ARIA

  1. Australian Inquiry Into Price Hikes for iTunes, Software Propose Geo-Block Ban

    July 30, 2013 2:57 AM EDT An Australian parliamentary inquiry into the high prices of digital music and software Down Under has recommended that consumers find ways to legally bypass geo-blocking technology to find a better deal. A total ban on geo-blocking hasn’t been r ...

  2. Aussie Bits: ARIA's Streaming Chart, Awards Bump; AC/DC Re-Ups With Albert Music

    December 11, 2012 12:44 PM EST Australian Recording Industry Association Launches Streaming Chart Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have made chart history Down Under, their alternative radio hit "Thrift Shop" bowing as the first No. 1 on Australia's new weekly officia ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Vanessa Hutley To Lead Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigations

    September 02, 2011 10:59 AM EDT A former director at Microsoft will lead the Australian music industry's anti-piracy activities. Starting Sept. 12, Vanessa Hutley will start as General Manager of the Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI), where she succeeds the outgoi ...

  5. Australian Copyright Federation Loses Case Against ISP iiNet

    February 25, 2011 1:53 PM EST The Federal Court of Australia today rejected an appeal by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) in its claim that Perth-based Internet service provider iiNet had committed copyright violations. Music companies have been follow ...

  6. Chartfixer Ruffles Aussie Industry Feathers

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A digital media venture which promises to "get any song" into the Australian sales charts for a fee is causing a stir down under. Chartfixer aims to do exactly as its title suggests. Essentially, its model is a cashback system where down ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...