Industry

  1. Backbeat: Louisiana Makes Touring Sales Pitch With Ledisi, Trombone Shorty

    February 13, 2012 2:06 PM EST Ledisi gets funky with guitarist Nate Mercereaux and Trombone Shorty at the Only in Louisiana brunch. Louisiana has long popularized the tax breaks it supplies film and television shows, but at Saturday's annual Only in Louisiana brunch, they ...

  2. Kings Of Leon Rule Down Under

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kings Of Leon's fourth studio album "Only By The Night" (Sony) was the best-selling album of the year just ended Down Under, according to the Australian Recording Industry Association. "Only By The Night" enjoyed a four-we ...

  3. Australia Prepares For AC/DC Set

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC fans in Australia seem to be overly impatient about waiting seven weeks for the Australian band's first set in eight years. The 15-track "Black Ice" is out Oct. 18 in Australia through Albert Productions/SonyBMG followed by an ...

  4. O'Donnell Splits EMI Australia, Poston Rises

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John O'Donnell, Sydney-based CEO of EMI Music Australasia is leaving the company at the end of September. He continues in an advisory capacity until March 2009. Meanwhile, Mark Poston has been elevated to the dual roles of senior VP of market ...

  5. Triffids To Lead Hall Of Fame Inductees

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Triffids are among the acts set to be inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame next month. They join the New Zealand-formed rock bands Dragon and Max Merritt and the Meteors, and Melbourne-based singer so ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Australia's Gyroscope Grabs Top Chart Slot

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Australia-signing Gyroscope's third album "Breed Obsession" debuted at the top spot in this week's Motorola Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart. The last Australian group to hit No. 1 on the ARIA ...

  8. ARIAs Run Gold For Silverchair

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With five trophies, Silverchair dominated the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards, held Sunday at the Acer Stadium in Sydney. The rock band claimed most of the major categories, including best group. Their latest set "Youn ...

  9. Fraser Takes NZ's Silver Scroll Award

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rising New Zealand star Brooke Fraser and 1980s rocker Jordan Luck were the big winners at the Australasian Performing Right Association's annual Silver Scroll award ceremony in Auckland last night. The event at Auckland Town Hall last night ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Industry Execs Discuss Rap Lyrics

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of Don Imus' firing for his on-air slur about the Rutgers women's basketball team, a high-powered group of music-industry executives met privately Wednesday to discuss sexist and misogynistic rap lyrics. During the furor that ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Silverchair Seated At Aussie Chart Peak

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Silverchair's first single in four years, "Straight Lines," bowed at No. 1 on this week's Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Top 100 this week, published yesterday. The track also tops the ARIA digital chart for i ...

  14. Debut Winners Dominate ARIA Awards

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Newcomers Wolfmother, Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanning and rock band Eskimo Joe were among the big winners Sunday night (Oct. 29) at the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) awards, h Newcomers Wolfmother, Powderfinger frontman Be ...

  15. Midnight Oil Inducted In Oz Hall of Fame

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala to be held Oct. 29. Midnight Oil will be inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Assn.'s Hall of Fame during the ARIA Awards ceremony in Sydney on Oct. 29. ARIA awards committee chairman Ed St. John described the veteran act as & ...

  16. Aussie Debutants Light Up ARIA Nominations

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal trio Wolfmother, rock band Powderfinger's singer Bernard Fanning, alternative rockers Eskimo Joe and crossover hip hop posse Hilltop Hoods notched up five nominations each for the Australi Heavy metal trio Wolfmother, rock band Po ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Reddy, Rose Tattoo For Aria Hall Of Fame

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Helen Reddy and hard rock band Rose Tattoo are the final two acts to be inducted into the Australasian Recording Industry Assn.'s Hall Of Fame. Singer/songwriter Helen Reddy and hard rock band Rose Tattoo are the final two a ...

  19. ARIA Hall Of Fame Honors For Divinyls, Icehouse

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held Aug. 16 in Melbourne. The Divinyls, Icehouse and Daddy Cool will be among the bands inducted this year into the Australian Recording Industry Assn. Hall Of Fame, the trade body said today (June 26). ARIA will announce two more inductees ...

  20. Hot Start For Mushroom's Oz Act Eskimo Joe

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Australia's six-month-old domestic artist imprint Mushroom Records achieved its first album chart-topper this week. The imprint's guitar band Eskimo Joe debuted at the top spot on the Jun Warner Music Australia's six-mo ...

  21. 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' ...

  22. Tom Petty To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty presented the inaugural Billboard Century Award in 1992 to George Harrison. Now it is Petty's turn to receive the honor. The Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement Tom Petty presented the inaugural Bi ...

  23. Orange Range Juices Up RIAJ Awards

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pop-rock band Orange Range was named domestic artist of the year at the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan's 19th annual Gold Disc Awards ceremony, held this evening (March 10) in Tokyo. Pop-rock band Orange Range was named domestic artist of ...

  24. Orange Range Juices Up RIAJ Awards

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pop-rock band Orange Range was named domestic artist of the year at the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan's 19th annual Gold Disc Awards ceremony, held this evening (March 10) in Tokyo. Pop-rock band Orange Range was named domestic artist of ...

  25. Rock Stars, Lawmakers Meet At FMC Summit

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following a keynote speech Monday (May 3) by FCC commissioner Michael Copps, attendees at the second day of the Future of Music Policy Summit at George Washington University will hear from panelists r WASHINGTON, D.C.--Following a keynote speech M ...

  26. Eu Moves Forward With Piracy Initiative

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BRUSSELS--The European Commission last Monday formally adopted the European Union's Enforcement Directive, which provides a legal framework against piracy and counterfeiting. <br clear="none"/><br cle Olsen Twins Sue Acclai ...

  27. Global Pulse

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The John Butler Trio's "Sunrise Over the Sea" sails to the top of the Australian Recording Industry Assn.'s chart without any prior marketing. Read Nigel Williamson's column. The John Butler Trio's "Sunrise Over ...