Australian Recording Industry Association

  1. Australian Recorded Music Market Down Slightly in 2011, Digital Surges

    February 29, 2012 7:36 AM EST Australia's digital music market is providing a huge shot in the arm to the country's recorded music industry, but the boost provided by new technologies and formats wasn't enough to spark the market into growth, new trade figures r ...

  2. Australian 2010 Record Market Tumbles

    February 17, 2011 11:09 AM EST Australia's record market in 2010 endured an episode of bloodletting as the value of the business tumbled by 13.9%, according to a just-released reporty by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Digital music product enjoyed st ...

  3. Empire Of The Sun Wins Three ARIA Artisan Awards

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Empire Of The Sun had three wins at the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Artisan and Fine Arts awards in Sydney today (Nov. 10). Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore, who make up the Capitol/EMI Music Australia dance act, took best prod ...

  4. ARIA Hall of Fame Inducts Five More

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Recording Industry Association added five more names into its Hall of Fame Thursday (Aug. 27) night. The artists ranged from '70s pop singer John Paul Young, whose hits "Love Is In The Air" and "Yesterday's ...

  5. Denis Handlin Set For APRA Honor

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Australasia chairman and CEO Denis Handlin is this year's recipient of the coveted Ted Albert award for outstanding services to Australian music. The accolade, decided by the APRA board of writer and publisher directors, will be pr ...

  6. Cut Copy Preps Third Album

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australian electro-pop outfit Cut Copy is itching to get back into the studio to record tracks for a new album. The Melbourne-based band's exhaustive stretch of international dates over the past year in support of their critically-acclaimed s ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. ARIA Reports 'Dramatic' CD Sales

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST As Australia moves into the summer season, the country's retail market is defying the gloom of its northern counterparts. Overall Australian album sales in the lead-up to Christmas are well up on the corresponding period last year, according ...

  9. Pink's 'Funhouse' Burns Aussie Chart, Tickets Fly

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pink's "Funhouse" album debuted at No. 1 on the Motorola Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart on Sunday, and she is set to break her own box office record with the "Funhouse" tour next year amid difficult ...

  10. AIR Nominations Revealed

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, one of Australia's hottest music properties, should add to his bulging trophy cabinet with victory at the upcoming AIR Awards, at which he has three nominations. Yunupingu is up for best independent album for &quo ...

  11. Australia's Central Station Changes Hands In MBO

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australian digital company Destra Corp. has sold Central Station Records (CSR) to the dance label's Sydney-based GM Jamie Raeburn. The new ownership is effective immediately. CRS's 11-strong staff team is expected to remain intact. Raebu ...

  12. Poston Restructures EMI Aus

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australasia has completed a restructure of its A&R, marketing and new channel, synchronization & licensing departments. Its new chairman Mark Poston, who took over from John O'Donnell on Sept. 11, last month upped head of A& ...

  13. ARIA Names ‘Fine Arts’ Album Winners

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) has handed out its four “fine arts” awards for best albums in the world music, jazz, classical and soundtrack genres. The fine arts categories, spun off from the main ARIA awards five years ago, ...

  14. Debut Acts Dominate ARIA Noms

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Debut acts Gabriella Cilmi (Mushroom/Warner) and Sam Sparro (Island/Universal) lead the nominations for the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards, to be held in Sydney Oct. 19. The 16-year-old Cilmi has six nominations, and Sparr ...

  15. Universal Australia Scores Classical Chart Record

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia has set a chart record on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Classical album listing by taking every place in the Top 20 with its own labels or distributed product. Dutch violin player Andre Rieu occupie ...

  16. BigPond First Aussie Store To Offer MP3s

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Telecommunications giant Telstra's internet service provider BigPond has become the first Australian online music store to offer download tracks in DRM-free MP3 format. It has struck deals with all the four Australian-based majors plus leadin ...

  17. Kaiser Chiefs Find New Home Down Under

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. indie-rock band Kaiser Chiefs, signed or licensed to Universal affiliates domestically and in the U.S., has broken ranks down under. The act has signed with Michael Gudinski's Liberator Music for Australia and New Zealand, distributed th ...

  18. Sony BMG Aus Signs Katie Noonan

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Entertainment Australia has signed singer Katie Noonan. A jazz-flavored album will be recorded in New York for release this year, according to Sydney-based chairman and CEO Denis Handlin. He says, "Joining Katie for the album recordi ...

  19. O'Donnell Splits EMI Australia, Poston Rises

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John O'Donnell, Sydney-based CEO of EMI Music Australasia is leaving the company at the end of September. He continues in an advisory capacity until March 2009. Meanwhile, Mark Poston has been elevated to the dual roles of senior VP of market ...

  20. 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� ...

  21. Triffids To Lead Hall Of Fame Inductees

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Triffids are among the acts set to be inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame next month. They join the New Zealand-formed rock bands Dragon and Max Merritt and the Meteors, and Melbourne-based singer so ...

  22. Local Murray Scores Third Aussie No. 1

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australian singer songwriter Pete Murray joined some esteemed company this week when he scored his third No. 1 on the Motorola Australian Recording Industry Association chart. With his latest album, "Summer At Eureka" (Sony BMG), Murray ...

  23. Jet Takes Off With Manager Kovac

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock band Jet has parted ways with its Sydney-based management company Winterman and Goldstein after six years. The band will now be handled by veteran U.S. manager Allen Kovac, whose clients include Buckcherry, Meatloaf, Hanson and Pap ...

  24. BMW Drives Aussie Campaign With Presets Tune

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Car-maker BMW Group Australia has teamed with electro-dance duo the Presets to market its new 1 Series coupe and convertible models to a younger first-time BMW buyer. The Sydney-based act, signed to Modular/Universal, debuted at No. 1 on the Austr ...

  25. Aussie Chambers Hits Record With New No. 1

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australian country singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers this week scored her third No. 1 debut on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart with her fourth album "Rattlin' Bones". The release, a duet album with her husb ...

  26. Cut Copy Debuts At No. 1 Down Under

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A second homegrown act has debuted at the top spot of the Motorola Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart in the month of March. Following Perth band Gyroscope's high debut with "Breed Obsession" (Mushroom/ Warner), ...

  27. Aussie Biz Tightens In 2007

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Australian recorded music industry shrunk by almost 10% last year. In wholesale value, the market declined by 9.68% to A$462.2 million ($428.5 million), according to figures released today by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA ...

  28. Australia's Gyroscope Grabs Top Chart Slot

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Australia-signing Gyroscope's third album "Breed Obsession" debuted at the top spot in this week's Motorola Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart. The last Australian group to hit No. 1 on the ARIA ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Aus Gov't Eyes 'Three Strikes' Download Law

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Australian government has signalled it is looking at a "three strikes" legislation that would see constant illegal files downloaders lose their Internet access. Under the proposal -- similar to a plan being considered by the British ...

  31. ARIA, MTV Aus Bolster Alliance

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Association and MTV Networks Australia have strengthened their alliance through a number of joint initiatives, unveiled today. The first is a new one-hour magazine-style show that bows tomorrow on MTV and will foc ...

  32. Rihanna Makes Aus Chart History

    February 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rihanna's single "Don't Stop The Music" has created a chart first Down Under. It becomes the first digital-only single to go to No. 1 on the official Motorola ARIA Singles Chart, published on Sunday night (Feb. 17). The Austral ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Kylie Debuts At No. 1 In Oz

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kylie Minogue's tenth studio album "X" opened at the top of the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart this week. The set, her first in four years, shipped platinum (70,000 units), according to her Australian label M ...

  35. ARIA Charts Embrace Download Data

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Labels and artists no longer have to release a physical CD to qualify for Australia's main singles chart. With effect from this week, digital tracks without a physical counterpart will meet the criteria for the Motorola ARIA Single Chart, tra ...

  36. 'Delta' Starts At No. 1 Down Under

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Delta Goodrem's third album "Delta" bowed at No. 1 on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart this week. The set is already certified platinum, having shipped 70,000 units, according to Sony BMG Music Entertainmen ...

  37. ARIAs Run Gold For Silverchair

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With five trophies, Silverchair dominated the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards, held Sunday at the Acer Stadium in Sydney. The rock band claimed most of the major categories, including best group. Their latest set "Youn ...

  38. ARIA To Induct Cave Into Hall Of Fame

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alternative rock veteran Nick Cave will be inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame at this year's Motorola ARIA awards, set for Oct. 28 at Acer Stadium in Sydney. Melbourne-born Cave emerged in the punk ...

  39. Indie Acts Dominate ARIA Nominations

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Independent label acts dominate the nominations for the annual Australian Recording Industry Association awards, announced today (Sept. 19) at the Sydney State Theatre. Topping the list with six nominations was Sydney dance act Sneaky Sound System ...

  40. ARIA, MTV, Cut Pay-TV Deal

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) has granted MTV Networks Australia exclusive pay-TV rights to its key events and properties. MTV will immediately start building programs and competitions around the weekly Motorola ARIA Chart, ...

  41. Motorola, ARIA Call-up Cellphone Deal

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a first for the Australian music industry, the Australian Recording Industry Association has collaborated with wireless and broadband manufacturer Motorola to launch a new cellphone handset. A button on the MOTOROKR Z6 ARIA edition allows consu ...

  42. More Acts Inducted Into Aussie Hall Of Fame

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Retro-rockers Hoodoo Gurus and punk pioneers Radio Birdman were among a raft of veteran acts inducted last night into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame. The other inductees were R&B diva Marcia Hines, singer/son ...

  43. Roadrunner Signs Aussie Band Airbourne

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Roadrunner Records has signed Australian hard rock band Airbourne, and will release its debut album "Runnin' Wild" early 2008 in the United State and Europe. The album, released in its home territory through EMI Music Australia, ent ...

  44. Powderfinger, Silverchair, Team Up For Tour

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australia's two biggest bands, Powderfinger and Silverchair have teamed up for a national concert tour. The "Across The Great Divide" tour begins at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on August 29 and winds up 21 shows later on Octo ...

  45. Aussie Biz Grows In 2006

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Surging digital sales and a banner year for local repertoire underpinned massive volume growth in the Australian record market in 2006. The Australian wholesale music market grew in volume by 27.12% to more than 80 million units last year compared ...

  46. Silverchair On Hot Streak In Oz

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Silverchair is on a record-breaking streak at home. Four weeks after becoming the first Australian band in 40 years to achieve three No. 1 singles in the national chart, Silverchair this week scored another chart milestone as their "Young Mod ...

  47. Silverchair Seated At Aussie Chart Peak

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Silverchair's first single in four years, "Straight Lines," bowed at No. 1 on this week's Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Top 100 this week, published yesterday. The track also tops the ARIA digital chart for i ...

  48. Augie March Wins Aus Music Prize

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG pop-rock band Augie March's "Moo You Bloody Choir" won the A$25,000 ($19,250) Australian Music Prize today for the most creative Australian album released in 2006. The winner is determined by a group of 72 industry professi ...

  49. Two Arrested In Aussie Piracy Raid

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Two people were charged with copyright infringement offences after a raid this morning on a video rental store in Sydney. Police seized 5,000 pirated music and movie DVDs imported from China. The illicit product was selling for between A$7 ($5.40) ...

  50. Aussie Biz Celebrates Domestic Chart Toppers

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST The chart-topping success of 15 Australian acts was celebrated yesterday (Feb. 22) at the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) No. 1 Chart Awards at Doltone House in Sydney. The Living End (EMI), Something For Kate (Sony BMG), Eskimo J ...

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