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The State of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: 21st January 2013

Plenty of news from the industry circles this week, mainly in the opportunity area, with a chance to get grants galores care of The Hilltop Hoods or The Australia Council for the Arts. Push Songs also are giving a chance to get songwriting tips and advice for aspiring musicians. Also, CMJ applications have opened and Simon Crean appoints a new director of Sounds Australia. All this, and a historic event in the ARIA charts on The State Of Affairs this week.

The State of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: July 7th 2012

In this weeks issue: We see the finalists for the Grant McLennan Memorial Fellowship, a chart for powerful musical figures, as well as action on the good ol’ ARIA charts. Plus Rave Magazine closes down, and a whole heap of record label signings for a bunch of Australian artists.

The State of Affairs – Latest Music Industry News: Friday 1st June 2012

In This Issue: Falls Music & Arts Festival gets new sponsor, Sures sign to Ivy League Records, Ampfest, Expatriate let you mix, ARIA Charts, Django Django feature artists on Channel V's Buzz Artist, ABC imprint label signs Boy in a Box, Kimbra debuts at #14 on US Billboard Charts, Channel V Presenter search, Australian songwriters pen score for Bollywood film "Despite the Gods" screening at Sydney Film Festival, win a signed Eastwood Tenor guitar from Warren Ellis,Gatwich Records launches in Canada, APRA Awards 2012 winners announced and more..

The State of Affairs – Latest Music Industry News: Friday 25th May 2012

In This Issue: the Lollapalooza Annual Remix Competition, Saskwatch sign to Northside Records, Taylor Swift wins “Woman of the Year” Award, WAMi Festival more speakers announced, Triple J jump on Spotify and Rdio, Gurrumul to appear at Queen’s Jubilee Concert, John Butler legal settlement, ARIA Charts, Triple J Unearthed gets new hosts, British India sign to Mushroom, the APRA Music Awards 2012, Repressed Records move shop, the James Brown video challenge, Jagermeister Charts, Triple J join with NIMAs to unearth Indigenous artists.

The State of Affairs – Latest Music Industry News: Friday 18th May 2012

In This Issue:Vice’s Youtube Channel, Adele and Flo Rida hold strong in the ARIA charts, WAM Hall of Fame inductees announced, EMI Australia signs worldwide publishing deal with Timomatic, Mutemath to pay your rent, Tonight Alive nominated for Kerrang! Awards, Perisher Snowy Mountains of Music Busking competition, AMRAP funding cut, Jagermeister charts, The International Space Time Concerto competition, Daniel Smallman launches new label Battle, Triple J’s Tom and Alexercise programme, International Songwriting Competition winners, performance opportunities for Folk and Blues musicians, and much more…

The State of Affairs – Latest Music Industry News: Friday 11th May 2012

In This Issue: Ed Hale Signs publishing deal with Fieldhouse Music/BMG, Chugg received Musexpo’s International Music Person of the Year Award, Jagermeister Charts, Bigsound, Sound Summit applications open, Redbull Bedroom Jam, WAMi Free Events announced, ARIA Charts,Joel Madden added to Song Summit panel, Wunderkind partners with Mushroom Group, Van She Music Video Competition, 100 Songs artist and producers chosen, The Blogster Awards, Brett Gurewitz receives Independent Spirit Award.

Album Release News Weekly: Friday 6 April 2012


This week’s releases are a varied bunch – there’s everything from Hip-Hop, dance, dubstep to hard rock. Releases from Marina and the Diamonds, Flo Rida, Nicki Minaj, Keane, Jason Mraz, B.o.B and Missy Higgins keep it rolling along. It’s an interesting mix, make sure you have a look for yourself!

Flo Rida announces his only Australian show at Sidetracked at the 2012 Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix

Just announced: Florida-born rap superstar Flo Rida will be joining the legendary Grandmaster Flash and some of Australia’s biggest acts to perform at the Sidetracked Music Festival.

The State of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: Friday 17th February 2012

In This Issue: Gotye reaches #1 in the UK Charts and around the world, the latest ARIA chart toppers, Fuse Festival announces special guest Seth Godin, John Butler adds more tour dates, the 2012 Grammy Award Winners revealed, Channel V’s 4 hour Future Music Special, and The Annandale announces SLAM Day gigs and "Buy A Brick" Campaign.

The State of Affairs – Latest Music Industry News: Friday 3rd February 2012

In This Issue: Broken Stone Records Showcase tour, Bob Laine to receive Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012 Canadian Radio Conference, Hard Rock Café gigs, Laughing Outlaw Records Showcase, Refused to play Coachella and Way Out West Festival, Riot Act tours and releases, Steve Smyth release debut album, GENERATE invests in small music businesses, Halestorm signs to Roadrunner Records, Kylie Minogue signs on for 2012 Mardi Gras Parade, Music Managers Forum celebrates its 15th year, UNFD signs Buried in Verona, Adele and Flo Rida dominate the ARIA charts and more..

Fat As Butter organisers respond to Flo Rida's last minute cancellation

Fat As Butter festival organisers have released the following statement in after U.S. rapper, Flo Rida, failed to appear for his performance at the 2011 festival in Newcastle on Saturday October 22:

Adele and Gotye remain untouched on the ARIA Charts despite ten top 40 debuts

Reaching an epic twenty weeks at the ARIA Album Chart pinnacle this week is Adele’s ground-breaking album 21, which joins Shania Twain’s 1999 record “Come On Over” as the fourth longest-running chart-topper in ARIA Chart history! Only Brothers In Arms from Dire Straits, Innocent Eyes from Delta Goodrem and Jack Farnham’s Whispering Jack have eclipsed this mammoth achievement since the ARIA Charts began in 1983.

Fat As Butter announces their massive 2011 lineup

Over the past four years, the Fat As Butter Festival has grown into one of the … well… FATTEST musical and cultural events in Newcastle, and indeed the country. But this year, we’re set to exceed all expectations with a line up of local and international acts that is sure to send your musical taste buds into a fat frenzy!