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  1. Vance Joy, Sia, Lorde Win Big at APRA Awards

    June 23, 2014 11:19 PM EDT Vance Joy, Sia Furler, Lorde and Birds of Tokyo were among the big winners at the annual APRA Awards, held Monday night at Brisbane City Hall. Melbourne-born singer-songwriter Vance Joy (real name James Keogh) took out the coveted song of the year ...

  2. Neil Finn, Missy Higgins, Simon Crean Deliver Speeches During APRA Song Summit

    May 29, 2012 10:06 AM EDT Australian musicians Missy Higgins. Inspiration, perspiration and the damned writer's block were key themes explored over the three-day APRA Song Summit, which wrapped Monday in central Sydney. Australia's federal arts minister Simon Cre ...

  3. Exclusive: Tom Whalley's Seven Four Ent. Signs Label Deal With Universal Republic

    April 12, 2012 1:38 PM EDT Capitol: Whalley or won't he? Universal Republic Records today will announce a label deal with former Warner Bros. Records Chairman/CEO Tom Whalley's Seven Four Ent, Billboard.biz can exclusively reveal. The announcement will be made by ...

  4. Jimmy Little, Iconic Indigenous Australian Singer, Dead at 75

    April 03, 2012 7:25 AM EDT Jimmy Little, one of the first indigenous musicians to enjoy mainstream success in Australia, passed away yesterday, April 2, after a long battle with health problems. He was 75. Little, who suffered with type 2 diabetes and underwent a kidney tra ...

  5. Goh Nakamura-Starring Film 'Daylight Savings' One of 74 To Premiere at SXSW

    March 06, 2012 10:30 PM EST On the streets of Austin, Texas, between March 9-17, Goh Nakamura is likely to not stand out too much, especially if he if he is carrying his guitar case. He lives about an hour outside of San Francisco, has a couple of self-released albums and hi ...

  6. Publishing Briefs: UMPG Signs a Smeethington, Kobalt Gets Neil Finn

    April 26, 2011 3:22 PM EDT UMPG Signs a Smeethington Universal Music Publishing has signed Ari Levine of the Smeezingtons songwriting and production team to an an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement. Levine's deal with UMPG commences upon the expiration the songwr ...

  7. Billboard Q&A: Chrysalis' Chris Wright & BMG's Hartwig Masuch

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST In just three weeks, Germany's rapidly expanding BMG Rights Management has reached an agreement on what must be its biggest deal to date: a £107.4 million ($168.6 million) offer - already accepted by 73.4% of shareholders - for British music ...

  8. ARIA Awards Gets Revamp But Ratings Dip

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST The rain stayed away, but that didn't save the 2010 ARIA Awards from turning into a damp squib. The likes of Angus and Julia Stone, Dan Sultan and Megan Washington were the big winners, but the flagship Australian industry awards gala endured ...

  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. Crowded House Leaves EMI For Universal

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Crowded House has a new label home, and a new album on the way. The celebrated antipodean melodic rock act - comprising Neil Finn, Mark Hart, Nick Seymour and Matt Sherrod - will release the new studio album "Intriguer" this June through ...

  11. Cara Dillon Wins Folk Awards Album Honor

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Irish singer Cara Dillon won the best album award for "Hill Of Thieves," released on her own label Charcoal Records, at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The 11th BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, held at London's Brewery venue last night (Feb. 1 ...

  12. Keane Unveils U.K. Forest Tour, New EP

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. melodic rock act Keane has announced a series of outdoor live shows to take place next summer as part of the Forestry Commission Live Music (FCLM) series, following the global release of a new 8-track EP entitled "The Night Train" o ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Sound Relief Results Revealed

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The twin Sound Relief concerts last month raised more than $8 million Australian ($5.75 million) for communities devastated by bushfires and flooding, according to audited financial results. The historic March 14 stadium concerts, held simultaneou ...

  15. Midnight Oil Triumph At Wet Melbourne Bushfire Gig

    March 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Unexpected rain and chilly temperatures were no deterrent for the 81,000 fans who turned out today for the Sound Relief bushfire benefit concert at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Thousands of ticketholders in the open-air section sheltered un ...

  16. Neil Finn Announces Star-Studded Charity Album

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST New Zealand singer-songwriter Neil Finn, best known as a member of melodic rock act Crowded House, has assembled a star line-up of special guests for the release of an album in aid of international development organization Oxfam. Returning from th ...

  17. Solo Debutants Lead NZ Awards Noms

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Two artists with debut solo albums lead the list of nominations for this year's New Zealand Music Awards (NZMA), popularly known as the Tuis and due to be handed on Oct. 8. Tiki Taane, the former frontman of NZ reggae/drum'n'bass ac ...

  18. Finn Ready For Tour With Family Pal Vedder

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST New Zealand singer/songwriter Liam Finn is on the road to promote his Yep Roc solo debut, "I'll Be Lightning," including a support slot for Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder's first solo run in April. "I've known Eddie ...

  19. ASCAP Elects Two To Board

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has elected Ten Ten Music Group co-president Barry Coburn and Schott/EAM president James M. Kendrick to its board of directors. Kendrick will serve as the concert music publisher re ...

  20. Marr Signs To Chrysalis Music

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST British independent firm Chrysalis Music has signed Johnny Marr to a worldwide publishing deal. The agreement, unveiled today, covers all future works and a wealth of earlier material, including efforts with Crowded House and Modest Mouse, his col ...

  21. EMI Canada Launches 'Green' CD Series

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Canada has unveiled its "platinum collection," a new brand of releases housed in environmentally-friendly packaging. The new series, launched on Tuesday, offers albums from the EMI, Capitol and Virgin labels. Artists such as Cr ...

  22. Bon Jovi, Rihanna Continue Euro Chart Streak

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" (Universal Island) embarks on a fourth week on top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey, as Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z begins its sixth week at No. 1 on Euro ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Cooler Opening for IndigO2

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London's AEG-owned O2 arena, formerly known as the Millennium Dome, opens the doors of its smaller, on-site, IndigO2 concert venue June 28 with a show sponsored by AOL Music and featuring EMI Music acts. The "AOL Music Live! Summer Coole ...

  25. iTunes Presses Button On London Music Fest

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT iTunes is entering the live music business. Apple Computer's market-leading digital music store said today it is throwing its considerable clout behind the free iTunes Festival concept, which will take place in London throughout July. Amy Win ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Roth Rejoins Van Halen For Summer Tour

    February 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Van Halen summer tour with David Lee Roth exclusively revealed here last week has now been confirmed by the band's publicist. In a statement, the group said it would tour with David Lee Roth on vocals for the first time since 1984. Dates ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. iTunes Launches In New Zealand

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer today (Dec. 6) launched iTunes Music Store in New Zealand. The new service becomes the 22nd iTunes Music Store in the world, and arrives as the tenth legitimate download site in New Zealand. Single tracks cost NZ$1.79 (US$1.21) each ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Missy Higgins Wins Five ARIAs

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With nine wins, EMI Music Australia dominated the 19th Australian Record Industry Assn. awards, held last night (Oct. 23) at the Sydney SuperDome. EMI-signed singer/songwriter Missy Higgins converted With nine wins, EMI Music Australia dominated t ...

  32. Missy Higgins Wins Five ARIAs

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With nine wins, EMI Music Australia dominated the 19th Australian Record Industry Assn. awards, held last night (Oct. 23) at the Sydney SuperDome. EMI-signed singer/songwriter Missy Higgins converted With nine wins, EMI Music Australia dominated t ...

  33. Neil Finn Signs Pub Deal With Chrysalis

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New Zealand-born songsmith Neil Finn has inked a long-term publishing agreement with Chrysalis Music for the world outside Australasia. New Zealand-born songsmith Neil Finn has inked a publishing agreement with Chrysalis Music for the world outsid ...

  34. Crowded House's Paul Hester Found Dead

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The drummer from 1980s Australian rock band Crowded House hanged himself in a park in southern Australia, an emergency services spokeswoman said today (March 28). SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- The drummer from 1980s Australian rock band Crowded House ...

  35. Scribe, P-Money, Win NZ's Silver Scroll

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper MC Scribe and hip-hop musician P-Money jointly collected the Australasian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) Silver Scroll, New Zealand's top songwriting prize, at a ceremony in Wellington yesterday Rapper MC Scribe and hip-hop musician P-M ...

  36. Scribe, P-Money, Win NZ's Silver Scroll

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper MC Scribe and hip-hop musician P-Money jointly collected the Australasian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) Silver Scroll, New Zealand's top songwriting prize, at a ceremony in Wellington yesterday Rapper MC Scribe and hip-hop musician P-M ...

  37. Ex-Bardot Manager Wins Breach Of Contract Case

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian artist manager Grant Thomas has won a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Sydney-based TV production company Screentime for dismissing him as manager of the pop band Bardot. SYDNEY -- Australian artist manager Grant Thomas has won a brea ...

  38. Ex-Bardot Manager Wins Breach Of Contract Case

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian artist manager Grant Thomas has won his breach of contract lawsuit against Sydney-based TV production company Screentime for dismissing him as manager of the pop band Bardot. Australian artist manager Grant Thomas has won his breach of ...

  39. Ex-Bardot Manager Wins Breach Of Contract Case

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian artist manager Grant Thomas has won his breach of contract lawsuit against Sydney-based TV production company Screentime for dismissing him as manager of the pop band Bardot. Australian artist manager Grant Thomas has won his breach of ...

  40. Anastacia, O-Zone Continue Euro Streak

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia and O-Zone both extend their European chart reigns to 12 weeks. "Anastacia" (Epic) tops European Top 100 Albums for the third consecutive week but 12th overall, while O-Zone's "Dragostea Din Anastacia and O-Zone both ...

  41. Anastacia, O-Zone Continue Euro Streak

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia and O-Zone both extend their European chart reigns to 12 weeks. "Anastacia" (Epic) tops European Top 100 Albums for the third consecutive week but 12th overall, while O-Zone's "Dragostea Din Anastacia and O-Zone both ...

  42. Anastacia, O-Zone Continue Euro Streak

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia and O-Zone both extend their European chart reigns to 12 weeks. "Anastacia" (Epic) tops European Top 100 Albums for the third consecutive week but 12th overall, while O-Zone's "Dragostea Din Anastacia and O-Zone both ...

  43. Global Pulse

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Neil and Tim Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House fame have reunites after eight years for a Nettwerk album, "Everyone Is Here." Read Nigel Williamson's column. Neil and Tim Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House fame have reunites afte ...