Hello and welcome back to our weekly wrap of music industry shenanigans that have happened around Australia (and the world). It’s been a few sleepy weeks with Santa bringing all kinds of things for everyone. Everyone seems to now be busily making tunes or wheeling’ deals again, so let’s get into the thick of things.
This week: ARIA action for 2012 and in the last week, more Australian acts announced for SXSW, and a new crowd-funding site specifically for musicians to fund albums, projects and videos.
In this issue: Mariah Carey, KISS, Keith Urban, Tina Arena, Guy Sebastian, Black Sabbath and Ash Grunwald announce extra tour dates, Swedish House Mafia sell out in 30 seconds and loads more..
KISS AND MÖTLEY CRÜE - 2ND AND FINAL SYDNEY SHOW ON SALE MONDAY!
This week in the column: Insane activity in the ARIA charts, opportunities with FBi Radio, and little observations from BIGSOUND + more.
In this week's edition: Karise Eden ploughs on at the top of the charts, For All Eternity, Violent Soho & The Janoskins all get signed to record deals, and SxSW starts revving up and calls for applications for attendees.
In this issue: The Tea Party announce 2nd Melbourne show, Cancer Bats Postpone tour, Money For Rope Member Breaks Arm For Charity, Tim Barry announces Support Acts, The Amity Affliction announce support acts, House VS Hurricane announce more dates and free iPhone App, Keith Urban adds new tour dates, Band Of Skulls announce special guests, The Smashing Pumpkins announce special guests, Nasum announce their only Australian tour with special guest.
ARIA WRAP UP
Keith Urban's status as a household name has now been completely solidified, if it wasn't before, through his role as coach/judge on the Australian version of The Voice. With the show being wrapped up only recently, details of Urban's next tour have emerged and tickets are onsale from now!
In this week's (embarrassingly late) State of Affairs, we look at many competitions that see you be showcased at either the Sydney Fringe Festival and over in Hollywood. We look at yet another streaming service for Australians and further lineup announcements for the industry party that is BIGSOUND.
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.
This week in all things industry: more Sound Summit news, be a part of recording 100 songs in a day, and Hilltop Hoods make it a third number one.