ARIA

  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. Australia's Creative Industries Launch Digital Content Guide

    August 07, 2014 2:29 AM EDT Australia’s creative industries have banded together to launch a consumers’ guide which takes the trouble out of locating legal online entertainment. The Digital Content Guide, which launched earlier this week, is funded by collecting society  APR ...

  3. Australia’s Record Biz Suffers Double-Digit Drop In Digital ‘Transition’ Year

    February 27, 2014 8:00 AM EST Australia’s recorded music market suffered a double-digit slump in 2013 as digital finally replaced the CD as the top format, new data reveals.  Annual recorded music revenue in 2013 declined by 11.6% to Australian $351.6 million ($313 million), a ...

  4. Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Rises To No. 1 in Australia Following Sales Chart Error

    June 24, 2013 5:36 AM EDT Kanye West’s “Yeezus” has enjoyed some divine intervention Down Under. The rapper’s sixth studio album has been promoted from 2-1 after charts-compiler ARIA admitted a “data error” had rendered the initial sales chart inaccurate. “Yeezus” (DEF/U ...

  5. Denis Handlin, Sony Music Australia CEO, To Also Oversee China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Middle East

    September 01, 2011 6:31 PM EDT Sony Music Australia's longtime chief Denis Handlin is adding more responsibilities to an already busy domestic and international brief, Billboard.biz can reveal. In addition to Handlin's current duties as chairman and CEO of Sony Music& ...

  6. Sabiene Heindl, Head of Australia's Music Piracy Investigations, Stepping Down

    June 24, 2011 1:34 PM EDT Sabiene Heindl is leaving Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI) unit this September to take duties as senior stakeholder advisor at NBN Co, the firm overseeing construction of the Australian government's proposed $44 bi ...

  7. Charles Caldas, Merlin CEO Guest Post: A Gaping Hole in the Clouds -- Indies

    June 03, 2011 11:30 AM EDT (Charles Caldas is CEO of Merlin , a global rights body for independent labels. He was formerly the CEO of Shock Records before starting Merlin in 2007. He has also been on the boards of ARIA, AIR and WIN) Services that are serious about providing ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Appeal Commences In Australian ISP Copyright Case

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has commenced appeal proceedings against a February court decision that found Australian ISP iiNet not guilty of infringing copyright laws. In 2008, a group of 34 TV/film studios and broadc ...

  11. Australian Music Market Up 4.8% In 2009

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST The record business down under is on the ascent. Full-year 2009 trade figures issued today (Feb. 3) by labels body ARIA show a 4.8% gain in wholesale revenue to $446.1 million Australian ($395 million), powered by a booming digital music sector an ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. MySpace Music Launches Down Under

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MySpace Music has arrived down under. News Corp has flicked the switch on its digital music platform in Australia and New Zealand, in what the media giant anticipates will be a global roll out. The social music service is a music-lover's one- ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. ARIA Honors No. 1 Acts Down Under

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The new brigade of Aussie artists were on song today (May 13), when labels body ARIA presented its seventh annual No. 1 Chart Awards at Doltone House in Sydney. ARIA's ceremony celebrated those domestic acts who topped the national singles, a ...

  17. Double Digit Physical Sales Decline Down Under

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Monster hit album releases from Pink, Kings Of Leon, AC/DC and Andre Rieu weren't enough to stem a double digit physical sales decline down under last year, according to official figures published today (March 11) by labels body ARIA. But the ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Aussie Hall Of Famers Inducted

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alt-rockers the Triffids and veteran performer Rolf Harris were among six acts inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame on Tuesday night. The Triffids, who split in 1990, have been rediscovered by a new generation. ...

  20. ARIA, MTV, Cut Pay-TV Deal

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) has granted MTV Networks Australia exclusive pay-TV rights to its key events and properties. MTV will immediately start building programs and competitions around the weekly Motorola ARIA Chart, ...

  21. Aussie Acts Make Chart History

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Two Aussie acts made Australian chart history this week. Hilltop Hoods became the first domestic hip hop act to reach the top spot of the ARIA albums chart when their fourth set "The Hard Road" (Obese Aussie acts Hilltop Hoods and Youth ...

  22. Handlin Re-Elected As ARIA Chair

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Denis Handlin has been re-elected for a record eighth term as chair of the Australian Recording Industry Assn. board, Billboard.biz has learned. Denis Handlin has been re-elected for a record eighth term as chair of the Australian Recording Indust ...