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2012 Music Sales Set To Break Record In USA

Music sales for the first nine months of 2012 are on track to break last year’s record figure in the USA.

October 3, 2012
Full ARIA Award Nominations List

360, Gotye, The Jezabels, Hilltop Hoods, Lanie Lane lead the ARIA Award nominations for 2012.

October 3, 2012
Brian Ritchie - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Brian Ritchie And Michael Chugg To Deliver AWME Keynotes

Former Violent Femmes bass player Brian Ritchie and promoter Michael Chugg have been announced as the keynote speakers for the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) in Melbourne in November.

October 2, 2012
Elton John. image by Ros O'Gorman
Elton John To Replace George Michael At Perth Arena Opening

Sir Elton John has stepped in to perform an extra show in Perth to replace the cancelled George Michael concert that was to officially open Perth Arena.

September 30, 2012
George Michael, photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
George Michael Australian Tour Cancelled BREAKING NEWS

The forthcoming Australian tour for George Michael has been cancelled.

September 30, 2012
Pink. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Pink Keeps Mumford & Sons From ARIA Chart Peak

It’s been six weeks since an album has held onto the No.1 spot for a second week (“The Sapphires Soundtrack for two weeks from 20-Aug), but P!nk’s “The Truth About Love” holds for a second week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart survey.

September 30, 2012
Guy Sebastian PSY Fi’d Off Top Of ARIA Chart

Park Jae-sang is better known as the South Korean K-Pop artist PSY, who moves up to No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with his first hit here “Gangham Style”, the song turning over to Platinum in sales within its third week on the charts, and we are now the tenth country around the planet to make it into a No.1 song (so far).

September 30, 2012
Neil Young. image by Ros O'Gorman
Neil Young To Launch Pono Streaming Service

Music legend Neil Young has thrown a new player into the streaming music revolution. He is about to launch Pono.

September 29, 2012
Ken Scott
Ziggy Stardust Producer Ken Scott To Speak At SXSW

British record producer Ken Scott, who work includes David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’ and Supertramp ‘Crisis What Crisis’ will speak at SXSW in 2013.

September 29, 2012
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Clare Bowditch And Archie Roach To Showcase At AWME

Clare Bowditch, Archie Roach Announced For Australasian Worldwide Music Expo in Melbourne in November.

September 28, 2012
Chugg Entertainment Partners With Homebake

Chugg Entertainment has partnered with Homebake Music, Film, Comedy & Arts Festival producers IMC and Village Sounds to co-produce Homebake.

September 27, 2012
Grammy Awards
Latin Grammy Award Nominations Complete List Announced

Las Vegas will play host to The Latin Grammy Awards on November 15.

September 26, 2012
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Kylie Minogue, Tim Minchin, Mona Foma Win Helpmann Awards

Kylie Minogue, Tim Minchin and the Mona Foma festival have each won awards at the 2012 Helpmann Awards, handed out in Sydney this week.

September 26, 2012
Pink. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Pink On Track To Top 200k US Sales

Pink ‘The Truth About Love’ is a certain for number one later this week in the USA with early sales indicating that the title should sell more than 200,000 copies this week.

September 25, 2012
Pink. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Pink The Truth About Love Is Fastest Seller Of 2012

The new Pink album ‘The Truth About Love’ is officially the fastest selling album of 2012 in Australia with 74,293 units being sold in the first week on sale.

September 24, 2012
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Historic EMI To Universal Sale Approved In USA And Europe

The sale of EMI Records to Universal Music has been approved in the USA and Europe.

September 23, 2012
Pink. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Pink The Truth About Love Debuts At Top Of ARIA Chart

The sixth studio album for P!nk entitled “The Truth About Love” lands at No.1 this week becoming her fourth No.1 album in Australia and her third consecutive No.1 debut.

September 23, 2012
Guy Sebastian - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Guy Sebastian Now Equals 2nd Longest No 1 Of 2012

Six weeks now at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for Guy Sebastian and his “Battle Scars”, making it the equal second longest running chart-topper for 2012 alongside Flo Rida’s “Wild Ones” featuring Sia (Jan/Feb 2012).

September 23, 2012
EMI images photo
AIR Speaks Out About Universal EMI Merger Approval By ACCC

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association has spoken out about the dangers of the Universal Music and EMI merger and ramifications to the music industry in Australia and globally.

September 19, 2012
Bob Dylan Tempest
Dave Matthews and Little Big Town Beat Bob Dylan To USA No 1

Dave Matthews Band has had a convincing win to top this week’s US chart and the Top 5, including Bob Dylan ‘Tempest’ is completely brand new.

September 19, 2012
360 at the Independent Music Awards - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Chet Faker, 360 Lead Independent Music Award Nominations

The seventh annual Jagermeister Independent Music Awards nominees have been announced with Chet Faker leading the list with five nominations and hip-hop star 360 close behind on four.

September 17, 2012
Save The Sando
Save The Sando Commonwealth Bank Protest This Tuesday

The Australian music industry, fans and supporters including former members of AC/DC, The Angels and The Choirboys, will protest against the Commonwealth Bank in support of the Sandringham Hotel tomorrow to try and Save The Sando.

September 17, 2012
Bob Dylan - Tempest
Bob Dylan Tempest Debuts At 8 In Australia

Bob Dylan’s 35th studio album ‘Tempest’ has debuted in the Top 10 at number 8 on Australia’s ARIA chart.

September 16, 2012
The Amity Affliction
Gympie’s The Amity Affliction Tops ARIA Album Chart

145 years ago gold was discovered in the town of Gympie, Queensland, today though they can claim their first No.1 album by a local group; The Amity Affliction with their third album entitled “Chasing Ghosts” enters at No.1, the head of six Top 10 debuts this week.

September 16, 2012
Guy Sebastian - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Guy Sebastian Tops Aussie Chart For 5th Week

Guy Sebastian spends a fifth consecutive week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart with his longest running No.1 (so far) “Battle Scars” feat Lupe Fiasco, plus the song is now the equal third longest running chart-topper for 2012, tying with “Call Me Maybe” for Carly Rae Jepsen (TW-30).

September 16, 2012
The Amity Affliction
The Amity Affliction Beat The Presets, The xx and Kasey & Shane To No. 1

Queensland hardcore band The Amity Affliction will top the ARIA album chart tomorrow beating new releases from The Presets, The xx and Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson.

September 15, 2012
Mammoth Mammoth
Oz Rockers Mammoth Mammoth Sign To Napalm Records

Scuzz-rock behemoth Mammoth Mammoth join Monster Magnet, The Sword and more on Austria’s Napalm Records.

September 14, 2012
Martin Atkins
Face The Music Announce Speakers Martin Atkins And Almudena Heredero

Melbourne’s premier music conference Face The Music announce PiL’s Martin Atkins and Primavera Sound's Almudena Heredero.

September 13, 2012
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Plan B And Richard Hawley Lead Mercury Prize Nominations

The annual UK ‘best album’ Mercury Prize announces its nominees for 2012.

September 13, 2012
Future Entertainment
EMI And Future Entertainment Team Up As Future Music

EMI have paired with Future Entertainment to release music and support dance artists as Future Music.

September 12, 2012