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Robert Conley, Isabella Manfredi and Brett Cottle of APRA AMCOS CEO, Noise11, Photo
The Preatures Isabella Manfredi Wins Vanda and Young Song Contest

Sydney singer/songwriter Isabella Manfredi from The Preatures has been announced as the winner of the 2013 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition.

August 16, 2013
Paul McCartney photo by Karen Freedman, Noise11, Photo
Paul McCartney To Perform At iHeartRADIO Music Festival

Paul McCartney will join the massive two-day line-up for the iHeartRADIO Music Festival in Las Vegas in September.

August 15, 2013
Nick Cave Push the Sky Away
Nick Cave, Bob Evans Make The Australian Music Prize Longlist

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Bob Evans are just two of the artists named for the Australian Music Prize longlist.

August 15, 2013
Eyal Levi, Noise11, Photo
CreativeLIVE To Launch Music Education Channel

Live education platform CreativeLIVE will launch a music education channel in September with key music identities as the speakers.

August 15, 2013
Rufus Atlas, Noise11, Photo
Midweek Chart Report: RÜFÜS Target No 1

Sydney indie-dance trio RÜFÜS look set to take the No.1 albums spot this week with their debut album “Atlas”, a brilliant sounding mix between Coldplay, Cut N’ Copy and The Presets (in my opinion).

August 14, 2013
360 at the Independent Music Awards - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
CUB To Sponsor Independent Music Awards

Carlton Dry is the new sponsor for The Independent Music Awards.

August 14, 2013
Megan Washington. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Megan Washington To Play Three Intimate Shows

Megan Washington will return to the stage in September to showcase songs from her second album.

August 13, 2013
Lucy Mason, Noise11, Photo
Sydney’s Lucy Mason Wins UK Songwriting Contest

Sydney singer/songwriter Lucy Mason has won a 2013 UK Songwriting Contest with her song ‘Sirens’.

August 13, 2013
Avicii, Noise11, Photo
ARIA Chart: Avicii Is Still Tops

Avicii and Aloe Blacc reign supreme for a sixth consecutive week atop the ARIA Singles Chart.

August 11, 2013
Pink photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
ARIA Chart Report: Pink The Truth About Love Is Number One For 9th Week

Pink holds onto the No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums chart this week with her set “The Truth About Love”, making it a ninth accumulated week at the top, equaling the time her previous album “Funhouse” (TW-67) spent at No.1 (Nov to Dec 08).

August 11, 2013
Jessica Mauboy, Noise11, Photo
Jessica Mauboy, Archie Roach Win National Indigenous Music Award

The National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) were held in Darwin on Saturday night and Jessica Mauboy was the winner of the major award ‘National Artist of the Year’.

August 10, 2013
Zoot Live The Reunion, Noise11, Photo
Zoot, Diesel, Rufus – Music New Releases For August 9, 2013

New Releases for week commencing Friday 9th August, 2013 (unless otherwise noted below).

August 10, 2013
Avicii, Noise11, Photo
Midweek Chart Report: Avicii Looks Like Doing It Again

Avicii looks set for a sixth week at No.1 in Australia with his track “Wake Me Up”, whilst Lorde could retain the No.2 spot with her EP “The Love Club” featuring ‘Royals’, although the gap between the top two is closing.

August 7, 2013
Robin Thicke Blurred Lines
Robin Thicke Debuts At One In USA

Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ album has topped the American chart this week with more sales than the entire Top 500 sold in Australia last week.

August 7, 2013
Jackie Onassis, Noise11, photo
Jackie Onassis Signs With Sony Music

Sydney hip-hop duo Jackie Onassis has signed with Sony Music.

August 5, 2013
Geoffrey Rush, 3RRR, Noise11, Mary Boukouvalas, Photo
Geoffrey Rush’s Life Takes Shape At 3RRR

Geoffrey Rush is one of the most beloved actors on stage and screen. He’s one of the few who has won the Trifecta of Acting; an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony award.

August 5, 2013
IHeartRADIO launches in Australia, Noise11, Photo
Australian Radio Network (ARN) Launches iHeartRADIO

The Australian Radio Network (ARN) has today launched digital music service iHeartRADIO in Beta in Australia.

August 5, 2013
ARIA Album Report: Pink Is Back At Number One

Pink returns for an eighth week at No.1 on the ARIA Albums chart with her set “The Truth About Love”, plus it’s the third week at the top during 2013 (January, July and now).

August 3, 2013
Avicii, Noise11, Photo
ARIA Singles Report: Avicii Is Longest Number One Swedish Act Since Roxette

Avicii spends a fifth straight week at No.1 with his song “Wake Me Up”.

August 3, 2013
Katy Perry. image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Katy Perry Is The Biggest Seller With A New Album Still To Come In 2013

Believe it or not Katy Perry is the biggest album seller listed to still release a new album in 2013.

August 3, 2013
The Turtles, Noise11, Photo
The Turtles Sue Sirius Radio For $100 Million

Former Turtles members Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan, also known as Flo and Eddie, are suing satellite service SiriusXM for $100 million.

August 3, 2013
Jimmy Barnes, Stone Music Festival, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Jimmy Barnes To Perform At Concert For Cambodia

Jimmy Barnes will make a special guest appearance at the Concert For Cambodia to be held in Sydney in September.

August 2, 2013
Jarvis Cocker, Pulp, SXSW
SXSW 2014 Is Open For Registration

SXSW, the world’s biggest music conference held annually in Austin, Texas, is open for 2014 registrations.

August 2, 2013
Sheppard awarded platinum record, Noise11, Photo
Chugg Music Scores First Ever Platinum With Sheppard

Promoter Michael Chugg’s new music division Chugg Music has scored its first platinum success with Brisbane band Sheppard.

August 2, 2013
Jason Singh and Charles Fisher
Jason Singh Signs With Ambition Records For Solo Album Release

Jason Singh, founding member, lead singer and songwriter for Taxiride has signed with Robert Rigby’s Ambition Records for the release of his solo debut.

August 1, 2013
James Ledger, Genevieve Lacey and Paul by Pia Johnson, Noise11, Photo
Paul Kelly And James Ledger Nominated For APRA Art Music Award

Paul Kelly and James Ledger have made the shortlist for the ‘Work Of The Year: Vocal/Choral’ category for the APRA Art Music Awards.

August 1, 2013
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Big Day Out Line-up Features Pearl Jam, Blur, Arcade Fire, Snoop Dogg

Big Day Out has announced one of its biggest line-ups ever with Pearl Jam, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), Arcade Fire and Blur announced headliners for the 2014 tour.

July 31, 2013
Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Midweek Chart Report: Splendour In The Grass Drives Album Sales

Splendour In The Grass has been the driving force behind album sales in Australia this week.

July 31, 2013
Bruce Springsteen, Rod Laver Arena, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Bruce Springsteen, Neil Finn, Paul Kelly Win Helpmann Awards

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Wrecking Ball tour has won Best International Contemporary Concert while Neil Finn & Paul Kelly have won the award for Best Australian Contemporary Concert at the 2013 Helpmann Awards.

July 30, 2013
Dave Faulkner of Hoodoo Gurus Performing at the EG Awards Launch - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Kevin Rudd Announces Announces National Office For Live Music

Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says the federal government will establish a National Office for Live Music with high-profile musicians appointed as ambassadors for each state.

July 28, 2013