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Last Week on Late Night: The Five Best Music Performances on US Late Night TV (8th-11th September 2015)

US late night talk shows are an institution in their showcasing of all-things celebrity, politics, humor, comedy and music. They are often treated as the final thing the audience sees before they go to sleep after an exhaustive day. With The Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuting in the same 11:30pm slot opposite Kimmel and Fallon – all shows were keen to pull out the big guns in the hope of attracting/retaining viewers. Our own talk show fiend Lachlan scours the masses of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Conan and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and brings us the debut edition of the top 5 standout music performances from US late night talk shows of last week!

ARIA Award nominees and Fine Arts winners announced in Sydney today!

Winners and more nominees for the 2014 ARIA Awards were announced at the official event in Sydney this morning, with some of Australia's best performers and their teams recognised for their work over the past year. The winners of the Fine Arts and Artisan Awards were announced at the event, with the slew of nominees for the November ARIAs unveiled. the AU congratulates all involved - there have been some truly stellar records produced over the past year, as well as the development of some great live bands who are getting just recognition!

Festival Review: Future Music Festival - Royal Adelaide Showgrounds (10.03.14)

Donning my shortest shorts this past Monday for the notoriously trashy Future Music Festival, I approached the gates of The Royal Adelaide Showgrounds with scepticism, not sure what to expect as a complete “Futurez” rookie.

Pharrell joins Future Music Festival lineup; announces sideshows for Brisbane and Perth!

Future Music Festival has added music heavyweight Pharrell Wiliams to its 2014 bill! The American rapper, producer, songwriter, fashion designer, slash every other business venture maker, will be coming back to Australia in march alongside artists including Phoenix, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Knife Party. What makes this news sweeter? Pharrell has also announced two special headline dates for Brisbane and Perth.

Album Review: Beyoncé - Beyoncé (2013 LP)

Surprise! Beyoncé has defied all leak-loving bootleggers, keeping an entire self-titled LP under wraps while shooting high-end videos for each of its 14 songs and working with some of the biggest names in the business. The latest album gives fans a sleek new package of shiny diva-pop that will undoubtedly reiterate her unequivocal reign as the queen of contemporary music.

Hello Asia! News: Pharrell Set To Perform At BLOHK Party 2013 in Hong Kong!

On Saturday 7th December, Hong Kong will play host to one of the largest one-day events in Asia. Taking the concept of the block party (which originated from the streets of New York City) and tailoring it to suit the tastes of Hong Kong – the inaugural BLOHK PARTY 2013 will take place at the West Kowloon Cultural District (Waterfront Promenade).

The State Of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: 25th June 2013

This week in the industry, the Annandale Hotel will keep it's doors open to musicians for a while longer yet, a few more local bands are getting their break overseas, and Nickelodeon brings back Slimefest, their festival for the tween set. All this and more in this week's State of Affairs. Enjoy, and have a good week.

The State Of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: 28th May 2013

Okay, welcome to this week! APRA Music Award Nominees have been announced, so congrats to all of them. Signings, releases, and ARIA news abounds, of course, and in case anyone was wondering - yes, Daft Punk is doing well.

The State of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: 25th April 2013

As the nation remembers our unforgotten soldiers this ANZAC day we also celebrate some brilliant successes in Australian music. Big news for Australian artists with new signings, competitions for budding artists, and some meaty updates from across the shores.

The State Of Affairs - Latest Music Industry News: 16th April 2013

This week in industry news, Daft Punk leak some fabulous collaborating artists and more info on the new album, Allday's debut storms the charts, and K-Pop superstart Psy releases his latest single (be prepared for annoying dances and people sounding ridiculous in a language they don't understand). Also happening this week: Queensland Music Awards announce judges as the deadline draws near, plenty of new labels being launched, and more industry gossip behind the cut! Have a good week!

Smirnoff partners with Pharrell Williams on exclusive Australian campaign.

The Smirnoff Co. is thrilled to announce an exclusive collaboration with global music and culture icon Pharrell Willliams, who features in a brand new TV and online advertising campaign created especially for Australia.