Nathan Jolly

All posts by Nathan Jolly

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...

So Fresh - Winter 2017 cover

Seven compilations actually outsold this week’s #2 album in Australia

Ed Sheeran’s album Divide has spent 19 non-consecutive weeks at the top of the ARIA Albums chart, which is no surprise in a nation where...

pentakill

A band that doesn’t actually exist topped the iTunes Metal chart

Fans of online battle game League Of Legends have propelled a non-existent band to the top of the iTunes metal chart. Pentakill features characters from...

Madison Sqaure Garden

Venue wars between Live Nation and AEG get even dirtier

Things are getting heated in the venue war that has engulfed AEG and Live Nation over the past few years. AEG have now initiated a...

dolby logo headphones

Dolby want to bring immersive sound to the clubbing and concert experience

Dolby Atmos is the company’s flagship product: an immersive surround-sound experience that has elevated the theatrical experience for movie-goers to the point that I’m pretty...

radio old photo vintage wireless

Triple J enjoy unseasonably good ratings this quarter

The second quarter radio ratings period is not traditionally a time of growth for triple j, who usually find their ratings level out after the...

Speakers announced for free SXSW meet ‘n’ greets in Sydney and Melbourne

Eight speakers with over 50 years of combined SXSW history have today been announced for the annual SXSW Meet ā€™nā€™ Greets: at the newly-refurbished Lansdowne...

lorde melodrama era pink background

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...

the wiggles 2017

The Wiggles sign big U.S. TV deal, bringing them to over 58 million homes

The Wiggles continue to be Australia’s biggest rock and roll export, as they sign a deal with NBC Universal which will see their TV content...

The Church's Steve Kilbey

Golden Robot Entertainment sign international distro deals

Golden Robot Entertainment, the umbrella company for Social Family Records and Golden Robot Records, have inked two separate international physical distribution deals: with Germany’s Soulfood...

soundcloud

SoundCloud slash 40% of staff, and shut London and San Fran offices

SoundCloud have made drastic cost-cutting measures, cutting 173 staff members, and closing its offices in London and San Francisco, with plans to operate between NYC...

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...

Dan Sultan

New ‘Anatomy of an Album’ live series goes into the creation of a record

APRA AMCOS has launched Anatomy of an Album, a series of free live talks around the country in which the songwriters and producers of some...

hanson Taylor 2017 landscape grey background

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...

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...

ticket bot

NSW Government moves to outlaw ticket bots

Fair Trading Minister Matt Kean has vowed to halt the use of technology in ticket scalping, outlining plans to ban the use of automated bots...

rob farnham - Rival Fire

Holy Farnesy! Farnesy’s son Rob signs to Sony

Rob Farnham, the son of John Farnham, has signed a deal with Sony Music for his band Rival Fire, with a debut album out this...

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:...

Beyonce live 2017 formation tour

The highest paid musicians make 75% of their money from touring now

Billboard’s annual Money Makers list has revealed just how vital live touring is to a top tier musician’s income. The latest figures show that over...

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...