1. Sheppard, Sia, 5 Seconds Of Summer Top APRA Awards Nominations

    February 26, 2015 2:42 AM EST With four nominations, newcomer pop group Sheppard is the best-placed act heading into the 2015 APRA Music Awards. The Brisbane six-piece will face stiff competition from Sia and co-writer Jesse Shatkin , pop-punk boyband 5 Seconds of Summer and rock 'n' roller Dan Sultan , all…

  2. Watch Keith Urban & Jimmy Barnes Cover ‘Good Times’

    September 03, 2014 2:11 AM EDT Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes can do pretty well as he wants in his homeland. So, when it came to recording his 15th studio album, 30:30 Hindsight , he decided to share the love -- and the spotlight -- with some of Australia’s biggest stars of the last 20 years.  The likes of Keith Urban ,…

  3. Vance Joy, Birds of Tokyo Top APRA Awards Nominations

    May 29, 2014 7:06 AM EDT With four nods each, Vance Joy and Birds of Tokyo lead the nominations for this year’s APRA Music Awards. Vance Joy (real name James Keogh) is up for breakthrough songwriter of the year, and his international hit “Riptide” is in the hunt for most played Australian work, pop work of the year,…

  4. Splendour in the Grass 2013: Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, The National Confirmed

    April 24, 2013 3:43 AM EDT Australia’s hugely popular mid-year Splendour in the Grass festival today revealed a line-up with something for every indie music fan – a bill that includes Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean, the National, Of Monsters and Men, TV on the Radio and James Blake. The July 26 –…

  5. Crowded House Stars As Live Earth Begins In Sydney

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first of the Live Earth climate change concerts in Sydney began today (July 7) with an emotional welcome by a traditional Aboriginal troupe painted in white and waving eucalyptus leaves, and ended The first of the Live Earth climate change concerts in Sydney began today (July 7) with an…

  6. Debut Winners Dominate ARIA Awards

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wolfmother smashed its equipment, Silverchair played a Midnight Oil song as the veteran act was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame after a video message from U2's Bono, Powderfinger's Bernard Fanning Wolfmother smashed its equipment, Silverchair played a Midnight Oil song as the…

  7. Powderfinger Dominates Oz's ARIA Awards

    October 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Powderfinger dominated the 15th annual Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) awards tonight (Oct. 3) with six victories at Sydney's Capitol Theatre. The Universal-signed act took bes Rock band Powderfinger dominated the 15th annual Australian Record Industry Association…

  8. Powderfinger Exports Its Aussie Appeal Stateside

    June 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Austrailian rock act Powderfinger pledges hard work as the means of crossing its homeland success to the U.S. with its latest album, "Odyessy Number Five." On its native ground, rock quintet Powderfinger has earned a slew of awards-including Australian Record Industry Association …