben Hur, Sausage Party and Suicide Squad as well as Prince '1999' on cassette.

August 5, 2016
Dylan Lewis, Jane Gazzo and Leigh Whannell at the Recovery 20th Anniversary Reunion. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Recovery Cast Reunite To Mark 20th Anniversary

For three hours every Saturday morning across Australia, Recovery tapped into the music culture of the country. Last Sunday the original cast and crew reunited for a few memories and a few more beverages.

August 4, 2016
Guvera Exits Australia And Fails Miserably In India

Failed Australian company Guvera has announced it has exited Australia at the same time figures out of India show a company haemorrhaging cash.

August 3, 2016
Jade Alice Melbourne Music Bank
The Melbourne Music Bank Returns for 2016 Season

The Bank of Melbourne’s music initiative Melbourne Music Bank will return for 2016 with a $60000 prize pool for Victorian musicians.

August 3, 2016
SXSW 2017
SXSW Registration Opens For 2017

SXSW 2017 is open for business.

August 2, 2016
Helen Gifford
Helen Gifford To Receive APRA Distinguished Services To Australian Music Award

Composer Helen Gifford OAM has been announced as the 2016 recipient of the Distinguished Services to Australian Music Award for 2016 at the APRA Art Music Awards to be handed out in Melbourne on 16 August, 2016.

August 1, 2016
Human Nature Gimme Some Lovin
Australian Albums: Human Nature ‘Gimme Some Lovin’ Clocks Up No 1

The eleventh studio album for former 90's boy-band and now Vegas doo-woppers Human Nature becomes their fourth No.1 album here, as "Gimme Some Lovin': Jukebox Vol.II" debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week.

July 31, 2016
Major Lazer, photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Singles: Major Lazer Registers A No 1 Hit With Bieber and MØ

Similar to last weeks chart, we have new No.1's debuting on both the singles and albums chart this week, one a collaboration between an American group with both a Canadian and Danish guest vocalist, and then an Australian 90's boy-band claim the top of the Albums chart.

July 31, 2016
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister
Dee Synder And Steve Vai Speak Out For Artist Royalties

Steve Vai has written an impassioned plea for help in getting the royalties paid to artists updated to a modern standard.

July 31, 2016
Australian Charts: Imany ‘Don’t be So Shy’ Remains Most Shazamed Song of the Week

Imany ‘Don’t Be So Shy’ continues to be the most Shazamed song in Australia this week with Illy ‘Papercuts’ in hot pursuit.

July 30, 2016
Major Lazer, photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Singles: Major Lazer Blocks Illy For Australia’s No 1 Song

Cold Water, Major Lazer’s collaboration with Justin Bieber and MØ, has maintained its lead over Illy’s ‘Papercuts’ as the biggest selling song in Australia again this week.

July 30, 2016
Major Lazer, photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Singles: Major Lazer’s ‘Cold Water’ Was Most Listened To Song This Week

’Cold Water’ by Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ was the most listened to song in Australia this past week.

July 30, 2016
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The No 1 Albums Of 2016 Noise11 iHeartRadio Special Edition

As we've passed the halfway mark for 2016 this week brings you a special edition of iHeartRadio Music News powered by featuring the no 1 albums of 2016.

July 29, 2016
Neil Young Promise of the Real Earth
New Music Releases For 29 July 2016

Major new titles coming out this week include: Billy Talent, Hellions, Descendants, ZHU, Jake Owen, Jarryd James and the soundtrack for Ab Fab and Star Trek: Beyond.

July 29, 2016
ELO All Over The World
Electric Light Orchestra May Have A UK No 1 This Week

Two things may be coming together to give ELO (or Electric Light Orchestra, for those not up on the latest lingo) their first number 1 album in Britain in 35 years.

July 28, 2016
Bono, U2 perform at Etihad Stadium. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
U2, Usher, Billy Idol Line Up For iHeartRadio Music Festival

For the sixth year, iHeartMedia will present the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

July 27, 2016
Tkay Maidza
Bigsound To Deliver 150 Acts Over Three Nights In Brisbane

Bigsound has gathered its biggest collection of acts to showcase at the 2016 event in Brisbane.

July 27, 2016
The Crucible, White Night Melbourne, Photo by Ros O'Gorman
White Night Invites You To Be Part Of The 2017 Event

Want to be part of White Night 2017? Expressions of interest are now open to participate in White Night Melbourne in February 2017 and Ballarat in March 2017.

July 27, 2016
Beyonce. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo,
Beyonce Nominated For 11 MTV Video Awards

Beyonce can treat herself to a big glass of Lemonade after receiving 11 MTV Video Music Awards for her latest record-breaking album.

July 27, 2016
Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://
Prince Wins Helpmann Award

Prince has won the Helpmann Award for Best International Contemporary Concert handed out in Sydney on Monday night.

July 26, 2016
Alfie Arcuri
The Voice Winner Alfie Arcuri ‘Cruel’ Sells Less Than 500 Second Week

‘Cruel’, the winning song by The Voice Australia winner Alfie Arcuri, has tumbled down the chart with second week sales of less than 500.

July 25, 2016
Good Charlotte Youth Authority
Australian Albums: Good Charlotte ‘Youth Authority’ Scores Top Spot

The sixth studio album for US rock act Good Charlotte becomes the acts second No.1 album here, as "Youth Authority" lands the pole position on this weeks ARIA Albums Chart.

July 25, 2016
Katy Perry, photo by Ros O'Gorman, rod laver arena, Melbourne 2014
Australian Singles: Katy Perry ‘Rise’ Has A Go At No 1

For only the second time this year we have a song debuting at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, as this week the new Katy Perry song "Rise" leaps in at the No.1 spot to become her fourth No.1 single in Australia.

July 25, 2016
The Australian Institute Of Music Is Having Open Day

The Australian Institute of Music in Sydney and Melbourne will have an open day in August.

July 24, 2016