This week in the column: news on the upcoming ARIA Awards, the Screen Music Awards get awarded, and Jonti gets signed to a huge deal with Universal.
In the column this week: more awards of the triple j kind, Psy remains at the top (when will it end?), and classical musicians get an opportunity at to head to Austria.
For anybody who has ever seen Delta Goodrem in concert / in interviews / in person, it appears easy to understand why her new record is titled Child of the Universe. She’s bubbly, kind, and never stops smiling — But if you want an accurate tip-off as to what this record sounds like, you need look no further than the cover art: defiant stare, dress hitched up her thigh, and hands at the piano like a weapon…
In the column this week: the Jagermeister Independent Music Awards are announced, Richard Branson and Paul Dainty team up, and is Songi happening soon?
In this issue: Gentle Of The Road Dungog sells out, Sarah Blasko to support Mumford & Sons, Pennywise postpone their Australian tour, Pond announces support acts for headline tour, Delta Goodrem shows sell out and many more!
GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD DUNGOG SELLS OUT!
Chart-topping Australian pop singer Delta Goodrem is going to be touring soon, with shows scheduled for Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The 'Top Of My World' shows will see Goodrem performing her hits, plus it'll see her previewing songs which will be featured on her forthcoming studio album, Child of the Universe.
You may say we're flogging a dead horse on this one, and you might be right, but we thought we'd use the recent controversy surrounding Delta Goodrem and a certain Arcade Fire song to help re-introduce you to the series we launched last year: Song Riff Offs. In the series we introduce you to songs that have (legally) borrowed, alluded to, been inspired by or stolen from (knowingly or unknowingly) the riff of another song. And we'll have plenty more for you in the weeks ahead...