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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
Art Music Awards, Noise11, photo
APRA AMCOS ART Music Award Complete Winners List

The ART Music Awards were announced in Sydney tonight (Monday, August 26, 2013) at the Parade Theatre, NIDA.

August 26, 2013
Archie Roach: Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
AWME Sets Dates For November

The Australian World Music Expo (AWME) will return to Melbourne’s from November 14 to 17, 2013.

August 26, 2013
Boy and Bear Harlequin Dream, Noise11, photo
ARIA Albums: Boy & Bear Harlequin Dream Is Number One

Boy & Bear see their second album “Harlequin Dream” debut at the top becoming the 333rd album to enter at the top of the Australian Album charts.

August 24, 2013
Katy Perry. image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
ARIA Singles: Katy Perry Roar Is Number One

After a full week of sales, Katy Perry scores her third No.1 single in Australia as “Roar” is up a couple of places from last weeks No.3 debut to the top spot on the ARIA Singles Chart this week.

August 24, 2013
Boy and Bear Harlequin Dream, Noise11, photo
Boy And Bear Prep For Australian Number One Debut

Sydney band Boy & Bear will have Australia’s biggest selling album this week by the end of today.

August 24, 2013
Katy Perry. image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Katy Perry Roars Past Lady Gaga

Katy Perry ‘Roar’ will easily top the Australian singles chart this weekend while Lady Gaga ‘Applause’ won’t even make the Top 10.

August 24, 2013
Chris Martin, Coldplay. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
New Releases For August 23, 2013

New Releases for week commencing Friday 23rd August, 2013 (unless otherwise noted below).

August 23, 2013
Dan Rosen image
Dan Rosen and Artist Manager John Watson To Speak At Face The Music

The Face The Music conference has announced the first round of speakers with ARIA’s Dan Rosen and John Watson of Eleven/John Watson Management heading up with list.

August 21, 2013
Robert Plant, Australian Tour 2013, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Bluesfest First Announcement Due Next Week

Bluesfest will announce the first round of artists next Tuesday, August 27.

August 21, 2013
Boy and Bear Harlequin Dream, Noise11, photo
Midweek Chart Boy and Bear Look Good For Top Album

It’s a small race for the No.1 album spot this week between local favorites Boy & Bear with their second album “Harlequin Dream” and US rapper and OddFuture member Earl Sweatshirt with his second album “Doris”, which features Frank Ocean, Tyler the Creator, Mac Miller and RZA.

August 21, 2013
Status Quo Coles ad, Noise11, photo
Status Quo Reputation Goes Down Down Further In New Ad

One-time British rock legends Status Quo have lowered their reputation “down down” even further. Their latest supermarket ad is horrible.

August 21, 2013