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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
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
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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
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, noise11.com, 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
ME
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 noise11.com 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