Albert Music

  1. 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 ...

  2. BMG Rights Management To Launch In Australia

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management's rapid expansion continues: the Berlin-based company will launch an Australian operation in early 2011. Tim Prescott, former CEO of Albert Music and a long-time BMG executive, is assisting BMG Rights Management with fur ...

  3. AC/DC, Temper Trap Win APRA Awards

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Breakthrough Australian acts the Temper Trap and Empire of the Sun joined veteran rockers AC/DC on the winners' podium at the APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) Awards in Sydney. AC/DC's "Rock 'N Roll Train" ...

  4. Albert Music Revamps International Publishing Network

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Albert Music, the Australian music publisher that represents the catalog of AC/DC, among others, has realigned its international sub-publishing network, including a new deal with Universal. The Sydney-based music firm has established a raft of new ...

  5. Australian Copyright Tribunal Ponders Download Rate

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australia's Copyright Tribunal has begun its deliberations over the country's digital download royalty rate for authors rights. The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and the society's sister organization AMCOS (Austra ...

  6. Australian Live Biz Building Asia, Africa Touring Circuit

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A touring circuit bridging Australia with Asia and Southern Africa is under construction and should be in full working order within the next decade. That was the defining message of One Movement For Music, a new three-day music industry conference ...

  7. Living End's Chris Cheney Takes APRA Honor

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Living End's frontman Chris Cheney took out song of the year at the APRA Music Awards in Melbourne, scoring the coveted title for his Australian alternative rock band's 2008 hit "White Noise." Cheney was as surprised as any ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Sony, Albert Re-Up Licensing Arrangement

    December 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Albert Music, the Aussie label home to AC/DC, has renewed its exclusive licensing deal with Sony Music Entertainment Australia. The new long-term arrangement covers all Albert Music catalog, digital content and future CD and DVD releases in Austra ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Rinaldi Joins Albert Music

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Damian Rinaldi will join iconic Aussie indie Albert Music next week as head of legal and business affairs. Rinaldi recently returned to Australia after a stint in London as VP of legal and business affairs at Sony BMG Music Entertainment. In 2000 ...

  14. ARIA Lauds Aussie Chart-toppers

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) has honored 13 domestic acts at its ARIA Number One Chart Awards for reaching the top spot between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 2007 on ARIA's weekly singles, album or music DVD charts. Australian ar ...

  15. Aussie Firm Albert Acquires Origin

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based Albert Music, best-known as the Australian home of AC/DC and the Harry Vanda-George Young writing team, has bought two divisions of publisher ORiGiN. These include the ten-year-old Sydney firm's copyright administration company O ...

  16. Prescott Named CEO Of Australia's Albert Music

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Industry veteran Tim Prescott has appointed chief executive officer of Sydney-based independent Albert Music. He takes over his newly-created role mid-July, overseeing the company's recording, publishing, studio and overseas operations. Alber ...