Australian Independent Record Labels Association

  1. Nick O’Byrne Exiting From Australia’s Indies Trade Body AIR

    June 06, 2014 2:32 AM EDT Nick O’Byrne has resigned as GM of the Australian Independent Record Labels Association to focus on his myriad other music industry projects. A tireless campaigner for the indie sector, the Melbourne-based exec took on duties running AIR’s day-t ...

  2. Universal Music-EMI Deal Approved By Australian Regulators With No Divestments

    September 19, 2012 6:18 AM EDT Australia's competition and consumer commission t he ACCC has given the thumbs-up to Universal Music's planned purchase of EMI Music. With its green-light in this region, Universal Music's tie-up with EMI strides one step closer to ...

  3. Jezebels Big Winners At Australia's Independent Music Awards

    October 13, 2011 10:13 AM EDT Fast rising alternative-rock act The Jezabels were the big winners Wednesday night at Australia's Independent Music Awards in Melbourne, where they rang up two victories. The four-piece received gongs for best independent artist and best inde ...

  4. Drones Win 2 At AIR Awards

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Melbourne alternative rock act the Drones took out two main categories at the Jagermeister AIR Awards in their hometown Sunday night (Nov. 22), winning the independent artist of the year and best independent album honors. The fourth annual awards ...

  5. Merlin Disenchanted With MySpace Down Under

    October 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The independent music community's digital rights agency Merlin has slammed what it calls the "downright arrogant" approach of MySpace Music for launching in Australia without a licensing deal covering its members. News Corp's M ...

  6. Australia's AIR CEO To Exit

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Stu Watters, CEO of Australia's independent music companies' trade association AIR, will exit next month after five years in the post, Billboard.biz understands. Watters is believed to be pursing a new career outside the music industry. ...

  7. Jagermeister Sponsors AIR Charts

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) has forged a two-year deal with Jagermeister, which sees the drinks brand partner on the trade body's weekly and monthly sales charts. Through the new agreement, the Suntory-distribut ...

  8. Ad-funded Models Scrutinized At Dot Bleep Conference

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ad-supported digital music models won't save the day for indie labels. But ratcheting-up the dialog with ISPs and carriers may be just the tonic to ensure better rates for content, attendees at AIR's inaugural Dot Bleep digital and mobil ...

  9. Performers Line-Up For AIR Awards

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rising star Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, alternative rock act the Drones and folk-rock singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright are among the artists confirmed to perform at the 2008 AIR Awards, to be held Nov. 24 at Melbourne's Corner Hotel. Othe ...

  10. 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� ...

  11. Sneaky Sound System Win AIR Awards Double

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Australia's Sneaky Sound System took out two honors at the second annual Jagermeister AIR independent music awards, held in Melbourne tonight. The Sydney-based electro/dance trio, who led the nominations tally with six, took off with the best ...

  12. Sneaky Sound System Heads AIR Awards Nominations

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based dance trio Sneaky Sound System has gained six nominations for the Australian independent sector's second AIR awards, due to be held Dec. 10 in Melbourne. The event is organized by the Australian Independent Record Labels Associat ...

  13. IODA Unveils Aussie Office During Indie Summit

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT San Francisco-based digital distribution, marketing and technology company Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) will open an office in Sydney on Oct. 15. Its managing director will be Nathan McLay, head of digital at Inertia Distributio ...

  14. Aussie AIR Travels South

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Independent Record Labels Association is relocating its Brisbane headquarters of three years to Melbourne, effective Sept. 3. "It's a strategic decision by the board to be where the indie power brokers are," AIR chief ...