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Sampa The Great 13th AMP showcase Pop up at the Arts Centre Foyer Melbourne on a Flatbed Truck. Photo Ros O'Gorman
triple j Awards for 2018 Nominees are here

The triple j Awards nominees for 2018 are in and its a big year. Amy Shark, Courtney Barnett, Tash Sultana lead a strong female contingency for Album of the Year while the diversity of Sampa the Great to John Butler Trio makes for a wide Artist of the Year list.

November 1, 2018
A Star Is Born 2018
Australian Charts: A Star Of Born Soundtrack Debuts At No 1

The Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper soundtrack for their film 'A Star is Born' rises three places to claim the No.1 slot on the ARIA Albums Chart, the set also taking the top spot in New Zealand (1st week), England (returns for 2nd week), America and Canada (holds for a second week).

October 28, 2018
Gang of Youths MTV Unplugged
New Music Releases 26 October 2018

Major new titles coming this week from: David Campbell, Mark Vincent, John Legend, Tom Odell, Haken, Roger Waters, Gang of Youths (unplugged), Keith Sweat, Pierce Brothers, Lukas Graham, Boy George & Culture Club, Black Eyed Peas, Deep Sea Arcade, Andrea Bocelli, Nas, Robyn and Thom Yorke's soundtrack for 'Suspiria'.

October 26, 2018
Lee Kernaghan
Lee Kernaghan Announced As Ambassador For 2019 Country Music Festival

In 1982 Lee Kerneghan was crowded Star Maker at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. In 2019 he will have a more business-like role, as Ambassador.

October 24, 2018
ARIA charts
ARIA Changes Chart Rules Again

ARIA will be changing its chart rules as of the end of this week (27 October 2018) to place a greater emphasis on paid subscription streaming.

October 24, 2018
Lady Gaga, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Lady Gaga May Grab Her First UK No 1 Hit In 9 Years This Week

Lady Gaga is fighting for the top spot on this week's Official Singles Chart with Shallow - her Bradley Cooper collaboration from A Star Is Born.

October 23, 2018
Paul Kelly AWITG on Friday 17 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Charts: Paul Kelly Scores His Second No 1 Album for ‘Nature’

Paul Kelly sees his 24th studio album "Nature" become his second successive No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week.

October 21, 2018
George Ezra
Australian Charts: George Ezra Spends Five Weeks At No 1 With ‘Shotgun’

Calling "Shotgun" at the No.1 spot again is George Ezra for a fifth straight week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart.

October 21, 2018
Noise11 iHeartRadio
Noise11 iHeartRadio Expanded Interviews with Bryan Ferry, Disturbed, Mario McNulty, Wreckless Eric, PP Arnold and Nickelback

This week at iHeartRadio Music News powered by it is our biggest week every with extended interviews from Bryan Ferry, David Draiman of Disturbed, Mario McNulty, the producer of the new edition of David Bowie ‘Never Let Me Down’, Wreckless Eric, PP Arnold and Mike Kroeger of Nickelback.

October 21, 2018
Drought Relief
Sony To Release Drought Relief Charity Album For Australia’s Farmers

Jimmy Barnes, Midnight Oil, James Reyne and Daryl Braithwaite are just some of the artists who have contributed to the Sony release ‘Drought Relief’, to raise funds for Australia’s struggling farmers.

October 19, 2018
Skegss
18 Australian and Eight New Zealand Acts Announced for SXSW 2019

Australia’s Skegss and Amyl & The Sniffers and New Zealand’s The Chills will perform at SXSW 2019.

October 18, 2018
Screen Music Awards 2018
2018 Screen Music Awards Nominees Announced

Nominees for the 2018 Screen Music Awards have been revealed with front-runners Antony Partos and Matteo Zingales leading the nominations in four categories.

October 18, 2018
Dave Leslie
Dave Leslie To Host His First Ever Workshop With A Full Band

Baby Animals’ guitarist Dave Leslie has a Guitar Workshop coming up with a full band to showcase.

October 17, 2018
Twenty One Pilots Trench
Australian Albums : twenty one pilots ‘Trench’ Lands At No 1

The fifth studio album for the American duo twenty one pilots entitled "Trench" debuts in the top spot of the ARIA Albums Chart this week, becoming their first No.1 album in Australia.

October 14, 2018
George Ezra
Australian Charts: George Ezra ‘Shotgun’ Spends 4th Week At No 1

It's a fourth week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for the George Ezra track "Shotgun", plus the song also holds for a second week at the summit in New Zealand.

October 14, 2018
Courtney Barnett performs in the ABC Melbourne Studio Foyer celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Archie Roach album Charcoal Road. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews Backs The Age Music Victoria Awards With $10000 Cash Prize

The Victorian government is once again leading the Arts community with support for The Age Music Victoria Awards. Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a $10,000 cash prize for Best Victorian Album.

October 12, 2018
Bryan Ferry, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Names Shortlist Nominees For 2019

Def Leppard, Radiohead and Roxy Music have made The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2019 shortlist.

October 10, 2018
David Gray, Palais Theatre Melbourne 2015, photo by Ros OGorman, noise11
Bluesfest Adds Paul Kelly, David Gray, Gary Clark Jr for 2019 Festival

Bluesfest has revealed its second major announcement for 2018 with Paul Kelly, David Gray and Gary Clark Jr leading the line-up.

October 10, 2018
The Chaser Sydney Opera House
The Chaser Projected Alan Jones Phone Number Onto Sydney Opera House

Comedy crew The Chaser have out-Jonesed Alan Jones by projecting his phone number onto the sails of the Sydney Opera House.

October 9, 2018
Rod Stewart - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11. Photo
Rod Stewart Claims No 1 Album For UK

When it comes to the Official Albums Chart Number 1, Rod Stewart certainly wears it well. The legendary singer has scored his ninth chart-topper with Blood Red Roses, beating fellow icon Cher into second place.

October 8, 2018
John Butler Trio Home
Australian Charts : John Butler Trio ‘Home’ Debuts At No 1

The seventh studio album for local group The John Butler Trio entitled "Home" becomes the acts fourth No.1 album in Australia this week.

October 7, 2018
George Ezra
Australian Charts : George Ezra ‘Shotgun’ Spends Third Week At No 1

George Ezra keeps his "Shotgun" loaded at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for a third straight week, plus the song is now at the top in New Zealand (1st week) and is also 2x▲Platinum in sales here.

October 7, 2018
Broderick Smith Man Out Of Time
New Music Releases 4 October 2018

Major new titles coming this week from: twenty one pilots, Coheed & Cambria, Echo & The Bunnymen, Monuments, High Cornwell, You Me at Six, T.I., Katie Melua (GH), Judah Kelly, Broderick Smith, Cat Power, Bob Evans, Steve Perry, John Lennon's Imagine re-issue, Triple J's Like a Version Vol.14 and the soundtracks for 'Venom' and the new 'A Star is Born' with Lady Gaga.

October 5, 2018
Ian James and Linda Bosidis
Ian James To Hand Over Mushroom Publishing To Linda Bosidis

After 32 years as Managing Director of Mushroom Publishing, respected Australian music industry icon Ian James is standing down.

October 3, 2018
Eminem Kamikaze
Australian Charts : Eminem ‘Kamikaze’ Spends Sixth Week At No 1

It's a fourth week at No.1 for the Eminem set "Kamikaze" becoming the third longest run at No.1 during 2018 on the albums chart.

September 30, 2018
George Ezra
Australian Charts : George Ezra ‘Shotgun’ Spends Second Week At No 1

George Ezra hits the No.1 target for a second week with his song "Shotgun", with Australia now the fifth country to make it a chart-topping hit, previously it hit No.1 in England (4 wks), Ireland (9 wks), The Netherlands (2 wks) and currently sits at the top in Belgium (3rd wk).

September 30, 2018
Live Nation
Live Nation Releases Details From Their The Power of Live Study

Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company released findings today from The Power of Live, a global study that captured trends and behaviours of 22,500 live music fans, from 11 countries, ranging ages 13 to 65. Conducted in partnership with research agency Culture Co-op, the findings revealed that in today’s digital age, live music is more necessary than ever and creates the ultimate human connection.

September 28, 2018
Cher Dancing Queen
New Music Releases For 28 September 2018

Major new titles coming this week from: John Butler Trio, Kodaline, Loretta Lynn, Sigala, Cher, Against the Current, Tom Petty (GH), Phil Collins (GH), The Living End, Mudhoney, Cypress Hill, Seasick Steve, Rod Stewart, Logic, alt-J, Anti-Flag, Chic, Lupe Fiasco, Ben Browning and Eddi Reader.

September 28, 2018
APRA AMCOS
Australian Music Industry Takes Over Parliament House In Sydney

The second NSW Parliamentary Friends of Australian Music (PFOAM) event rocked Macquarie Street last night, with a delegation of New South Wales songwriters, musicians, recording artists and key industry leaders highlighting the contribution the contemporary music industry makes to our economy, our community and our culture.

September 28, 2018
Keith Urban, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2014 photo by Ros O'Gorman
Keith Urban To Host ARIA Awards

Keith Urban will serve as host of the 2018 ARIA Awards in Australia in November (18).

September 26, 2018