1. Australia's Record Biz Recedes in 2014, Subscription Services Surge Ahead

    January 23, 2015 3:56 AM EST Australia's record biz has paid a heavy price for the erosion in demand for physical product and, to a lesser extent, downloads.  New wholesale figures published by trade body ARIA reveal the recorded music market contracted by close to double-digits in 2014, though streaming and…

  2. Vance Joy, Sia, Lorde Win Big At APRA Awards

    June 23, 2014 11:19 PM EDT Vance Joy, Sia Furler, Lorde and Birds of Tokyo were among the big winners at the annual APRA Awards, held Monday night at Brisbane City Hall. Melbourne-born singer-songwriter Vance Joy (real name James Keogh) took out the coveted song of the year and pop work of the categories for his…

  3. Moby Preps Release of 'Destroyed' Album/Photo Book

    April 20, 2011 7:00 AM EDT When he hit the road in 2010, Moby assigned himself two projects -- "One to write music while on tour," he tells Billboard.com, "and project two was to bring my camera along and document the strangeness of touring." The result of both efforts come to light on May 17 when…

  4. Chart Beat Chat

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Leona Lewis, artist's nationalities, Spice Girls and more! LOVING LEONA Hi Fred, I wrote to you back in February regarding Leona Lewis and her new single "Bleeding Love." I asked how she was progressing on the Billboard charts. I see that "…

  5. Who Needs Love

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Want to escape new-millennium stress and be transported back to the mellow, club-crawling grooves of the '70s? Pop in this glorious musical time machine. Want to escape new-millennium stress and be transported back to the mellow, club-crawling grooves of the '70s? Pop in this…