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Flume, Tame Impala, The Presets Added To AMP Shortlist

Five more acts including Flume, Tame Impala and The Presets have been added to the Australian Music Prize (AMP) Shortlist.

February 2, 2013
Mel Greig and Michael Christian
Austereo Royal Pranksters Escape Prosecution

2DAY jocks Mel Greig and Michael Christian will not face charges for the royal prank that led to the death of a British nurse last December.

February 2, 2013
Aussie BBQ at SXSW, Noise11, Photo
Australia Prepares For The Aussie BBQ At SXSW

Australian acts will once again take over Austin, Texas on March 16 for one of SXSW’s hottest events, The Aussie BBQ.

February 1, 2013
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Amanda Palmer To Speak At SXSW

Amanda Palmer will tell the story of how she did the business her way at SXSW in March.

February 1, 2013
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Universal To Appoint New EMI Head For Australia

Universal Music has confirmed that the take-over of EMI Records in Australia is now complete and that that Marketing, Promotions and A&R will continue to run separately but under Universal management.

January 31, 2013
Elvis Costello, Photo By Ros OGorman, Noise11
Jeff Martin and Pete Murray To Play For SLAM Day

Over 200 Australian venues have signed up for SLAM Day 2013 with new acts being added every day and today you can add Pete Murray and Jeff Martin to the list.

January 31, 2013
EMI images photo
Universal Absorbs EMI And Then There Were Three

There are now three major music labels in Australia following the absorption of EMI into Universal Music this week.

January 31, 2013
Jimmy Little and Buzz Bidstrup photo by Ros O'Gorman
Jimmy Little Foundation And Warner Music Announce Jimmy Little Grant

Before Jimmy Little passed away in April, 2012 he set up a charity to help children and the indigenous people that will continue on in his name. That includes the announcement today of the Jimmy Little Grant.

January 30, 2013
Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Photo By Ros OGorman
Elvis Costello and The Imposters Put Support Into Slam Day

Elvis Costello and The Imposters have thrown their support behind the National Slam Day 2013.

January 29, 2013
Lindy Morrison
Lindy Morrison Awarded Order Of Australia Honor

Lindy Morrison, drummer for The Go-Betweens from 1980-1989 and now board member of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA), was awarded the Order of Australia on Australia Day.

January 28, 2013
Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox
Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox Stay No 1 On Aria Albums

Bruno Mars stays atop the ARIA Albums chart this week with his “Unorthodox Jukebox” album.

January 27, 2013
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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Same Love Stays On Top Of ARIA Chart

Macklemore not only cements himself and Ryan Lewis at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart for a second week with their second consecutive No.1 song “Same Love”, the track also moves from gold to Platinum in sales.

January 27, 2013
Blue Sky Riders
Kenny Loggins’ Blue Sky Riders To Play SXSW

Kenny Loggins will showcase his new band Blue Sky Riders at SXSW in March.

January 24, 2013
The Rubens, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
The Rubens Sign With Warner Brothers USA

Australia’s The Rubens have signed with Warner Brothers Records in the USA.

January 24, 2013
Nick Cave, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds To Showcase At SXSW

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will showcase their new album ‘Push The Sky Away’ at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.

January 24, 2013
A$AP Rocky, Noise11, Photo
A$AP Rocky Debuts At Top Of American Chart

A$AP Rocky will have the number one album in America by week’s end. ‘Long.Live.A$AP’ is outselling everything in its path in the US this week.

January 23, 2013
Clive Davis photo by Fadil Berisha
Clive Davis Announced As SXSW Speaker

Music industry legend Clive Davies has been named as the featured speaker for South By Southwest (SXSW) 2013.

January 23, 2013
PPCA Distributes $29 Million To Australian Artists

PPCA, the Australian organization representing the rights of artists and record labels, has distributed $29 million to artists earned from the 2011/2012 year.

January 22, 2013
Rainbow Serpent Festival
16th Rainbow Serpent Festival Gets The Go Ahead

The Rainbow Serpent Festival in western Victoria this long weekend will go ahead as planned and will have one new performer to be announced Tuesday.

January 21, 2013
Macklemore, music news, noise11
Triple J Hottest 100 Code Cracked

Has Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ‘Thrift Shop’ already won the Triple J Hottest 100? Nick Drewe certainly thinks so.

January 21, 2013
Sounds Australia
Sounds Australia Appoints Dr Ianto Ware National Live Music Coordinator

Arts Minister Simon Crean has announced the appointment of Dr Ianto Ware, a founding director of Format Adelaide and CEO of Renew Adelaide, National Live Music Coordinator of Sounds Australia.

January 21, 2013
Rainbow Serpent Festival
Rainbow Serpent Festival Expected To Go Ahead

The Rainbow Serpent Festival is expected to go ahead this weekend if a positive resolution with Pyrenees Shire in western Victoria is achieved today.

January 21, 2013
Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox
Bruno Mars Maintains Top Of ARIA Album Chart

Bruno Mars holds for a second week at No.1 on the ARIA Albums chart with “Unorthodox Jukebox”, but making a bid for the top spot is the “Les Miserables” soundtrack, which rises a place to No.2 this week, whilst the current (and last week) No.1 singles holder Macklemore and Ryan Lewis jump up five places to No.3 with “The Heist” album (now Gold ● in sales).

January 20, 2013
Macklemore, music news, noise11
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Replaces Macklemore & Ryan Lewis On ARIA Chart

For only the second time this century, an artist has replaced themselves at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis leap up to the No.1 spot (from last weeks No.9) with the song “Same Love” (now Gold ● in sales) and it replaces the seven week running No.1 track “Thrift Shop” which drops to No.3 this week.

January 20, 2013
Prince at Rod Laver Arena image from NPG Records
Prince to be honoured as Billboard Icon in 2013

Billboard have announced today that music legend Prince will be honoured at their music awards this year, receiving the Billboard Icon Award and performing at the ceremony.

January 19, 2013
Sharon Jones, Photo Ros O'Gorman
The Peats Ridge Festival Is No More

The Peats Ridge Festival north of Sydney has come to an end. Revenues from the recent event did not cover the costs of the event and the Festival’s accountants have advised that the company be wound up.

January 18, 2013
Collarts, Noise11, Photo
Collarts Opens Doors For Open Day Saturday

Collarts, the Australian College of the Arts, will have its next Open Day tomorrow (Saturday, January 18).

January 18, 2013
Mark Poston
Mark Poston Resigns From EMI

Mark Poston, EMI Music Australia’s Chairman & Senior Vice President of Marketing, is leaving the company.

January 17, 2013
HMV Pitt St Sydney
HMV Officially Goes Into Administration

The HMV retail chain in the UK has officially placed into administration as of opening trade today in London.

January 15, 2013
Emma Louise, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
SXSW Aussie BBQ Set For March 16

The Aussie BBQ is one of SXSW's main attractions and the 2013 date has been set for March 16 at Maggie Mae's in Austin, Texas.

January 15, 2013