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Austin police chief Art Acevedo holds press conference
Austin Police Release Media Conference Video, Name SXSW Killer

Rashad Owens, a 22-year man from the Austin suburb of Killeen, has been named as the driver of the car that plowed into a crowded Austin street killing two people in the early hours of Thursday morning.

March 14, 2014
Austin police chief Art Acevedo holds press conference
SXSW Victim Was Dutch Man From MassiveMusic

Steven Craenmerh of MassiveMusic, Amsterdam has been confirmed as one of the victims of the SXSW massacre that killed two and injured a further 23 people.

March 14, 2014
Austin police chief Art Acevedo holds press conference
SXSW Murder Update, Statement, Service Details, Blood Donations Needed

Austin Police has yet to name the man who drove into a crowded Austin street killing two and injuring 23 during SXSW on Thursday. Police cannot name the suspect until he has been formerly charged.

March 14, 2014
Neil Young Pono Passes $2million In Kickstarter Funding

Neil Young targeted $800,000 in funding from Kickstarter for his Pono digital music player. It has now passed $2 million in just 24 hours.

March 14, 2014
SXSW tragedy photo by Austin Police
Drunk Driver Who Killed Two At SXSW Faces Death Penalty

The drunk driver who drove into a crowd of SXSW delegates in Austin, Tx early Thursday morning has been charged with two counts of Capital Murder and now face the death penalty under Texas law.

March 13, 2014
SXSW tragedy photo by Austin Police
Austin Streets Stay Shut While Police Investigate SXSW Deaths

Austin Police have advised that streets between 9th and 12th on Red River will remain closed this morning following the early morning tragedy where two people lost their lives after a car collided with the SXSW crowd around 12:30am.

March 13, 2014
Damon Albarn photo by Ros OGorman
Damon Albarn Launches Everyday Robots At SXSW

Damon Albarn launched his first solo album Everyday Robots at SXSW in Austin, Tx on Wednesday night and gave the crowd a few songs from his other bands.

March 13, 2014
SXSW tragedy
Sounds Australia Confirms No Australians Injured In SXSW Tragedy

Sounds Australia, Australia’s artist representatives at SXSW, have confirmed that no Australian’s were killed or injured in the SXSW tragedy which claimed two lives in Austin, Tx early this morning.

March 13, 2014
SXSW tragedy
SXSW Tragedy, Police Call For Witnesses After Car Slams Into Crowd

Austin Police are calling for anyone who witnessed the horrific incident when a driver killed two people on Red River, Austin to contact them.

March 13, 2014
Michael Chugg
Michael Chugg Celebrates 50 Years In The Music Business

Michael Chugg, one of Australia’s most respected concert promoters, has clocked up 50 years in the music biz.

March 13, 2014
Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Plenary, Melbourne, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Neil Young Blows Pono Launch After Embarrassing CEO Gaff

Neil Young’s investor pitch SXSW presentation came to an embarrassing halt when CEO John Hamm failed to answer a simple question … “what’s your cut?”.

March 12, 2014
Cherry Bar buys Yah Yahs
Cherry Bar Buys Yah Yah’s

Melbourne’s iconic Yah Yah’s music venue has been bought by Melbourne’s icon music venue Cherry Bar.

March 12, 2014
Coldplay, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
Coldplay Preview New Songs At SXSW

Coldplay launched their new album ‘Ghost Stories’ with a one-hour showcase performance at SXSW in Austin, Tx on Tuesday night.

March 12, 2014
Pharrell Williams, Photo by Ian Laidlaw 2
Pharrell Williams Vs INXS On Next Chart MIDWEEK SALES

Pharrell Williams’ shows last week at Future Music Festival and his many media interviews around the country seem to have cemented him at the top of the Australian charts for a possible tenth week with his infectious track “Happy”.

March 12, 2014
Neil Young Addresses SXSW and Launches Pono

Neil Young says venture-capital companies didn’t get his new music device Pono because they couldn’t “own it” so he has taken it to the people.

March 12, 2014
KIIS Is Sydney’s No 1 FM, 2DAYFM Beheaded In Survey

Austereo’s crown jewel 2DAYFM has been rendered a headless corpse following the first radio survey of 2014, which has placed KIIS 1065 Sydney’s number one FM station.

March 11, 2014
Neil Young at SXSW. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Neil Young To Unveil Pono At SXSW

Neil Young will unveil his PonoPlayer on Tuesday at SXSW in Austin, TX but, if you want one, you'll have to go through Kickstarter.

March 11, 2014
Justin Bieber, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Justin Bieber Drops Into SXSW

Justin Bieber has made a surprise appearance and performance at the last place on Earth you would expect to find him – SXSW, Austin, Tx.

March 11, 2014
Shirley Manson of Garbage with Brody Dalle
Garbage To Release Brody Dalle Duet For Record Store Day

Garbage have two brand new songs coming for Record Store Day and one is a duet with Brody Dalle.

March 10, 2014
Record Store Day Australia
Record Store Day Australia Set For Easter Saturday

Record Store Day Australia will return for 2014 on the Saturday of the Easter weekend, April 19.

March 9, 2014
Lady Gaga, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Lady Gaga Confirmed As SXSW Keynote Speaker

Lady Gaga will speak for the SXSW music conference in Austin, Texas next Friday (March 14).

March 9, 2014
Garry Gary Beers, INXS - Photo by Ros O'Gorman
INXS Keeps Pharrell Williams From No 1 ARIA ALBUMS

INXS score a fourth week at No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with the collection “The Very Best”, and in the process the album becomes the longest running No.1 album for 2014.

March 8, 2014
Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams Stays Happy On Australian Chart ARIA SINGLES

With Pharrell Williams in the country this past week for the Future Music Festival, his appearance at The Oscars on Monday night here (U.S.A. on their Sunday), and the release of his new album “G I R L” (new at No.2), he stakes his ninth week at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with the newly certified 5x▲ Platinum single “Happy”.

March 8, 2014
Gotye: Photo by Gerry Nicholls, Noise11, photo
Gotye Debuts In UK Top 50 Singles Of All-Time

Gotye featuring Kimbra ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ is officially the 39th biggest song of all-time in the UK.

March 8, 2014
Elton John, Photo: Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Elton John Maintains UK Biggest Selling Song Of All-Time

Elton John remains atop the list of the biggest selling singles in British recording history as the Official Charts Company updates their definitive list.

March 8, 2014
Guy Garvey, Elbow, 2011-07-27, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Elbow, Jason Singh Tops New Releases For W/C March 7, 2014

Elbow top the album releases this week while former Taxiride frontman Jason Singh tops the single releases.

March 7, 2014
Spandau Ballet
Spandau Ballet Added To SXSW Lou Reed Tribute

Spandau Ballet will perform at the Lou Reed tribute show at SXSW in Austin, Texas next week.

March 6, 2014
Pink, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Pink Re-Signs With RCA

Pink has signed a new recording contract with RCA Records that will see her with the labels for many more albums to come.

March 6, 2014
Welcome To The Jungle – Navigating the Music Business In Australia by Andrew Watt
Want to learn how to navigate the music business in Australia?

Entertainment and media lawyer, journalist, and the founder of InPress, Andrew Watt has released his guide to the Australian music industry titled ‘Welcome To The Jungle – Navigating the Music Business In Australia’.

March 6, 2014
Big Scary, music news,
Big Scary Win Australian Music Prize

Big Scary have been named victorious for the 9th Australian Music Prize for their ‘Not Art’ album.

March 5, 2014