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ARIA Singles: Pharrell Williams Still Happy On Top

For a fourth week, Pharrell Williams is “Happy” at No.1 on the ARIA Singles chart, whilst local DJ Joel Fletcher and rapper Savage climb to a new peak of No.2 with “Swing”.

January 25, 2014
Madonna at the GLAAD Media Awards, Noise11, Photo
Madonna To Perform At The Grammy Awards

Madonna has been added to the list of performers at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

January 25, 2014
Neil Young at SXSW. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Neil Young To Deliver Pono Keynote March 11 At SXSW

Neil Young will launch Pono, his new music player, at the SXSW music conference in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, March 11 at 5:00pm.

January 24, 2014
Bruce Springsteen, Rod Laver Arena, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Bruce Springsteen Lowers USB Price

Bruce Springsteen has adjusted the price of his upcoming concert recording downwards after uproar from fans after the price was announced.

January 23, 2014
Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Plenary, Melbourne, Australia, Noise11,Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Neil Young To Launch Music Player At SXSW, Announces New Album

Neil Young will launch his new music player PONO at the SXSW music conference in Austin, Texas in March.

January 23, 2014
Bruce Springsteen High Hopes, Noise11, Photo
Midweek Music Report: Bruce Springsteen Battles Frozen

Bruce Springsteen 'High Hopes' and the Frozen soundtrack are the favourites for number one album this week.

January 22, 2014
Slumberjack Sign With New World Artists

Slumberjack from Western Australia have been added to the New World Artists roster.

January 22, 2014
Dog Trumpet, Photo by Ros O'Gorman
SXSW Confirms 55 Australian Acts For 2014

SXSW will showcase 55 Australian acts at the music conference in Austin, Texas in March.

January 22, 2014
Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Grammy Awards Finale Features NIN, QOTSA, Grohl and Buckingham

Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Lindsay Buckingham will combine as one force to perform for the finale of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards this Sunday.

January 22, 2014
Neil Diamond, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Neil Diamond Leaves Sony For Capitol

Neil Diamond is expected to announce he is leaving Sony for Capitol Records are 41 years.

January 21, 2014
Vance Joy, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Vance Joy Scores A UK Hit

Vance Joy has a Top 20 hit in the UK with 'Riptide'

January 20, 2014
Elton John, Photo: Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Sydney Entertainment Centre Becomes Qantas Credit Union Arena

Sydney Entertainment Centre will live on as Qantas Credit Union Arena. The iconic Sydney venue has dodged a bullet, at least for two more years.

January 18, 2014
Beyonce. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo,
ARIA Albums: Beyoncé Stays On Top

For the third consecutive week, the self-titled fifth album for Beyonce holds onto the top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart, whilst Katy Perry’s “Prism” is on hold at No.2 for a fourth straight week, and seventh appearance at No.2 overall (it did spend one week at the top upon debut in November 2013).

January 18, 2014
Pharrell Williams
ARIA Singles: Pharrell Happy At Number One

“Happy” to be at No.1 in Australia on ARIA for a third week is Pharrell Williams, but he should be elated now as last week the track hit Platinum, this week it’s 2x▲ Platinum in sales.

January 18, 2014
Bruce Springsteen at SXSW Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Bruce Springsteen Australian Shows To Be Available As Downloads

Bruce Springsteen will make recordings of all of his upcoming shows, including the Australian shows, available for downloads.

January 18, 2014
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Rock Music Was The Dominant Genre Of 2013

Music fans purchased more Rock Music than any other genre in 2013.

January 18, 2014
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Big Day Out Perth Changes Venue

Big Day Out Perth has done a last minute venue switch, moving the 2014 event to Arena Joondalup.

January 15, 2014
Pharrell Williams
Midweek Sales: Will Beyonce Be Frozen From Top Spot?

It’s looks as though the Top 5 might stay stable this week on the Australian Singles chart, with Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” likely to remain for a third week at No.1, whilst Jason DeRulo, Magic, John Legend and Rudimental with Emeli Sande and Nas could all be holding onto last week positions.

January 15, 2014
Justin Bieber, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Justin Bieber Journals Sells 412 Copies In Third Week

Justin Bieber’s greatest disaster ‘Journals’ has sold a measly 412 copies in its third week on sale in Australia.

January 14, 2014
Blondie photo by Ros O'Gorman
Blondie To Celebrate 40th Anniversary At SXSW

Blondie will perform at the SXSW music conference in Austin in March to mark their 40th anniversary.

January 13, 2014
Dog Trumpet, Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Dog Trumpet Confirmed For SXSW

Dog Trumpet are heading to SXSW and they could very well be the Aussie act to watch out for.

January 13, 2014
Thurston Moore - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
John Cale And Thurston Moore To Speak At Liverpool Sound City

John Cale and Thurston Moore will be two of the keynote speakers for Liverpool Sound City in the UK this year.

January 13, 2014
Swedish House Mafia
Swedish House Mafia Film To Premiere At SXSW

Swedish House Mafia will hold the world premiere to their movie 'Leave The World Behind' at SXSW in Austin in March.

January 12, 2014
Beyonce. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo,
ARIA Albums: Beyonce Remains At Number One

Beyonce holds for a second week with her self-titled fifth studio album on the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week, plus the album picks up a ▲ Platinum sales certification too.

January 11, 2014
Pharrell Williams
ARIA Singles: Pharrell Stays Put At Number One

Pharrell Williams is “Happy” at retaining the No.1 for a second week in Australia, plus he’ll also be extremely joyous about achieving a ▲ Platinum sales certification too.

January 11, 2014
Sarah Blasko: Photo Ros O'Gorman
New Music Releases W/C January 10, 2014

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Ken Stringfellow and a list album from Sarah Blasko are just some of the new music releases this week.

January 10, 2014
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience, Noise11, Photo
Music Industry Summary 2013

Nielsen Entertainment and Billboard have released their annual review of the music business for the period of December 31, 2012 through December 29, 2013.

January 9, 2014
Muse, Matthew Bellamy, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Coachella Complete Line-Up Revealed

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival people tweeted out the poster for this year's show on Wednesday night, with a real host of great names scheduled to play this year's show.

January 9, 2014
Sean Diddy Combs, music news,
Sean Diddy Combs To Speak At SXSW

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs will be a keynote speaker at the SXSW Music Conference in Austin in March.

January 9, 2014
Robin Thicke Blurred Lines
Streaming Becomes The New Airplay, 118.1 Billion Songs Streamed In 2013

Streaming has taken over from radio listening as the way people casually consume music in the USA. American’s streamed 118.1 billion songs in 2013.

January 8, 2014