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Steve Earle at BigSound 2012
BigSound Announce First Speakers For 2014

Bigsound 2014 has announced its first round of speakers form 2014 with representatives from SXSW (USA) and The Great Escape (UK) heading to Australia for seminars at the Brisbane music conference.

May 1, 2014
Ed Sheeran - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Ed Sheeran Looking Good For No 1

Ed Sheeran could top the Australian singles chart this week.

April 30, 2014
Double J Launch with Myf Warhurst
Double J Returns To The Airways

Double J is Australia’s newest radio station. The ABC launched Double J in Melbourne today, rebranding the former DIG station to the original Triple J name.

April 30, 2014
Alex Smith of Moving Pictures
Moving Pictures Family Guy Synch Is Bittersweet For Alex Smith

Moving Pictures song ‘Never’ was featured in the hit animated show ‘Family Guy’ this week but it was a bittersweet achievement for singer Alex Smith. Smith says he was never paid for when the song appeared in Footloose and doesn’t expect to see anything from ‘Family Guy’.

April 29, 2014
The Veronicas
The Veronicas Sign With Sony

The Veronicas will release their next album through Sony Music.

April 29, 2014
Paul Rodgers becomes a Canadian
Paul Rodgers To Receive Chairman’s Award

Paul Rodgers is to be honoured by the Music Business Association with its Chairman's Award.

April 29, 2014
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Kylie Minogue Performs For iHeartRadio, Confirms Australian Tour

Kylie Minogue performed one of her most intimate performances ever in her hometown Melbourne for iHeartRadio on Saturday night.

April 26, 2014
Sheppard, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
Sheppard Geronimo Spends Third Week At No. 1 ARIA SINGLES

Sheppard stay atop the Australian Singles chart for a third week with “Geronimo”.

April 26, 2014
Bruce Springsteen American Beauty
Record Store Day Generates Record Sales Increases

Record Store Day in the USA has generated a record 91% increase in music sales, the highest ever since the event began in 2008.

April 25, 2014
Damon Albarn photo by Ros OGorman
Damon Albarn Leads The New Releases For W/C April 25, 2014

Damon Albarn's 'Everyday Robots' is out this week and also check out Harry Hookey's 'Misdiagnosed'.

April 24, 2014
Paul Weller: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Record Store Day Responds To Paul Weller Comments

Paul Weller announced this week that he would no longer be releasing products for Record Store Day.

April 24, 2014
KIIS1065
KIIS1065 Wallops Austereo And DMG In Sydney Radio Ratings

The Australian Radio Network’s KIIS1065 has increased audience over rival networks Austereo and DMG that run Sydney stations 2DAYFM and NOVA.

April 24, 2014
Davey Lane photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Davey Lane Close To Crowd-Funding Target For Solo Album

You Am I guitarist Davey Lane is close to reaching his crowd-funding target of $15,000 for his for his debut solo album.

April 24, 2014
Sheppard, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
Sheppard Geronimo Won’t Slow Down MIDWEEK SALES

There looks to be no sign of “Geronimo” by Sheppard moving from the top of the Australian charts this coming weekend, as they’ve been cemented at the summit of several digital retailers for most of the week.

April 23, 2014
Russell Morris Van Diemans Land
Russell Morris Performs Van Dieman’s Land Acoustic For TMTV

Russell Morris has performed a stripped down acoustic version of the title track from his ‘Van Dieman’s Land’ album for Ticketmaster’s new program TMTV.

April 23, 2014
Paul Weller: Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Paul Weller Says He Is Done With Record Store Day

Paul Weller has said he is finished with participating in Record Store Day.

April 23, 2014
SXSW tragedy photo by Austin Police
Austin Police Add More Charges To SXSW Car Crash Suspect

Rashad Owens, the hit and run driver who crashed into SXSW attendees on a crowded Austin street in March has been hit with an increased bail and additional charges.

April 23, 2014
Gold 1043 Pure Gold
WSFM And Gold1043 Rebrand As Pure Gold

Sydney’s WSFM and Melbourne’s Gold 104.3 have rebranded to together become the new Classic Hits Pure Gold Network.

April 22, 2014
Sheppard, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
Sheppard Spend Second Week At Number One

Brisbane six-piece Sheppard retain their No.1 position on the ARIA Singles chart this week as “Geronimo” also claims Gold (●) in sales in its fourth week in the charts.

April 22, 2014
Russell Morris and Peter Robinson, Deni Blues Fest, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Russell Morris Scores The Highest Debut Of His 48 Year Career

Russell Morris debut at no. 4 on the ARIA album chart with ‘Van Dieman’s Land’ has giving the Australian music legend the highest debut of his 48 year career.

April 21, 2014
Prince Photo Credit: Madison Dubé Copyright NPG Records 2013
Prince Releases New Song The Breakdown

Prince has had one busy week with new publishing, catalog and recording deals.

April 21, 2014
Chet Faker: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Chet Faker, Russell Morris Dominate ARIA Album Chart

Chet Faker and Russell Morris had the two highest debuting albums this week on the ARIA chart.

April 20, 2014
The Audreys. photo by Ros O'Gorman
It’s Record Store Day

Record Store Day Australia is on today.

April 19, 2014
Prince: Photo By NPG Records
Prince Continues Battle For Catalogue

Prince recently started NPG Music Publishing and reacquired the rights to his extensive catalog of songs.

April 19, 2014
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Jared Leto Calls For Music Industry Transparency

Jared Leto thinks the music industry needs to have a 'more transparent system'.

April 18, 2014
Engelbert Calling
Paolo Nutini, Engelbert Humperdinck Lead The Weeks New Releases For April 18, 2014

Engelbert Humperdinck's two year duets project 'Engelbert Calling' and the new Paolo Nutini album lead the new releases for this week.

April 17, 2014
Graeme Bell - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Jazz Bell Awards Nominees Announced

The 2014 Australian Jazz Bell Awards will be announced in Melbourne on May 1 and the nominees have now been officially announced.

April 17, 2014
Malcolm Young, ACDC, Photo by Ros O'Gorman
AC/DC Retirement Gossip Shot Down In Flames, Malcolm Young Takes Break From Band

AC/DC have officially confirmed they are not breaking up but founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to illness.

April 17, 2014
Baby Animals photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Social Family Records Joins Ambition Music Group

Social Family Records, the label behind Baby Animals and Steve Balbi, has signed at distribution deal with Robert Rigby’s Ambition Music Group.

April 16, 2014
The Audreys. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Dan Sultan, Ed Keupper, The Audreys To Play For Record Store Day

With Record Store Day this Saturday in music stores all across Australia music fans will have the chance to see live entertainment from some of Australia’s great musicians.

April 16, 2014