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Cooking Vinyl Opens Australian Office

UK based indie label Cooking Vinyl has opened an Australian office.

September 6, 2013
The Paper Kites, Noise11, Photo
The Paper Kites Want YOU In Their Next Video

Melbourne band The Paper Kites want to put your mug in their next music video.

September 5, 2013
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Enter Shikari And The XX Win At The AIM Independant Music Awards

The Association of Independent Music celebrated another triumphant year for independent music as it unveiled the winners at the third annual AIM Independent Music Awards.

September 5, 2013
Avenged Sevenfold Hail To The King, Noise11, Photo
Avenged Sevenfold ‘Hail To The King’ Tops US Chart

Avenged Sevenfold just scored their second US number one album with ‘Hail To The King’ topping the American album chart this week.

September 5, 2013
The Rhino Records Story, Noise11, photo
Rhino Records Releases Book For 40th Anniversary

SelectBooks, Inc. has announced the publication of The Rhino Records Story: Revenge of the Music Nerds by Harold Bronson, the inside story of how a small record store in Los Angeles launched a music label that defied all odds to become one of the industry's biggest and best. The October 22nd publication date coincides with Rhino Records' 40th anniversary.

September 5, 2013
Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Plenary, Melbourne, Australia, Noise11,Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Neil Young PONO Goes Head To Head With Sony

Beta vs. VHS. Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD. The electronics industry has a long history of issuing competing products that battle it out for market supremacy.

September 5, 2013
360 at the Independent Music Awards - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Pyramid Rock Festival Canned For 2013

The Pyramid Rock Festival for 2013 will not go ahead.

September 4, 2013
Gold Fields, Noise11, Photo
Melbourne Music Week Announces First Round Of Artist Events

Melbourne Music Week has announced its first round of artists for 2013 with the promise for the state of Victoria that over 75% of performers will be locals.

September 4, 2013
Katy Perry. image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Midweek Chart: Katy Perry Expected To Stay On To Of Australian Chart

Katy Perry looks set to “Roar” at the top of the Australian charts for a third week this coming weekend, but a couple of overseas tourists could jet their way into our top five singles too.

September 4, 2013
Gold Fields, Noise11, Photo
Gold Fields And Yatch Club DJ’s To Play I Oh You 4th Birthday Party

Independent Melbourne label I Oh You have set the date their 4th Birthday celebration as a part of Melbourne Music Week 2013.

September 4, 2013
Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ian Anderson, Marillion And Steve Hackett Win Progressive Music Awards

Kew Gardens was once again the idyllic setting for the annual Progressive Music Awards, presented by Orange Amplification. The intimate evening, created by Prog Magazine, was hosted by world-renowned journalist and Newsnight presenter Gavin Esler.

September 4, 2013
David Bowie - photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
AEG And Live Nation Battle For David Bowie

Just how much money would it take to get David Bowie out of retirement from the concert stage? It looks like both AEG and Live Nation would like to find out and the answer could be in the millions.

September 4, 2013
Flume, Noise11, Photo
Flume And Jagwar Ma Lead Independent Music Award Nominations

Indie rock act Jagwar Ma and EDM act Flume have both been nominated in five categories of the Independent Music Awards.

September 4, 2013
Chet Faker: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Laneway Announces 2014 Dates

Laneway Festival has announced its 2014 dates for Australasia, as well as details of some notable changes to some of the festival venues.

September 3, 2013
Josh Burdett photo by Dave Barnhouser 13thHourPhotography.com, photo, Noise11
Josh Burdette Of 9:30 Club Found Dead At Age 36

Josh Burdette, manager of Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club, has been found dead from a suspected suicide. He was 36-years old.

September 3, 2013
Billy Bragg photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Billy Bragg and Robert Forster To Perform At BIGSOUND

Billy Bragg has been confirmed as a showcase act for the BIGSOUND music conference in Brisbane next week.

September 2, 2013
John Mayer - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
ARIA Albums: John Mayer Lands Second Consecutive Number One Debut

John Mayer lands his second consecutive number one in Australia as his sixth studio album “Paradise Valley” debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums chart this week.

August 31, 2013
Katy Perry. image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
ARIA Singles: Katy Perry Tops Chart For Second Week

Katy Perry’s “Roar” is at the top of the Australian charts for a second week, plus the song also achieves Platinum (▲) in sales this week too, whilst there are only two changes within the entire top six songs this week.

August 31, 2013
John Bromell, Photo, Noise11
John Bromell, Former Managing Director of Warner Chappell, Dies Age 71

John Bromell, former Managing Director for Warner Chappell Publishing and Rondor Music in Australia, has died in Coffs Harbour at the age of 71.

August 31, 2013
John Mayer - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, noise11, Photo
John Mayer Tops Album Chart, Katy Perry Leads Singles

John Mayer ‘Paradise Valley’ has held a steady lead all week on Australia’s iTunes chart and coupled with instore reaction for physical disc sales will easily come in ahead of Avenged Sevenfold ‘Hail To The King’ this week.

August 31, 2013
Coloured Stone, Noise11, Photo
AWME Announces Local And International Showcase Artists

The Australian World Music Expo (AWME) has announced its first round of showcasing artists with Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Vanuatu and Reunion Island representing the first nations announced.

August 30, 2013
Michael Gudinski. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Frontier Touring And Future Music Join Forces For Future Music Festival

Australia’s Future Music Festival has been given a fresh injection with the announcement of a strategic alliance with Michael Gudinski’s Frontier Touring Company.

August 30, 2013
Eminem, Noise11, Photo
New Music Releases For W/C August 30, 2013

New Releases for week commencing Friday 30th August, 2013 (unless otherwise noted below).

August 30, 2013
Luke Yeoward, King Cannons - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
King Cannons Split

New Zealand band King Cannons have split after 6 years citing musical differences at the reason for the break-up.

August 30, 2013
The Audreys. photo by Ros O'Gorman
South Australia To Showcase In Queensland For BIGSOUND

Five acts from South Australia will head north to Queensland to showcase for the BIGSOUND music conference in September.

August 28, 2013
John Mayer - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Midweek Chart Report: Its All About John Mayer And Katy Perry

Katy Perry looks set to claim the No.1 spot in Australia for a second week with her new single “Roar”.

August 28, 2013
Archie Roach: Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
RUFUS, Archie Roach To Perform At Independent Music Awards

RUFUS and Archie Roach along with Big Scary, Violent Soho, Saskwatch and Seth Sentry have been announced to perform at the Independent Music Awards in October.

August 28, 2013
Luke Bryan Crash My Party, Noise11, photo
Luke Bryan Blocks John Mayer From US Number One

Country star Luke Bryan’s album ‘Crash My Party’ has sold more albums than John Mayer ‘Paradise Valley’ in its second week on sale.

August 28, 2013
Bluesfest 2014, Noise11, Photo
John Mayer, Dave Matthews And Bluesfest Artists Play Dates Revealed

Following the first artist announcement for Bluesfest 2014 the days the acts will play have no also been made public.

August 27, 2013
Bill Peach, Noise11, Photo
Australian Current Affairs Presenter Bill Peach Dies At 78

Bill Peach, the well-known and respected Australian TV journalist, has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 78.

August 27, 2013