1. Fifa Riccobono to Receive Australia's Ted Albert Award

    March 12, 2015 6:05 AM EDT Fifa Riccobono , the first female CEO in Australian music business history, is this year's recipient of the prestigious Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music. The pioneering exec will receive the honor at the 2015 APRA Music Awards, to be held March 24 at…

  2. Lorde, Rick Astley, Skrillex, Gotye & More Appear In Hilarious Australian Video: Watch

    December 17, 2014 1:55 AM EST Lorde , Rick Astley , Skrillex , Steve Aoki , Paul Kelly and  Flume  are among the laundry-list of hip and household-name artists who appear in a hilarious new clip created by Australia’s Triple J radio network.   In the video, Triple J’s weekday breakfast DJs Matt and Alex gather more…

  3. Sia, Chet Faker Win Big at ARIA Awards

    November 26, 2014 10:04 PM EST Sia cleaned-up at Wednesday’s (Nov. 26) ARIA Awards at Sydney’s Star Event Centre, where she took out four categories on what is the Australian record industry’s big night. The singer and songwriter cemented her career-year by snaffling the annual event’s traditional top award, best album,…

  4. Paul Kelly Awarded Doctorate From Australian University

    September 17, 2014 5:37 AM EDT Legendary Australian singer songwriter Paul Kelly has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Adelaide for his contribution to the country’s music culture.  Kelly, who was awarded a Doctor of Arts during a ceremony on Tuesday, was also acknowledged for his "…

  5. Flume Grabs Eight ARIA Award Nominations

    October 15, 2013 4:26 AM EDT With eight nominations, electronic producer and artist Harley Streten -- aka Flume -- is the runaway favorite to sweep the 27th ARIA Awards in Sydney. Tame Impala is close behind with seven nominations, while Birds of Tokyo and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds grab six nods. The Australian…

  6. Flume Wins Four At Australia's Independent Music Awards

    October 09, 2013 10:01 AM EDT With four trophies, electronic music producer Harley Streten -- aka Flume -- was the big winner at Australia’s eighth annual Independent Music Awards on Wednesday night. Flume’s self-titled debut won for best independent album and best independent dance/electronica album. He also went on to…

  7. Avalanches, Eddie Vedder, Neil Finn Contribute To Hunters & Collectors ‘The Crucible’ Tribute

    August 09, 2013 4:30 AM EDT The Avalanches, Eddie Vedder, Neil Finn and Missy Higgins lead an impressive cast of contributors for a new album which pays tribute to the works of veteran Australian pub rock group Hunters & Collectors. The 15-track set “The Crucible” will arrive Down Under on Sept. 27 through…

  8. Neil Finn Leaves Middle Earth, Resumes Work on Solo Album

    December 08, 2012 11:00 AM EST 'The Hobbit' Soundtrack Arrives Dec. 11 ... Finn Says First Solo Album in 12 Years Coming in '13 Having wrapped work on "The Hobbit," Neil Finn has resumed work on his first solo album in 12 years, which he figures will be released in the summer. "I'm in the…

  9. Gotye, Kimbra Win Big at ARIA Awards

    November 30, 2012 4:40 PM EST Gotye, Kimbra and The Temper Trap took the glory Thursday night at the ARIA Awards, between them collecting most of the big honors. The Australian record industry's flagship awards ceremony is a showcase of the Australian success stories over the previous year. Though on this occasion,…

  10. Midnight Oil Returns At Wet Melbourne Bushfire Gig

    March 14, 2009 2:15 PM EDT Unexpected rain and chilly temperatures were no deterrent for the 81,000 fans who turned out today (March 14) for the Sound Relief bushfire benefit concert at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Thousands of ticket holders in the open-air section sheltered under bright plastic ponchos and…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - U2's Bono and the Edge team with Pearl Jam and join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne. The event draws 14 2006 - U2's Bono and the Edge team with Pearl Jam and join Aussie acts Jet, Paul…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST - U2's Bono and the Edge team with Pearl Jam and join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne. The event draws 14 2006 - U2's Bono and the Edge team with Pearl Jam and join Aussie acts Jet, Paul…

  13. Rage, Bjork, Arcade Fire Sign On For Big Day Out

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Arcade Fire will lead the lineup for the 2008 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand. The five-show run begins Jan. 18 in Auckland. Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Arcade Fire will lead the lineup for the 2008 Big Day Out…

  14. 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…

  15. Crowded House, Jack Johnson Lead Aussie Live Earth

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The lineup for the Australian leg of the July 7 Live Earth concerts will feature the reformed Crowded House, Wolfmother, Missy Higgins and Jack Johnson at Sydney's Aussie Stadium, organizers revealed The lineup for the Australian leg of the July 7 Live Earth concerts has been unveiled.…

  16. U2, Pearl Jam Team Up At Aussie Anti-Poverty Show

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2's Bono and the Edge teamed with Pearl Jam to join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne tonight (Nov. 17). Dubbed U2's Bono and the Edge teamed with Pearl Jam to join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly,…

  17. Rose Tattoo's Pete Wells Dies

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of the founders of Australian power blues band Rose Tattoo, died in a Sydney hospital early yesterday morning (March 27). Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of the founders of Australian power blues band Rose Tattoo, died in a Sydney hospital early…

  18. Jet Flys Off With Six ARIAs

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With six awards, rock band Jet was the big winner at the 18th Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) awards, held last night (Oct. 17) at the Sydney Superdome. With six awards, rock band Jet was the big winner at the 18th Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) awards, held last…

  19. 2004 ARIA Awards Nominees

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees and some winners of 2004 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards. "Artisan awards" were announced Sept. 16; "Fine Arts" winners will be announced Oct. 12; remaining awards wil Below are the nominees and some winners of 2004 Australian Recording…

  20. London Fleadh Festival Called Off

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. music-festival and venue promotion giant Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) has pulled the plug on this year's Fleadh Festival in London, citing a dearth of bill-topping acts. U.K. music-festival and venue promotion giant Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) has pulled the plug on this year…

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