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J Cole KOD
Australian Charts: J Cole ‘KOD’ Debuts At No 1

The fifth studio album for US singer and rapper J. Cole entitled "KOD" becomes his first No.1 album in Australia and now his second Top 10 placing.

April 28, 2018
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Australian Charts: Ariana Grande Manchester Tribute Debuts At No 1

Five years after making her first chart appearance in Australia (1st of April, 2013) Ariana Grande returns to the chart this week with her first No.1 song, debuting at the top with "No Tears Left to Cry", also her first release since the bomb attack at her Manchester Show in May 2017.

April 28, 2018
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New Music Releases 26 April 2018

Major new titles coming this week from: Post Malone, Keith Urban, Missy Higgins, DMA's, Godsmack, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson. Foreigner, Matt Cardle, Anne-Marie, Janelle Monae, Kasey Chambers and Neil Young (live).

April 27, 2018
Vinyl Records
The Music Modernization Acts Passes The House Of Representatives

Veteran music artists just received a huge boost towards reclaiming the rights to their older recordings.

April 26, 2018
Paul Gray, Wa Wa Nee. Countdown Spectacular 2. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
R.I.P. Paul Gray of Wa Wa Nee

Wa Wa Nee’s Paul Gray has lost his battle with myeloma at age 53.

April 25, 2018
The Wombats. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Festival Hall To Host The Wombats Gig

Festival Hall will play host to The Wombats upcoming Melbourne show in July.

April 23, 2018
Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman, noise11
Australian Charts: Drake Replaces Drake With ‘Nice For What’

For only the fourth time this century, one artist has knocked themselves off the top spot of the ARIA Singles chart with another of their tracks, as Drake replaces himself at No.1 with "Nice for What", the song also climbing to the top in New Zealand and debuts at the summit in America and Canada (it was No.1 in the UK last week).

April 21, 2018
Gurrumul Djarimirri
Australian Charts: Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu Debuts At No 1

Local indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu achieves something after his passing in July of 2017 which he didn't do while he was still alive, and that is score a No.1 album locally, as his fourth studio album and first posthumous release "Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)" debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart.

April 21, 2018
Amy Shark
Amy Shark and Shane Nicholson Win An International Songwriting Competition Prize

Amy Shark and Shane Nicholson have picked up first prizes from the International Songwriting Content.

April 21, 2018
Alison Wonderland
Australia’s Alison Wonderland Has The No 1 Dance/Electronic Album In The USA

Sydney DJ Alexandra Sholler (aka Alison Wonderland) has the number one Dance/Electronica album in the USA this week with ‘Awake’.

April 21, 2018
Neil Young Paradox
New Music Releases 20 April 2018

Major new titles coming this week from: Samantha Jade, Kimbra, A Perfect Circle, Pennywise, Sting & Shaggy, The Shires, Mya, Thievery Corporation and the soundtrack for the new Amy Schumer film "I Feel Pretty".

April 19, 2018
Mark Opitz
Mark Opitz Awarded HC Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship By ANU

The Australian National University in Canberra has awarded music producer Mark Opitz the HC Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship for 2018.

April 19, 2018
Music Cities Canada
Toronto To Host Music Cities Summit

Canadian Music Week will host the Music Cities Summit in Toronto in May.

April 19, 2018
Albare- Image By Ros O'Gorman
Albert Dadon Buys The Basement in Sydney

Melbourne music entrepreneur Albert Dadon has bought the name and assets of The Basement in Sydney.

April 19, 2018
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Legendary 10cc Founder Graham Gouldman Is At Noise11 iHeartRadio This Week

10cc founder Graham Gouldman tells a remarkable story this week at iHeartRadio Music News powered by Noise11.com.

April 19, 2018
Music Victoria
Music Victoria Is Looking For A Victorian Music Development Office GM

Music Victoria is expanding to create the Victorian Music Development Office and it needs a General Manager.

April 18, 2018
Emah Fox
Arts Centre Melbourne and Australian Music Vault Present Process Lab Workshop

Arts Centre Melbourne together with the Australian Music Vault will present the day-long workshop Process Lab in May.

April 18, 2018
Alex Lahey
AIR Awards Reveals The Class of 2018 Nominees

Alex Lahey, Baker Boy, Jen Cloher, Stella Donnelly and The Jungle Giants are the nominees for Best Independent Artist for the 2018 AIR Awards.

April 17, 2018
Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman, noise11
Why #DrakeNews Is #FakeNews

Drake is being applauded around the world for having one of the longest running number one hits in history. In the UK NME has the complete bullshit headline ‘Drake breaks The Beatles’ UK chart record’.

April 17, 2018
Kylie Minogue Golden
Kylie Minogue ‘Golden’ Physical Disc Makes A Great Intro For Record Store Day

Kylie Minogue ‘Golden’ physical sales well and truly proved that the CD is still the music format of choice for fans in Australia.

April 16, 2018
Kylie Minogue Golden
Australian Charts: Kylie Minogue ‘Golden’ Debuts At No 1

The fourteenth studio album for Kylie Minogue titled "Golden" becomes her fifth No.1 on the ARIA Albums Charts, plus the set also took out the top spot in England (her 6th there) and Scotland as well.

April 14, 2018
Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Charts: Drake ‘God’s Plan’ Is No 1 For 11 Week

It's an eleventh week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for the Drake track "God's Plan", becoming one of the four longest running No.1's songs of this decade, plus he has a new entry within the ten also, and the songs racks up its eleventh week in America too.

April 14, 2018
Vinyl Records
Copyright Act Updated To Close Pre-1972 Loop-Hole

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Ranking Member Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and 28 original co-sponsors today introduced sweeping bipartisan legislation to overhaul the nation's antiquated music licensing laws, including providing federal copyright protection for sound recordings made prior to February 15, 1972.

April 13, 2018
Gurrumul Djarimirri
New Music Releases For 13 April 2018

Major new titles coming this week from: Manic Street Preachers, Pentatonix, Jason Aldean, John Prine, Sofi Tukker, Tinashe, The Hard Aches, Wiley, Derek Smalls, Breaking Benjamin and Gurrumul.

April 13, 2018
Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar To Headline Splendour In The Grass

Kendrick Lamar will return to Australia to headline Splendour In The Grass 2018. Lamar was last in Australia headlining Bluesfest in 2016.

April 11, 2018
Paul Kelly AWITG on Friday 17 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Paul Kelly Wins APRA Song of the Year, A.B. Original Is Songwriter of the Year

Paul Kelly ‘Firewood and Candles’ was won Song of the Year at the APRA Awards in Sydney beating out songs by Jessica Mauboy, Ainslie Wills, Amy Shark and Gang of Youths.

April 10, 2018
Tex Perkins, Beasts Of Boubon. Photo By Ros O'Gorman
A Message From Brian Hooper About His Beasts Of Bourbon Benefit Reunion

The Beasts of Bourbon will reform a little earlier than expected for ‘I Get Up Again – Brian Hooper Benefit’ on Friday (13 April 2018).

April 10, 2018
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Clocks Up 27th Week At No 1

Ed Sheeran holds firm to the No.1 albums slot in Australia with his third studio album "÷ (Divide)" for a twenty-seventh non-consecutive week at the top here.

April 7, 2018
Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Charts: Drake ‘God’s Plan’ Is No 1 For 10th Week

Drake enters double-digit week as his "God's Plan" notches up a tenth stay atop the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia, picking up a 2x▲Platinum sales certification this week, while the track also holds for a tenth week in America, Canada and Ireland.

April 7, 2018
Laurie Anderson
Dark Mofo Reveals Laurie Anderson, St Vincent and Archie Roach For 2018 Winter Festival

Tiddas will join Archie Roach, St Vincent and Laurie Anderson will perform and Laurie’s late husband Lou Reed will be honored at Mona’s Dark Mofo 2018.

April 6, 2018