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Jimmy and Jane Barnes
Noise11.com Top Music News Stories July to September 2020

By the second half of 2020 Covid-19 had become the greatest threat to mankind since any war. Artists adjusted to iso, performing and recording remotely across the world while the fans watched from home.

December 31, 2020
Something For Kate photo by Ros O'Gorman
Noise11.com Top Music News Stories April to June 2020

As Covid increases and isolation locked us down the music world faces challenges with cancellations globally but new music kept on coming. Here are Noise11.com's top music news headlines from April to June 2020.

December 31, 2020
Bette Midler photo by Ros O'Gorman
Noise11.com Top News Stories January to March 2020

2020 began with Australia in a State of Disaster as bushfires continued to choke the East Coast. Australian climate denying Prime Minister Scott Morrison had to cut short a holiday in Hawaii to deal with it.

December 31, 2020
Meek Mill
Meek Mill and Friends Are Developing A New Music Platform

Meek Mill has teamed up with a number of rappers to build their own digital streaming service as a new platform that will support artists and hopes to maximise "black wealth".

December 29, 2020
Jessie J
Jessie J Suffers Mystery Illness Leaving Her Deaf In One Ear

Jessie J spent Christmas Eve in the hospital after a mysterious illness left her unable to hear or walk properly.

December 29, 2020
Taylor Swift photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Charts: Taylor Swift ‘evermore’ Earns A Second Week at No 1

Taylor Swift holds for a second week at No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with her ninth album "evermore", with the set debuting at the top in both America and Canada this past week.

December 27, 2020
Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com
Red Hot Summer Clocks Up Another 2021 Sell-Out

Red Hot Summer has registered another sell-out show, this time in Hobart.

December 27, 2020
Ross Wilson photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ross Wilson and Mick Thomas To Perform Living In The Land of Oz Concert in Melbourne

Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks and Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission will join forces on Survival Day, January 26, for the Living In The Land of Oz concert at Melbourne’s Melbourne Pavilion on 26 January 2021.

December 27, 2020
Paul McCartney III
UK Charts: Paul McCartney Tracking for First No 1 Album in 30 Years

Sir Paul McCartney is on course for his first UK Number 1 album as a soloist in over three decades with McCartney III.

December 22, 2020
Taylor Swift photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Charts: Taylor Swift ‘evermore’ Debuts At No 1

Taylor Swift issued a surprise ninth studio album last week called "evermore", which debuts at No.1 on this week's ARIA Albums Chart, giving her a second chart-topping album for 2020.

December 21, 2020
Marty Stuart and Connie Smith photographed on stage at the Grand Ole Opry moments after the live broadcast was finished Saturday, September 26, 2020. This marked the final performance before the 95th Anniversary of the Opry which saw the return of a socially distanced crowd of 500 people.
Marty Stuart Fan Bids $4725 for Dinner with the Country Music Legend

One Marty Stuart fan has bid $4725 for a dinner with Marty with five friends.

December 18, 2020
Daniel Wilfred by Sarah Walker
Announcement: ARIA, PPCA, Arts Council Reveal First Nations Grand Recipients

The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) in partnership with the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and the Australia Council for the Arts today announced the grant recipients of the First Nations Sound Recording Partnership.

December 18, 2020
Melbourne’s The FyreFly To Close

Melbourne venue will close after this weekend making it the second Melbourne venue in a week to shut, after The Dog’s Bar, also in St Kilda.

December 18, 2020
Billy Thorpe photo by Ros O'Gorman
Announcement: QMusic Billy Thorpe Scholarship Open

QMusic today announced the return of the Billy Thorpe Scholarship, funded by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, with applications open until 11:59pm (AEST), Thursday 14 January 2021 for all Queensland early-career artists to apply.

December 18, 2020
Stone Temple Pilots
Under The Southern Stars International Acts Have Been Granted Exemption To Perform In Australia

The international artists for Under The Southern Stars have been granted exemption by the Australian Federal Government to enter Australia in 2021 for the music festival.

December 17, 2020
Taylor Swift photo by Ros O'Gorman
Taylor Swift On Track For UK No 1 This Week

Taylor Swift is in pole position for Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart with her surprise-released ninth studio album Evermore.

December 16, 2020
Elton John at A Day On The Green at Rochford Winery on Sunday 1 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
$30 Billion Loss Projected For Live Music Industry

The impact of Covid-19 on the American live music industry is expected to top $30 billion across 2020 alone.

December 14, 2020
Angus Young AC/DC Etihad Stadium, Rock Or Bust World Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Charts: AC/DC ‘PWR/UP’ Spends 4th Week At No 1

AC/DC's "Power Up" album remains the No.1 selling set in Australia for the fourth consecutive week, the longest run at the top by a local act since April of 2015.

December 14, 2020
Yungblud
UK Charts: Yungblood Is No 1 In The UK

Yungblood 'Weird' is no 1 in the UK. Racking up 39,000 chart sales – with 91% of its total made up of pure sales – Weird! comfortably leads this week chart, finishing ahead of Together At Christmas by Michael Ball & Alfie Boe at Number 2.

December 12, 2020
Sampa The Great 13th AMP showcase Pop up at the Arts Centre Foyer Melbourne on a Flatbed Truck. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Sampa The Great Walks Off With A Stack of Music Victoria Awards

Sampa The Great has won Music Victoria Awards for Best Song, Best Solo Artist, Best Album and Best Soul Funk Gospel or R&B Album at the 2020 Music Victoria Awards.

December 10, 2020
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan Sells Out To Universal Music

And just when you thought 2020 couldn’t throw up any more surprises Bob Dylan has become a complete sell-out. Dylan has sold the publishing rights to his songwriting catalogue in a deal said to be worth around $300 million to Universal Music.

December 8, 2020
The Angels play Palms Crown Casino on Friday 27 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Deni Ute Muster Features All-Australian 2021 Line-up

The Deni Ute Muster will return for 2021 with an all-Australian line-up featuring John Williamson and The Angels.

December 8, 2020
Merry Christmas Mariah Carey
UK Charts: Classic Mariah Carey and Wham Christmas Songs Race To No 1

The Official Chart: First Look, which airs on BBC Radio 1 today between 6pm – 7pm, offers a first glance of the Top 20 ahead of Friday’s Official Singles Chart Top 100. The chart is based on preliminary sales and early streaming reports.

December 7, 2020
Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com
Red Hot Summer Expands Into Cairns

Red Hot Summer has grown again with a new show added for Cairns.

December 6, 2020
Brian Johnson, AC/DC 2010 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Australian Charts: AC/DC ‘PWR/UP’ Spends 3rd Week at No 1

AC/DC's "Power Up" becomes the bands longest running No.1 Album locally, as it scores a third straight week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart. 

December 6, 2020
Marty Stuart and Connie Smith photographed on stage at the Grand Ole Opry moments after the live broadcast was finished Saturday, September 26, 2020. This marked the final performance before the 95th Anniversary of the Opry which saw the return of a socially distanced crowd of 500 people.
Marty Stuart and Connie Smith Named Grand Marshalls of Philadelphia MS for Christmas Parade

Country music legends Marty Stuart and Connie Smith will climb aboard a 1965 Ford Econoline when they join the Philadelphia Christmas Parade as Grand Marshalls of Philadelphia, MS on Monday (7 December 2020).

December 5, 2020
Something For Kate photo by Ros O'Gorman
Something For Kate ‘The Modern Medieval’ Is Australia’s No 1 Vinyl

Something for Kate’s first album in eight years ‘The Modern Medieval’ is number one on Australia’s vinyl chart this week.

December 3, 2020
My Friend The Chocolate Cake perform at the Recital Centre in Melbourne on 16 June 2017. Photo by Ros OGorman
2020 Screen Music Awards Winners Announced

The 2020 Screen Music Awards were held tonight and here are the winners.

December 1, 2020
Angus Young of AC/DC. photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Australian Charts: AC/DC ‘PWR/UP’ Stays At No 1

For the first time since August a No.1 Album holds the top spot for a second week, as AC/DC's "Power Up" logs another week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart. 

November 30, 2020
Mental As Anything Concert
ARIA Pays Tribute To Artist And Industry In Memoriam 2020

2020 has added another long list of artists and music industry identities who have departed this year.

November 26, 2020