Lars Brandle

International Correspondent

Lars Brandle is the Australia correspondent for Billboard. Lars was the longtime global news editor based in Billboard's former London bureau, and he has spoken at conferences around the world, including MIDEM in Cannes, the Amsterdam Dance Event and the ARIA Masterclass inSydney.

Cooperative Music Launches in Australia

Cooperative Music Lures Spunk Records From EMI

Australian hipster label Spunk, with a roster that includes My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire, Spoon and Sufjan Stevens, has left the EMI stable to strike a worldwide deal with Cooperative Music.
Phillip Phillips Storms Hot 100's Top 10, Gotye Has Year's Longest-Running No. 1

Kobalt Music Group Signs Gotye To Publishing Deal

Kobalt Music Group has added another marquee name to its roster with the signing of smoking-hot Australian artist Gotye to a worldwide music publishing deal. The new pact, inked by Kobalt Music Publishing Australia, does not cover Australia and New Zealand, where independent music firm Alberts represents the artist’s catalog.
Phillip Phillips Storms Hot 100's Top 10, Gotye Has Year's Longest-Running No. 1

Gotye Wins Australia's Hottest 100 Poll

Belgian-born singer Gotye runs away with Triple J's Hottest 100 award on the back of his massive single "Somebody That I Used To Know (Feat. Kimbra)," and the singer plans to extend his reach to Europe and America.
Indie Music Biz Gathers @MIDEM To Create Global Manifesto

Indie Music Biz Gathers @MIDEM To Create Global Manifesto

Leaders of the independent music community gathered at MIDEM this week to hammer-out the first global manifesto, a 10-point blueprint which is hoped could pave the path to a better future for the indie sector. The overarching theme of the manifesto, explains AIM chair Alison Wenham, is that “we want to be treated fairly. It’s about equitable and fair treatment for artists.”

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