ARIA Music Awards

  1. ARIA Awards Return to Network Ten

    August 11, 2014 4:37 AM EDT The Australian record industry’s flagship ARIA Awards will return to free-to-air broadcaster Network Ten later this year.  The ARIAs come back to its familiar broadcast home following three years with commercial broadcaster Channel Nine -- an arra ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Tame Impala, Flume Clean-Up At The ARIAs

    December 01, 2013 11:49 PM EST Tame Impala and Flume were the big winners at the 27th ARIA Awards, taking out the bulk of the night’s biggest categories between them. Kevin Parker’s Tame Impala was named best group, and its critically-lauded “Lonerism” (Modular Recordings) won ...

  4. International Stars Get Shirty With Aussies in ARIA Awards Campaign

    November 27, 2013 9:38 PM EST Swapping shirts at the end of the match is a time-honored tradition in some sports. The Aussie music business is taking a slightly different approach to the same theme.   The Australian affiliate of advertising agency Droga5 is behind a multi-medi ...

  5. Air Supply to be Entered Into ARIA Hall of Fame

    October 24, 2013 3:01 AM EDT Australian ‘80s soft-rock hitmakers Air Supply are to be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. The duo of Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell will be inducted during the 27th annual ARIA Awards , which will be held Dec. 1 at Sydney’s The Star Ev ...

  6. 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 & t ...

  7. Gotye, Kimbra, Temper Trap Win Big at ARIA Awards

    November 30, 2012 3:47 PM EST From left: Richard Wilkins and Taylor Swift presenting Gotye with one of his four ARIA Awards 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 ...

  8. Australian Rapper 360 Leads Gotye, The Jezabels In 2012 ARIA Awards Nominations

    October 04, 2012 10:46 AM EDT Australian rapper 360 With six nominations, Australian rapper 360 has his rivals in a spin ahead of the ARIA Awards, to be held Nov. 29 in Sydney. Gotye and Jezabels are a touch behind with five nominations apiece. The Melbourne-born 360 -- otherw ...

  9. Gotye, Kimbra in the Hunt for APRA Awards

    May 03, 2012 7:36 AM EDT Having already conquered the world with their song "Somebody That I Used To Know," Gotye and Kimbra are well set to dominate the 30th annual APRA Awards, to be held May 28 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. Gotye's &# ...

  10. Jezabels Win the Australian Music Prize

    March 09, 2012 6:00 AM EST Four-piece indie pop-rock group the Jezabels on Thursday won the Australian Music Prize for their debut album, "Prisoner" (MGM Distribution), during a ceremony held at the Basement venue in central Sydney. The AMP caps a stunning six mon ...

  11. Kobalt Music Group Signs Gotye To Publishing Deal

    February 08, 2012 7:33 PM EST 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 Billboard Cover Story: How Kobalt is Changing the Future of Music Publishing The new ...

  12. Cover Drive, Ed Sheeran Top U.K. Charts

    January 30, 2012 8:54 AM EST Bajan quartet Cover Drive went straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 29) with "Twilight" (Global Talent/Universal). Ed Sheeran's hit debut album "+" (Asylum/Warner Music) moved back 2-1 for its third ...

  13. Aussies Limp Home In Year-End Charts, Foreign Artists Reign

    January 04, 2012 11:02 AM EST Australia's appreciation for the homegrown is renowned, but judging by year-end sales and airplay data, Australian domestic music lost its appeal in a big way in 2011. No Australian artist appeared in the top-ten airplay charts, according to ...

  14. Boy & Bear Surprise Big Winners at ARIA Awards

    November 28, 2011 12:14 PM EST On a night which saw Kylie Minogue and the Wiggles inducted into Australia's hall of fame, it was newcomers Boy & Bear who proved the surprise big winners Sunday at the 25th annual ARIA Awards. The Sydney folk outfit collected five trophi ...

  15. Jezebels Big Winners At Australia's Independent Music Awards

    October 13, 2011 10:13 AM EDT Fast rising alternative-rock act The Jezabels were the big winners Wednesday night at Australia's Independent Music Awards in Melbourne, where they rang up two victories. The four-piece received gongs for best independent artist and best inde ...

  16. Goyte, Boy & Bear, Drapht Lead Australia's ARIA Award Nominations

    October 12, 2011 12:05 PM EDT With a whopping seven nominations each, Gotye, Boy & Bear, and Drapht are the frontrunners heading up to the Nov. 27 ARIA Awards in Sydney. Despite his smash hit album "Making Mirrors" (Eleven) missing the eligibility timeframe this ...

  17. Australia's AIR, ARIA In Bust-Up Over Date Clash

    October 04, 2011 11:53 AM EDT An unfortunate date-clash could spark a war-of-words between organizers of Australia's flagship ARIA awards and its counterpart, the independent labels association AIR. Today, labels body ARIA announced the nominations event for its 25th annu ...

  18. Australian 2010 Record Market Tumbles

    February 17, 2011 11:09 AM EST Australia's record market in 2010 endured an episode of bloodletting as the value of the business tumbled by 13.9%, according to a just-released reporty by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Digital music product enjoyed st ...

  19. Kasey Chambers Dominates Australia's Jayco Country Music Awards; Graeme Connors' Win Tainted By Error

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST With four trophies, Australian alt-country star Kasey Chambers was the big winner Saturday night at the 39th annual Jayco Country Music Awards, held at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre. Chambers won female artist of the year, her song &q ...

  20. ARIA Awards Artists Get Sales Boost

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The TV ratings were a shocker, but the ARIA Awards still managed to breathe new chart life into recordings from performers and winners on the night. After taking out two of the big trophies at the Nov. 7 industry gala, Angus & Julia Stone have ...

  21. ARIA Awards Gets Revamp But Ratings Dip

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST The rain stayed away, but that didn't save the 2010 ARIA Awards from turning into a damp squib. The likes of Angus and Julia Stone, Dan Sultan and Megan Washington were the big winners, but the flagship Australian industry awards gala endured ...

  22. ARIA, iTunes To Stage Awards Concerts

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian labels body ARIA has teamed with iTunes for a five-night series of concerts and award-presentations in the build-up to this year's flagship ARIA Awards ceremony. For the first time, ARIA has broken-out 16 so-called "genre awar ...

  23. EMI Hires Hit Producer Down Under

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ARIA Award-winning producer and engineer Scott Horscroft will succeed Craig Hawker as VP A&R at EMI Music Australasia, the music company said today (Oct. 12). Sydney-based Horscroft produced the Presets' multi-platinum hit album "Apo ...

  24. Six ARIA Nominations For Sia, Angus & Julia Stone

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With six nominations each, sibling duo Angus and Julia Stone, quirky pop artist Sia, alternative rockers Birds Of Tokyo, pop-soul singer Guy Sebastian and rising singer songwriter Megan Washington are the best-placed artists leading up to the 2010 ...

  25. John Williamson To Enter ARIA Hall Of Fame

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country veteran John Williamson, alternative rockers the Church, pop star-turned TV talent scout Johnny Young, post-punk group the Models and '60s pop band the Loved Ones are this years inductees into the ARIA Hall of Fame. The five acts will ...

  26. ARIA Appoints Denis Handlin Chairman

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Australia's longtime chief Denis Handlin has been appointed chairman of ARIA, Billboard.biz has learned. With the ARIA Awards looming, the trade association has moved quickly to slot Handlin into a role recently abdicated by Ed St ...

  27. Australia's ARIA Awards To Get Makeover

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australia's flagship industry gala, the ARIA Awards, will take center-stage on Nov. 7 as part of a revamped formula designed to win the public over. For the first time in its 24-year history, the gala will be hosted at the Sydney Opera House, ...

  28. ARIA Awards Returns To Network Ten

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australia's annual ARIA Awards will return to Network Ten after the industry gala spent after a single, lackluster year with the rival Nine Network. The free-to-air network today (May 5) said it had taken-on the broadcast rights and signed a ...

  29. ARIA Awards Boost On Australian Charts

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Last Thursday night's (Dec. 3) ARIA Awards in Sydney might have drawn tepid TV ratings, but the show's impact has panned out on this week's Australian sales charts. More than 20 releases from the evening's performers and winner ...

  30. ARIA Awards TV Ratings Drop

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST The TV broadcast of Australia's 2009 ARIA Awards drew lower-than-expected ratings for its first outing with new broadcast partner Channel Nine. While psychedelic alt-rock act Empire of the Sun revelled in the occasion with four awards on the ...

  31. Empire Of The Sun Wins 4 ARIAs

    November 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Empire of the Sun shone brightest at the ARIA Awards in Sydney, where the psychedelic newcomers picked up four awards including best group and the coveted album of the year gong. New Zealand-born pop artist Ladyhawke and veteran rockers AC/DC each ...

  32. Empire Of The Sun Wins Three ARIA Artisan Awards

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Empire Of The Sun had three wins at the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Artisan and Fine Arts awards in Sydney today (Nov. 10). Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore, who make up the Capitol/EMI Music Australia dance act, took best prod ...

  33. Ladyhawke Label Boss Defends ARIA Nominations

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mounting controversy surrounding the multiple ARIA Award nominations for New Zealand artist Ladyhawke is a beat-up, says the executive who signed the rising global star. In an interview with Billboard.biz, Modular Recordings managing director Stev ...

  34. Australian Idol Star Leads ARIA Nominations

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping "Australian Idol" alumni Jessica Mauboy, New Zealand-born rising star Ladyhawke and psychedelic electro-pop outfit Empire of the Sun shine bright on the list of contenders for this year's ARIA Awards, organizers reveal ...

  35. Robbie Williams' ARIA Performance Confirmed

    September 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British pop giant Robbie Williams will make his long-awaited return to Australia when he performs at the 2009 ARIA Awards in Sydney on Nov. 26. Williams will perform new single "Bodies" on the night, lifted from his forthcoming EMI Music ...

  36. ARIA To Honor Dingoes, Mental As Anything

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alternative Australian rock acts Mental As Anything and the Dingoes, indigenous troubadour Kev Carmody, and pop singers Little Pattie and John Paul Young are to inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame during an Aug. 27 ceremony at Melbourne's For ...

  37. ARIA Partners With Nine Network

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Nine Network has cemented a new partnership with labels body ARIA, which will see the free-to-air station beam this year's ARIA Awards, the ARIA Hall of Fame gala and a new chart countdown show. Nine succeeds Channel 10 as br ...

  38. Cut Copy, Presets Make AMP Shortlist

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Cut Copy's breakthrough sophomore album "In Ghost Colours" and labelmates Presets' rampaging album "Apocalypso" have both landed on the shortlist for the 2008 Australian Music Prize, due to be presented March 13. The ...

  39. Yunupingu, Hines Take Australia Day Honors

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and Marcia Hines are among a handful of musicians and singers recognized in the government's official Australia Day awards. Yunupingu, the ARIA Award-winning, blind indigenous artist from Elcho Island, near Darwin, ...

  40. New Deal, Buzz Surrounds Something For Kate

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Australia has high hopes of delivering a smash hit with its new signing Paul Dempsey, and the frontman's multi-platinum selling alternative rock group Something for Kate. EMI recently snapped up Something for Kate, a hugely popular ...

  41. Kings Of Leon Rule Down Under

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kings Of Leon's fourth studio album "Only By The Night" (Sony) was the best-selling album of the year just ended Down Under, according to the Australian Recording Industry Association. "Only By The Night" enjoyed a four-we ...

  42. Presets Win Triple J Award

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Australian electronic duo the Presets' all-conquering sophomore set "Apocalypso" (Modular/Universal Music Australia) has capped off the awards season with another pair of gongs, taking out top honors over the weekend at the 2008 J A ...

  43. Warner Vet Ikin Dies

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Peter Ikin, a former high-ranking Warner Music International executive who was one of the chief architects of the major's Australian business, has died at the age of 62 from a suspected heart attack. The Warner stalwart's passing has sen ...

  44. John Williamson Up For Six Golden Guitars

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Veteran John Williamson and the ARIA-winning husband and wife team Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson are among the best-placed nominees leading in to the 37th CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia, details for which were revealed today (Nov. 12) ...

  45. Exhibition To Celebrate Aussie Hall Of Famers

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Inductees into the Australian Record Industry Association's Hall Of Fame will now have somewhere to show off their legacy. Through an initiative between labels body ARIA and Melbourne's Arts Centre, Australia's all-time-great musici ...

  46. ARIA Awards Keep On Giving

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The recent ARIA Awards has contributed to knock-on sales spikes for a whole raft of performers and winners. Albums by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, the Presets and Gabriella Cilmi are among the chief beneficiaries of the televised Oct. 19 industry ...

  47. AIR Nominations Revealed

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, one of Australia's hottest music properties, should add to his bulging trophy cabinet with victory at the upcoming AIR Awards, at which he has three nominations. Yunupingu is up for best independent album for &quo ...

  48. Cilmi Hits ARIAs For Six

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There was much that was sweet about Gabriella Cilmi during the 2008 ARIA Awards in Sydney, where the Aussie newcomer won all six categories for which she was nominated. Cilmi collected trophies for best female artist, while her debut "Lessons ...

  49. Operator Please Wins Export Award

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Teenage alternative pop outfit Operator Please won the "special Premier's award" at the Premier of Queensland's Export Awards in Brisbane tonight (Oct. 16), held annually to recognize achievements in trade export for businesses ...

  50. Ben Lee Signs With Dew

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Critically feted Australian singer/songwriter Ben Lee has joined the roster of indie label Dew Process Recordings. Paul Piticco's Brisbane-based Dew Process has inked a three-album deal with Lee covering Australia and New Zealand; New West is ...

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