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Bigsound Reveals Its 2019 Artist Line-up

Brisbane’s Bigsound will kick off 3 September for three days. Here’s a list of who you can see for 2019:

July 24, 2019
Taylor Swift, Etihad, Frontier Touring, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande Lead MTV Video Award Nominations

Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are leading the MTV Video Award nominations for 2019.

July 24, 2019
John Farnham One Electric Day Sunday 26 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
John Farnham to Tread the Historic Grounds of Cockatoo Island for One Electric Day

When John Farnham performs at Sydney’s Cockatoo Island for One Electric Day it will be the second time in as many years John has played on the historic grounds.

July 22, 2019
Chance The Rapper
Chance The Rappers Cancels Splendour In The Grass With Next To No Notice

Chance the Rapper will not perform at Splendour In The Grass. Instead of appearing at his scheduled Splendour In The Grass show today, he is still home in America.

July 21, 2019
Ed Sheeran photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Charts: Ed Sheeran Tops ARIA Album Chart for Fourth Time

It's a fourth consecutive No.1 album in Australia for Ed Sheeran as his new album "No.6 Collaborations Project" debuts at the top here and also in New Zealand, Belgium, The Netherlands, Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Sweden and in his home country of England (so far).

July 20, 2019
Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road video
Australian Charts: Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus Song is Longest Number One of the Decade

It's a thirteenth week at No.1 for the fused rap/country track "Old Town Road" for Lil' Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, the song now the equal second longest running No.1 song for this decade.

July 20, 2019
Thom Yorke, Radiohead, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
New Music Releases for 19 July 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Sum 41, Scott Stapp, Crown the Empire, Mike Love, Nas, Christie Lamb, Sabrina Carpenter, Thom Yorke (phys), Stonefield, Iggy Azalea and the 'Palm Beach' soundtrack.

July 18, 2019
Michael Lang of Woodstock 50
Town of Vernon Rejects Woodstock 50 Festival Less Than One Month Out

The town of Vernon USA has rejected a permit for Woodstock 50 at the Vernon Downs Racecourse and the owner of the racecourse, Jeff Gural, is mighty pissed off.

July 18, 2019
John Farnham One Electric Day Sunday 26 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Google Suspends Ticketing Vulture Viagogo

Google has finally put a stop to ticket scalpers Viagogo after thousands of complaints, government pressure and mounting legal action.

July 18, 2019
Brian Ritchie, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
2019 Art Music Awards Finalists Revealed And Brian Ritchie is one of them

Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie has been nominated for the Excellence by an Individual Award at the 2019 APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards.

July 16, 2019
Ash Grunwald
Ash Grunwald To Launch Signature Pratley Guitar At Melbourne Guitar Show

Australian blues guitarist Ash Grunwald will unveil his new signature guitar for Pratley Guitars at the Melbourne Guitar Show in August.

July 15, 2019
Evelyn Richardson of Live Performance Australia
Helpmann Awards 2019 Act 1 Winners List

Act 1 of the Helpmann Awards were announced in Melbourne on Sunday night ahead of the main event tonight (Monday, 15 July 2019).

July 15, 2019
Billie Eilish
Australian Charts: Billie Eilish Gets A Last Week At No 1 before Ed Sheeran takes over

In a lull week of releases ahead of a new Ed Sheeran album on the Friday just gone, Billie Eilish regains the No.1 Albums spot in Australia for a seventh week at the top with "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?".

July 14, 2019
Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road video
Australian Charts: Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X Old Town Road 12th week at no 1

It's a twelfth week at No.1 for the rap/country infused track "Old Town Road" for the rapper Lil' Nas X and the country legend Billy Ray Cyrus, becoming the longest running chart-leader in almost two years ago.

July 14, 2019
Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance photo by Ros O'Gorman
Gerard Way and Grimes pay tribute to manager Lauren Valencia

Former My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way and Grimes have paid tribute to their manager Lauren Valencia after learning she has lost her cancer battle.

July 14, 2019
Thelma Plum Better In Blak
New Music Releases for 12 July 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Ed Sheeran, AllDay, Bloc Party (Live), Thelma Plum, America (GH), Banks, K. Flay, DMA's (Live), New Order and the soundtracks for 'The Lion King' (2019) and 'Spider-Man: Far from Home'.

July 12, 2019
Diesel at Red Hot Summer
Diesel had one electric day playing on Red Hot Summer

Mark Lizotte (aka Diesel) has had one of his biggest touring years in 2019 and it all started with Red Hot Summer in January.

July 11, 2019
Kylie Minogue Step Back In Time
Vinyl Drives Kylie Minogue to a Number One Album Debut in Australia

Kylie Minogue’s ‘Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection’ debuted at number one on the ARIA chart this week because of Vinyl. Despite this being Kylie’s 13th compilation, this was the first time fans could buy all of her hits in one place on vinyl.

July 10, 2019
Kylie Minogue photo by Ros OGorman
Australian Charts: Kylie Minogue lands her 6th no 1 album with her 13th greatest hits

Fourteen months after her fifth No.1 album locally, this week Kylie Minogue lands her sixth chart-topping album in Australia as her fourth (major) best of set "Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collection" takes out the top spot here and also in England.

July 7, 2019
Eilish Gilligan
Eilish Gilligan Awarded 2019 Josh Pyke Partnership

Melbourne singer-songwriter Eilish Gilligan is the 2019 Josh Pyke Partnership.

July 5, 2019
David Bridie The Wisdom Line
New Music Releases for 5 July 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Michael Hutchence/INXS, Marshmello, Machine Gun Jelly, 3Teeth, Lighthouse Family, Olympia, David Bridie and Stranger Things Season 3.

July 5, 2019
Phil Tripp at the Aussie BBQ SXSW 2009
Phil Tripp Departs SXSW, Upcoming Meet ‘N’ Greets Cancelled

Phil Tripp, the SXSW representative for Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii, has left SXSW after 17 years.

July 4, 2019
2017 Record Store Day Ambassador Anthony Albanese (aka Albo) at Red Eye Records handing over the Ambassadorship to the current ambassadors. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Album is Alive and Well says Media Consultant Chris Carey

News of the death of the CD has been very much exaggerated according to Chris Carey, CEO of Media Insight Consulting.

July 3, 2019
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Helpmann Awards to feature World First Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Performance

When the Helpmann Awards are handed out in Melbourne for the very first time on 15 July there will be a very special world first as part of the show, the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will perform a montage from the show.

July 2, 2019
Taylor Swift, Etihad, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Brendon Urie Gives His Unwanted Take On The Taylor Swift’s Latest Wobbly

Taylor Swift's ME! collaborator Brendon Urie has taken his pal's side in her war of words with music mogul Scooter Braun, calling him "toxic".

July 2, 2019
Ariana Grande Sweetener
Ariana Grande Weighs in on Taylor Swift Scooter Braun Feud

Ariana Grande has encouraged Taylor Swift to "stay strong" in her feud with Scooter Braun following her online rant about the music mogul's new ownership of her old masters.

July 2, 2019
Gilad Serve at Israeli Embassy Shanghai China
Gilad Segev Performs at Israeli Embassy in China

Israeli singer songwriter Gilad Segev and very good friend of The Noise Network Chief Executive Officer Nick Kontonicolas had a career highlight this month with a performance at the Israeli Consulate in Shanghai, China.

July 1, 2019
Phil Tripp at the Aussie BBQ SXSW 2009
Phil Tripp to Host SXSW Information Nights for Australian Delegates in Mid July

Phil Tripp, the SXSW Senior Business Develop Manager for Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii, will host Meet N Greet info nights for the 2020 event mid-July in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

July 1, 2019
Dave Leslie
Baby Animals’ Dave Leslie will be back at the Melbourne Guitar Show with more words of advice

Dave Leslie of Baby Animals will host a workshop at the Melbourne Guitar Show in August.

July 1, 2019
Lewis Capaldi
UK Charts: Lewis Capaldi reclaims no 1 album spot

Lewis Capaldi bounces back to Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart with is debut collection Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent.

June 30, 2019