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Music Victoria Launches Music Guide App

Music Victoria has launches a free Melbourne Music City app.

February 21, 2013
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John O’Donnell Named Managing Director Of EMI Australia

John O’Donnell has returned to EMI to head the new operation of the company within Universal Music.

February 21, 2013
Emeli Sande
BRIT Awards Complete Winners List

The BRIT Awards were handed out in London tonight (February 2) and Mumford & Sons, Coldplay and Adele took home awards.

February 21, 2013
Levon Helm
SXSW To Pay Tribute To Levon Helm

SXSW 2013 will host a Tribute to Levon Helm on the final night of the festival on March 16.

February 21, 2013
Children Collide - Photo By Damien Loverso
Crucial Music And Village Sounds Partner

Jessica Ducrou’s Village Sounds has been appointed the sole Australian booking agent for Re Harvey’s Crucial Music roster.

February 19, 2013
Bonnie Raitt - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Deni Ute Muster Wins 2012 Australian Tourism Award

Deniliquin’s Deni Ute Muster has won an Australian tourism award just as the next big event for the region, the Deni Blues & Roots Festival swings into action.

February 18, 2013
The Living End. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.
The Superjesus, Baby Animals And The Living End Added To Stone Music Festival

One day after coming out of nowhere and announcing at line-up featuring Van Halen and Billy Joel, Sydney’s newest music festival Stone has added some Australian acts.

February 18, 2013
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Russell Morris Scores First Top 50 Album Since 1981

Russell Morris is back in the Australian Top 50 chart for the first time since his ‘Almost Frantic’ album peaked at no. 28.

February 18, 2013
CD Baby YouTube Guide For Musicians
CD Baby Publishes Free YouTube Guide For Musicians

CD Baby has published the YouTube Guide For Musicians’ to show how artists can turn their YouTube channel into a revenue-generating source.

February 18, 2013
Foals Holy Fire
Foals Album Debuts At Top Of ARIA Chart

English rock band Foals see their third album “Holy Fire” debut at the No.1 spot in Australia this week.

February 17, 2013
P!nk "The Truth About Love" Tour Opener - Phoenix
Pink Has Fun With ARIA Number One Song

Pink scores her seventh ARIA No.1 single with her new track “Just Give Me a Reason”, a duet with FUN lead singer Nate Ruess, making it also his third chart-topping appearance in Australia, as his band FUN had two No.1 singles in 2012.

February 17, 2013
Mark Kamins
Mark Kamins, Producer Who Launched Madonna, Dies From Heart Attack

Mark Kamins, the producer and DJ who discovered Madonna and presented her demo to Sire Records, has died from a “massive coronary” in Guadalajara, Mexico.

February 16, 2013
Deadmau5 To Speak At SXSW

Deadmau5 is the latest name added to the SXSW speakers list.

February 15, 2013
Doc Neeson photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Rock For Doc Stars Lined Up For Doc Neeson

Rose Tattoo, Jon Stevens and Steve Balbi of Noiseworks, Jimmy Barnes and Don Walker of Cold Chisel, Rob Hirst and Jim Moginie of Midnight Oil, Baby Animals, Mark Gable of Choirboys, Diesel, Screaming Jets, The Radiators, Mi-Sex, Red Phoenix, members of The Angels and Diva Demolition will gather for a benefit concert of Doc Neeson.

February 14, 2013
The Flaming Lips - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Flaming Lips And Paramore To Play SXSW

Flaming Lips and Paramore will perform at SXSW as part of the Warner Music showcases.

February 14, 2013
Glenny G, SXSW, Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Glenn Dickie Joins Sounds Australia

Glenn Dickie, the co-founder of the Aussie BBQ and former A&R director at EMI, has joined Sounds Australia as Export Music Producer.

February 14, 2013
Lime Cordiale, BIGSOUND 2012: Photo Ros O'Gorman
BigSound Registrations Open Thursday

BigSound 2013 will start taking registrations on Thursday (February 14).

February 13, 2013
Wolfmother photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Wolfmother Joins The 40 Plus Aussie Acts Heading To SXSW

Wolfmother have been added to the list of Australian acts to play at SXSW next month.

February 12, 2013
Gotye: Photo by Gerry Nicholls, Noise11, photo
2013 Grammy Awards Winners List

The 2013 Grammy Awards were handed out today at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

February 11, 2013
The Beach Boys 2012: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Beach Boys Win First Ever Grammy Award

It only took them 50 years but The Beach Boys have finally won their first Grammy Award.

February 11, 2013
Gotye: Photo by Gerry Nicholls, Noise11, photo
Gotye Wins Two Grammy Awards (So Far)

Gotye has picked up two Grammy Awards at the 55th Grammy’s in Los Angeles.

February 11, 2013
Of Monsters And Men, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Of Monsters And Men Top ARIA Chart

The first act from Iceland to top the ARIA Albums Chart occurs this week, as Of Monsters & Men take their album “My Head is an Animal” up four places to land the No.1 album in Australia.

February 10, 2013
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Noise11, photo
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Same Love Spends 4th Week At No 1

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are at No.1 on the ARIA Singles chart for fourth week with their track “Same Love”.

February 10, 2013
Peter Noble of Bluesfest - Image By Ros O'Gorman,, photo
Bluesfest Makes Pollstar International Music Festival Of The Year Shortlist

Pollstar, America’s prestigious music industry trade publication, has named Bluesfest as one of the best International Music Festivals of 2012.

February 8, 2013
Pink Floyd
Warner Music Buys Parlophone For $744 Million

Parlophone Records, the only record label smart enough to sign The Beatles, has been sold to Warner Music for £487 million ($AUD744 million).

February 8, 2013
Kylie Minogue joins Roc Nation
Kylie Minogue Signs With Jay Z’s Roc Nation

Kylie Minogue is making a serious attempt to take off in America. She has signed with Jay Z’s music label Roc Nation.

February 7, 2013
iTunes Sells Its 25 Billionth Download

iTunes has sold 25 billion downloads with ‘Money Dreams (Goksel Vancin Remix’ by Chase Buch being the title of the 25 billionth song sold.

February 7, 2013
Eric Burdon with Paul Cashmere at SXSW. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Eric Burdon Added As Featured Speaker At SXSW

The legendary Eric Burdon has been added as a speaker at SXSW next month in Austin, Texas.

February 7, 2013
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Australian Music Sales Increased 4% in 2012

Music sales in Australia in 2012 increased by 4% giving the Australian Music Industry its first upward trend since 2009.

February 7, 2013
Michael Gudinski celebrates 40 years of Mushroom, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Michael Gudinski and Friends Celebrate 40 Years Of Mushroom

Michael Gudinski celebrated the 40th anniversary of the start of Mushroom with a 7-hour showcase of the labels new acts and the announcement of the promotion of his son, Matt.

February 6, 2013