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Beeb Birtles Discusses Nearly Every Day of His Life At Noise11 iHeartRadio

Australian music legend Beeb Birtles tells his story at iHeartRadio Music News powered by Noise11.com this week.

January 10, 2018
Craig McLachlan, Rocky Horror show, Frank N furter
Craig McLachlan’s Career In Tatters Signals An Industry In Desperate Need Of Change

Sexual misconduct allegations against entertainer Craig McLachlan have signalled the urgent need for the Australian entertainment industry to clean its act up.

January 9, 2018
The Greatest Showman
Australian Albums: The Greatest Showman Soundtrack Is First No 1 of 2018

For the second year in a row, the big box-office hit has landed a Soundtrack at the top of the ARIA Album Charts, as this week "The Greatest Showman" leaps up seven spots to land the fiftieth soundtrack at No.1 in Australia.

January 7, 2018
Ed Sheeran Divide
ARIA Singles: Ed Sheeran ‘Perfect’ Opens 2018 At No 1

Ed Sheeran's domination of the singles chart with his track "Perfect" continues as his multi-duet is at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for a fifth consecutive week.

January 7, 2018
Paul Kelly AWITG on Friday 17 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
ARIA Chart Disgrace: Not One Australian Song Or Album Made The End of Year Top 10

2017 was a terrible year for Australian artists in Australia with not one song or album making the ARIA Top 10.

January 5, 2018
Justin Timberlake - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
New Music Releases for 5 January 2018

Major new titles coming this week from: A new Justin Timberlake single, plus albums from Mike Posner, Watain, Bryan Adams (GH) and Youngr.

January 5, 2018
Spotify
Artists To Get Screwed Big Time In 2018 As Music Streaming Increases By 50% in 2017

Music streaming had a bumper year with listening increasing by 50% over 2016 in 2017 according to a report from BuzzAngle but don’t expect to see too many artists applauding it.

January 3, 2018
Seminole Hard Rock Florida
Hard Rock To Build World’s Largest Guitar Shaped Building

Work has begun on the world’s largest guitar shaped building. Hard Rock is building the guitar shaped tower in Florida.

December 31, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Album Ends 2017 On Top After Owning The Year

Returning to the top for a 22nd week at No.1 is the third album for Ed Sheeran and "÷ (Divide)", giving it an eighth berth at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart.

December 31, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Ends The Year With A Perfect No 1

The last sales figures for 2017 see the January 1st, 2018 chart log Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" at the top for a fourth straight week.

December 31, 2017
Bob Spencer guitarist with Rose Tattoo at Palms Melbourne on Friday 27 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Bob Spencer Reveals He Underwent Therapy To Create His Solo Album In An All-New Noise11 iHeartRadio Show

At age 60 former Finch, Skyhooks and The Angels guitarist Bob Spencer has released his first ever solo album ‘Saints and Murderers’. He tells Noise11.com that to make the record he first had to undergo therapy for overcome his fear of singing.

December 29, 2017
Paul McCartney at AAMI Park Melbourne on Tuesday 5 December 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Paul McCartney One On One Tour Grossed Over $132 Million In 2017

Paul McCartney ‘One on One’ tour was the highest grossing tour of 2017 with the tour earning over $132 million this year.

December 28, 2017
Bruce Springsteen and Max Weinberg at AAMI Park on Thursday 2 February 2017. Photo Ros O'Gorman
2018 Set For A Bumper Year of New Music

2018’s new music is in full swing for a bumper year with major artists finishing off albums for the first half of the year while others have downed tools and set release dates.

December 28, 2017
Spotify
U.S. Senate Passes Legislation To Increase Artist Streaming Royalties

Senate Judiciary Committee Member Orrin Hatch of Utah and Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) of Georgia, the Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Courts and the Internet, introduced legislation to apply free market principles to music licensing and ensure songwriters are fairly compensated for their work.

December 27, 2017
Jordan Feldstein
R.I.P. Maroon 5 Manager Jordan Feldstein at Age 40

Jonah Hill's brother Jordan Feldstein, who managed rockers Maroon 5, has died at the age of 40.

December 26, 2017
Eminem Revival
Australian Charts: Eminem Revival Is The No 1 Album

The ninth studio album for Eminem "Revival" becomes his ninth No.1 album on the ARIA Albums chart this week, debuting at the top as the last No.1 for 2017.

December 25, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Has A Perfect No 1

The final No.1 for 2017 remains Ed Sheeran and Beyonce's duet of "Perfect", which logs its third week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart.

December 25, 2017
American Idiot soundtrack Green Day
New Music Releases 22 December 2017

Major new titles coming this week from: Green Day, Petula Clark (GH) and Machine Gun Kelly.

December 22, 2017
Ding Dong
Melbourne’s Iconic Ding Dong Lounge To Close

The Ding Dong Lounge, for the past 15 years one of Melbourne’s most treasured music venues, will close in January 2018.

December 18, 2017
CEO Claire Spencer and Molly Meldrum with the Gospo Choir at the Launch of the Australian Music Vault. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Music Vault Has Opened In Melbourne

Australian music now has a permanent home with the Australian Music Vault opening in Melbourne.

December 18, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran ‘Divide’ Is No 1 Again

Ed Sheeran returns to the No.1 spot in the ARIA Albums Chart with his third album "÷ (Divide)", the first return to the top for the album since September 11th and the 21st week overall for the set.

December 16, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran and Beyonce Have The Perfect No 1

Ed Sheeran and Beyonce stay at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for a second week with their duet "Perfect", which also took the top spot in the US this past week.

December 16, 2017
George Michael, photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Noise11 iHeartRadio Features The Artists We Lost In The Past 12 Months

In an end-of-year Noise11 iHeartRadio special we take a look at the artists we lost over the past 12 months.

December 15, 2017
Pink Beautiful Trauma
Australian Charts: Pink has the No 1 Album

Pink remains at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart with her "Beautiful Trauma" album for a sixth broken week at No.1.

December 9, 2017
Ed Sheeran Divide
Australian Singles: Ed Sheeran and Beyonce Duet Is No 1 Song

Ed Sheeran becomes the second artist for 2017 to score a second No.1 single on the ARIA Charts, as his now Beyonce infused track "Perfect" jumps up three places to land at No.1, as well as at the top in the UK.

December 9, 2017
Kylie Minogue photo by Ros OGorman
Kylie Minogue Returns To Mushroom Group

Kylie Minogue will return to the label where it all started for her, at Michael Gudinski’s Mushroom Group.

December 9, 2017
Shazam
Apple To Buy Shazam For $400 Million

Apple is making a move to strengthen its music service with the acquisition of British music discover app Shazam.

December 9, 2017
Bananarama Greatest Hits
New Music Releases for 8 December 2017

Major new titles coming this week from: Barbra Streisand, Bananarama (GH), Luke Bryan, Bad Juju and the Game of Thrones Season 7 soundtrack on vinyl.

December 8, 2017
Paul Pab Boothroyd
Paul McCartney’s Sound Engineer To Address Students In Melbourne

Paul McCartney’s sound engineer Paul ‘Pab’ Boothroyd will conduct a masterclass at SAE Melbourne on Wednesday.

December 5, 2017
U2 Songs of Experience
U2 Songs of Experience To Become Band’s 11th UK Number One

U2 could be heading for an 11th Number 1 record on this week’s Official Albums Chart.

December 5, 2017