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  1. Kerry Packer's PBL Buys Into Sydney SuperDome

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian media mogul Kerry Packer has added the Sydney SuperDome entertainment complex to his portfolio of interests in a deal reported to be worth A$12 million ($8.4 million). Packer's company Pub Australian media mogul Kerry Packer has ad ...

  2. Aussie Indies Reject Push For Blank-Media Levy

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Assn. of Independent Records Labels (AIR) has rejected calls for the implementation of a blank-media tax, which could be used as blanket compensation for copyright owners whose works are b Australia's Assn. of Independent Rec ...

  3. The Orchard Taps Into Australia's BigPond

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's largest online music site BigPond Music has struck an agreement to digitally distribute content from the Orchard, the New York-based digital and physical distributor of non-major-label mus Australia's largest online music sit ...

  4. The Orchard Taps Into Australia's BigPond

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's largest online music site BigPond Music has struck an agreement to digitally distribute content from the Orchard, the New York-based digital and physical distributor of non-major-label mus Australia's largest online music sit ...

  5. Eagles Tour A Success In Asia-Pacific

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles' ongoing Farewell I tour heads to the Far East and Australia in October, and demand has resulted in sold-out venues and added dates. The string of concerts -- including dates in Sapporo, To The Eagles' ongoing Farewell I tour ...

  6. Producers Claim Share Of Delta Goodrem's Profits

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paul Higgins and Trevor Carter, owners of Melbourne-based recording studio Studio 52 and label Empire Records, have filed a statement of claim in the country's Supreme Court against the parents of hit MELBOURNE -- Paul Higgins and Trevor Cart ...

  7. New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venues

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Developing technologies are beginning to raise new legal issues for performance venues, as the rights of patrons and artists potentially collide. That was the warning delivered by Denis Clive Braham d New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venu ...

  8. Australia's Brazin Brings Virgin To Myer

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian retailer Brazin Ltd today (Tuesday) has struck a deal to rebrand the CD and DVD departments of 67-store retail chain Myer with the Virgin brand. It is part of a three-year pact between Braz Australian retailer Brazin Ltd today (Tuesday) ...

  9. Australia's Brazin Brings Virgin To Myer

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian retailer Brazin Ltd today (Tuesday) has struck a deal to rebrand the CD and DVD departments of 67-store retail chain Myer with the Virgin brand. It is part of a three-year pact between Braz Australian retailer Brazin Ltd today (Tuesday) ...

  10. Australia's Livid Fest Nixed for 2004

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's longest running outdoor festival, Livid, has been scrapped this year, citing "scarcity of headline acts." Michael Coppel, one of its three promoters, says it will return in November 2005. Australia's longest running ...

  11. Australia's Livid Fest Nixed for 2004

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's longest running outdoor festival, Livid, has been scrapped this year, citing "scarcity of headline acts." Michael Coppel, one of its three promoters, says it will return in November 2005. Australia's longest running ...

  12. Australia's Regurgitator Record Album In A Bubble

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In what could be a world-first, Australian art rockers Regurgitator will record their fifth album in a customized glass recording studio in Melbourne's Federation Square. In what could be a world-first, Australian art rockers Regurgitator wil ...

  13. Australia's Regurgitator Record Album In A Bubble

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In what could be a world-first, Australian art rockers Regurgitator will record their fifth album in a customized glass recording studio in Melbourne's Federation Square. In what could be a world-first, Australian art rockers Regurgitator wil ...

  14. On-Site Live Discs To Debut Down Under

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based Smash Touring is to become the first Australian touring company to offer authorized bootlegs of concerts. Sydney-based Smash Touring is to become the first Australian touring company to offer authorized bootlegs of concerts. A trial o ...

  15. On-Site Live Discs To Debut Down Under

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based Smash Touring is to become the first Australian touring company to offer authorized bootlegs of concerts. Sydney-based Smash Touring is to become the first Australian touring company to offer authorized bootlegs of concerts. A trial o ...

  16. Big Grosses For Eagles Spring Tour

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles quietly shattered several box-office records on the spring leg of their ongoing Farewell, Part I tour. The band grossed nearly $14 million from a mere 13 dates, topped by a take of $2.6 mil The Eagles quietly shattered several box-offic ...

  17. Mushroom Grows Down Under

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Gudinski's Mushroom Music has hired a new creative manager ahead of its planned expansion into New Zealand. Michael Gudinski's Mushroom Music has hired a new creative manager ahead of its planned expansion into New Zealand. Melbo ...

  18. Australia's Butler Makes APRA Award History

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roots guitarist John Butler made history when he won song of the year at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) music awards, held Monday in Melbourne. He became the first self-publishe Roots guitarist John Butler made history when h ...

  19. Australia's Butler Makes APRA Award History

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roots guitarist John Butler made history when he won song of the year at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) music awards, held Monday in Melbourne. He became the first self-publishe Roots guitarist John Butler made history when h ...

  20. Destra Partners With Leading Edge Chain

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian digital rights management company Destra Corporation has signed leading music retailer Leading Edge to provide downloads through its Web site. Australian digital rights management company Destra Corporation has signed leading music reta ...

  21. Destra Partners With Leading Edge Chain

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian digital rights management company Destra Corporation has signed leading music retailer Leading Edge to provide downloads through its Web site. Australian digital rights management company Destra Corporation has signed leading music reta ...

  22. Goodrem Takes 4 Nods At Australia's APRA Awards

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pop singer/songwriter Delta Goodrem caps a phenomenal year with four nominations at the 2004 Australasian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) Awards. The ceremony, to be held May 24, is moving to Melbourne' Pop singer/songwriter Delta Goodrem caps ...

  23. Goodrem Takes 4 Nods At Australia's APRA Awards

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pop singer/songwriter Delta Goodrem caps a phenomenal year with four nominations at the 2004 Australasian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) Awards. The ceremony, to be held May 24, is moving to Melbourne' Pop singer/songwriter Delta Goodrem caps ...

  24. Elton Going Symphonic This Summer

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in North America, Elton John will perform with a full symphony orchestra during a five-night stint in July at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The shows will be held July 13-14 and For the first time in North America, Elto ...

  25. Elton Going Symphonic This Summer

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in North America, Elton John will perform with a full symphony orchestra during a five-night stint in July at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The shows will be held July 13-14 and For the first time in North America, Elto ...

  26. Radiohead Gig Pulled Due To Yorke Illness

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The final date of Radiohead's Australian tour has been cancelled after frontman Thom Yorke suffered voice problems. The final date of Radiohead's Australian tour has been cancelled after frontman Thom Yorke suffered voice problems. Local ...

  27. Radiohead Gig Pulled Due To Yorke Illness

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The final date of Radiohead's Australian tour has been cancelled after frontman Thom Yorke suffered voice problems. The final date of Radiohead's Australian tour has been cancelled after frontman Thom Yorke suffered voice problems. Local ...

  28. NZ Seen Authorizing CD-Copying

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The New Zealand government plans to change the country's copyright laws to authorize private copying. MELBOURNE--The New Zealand government plans to change the country's copyright laws to authorize private copying. If introduced, the ame ...

  29. Jackson's Contract Suit Vs. UMG Advances

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST NEW YORK--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for breach of contract. Jackson can now conduct an audit of UMG's BMI Licenses Songs To Digital Jukebox Fir ...

  30. Sony On Board Aussie Destra Download Service

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Australia has become the third key label -- and second major -- to sign-up for digital rights management (DRM) provider Destra Corporation's online music store. The pact will see Destra sel Sony Music Australia has become the third ...

  31. Oz DRM Company Destra Opens Digital Music Store

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST As expected, Australian digital rights management company Destra Corp. yesterday launched what it is billing as Australia's largest legal online music store (Bulletin, Nov. 7). Almost 100,000 a la car As expected, Australian digital rights ma ...

  32. Oz DRM Company Destra Opens Digital Music Store

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST As expected, Australian digital rights management company Destra Corp. yesterday launched what it is billing as Australia's largest legal online music store (Bulletin, Nov. 7). Almost 100,000 a la car As expected, Australian digital rights ma ...

  33. Oz DRM Company Destra Opens Digital Music Store

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST As expected, Australian digital rights management company Destra Corp. yesterday launched what it is billing as Australia's largest legal online music store (Bulletin, Nov. 7). Almost 100,000 a la car As expected, Australian digital rights ma ...

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