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ARIA 2010 wholesale sales figures shows greatest growth in digital products!

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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U2 @ Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane w/ Jay Z – 8 December 2010 – Live Review

Review: Lana Harris
Photo Credit: Stuart Blythe
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The crush down Caxton St at five pm begins the stadium size spectacle that will be U2 and Jay-Z tonight. By the time Jay-Z takes the stage at 6.30pm, the standing room ticket area is already mostly full. Jay-Z lives up to his hype, resplendent in Gangsta Garb, sunglasses welded to his face, rap antics peppered throughout his set, a ten piece accompaniment to his words provided by drumming, saxophone, trumpet and keyboard among others. He’s playing early, to an audience mostly waiting to see a main act distinctly different in style. He copes well with this, managing to get hands in the air and ladies spinning clothes above their heads during the one hour set. ‘On to the Next One’ and ’99 Problems’ get the crowd going, and ‘Forever Young’, covered in an ode to Notorious B.I.G, is also popular. Throughout the set the bass is massive, pummeling the throat, rattling hearts against rib cages. He exits the stadium in a stretch golf buggy.
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U2 360° TO END YEAR DOWN UNDER – December 2010

  U2 360° TO END YEAR DOWN UNDER
TOUR DATES IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Live Nation Global Touring and Michael Coppel have confirmed that U2 will end the year with live dates in New Zealand and Australia. The U2 360° Tour will visit Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and the tour also includes U2’s first Perth date since Popmart in 1998.

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CREAMFIELDS FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA – May 2010

creamfields   The Totem Onelove Group welcomes the iconic international music festival: Creamfields to Australia for the first time. Creamfields has already toured every continent and brings an all star cast to Australia in May this year.

Buy Tickets:
Creamfields Sydney – 01 May 2010
Creamfields Perth – 02 May 2010
Creamfields Brisbane – 03 May 2010
Creamfields Melbourne – 08 May 2010

Creamfields has established itself as the worlds greatest electronic music festival. Now in its 12th year it continues to dominate the festival market, spanning 17 countries and attracting a worldwide audience of nearly 3 million people. Beginning life in Winchester (UK) in 1998, Creamfields continues to hold the crown as one of the worlds favorite dance festival brands.
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‘APRIL UPRISING’ from the JOHN BUTLER TRIO!

John Butler Trio - photo credit Polly Armstrong   The John Butler Trio’s first studio offering in three years, ‘APRIL UPRISING’ (independently released through MGM on March 26th), follows the much acclaimed 3 x platinum ‘Grand National’ album which cemented the band’s global success with sold out tours world wide.

‘APRIL UPRISING’ introduces new trio members Nicky Bomba on drums/percussion and Byron Luiters on bass and combines the personal, the political and the musically memorable with skill and passion.

‘APRIL UPRISING’ was introduced late last year with ‘One Way Road’, the incredibly catchy first single from the album. Taking out the number one spot on the national airplay charts three times this year, ‘One Way Road’ has been the most successful radio single to date for the JBT, the first entry being on the eve of their national sold out tour in January. It was also chosen as the lead track for the summer campaign of Channel 10’s new digital 24 hour sports channel One, and remains on high rotation on the station and it still holds the number one spot on the AIR 100% indie singles chart, which it’s held for 15 weeks now!
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The Idea of North: Radio Show @ Brisbane Powerhouse 27 March 2010

They say video killed the radio star… well we’re not so sure. Come and decide for yourself and be part of a “live studio audience” as Australia’s own award winning vocal quartet, The Idea of North present “Radio Show” Step back in time to an era of simple pleasures when the entire family would gather around the old transistor radio on a Saturday night to listen to their favourite show, excited and intrigued by what was happening at the other end. It’s now your turn to find out what goes on behind the scenes. Join in the fun of a live radio show where you’ll hear The Idea of North perform golden oldies to the top of the pops. They’ll be your very own radio hosts and who knows what else! This show is bound to have just about everything. The only difference is it probably won’t make it out onto the airwaves… it’ll just be for your ears (and eyes) only!
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Asa Broomhall – Brisbane Powerhouse Resident for March 2010

Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane Marketing and Brispop Present
The Residents MUSIC
They’re fresh, they’re free and they’re moving in. Fridays are about to get a lot more interesting as some of the best Indie-Pop bands around stake their claim on the Turbine Platform. No ‘one night only’ gigs here. Each band will have an entire month to capture the hearts of Brisbane music lovers with a set every week. So, if you’re liking what you hear, come back again and again.

March Resident: Asa Broomhall
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Thirty Seconds To Mars : Album ‘THIS IS WAR’ Released 20 November 2009

THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS New Studio Album ‘THIS IS WAR’ set to hit November 20 on EMI’s Virgin Records

Following up on their incredibly successful sophomore release, A Beautiful Lie, multi-platinum rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars are hard at work on their highly anticipated upcoming record, “THIS IS WAR” (EMI’s Virgin Records) set to hit on November 20. The album was produced by Flood (U2, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails), Steve Lillywhite (The Rolling Stones, U2) and Thirty Seconds To Mars. First single Kings and Queens at radio early next month.
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Jimmy Barnes Is Officially a Legend

The Rhythm and The Blues debuts at #1 on the ARIA Album Charts

Jimmy Barnes   The phrase gets bandied around a lot in connection with his name, but it’s now official. Jimmy Barnes is Australia’s greatest music legend, racking up his ninth #1 solo album with The Rhythm and The Blues (out now through Liberation).

Its debut at #1 on the ARIA Album Charts this week confirms Jimmy Barnes has secured more #1 albums in the ARIA charts than any Australian artist ever. Factor in Jimmy’s two chart-toppers from his Chisel days and he and U2 jostle it out with eleven ARIA number ones for first place.

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ARIA Chart News, w/c 7 Spetember 2009

Rock legend Jimmy Barnes creates ARIA Chart history

For the first time since May last year, Australian artists take out the top spot on both the ARIA Singles and Album Charts. Guy Sebastian lands the No.1 position on the ARIA Singles Chart with “Like It Like That”, his fourth chart-topping single, making him the only Australian Idol participant to have achieved such a feat. This is the 19th ARIA #1 single to feature an Australian Idol contestant in the six years since the start of the series. In the history of the ARIA charts, Kylie and Delta are the only Aussies with more chart topping singles than Guy, with a tally of ten and eight respectively.
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GREEN DAY confirm 21st CENTURY BREAKDOWN TOUR for Australia & New Zealand – December 2009

greenday   In 2004 Green Day unleashed American Idiot on the world. A boundary smashing, genre confounding work of art, American Idiot changed the face of music, welcoming a new generation of music fans to the cult of Green Day.

In 2009 Green Day returned to stamp their authority on the music world releasing 21st Century Breakdown. Hailed as the jewel in an already impressive crown, 21st Century Breakdown has confirmed Green Day’s status as one of the greatest rock bands in the world.

The Frontier Touring Company announced Green Day‘s return to Australia and New Zealand as part of their 21st Century Breakdown World Tour. This will be Green Day’s first visit since 2005’s explosive stadium and arena spectaculars.
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 25 May 2009

In a two-way tussle for top spot, Eminem has debuted at number one with “Relapse” on this week’s ARIA Album Chart. It has earned him his fifth Australian number one, coming after only five days of sales, and a cumulative career total of twelve weeks at number one on the album chart. The only other act to achieve five number one albums this decade is U2. Green Day has debuted at #2 with “21st Century Breakdown”, their eighth album and seventh to hit the top 10 here in Australia, and it’s the first time since May last year that we’ve had new releases debut at one and two.


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ARIA Chart News, w/c 10 May 2009

Eminem has notched up more number one singles than any other male artist in the history of the ARIA Charts, as “We Made You” swoops past Back Eyed Peas to the top of the ARIA Singles Chart this week. Ronan Keating continues his domination of the ARIA Album Chart as “Songs For My Mother” stays at number one for a third consecutive week, holding out Andre Rieu who debuts at #2 with “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. Black Eyed Peas takes over top spot on the ARIA Digital Track Chart with “Boom Boom Pow”, with the physical release of this single imminent.
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