George Brandis

  1. Brandle's Global Bits: Tony Wadsworth In Major Label Comeback? Max Hole's Music Matters Keynote, Google's Thunder Down Under

    March 14, 2014 12:47 AM EDT Tony Wadsworth To Join Sony Music? Could Tony be joining Sony? That’s the big question doing the rounds this week.  The surprise departure of Nick Gatfield from the top job at Sony Music’s U.K. affiliate has created a void at the music major, and ...

  2. Liberation Resolves Copyright Issue with Lawrence Lessig, Admit ‘Mistakes’ Were Made

    February 28, 2014 12:05 AM EST Liberation Music has “amicably resolved” its copyright dispute with Professor Lawrence Lessig, with the Australian independent label admitting it was wrong to hit the academic with a “take-down” notice. The label will also pay compensation and the ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Australian Gov't Considering ‘Graduated Response’, Commits to Overhaul of Copyright Act

    February 18, 2014 1:18 AM EST Australia is edging toward a “graduated response” system after the attorney-general declared his country’s government would consider such measures to help curb online piracy.  George Brandis, who serves in the dual role of attorney-general and min ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Australia’s Arts Minister Simon Crean Out, ‘Creative Australia’ Faces Unknown Fate

    March 22, 2013 2:50 AM EDT Australia is without an arts minister less than two weeks after the incumbent Simon Crean presented the country’s first cultural policy in nearly 20 years. In an eventful day for Australian politics, Crean was dismissed on Thursday after he unsu ...