EMI Music Australia

  1. Is Mark Poston Out at Parlophone & Warner Bros Records Australia?

    October 02, 2014 6:13 AM EDT Mark Poston is understood to be out as managing director for the Australian companies of Parlophone and Warner Bros Records after less than a year in the job. Well-placed sources say Poston has been officially made redundant as part of a wider c ...

  2. Slim Dusty’s ‘Best Of’ Hits Chart Milestone Down Under

    August 25, 2014 12:58 AM EDT The late Australian country great Slim Dusty  has established a new chart milestone with his best-of compilation which appears on the ARIA Top 40 Country Music chart for an 800th week. First released in November 1998, The Very Best Of Slim Dusty i ...

  3. Mark Poston, Former EMI Australia Chairman, Returns to the Major Label Biz

    January 20, 2014 5:10 AM EST Former EMI Music Australia chairman Mark Poston has returned to the record business and reunited with his former boss, Tony Harlow.  Following a year-long sabbatical, Poston has been appointed managing director for the Australian companies of Parl ...

  4. EMI Australia Launches Music Knowledge Game With Music Discounts, Space Chickens

    March 15, 2011 3:46 PM EDT Casual Web games are a hot ticket right now, and EMI Music Australia is hoping to take advantage with a game that merges music knowledge with store discounts. The game, Way Out Wars , has users controlling a Star Wars-like spaceship that shoots at ...

  5. Katy Perry Towel, Autographed Coldplay Merch: EMI Australia Launches Online Auction To Benefit Flood Victims

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Australia has launched a "money can't buy" online auction of rarities, memorabilia and signed merchandise to raise funds for the flood-stricken state of Queensland. Some of the items posted on eBay site include signed bloc ...

  6. Hoodoo Gurus Frontman Among Big Sound 2010 Speakers

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hoodoo Gurus frontman Dave Faulkner, Australian music industry veteran John O'Donnell and American music writer Michael Azerrad are in the first batch of speakers confirmed for the Big Sound 2010 conference, to be held Sept. 8-10 in Brisbane. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. EMI, Australian telco Launch Bundled Music Service

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Australia has teamed with national telco AAPT to create a groundbreaking music service. The new AAPT "Entertainment Bundle" fuses unlimited broadband and home phone line rental with a music subscription, and is a first for the ...

  9. Australia's Cold Chisel Gets New Management

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST John Watson, manager of multi-platinum acts Silverchair and Missy Higgins, and former EMI Music Australia CEO John O'Donnell will take over the management of Cold Chisel, effective today (Nov. 6). Both admit to being fans from their teenage d ...

  10. Strong Global Demand For Beatles Reissues

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles are set to dominate the charts at home in Britain and globally, based on strong first-day sales of the remastered CDs - although supplies of the box sets may be an issue in some territories. "The Beatles Rock Band" game for v ...

  11. Empire Of The Sun Goes Live

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian psychedelic pop duo Empire of the Sun will make their awaited debut live appearance at this years Parklife Festival, which will span the country for five dates beginning Sept. 26 at Brisbane's Botanical Gardens. With little fanfare ...

  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. EMI Music Australia Enters Blogosphere

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia has launched its own blog. At a glance, the service – theinsoundfromwayout.com – is a visual-rich ecosystem prominently featuring high-definition streams of clips of artists within the EMI orbit. Dig a little deeper and there a ...

  14. New Deal, Buzz Surrounds Something For Kate

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Australia has high hopes of delivering a smash hit with its new signing Paul Dempsey, and the frontman's multi-platinum selling alternative rock group Something for Kate. EMI recently snapped up Something for Kate, a hugely popular ...

  15. Operator Please Wins Export Award

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Teenage alternative pop outfit Operator Please won the "special Premier's award" at the Premier of Queensland's Export Awards in Brisbane tonight (Oct. 16), held annually to recognize achievements in trade export for businesses ...

  16. EMI Australia Launches MP3 Store

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia has launched its mp3 store www.musicheadmp3.com.au. The major says it is the first in Australia to offer the format direct to consumers. Half a million tracks are available ranging from its international artists, including Robb ...

  17. Australia's Eleven Switches To Universal

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One of Australia's most successful independent labels, Eleven A Music Company, has found a new home -- and a 50% partnership - with Universal Music, with effect from Sept. 1. Set up by Sydney-based act managers John Watson and Melissa Chenery ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Nokia To Launch Aussie Online Store

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Finnish mobile phone company Nokia will launch the Australian version of its online music store next Tuesday (April 22), offering 2.5 million tracks. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia, Universal Music Australia and EMI Music Australia have si ...

  20. O'Donnell Returns For Fourth Term As PPCA Chair

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia's CEO John O'Donnell has been re-elected for a fourth year as chairman of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) board. Also joining the board as licensor representative is Sebastian Chase, founder a ...

  21. Aussie EMI Vet East Dies

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI veteran Ken East, a key figure in the Australian and U.K. record industries in the 1970s and 1980s, died Nov. 25 at his home in Elizabeth Bay in Sydney. East, who had been battling cancer for some months, was 83. Elton John dedicated his show ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Ticketmaster, iTunes, EMI Team For Aussie Project

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a first for the Australian market, Ticketmaster, iTunes and EMI are collaborating on an integrated initiative which allows fans of veteran singer-songwriter Paul Kelly to buy pre-release concert tickets and digital recordings. Consumers can buy ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. O'Connell Returns As PPCA Chair

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia's managing director John O'Donnell has been unanimously re-elected as chair of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) for the fourth consecutive period. The appointment, made at a board meeting today ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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), ...

  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. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Kasey Debuts At No. 1 In Oz

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Australian country singer Kasey Chambers gained her third chart-topping album this week with her fourth album, "Carnival" (EMI Music Australia). The set on Sunday (Aug. 27) entered the Motorola ARIA Australian country singer Kasey Chambe ...

  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. Altnet Launches Anti-Piracy Global File Registry

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Special filtering software launched Aug. 2. Less than a week after Kazaa's agreement to pay a $115 million piracy settlement to the global music and movie industries, Kazaa business partner Altnet has announced a new anti-piracy software call ...

  34. Altnet Launches Anti-Piracy Global File Registry

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Special filtering software launched Aug. 2. Less than a week after Kazaa's agreement to pay a $115 million piracy settlement to the global music and movie industries, Kazaa business partner Altnet has announced a new anti-piracy software call ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Kazaa Faces New Court Battle

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The full bench of the Australian Federal Court today (March 23) gave 32 record companies the green light for contempt of court proceedings against the operators of the Kazaa file sharing software. The full bench of the Australian Federal Court tod ...

  38. Kazaa Faces New Court Battle

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Federal Court paves way for contempt proceedings. The full bench of the Australian Federal Court today (March 23) gave 32 record companies the green light for contempt of court proceedings against the operators of the Kazaa file sharing software. ...

  39. EMI Oz Signs Up Spunk

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Australia has struck a deal to distribute product from Sydney-based indie Spunk Records in Australia and New Zealand. EMI Music Australia has struck a deal to distribute product from Sydney-based indie Spunk Records in Australia and New ...

  40. O'Donnell Remains Chair Of Oz Firm PPCA

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Australia's managing director John O'Donnell has been named chairman of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia board for a third consecutive term. EMI Music Australia's managing director John O'Donnell has ...

  41. Rubber Bounces Into EMI Oz Alliance

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melbourne-based indie Rubber Records has inked a new strategic alliance with EMI Music Australia. Melbourne-based indie Rubber Records has inked a new strategic alliance with EMI Music Australia. The deal, retroactive to February 1, includes distr ...

  42. 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' ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. ARIA To Change Chart Week

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Assn. has confirmed it will change its official chart week cycle. With effect from Jan. 16, the labels' body's chart week will begin tallying first sales from Saturda The Australian Recording Industry As ...

  45. Oz Veteran Harding To Retire

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ken Harding, Sydney-based CEO of disc manufacturing company Summit Technology, will retire Dec. 23 after almost 45 years in the Australian music industry. Ken Harding, Sydney-based CEO of disc manufacturing company Summit Technology, will retire D ...

  46. Aussie Acts Lauded At Chart Awards

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST The success of homegrown artists came into focus yesterday (Nov. 17) at the Australian Record Industry Assn.'s No. 1 Chart Awards in Sydney. The event throws the spotlight on Aussie acts who topped th The success of homegrown artists came int ...

  47. iTunes Goes Live In Australia

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG holds out on Aussie service. Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store finally opened for business today (Oct. 25) in Australia. The digital download store at www.apple.com.au began operation this morning at 3AM Australian EST. According t ...

  48. iTunes Goes Live In Australia

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store finally opened for business today (Oct. 25) in Australia. However, as reported here yesterday, the Australian store does not include Sony BMG content. Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store finally opened ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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 ...

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