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Australian Albums: Taylor Swift ‘Red’ Debuts At No 1

Taylor Swift's redone fourth album "Red (Taylor's Version)" debuts at No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, becoming her ninth chart-topping album in Australia.

November 24, 2021
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Victoria’s New Music Festival Is By The Pier

Victoria has a new music festival for 2022. By The Pier will be held in March in Queenscliff.

November 22, 2021
The 2017 APIA Good Times tour with Joe Camilleri, Black Sorrows. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Live Music Kicks Off On With The Bellarine Music Festival

Premier Artists has a run of five live music events kicking off from 11 December on the Bellarine Peninsula.

November 16, 2021
Sydney Harbour Bridge and Abba
Australian Charts: ABBA Voyage Debuts At No 1

ABBA returns to the No.1 spot in Australia with their ninth studio album "Voyage", their first new material in forty years, and now their fifth chart-topping album locally.

November 16, 2021
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So Frenchy So Chic To Return In 2022

Jean-Francois Ponthieux’s So Frenchy So Chic will be back for 2022 after a year off due to covid.

November 16, 2021
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Riverboats Music Festival Is Back For 2022 And Bandit From Bluey’s Band Custard Are Playing

Riverboats Music Festival will make its return in 2022 with a stunning line-up of Australian acts

November 15, 2021
Sydney Harbour Bridge and Abba
ABBA Set For First USA Top 10 Album With Voyage

In Australia, Europe and the UK, ABBA were the biggest act of the decade. ABBA had six Top 10 albums in Australia including two number ones, five number one albums in the UK and seven number one albums in Sweden but failed to make the Top 10 in the USA.

November 10, 2021
Ed Sheeran photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Albums: Ed Sheeran Has Number One With ‘=’ (Equals)

Ed Sheeran lands his fifth No.1 Album in Australia this week as his fourth studio album "= (Equals)" takes out the top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart.

November 9, 2021
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ABBA ‘Voyage’ Is Heading To UK No 1

ABBA are setting course for dominance this week as Voyage sails straight towards Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart.

November 9, 2021
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Travis Scott and Drake Sued Over Astroworld Festival Deaths

Drake and Travis Scott are being sued following the tragic Astroworld Festival in Texas where eight people lost their lives.

November 8, 2021
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Australian Albums: Rüfüs Du Sol Land At No 1

Rüfüs Du Sol land their third No.1 Album in Australia this week with their fourth studio album called "Surrender".

November 2, 2021
Patti Smith performs her last Australian show at Festival Hall in Melbourne on Thursday 20 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Patti Smith, George Benson and The Wailers Have Leaked Their Own Bluesfest 2022 Dates

It appears George Benson, Patti Smith and The Wailers have let their fans in on a little secret before an official announcement has been made. Australian dates for April 2022 are on their official websites.

October 28, 2021
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Reckless Records Designs T’s For Ausmusic T-Shirt Day

You can honor Australian artists in Australian T-Shirt Day with a round of releases from Scot Crawford’s new Reckless Records.

October 27, 2021
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Sydney’s Twilight At Taronga To Return In 2022

Twilight At Taronga, the Sydney zoo 2022 Summer Series, will return for 2022 with an all-Australian line-up.

October 27, 2021
Coldplay perform at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Friday 9 December 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Album Chart: Coldplay Is No 1

The ninth studio album for Coldplay called "Music of the Spheres" debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week, becoming the British acts' seventh No.1 Album in Australia.

October 26, 2021
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Bachelor Girl’s Tania Doko To Join Broad Radio’s Music & Comedy Variety Hour

Bachelor Girl’s Tania Doko is taking part in the Broad Radio Music & Comedy Variety Hour, streaming free this Wednesday night.

October 26, 2021
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SXSW To Return In 2022 As Live Event

Artists from around the world will return to Austin, Texas when SXSW resumes in 2022.

October 24, 2021
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Melbourne International Jazz Festival To Go Ahead In December

Melbourne International Jazz Festival artistic director Michael Tortoni has confirmed that the festival is definitely going ahead for 2021.

October 21, 2021
Evelyn Richardson of Live Performance Australia
Covid Wiped $1.4 Billion From Live Entertainment in Australia in 2020

The Live Entertainment Industry had a $1.4 billion decline in 2020 causing a major impact on the Australian economy.

October 21, 2021
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Justin Bieber Leads MTV EMA Awards

Justin Bieber is up for eight prizes at the upcoming 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs).

October 21, 2021
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at the J Awards at Howler on Thursday 17 November 2016.
Victoria’s Play On Victoria Comeback Concert 30 October Reveals Its Line-up

Victoria will welcome back live music on 30 October with 4000 fans attending the Play On Victoria concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

October 20, 2021
Coldplay perform at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Friday 9 December 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Coldplay Heading for Ninth No 1 UK Album

Coldplay are kicking off the bumper quarter four schedule in impressive fashion this week, with Music of the Spheres on course to enter the Official Albums Chart at Number 1.

October 19, 2021
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Announcement: NIDA Announces 2022 Scholarships

IDA continues its commitment to student accessibility and inclusion with an expanded slate now offering over $600,000 worth of scholarships across its courses for 2022 with applications closing 29 October.

October 18, 2021
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Australian Album Chart: Olivia Rodrigo Returns To No 1

The debut album for Olivia Rodrigo called "SOUR" returns twelve weeks after it last topped the ARIA Albums Chart, now logging an eighth overall stay at the top in Australia.

October 17, 2021
Denis Handlin AM, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Australasia
ARIA Withdraws Denis Handlin Industry Icon Award

ARIA has withdrawn the Industry Icon Award given to Sony Chairman Denis Handlin in 2014.

October 15, 2021
Barry Palmer and Mark Seymour of Hunters and Collectors at Red Hot Summer Bendigo photo by Noise11
Red Hot Summer Mornington Sells Out In A Morning

The Red Hot Summer show, featuring Hunters & Collectors in Mornington on February 26, sold out moments after going on sale this morning.

October 14, 2021
Missy Higgins AWITG on Sunday 19 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australia To Debut A New Music Festival For 2022 Called Wildflower

A new Australian music festival called Wildflower will debut in March 2022.

October 13, 2021
Denis Handlin AM, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Australasia
Four Corners Sony Music Expose Is Just The Tip of the Iceberg

Let me start by saying I am not a fan of ‘Trial By Media’. The objective for a television program is eyeballs, not a legal conclusion. That is precisely what a huge brand name like Sony Music can deliver. Four Corners simply opened a door and allowed viewers a peak inside the entertainment industry and it was pretty ugly.

October 12, 2021
Mark Seymour of Hunters and Collectors at Red Hot Summer Bendigo photo by Noise11
Hunter & Collectors Return for Red Hot Summer Unfinished Business

The Hunters & Collectors Red Hot Summer dates have been rescheduled with their Unfinished Business starting back up in Sydney on 20 February.

October 10, 2021
Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Album Chart: Drake “Certified Lover Boy” Is Back At No 1

Drake regains the No.1 spot in the country this week as "Certified Lover Boy" rises back for a third overall week at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart.

October 9, 2021