Australasian Performing Right Association

  1. 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 ...

  2. Gotye Sweeps APRA Awards

    May 29, 2012 7:43 AM EDT Gotye was the big winner Monday night at the 30th annual Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Awards in Sydney, where he collected a hat-trick of awards including the night's top prize, for song of the year. Gotye, Kimbra in the H ...

  3. Angus & Julia Stone, Jet Big Winners At Australia's APRA Awards

    June 22, 2011 12:42 PM EDT With two major prizes, Angus and Julia Stone were the big winners at the Australasian Performing Right Association(APRA) Awards Sydney Tuesday night (June 21). The awards celebrate composers and songwriters across 12 categories that have achieved ...

  4. APRA's Performance and Broadcast Royalties Up Seven Percent

    June 03, 2011 12:11 PM EDT Performance and broadcast royalties continue to show strong growth Down Under, where the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) this week announced it had distributed a record $71.2 million Australian ($75.9 million) to its members APRA& ...

  5. John Butler Trio Tops APRA Music Award Nominations

    May 27, 2011 11:04 AM EDT With five nominations, John Butler is out in front ahead of Australia's APRA Music Awards, to be held June 21 in Sydney. Established in 1982, the Australasian Performing Right Association's annual ceremony is one of the Australia music i ...

  6. Australian Record Labels' Lawsuit to Increase Radio Royalties to Reach High Court in May

    April 28, 2011 1:43 PM EDT Australian record labels' legal attempt to increase broadcast license fees will reach the country's High Court next month. On May 10, the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) -- the neighboring rights collection society f ...

  7. 'Record Year' For APRA, AMCOS

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Australasian Performing Right Association and its sister rights body the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society have reported a "record year" for the 12 months ending June 30, 2010, with new highs generated in top-line reve ...

  8. Mixed Results For Live Biz Down Under

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australia's live entertainment circuit made more money in 2009, but sold fewer tickets. And the cost of going to concerts continues to rise. That's the low-down of Live Performance Australia's latest "Ticket Attendance and Reve ...

  9. The Naked And Famous Take Silver Scroll

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The chart-topping single "Young Blood" from the Naked and Famous has won the top prize at the New Zealand Silver Scroll Awards. Alisa Xayalith, Thom Powers and Aaron Short from the electronic/alt-rock act won the Silver Scroll, the main ...

  10. 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" ...

  11. NZ Tribunal OKs Royalty Rights Hike

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A long-running dispute over radio royalty rights in New Zealand has finally been resolved, resulting in a hike in rates. Ruling on a case originally brought last year by New Zealand neighboring rights collecting society Phonographic Performances ( ...

  12. Australia’s Indigenous Artists ‘Disenfranchised’

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australia's indigenous artists aren't getting a fair break on radio down under, according to the findings of a new research project. The findings are published in a comprehensive new study entitled "Song Cycles," a joint projec ...

  13. Lawrence Arabia Win Inaugural Taite Music Prize

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Alternative folk band Lawrence Arabia has been crowned the first winner of the Taite Music Prize, New Zealand’s equivalent of the annual U.K. Mercury Prize. The artist’s second album "Chant Darling" (Honorary Bedouin) was named the best ...

  14. Australian Competition Body Challenges APRA System

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's competition watchdog has proposed some sweeping changes to the way the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) licenses music rights. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) wants APRA to streamline its ...

  15. Troy Cassar-Daley Hits Six At Oz Country Awards

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australian singer/songwriter Troy Cassar-Daley was the big winner at the 38th CMAA Country Music Awards, collecting no fewer than six trophies. Organized by the Country Music Assn. of Australia (CMAA), the annual "Golden Guitar" awards g ...

  16. NZ Biz Cautious On Revised Copyright Law

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST The New Zealand music industry has reacted cautiously to revised copyright legislation which offers a 'three warnings' solution to online piracy - but only a limited 'struck out' component. The government unveiled the new-look ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. APRA, AMCOS Revenues Up 3 Per Cent

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Australasian Performing Right Association and its sister rights body the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society today reported "surprisingly strong" financial figures with total combined revenue reaching $210 million Austra ...

  19. Lawrence Arabia, Neil Finn Among Silver Scroll Winners

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lawrence Arabia - aka James Milne - has won the supreme prize at this year's New Zealand Silver Scroll Awards. The Australasian Performing Right Association's (APRA) 44th awards, which honors achievement in Kiwi song-writing, were held l ...

  20. New Zealand Govt Revives Anti-Piracy Law

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Serial copyright offenders in New Zealand could still have their accounts terminated under revised legislation - but only after a lengthy process involving both mediation and an independent tribunal. The government today (July 14) unveiled its rev ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Australasian Societies Sign With RightsFlow

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australasian Performing Right Association and sister organization the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society has struck a digital royalty collecting accord with RightsFlow, the N.Y.-based bulk mechanical licensing, royalty services and a ...

  23. NZ ISP Pulls Out Of File-Sharing Agreement

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Government and the music industry is still hopeful about achieving agreement on contentious New Zealand copyright legislation, even though a leading Internet service provider has effectively vetoed a proposed industry code of conduct. TelstraClear ...

  24. Nokia Launches Comes With Music Down Under

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia's Comes With Music is coming to Australia on March 20. The Finnish mobile handset giant said today (Feb. 25) it will launch its all-you-can-eat mobile music service Down Under with its 5800 XpressMusic touchscreen cell phone, which has ...

  25. New Zealand Govt Delays Internet Piracy Law

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST The New Zealand music industry is cautiously optimistic that new copyright legislation relating to Internet service providers will still be implemented, despite a last minute U-turn by the government. Prime minister John Key announced that the gov ...

  26. New Zealand Set For Web Piracy Mediator

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST New Zealand content owners and Internet service providers are close to an agreement in principle on a voluntary code of conduct covering the implementation of new copyright legislation. An independent mediation service is being touted as the solut ...

  27. Nokia's Unlimited Service Heads Down Under

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia's Comes With Music service should arrive in Australia later this month, following a groundbreaking licensing arrangement struck with the Australasian Performing Right Association and sister organization the Australasian Mechanical Copyr ...

  28. New Boards For APRA, AMCOS

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Composer Nigel Westlake and J. Albert & Son CEO Tim Prescott have been elected to the respective boards of the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and sister society the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners' Society (AMCO ...

  29. APRA-AGSC Screen Awards Handed Out

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Composers Michael Yezerski and Burkhard Dallwitz were among the big winners at the APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards at Sydney's City Recital Hall, where they grabbed two trophies each. Yezerski won best soundtrack album for the Australian featur ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. APRA, AMCOS Revenues Hit All-Time High

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Annual revenue at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and sister society the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners' Society (AMCOS) has surpassed the A$200 million ($123 million) figure for the first time. Solid gains in b ...

  32. APRA's Healey Appointed New NZMC Chair

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Australasian Performing Right Association's Kiwi chief Anthony Healey has been named the new chairman of the state-funded New Zealand Music Commission (NZMC). The commission is financed by the Ministry of Culture & Heritage, with a ma ...

  33. 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. ...

  34. Smellie Moots Aussie Music Day

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Australian music industry suffers from "an appalling lack of leadership" and needs to work with government and the business sector to revive its fortunes, according to Aussie veteran record label executive Michael Smellie. Smellie� ...

  35. Silverchair's Johns Makes APRA History

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Silverchair's guitarist/singer Daniel Johns (Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia) made APRA awards history tonight (Monday) by winning songwriter of the year for the third time. Johns won it in 2003 for his work on Silverchair's epic &qu ...

  36. APRA Lauds Aussie Manager Davies

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran talent manager Roger Davies will be the recipient of this year's Ted Albert award for outstanding services to music at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) awards next month in Sydney. The 56-year old Australian born D ...

  37. Australian Court Fines Music License Dodger

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Magistrates Court has fined two venues and their common director damages of A$355,000 ($331,000) for playing recorded music without obtaining a license from the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). APRA took action after t ...

  38. Garrett Adds Voice To Aussie Song Summit

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Peter Garrett, Australia's federal minister for the environment, heritage and the arts, will deliver the keynote speech at the inaugural Song Summit Sydney on Thursday. The former Midnight Oil singer will discuss "the politics of art&quo ...

  39. O'Donnell Returns For Fourth Term As PPCA Chair

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia's CEO John O'Donnell has been re-elected for a fourth year as chairman of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) board. Also joining the board as licensor representative is Sebastian Chase, founder a ...

  40. Country Singer Kernaghan Named Australian Of The Year

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Multi-platinum country singer Lee Kernaghan was named Australian of the Year in a presentation Jan. 26 during the country's national day of celebrations. The 43-year-old Kernaghan was recognized for his work with drought-ravaged farming commu ...

  41. Fraser Takes NZ's Silver Scroll Award

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rising New Zealand star Brooke Fraser and 1980s rocker Jordan Luck were the big winners at the Australasian Performing Right Association's annual Silver Scroll award ceremony in Auckland last night. The event at Auckland Town Hall last night ...

  42. NZ Launches Hall Of Fame

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New Zealand is to get its own Music Hall of Fame in a joint initiative between the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand and the Australasian Performing Right Association. Modelled on similar industry events around the world, the venture i ...

  43. PNG Songwriters To Receive Royalty Payments

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Songwriters from Papua New Guinea will receive their first local royalty payments thanks to a new license deal struck between the Sydney-based Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and Port Moresby-based radio station PNG FM. APRA' ...

  44. Australian Industry Legend Hely Dies

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Allan Hely, one of the architects of the Australian music industry, died in the early hours of Thursday morning (July 26) from motor neurone disease. He was 80. Hely, one-time financial adviser to Rupert Murdoch, ran the media magnate's Festi ...

  45. Sydney To Host Songwriting Summit

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australia's New South Wales government has committed $500,000 Australian ($440,000) over three years to stage Song Summit Sydney. The summit will consist of a conference, retail exhibition and showcase primarily for songwriters, composers and ...

  46. APRA Wins For Augie March, Wolfmother

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Augie March's guitarist Glenn Richards had a double win at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) awards, held today at the Melbourne Town Hall. APRA's 33,000 voting members chose Richards' "One Crowded Hour" ...

  47. McGlashan Wins APRA Silver Scroll

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Award given for songwriting excellence. New Zealand singer-songwriter Don McGlashan won the Australasian Performing Right Association's (APRA) Silver Scroll last night (Sept. 20) at the Auckland Town Hall. McGlashan, who is published by Nativ ...

  48. Screen Music Awards Move To Melbourne

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australian event promotes screen composers. In its fourth year, Australia's APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards ceremony is moving from Sydney to the BMW Edge Theatre in Melbourne. The awards will be held on Nov. 7. They honor film and television s ...

  49. Nominees Tapped For N.Z. Awards

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Six songs have been nominated for New Zealand's Silver Scroll Awards, to be held Oct. 26 at the Wellington Town Hall. The awards have been held since 1965, usually in Auckland. This is the first time Six songs have been nominated for New Zeal ...

  50. Aussie Indies Reject Push For Blank-Media Levy

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Assn. of Independent Records Labels (AIR) has rejected calls for the implementation of a blank-media tax, which could be used as blanket compensation for copyright owners whose works are b Australia's Assn. of Independent Rec ...

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