The Veronicas Announce New Single ‘In My Blood’ Out June 10!

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You know that first rush of love, the intoxicating buzz automatically generated by meeting someone special? Pop artisans The Veronicas have freeze-framed that precise moment in their thrilling new single, ‘In My Blood’.

As announced by The Veronicas this morning, ‘In My Blood’ is available for pre-order now ahead of its release on June 10 through Sony Music Entertainment Australia. ‘In My Blood’ marks not only the first taste of The Veronicas upcoming fourth studio album, but is also the first song they wrote for it.

“It’s that elated, euphoric feeling of love at first sight. Love and adrenalin are rushing through your blood. It’s like a chemical injection. You’ve instantly connected with someone. You’re knocked out by this person.” – Jessica & Lisa Origliasso ‘In My Blood’ see The Veronicas once again teaming up with Australian song-writers and producers David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii of DNA Songs, the team behind their 2014 hit ‘You Ruin Me’.

‘You Ruin Me’ debuted at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart (their second chart topper after ‘Hook Me Up’ in 2007) and sold over 200,000 copies going triple platinum. It became their second UK Top 10 hit (behind ‘Untouched’ in 2009) and went Top 40 on the US Adult Contemporary chart. ‘If You Love Someone’ and ‘Cruel’, also lifted from their platinum self-titled album, followed ‘You Ruin Me’ up the charts, and in 2015 the sisters embarked on their Sanctified headline tour of Australia and the UK.

DARYL BRAITHWAITE’S ‘THE HORSES’ CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY!

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Tomorrow, Thursday May 19th, marks the 25th anniversary that Daryl Braithwaite’s iconic song, ‘The Horses’, reached the #1 position on the ARIA singles chart. This is a remarkable feat for any artist, and ‘The Horses’ uniquely is a song that is still relevant today, as it was then.

‘The Horses’ was written by Rickie Lee Jones and Walter Becker (Steely Dan) and featured New Zealand songstress Margaret Urlich on vocals.

On this significant anniversary, Daryl Braithwaite said, “I would never of thought that 25 years down the track that ‘The Horses’, a song that I heard quite by accident and then recorded, would be liked by so many people for so many different reasons, for this I am eternally grateful. I am sure that Rickie Lee Jones and Walter Becker could never imagine how endearing the song would and has become. My thanks to Sony Music and Simon Hussey and everyone involved with the recording.”

Denis Handlin AM, Chairman and CEO of Australia & New Zealand and President Asia Sony Music Entertainment comments; “Daryl Braithwaite is a true legend of the Australian music Industry. From his early days in Sherbet to his magnificent solo career, Daryl continues to appeal to generations of Australians. His classic song ‘The Horses’ is more popular now than it ever was, twenty five years later.”

The album RISE from which ‘The Horses’ was taken, was the #1 ARIA album of 1991 and is certified 4 x platinum (source: ARIA Charts).

Dami Im Places Second In The Eurovision Song Contest 2016!

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After an incredible performance of ‘Sound Of Silence’ to a packed arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Dami Im placed an impressive second at the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final in front of an estimated worldwide viewing audience of 200 million. Dami Im received a total of 511 points, placing behind winner Ukraine, and in front of Russia in third place with 491 points. The 2016 Eurovision winner was Jamala from Ukraine, who took out the competition with 534 points awarded by the voting juries and viewing public in 42 countries.

Off the back of the competition, ‘Sound Of Silence’ has rocketed to the top of the Australian iTunes Chart and is also making headway around the world. Some of its peak chart positions include #1 in Lithuania and Malta, #2 in Sweden, #3 in Poland and Finland, #5 in Greece and Belgium, top 10 in Russia, Switzerland, Israel, Denmark and the Netherlands, top 20 in Germany, Ireland and Spain, and top 40 in the UK and France.

“Coming second in the Eurovision Song Contest is by far the most amazing achievement for me and for Australia, I will never forget the last two weeks. Congrats to Jamala and Ukraine! You were the deserving winner this year, I’m truly happy for you and wish you all the best! I’m so blessed to have met such wonderful artists from around the world and have made some amazing new friends. I know that everyone worked harder than anyone can imagine and should all be so proud of they achieved. Thank you Europe for inviting Australia to be a part of something so amazing! Thank you to all of those that voted! This is only the beginning, I can’t wait to bring more music to Europe, watch out!” – Dami Im.
Dami Im was not the only successful Australian at the Eurovision Song Contest, with renowned songwriters and producers Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci of DNA Songs walking away as winners of the Eurovision Composer Award. This prestigious award is for best and most original composition as voted by the participating composers in the competition, with 40 out of 42 countries voting for DNA Songs and ‘Sound Of Silence’.

“We are over the moon to be the runner up winner of Eurovision 2016. Dami has made Australia extremely proud! Although we didn’t bring the crown home, we’re humbled to take home the Composer Award for best song of Eurovision 2016! We’ve shown Europe that Australia is a force to be reckoned with.” – Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci, DNA Songs.

Watch Dami’s stunning performance at the Grand Final below:

PETER GARRETT ANNOUNCES HIS DEBUT ALBUM ‘A VERSION OF NOW’!

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After nearly 15 years away from the recording studio, Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett today announces the details of his debut solo album, ’A Version of Now’. The chorus of the opening track ‘Tall Trees’ – really says it all … “I’m back!”

As the singer, songwriter, and former politician explains, this is a particularly personal project and one which initially happened by accident. “As I was finishing my memoir, melodies and lines kept dropping into my head and, big surprise, I ended up writing a few songs. Once these tunes were out in the sunlight I decided I might as well jump into a studio and record what I had along with a few other bits and pieces I’d always liked.“

‘A Version of Now’ will be released on Friday July 15th through Sony Music Entertainment Australia while ’Tall Trees’, the first taste from the album is being released digitally today.
In true Garrett style the nine songs on ‘A Version of Now’ are an uncompromisingly direct set of tunes. They were tracked over just a few weeks last January at Rancom Street studios in Botany (Sydney) with Canadian born musician and acclaimed producer Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, The Drones, Sarah Blasko and more). Mixing happened at Harry Vanda’s Hercules Studios shortly thereafter making for a raw collection of frank and fearless songs.

“I wanted to capture my version of now” says Garrett when asked to explain the album title. “The songs are reflections of turbulent decades on the rack, and the people and things that meant the most to me.”

The core band involved in making the album was Martin Rotsey (Midnight Oil) on guitar with Pete Luscombe (RockWiz, Paul Kelly) on drums and Mark Wilson (Jet) on bass. Heather Shannon (The Jezabels) and Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss) joined in too as did all three of Peter’s daughters – Emily, May and Grace – who sang and played on some of the key tracks. ‘A Version of Now’ takes the listener on a candid remembrance trail; the tone both stridently distinctive and unexpectedly tender, as one of the greatest front men in Australian rock reflects on his motives, his losses and gains and finds his resolve – surprise — utterly unbowed.

This is Peter Garrett as you’ve never heard him. Songs of love, songs of home and sweet memories chafe against songs of relentless resistance with, as ever, a steely eye on a better future.

‘Peter Garrett: A Version of Now (The Full Story)’, premiers exclusively on
MAX at 9:30pm on Tuesday July 12th 2016

GRAMMY WINNING ARTIST, MEGHAN TRAINOR RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘THANK YOU’!

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Grammy® winning artist Meghan Trainor has today released her incredible sophomore album THANK YOU through Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
THANK YOU features 15 tracks including the platinum accredited Top 10 single ‘NO’ and the brand new single ‘Me Too’ – watch the video for ‘Me Too’ released this week here.

Having visited the East Coast of Australia in 2014 and then again in 2015 for her sold out That Bass tour, Meghan is set to return to Australia this June, getting up close and personal with fans and media in support of the THANK YOU album release.

Meghan continues to break records, make history, inspire countless fans, and change the landscape of pop music and culture. She began 2016 by winning Favourite Album for her #1 ARIA and Double Platinum full-length debut, TITLE, at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards and Best New Artist Award at the 2016 Grammy ® Awards. Last year, TITLE not only debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, but it became the First #1 full-length debut from a female solo artist in five years. It also yielded Meghan’s global debut and 7 x Platinum single, ‘All About That Bass’ and the 3 x Platinum single, ‘Like I’m Gonna Lose You’ featuring John Legend, both of which spent 4 weeks at #1 on the ARIA singles chart. TITLE was the #5 most streamed album globally in 2015 and currently has over 900 million streams worldwide. Meghan also has over 2 billion video views on VEVO.

For Meghan Trainor, it all started with ‘All About That Bass’. The song introduced her to the world, and she became a household name in the process. THANK YOU is the next chapter of Meghan’s promising career and is out now.

Delta Goodrem’s New Single ‘Dear Life’ Is Available Now!

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Delta Goodrem releases her highly anticipated 10th single ‘Dear Life’ today, Friday May 6th, through Sony Music Entertainment Australia. The single is the follow up to her #1 single ‘Wings’ and is available for download exclusively on iTunes and streaming on Apple Music for one week. Fans who don’t already have an active Apple Music account can visit apple.com/au/music to sign up for a three month free trial today. There has been huge anticipation amongst fans for the new single which Delta describes as “a letter to life” with #dearlife becoming the #1 trending topic on twitter as news of the new single broke.

In a television first, Delta will be perform ‘Dear Life’ this Sunday May 8 at the 58th TV Week Logie Awards in Melbourne. The lyrics to ‘Dear Life’ have a sense of clarity and truth and a depth that we have come to know of Delta. The song is an open letter to life asking the questions we all often ask and features Delta’s signature soaring vocals delivered with conviction that hits the listener firmly in the heart.

“’Dear Life’ was a lightning bolt song moment – the song came very quickly and took on a life of its own. I felt so connected to it straight away it felt like one of those songs you channel. The song has a positive message, with clarity in its conversation with the listener about things you learn in life, with the chorus raising the questions you ask along the way. I really hear this song as something everyone can relate too and reflect about their own life when they listen.” Delta Goodrem

‘Dear Life’ was written by Delta with Australian co-writers /producers DNA during her hugely successful run in CATS where Goodrem starred as Grizabella.
2016 has seen Delta once again take up position on the coaches chair of The Voice which has received nominations for Best Entertainment Program & Most Outstanding Entertainment Program at this years TV Week Logie Awards. Having achieved multi-platinum-selling status, 8 million records sold worldwide, with nine #1 singles and three #1 albums, 16 top 10 hits, the gifted singer, songwriter, performer and pianist has, for the past 15 years, provided a soundtrack to the lives of a generation of Australian music fans. Before ‘Wings’ hit #1 last year, Delta spoke openly about embracing her past and pushing forward into an artistic future that wasn’t hemmed in by preconceived boundaries. With the release of ‘Dear Life’ and an exciting year ahead, Delta continues to fulfil that promise.

GRAMMY WINNING ARTIST, MEGHAN TRAINOR TO VISIT AUSTRALIA THIS JUNE!

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Sony Music Entertainment Australia is excited to announce that Grammy® winning artist, Meghan Trainor will be returning to Australia for a promotional visit this June!
Having visited the East Coast of Australia in 2014 and then again in 2015 for her sold out That Bass tour, Meghan is returning to her Aussie roots, getting up close and personal with fans and media in support of the THANK YOU album release.

Heralding one of 2016’s most eagerly awaited releases, Meghan Trainor’s first single off THANK YOU, ‘NO’ showed a different side of the singer altogether, illuminating the expanse and confidence inherent in her powerhouse voice while showing off her songwriting prowess. She teamed up with producer Ricky Reed (Jason Derulo, Pitbull, Twenty One Pilots) for the track which has achieved accreditation in Australia. THANK YOU is executive produced by Meghan Trainor and Ricky Reed. Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes now will also receive 6 instant grat tracks, including brand new single ‘ME TOO’ !

Meghan continues to break records, make history, inspire countless fans, and change the landscape of pop music and culture. She began 2016 by winning “Favourite Album” for her #1 ARIA and Double Platinum full-length debut, TITLE, at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards. Last year, TITLE not only bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, but it became the First #1 full-length debut from a female solo artist in five years. It stood out as one of only seven albums to sell over a million copies in 2015. It also yielded Meghan’s global debut and 7 x Platinum single, ‘All About That Bass’ and the 3 x Platinum single, ‘Like I’m Gonna Lose You’ featuring John Legend, both of which spent 4 weeks at #1 on the ARIA singles chart. TITLE was the #5 most streamed album globally in 2015 and currently has over 900 million streams worldwide. Meghan also has over 2 billion video views on VEVO.

For Meghan Trainor, it all started with ‘All About That Bass’. The song introduced her to the world, and she became a household name in the process. A bona fide cultural phenomenon ‘All About That Bass’ spent four weeks at number one on the ARIA album charts & was the longest-running Hot 100 #1 by an Epic Records artist and longest-running Hot 100 #1 by a female artist in 2014. Its influence continued long after its release, scoring “Top Hot 100 Song” and “Top Digital Song” at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards as well as the 2015 ASCAP Pop Music Award for “Most Performed Song.” The breakout hit was nominated for “Song Of the Year” and “Record Of The Year” at the 2015 GRAMMY® Awards. In addition, she received three American Music Awards nominations and three Teen Choice Awards nominations.

ALICIA KEYS ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘IN COMMON’ OUT NOW!

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Today sees the long-awaited return of New York’s finest, the fifteen-time Grammy® Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer, Alicia Keys, who is back with the release of a brand new single ‘In Common, available now across all digital music platforms.

The single is Alicia’s first release in four years, taken from her forthcoming sixth studio album, due out later this summer on RCA Records through Sony Music Entertainment Australia. Written by Alicia Keys, Illangelo, Tayla Parks, Billy Walsh and produced by Illangelo, the longtime Grammy-Award winning producer of The Weeknd, ‘In Common’ is an infectious summer jam, seducing us with its Latin inspired rhythm, which will ignite airwaves and dancefloors across the globe.

“We all have our issues, our challenges,” Alicia explains. “We are all kind of messed up and that’s all right. In fact, that’s what helps us understand each other. To me, that is what’s so beautiful.” Alicia’s upcoming new album reflects her roots in NYC and hip-hop culture while blending her perspective of the raw humanity of the world and who she is today as an activist, woman and artist.

Alicia will perform the song for the first time on NBC’s Saturday Night Live this upcoming Saturday, May 7th. In addition, she will make history with this track on May 28 in Milan, when she will be the first ever musician to open the UEFA Champions League Final – an event watched by hundreds of millions of people around the world. This fall Alicia will appear as a new judge on season 11 of the US hit show The Voice (NBC America).

DAMI IM’S ALBUM ‘CLASSIC CARPENTERS’ DEBUTS AT #1 ON ARIA AUSTRALIAN ALBUM CHART!

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Sony Music Entertainment Australia is pleased to announce that Dami Im’s new album, Classic Carpenters has tonight come in at #3 on the ARIA Album Chart, #1 on the Australian Album Chart and #1 on the Physical Chart. The album showcases the stellar singer range through pop’s past with CLASSIC CARPENTERS a covers album with a twist. Highlights include ‘There’s A Kind Of Hush’, ‘Rainy Days’ and ‘Mondays, Close To You’ and a personal favourite for Dami, ‘A Song For You’. For Dami personally, Karen Carpenter’s resonance as an artist runs deep. Great songs are meant to be sung, and with this album, Dami Im takes us on a journey that encapsulates everything from homage to re-invention; and she does it wonderfully.

As Dami explains, “My intention wasn’t to copy Karen Carpenter’s voice or her tone. Our voices naturally sound so different, so I tried to bring out the joy and the innocence in the songs while trying to sing them as honest and raw as I could as Dami.”

“With this album and through my live performances, I hope to be remembered as the girl who is a real musician at heart who speaks truthfully through her craft.”

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This weekend, Dami will jet off to Europe ahead of her representing Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden, set for broadcast on May 13th on SBS TV.

On Eurovision, Dami said, “I am so thrilled and honoured to be representing Australia at Eurovision this year in Stockholm. I am really excited to be following in the footsteps of Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy who have both graced the Eurovision stage before me. I truly believe that the Australian public and Eurovision fans around the world are going to love the song I will be performing in Sweden. I cannot wait to showcase it to the world and represent Australia to the best of my ability!”

After Guy Sebastian wowed Europe with a top 5 finish as Australia’s first ever Eurovision contestant in 2015, the European Broadcasting Union and Swedish broadcaster SVT have invited Australia back for another dose of Eurovision glitz and glamour and another shot at Eurovision glory.
SBS have selected Dami as the perfect artist to capture Europe’s attention with her unique personal style and show-stopping voice; an artist who is ready to showcase our musical talent to the world.

For more information Head to the SBS Eurovision website http://www.sbs.com.au/programs/eurovision
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Marina Prior & Mark Vincent’s Album ‘Together’ Debuts At #1 On the Australian Album Chart!

Sony Music Entertainment Australia is excited to announce that TOGETHER, the duets album recorded by iconic and premier musical theatre star Marina Prior and Australia’s No.1 tenor Mark Vincent has debuted at #1 on the Australian album chart, #1 on the classical/crossover chart and #8 on the official ARIA chart.

The stunning new album is produced by Australian producer Chong Lim (Delta Goodrem, Kylie Minogue, Olivia Newton-John, Tina Arena, David Campbell) and features new interpretations of the classics and Opera favourites including, ‘Music Of The Night’, ‘I Hate You Then I Love You’ and ‘Amigos Para Sempre’.

Mark fell in love with Marina’s voice at an early age explaining, “I was so excited to work with Marina, I’ve always wanted to work with her… singing together created such a great bond between us and we’ve become great friends. I think that shows in the songs we sing on TOGETHER…there’s an honesty between us.”

“You have to be on the same wavelength,” explains Marina. “You have to be ‘simpatico’ and feel things together. I think that we do that musically, but I also think that we click personally. Music is just an extension of who you are, really. The work has to be true for it to resonate.” Marina Prior, one of Australia’s greatest leading ladies, has performed over twenty leading roles in her musical theatre career, starring in the much-loved The Phantom Of The Opera, Cats, Les Miserables, Guys And Dolls and Mary Poppins. Marina is currently starring as Baroness Schraeder in the Australian tour of The Sound Of Music.

Mark Vincent is a prodigious singing talent, with legions of fans nationwide after winning Australia’s Got Talent at the age of 15. Now 22, Mark has six albums under his belt, with over 500,000 plus sales in Australia alone, making him a multi-platinum artist. He recently starred on stage in the highly acclaimed musical Dirty Dancing and is making a name for himself in Australian opera and musical theatre.

With Mothers Day around the corner, Marina Prior & Mark Vincent’s new album TOGETHER is the perfect gift for Mum’s of all ages. Marina Prior will join Mark Vincent on the road for ‘Two Heavenly Voices – One Magical Evening’, a magical performance of soaring opera arias, musical theatre showstoppers and well-loved popular songs.

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