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Gurrumul Djarimirri
Gurrumul ‘Djarimirri ‘(Child of the Rainbow)’ awarded Australian Music Prize

Gurrumul’s ‘Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)’ has won for Australian Music Prize for 2019.

March 8, 2019
Serge Thomann with sporting legend Cathy Freeman
France awards Melbourne photographer Serge Thomann Chevalier (Knight) de l’Ordre national du Mérite

One of Melbourne’s most respected music industry identities Serge Thomann has today received one of France’s highest honours, Chevalier (Knight) de l’Ordre national du Mérite.

March 7, 2019
Suzi Quatro
Red Hot Summer hits up the Central Coast and Gold Coast this weekend

Suzi Quatro and The Angels will spend a Red Hot Summer on the Central Coast and Gold Coast this weekend.

March 7, 2019
Dont Kill Live Music
NSW Music Fans Can Vote Out Gladys Berejiklian

With the New South Wales election just weeks away on 23 March music fans in the pissed off state have a chance to vote out Gladys Berejiklian and her antiquated government.

March 7, 2019
Slayer photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Download Festival: all you need to know this weekend

Download Festival is on this weekend in Sydney and Melbourne. Here is everything you need to know to get through the day.

March 5, 2019
A Star Is Born 2018
Australian Charts: Grammy Awards boost Lady Gaga back to number one on singles chart

Last weekend The 91st Academy Awards (aka The Oscars) were held, and the winner for 'Best Original Song' was won by the Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson penned track "Shallow", which this week returns for a fourth week atop the ARIA Singles Chart.

March 2, 2019
J Mascis photo by Ros O'Gorman
Farmer and the Owl Festival to go ahead despite being in the inept Gladys state

The Farmer and the Owl Festival will happen in Wollongong this weekend despite the event happening in the state of incompetence, New South Wales.

February 26, 2019
Evelyn Richardson of Live Performance Australia
New South Wales Government has “no strategy for supporting live music” says Evelyn Richardson

Live Performance Australia’s Evelyn Richardson has responded to New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s incompetence in dealing with the music industry by saying Berejiklian’s government’s “new regulations without any consultation reflect a government that has no strategy for supporting live music in NSW.”

February 26, 2019
Laneway Festival
Laneway Festival calls Bullshit on idiotic Gladys Berejiklian music festival policy

Gladys Berejiklian’s Footloosian music policy has angered the music community nationally, and none more so than Laneway founder Danny Rogers who calls the archaic Liberal policy “preposterous”.

February 26, 2019
Moshtix
Exclusive: Ticketmaster acquires Moshtix

Ticketmaster has acquired Moshtix giving the Live Nation owns ticketing giant new revenues from Groovin’ The Moo, Oxford Art Factory, Supanova, and the Australian Turf Club.

February 26, 2019
Eminem photo by Craig Mcdean
Eminem breaks single show MCG record but Madonna and The Stones sold more tickets

Eminem has broken a Melbourne Cricket Ground record for ticket sales for a single show but Madonna and the Rolling Stones sold more tickets during their 1993 and 1995 tours.

February 25, 2019
Ariana Grande thank u next
Australian Charts: Ariana Grande ‘thank u, next’ spends second week on top

This week Ariana Grande logs her longest run at No.1 in Australia as her fifth studio album "thank u, next" holds for a second week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart, plus it's sold enough in the past two weeks to be certified Gold (●) in sales this week.

February 24, 2019
Ariana Grande thank u next
Australian Charts : Ariana Grande 7 Rings is number one song for fifth week

The Ariana Grande track "7 Rings" retains it hold at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for a fifth straight week, plus the track lands its first sales certification and is newly ▲Platinum in sales.

February 24, 2019
Ariana Grande thank u next
Australian Charts: Ariana Grande thank u, next Debuts at No 1

The fifth studio album for Ariana Grande called "thank u, next" enters at the top of the charts here in Australia, plus also in England and New Zealand.

February 18, 2019
Ariana Grande Sweetener
Australian Charts: Ariana Grande ‘7 Rings’ is number one for fifth week

Ariana Grande logs a fourth week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with her song "7 Rings", plus she is also joined at No.2 by one of the many tracks from her fifth album "thank u, next".

February 18, 2019
V Festival
Night Time Industry Association proposed 5-point plan for NSW Government

The Night Time Industries Association has delivered a five point plan to New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejeklian to try and focus her away from her ‘Footloose’ philosophy.

February 15, 2019
Ryan Bingham American Love Song
New Music Releases for 15 February 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Drake, Avril Lavigne, Heart (Live), Millencolin, RY X, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Florida Georgia Line, India Arie, Kiss (GH), The Beasts (of Bourbon), Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier, The Cat Empire, Methyl Ethel, Betty Who and the WOMAD 2019 & Triple J's Hottest 100 Vol.26 compilations.

February 15, 2019
Live Performance Australia
Evelyn Richardson of Live Performance Australia Urges NSW Premier to work with the Music Industry

Live Performance Australia Chief Executive Evelyn Richard has sent a public letter to the Premier of New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian to urge the Liberal Party leader to think before she acts on music policy.

February 14, 2019
Amy Shark
Vanda & Young Songwriting Contest is open for business in 2019

The Vanda & Young songwriting contest is happening again with Australian songwriters invited to submit songs for the worlds largest cash prize in the songwriting content … $50,000.

February 14, 2019
Sing A Song of Sixpence
Memo Music Hall showcases songwriters with Sing A Song of Sixpence nights

Memo Music Hall is handing over its space fortnightly to songwriters to showcase and readiest their new material.

February 13, 2019
Dont Kill Live Music
Don’t Kill Live Music Rally set for Sydney

The music industry of Australia will gather to support live music in NSW which has come under threat with its archaic 'Footloose'-like policy aimed to destroy the live music scene of New South Wales.

February 13, 2019
Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Grammy Awards 2019 complete winners list

The Grammy Awards for 2019 have been announced. Here is the complete winners list:

February 11, 2019
Apia Good Times
Apia Good Times rolls out massive 7th Anniversary line-up

The Apia Good Times tour has grown with seven acts who have generated dozens of hits celebrating seven years of the event.

February 11, 2019
A Star Is Born 2018
Australian Charts: A Star Is Born is back as number one album

Returning for an eleventh week at No.1 in Australia is the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper soundtrack album for "A Star is Born", the set also holding for a sixteenth week at the summit in New Zealand.

February 10, 2019
Ariana Grande Sweetener
Australian Charts: Ariana Grande ‘7 Rings’ spends third week at number one

It's the third week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" track, the song also atop the charts in New Zealand, England, Ireland (all for a third week too), America and Canada (2nd week in both territories).

February 10, 2019
Reece Mastin and Adam Surace
Reece Mastin is Surprising the Red Hot Summer Crowds

Third season The X Factor winner Reece Mastin is making a big impression from his performances on the Red Hot Summer tour of 2019.

February 9, 2019
Mountain Sounds
Liberal Party Bullshit blamed for Mountain Sounds Festival cancellation

The Mountain Sounds Festival on the Central Coast for next weekend has been cancelled due to what the organisers call “the Liberal party’s war on festivals.”

February 9, 2019
John Power of Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons
Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons and Rock Doctors to honour John Power at MEMO Music Hall

Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons and the Rock Doctors join forces for a memorial concert celebration for their much loved friend and bass player John Power.

February 9, 2019
Baby Animals photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
New Music Releases for 8 February 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Ariana Grande, Deserted Fear, Santana (EP), LCD Soundsystem, Ward Thomas, Brandi Carlisle, Brett Young, Highasakite, Panda Bear, Baby Animals (GH), Michael Bolton, The Lemonheads, Luka Bloom and Mercury Rev.

February 8, 2019
Amy Shark
Finals For the 2019 Queensland Music Awards Announced

Emily Wurramara, Tia Gostelow, Sahara Beck, Cub Sport, Holiday Party, The Jungle Giants, San Mei, Amy Shark are just some of the names nominated for the 2019 Queensland Music Awards.

February 8, 2019