John O'Donnell

  1. O'Donnell Returns To EMI Australia in Top Job

    February 20, 2013 6:00 PM EST In a surprise move, John O'Donnell has returned to EMI Music Australia, where he takes the vacant post of managing director.   With effect from March 4, O’Donnell will take duties for the EMI, Capitol and Virgin labels, and will oversee the ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Ash Takes Helm At PPCA

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT George Ash, managing director of Universal Music Australia, has been elected chairman of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) board of directors. The New Zealand-born executive succeeds long-serving chair John O'Donnell in ...

  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. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Aussie Biz Creates New Prize

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Award inspired by U.K.'s Mercury Prize. The Australian music business has united for the Australian Music Prize (AMP), an honor designed to promote domestic acts. It plans to recognize the most creative Australian album of a calendar year. Wi ...

  12. EMI Oz, Seven Network Lock DVD Deal

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia has signed a deal to release DVDs of free-to-air television broadcaster Seven Network's local drama shows. The agreement, the first of its kind for EMI, could generate A$5 million EMI Music Australia has signed a deal to r ...

  13. EMI Oz, Seven Network Lock DVD Deal

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia has signed a deal to release DVDs of free-to-air television broadcaster Seven Network's local drama shows. The agreement, the first of its kind for EMI, could generate A$5 million EMI Music Australia has signed a deal to r ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. EMI Oz Appoints Sorensen CFO

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Flemming Sorensen, London-based VP of management reporting for EMI International, is to relocate to Sydney to take the role of CFO for EMI Australia. Flemming Sorensen, London-based VP of management reporting for EMI International, is to relocate ...

  16. EMI Oz Appoints Sorensen CFO

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Flemming Sorensen, London-based VP of management reporting for EMI International, is to relocate to Sydney to take the role of CFO for EMI Australia. Flemming Sorensen, London-based VP of management reporting for EMI International, is to relocate ...

  17. O'Donnell To Chair PPCA Board

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Australia managing director John O'Donnell has been appointed chairman of collecting society the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia. EMI Music Australia managing director John O'Donnell has been appointed chairman of ...

  18. New Board For Australia's PPCA

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Australia chairman/CEO Shaun James was re-elected chairman of the Phonographic Performance Co. of Australia (PPCA) board at the body's annual general meeting last week in Sydney. He will Warner Music Australia chairman/CEO Shaun ...