The latest radio ratings have been released and the facts and figures demonstrate some interesting shifts for some of Australia’s most well-known broadcasters.

The third ratings period for the year under new providers GfK, as Radio Info details, shows some major changes for the commercial radio sector. Chiefly, Australian Radio Network’s Pure Gold stations Gold 104 Melbourne and WSFM Sydney have become the top commercial radio stations in their respective capital cities, as Noise 11 reports, which may have something to do with the station’s shift in programming to include ‘hits’ from the 90s.

Meanwhile, the momentum of KIIS 106.5 has stalled with their new breakfast hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie-O (defecting from 2Day Fm) losing the top spot to Pure Gold’s WSFM breakfast slot with Jonesy & Amanda. Rival network Southern Cross Austereo had mixed results, though Triple M showed growth in numbers in all regions, its Today network brought varied gains and losses.

Triple J, which conquered the airwaves in the last ratings period, has lost gains in weekday broadcasting in all cities, but still maintaining steady ratings in Sydney and Adelaide.

View the full ratings numbers, via Radio Info here and a full analysis here.

This Week’s New Tracks On Triple J

#1 Dads – Return To {Ft. Tom Snowdon} [Pieater/Inertia]
Deadmau5 – Seeya {Ft. Colleen D’Agostino} [EMI]
Montaigne – I Am Not An End []
Parquet Courts – Black & White [Rough Trade/Remote Control]
The Preatures – Two Tone Melody [Universal]
Seekae – Test & Recognise [Future Classic]
Thelma Plum – How Much Does Your Love Cost? [Warner]
ZHU – Paradise Awaits [Sony]

Christian Rich – Better To {Ft. DWNTWN} [PIAS/Mushroom]
Die Antwoord – Pitbull Terrier [Zef Records]
Glass Skies – Lemonade []
Shiny Joe Ryan – Whatever Happened To The Space Race? [Spinning Top]

Industry News

Vance Joy & Birds Of Tokyo Lead 2014 APRA Awards Nominations
The full list of nominees for this year’s 2014 APRA Music Awards have been revealed ahead of the ceremony taking place at Brisbane City Hall on Monday 23rd June. Vance Joy has earned four nods, including the coveted Song Of The Year gong for ‘Riptide’, matched by Birds Of Tokyo, who are also up with ‘Lanterns’ among their four nominations. Other nominees include first-timers The Drones, The Preatures, Jagwar Ma, Hiatus Kaiyote, and multiple nominees Sheppard, Bernard Fanning, Bliss N Eso, and many other top-tier Aussie talent across multiple categories. For the full list visit
For nominees bios, images and brand new videos please visit: APRA | AMCOS

Soulfest Upgrades Venue Due To “Overwhelming Demand”
Neo-soul, jazz and hip hop festival Soulfest is launching this October with an inaugural lineup featuring Maxwell, D’Angelo, Mos Def, and more, is moving to a bigger venue in Melbourne following “overwhelming demand” for tickets since going on sale in April. Soulfest will now take place at Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Kings Domain Gardens, moving across the road from Yarra Park. Tickets and info at (via

Melbourne’s Festival Hall To Be Celebrated
The 100 year-plus history of Melbourne live music venue Festival Hall is to be celebrated thanks to promotion from the Victorian State Government. That includes the official naming of Wren Lane, in honour of Festival Hall’s long-serving operators, the Wren Family, while art installations exhibiting images of Nick Cave, AC/DC’s Angus Young, Kylie Minogue, Silverchair’s Daniel Johns, INXS’s Michael Hutchence, and The Pretenders’ Chrissy Amphlett will be splayed across the new Regional Rail Link overlooking the hall. (via The Music Network)

A Day On The Green Expands Into New Region
The popular outdoor concert series A Day On The Green is expanding into the Victorian town of Nagambie this year, with Mitchelton Wines hosting the region’s first A Day On The Green concert this November (lineup and dates to be announced). Promoter Michael Newtown, of promoters Roundhouse Entertainment, says that the addition of Mitchelton Wines “delivers on all fronts” in its addition to the ADOTG roster. (via

New Music Venue Launching In Wollongong
Washed Out is a brand new live music venue and art space opening Wollongong, set to feature emerging local and touring national and international musicians. The venue will also incorporate and promote local arts, design, fashion, and theatre. The official Washed Out launch party takes place this Friday 6th June with Lunatics On Pogosticks, Sea Legs, The Vanns, and SheerKhan on the lineup. (via Washed Out)

Artist Signings

Chugg Music Signs Down With Webster
Canadian band Down With Webster have become the first international signing for Michael Chugg’s record label Chugg Music, joining a roster that includes Sheppard, Lime Cordiale, The Griswolds, and more. The five-piece – who perform a mix of rock, electro, and hip-hop – already have a #1 hit in their native country with ‘One In A Million‘, taken from their Party For Your Life album, which is getting a local release through Chugg Music who are also touring the band Down Under later this year.

Nuclear Blast Signs NAILS
Southern California heavy rock four-piece NAILS are the latest band to ink a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment, for the release of their yet-to-be-titled third studio album. The follow-up to 2013’s Abandon All All Life is set for release in the first quarter of 2015. (via Blabbermouth)

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