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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

South By Southwest (SXSW) Announces Yoko Ono as Featured Speaker.

South By Southwest (SXSW) is thrilled to announce Yoko Ono as a very special featured speaker for the 25th Music Conference and Festival. Ms. Ono will sit down with Jody Denberg for a SXSW Interview on Friday, March 18th.

BRIT Awards 2011 Fast-Tracked for Australian Viewers on Channel [V]

The BRIT Awards 2011, the world’s most outrageous music awards ceremony, will be delivered to Australian viewers hot off the satellite this year with the Awards set to premiere Wednesday 16 February at 7.30pm, exclusively on Channel [V].

Sarah McLachlan to receive the Slaight Humanitarian Award at Canadian Music Week

Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce that Sarah McLachlan, the Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, will be honoured with the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award in recognition of her longstanding commitment to charitable initiatives.

Death from Above 1979, alongside a few Aussies to play Coachella 2011!

It's that time of year again... Golden Voice have announced their epic 3 day lineup for the iconic Coachella music festival in Indio, California. A few familiar Australian names help make up the pack: Empire of the Sun, Tame Impala, Cut Copy, The Presets and Gypsy and the Cat will all be making appearances at the festival.

Bob Geldof announced as Keynote Speaker at the 25th Anniversary of SXSW.

XSW Music 2011 is pleased to announce Bob Geldof will be Keynote Speaker and Showcase Performer.

Canadian Music Fest Lineup Announced feat. The Jezabels, Janelle Monae & More!

Over the next 2 months, we'll be providing you with news and a pile of articles about the upcoming Canadian Music Week event in Toronto. Why? Because for the first time ever, the AU review will be reporting live from the event in March!

In its 25th Year, South by Southwest (SXSW) to launch "Style X".

South by Southwest (SXSW) announced today it will introduce the inaugural Style X (pronounced Style By), an exhibition aimed at showcasing emerging talent in the fashion industry, during its 25th event in March 2011.

Nominations announced for the 2011 Canadian Radio Music Awards

From rock to pop and urban to country, Canada's hottest radio stars will be celebrated at the 14th Annual Canadian Radio Music Awards (CRMA) on Friday, March 11, 2011, 12:30pm.

Australian artists to head over to the Canadian Music Festival - a part of CMW 2011.

CANADIAN MUSIC FEST
~800 artists, 55 venues, 5 nights, 1 wristband~

A PART OF CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK 2010
www.canadianmusicfest.com

www.cmw.net

Bon Jovi, currently touring Australia, is named Billboard's Top Touring Act of 2010

The year-end results are in and Bon Jovi has again been named the #1 worldwide touring act of 2010, according to Billboard. The iconic band has scored the top-grossing spot for the second time in just three years, an achievement that only Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones and The Grateful Dead have earned. Previously, the band’s “Lost Highway Tour” was named the #1 tour of 2008 by Billboard.