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Eminem Reveals Cover Artwork For ‘Shady XV’

In true Eminem fashion, the rapper-songwriter has uploaded a 3-second Instagram video revealing the edgy artwork for his upcoming album Shady XV.

In the short but silent clip, Eminem flips a card with a ‘Friday the 13th’ horror- story-esque motif which will work as the cover art for his much-anticipated ‘best of’ record’. The album will be a two-disc set and will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Eminem’s record label, Shady Records.

Lorde Takes The Crown In Billboard’s 21 Under 21 Chart

At the demure age of seventeen, Lorde’s silky sounds have proven triumphant in placing her at the top of the pops in Billboard’s annual 21 Under 21 listing for 2014. Only just beating Australian heartthrobs 5 Seconds of Summer and Justin Bieber to the top spot, Billboard have credited her victory to her ‘consistent demonstrated influence that extends beyond music’, as well as the catchy home-grown vibes of her music.

Martin Garrix Dubbed The Richest Teenager In EDM

He might not be old enough to drink in America, or even attend most dance parties, but Martin Garrix has been dubbed the richest teenager in electronic dance music.

Best known for his track ‘Animals’, which was a top ten hit in more than ten countries, the 18-year-old Dutch DJ has a net worth of $14 million. In comparison, Alesso is valued at $6 million and Spotify’s ‘25 Under 25’ titleholder, Zedd is worth $15 million.

Imogen Heap To Release New Album ‘Sparks’

Imogen Heap… If the name doesn’t ring a bell, then perhaps you remember her 2005 hit ‘Hide And Seek’, a song that became synonymous with the season two finale of The OC where Marissa shot Trey.

This year marks five years since the release of her last album, Ellipse. However, fans of the British singer-songwriter are in for a treat, because it has been revealed that Imogen Heap will release her new album, Sparks exclusively to Australian fans on iTunes this Friday September 5, ahead of a wider release of the album next month.

Nicki Minaj To Possibly Release ‘The Pink Print’ In November

Word on the street is that Nicki Minaj will drop her forthcoming album The Pink Print this November.

According to Billboard, the album is set for release on November 28. Although the tracklist for the album is yet to be confirmed, the ‘Super Bass’ rapper has recently given fans a taste of the album’s flavour, unveiling her catchy Dr Luke produced track ‘Pills N Potions’ and ‘80s-sounding ‘Anaconda’.

Tom Jones And Ed Sheeran To Perform At The 2014 AFL Grand Final

The AFL has unveiled that Welsh crooner Tom Jones and British hit-maker Ed Sheeran will kick off this year’s grand final game at the MCG.

Despite being Aussie football’s day of days, the AFL has decided to look abroad for this year’s musical entertainment. They will also stick to the pre-game performance slot, to avoid an awkward repeat of Meatloaf’s cringe-worthy half-time performance three years ago.

Coldplay Working On New Album And Possible Rihanna Collaboration

They may have only released their sixth studio album in May, however Coldplay front-man Chris Martin has confirmed that album number seven is already in the works, with plans to collaborate with Rihanna.

An Accolade Bigger Than An ARIA Award: Sansa Stark’s Love

It’s been a big couple of years for Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy (real name James Keogh); topping the 2013 Triple J Hottest 100 for the hit single ‘Riptide’, an ARIA nod, and a five-album deal with Atlantic Records. But perhaps at the top of Vance Joy’s list of successes is Sansa Stark’s public declaration of love for the crooner.

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner (better known as the brazen-haired Sansa) showed her affections for the Aussie songwriter this week by tweeting out a few lines of Keogh’s new single ‘Mess is Mine’.

Lili Kendall Conquers The World Winning International Competition “Unsigned Only” 2014.

While most of us spend our last year of high school writing notes, Lili Kendall has been sitting in the back row writing songs. If you haven’t heard the name yet, you’re sure to hear all about it, soon as the teenager’s song “Move“, saw her win the first place at this years Unsigned Only song competition (Teen Category).

Cold War Kids Announce ‘Hold Me Home’ Release Date

California soul rockers Cold War Kids will release their highly-anticipate fifth album Hold Me Home on October 17 through Downtown Records.

Produced by guitarist, and former Modest Mouse member, Dann Gallucci and Lars Stalfors (Funeral Party, Mars Volta), the record is the follow up to last year’s Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. Often striving to make honest songs about the human experience, in orchards, hotel rooms, churches and laundromats, the indie quartet last visited Australian shores in 2013 for Splendour In The Grass.

Broods Release New Album ‘Evergreen’

It has been less that two weeks since dropping their debut album Evergreen, but New Zealand brother-sister duo Broods are already climbing the music charts.

Released on August 22 through Capitol Records, Evergreen is the follow-up to the sibling’s self-titled EP. Currently sitting at No.5 on the ARIA Albums Chart, just below the Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1, Broods’ latest release is reminiscent of London Grammar – dark, dance-y beats and ethereal vocals.

Andrew De Silva Releases New EP ‘Now That I Believe’

Melbourne singer-songwriter Andrew De Silva has released his new six-track EP, Now That I Believe. Best known for his inclusion in the Australian R&B group CDB, Silva rose to prominence after winning the 2012 edition of Australia’s Got Talent.

Overcoming physical obstacles life threw his way, from cancer to a serious stutter, the release marks Silva’s first musical effort as an independent artist. Now That I Believe includes six inspiring tracks that touch on Silva’s faith; a topic that he holds particularly close to his heart.

Interview: 360 Talks New Album ‘Utopia’ & Upcoming National Tour

Utopia by definition is an ideal place or state. So, as the title of 360’s third album, the name seems fitting. He crashed and burned after 2011’s double-platinum Falling & Flying, which ended with the Melbourne rapper spending three weeks in rehab late last year. However, like the phoenix, 360 rose from the ashes, releasing his epic follow-up, Utopia, earlier this year, and announcing the biggest national tour of his career this September.

Review: Hanson At The Enmore Theatre

It’s 1997, and my two sisters and I are watching TV Hits, when three brothers with lustrous locks and angelic voices appear on my television screen. It’s Hanson, and they are singing what will soon be an iconic pop hit of the ‘90s, ‘MMMBop’. We rush into our local Sanity music store and buy their album, Middle Of Nowhere, playing tracks like ‘Where’s The Love’ and ‘Thinking Of You’ religiously on our Discmans, while we argue over which brother (Issac, Taylor or Zac) we will marry…

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