Denis Handlin

  1. Denis Handlin Celebrates 30 Years Leading Sony Aus with Star-Studded Fundraiser

    October 14, 2014 12:01 AM EDT Denis Handlin’s 30 years in charge of Sony Music’s Australia operations was celebrated in style with an action-packed charity fundraising party last Friday (Oct. 10) at Sydney’s The Star venue.  Celebrities from the worlds of sport, music and TV ...

  2. ARIA Awards Return to Network Ten

    August 11, 2014 4:37 AM EDT The Australian record industry’s flagship ARIA Awards will return to free-to-air broadcaster Network Ten later this year.  The ARIAs come back to its familiar broadcast home following three years with commercial broadcaster Channel Nine -- an arra ...

  3. ARIA Launches New Award To Recognize Chart-Topping Success

    May 26, 2014 11:49 PM EDT Artists who top the sales charts in Australia will now receive something tangible to commemorate their special achievement.  Charts compiler ARIA is now presenting a “#1 Chart Award” to those acts whose single or album reaches the peak position Do ...

  4. Alex Sancaya Named Managing Director of Sony Music Indonesia

    May 26, 2014 11:37 PM EDT Alex Sancaya has been promoted to managing director of Sony Music Entertainment, Indonesia. In his new role, Sancaya will be responsible for the music major’s operations in Indonesia and he will continue to be based in Jakarta, reporting to Sydney ...

  5. Lindy Morrison, Drummer with the Go-Betweens, To Receive Australia's Ted Albert Award

    May 15, 2014 5:44 AM EDT Lindy Morrison, drummer with critically-revered group the Go-Betweens and a tireless advocate for artists and people working in the music industry, is this year's recipient of the prestigious Ted Albert Award For Outstanding Services To Austr ...

  6. Sony Australia Appoints Tim Kelly To Asia Pacific Marketing Role

    April 29, 2014 4:10 AM EDT Universal Music Australia GM marketing Tim Kelly will join Sony Music Australia as GM marketing Asia Pacific, with effect from June 2. Based at Sony’s East Sydney offices, Kelly will be responsible for directing the marketing of Sony Music's ...

  7. Australia’s Record Biz Suffers Double-Digit Drop In Digital ‘Transition’ Year

    February 27, 2014 8:00 AM EST Australia’s recorded music market suffered a double-digit slump in 2013 as digital finally replaced the CD as the top format, new data reveals.  Annual recorded music revenue in 2013 declined by 11.6% to Australian $351.6 million ($313 million), a ...

  8. IFPI’s Frances Moore: Thom Yorke & David Byrne’s Streaming Concerns Are ‘Overstated’

    December 03, 2013 1:37 AM EST The IFPI’s CEO Frances Moore has weighed in on the for-and-against arguments over streaming music services, noting that subscription business models were still in their infancy and that the concerns from the likes of Thom Yorke and David Byrne wer ...

  9. Tame Impala, Flume Clean-Up At The ARIAs

    December 01, 2013 11:49 PM EST Tame Impala and Flume were the big winners at the 27th ARIA Awards, taking out the bulk of the night’s biggest categories between them. Kevin Parker’s Tame Impala was named best group, and its critically-lauded “Lonerism” (Modular Recordings) won ...

  10. Sony Music, DNA Extend Production Deal

    October 02, 2013 2:27 AM EDT Sony Music has extended its deal with Australian songwriting and production team DNA. The new arrangement continues on from an exclusive production deal struck between DNA and Sony Music in 2012. From that earlier pact, track sales written and p ...

  11. Backbeat: Sony Music Signs Crayon Pop, Show Lo & Elva Hsiao

    September 16, 2013 12:45 AM EDT Sony Music is celebrating a string of new deals orchestrated through its international operations. Sony Music Korea has signed K-Pop girl group Crayon Pop , whose single “Bar Bar Bar” is one of the year’s big viral hits on YouTube. Based around ...

  12. Sony Music Australia Appoints Jon Hanlon as EDM Director

    May 30, 2013 11:55 PM EDT Sony Music is ramping-up its EDM activities Down Under. Jon Hanlon is joining Sony Music Australia and New Zealand in the new position as director, Electronic Dance Music, the company said today. In his new role, Hanlon is responsible for the af ...

  13. Aussie Bits: ARIA's Streaming Chart, Awards Bump; AC/DC Re-Ups With Albert Music

    December 11, 2012 12:44 PM EST Australian Recording Industry Association Launches Streaming Chart Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have made chart history Down Under, their alternative radio hit "Thrift Shop" bowing as the first No. 1 on Australia's new weekly officia ...

  14. Gotye Sweeps APRA Awards

    May 29, 2012 7:43 AM EDT Gotye was the big winner Monday night at the 30th annual Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Awards in Sydney, where he collected a hat-trick of awards including the night's top prize, for song of the year. Gotye, Kimbra in the H ...

  15. Exclusive: Timothy Xu Named Sony Music's CEO, Greater China

    April 04, 2012 7:44 AM EDT Sony Music has appointed former EMI exec Timothy Xu to helm its activities in the Greater China region, Billboard.biz can reveal. Xu has been named CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, Greater China, with responsibilities for China, Taiwan and Hong Ko ...

  16. Denis Handlin, Sony Music Australia CEO, To Also Oversee China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Middle East

    September 01, 2011 6:31 PM EDT Sony Music Australia's longtime chief Denis Handlin is adding more responsibilities to an already busy domestic and international brief, Billboard.biz can reveal. In addition to Handlin's current duties as chairman and CEO of Sony Music& ...

  17. Jay Dee Springbett, Australian Idol Judge, Sony A&R Exec, Found Dead

    July 01, 2011 11:36 AM EDT Jay Dee Springbett, a former judge on "Australian Idol" and senior director of A&R at Sony Music Australia, has been found dead in his Sydney apartment. He was aged just 36. Police officers found Springbett unconscious in his flat la ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. ARIA Appoints Denis Handlin Chairman

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Australia's longtime chief Denis Handlin has been appointed chairman of ARIA, Billboard.biz has learned. With the ARIA Awards looming, the trade association has moved quickly to slot Handlin into a role recently abdicated by Ed St ...

  20. ARIA, PPCA Re-elect Ed St John, George Ash

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ed St John and George Ash have been re-elected as chairman of Australian labels body ARIA and collecting society PPCA, respectively. For the next 12 months, St. John will lead an ARIA board comprising Sony Music Australasia chairman and CEO Denis ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Sony Music Launches Touring Division Down Under

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While the live return of Simon and Garfunkel rightly hogged the headlines in recent days, Sony Music Entertainment's Australian affiliate quietly launched one of the engines that will drive the tour. Sony Music Entertainment Australia has unv ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Sony BMG Oz Revives Music Pub Arm

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT SonyBMG Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand has re-entered the music publishing business after four years. Sydney-based senior A&R manager Courtney Hard will take on the additional duties as senior manager of Sony BMG Publishing, rep ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Sony BMG Australia Taps Radio Exec Tothill

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has hired broadcasting executive Grant Tothill to take over as senior director of Australian artist marketing. Tothill, who joins the label in May, reports to chairman and CEO Denis Handlin. "I recently ...

  27. St. John Replaces Handlin As ARIA Chair

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Denis Handlin is stepping down as chairman of the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) board after an unprecedented ten consecutive years. Sydney-based Handlin, chairman and CEO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand ...

  28. Sony BMG Oz Buys Caplice Stake

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has become the first major label Down Under to invest in artist management and touring. The firm has taken a 50% share in Sydney-based Caplice Management and is negotiating with a second artist management fir ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Pallister To Head Sony BMG Oz's TV/Film Division

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Appointment will boost music TV programming. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has tapped television veteran Glenn Pallister as GM of its TV and film production division. The appointment, revealed today (July 25), takes effect Aug. 21. He wil ...

  31. Sony BMG Aus Presses Button On Girl Band TV Project

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia last night (April 4) revealed details of a key project for its new film and TV production division. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia last night (April 4) revealed details of a key project for its new fi ...

  32. Handlin Re-Elected As ARIA Chair

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Denis Handlin has been re-elected for a record eighth term as chair of the Australian Recording Industry Assn. board, Billboard.biz has learned. Denis Handlin has been re-elected for a record eighth term as chair of the Australian Recording Indust ...

  33. Sony BMG Aus Integrates Sales, Digital

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Australian has integrated its sales and digital departments, effective immediately. It's a first for the Australian marketplace, where the digital music business has esc Sony BMG Music Entertainment's ...

  34. Sony BMG Aus Integrates Sales, Digital

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Retailers welcome initiative. Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Australian has integrated its sales and digital departments, effective immediately. It's a first for the Australian marketplace, where the digital music business has escalated ...

  35. Sony BMG, Austereo Partner On Net Channel

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment and market leader radio network Austereo have joined forces in a new Internet TV initiative. Crank TV will go live in February at www.cranktv.com.au with a one-hour looped Sony BMG Music Entertainment and market leader ...

  36. Sony BMG, Austereo Partner On Net Channel

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment and market leader radio network Austereo have joined forces in a new Internet TV initiative. Crank TV will go live in February at www.cranktv.com.au with a one-hour looped Sony BMG Music Entertainment and market leader ...

  37. Sony BMG Oz Establishes TV Arm

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has set up a TV production division. Its music and entertainment programming will heavily feature its acts, says the company's chairman and CEO, Denis Handlin. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has ...

  38. Oz Confab To Discuss Biz Issues

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than 750 delegates are expected to attend the 7th AustralAsian Music Business Conference, to be held August 11-13 at the Sydney SuperDome. More than 750 delegates are expected to attend the 7th AustralAsian Music Business Conference, to be he ...

  39. Handlin Re-Upped As ARIA Chair

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG Entertainment Australia and New Zealand, was voted in on Feb. 24 as chairman of the Australia Record Industry Assn. for a record seventh consecutive time. SYDNEY -- Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG En ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Handlin Handed Australia Award

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music industry executives made a strong showing yesterday (Jan. 26) in the annual Australia Day Honours list. Music industry executives made a strong showing on the annual Australia Day Honours list. Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG Enterta ...

  42. Handlin Handed Australia Award

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music industry executives made a strong showing yesterday (Jan. 26) in the annual Australia Day Honours list. Music industry executives made a strong showing on the annual Australia Day Honours list. Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG Enterta ...

  43. Sony BMG Signs Alex Lloyd

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST In its first major signing since the merger, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has added singer/songwriter Alex Lloyd to its roster. In its first major signing since the merger, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has added singer/songwrit ...

  44. Handlin Picks Sony BMG Oz, NZ Execs

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG Entertainment Australia/New Zealand, today (Oct. 8) appointed his executive team for those territories. Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG Entertainment Australia/New Zealand, today (Oct. 8) appointed h ...

  45. Stringer, Handlin Land Key Sony BMG Posts

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment executive Tim Bowen -- who has been placed in charge of operations in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa -- has made two key appointments. Sony BMG Music Entertainment executive Tim Bow ...

  46. Stringer, Handlin Land Key Sony BMG Posts

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment executive Tim Bowen -- who has been placed in charge of operations in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa -- has made two key appointments. Sony BMG Music Entertainment executive Tim Bow ...

  47. Australia's Tina Arena Splits With Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/songwriter Tina Arena have parted ways. Since signing with Sony as a solo artist 10 years ago, Arena has recorded four studio albums. Her worldwide albums Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/ ...

  48. Australia's Tina Arena Splits With Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/songwriter Tina Arena have parted ways. Since signing with Sony as a solo artist 10 years ago, Arena has recorded four studio albums. Her worldwide albums Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/ ...

  49. Handlin Back As ARIA Chair For 6th Year

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony chairman/CEO Denis Handlin was re-elected chairman of the Australian Record Industry Assn. (ARIA) in a vote Friday (March 5). The annual term will be Handlin's sixth consecutive year in that post Sony chairman/CEO Denis Handlin was re-el ...

  50. Handlin Back As ARIA Chair For 6th Year

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony chairman/CEO Denis Handlin was re-elected chairman of the Australian Record Industry Assn. (ARIA) in a vote Friday (March 5). The annual term will be Handlin's sixth consecutive year in that post Sony chairman/CEO Denis Handlin was re-el ...