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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
Michael Gudinski photo by Ros OGorman
How To Watch the Michael Gudinski State Memorial

The music world will honour the life of Michael Gudinski with a State Memorial scheduled for 7:07pm tonight (AEDT) from Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena.

March 24, 2021
Linda Ronstadt Sells Her Songs to Irving Azoff

Linda Ronstadt is the latest artist to sell her recorded music catalogue.

March 24, 2021
Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia
Australian Charts: Dua Lipa ‘Future Nostalgia’ Is No 1

After almost one year of charting, the second Dua Lipa album "Future Nostalgia" climbs back up to No.1 in Australia for a second stay in the top spot.

March 22, 2021
Brian Cadd, Kate Ceberano APIA Good Times Tour 2015
APIA Good Times Reveals New Dates For 2021

The APIA Good Times tour will return to Australian stages on May 13 after being postponed due to Covid in 2020.

March 17, 2021
Imagine Dragons, Palace Theatre, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Imagine Dragons Offer $10000 Scholarship

Bold.org, the scholarship platform committed to fighting student debt through philanthropy, continues its Year of Giving Campaign with a new $10,000 scholarship. For the campaign’s March chapter, Bold.org partners with Grammy-winning band, Imagine Dragons, for a $10,000 Imagine Dragons Origins Scholarship. $2,500 will be awarded to four first generation, refugee or immigrant students in the US.

March 17, 2021
Michael Gudinski photo by Ros OGorman
Announcement: Details of the State Memorial for Michael Gudinski

The Victorian Government has announced details for the State Memorial for Mushroom founder Michael Gudinski.

March 16, 2021
Cheap Trick and ACDC in Germany
Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick About The Day AC/DC Dropped By His House

Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen says Angus and Malcolm Young, Bon Scott and Cliff Williams of AC/DC dropped by his house in 1979 and some interesting collaborations that were never officially released happened.

March 16, 2021
Taylor Swift Folklore
The 2021 Grammy Awards Winners List

The Record of the Year at the 2021 Grammy Awards has gone to Billie Eilish while Taylor SWift takes home Album of the Year.

March 15, 2021
Kings of Leon When You See Yourself
Australian Charts: Kings Of Leon ‘When You See Yourself’ Debuts At No 1

Kings of Leon land a fourth Australian No.1 album this week as their eighth set "When You See Yourself" debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart.

March 15, 2021
Pierre Baroni
Melbourne Broadcaster, Photographer and Artist Pierre Baroni Loses Battle With Cancer

Pierre Baroni, a one-time member of The Ponys and The Aliens, has died after an 18-month battle with cancer.

March 11, 2021
Alice Cooper ‘Detroit Stories’ Is A Hit Album All Over The World

Alice Cooper has had a good week. His ‘Detroit Stories’ album has been a Top 10 album in 10 countries.

March 11, 2021
Roady4Roadies Day Set For April 11

Sunday 11 April has been designated Roady4Roadies Day 2021. The event to be held in 10 cities around Australia is a day for crew and the musicians who work with them to reconnect in social gatherings.

March 10, 2021
Michael Gudinski photo by Ros OGorman
Bruce Springsteen Dedicates ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’ To Michael Gudinski

Bruce Springsteen has dedicated his song ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’ to Mushroom Group boss Michael Gudinski, who passed away on Tuesday 2 March 2021 at age 68.

March 4, 2021
The Casanovas
St Kilda To Host April Sun Event

Melbourne will have a new music event throughout the St Kilda district from April called April Sun.

March 4, 2021
Michael Gudinski. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
From Music Icons To Politicians, Reactions to the Death of Michael Gudinski

Artists worldwide are paying tribute to music industry legend Michael Gudinski who passed away in his sleep in his Melbourne home overnight.

March 2, 2021
Michael Gudinski. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Michael Gudinski Dies At Age 68

Michael Gudinski, an absolute juggernaut of the Australian music industry, has died at the age of 68.

March 2, 2021
Damon Albarn photo by Ros OGorman
Splendour In The Grass Bumped To November

Splendour in the Grass has been postponed again due to Covid. It will now be on in November.

March 2, 2021
Tash Sultana Terra Firma
Australian Charts: Tash Sultana ‘Terra Firma’ Is No 1

The second album for local singer/songwriter Tash Sultana called "Terra Firma" becomes her first No.1 album this week as it debuts in the top spot.

March 1, 2021
The Ugly Kings
Melbourne’s The Ugly Kings Sign With Napalm Records

Melbourne’s The Ugly Kings have signed an international deal with Austrian metal label Napalm Records.

February 24, 2021
Baker Boy
Baker Boy Lines Up For A SXSW Showcase – The SXSW New Additions

SXSW will be a completely different event for 2021 with the showcases all online and the events occurring at venues all over the world.

February 24, 2021
Rubens 0202
Australian Charts: The Rubens 0202 is 0101

Local rock band The Rubens see their fourth studio album "0202" become their fourth Top 3 album and also their first No.1 this week.

February 22, 2021
Mike Love, The Beach Boys Rod Laver Arena 2012. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Irving Azoff Buys Up The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys have landed a deal with music mogul Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group, which means the company owns their entire brand, including their master recordings, the rights to their band name and a share of their publishing rights and memorabilia.

February 22, 2021
Peter Noble of Bluesfest - Image By Ros O'Gorman, noise11.com, photo
ANNOUNCEMENT: Bluesfest Given Go Ahead With Covid Plan Approved

Peter Noble OAM, Bluesfest Festival Director and Chairman of the Bluesfest Group of Companies announced this morning:

February 17, 2021
Russ Thyret
Former Warner Brothers Records Chairman Russ Thyret Dies Aged 76

Russ Thyret, a former Chairman and CEO of Warner Brothers Records, has died at aged 76 after a long illness.

February 15, 2021
Kate Ceberano Sweet Inspiration
Australian Charts: Kate Ceberano ‘Sweet Inspirations’ Debuts At No 5, Foo Fighters At 1

The tenth studio album for US rockers Foo Fighters called "Medicine at Midnight" becomes their eighth No.1 Album in Australia, equalling the eight albums achieved by Pearl Jam.

February 15, 2021
The Cat Empire
The Cat Empire and Teskey Brothers Summer Salt Ballarat Show Is A Goer

The sold-out The Cat Empire and The Teskey Brothers show for February 28 is all systems go for February 28.

February 11, 2021
Patti Smith performs her last Australian show at Festival Hall in Melbourne on Thursday 20 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Bluesfest Reschedule Postponed 2020 International Acts Into 2022

Patti Smith, George Benson, The Wailers, Larkin Poe and Cory Henry & Funk Apostles now have rescheduled Australia tour dates for 2022.

February 11, 2021
Rihanna photo by Ros O'Gorman
Sydney Songwriter Khaled Rohaim Joins 1,000,000,000 List For His Rihanna Song

Khaled Rohaim of Sydney has joined the 1,000,000,000 List for the song ‘Needed Me’ written with Te Whiti Warbrick for Rihanna.

February 9, 2021
The Kid Laroi
Australian Charts: The Kid Laroi Is No 1

After just over half-a-year of charting local Sydney teenage rapper The Kid Laroi sees his mixtape "Fuck Love" alongside his EP "Savage" rise one spot this week to claim the top of the ARIA Albums Chart for the first time, plus he becomes the third successive local act at No.1.

February 7, 2021