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  1. Sony, Ultra Sign YouTube Launchpad Artist M4SONIC (Exclusive)

    February 26, 2014 2:34 PM EST Things move fast on the social Web, where a bedroom musician in Australia can go from uploading a video on YouTube to signing a contract with a major record label in the space of 18 months. That's what happened to Nick Boundy, a 22-year-old ...

  2. Road Work

    September 13, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Wizards of Oz: After three consecutive sold-out tours in Australia, Boyz II Men ­return to the land of Oz for a nine-date run Âbeginning in Adelaide at the Barton Theatre (Nov. 16) and ending in Sydney at the State Theatre (Nov. 30). Other stops i ...

  3. Chili Peppers, Killers, YYYs, Kaskade Announced For Australia's Big Day Out In Make Or Break Year

    July 16, 2012 1:11 PM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Vampire Weekend are among the acts confirmed to play Australia's festival giant, the Big Day Out, which will next its 21st birthday in six months' time. Others announced today i ...

  4. Bubbling Under: 'Life' Begins for Yuna

    June 22, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Yuna 25-year-old alterna-pop singer Yuna is gaining traction with her dreamy single "Live Your Life," produced by Pharrell Williams. During the June 11-17 tracking week, it was among the top 10 most-played songs on SiriusXM's 20 on ...

  5. Hot Tours: Taylor Swift, George Strait, Cirque Du Soleil

    March 29, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Taylor Swift is at a familiar perch atop Hot Tours with box office grosses reported from the last leg of her Speak Now World Tour that wrapped on March 18 in Auckland, New Zealand. The tour's final leg, a six-city trek through Australia and ...

  6. Big Day Out To Scrap New Zealand Show

    January 17, 2012 3:45 PM EST When the Big Day Out starts this Friday, it'll push off from New Zealand for the very last time Organizers of the touring festival confirmed today via Twitter that the Auckland leg is to be ditched, the end result of a lengthy list of line-up ...

  7. Jay-Z and Kanye West, Dolly Parton, Britney Spears Top 2012 Hot Tours

    January 10, 2012 7:37 AM EST Jay-Z and Kanye West top the first Hot Tours ranking of 2012 with box office grosses reported from their Watch the Throne Tour that played North American markets from October through December. This week's tally includes ticket revenue from ve ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. C3 Presents Forms Partnership With Big Day Out

    January 04, 2012 9:38 AM EST Austin, Texas-based C3 Presents has formed a partnership with the Big Day Out festivals in Australia and New Zealand, C3 partner Charlie Walker told Billboard.biz early this morning. The deal marks a new phase for the venerable Australian festival ...

  10. Kanye West Playing Fewer Dates as Australia's Big Day Out Downscales

    November 14, 2011 1:40 PM EST It's almost three months until the Big Day Out rolls on for another season, but the famous Australasian festival brand has already had an action-packed week. Ken West, newly confirmed as BDO's sole-promoter, has announced that Kanye West ...

  11. Janet Jackson Cancels Shows To Be With Family During Conrad Murray Trial

    October 24, 2011 7:25 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Janet Jackson is rescheduling part of her Australian tour so she can support her family during the trial of the doctor accused of involuntary manslaughter in her brother Michael's death. Dr. Conrad Murray is on trial in Los A ...

  12. Australia's Triple J Radio Launches Unearthed Digital Station

    October 05, 2011 11:30 AM EDT In what has been described as an "historic moment" for Australian music, the influential Triple J radio network flipped the switch yesterday on a second digital station, Triple J Unearthed. The new 24/7 station is dedicated solely to new ...

  13. Australia Live Bits: Danger Mouse's 'Rome' With Jack White, Norah Jones; Elton John; The Cure

    May 11, 2011 11:30 AM EDT EMI Australia is hoping the lure of free coffee will heat up this week's promo launch for the new Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi collaboration, "Rome," featuring Jack White and Norah Jones. The music major will be pouring it on when ...

  14. Steve Prestwich of Cold Chisel Dead at 56

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST Steve Prestwich, founding drummer with Australian rock icons Cold Chisel, died Sunday following surgery to remove a brain tumour. He was 56. As a songwriter, Prestwich penned some of Cold Chisel's best-known works, including "Forever Now ...

  15. Metallica Breaks Arena Record Down Under

    November 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Metallica's 20-date Australasian tour is now history, and the record books prove it. The American metal veterans smashed the ticket sales record at Sydney's Acer Arena, shifting 74,244 tickets over four sell-out dates in September and No ...

  16. Laneway Fest Heads To Singapore

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's Laneway Festival will debut in Asia next year with a date in Singapore. The city-state's historic Fort Canning Park will host the inaugural Laneway Singapore on January 29. Laneway then heads Down Under for a six-date run. Fi ...

  17. Rising Stars Win Big At Australian Indie Awards

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rising stars dominated the fifth annual Australian Independent Music Awards, held Oct. 1 at Melbourne's Forum Theatre, while more established names like Sia went home empty handed. Prior to the awards ceremony taking place, Adelaide-born sing ...

  18. Big Day Out Touring Fest's Line-Up Unveiled

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tool, Rammstein, Iggy and the Stooges, M.I.A and LCD Soundsystem lead a formidable line-up for the 2011 Australasian Big Day Out touring festival, details for which were announced today (Sept. 28). Among the big-name domestic contingent will be Gr ...

  19. Sia Leads Australian Indie Awards Nominations

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations, Sia leads the pack heading into Australia's fifth annual Jagermeister Independent Music Awards, to be held Oct. 1 at Melbourne's Forum Theatre. The Adelaide-born artist is up for best independent artist, her third ...

  20. Sarah McLachlan Taking Lilith Fair Down Under

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Despite a stuttering run in North America, the Lilith Fair tour is heading to Australia. Lilith co-founder Sarah McLachlan will headline the all-female lineup, which will visit these shores in October for a five-date tour. Multiple-ARIA Award nomi ...

  21. We Love Sounds Fest's Perth Leg Nixed

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Australia's We Love Sounds festival trek have dumped the Perth leg from the program due to slack ticket sales. Perth's Supreme Court Gardens was due to host the traveling dance and electronica-oriented show on June 6. But t ...

  22. Metallica Sells Out Australian Dates

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's tour of Australia has sold-out in brisk fashion. Tickets to the American metal veterans' 13-date Australian arena visit went on general sale at 9am this morning. A little more than an hour later, more than 215,000 tickets had ...

  23. Powderfinger Extends Farewell Tour

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian rockers Powderfinger will extend their curtain-call tour after 175,000 tickets sold out in rapid-fire time. Within hours of going on sale last week (April 30), 17 dates were sell-outs on Powderfinger's "Sunsets - The Farewell ...

  24. Pearl Jam Closes Philly Spectrum With Epic Set

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam saved the best -- and rarest -- for last on Saturday night (Oct. 31) at the Wachovia Spectrum in Philadelphia, the final concert that will ever be held at the storied venue. Playing the fourth of four shows this week at the arena, Pearl ...

  25. Promoter Exits V Fest Down Under

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The future of Australia's V Festival is unclear after Australian promoter Michael Coppel Presents (MCP) severed its ties with the annual music event. MCP had worked with Virgin Group on the previous three editions. However, the Melbourne-base ...

  26. Taylor Swift Announces Second Leg Of 'Fearless' Tour

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's Fearless tour -- one of the year's most successful treks and another boost to the teen country star's rising profile -- will be extended through spring 2010, the singer announced today (Oct. 8). The new leg will take ...

  27. Muse, Lily Allen In Australasia's Big Day Out Line-Up

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British alternative rock trio Muse, pop artist Lily Allen and returning local heroes Powderfinger are booked to play the 2010 Big Day Out festival tour of Australasia. Others confirmed by organizers today (Sept. 29) for the line-up include British ...

  28. AC/DC Double-Booking Resolved Down Under

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC's opening homecoming "Black Ice" tour dates next February at Melbourne's Etihad Stadium will go ahead after a double-booking dispute was resolved between the Australian Football League and the venue's operators. The ...

  29. Jackson Dominates U.K., Australian Charts

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's death has sparked an extraordinary sales drive in Australia, while the singer has 49 singles in the top 200 in the U.K. and nine albums in the top 75. The U.K.'s Official Charts Co said that Jackson's combined sale ...

  30. Black Eyed Peas' Tour Heads Down Under

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas will be heading down under for a six-date tour in support of their chart-topping latest album "The E.N.D." (Interscope). Michael Gudinski's Frontier Touring Company will promote the Australasian leg of The E.N.D. Wor ...

  31. NKOTB Cancels Aussie Tour

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Revived U.S. boy band New Kids On The Block has cancelled its August tour of Australia, pinning the blame on the worldwide recession. On a statement on the official NKOTB Web site, band member Donnie Wahlberg posted: "Despite warnings that th ...

  32. Necro Fined For Assault In Australia

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. rapper Necro has been fined $3,000 Australian ($2,400) and ordered to pay court costs for his part in a brawl on the streets of Perth. The Perth Magistrates Court was today (June 5) told the victim's cheekbone was fractured when he was p ...

  33. AC/DC Tour Heads Home

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC are on a highway to home. The veteran Anglo-Australian rockers will return to their roots early next year when their sweeping "Black Ice World Tour" visits a raft of stadiums down under. The Australasian tour is tipped to begin wit ...

  34. Digital Radio Services Revealed Down Under

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With the digital radio revolution just around the corner, commercial media group DMG Radio Australia has unveiled a flavor of some new music channels to come. The broadcaster, which operates the Nova and Vega networks, has added two new digital br ...

  35. Andre Rieu Goes To The Cinema Down Under

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dutch classical crossover superstar Andre Rieu will take the cinecasting route to set up his "You'll Never Walk Alone" CD release Down Under, due May 1. Hoyts' cinema in Moore Park, Sydney, will host a red carpet premiere of Ri ...

  36. Cohen Supports Australian Bushfire Relief

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Veteran Canadian songsmith Leonard Cohen and his Australian touring party have thrown their support behind victims of the deadly bushfires currently raging through the Victorian state of Australia. Cohen and his touring support act Paul Kelly, tog ...

  37. Australian Retailer EzyDVD Goes Into Receivership

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Specialist Australian DVD and entertainment retailer EzyDVD has been placed in receivership after floundering under a pile of debt. The move is roughly equivalent to Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Adelaide, South Australia-based company gen ...

  38. Sick Singer Forces Vines To Cancel Dates

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Australian alternative rock band the Vines has canceled all live appearances for the coming months after frontman Craig Nicholls apparently suffered a mental health relapse. Nicholls, who has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, had a sev ...

  39. Destra Chairman Evans Retiring

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Australian industry veteran John Evans today announced his resignation as chairman of Destra Entertainment, with effect from Feb. 8, 2008. Destra Entertainment - which houses the music and DVD companies of digital content company Destra Corporatio ...

  40. Pink, Kylie Nominated For Oz Helpmann Awards

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pink and Kylie Minogue are among the nominees for the annual Australian Helpmann Awards. Winners will be announced at the ceremony on Aug. 6 at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, and broadcast live on pay-TV channel Foxtel. Pink and Minogue's pro ...

  41. Big Day Out Flag Controversy

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Australia's festival Big Day Out has become embroiled in a controversy over the Australian flag. Its Sydney show is traditionally held on Australia Day (Jan. 26). During the public holiday, citizens usually wave large flags during the all-day ...

  42. Inaugural Aussie/NZ Urban Awards Set For July

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hip hop, R&B and soul acts from Australia and New Zealand get their first Urban Music Awards ceremony, held July 21 at Sydney's Homebush State Sport Centre. Hip hop, R&B and soul acts from Australia and New Zealand get their first ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. U2 To Reschedule 'Vertigo' Dates For November

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The ten final shows of U2's "Vertigo" tour will be rescheduled for November, singer Bono told an Australian TV show tonight (March 13). An official announcement could be made as early as tomorrow, he The ten final shows of U2's ...

  45. U2 To Reschedule 'Vertigo' Dates For November

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bono suggests announcement is imminent. The ten final shows of U2's "Vertigo" tour will be rescheduled for November, singer Bono told an Australian TV show tonight (March 13). An official announcement could be made as early as tomor ...

  46. U2 Postpones Last Ten Dates Of Vertigo Tour

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Family illness cited. U2 has postponed the final 10 dates of its Vertigo '06 tour in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Hawaii. In a statement, promoters the Next Adventure and Michael Coppel Presents jointly blamed it on the illness of an imm ...

  47. Fanning Hit Hottest On Aussie Poll

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The debut solo single of Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanning on Thursday (Jan. 26) topped Australia's most significant radio poll, the Triple J "Hottest 100." Listeners of the national youth radio n The debut solo single of Powder ...

  48. Gunshots End Aussie Dance Awards

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The ninth South Australian Dance Music Awards held yesterday (May 23) in Adelaide had to be abandoned after gatecrashers began a brawl and two gunshots were fired inside the venue. The ninth annual South Australian Dance Music Awards held yesterda ...

  49. West Papuan Artist Rumwaropen Dies

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Agustinus Rumwaropen, frontman and guitarist of pioneering West Papuan rock/reggae outfit the Black Brothers, died of a heart attack last Friday (May 20) in Canberra. He was 52. Agustinus Rumwaropen, frontman and guitarist of pioneering West Papua ...

  50. Aussie Acts Team For Tsunami Benefit

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian music industry has set the first of multiple fund-raising concerts for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunamis for Saturday (Jan. 8). The Australian music industry has set the first of multiple fund-raising concerts for victims of the ...

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