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Half A Decade Of Chart Facts 2010-2015

January 1, 2014 gets us halfway through the decade.

January 1, 2015
Pharrell Williams Happy Was Biggest Song Of 2014 In USA

Pharrell Williams ‘Happy’ sold 6,455,000 downloads in the USA in 2014 making it the biggest selling song of the year.

January 1, 2015
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Taylor Swift 1989 Was Biggest Album Of 2014 In The USA

Taylor Swift had the biggest selling album of 2014 in the USA with ‘1989’ clocking up sales of 3,661,000 units.

January 1, 2015
Taylor Swift, Etihad, Frontier Touring, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
US Digital Music Sales In Steep Decline For First Time Ever

Digital music sales have stalled at an alarming rate in the USA with sales going backwards during 2014 for the first time ever.

January 1, 2015
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Ed Sheeran X Is UK’s Biggest Album Of 2014

Ed Sheeran 'X' was the UK's biggest selling album of 2014 and Pink Floyd better than Taylor Swift in England.

January 1, 2015
Pharrell Williams Happy Was UK No 1 Song Of 2014

Pharrell Williams had the biggest selling song of 2014 in the UK.

January 1, 2015
Joe Cocker, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
In Memoriam: The Artists We Lost In 2014

2014 was the year the music industry lost over 100 of its stars both in front and behind the microphone.

December 31, 2014
Courtney Barnett, music news, noise11.com
Courtney Barnett, Seekae Named Amazon Artists To Watch In 2015

Melbourne singer songwriter Courtney Barnett and Sydney's Seekae have been named Amazon’s Artists to Watch in 2015.

December 31, 2014
Falls Festival, music news, noise11.com
Man Found Dead At Falls Festival Byron Bay

A 26-year old man has been found dead at the Falls Festival at Byron Bay.

December 31, 2014
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iTunes Introduces 14-Day Return Policy In Europe

Apple has introduced a 14-day return policy for iTunes sales in Europe to come into line with new laws governing online sales in the territory and the changes have the music industry worried.

December 31, 2014
Kirin J Callinan, AMP Shortlist 2014, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Kirin J Callinan, Billion Added To Rage New Videos

Kirin J. Callinan and Billion featuring Maxine Ashley both have featured videos on Rage this week.

December 31, 2014
Michael Buble Christmas
Christmas Boosted Music Sales 250% In Australia

Music was the gift to give in Australia this year with Christmas boosting music sales by over 250%.

December 30, 2014
Brian Johnson, AC/DC 2010 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
AC/DC To Perform At The Grammy Awards

AC/DC are one of the acts being talked about to perform at the Grammy Awards in February.

December 30, 2014
Sia, music news, noise11.com
Sia Chandelier Tops Rage Top 50 Videos Of 2014

Sia 'Chandelier' has topped the Rage Top 50 Videos of 2014 list.

December 29, 2014
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Russell Morris Van Diemen’s Land Makes Top 50 Best Rage Videos

Veteran Australian musician Russell Morris has clocked up another achievement for 2014. He has made the Rage Top 50 Videos of 2014.

December 29, 2014
Lou Bega, music news, Noise11.com
Lou Bega Mambo No 5 Becomes 154th Million Seller In UK

Lou Bega’s 1999 hit ‘Mambo No 5’ has become the 154th song to sell 1,000,000 copies in the UK 15 years after its release.

December 29, 2014
The Interview, music news, Noise11.com
The Interview Has A Bigger Problem Than Kim Jong U… Copyright

The controversial comedy The Interview is facing an even bigger problem than causing a war with North Korea. It is alleged to have breached copyright.

December 28, 2014
Madonna Rebel Heart Noise11.com Music News
Madonna New Music Stiffs Worldwide

After all of hype last week Madonna has sure been left holding one big stiff. The six new Madonna songs have flopped globally.

December 28, 2014
Ed Sheeran, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
ARIA ALBUMS: Ed Sheeran Has No 1 Christmas Album

Ed Sheeran 'x' sold more than any other album in Australia across Christmas.

December 27, 2014
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ARIA SINGLES: Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars Top Singles For Third Week

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars hold at No.1 on the ARIA Singles chart for a third week with “Uptown Funk”, giving them the last chart-topping single for 2014.

December 27, 2014
Joe Cocker, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
Joe Cocker Death Fuels Australian Sales Spike

Joe Cocker has had four albums return to the Australian Top 100 this week following his death of December 22.

December 27, 2014
Ed Sheeran - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Mushroom To Have A Boxing Day Sale

The Mushroom Group will have its first ever Boxing Day sale from Friday, with cheap tickets available until Sunday or sold out.

December 24, 2014
APRA AMCOS music news Noise11.com
Inner City Melbourne Is Songwriting Capital of Australia

Melbourne has been confirmed as the songwriting capital of Australia with the inner-city suburb of Brunswick containing the greatest concentration of songwriters in the country.

December 23, 2014
2UE music news noise11.com
Fairfax and Macquarie Radio To Merge

The Fairfax and Macquarie radio networks have agreed to merge placing Sydney rivals 2UE and 2GB into the one network with Melbourne’s top rating talk station 3AW.

December 22, 2014
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Ben Haenow Officially Has UK Christmas No 1

X Factor winner Ben Haenow officially has the number one song in the UK for Christmas.

December 22, 2014
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ARN Acquires 96FM Perth For KIIS FM Network

The Australian Radio Network has purchased Perth radio station 96FM to create Australia’s number one metropolitan radio network.

December 22, 2014
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ARIA ALBUMS: Taylor Swift Returns To No 1

Taylor Swift returns to the No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums chart this week with “1989”, which by going back to the top for a fourth non-consecutive week is now her longest run at the top of the Australian Albums chart.

December 20, 2014
Mark Ronson, music news, noise11.com
ARIA Singles: Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars Stay At No 1

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars stay at No.1 for a second week on the ARIA Singles chart with “Uptown Funk”, moving Bruno’s tally of weeks at the top in Australia to six now, the same amount as Pink (3 #1’s), Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift (2 #1’s each) have notched up this decade.

December 20, 2014
Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Iron Maiden Fail To Stop Ben Haenow Take UK Christmas No 1

The campaign to use Iron Maiden to block Simon Cowell’s X Factor winner Ben Haenow from topping the UK chart is set to fail with Haenow’s ‘Something I Need’ now set for a certain number one.

December 20, 2014
George Harrison, photo by Paul Cashmere
George Harrison, Bee Gees To Receive Recording Academy Honors

The Recording Academy has released it's list of special award winners for this year's ceremonies in February.

December 19, 2014