Nathan Jolly

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Frontier are bringing Paul McCartney to Australia and NZ

Frontier have as much as announced a tour of Australia and New Zealand by Sir Paul McCartney: ex-Wings bassist, and co-writer of the 1989 Elvis...

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Lorde looks likely to score her first number one album in America

Billboard pundits predict that Lorde is on track to score her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this weekend. The industry magazine forecasts...

Radio ratings: FOX FM on top in Melbourne again; smoothFM rules Sydney

Today’s radio ratings saw Fox FM jump to the top in Melbourne again, while smoothFM holds onto its dominance in Sydney. Kyle and Jackie’s O’s...

ARIA announce their new Music Teacher Of The Year award

ARIA are introducing a new award at this year’s event, and it’s one that even Flume won’t win – the ARIA Music Teacher of the...

Fanning, Frenzal, and a little band called The Beatles to storm the ARIA Charts

Two Aussie acts from quite different ends of the musical spectrum will be competing against Ed Sheeran for #1 on next week’s ARIA Albums chart:...

Unisounds band comp offers $100,000 package, with entries extended ’til August

When I went to Newcastle University back in the day, the bands who advanced through the local heats of the National Campus Band Competition needed...

Guns N’ Roses’ Greatest Hits has been on the U.S. charts for 400 weeks

Guns N’ Roses notched up an impressive record this week, with their Greatest Hits collection’s latest appearance on the Billboard 200 albums chart being the...

James Corden won’t be hosting the Carpool Karaoke spin-off series

James Corden’s segment Carpool Karaoke will be spun off into a weekly show, to be hosted on Apple Music from August 8. Apple promises “many...

Harry Styles on Adult Alternative radio? It’s a sign of the times

When boy bands splinter, there’s only ever room for one breakout star. For N*SYNC, it was Justin Timberlake. Take That spawned Robbie Williams. Wham =...

Need Ed Sheeran knocked from number one? Call in The Beatles

It was fifty years ago today (well, this week) when Sgt. Pepper first taught the band to play, with The Beatles’ dizzying 1967 opus being...

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How Hanson carved out the perfect indie career after MMMBop

Of all the ’90s bands you’d have thought might spin a somewhat unexpected radio hit into a two decade-strong indie career, Hanson would sit just...

Hit songwriter sues Suge Knight for taking financial advantage of his drug addiction

In 2006, Scott Storch had a string of hit records to his name, $70 million in the band, and a niggling cocaine addiction. By 2015...

BMG are “investing heavily in Swedish/Australian creative exchanges”

There appears to be a love affair brewing between Australian artists and Swedish songwriting and production teams of late, and BMG plan to be at...

Police slammed for needless Club 77 drug raid, which resulted in zero arrests

Club 77 was the target of what has been slammed as a pointless raid on Saturday morning, as roughly 15 NSW Police saw fit to...

Bluesfest tops Billboard’s Boxscore list, beating Bruno Mars and Billy Joel

Bluesfest Byron Bay has topped Billboard’s Boxscore list, after grossing just shy of US$10M for the five-day festival. The Australian festival trounced big O2 arena...

APRA AMCOS CEO Brett Cottle to step down from the role

The APRA and AMCOS Boards have announced that long-standing CEO Brett Cottle will step down from the role in June 2018. APRA Chair, Jenny Morris,...

Pandora’s chief executive and co-founder Tim Westergren

Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren to reportedly step down

If unsubstantiated reports today prove correct, Pandora’s CEO and co-founder Tim Westergren plans to step down from his role at the company very soon. Recode...

Flume lands at #6 on Billboard’s EDM Power Players list

Flume has landed at number 6 on Billboard’s 4th Annual Power Players List: Best DJs & Dance Execs of 2017. Billboard’s “annual list of DJ-producers,...

Universal Music Group gifts $500,000 to Manchester victims

Universal Music Group provided the bulk of the talent at yesterday evening’s One Love Manchester benefit show, which has (so far) raised over $9M for...

Win a complete single package with the AMW/301 Music Prize

On top of this morning’s announcement of over 30 international and local artists slated to appear at this year’s event, Australian Music Week have also...