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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
HMV Pitt St Sydney
HMV To Close UK Stores

UK retail institution HMV will close its doors. Administrators have been called in to shut 240 stores effecting 4000 employees.

January 15, 2013
The Beatles
The Beatles Love Me Do Is Out Of Copyright

The Beatles first single, Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You, has entered the public domain in Europe and small labels are already taking advantage of the situation.

January 14, 2013
Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox
Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox Tops ARIA Album Chart

Bruno Mars jumps up a couple of places to land the No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums chart with his second album “Unorthodox Jukebox” the album also gaining its second Top 10 single this week too, as “When I Was Your Man” jumped up to No.6, with the first single from the set “Locked Out of Heaven” (HP-4) dropping a few places to No.12.

January 13, 2013
Macklemore, music news, noise11
Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Remain Top Of ARIA Chart

Macklemore with his producer Ryan Lewis and rapper Wanz stays atop the ARIA Singles Chart for a seventh consecutive week with their now 5x(▲)Platinum certified track “Thrift Shop”.

January 13, 2013
Amanda Palmer image
Musicians Take To Crowdfunding In 2012

In a year when crowdfunding grew exponentially across the globe, music projects accounted for thousands of campaigns, including a growing local trend towards fan-supported releases.

January 11, 2013
Bruce Springsteen - image by Ros O'Gorman,, photos
Bruce Springsteen And Rolling Stones Nominated For Brit Awards

Veteran artists the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen have been nominated for the 2013 BRIT Awards. The Stones are up for British Live Act while Springsteen received a nod for International Male Artist.

January 11, 2013
Macklemore, music news, noise11
SXSW Adds Hundreds More Including Macklemore

Seattle's Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who have owned the top of the Australian singles chart with 'Thrift Shop' for the past month, are just one of the acts added to SXSW 2013.

January 11, 2013
360, The Audreys, ME Selected for SXSW

More Australian showcases have been announced for SXSW 2013 with 360, The Audreys and ME! added to the list.

January 11, 2013
The Beatles Abbey Road
Record Store Day Is 100 Days Away So Name The Essential Albums

Record Store Day is just over 100 days away and over at the Record Store Day Facebook page the question being asked is “what are the 100 favourite albums of all-time?”.

January 10, 2013
Russell Crowe In Les Miserables
Russell Crowe Finally Has A Number One Album

Russell Crowe has finally hit the top of the music charts.

January 10, 2013
Reece Mastin: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Where Is My Bloody HIT In The End of the Year Chart

With the release of the 2012 End of Year charts this week, I noticed for the first time that a few high charting hits did not make the biggest selling songs for last year. 

January 9, 2013
Pink at the Forum Theatre 2012
Pink The Truth About Love Was Australia’s Top Album Of 2012

Pink had the biggest selling album of 2012 in Australia with 'The Truth About Love.

January 8, 2013
Carly Rae Jepsen - Image By Ros O'Gorman photos
Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe Was Australia’s Biggest Hit Of 2012

Carly Rae Jepsen 'Call Me Maybe' was the biggest selling song of 2012 on the ARIA chart in Australia.

January 8, 2013
Collarts, Noise11, Photo
Collarts Next Open Day Is January 19

If you are keen to follow a career in music then the next Collarts Open Day is a date for your calendar.

January 7, 2013
Guns n Roses. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child O Mine Is A Hit Again

Guns N’ Roses classic ‘Sweet Child O Mine’ has returned to the Australian chart this week on news of the upcoming tour.

January 7, 2013
Macklemore, music news, noise11
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Have First ARIA Hit Song Of 2013

Six straight weeks at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz in their “Thrift Shop”.

January 6, 2013
Feeder Borders cassette
Feeder Triple Cassette Single Sales In The UK

The UK had a resurgence of cassette single sales in 2012 with the Official Charts Company reporting that sales tripled in 2012, mainly thanks to the band Feeder.

January 5, 2013
The xx
The XX Had Biggest Vinyl Album Of 2012 In UK, Bowie Was Second

‘Coexist’ by The XX was the biggest selling vinyl album of 2012 in the UK but David Bowie’s 40-year old classic ‘The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust’ wasn’t far behind.

January 5, 2013
Gotye: Photo by Gerry Nicholls, Noise11, photo
Gotye Has The 4th Biggest Digital Song Of All-Time In America

After scoring the biggest selling song of 2012 with ‘Somebody That I Used To Know, Noise11 can reveal that the Gotye featuring Kimbra song is also the 4th biggest selling digital song of all-time.

January 4, 2013
Bob Marley Legend
Bob Marley Legend Enters SoundScan Era Top 10 Of All-Time

Bob Marley & The Wailers ‘Legend’ has earned a Top 10 position in the SoundScan Top Selling Albums list.

January 4, 2013
Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks Still Biggest Selling Artist Of SoundScan Era

Garth Brooks remains the biggest selling artist of the SoundScan era despite not having released an album in more than a decade.

January 4, 2013
Metallica, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Metallica Metallica Remains Biggest Selling Album Of SoundScan Era

Metallica’s ‘Metallica’ album remains the biggest selling album of the SoundScan era and clocked up a further 110,000 sales in 2012.

January 4, 2013
Universal Music
Universal Music Was Biggest Label Of 2012

Universal Music dominated music sales in 2012 with 32.41% of all music sold in 2012 coming from the company.

January 4, 2013
Jack White. image by Ros O'Gorman.
Rock Rocked In 2012

Rock was the biggest selling music genre of 2012.

January 4, 2013
Jack White, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Jack White Bumps The Beatles To Have Biggest Vinyl Of 2012

Jack White’s ‘Blunderbuss’ was the biggest selling vinyl album of 2012 bumping The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ from the top of the chart.

January 4, 2013
Gotye and Kimbra
Gotye Has Biggest Selling Song Of 2012 In America

Melbourne’s Gotye had the biggest selling song of 2012 in the USA.

January 4, 2013