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  1. Australia’s Live Music Biz Gets Gov’t Funding Boost

    July 30, 2013 1:36 AM EDT The Australian government has pledged A$560,000 ($508,000) for the creation of an office dedicated to supporting the country’s live music scene. The Federal government has allocated the funding over three years for the National Live Music Office ...

  2. John Legend Headlining Australia's 'End of Polio Concert'

    October 28, 2011 3:11 PM EDT Superstar American soul singer John Legend is heading Down Under to show his support for a global campaign that hopes to help wipe-out polio for good. Legend and chart-topping Australian hip hoppers Bliss N Eso will headline this Friday's &qu ...

  3. Vanessa Hutley To Lead Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigations

    September 02, 2011 10:59 AM EDT A former director at Microsoft will lead the Australian music industry's anti-piracy activities. Starting Sept. 12, Vanessa Hutley will start as General Manager of the Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI), where she succeeds the outgoi ...

  4. Sabiene Heindl, Head of Australia's Music Piracy Investigations, Stepping Down

    June 24, 2011 1:34 PM EDT Sabiene Heindl is leaving Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI) unit this September to take duties as senior stakeholder advisor at NBN Co, the firm overseeing construction of the Australian government's proposed $44 bi ...

  5. Hackers Attack Another Sony Network, Post Data

    June 03, 2011 6:41 AM EDT BOSTON/NEW YORK - Hackers broke into Sony Corp's computer networks and accessed the information of more than 1 million customers to show the vulnerability of the electronic giant's systems, the latest of several security breaches undermi ...

  6. Australian Copyright Federation Loses Case Against ISP iiNet

    February 25, 2011 1:53 PM EST The Federal Court of Australia today rejected an appeal by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) in its claim that Perth-based Internet service provider iiNet had committed copyright violations. Music companies have been follow ...

  7. Australian Govt Body Investigates Scalping

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Australian government is scoping the effects of ticket scalping on the general public. The Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council has launched a review, which will examine the secondary ticketing market and asks whether changes are nee ...

  8. Australian Venues May Hand Out Earplugs

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australia's live venues may soon have to distribute earplugs and place warning signs if their music is deemed to be too loud. The country's Senate committee has put forward the recommendations and many others in an extensive report into ...

  9. Australian Indigenous Singer Ruby Hunter Dies

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Celebrated indigenous Australian singer, songwriter and storyteller Ruby Hunter passed away this morning after suffering a heart attack. A two-time ARIA Award nominee, Hunter and her partner in life and music Archie Roach provided the enduring voi ...

  10. Australian Music Market Up 4.8% In 2009

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST The record business down under is on the ascent. Full-year 2009 trade figures issued today (Feb. 3) by labels body ARIA show a 4.8% gain in wholesale revenue to $446.1 million Australian ($395 million), powered by a booming digital music sector an ...

  11. Australian Court Fast-tracks iiNet Ruling

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's Federal Court is to fast-track its decision in the landmark copyright battle which has pitted Internet Service Provider iiNet against a coalition of film and TV companies. A ruling on the eagerly watched copyright test case is exp ...

  12. Former EMI Australia Exec David Snell Dies

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT David Snell, former managing director of EMI Music Australia and chairman of EMI Australasia, has passed away after a 16-month fight with pancreatic cancer at the age of 72. The executive took the reigns of EMI's Australian affiliate in 1986 ...

  13. Snoop Dogg Granted Australian Visa

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Australian government has granted a full visa to Snoop Dogg, allowing the Long Beach-based rapper to go ahead with his Australian tour. The five-city "The West Coast Originals" arena tour also stars Ice Cube and Bone Thugs n Harmony ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. French-Australian Biz Talks Yield Instant Results

    November 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST The inaugural French-Australian Music Business Meetings, held in Sydney this week, have yielded immediate deals. The meetings, held Nov. 20 to 22, were organized by the Paris-based French Music Export Australia, the French Embassy in Australia, an ...

  16. Crowded House Stars As Live Earth Begins In Sydney

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first of the Live Earth climate change concerts kicked off in Sydney today with an emotional welcome by a traditional Aboriginal troupe painted in white and waving eucalyptus leaves, and ended 10 hours later, equally as emotional, when a reuni ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Oz, NZ Ready For Record SxSW Attendance

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST A record 40 acts from Australia and New Zealand will be showcased at South by Southwest, to be held March 15-19 in Austin, Texas. More than 420 acts had applied to perform at the music festival, accor A record 40 acts from Australia and New Zealan ...

  20. Aussie Kids' Act Wiggles Win Export Award

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Children's act the Wiggles have become the first entertainers to win the Australian government's Exporter Of the Year award. The band won from a shortlist of 75 corporations. Children's act the Wiggles have become the first entertai ...

  21. Oz Gov't Outlines Media Reform Plan

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Australian government on Aug. 31 outlined major potential changes to media ownership rules that would unbuckle many restrictions that broadcasters and publishers currently face for cross-media exp SYDNEY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Austral ...

  22. Aussie Gov't Establishes L.A. Export Office

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Government has set up an export music office in Los Angeles through its trade export body Austrade. The Australian Government has set up an export music office in Los Angeles through its trade export body Austrade. The office is hel ...

  23. Aussie AIR Strikes Deals To Tap Global Market

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australia's independent label community is hoping to expand its presence in the global market through a pair of deals unveiled today (May 24). Australia's independent label community is hoping to expand its presence in the global market ...

  24. Handlin Re-Upped As ARIA Chair

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG Entertainment Australia and New Zealand, was yesterday (Feb. 24) voted in as chairman of the Australia Record Industry Assn. for a record seventh consecutive ti Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG Entert ...

  25. Gov't, College Users Cited In MP3s4free Case

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer users at U.S. and Australian government agencies and universities were among the visitors to MP3s4free.net, which is at the center of an Australian court case on music copyright infringement, SYDNEY -- Computer users at U.S. and Australia ...

  26. Gov't, College Users Cited In MP3s4free Case

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer users at U.S. and Australian government agencies and universities were among the visitors to MP3s4free.net, which is at the center of an Australian court case on music copyright infringement, Computer users at U.S. and Australian governme ...

  27. Gov't, College Users Cited In MP3s4free Case

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer users at U.S. and Australian government agencies and universities were among the visitors to MP3s4free.net, which is at the center of an Australian court case on music copyright infringement, Computer users at U.S. and Australian governme ...

  28. Gov't, College Users Cited In MP3s4free Case

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer users at U.S. and Australian government agencies and universities were among the visitors to MP3s4free.net, which is at the center of an Australian court case on music copyright infringement, Computer users at U.S. and Australian governme ...

  29. Australia Ups Support For Personal Copying

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian music industry and Parliament are increasing their support for proposed changes to the copyright law that would introduce a levy on blank recording media. SYDNEY -- The Australian music industry and Parliament are increasing their s ...

  30. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  31. Aussie Govt Resists Sub-TV Lobbying

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian government is resisting strong lobbying by the subscription TV industry to rewrite anti-siphoning sports regulation and has reaffirmed its commitment to giving priority to free-to-air b SYDNEY (Hollywood Reporter)--The Australian go ...

  32. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Communications Commission thinking, the Immediatek To Buy DiscLive Clear Channel Trial ...