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Barbie the Album
Australian Album Chart Report for 25 August 2023

The 'Barbie The Album' soundtrack regained the #1 spot in Australia this week.

August 25, 2023
Liam Gallagher Scores His Fifth UK No 1 Solo Album

Liam Gallagher secures his fifth solo Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart with Knebworth 22.

August 21, 2023
G Flip Drummer
Australian Album Chart Report 18 August 2023

The second studio album for local singer and percussionist G Flip called "Drummer" debuts at #1 on both the ARIA Albums and Vinyl Sales chart this week.

August 18, 2023
Tom Jones, Jack Johnson, The Teskey Brothers Lead First Bluesfest Announcement for 2024

Sir Tom Jones, Jack Johnson, The Teskey Brothers and Matt Corby lead the first announcement for Bluesfest 2024. (Well, actually the first and a half announcement. Elvis Costello couldn't make 2023 and rescheduled so we already knew that.

August 16, 2023
Rebecca Bracewell ART MUSIC AWARDS 2023
ANNOUNCEMENT: The Art Music Awards From APRA AMCOS Complete Winners List 2023

APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards were held in Sydney tonight (15 August 2023).

August 15, 2023
Motown Chairman Clarence Avant Dies At Age 92

Music executive Clarence Avant has passed away at the age of 92.

August 15, 2023
One Electric Day at Werribee Mansion on Sunday 27 November 2016 with Russell Morris, Icehouse, James Reyne, Jimmy Barnes.
Red Hot Summer Is Coming To Mildura In November

Red Hot Summer has added an extra show with Mildura scoring a Jimmy Barnes’ headline event in November.

August 13, 2023
Travis Scott - Utopia
Australian Album Chart Report for 11 August 2023

Travis Scott holds for a second week at the top with his fourth album "Utopia".

August 11, 2023
Taylor Swift photo by Ros O'Gorman
Taylor Swift Leads VMA Nominations

MTV today revealed the highly-anticipated nominations for the 2023 “VMAs,” celebrating artists whose cultural impact and work during the last 12 months have transformed the music industry and cultivated global conversations.

August 9, 2023
ANNOUNCEMENT: Applications now open for 2024 APRA Professional Development Awards

APRA AMCOS is proud to announce applications are now open for the 2024 APRA Professional Development Awards, a career-boosting initiative that has helped further the musical success stories of Gotye, Ecca Vandal, Melanie Dyer, Ngaiire, Angie McMahon, Yirrmal, Morgan Evans, Baker Boy, Amanda Cole, Jem Cassar-Daley and many more.

August 8, 2023
Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne
Melbourne’s Iconic Sing Sing Studios South Yarra Shuts Up Shop

Sing Sing Studios, the Melbourne recording studio, where literally hundreds of artists have recorded thousands of songs, has closed its doors and will soon for knocked down to make way for a high rise apartment building.

August 7, 2023
Travis Scott - Utopia
Australia’s Album Chart Report for 4 August 2023

The fourth studio album for Travis Scott titled "Utopia" debuts at #1 this week, becoming his second chart-topping album in Australia.

August 4, 2023
Brian Mannix, Barry O'Callaghan and Brian Cadd
Russell Morris and Brian Cadd Present Seven Stars For Barry O’Callaghan

Russell Morris and Brian Cadd will perform a benefit show for their friend Barry O’Callaghan and they’ve brought some of their friends along to help.

August 4, 2023
Linkin Park. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park To Speak At BigSound in Brisbane

Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park will head to Australia in September as a guest speaker for the BigSound music conference.

August 3, 2023
Paul Kelly AWITG on Friday 17 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Paul Kelly, Beck, Jamiroquai, Chic and Sparks Adelaide’s Harvest Festival

Harvest II has been announced for Adelaide with Jamiroquai (Australian exclusive), Beck (Australian exclusive), Paul Kelly, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Thelma Plum, Santigold, Sparks, Julia Jacklin, Bright Eyes, Flight Facilities (decade DJ set), Chet Faker, Chromeo, Ocean Alley, Vera Blue, Baker Boy, Ladyhawke, The Rolling Stones Revue (Ft. Adalita, Tex Perkins and Tim Rogers), The Lemon Twigs, Built to Spill, Bad//Dreems, Sam Barber and more to be announced.

August 2, 2023
Red Hot Summer Clocks Up Another Sold Out Show In Western Australia

Red Hot Summer’s November show At Sandalford Wines in Western Australia has been declared a sell-out.

July 30, 2023
Jim Kerr of Simple Minds photo by Ros O'Gorman
Icehouse and Simple Minds To Reunite For Red Hot Summer 2024 Tour

Red Hot Summer will recreate the historic 1981 touring line-up with Icehouse and Simple Minds together again on the same bill.

July 30, 2023
Barbie the Album
Australian Album Chart Report 28 July, 2023

The soundtrack for the newly opened film 'Barbie' sees its set 'The Album' enter at #1 this week.

July 28, 2023
The Age Music Victoria 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame Concert inducts 10 Victorian music legends. photo by Ros O'Gorman
John Farnham Finding The Voice Scores 866,000 Viewers For the Seven Network

The television premiere of ‘John Farnham: Finding The Voice’ has pulled in 866,000 for the Seven Network across the five city metro spread of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

July 25, 2023
Taylor Swift photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Album Chart Report for 21 July 2023

For the first time a 'Taylor's Version' for one of her albums has held the #1 spot for a second week, as "Speak Now" remains the biggest seller locally.

July 21, 2023
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Aim Awards First Reveal of 2023 Nominees

The AIM Independent Music Awards have revealed its first set of 2023 nominees.

July 19, 2023
Taylor Swift photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Album Chart Report 14 July 2023

For the first time this century, an artist has replaced themselves at #1, as Taylor Swift's "Speak Now (Taylor's Version)" debuts at the top in Australia this week.

July 14, 2023
Russell Morris The Real Thing Symphonic Concert
Darren James To Premiere Russell Morris and Orchestra ‘The Real Thing’

Less than two weeks after Russell Morris’ historic symphonic performances at the Sydney Opera House and Hamer Hall Melbourne, the world premiere of the classic ‘The Real Thing’ will be heard with Darren James on Melbourne radio station 3AW Saturday 15 July after 11am.

July 14, 2023
Taylor Swift photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Albums Chart Report 7 July 2023

Taylor Swift dominates the top five positions on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, a first for the chart, as her "Midnights" set leads the pack.

July 7, 2023
William Barton and Nduduzo Makhathini
William Barton To Collaborate With Blue Note’s Nduduzo Makhathini At Melbourne

International Jazz Festival distinguished award winning Indigenous artist and 2023 Queenslander of the Year William Barton collaborating with South Africa’s Nduduzo Makhathini as part of this year’s line-up.

July 7, 2023
Ed Sheeran photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ed Sheeran Surprises Young Musicians At Recital in Boston

Ed Sheeran surprised young musicians in Boston by stopping by during their recital over the weekend.

July 4, 2023
Kerser A Gift and a Kers
ARIA Australian Album Chart Report for 30 June 2023

The tenth and final album from local MC and rapper Kerser called "A Gift & a Kers" becomes his first #1 Album locally.

June 30, 2023
ARIA Album Chart Report 23 June 2023

The third studio for local act The Teskey Brothers called "The Winding Way" becomes their second #1 in Australia this week.

June 23, 2023
Nicki McBrain of Iron Maiden with Greg Phillips
Australian Musician Editor Greg Phillips Takes Ownership of the Magazine

In exciting news for Australian Musician magazine, the Australian Music Association (which has published the magazine since 1995) has announced that it will transition ownership of the title to current editor and magazine co-founder Greg Phillips (trading as Mediaville) from July 1, 2023.

June 23, 2023
Niall Horan The Show
ARIA Albums Chart Wrap-Up for 16 March 2023

The third studio album for 1D member Niall Horan called "The Show" debuts at the top of the Australian Album Charts this week.

June 16, 2023