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Midnight Oil Win Song of the Year At APRA Music Awards

Midnight Oil have won the 2021 APRA Song of the Year and Cold Chisel have also grabbed an award for Most Performed Rock Work.

April 28, 2021
Adelaide Guitar Festival
Adelaide Guitar Festival Set To Return for 2021

Adelaide is taking its Adelaide Guitar Festival annual. After usually happening every two years, the Adelaide Guitar Festival set for July will be the first annual event.

April 28, 2021
APRA Regional Sessions
APRA To Conduct Songwriting Seminars Across Regional New South Wales

APRA AMCOS will head to Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Dubbo, Wollongong and Byron Bay for ‘The Regional Sessions’, a one-day songwriting event.

April 28, 2021
Marty Stuart and Connie Smith photographed on stage at the Grand Ole Opry moments after the live broadcast was finished Saturday, September 26, 2020. This marked the final performance before the 95th Anniversary of the Opry which saw the return of a socially distanced crowd of 500 people.
Marty Stuart To Honor His Wife Connie Smith In New Television Production

Mississippi country music legend Marty Stuart is working on a program to pay tribute to another country music legend, his wife Connie Smith.

April 23, 2021
BRIT Awards
The BRIT Awards To Welcome Back Live Audience For 2021

The BRIT Awards 2021 confirm that they plan to welcome a live audience of 4,000 people at this year’s event taking place on 11th May at The O2 arena in London, and to be broadcast live on ITV and ITV Hub.

April 22, 2021
Rick Nielsen photo Ros O'Gorman, noise11
Under The Southern Stars Postponed Again To 2022

Under The Southern Stars, starring Cheap Trick, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, Rose Tattoo and Electric Mary, has been postponed until 2022.

April 21, 2021
Maren Morris
ACM Award Winners List 2021

It was a big night for Maren Morris and Luke Bryan at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday.

April 20, 2021
Taylor Swift Fearless Taylors Version
Australian Charts: Taylor Swift Is First Act To Have A No 1 Twice With Different Versions of the Same Album

Taylor Swift debuts at the summit of the ARIA Albums Chart this week with her reworked second album "Fearless (Taylor's version)", becoming her eighth No.1 Album in Australia.

April 18, 2021
Baker Boy at NIMAs 2019 photo by David Hancock
ANNOUNCEMENT: National Indigenous Music Awards To Return In 2021

The National Indigenous Music Awards are proud to announce that 2021 will see the return of Australia’s biggest First Nations gala music gathering at their traditional home, the Darwin Amphitheatre on August 7. The night will once again be broadcast via NITV and online platforms and incorporate contributions from across the country, building on last year’s record-breaking audience and bringing the magic of the night to the living rooms and phones of all Australians.

April 16, 2021
Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com
Red Hot Summer’s Second Bribie Island Show Sells Out

Red Hot Summer’s second show in Bribie Island is a sellout a month ahead of the event signaling Australian music fans are getting back into live music.

April 15, 2021
Joy McKean
APRA To Honour Country Legend Joy McKean

Country legend Joy McKean has been announced as the recipient of the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music for 2021.

April 15, 2021
Justin Bieber in Sydney
Australian Charts: Justin Bieber ‘Justice’ Is No 1

Justin Bieber returns to the No.1 spot this week with his sixth album "Justice" for a second week at the top in Australia.

April 11, 2021
Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com
Australian Artists To Play Music From The Home Front ANZAC Shows

Michael Gudinski’s Music From The Homefront will return to the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne on April 24 to give Australia more great live Australian music and honor the Mushroom founder.

April 11, 2021
Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer
Red Hot Summer Begins To Stimulate Regional Economies

The Red Hot Summer tour will take place in Western Australia this weekend with the first WA show set for Sandalford Wines in Swan Valley on Saturday.

April 9, 2021
Matt Gudinski
Matt Gudinski Named CEO Of Mushroom Group

Matt Gudinski, the son of Mushroom founder Michael Gudinski, has taken over his father’s role as CEO of the Mushroom Group, effective immediately.

April 9, 2021
Xavier Rudd photo by Ros OGorman
Xavier Rudd Has A New Deal and a New Label

Xavier Rudd will release his 10th album via a new deal with Virgin.

April 7, 2021
Skegss Rehearsal
Australian Charts: Skegss Have Australia’s Number One Album

Australian trio Skegss see their second studio album "Rehearsal" debut at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week, becoming their third Top 10 and first No.1 set.

April 4, 2021
Bluesfest 2021
Bluesfest Shutdown Could Cost Over $10m In Losses For The Festival

Bluesfest is expected to face more than $10 million in losses following the snap decision by the New South Wales government to shutdown the iconic event with less than one days notice.

April 4, 2021
Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com
Queensland Opens Up And Rock Out With Red Hot Summer

The Brisbane lockdown in Queensland has had a adverse effect on Bluesfest but Queensland Red Hot Summer shows are in full swing.

April 1, 2021
Bluesfest 2021
Statement From The Australian Festivals Association Following Bluesfest Cancellation

The Australian Festivals Association has issued a statement following the last minute cancellation of Bluesfest.

April 1, 2021
Bluesfest 2021
Bluesfest Update About Cancellation And Refund Details

Bluesfest was cancelled last minute today by the NSW Government.

March 31, 2021
Bluesfest 2021
Bluesfest 2021 Cancelled One Day Out of Event

The Bluesfest music festival in Byron Bay has been cancelled the day before it was due to begin.

March 31, 2021
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Australian Recorded Music Industry Grew 7.3% in 2020

The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) says the Australian recorded music sector grew by 7.3% in 2020.

March 31, 2021
Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa To Perform At 2021 BRIT Awards

Dua Lipa and Griff have been announced as the first performers at the 2021 BRIT Awards.

March 31, 2021
Midnight Oil play the Bowl on their Great Circle Tour 2017 Monday 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The 2021 APRA Awards Nominations List

The 2021 APRA Music Awards nominees have been announced with Song of the Year in 2021 spread around Missy Higgins, Tame Impala, Midnight Oil, Amy Shark and Guy Sebastian.

March 30, 2021
Bluesfest 2021
Bluesfest To Go Ahead Despite Queensland Covid Outbreak

Bluesfest will go ahead in Byron Bay this weekend despite the new Brisbane covid clusters.

March 30, 2021
Justin Bieber in Sydney photo by Ros O'Gorman, music news, noise11.com
Australian Charts: Justin Bieber ‘Justice’ Is The Number One Album

Justin Bieber's sixth studio album called "Justice" becomes his fourth No.1 album in Australia and also his seventh Top 10 entry.

March 28, 2021
Michael Gudinski memorial
The Global Industry Celebrates The Legend of Michael Gudinski

The State Memorial to Mushroom founder Michael Gudinski wasn’t just a farewell. It was a celebration of the industry he helped create.

March 25, 2021
Evelyn Richardson of Live Performance Australia
Announcement: Live Performance Australia Welcomes Government Support For Music Industry

Live Performance Australia (LPA), the arts and entertainment industry peak body, welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement today of $125 million in new RISE funding plus an additional $10 million for Support Act.

March 25, 2021
Michael Gudinski celebrates 40 years of Mushroom, Photo Ros O'Gorman
ARIA Announces Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist Award

ARIA has announced it will rename its award for Breakthrough Artist to the Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist Award.

March 24, 2021