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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, http://www.noise11.com
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, noise11.com
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
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
The Vinyl Sales Illusion, LPs Really Don’t Sell

“Vinyl sales are the saving the music business. Hallelujah!” How many times have we heard that in the past year?

January 8, 2014
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience, Noise11, Photo
Justin Timberlake Has Biggest Album Of 2013 In USA

Justin Timberlake ‘The 20/20 Experience’ was the biggest selling album in the USA for 2013.

January 8, 2014
Beyonce. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo, http://www.noise11.com
Midweek Chart: Beyoncé Holds Top Spot On Album Chart

Beyonce looks set to hold onto top ARIA album spot in Australia while Pharrell looks equally comfortable to maintain the top of the ARIA singles chart, reports Gavin Ryan.

January 8, 2014
The Original Wailers
Billboard The Venue Comes 170 Russell

Melbourne’s Billboard The Venue has a new name. After being known as Billboard for about 40 years the venue has been renamed 170 Russell (after its address).

January 8, 2014
Patrick Donovan, CEO of Music Victoria, Noise11, Photo
Music Victoria And Victorian Government Working Together For Live Music Reforms

Music Victoria and the Victorian Government have been making positive progress to reform regulations and licensing for live music venues in the state of Victoria.

January 8, 2014
Melissa Etheridge, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
SXSW Adds Melissa Etheridge, Ian McLagan In Round 3

SXSW has now announced over 1200 for the music conference and festival in Austin, Texas in March.

January 8, 2014
Vance Joy, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
SXSW Confirms 41 Australian Acts For 2014

SXSW has confirmed 41 Australian acts has signed to perform at the 2014 music conference and festival in Austin, Texas in March.

January 8, 2014
Disney Frozen soundtrack
Disney Bumps Beyonce For US No 1 Album With Frozen

Disney has ‘Frozen’ out Beyoncé from the number one album in the USA.

January 8, 2014
James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, Metallica, Soundwave 2013, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Nile Rodgers To Perform At Grammy Awards

Metallica, Stevie Wonder and Nile Rodgers will be paired with recent artists for the 56th Grammy Awards in LA later this month.

January 8, 2014
Katy Perry. image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Katy Perry Tops ARIA 2013 Singles Chart

Katy Perry 'Roar' was the biggest selling song in Australia in 2013.

January 7, 2014
Pink, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Pink Tops 2013 ARIA Album Chart

Pink 'The Truth About Love' was the second biggest selling album in Australia for the second year running.

January 7, 2014
Justin Bieber and Kid Cudi in the studio Jan 2014
Justin Bieber Journals Is A Sales Disaster

Justin Beiber ‘Beliebers’ have become ‘Unbeliebers’. Bieber released his new album ‘Journals’ just two week ago and the fans don’t care.

January 6, 2014
Beyonce. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo, http://www.noise11.com
ARIA Albums: Beyoncé Tops First Chart Of 2014

With the Christmas season over, it allows regular albums to reclaim the charts, and this week the self-titled fifth album for Beyonce climbs back up two places to give her the first ARIA No.1 album of her career.

January 4, 2014
Pharrell Williams
ARIA Singles: Pharrell Tops First Chart Of 2014

For the first chart of 2014, Pharrell Williams scores his third chart-topping appearance on the ARIA Singles Chart with his up-tempo track “Happy”.

January 4, 2014
David Bowie The Next Day, Noise11, photo
David Bowie The Next Day Was No. 1 UK Record Store Album

David Bowie ‘The Next Day’ was the biggest selling album of 2013 in UK record stores but failed to make the Top 20 overall.

January 3, 2014
Lady Gaga, ARTPOP, Applause, Noise11, Photo
New Music Releases For W/C January 3, 2014

Robbie Williams and Lady Gaga vinyl releases lead a very quiet week of new music releases.

January 2, 2014