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Rhiannon Giddens Freedom Highway
New Music Releases For 24 February 2017

Major new titles coming this week from: Holy Holy, Rhiannon Giddens, Stormzy, Dope Lemon EP, Little Big Town, Christie Lamb, Havana Brown, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Gimme Danger s'track, plus Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2016.

February 24, 2017
Talking Lifestyle
Macquarie Radio Ditches Magic Format For Talking Lifestyle

Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will have a new radio format from next Monday 27 February 2017.

February 23, 2017
Rag n Bone
BRIT Awards Lacks Innovation For 2017

The best word to sum up the 2017 BRIT Awards is 'Boring'.

February 23, 2017
Neil Finn photo by Ros O'Gorman
Neil Finn To Close Bluesfest Nic Cester To Play Solo

Neil Finn will be the final performer at Bluesfest 2017.

February 22, 2017
Chance The Rapper
Chance The Rapper Leads iHeartRadio New Artist Finalists

Chance the Rapper and The Chainsmokers are among the seven artists who will battle it out to be crowned iHeartRadio's Best New Artist.

February 22, 2017
Bill Frisell
Bill Frisell A Portrait Documentary To Premiere At SXSW

The documentary ‘Bill Frisell A Portrait’, by Australian filmmaker Emma Franz, will have its world premiere at SXSW in March.

February 20, 2017
Fifty Shades Darker
Australian Charts: Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack Is ARIA No 1 Album

For the first time EVER a second soundtrack from a film series has not only topped the ARIA Albums chart but has also debuted in the No.1 spot, as this week the "Fifty Shades Darker" soundtrack takes out the top spot of three high new entries.

February 20, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Stays No 1 On ARIA Singles

Ed Sheeran lands his longest running No.1 single in Australia this week, as "Shape of You" stays atop the ARIA Singles Chart for a sixth straight week, whilst his "Castle on the Hill" is still overlooking his shape, by staying stable at No.2 for a sixth week also.

February 20, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts : Ed Sheeran Has Three Top 10 Hits This Week

Ed Sheeran has three songs in the Australian Top 10 downloads this week.

February 18, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts – Ed Sheeran Is Still No 1 On Spotify Chart

Ed Sheeran ‘Shape Of You’ remains the no 1 song on Spotify in Australia this week.

February 18, 2017
Snakehips and MØ Don't Leave
Australian Charts: Snakehips & MØ Stay No 1 In Australia

Snakehips & MØ ‘Don’t Leave’ continues to dominate the Shazam Top 10 in Australia this week.

February 18, 2017
Oasis Definitely Maybe exhibition
NME Awards Winners List

The 2017 VO5 NME Awards are history with a few veteran artists sneaking through the gaggle of modern acts.

February 16, 2017
Hilltop Hoods - photo by Ros O'Gorman
Hilltop Hoods Offer $10000 Grant To Emerging Artists

Hilltop Hoods have laid down $10,000 for emerging hip-hop and soul artists to help their careers.

February 15, 2017
Philip Mortlock - ORiGiN Creative Director, Nick Young - ORiGiN Licensing Manager, Marcus Knight Knight Music Publishing & Philip Walker - ORiGiN MD
Melbourne’s Knight Teams With Sydney’s ORiGin For Music Publishing Partnership

Philip Mortlock’s ORiGin Music Publishing has teamed up with Marcus Knight’s Knight Music Publishing to form a new creative partnership to develop international opportunities for their artists and composers.

February 14, 2017
David Bowie Blackstar
Grammy Awards 2017 Complete Winners List

Australia's Flume has won a Grammy Award and the late David Bowie has picked up four awards.

February 13, 2017
Dune Rats
Australian Charts – Dune Rats Have The No 1 ARIA Album

Brisbane three-piece Indie-punk band Dune Rats see their second album "The Kids Will Know it's Bullshit" debut in the No.1 position on the ARIA Albums Chart this week.

February 13, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Remains Top Of ARIA Singles

With Ed Sheeran in the country this past week on a massive promo tour, it helps to cement him into the Top 2 for a fifth straight week with "Shape of You" at No.1 and "Castle on the Hill" at No.2.

February 13, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts – Ed Sheeran Still Has Top Two Downloads

Ed Sheeran still has Australia’s top two songs ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Castle On The Hill’.

February 11, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Keeps Top Two Spotify Spots

Ed Sheeran ‘Shape Of You’ and ‘Castle On The Hill’ has stayed another week on the Spotify chart at number one and two.

February 11, 2017
Snakehips and MØ Don't Leave
Australian Charts: Snakehips & MØ Have No 1 Shazam Song This Week

Snakehips & MØ ‘Don’t Leave’ was the most Shazamed song last week in Australia.

February 11, 2017
Drummer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac performs at ADOTG at Mt Duneed Winery on 7 November 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Mick Fleetwood, Sammy Hagar, Krist Novoselic To Speak At SXSW 2017

SXSW has announced a new round of speakers with Mick Fleetwood, Sammy Hagar and Krist Novoselic added for next month’s conference.

February 8, 2017
Trolls
Australian Charts: Trolls Is The Number One Album Again

The animated film "Trolls" sees its soundtrack climb back to the top of the ARIA Albums Chart for a third accumulated week at the top.

February 6, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Hangs On To Top Two ARIA Spots

For a fourth straight week Ed Sheeran occupies the top two spots in Australia (and the UK) with "Shape of You" at No.1 and "Castle on the Hill" at No.2.

February 6, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Has Top Two Downloads This Week

Ed Sheeran has the top two songs ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Castle On The Hill’.

February 4, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Reclaims Top Two Spots Of Spotify Chart

Ed Sheeran ‘Shape Of You’ and ‘Castle On The Hill’ is back in the top two spots on the Spotify Australia chart this week.

February 4, 2017
Amy Shark
Australian Charts: Amy Shark Tops Shazam Chart

Amy Billings by day, Amy Shark by night, has taken over the Shazam chart in Australia with her song ‘Adore’.

February 4, 2017
Guy Garvey of Elbow, photo by Ros O'Gorman
New Music Releases For 3 February 2017

Major new titles coming this week from: Elbow, Reba McEntire, Mumford & Sons Live, Big Sean, Yo Gotti, Less than Jake, Dune Rats and the Disney Beauty & the Beast soundtrack.

February 3, 2017
Bill Frisell
Three Australian Films To Screen At SXSW

Three Australian films and one from New Zealand will be screened at the SXSW Film Festival in Texas in March.

February 1, 2017
HMV Pitt St Sydney
HMV Canada Goes Into Receivership

Just as there seemed to be some hope for stabilization in the retail market for physical music, HMV in Canada has gone into receivership.

January 30, 2017
The Black Sorrows
Apia Good Times Tour Reveals 2017 Line-up

The Black Sorrows with Vika and Linda Bull, Colin Hay of Men At Work, Mental As Anything and Deborah Conway will lap Australia for the Apia Good Times Tour of 2017.

January 30, 2017