Australian Recording Industry Assn

  1. Australian Digital Radio Exempted From Domestic Quota

    July 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australia's digital-only radio stations won't be obligated to spin home-grown tunes for the next three years after the broadcast authority granted controversial exemption from the country's domestic content quota system. Despite the ...

  2. Chartfixer Site Shut Down

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A controversial Web-based company which pledged to buy chart positions has shut down. With a dubious business model that promised chart glory in return for five-figure sums of cash, the Australian-based Chartfixer was quickly positioning itself as ...

  3. ARIA Awards TV Ratings Drop

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST The TV broadcast of Australia's 2009 ARIA Awards drew lower-than-expected ratings for its first outing with new broadcast partner Channel Nine. While psychedelic alt-rock act Empire of the Sun revelled in the occasion with four awards on the ...

  4. Chambers, Nicholson Sweep CMAA Awards

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Husband-and-wife team Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson were the big winners at Saturday night's Country Music Awards of Australia (CMAA), where they converted all five of their nominations. The duo's chart-topping album "Rattlin&# ...

  5. Universal Australia Adds Gudinksi's Liberation

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia (UMA) has signed a three-year distribution deal with Michael Gudinski's Liberation Music, part of his Mushroom Group of Companies. The move, effective Oct. 1, essentially gives Universal the largest domestic roster o ...

  6. Australia Prepares For AC/DC Set

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC fans in Australia seem to be overly impatient about waiting seven weeks for the Australian band's first set in eight years. The 15-track "Black Ice" is out Oct. 18 in Australia through Albert Productions/SonyBMG followed by an ...

  7. Sneaky Sound System Tops Aussie Chart

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australian electro-pop trio Sneaky Sound System's sophomore set "2" (Whack/MGM) has debuted at No. 1 on the Motorola Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA) chart. It is the sixth domestic album to top the chart out of 17 chart t ...

  8. Aussie Biz Shrinks Further

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Australian recorded music market shrunk 4.3% in the first six months of this year, according to wholesale figures. The figures for January to June 2008, released Aug. 14 by the Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA), show overall revenues ...

  9. Australian H1 Biz Value Slumps Despite Digital Boost

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Australian music industry fell 13.64% in value in the first half of 2007, despite continuing strong sales of domestic repertoire and digital music. According to Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA) figures released today (Monday), total ...

  10. Aussie Live Earth Gig Revealed

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The line-up for the Australian leg of the July 7 Live Earth concerts has been unveiled. Sydney's Aussie Stadium will feature performances from Crowded House, who reformed this year for a world tour; hard rock trio Wolfmother; Missy Higgins, w ...

  11. Aussie Guitarist Lobby Loyde Dies

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australian guitar hero Lobby Loyde died April 21 in a Melbourne hospital after a two-year battle with lung and brain cancer. The 66-year-old is acknowledged as creating the blueprint of the aggressive "pub rock" guitar style that AC/DC a ...

  12. Handlin Back In ARIA Chair

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Denis Handlin, chairman and CEO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand, was re-elected today as chairman of the Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA) for a record ninth year. The elections took place at ARIA's offices ...

  13. Kernaghan, Cole Shine At Oz Country Awards

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST ABC Music/Warner signings Lee Kernaghan and Beccy Cole were the big winners at the 35th Country Music Awards in Australia's "country capital" of Tamworth, in New South Wales. Organized by the Country Music Assn. of Australia (CMAA), ...

  14. Evermore Tops Aussie Charts

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Through 2006, nine domestic albums and three singles reached No. 1 on the Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA) charts. The trend for Australasian sales trend has continued into the New Year with Sire/Warner act Evermore's single "L ...

  15. Crowded House Confirm Reunion

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Crowded House has confirmed newspaper speculation over the past week that it will reunite for a 12-month world tour this year. Although tour dates are yet to be finalized, the act will appear at April's Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Ca ...

  16. Strong Showing For Local Acts In 2006 Oz Sales

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Australia's biggest-selling singles and albums of 2006 were both from overseas artists - but local acts were still heavily represented in the overall top 100 charts. According to local trade body the Australian Recording Industry Assn., Sandi ...

  17. Brazin Data Returns To Aus Charts

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST After a five-month absence, Sydney-based retailer Brazin Ltd has resumed contributing its sales data to the weekly Motorola Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA) charts, it was revealed today (Dec. 11). Sources tell Billboard.biz that the cou ...

  18. Hilltop Hoods Win At Inaugural AIR Awards

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hip hop trio Hilltop Hoods won two awards at the inaugural Australian Independent Record Labels Assn. chart awards, held Wednesday (Nov. 29) at the Blacket Hotel in Sydney. The South Australia act took out independent artist of the year while its ...

  19. Hilltop Hoods Win At Inaugural AIR Awards

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hip hop trio Hilltop Hoods won two awards at the inaugural Australian Independent Record Labels Assn. chart awards, held Wednesday (Nov. 29) at the Blacket Hotel in Sydney. Hip hop trio Hilltop Hoods won two awards at the inaugural Australian Inde ...

  20. "Australian Idol" Final Pulls 2.2m Viewers

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The grand final of the fourth series of "Australian Idol" on Sunday night (Nov. 26) drew 2.2 million viewers, according to official figures released today (Nov. 28). The program gave free-to-air Ten Network a 32.4% share of viewers for t ...

  21. "Australian Idol" Final Pulls 2.2m Viewers

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The grand final of the fourth series of "Australian Idol" on Sunday night (Nov. 26) drew 2.2 million viewers, according to official figures released today (Nov. 28). The program gave free-to-air Ten N The grand final of the fourth series ...

  22. ARIA Awards Triggers Aussie Chart Action

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Assn. awards, held Oct. 29 in Sydney, has proved both a ratings winner and a catalyst for album sales. Ten acts featured at the gala -- including significant winners The Australian Recording Industry Assn. awards, ...

  23. Human Nature Hot Down Under

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Human Nature's nod to its Motown roots has been a goldmine for the Sydney-based Aussie R&B male vocal band. Its first Motown collection "Reach Out" from 2005 has sold 400,000 units (5 times platin Human Nature's nod to ...

  24. Midnight Oil Inducted In Oz Hall of Fame

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala to be held Oct. 29. Midnight Oil will be inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Assn.'s Hall of Fame during the ARIA Awards ceremony in Sydney on Oct. 29. ARIA awards committee chairman Ed St. John described the veteran act as & ...

  25. GLOBAL PULSE: POWDERFINGER SINGER TAKES A MELLOW HOLIDAY

    October 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT According to Powderfinger vocalist Bernard Fanning, his debut solo album "Tea and Sympathy" (Dew Process/Universal Music) "was just supposed to be my holiday project." It may have been a diversion fro According to Powderfinger ...

  26. Cave, Ellis Up For Aussie Screen Awards

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Contemporary alternative rock musicians Nick Cave (Mushroom Music), his collaborator Warren Ellis of the Dirty Three (Mute Song) and David Bridie of Not Drowning Waving (Mushroom Music) are among the Contemporary alternative rock musicians Nick Ca ...

  27. Worldwide Ent Signs Aussie Noll

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New York City-based management and consultancy firm Worldwide Entertainment Group, Inc. has signed Australian singer songwriter Shannon Noll for representation, effective immediately. New York City-based management and consultancy firm Worldwide E ...

  28. Aussie Debutants Light Up ARIA Nominations

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal trio Wolfmother, rock band Powderfinger's singer Bernard Fanning, alternative rockers Eskimo Joe and crossover hip hop posse Hilltop Hoods notched up five nominations each for the Australi Heavy metal trio Wolfmother, rock band Po ...

  29. GLOBAL PULSE: UP-AND-COMERS ROCK AUSTRALIA AND THE U.K.

    September 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Having achieved gold certification (35,000 units) for two separate albums in recent weeks, the Butterfly Effect's popularity has clearly taken wing in Australia. The Brisbane-based rock band's June 1 Having achieved gold certification (3 ...

  30. GLOBAL PULSE: UP-AND-COMERS ROCK AUSTRALIA AND THE U.K.

    September 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Having achieved gold certification (35,000 units) for two separate albums in recent weeks, the Butterfly Effect's popularity has clearly taken wing in Australia. The Brisbane-based rock band's June 1 Having achieved gold certification (3 ...

  31. Aussie Biz Up 5.8% In H1

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Australian recorded music market generated sales of A$224 million ($170.2 million) in the six months to June 2006, up 5.8% compared to the corresponding period last year, according to figures rele The Australian recorded music market generated ...

  32. Aria Inducts Six Acts Into Hall Of Fame

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Australian-raised, international success stories Helen Reddy, Icehouse, the Divinyls and Rose Tattoo were inducted Aug. 16 into the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Assn.) Hall of Fame. The ceremon Australian-raised, international success stori ...

  33. Something For Kate Leads Strong Aus Chart Presence

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite a three-year break between albums, Australian trio Something For Kate's "Desert Light" debuted at No. 1 on the Motorola Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA) chart this week. Despite a three-year break between albums, A ...

  34. ARIA Hall Of Fame Honors For Divinyls, Icehouse

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held Aug. 16 in Melbourne. The Divinyls, Icehouse and Daddy Cool will be among the bands inducted this year into the Australian Recording Industry Assn. Hall Of Fame, the trade body said today (June 26). ARIA will announce two more inductees ...

  35. Hot Start For Mushroom's Oz Act Eskimo Joe

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Australia's six-month-old domestic artist imprint Mushroom Records achieved its first album chart-topper this week. The imprint's guitar band Eskimo Joe debuted at the top spot on the Jun Warner Music Australia's six-mo ...

  36. Brazin Ceases ARIA Sales Chart Data

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sales data from Sanity Music Entertainment, HMV Australia and Virgin Music will no longer be included in Australia's official charts. Sales data from Sanity Music Entertainment, HMV Australia and Virgin Music will no longer be included in Aus ...

  37. Brazin Ceases ARIA Sales Chart Data

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Retailer accounts for 28%-32% of market. Sales data from Sanity Music Entertainment, HMV Australia and Virgin Music will no longer be included in Australia's official charts. Retail conglomerate Brazin, which operates the three music retail c ...

  38. Mixed Reaction To Oz Copyright Changes

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Proposed changes by the Australian government to copyright laws have been met with a mixed reaction from the local music business. As part of the proposed reform of the country's Copyright Act, unveil Proposed changes by the Australian govern ...

  39. Mixed Reaction To Oz Copyright Changes

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Proposed changes by the Australian government to copyright laws have been met with a mixed reaction from the local music business. As part of the proposed reform of the country's Copyright Act, unveil Proposed changes by the Australian govern ...

  40. Global Pulse

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Becoming the first domestic hip-hop act to top the Australian Recording Industry Assn.'s album chart has forced a swift reappraisal of priorities for Hilltop Hoods. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Becoming the first domestic hip-hop act to t ...

  41. Living End Strike Deal For North America

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adeline Records has signed Australian rockers the Living End for North America. Through the deal, the Melbourne-based trio's "State Of Emergency" will be issued July 11 in the United States, and July Adeline Records has signed Austr ...

  42. Living End Strike Deal For North America

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adeline Records has signed Australian rockers the Living End for North America. Through the deal, the Melbourne-based trio's "State Of Emergency" will be issued July 11 in the United States, and July Adeline Records has signed Austr ...

  43. Sony BMG, Peppermint Set Up Joint Label

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has teamed with Sydney-based talent management company Peppermint Blue to set up a new imprint Peppermint Records. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has teamed with Sydney-based talent management company ...

  44. ARIA To Launch Digital Chart

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Assn. will publish its first official digital music chart on April 9, the labels body said today (March 30). Digital and physical sales will be combined in an integra The Australian Recording Industry Assn. will p ...

  45. Commonwealth Games Showcases Oz Music Talent

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST John Farnham, Paul Kelly, Ben Lee, Grinspoon are among the Australian artists tapped to perform during the two-and-a-half-hour closing ceremony for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, to be held March 26 at John Farnham, Paul Kelly, Ben Lee, Grinspoon ar ...

  46. Oz Rockers Living End Debut At No. 1

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Aussie rock trio the Living End's fourth studio album has debuted at the top spot in this week's Australian Recording Industry Assn. chart thanks in part to a youth-geared multi-media strategy, their Aussie rock trio the Living End' ...

  47. Motorola, DMG Boost Aussie Charts

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Assn. will relaunch its official sales charts through a "strategic alliance" with mobile phone company Motorola and DMG Radio Australia. The Australian Recording Industry Assn. will relaunch its official ...

  48. Split Enz Reunite For Aussie Arena Tour

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST They once sang that history never repeats. However, New Zealand 1980s hitmakers Split Enz today (Feb. 1) confirmed they are reuniting for an Australian arena tour in June, 22 years after they broke up They once sang that history never repeats. How ...

  49. Split Enz Reunite For Aussie Arena Tour

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Initial five dates from June 7-16. They once sang that history never repeats. However, New Zealand 1980s hitmakers Split Enz today (Feb. 1) confirmed they are reuniting for an Australian arena tour in June, 22 years after they broke up. Melbourne- ...

  50. 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 ...

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