17th February 2011 (SYDNEY) – Figures released by The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) today have demonstrated the continued strong growth of digital products, with both number of units sold and dollar value up more than 30%. This increase in popularity for digital tracks and albums saw overall quantity of units sold across the last calendar year grow by nearly 10%, whilst the industry’s overall dollar value was down 13.9% on 2009.
The trend towards digital has prevailed over the last three years; digital tracks selling 24.9 million units in 2008 compared with nearly 50 million in 2010 and the value of digital albums more than doubling over the same three year period. From 2009 to 2010, digital tracks have increased in value by 47% and digital albums by 45%.
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KINGS OF LEON – ‘COME AROUND SUNDOWN’ ALBUM TOUR
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|Their last tour down under in 2009 was the hottest of the year, with their shows selling out in minutes. This summer The Frontier Touring Company are thrilled to confirm the much anticipated return of Kings Of Leon with concerts scheduled for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in March 2011.
Already established as one of the hottest bands in the world, Kings Of Leon reaffirmed their status in October this year, soaring straight to the top of the ARIA charts with their fifth studio album Come Around Sundown (out now through Sony) debuting at number one and securing Platinum status in quick succession.
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In news that’s guaranteed to have fans all over the nation going absolutely wild, American global pop sensation, Ke$ha, is headed down under for her first ever Australian tour. In addition to her recently announced live performances at the almighty 2011 Future Music Festival, the chart-topping singer/songwriter will also play a string of headline shows around the country from 3-16 March in 2011.
Touching down for a week-long promo tour in Sydney yesterday, Ke$ha’s visit is perfectly timed for this exciting announcement! On top of some special appearances in support of the forthcoming Animal + Cannibal double CD due for release November 19, Ke$ha is sure to have the paparazzi and fans alike in a frenzy as she hits the harbour city’s shops, restaurants and hot spots.
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|In an industry where times are tough and naysayers are plentiful, Shock Records has recently seen stalwart acts, defiant of trends and gimmicks rise to the forefront. Just three months ago Byron Bay band Parkway Drive stormed the ARIA charts to arrive at a number two debut. To many it was an unexpected ambush but at Shock we have no reservations about the power of the punk/hardcore releases that we have become so well known for.
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Katy Perry and Taio Cruz hold on top of the ARIA Charts
Katy Perry’s album “Teenage Dream” holds for a second week at the pinnacle of the ARIA Album Chart, comfortably staving off Eminem’s “Recovery” which makes another surge towards the top of the chart, moving up from four to two. Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” chalks up three weeks at number one with sales in excess of Platinum on this week’s ARIA Singles Chart, where the top four singles hold firm from last week.
Highlights from this week’s ARIA Album Chart include the highest top 40 debut coming from The Killers’ front man Brandon Flowers, who lands at #5 with his solo debut “Flamingo”. The Killers have had four top 10 results, including their number one debut with “Hot Fuss” in 2005. American band Stone Sour slides in at #6 with “Audio Secrecy”, their second ARIA top 40 result after “Come What(ever) May” peaked at #21 in 2006. After twenty six weeks in the top 40, Angus & Julia Stone continue to enjoy strong sales with “Down The Way”, moving up two places to #7. Fellow Aussies Birds Of Tokyo move back in to the top 10 at 10, with Lady Antebellum just behind them at #12, jumping a massive 22 places with their former US smash, “Need You Now”. Train also enjoys some strong momentum, up from 23 to 14 with “Save Me, San Francisco” and Usher lands back in the top 20 at #19, up from 26 with “Raymond V Raymond”. Taylor Swift moves back into the top 40 for the 74th week with the five times platinum success, “Fearless”, at #37, with AC/DC’s “Iron Man 2” following suit at #38 and Jason Derulo’s self-titled release re-entering at #40.
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