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.
GOTYE REACHES #1 IN THE UK AND AROUND THE WORLD
Gotye’s Hottest 100 topping single “Somebody That I Use To Know” (feat. Kimbra) has climbed to #1 in the UK, making it the 9th country alongside Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Ireland, and Demark to see the single hit #1.
The music video for the single will be screened at the prestigious SXSW Film festival next month. Youtube had already received over 67 million hits for the video.
The new single “Easy Way Out” off the album Smoke and Mirrors will be out on 20th February 2012, will a music video by Melbourne animator/director Darcy Prendergast to accompany its release.
Lana Del Ray has taken Foster The People’s place at #1 in the ARIA Album Charts this week with her sophomore album “Born to Die”. Flo Rida holds strong at #1 in the Singles Charts for the fourth consecutive week with“Wild Ones” featuring Sia.
ARIA Top 5 Albums w/c 13th Feb 2012
1.Lana Del Ray “Born To Die” (debut)
2. Leonard Cohen “Old Ideas” (debut)
3. Adele “21”
4. Van Halen “A Different Kind Of Truth” (debut)
5. The Black Keys “El Camino”
ARIA Top 5 Singles w/c 13th Feb 2012
1. Flo Rida Feat. Sia “Wild Ones”
2. Laurent Wery Feat. SwiftKid “Hey Hey Hey”
3. 360 Feat. Gossling “Boys Like You”
4. The Black Keys “Lonely Boy”
5. Coldplay “Paradise”
FUSE FESTIVAL 2012 ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL GUEST SPEAKER SETH GODIN, MANAGEMENT MASTERCLASSES & NEW MOBILE APP
Fuse have just announced a special addition to their Masterclass series – guest speaker Seth Godin. Godin is best known for the creation of one of the first Internet-based direct-maketing firms “Yoyodyne” which was bought by Yahoo! in 1998. Godin stayed on as vice president of permission marketing, and has published over 10 worldwide best sellers on the topic of marketing.
The Masterclasses aim to expose participants to advice from the best managers in the industry on topics such as starting a career in the music industry, self-management, and how to run a band as a business.
The Management Masterclass will be held on Wednesday February 22nd at the Carclew Youth Arts Centre
New to Fuse Festival is SGC Media's Songpier Mobile App Creator, making the whole live music programme and maps of the venues available in your pocket.
To get the app visit www.songpier.com/fusefestival
Fuse 2012 22nd – 24th February, 2012.
Tickets for the Masterclass and conference are selling fast to purchase go to: www.fusefestival.com
JOHN BUTLER TIN SHED TOUR MORE DATES ADDED
Due to extraordinary demand, John Butler has announced additional shows for his “Tin Shed Tales Tour” in WA, SA, and VIC.
Described as an “intimate solo performance”, the tour will also showcase Butler’s inspirational items from home such as personal art pieces, vintage guitars, skateboards that usually occupy his creative space at home. The performances will also feature special guests Felicity Groom and Mama Kin.
Check out the dates at http://johnbutlertrio.com/home/tour-dates/
RECLINK COMMUNITY CUP SUNDAY 18TH MARCH, HENSON PARK, MARRICKVILLE
On Sunday 18th March Sydneysiders will experience their first taste of the “Reclink Community Cup” a community initiative run to raise money for individuals with mental illness, disability, those suffering from homelessness and substance abuse.
Battling it out at Hensons Park will be the Sydney Sailors consisting of music industry personnel and captained by Adam Spencer, and The Western Walers featuring local musicians captained by Dan Sultan.
The family event with also include musical entertainment, food and beverages, and kids activities.
2012 Reclink Community Cup – Smells like team spirit
Sunday March 18
Sydney Sailors VS Western Walers
Henson Park, Marrickville
Sydways Map 73 G14
Gates open 12 noon
Live music kicks off from 12 noon
2pm – Reclink Community Cup match commences
GRAMMY AWARDS 2012 WINNERS
Bon Iver claimed two awards at the Grammys, taking home the Best Alternative Album and Best New Artist categories. Meanwhile Adele swept up at the awards with 6 categories, including Best Album of the Year, Records of the Year, Best Solo Performance for “Someone Like You”, Best Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year with “Rolling in the Deep”, and Best Short Form Music Video for “Rolling in the Deep”. The songstress was up against the likes of Lady Gaga, Foo Fighters, Rihanna, and Bon Iver. Legendary artist Booker T. Jones took home the award for the Best Pop Instrumental Album for “The Road From Memphis”, now his fourth Grammy Award. Newcomer Skrillex was nominated for five Grammys and took home three awards for Best Dance Recording ('Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites'), Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical (Benny Benassi's 'Cinema Skrillex Remix), and Best Dance/Electronica Album. Currently touring as part of the Future Music Festival, Skrillex has also announced a Sydney All Ages show for Wednesday 7th March at the Enmore Centre.
CHANNEL [V] & FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL FOUR HOUR SPECIAL!
Channel V will be providing viewers with an access-all-areas account of the fun, shenanigans, and performances at this year’s Future Music Festival. Madza2 is set to present the four hour special, as well as the Flamingo stage which is hosting the likes of New Order, The Wombats, The Rapture, The Naked and Famous, and more!
Tune into all the excitement at 2pm and 10:30am on Saturday, March 17.
Future Music Festival 2012
Brisbane - Saturday 3rd March – Doomben Racecourse
Perth - Sunday 4th March – Arena Joondalup
Sydney - Saturday 10th March – Royal Randwick Racecourse
Melbourne - Sunday 11th March – Flemington Racecourse
Adelaide - Monday 12th March – Ellis Park
THE ANNANDALE ANNOUNCE SLAM DAY GIGS AND "BUY A BRICK" CAMPAIGN
Show your support for live music by heading along to The Annandale’s free National SLAM Day gigs:
Thursday 23rd February
Papa Vs Pretty + Cabins + Palms (ex Red Riders)
Friday 24th February
Fait Accompli + Raise the Crazy + Devine Electric + Blackie (Hard Ons)
Saturday 25th February
The Fauves + Little Lovers + Tom Ugly + March of the Real Fly + Jack Carty
And if you want to give back to the venue, that’s been a constant supporter of live music in the inner-west, you can “buy a brick” for $50 and help The Annandale raise funds for a much needed upgrade!