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The Ivors Announce Nominees and Mentors for new Rising Star Awards

The Ivors Academy has today announced the five nominees for its brand-new Rising Star Award with Apple Music.

July 7, 2020
Music From The Home Front
Australian Albums: Music From The Home Front Spends Second Week At No 1

"Music from the Home Front", the compilation of local talent raising money for frontline COVID-19 workers, remains the No.1 album in Australia for a second week.

July 6, 2020
QMusic Womxn In Music
QMusic Launches QMxntorship Program

QMusic has launched ‘QMxntorship’ under its Womxn in Music program with applications open now for music industry professionals to apply as mentees or paid mentors, closing Tuesday 28 July. QMxntorship is proudly supported and funded by the Queensland Government.

July 6, 2020
The Weeknd
UK Charts: The Weeknd ‘Blinding Lights’ Is Biggest Song of 2020 So Far

The Weeknd claims the UK’s Official biggest song of 2020 so far with his huge Number 1 hit Blinding Lights, OfficialCharts.com can confirm.

July 6, 2020
Haim, Photo By Serena Ho
UK Charts: Haim Album Debuts At No 1

The eponymous LA pop-rock band made up of sisters Este, Danielle and Alana finish the week ahead of the pack by 4,000 chart sales, claiming the most downloads and vinyl of the past seven days, putting them in pole position on the Official Vinyl Chart too.

July 6, 2020
Music Victoria
Music Victoria Awards Now Open For Submissions

Music Victoria is thrilled to reveal that the 16th annual Music Victoria Awards will return in 2020 during Melbourne Music Week to celebrate the vast achievements of Victoria’s music community over the last year. Despite live music coming to a standstill since COVID-19 restrictions came in place, there have been huge achievements by the Victorian music community.

July 2, 2020
Guy Sebastian - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Guy Sebastian’s Manager Titus Day Arrested On Fraud Charges

Guy Sebastian’s longtime manager Titus Day was arrested Wednesday night over alleged fraud charges against the singer.

July 2, 2020
Bluesfest 2021
Bluesfest 2021 Early Bird Tickets Go On Sale

In what will be regarded as an incredible act of bravery Bluesfest has announced Early Bird tickets to its 2021 festival will go on sale today. This announcement comes one week ahead of what is said to be an historical First Artist Announcement next week on July 8th.

July 1, 2020
PPCA
PPCA And Recording Council Announce Recording Grant Participants

The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and the Australia Council for the Arts announce the five newest recipients of $15,000 grants to assist with the creation of new sound recordings.

July 1, 2020
MTV VMAs
MTV Awards To Go Ahead With Limited Audience

The upcoming 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will be held with "limited or no audience", according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

July 1, 2020
Michael Falzon
Michael Falzon’s Wife Film Director Jane Cho Issues Statement About His Passing

Film director Jane Cho, wife of beloved Australian entertainer Michael Falzon, has released a statement following his passing last Tuesday after a year-long battle with a rare form of germ cell cancer.

June 29, 2020
Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways
Bob Dylan Sells 34000 In The UK

Congratulations to Bob Dylan, who goes straight to Number 1 with his 39th studio album Rough and Rowdy Ways.

June 29, 2020
Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways
Bob Dylan Becomes Oldest Person Ever To Score UK No 1 Album

Bob Dylan has become the oldest artist ever to score a U.K. number one album with a record comprising of new original material.

June 29, 2020
Music From The Home Front
Australian Albums: Music From The Home Front Keeps Bob Dylan From No 1

On April 25th of this year heaps of acts from both Australia and New Zealand got together to put on a live streamed concert called 'Music from the Home Front', screened on Channel 9 in Australia, Channel 3 in New Zealand and YouTube internationally, and now this week the album of music from the 3 hrs, 30 mins show is the new No.1 album in Australia.

June 28, 2020
Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways
Bob Dylan On Track for UK Number One

Bob Dylan is on course for his ninth Number 1 on the UK’s Official Albums Chart with Rough and Rowdy Ways.

June 23, 2020
Vika and Linda Akilotoa
Australian Charts: Vika & Linda Bull Score Their First No 1 Album With ‘Akilotoa’

Vika & Linda (Bull) land their first No.1 Album in their native Australia this week as their collection called "Akilotoa (Anthology 1994-2006)" debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums chart.

June 21, 2020
Marty Stuart
Noise11’s Nick Kontonicolas Is Introduced to Country by Marty Stuart And His Congress Of Country Music.

Noise11’s New York-based Chief Operating Officer Nick Kontonicolas has been in discussions to expand Marty Stuart's Congress of Country Music in Mississippi.

June 20, 2020
Australian Musician
Melbourne Guitar Show Presents Make Music Day Australia This Sunday

The Melbourne Guitar Show and Australian Musician will present Make Music Day Australia this Sunday to compensate for the lockdown lockout of the Melbourne Guitar Show which would have been on at Caulfield Racecourse this weekend.

June 18, 2020
Vanessa Amorosi photo by Ros O'Gorman
Vanessa Amorosi To Stream Performance From Los Angeles

Vanessa Amorosi will perform a virtual show for her fans from Los Angeles on 27 June.

June 17, 2020
Drive-in Live
Flemington Racecourse To Be Transformed Into Melbourne ‘Drive-in’ Venue

Untitled Group will take over the home of the Melbourne Cup, the Flemington Racecourse, for Victoria’s first Drive-in live music venue in July.

June 16, 2020
QMusic stART grant
Q Music Offer Grants To Queensland Musicians

QMusic will deliver $3,000 grants, on behalf of the Queensland Government and Arts Queensland to musicians and music industry workers as part of the stART Grant Program.

June 15, 2020
Lady Gaga Chromatica
Australian Charts: Lady Gaga ‘Chromatica’ Maintains A Second Week At No 1

Lady Gaga's "Chromatica" remains the No.1 selling album in Australia for a second week, also scoring a second week in England and it debuts at the top in both The U.S.A. and Canada.

June 14, 2020
V Festival
Restrictions Ease, Festivals Now Allowed Up To 25% Capacity

The new rule for attending music festivals has been adjusted to now allow 25% attendance at outdoor venues of up to 40,000 capacity.

June 12, 2020
Grammy Awards
Have the Grammy Awards Just Stuffed Up 2021?

The Grammy Awards definitions have changed for 2021 making ‘Urban’, ‘Latin’ and ‘New Artist’ a grey area and making a mockery of its categories.

June 11, 2020
DMAs
DMA’s To Performed For Delivered Live

Delivered Live is 11 weeks old this weekend. DMA’s will be there.

June 10, 2020
Lollapoloza
Lollapalooza Officially Cancelled For 2020

Chicago’s Lollapalooza is not happening this year.

June 10, 2020
Matt Lucas and David Walliams in Little Britain
Little Britain Withdrawn From Streaming Services Over Blackface #BlackLivesMatter

Matt Lucas and David Walliams’ hit comedy series ‘Little Britain’ and its sequel ‘Some Fly With Me’ has been removed from streaming services including Netflix and the BBC over the controversial blackface sketches.

June 10, 2020
Dr Sally Cockburn
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton Signals A Return To Live Performances

Professor Brett Sutton, the Chief Medical Officer for Victoria, has signalled a return to normality for the music industry by October if all goes to plan.

June 8, 2020
Lady Gaga Chromatica
Australian Charts: Lady Gaga ‘Chromatica’ Debuts At No 1

The sixth studio album for American singer Lady Gaga called "Chromatica" debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week, becoming her fourth No.1 album in Australia in the process.

June 8, 2020
The Angels play Palms Crown Casino on Friday 27 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Does The Deni Ute Muster Reveal Mean Music Is Back In Business?

The Deni Ute Muster at Deniliquin has revealed an all-Australian line-up and is moving forward with a “business as usual” approach unless otherwise told.

June 5, 2020