Michael Gudinski

  1. Rolling Stones Announce Itinerary, Extra Dates For Australasia Tour

    April 15, 2014 12:12 AM EDT The Rolling Stones’ rescheduled tour of Australia and New Zealand now has an itinerary, and an extra two shows.  The legendary British rockers will restart their trek Down Under with an Oct. 25 concert at the Adelaide Oval, and they'll wrap t ...

  2. Rolling Stones Announce Rescheduled Australia Tour

    April 04, 2014 12:52 AM EDT The Rolling Stones’ postponed tour of Australia is back on track.  The legendary British rockers today confirmed they’d wheel into Australia for new tour dates between Oct. 25 and Nov. 22. Australian promoter Michael Gudinski, whose Frontier Touri ...

  3. Rolling Stones To Resume Tour In May

    April 01, 2014 6:21 AM EDT The Rolling Stones will restart their world tour next month in what will be the group’s first concerts since the death of L’Wren Scott, the partner of frontman Mick Jagger. The legendary British rockers have announced 14 dates across Europe and Is ...

  4. Rolling Stones Plot Return to Australia, New Zealand For Fall

    March 20, 2014 8:15 AM EDT The Rolling Stones, forced to postpone the Australian leg of the band's 14 On Fire tour due to the death of L’Wren Scott, longtime girlfriend of Mick Jagger, are working with promoters to return to the territory by the fall of this year, acco ...

  5. Rolling Stones Postpone Australian, New Zealand Tours Following L'Wren Scott’s Apparent Suicide

    March 18, 2014 3:03 AM EDT Update: The band has released a statement saying that all shows in their upcoming tours in Australia and New Zealand have been postponed. "Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their su ...

  6. Michael Chugg Expands Label With U.S. Launch

    February 20, 2014 5:30 AM EST Australian concert promoting great Michael Chugg is launching his record label in the United States.  Chugg Music, which includes recording and artist management activities and is a division of Chugg Entertainment, will bow on Feb. 25 with distrib ...

  7. The Rolling Stones Announce '14 on Fire' Tour of Asia and Australia

    December 03, 2013 11:16 PM EST The Rolling Stones’ 2014 tour of Australia and New Zealand has grown into a seven-date trek. But before they head Down Under, the rock legends will play five shows in Asia, it was announced on Wednesday. As the itinerary stands, the "14 On Fi ...

  8. Rolling Stones Confirm Australia Tour, Announce Adelaide Concert

    November 19, 2013 9:58 PM EST The Rolling Stones will roll into Australia early next year. The legendary rock group -- comprising Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood -- will inaugurate the redeveloped Adelaide Oval with a show March 22. Mick Taylor, a ...

  9. Mushroom Group’s Matt Gudinski Launches Purifier App

    October 28, 2013 4:54 AM EDT Want all your music feeds and artist updates in the one place? There’s an app for that. And it’s called Purifier. The brainchild of Mushroom Group executive director Matt Gudinski, Purifier has launched as a free product in Apple’s App Store . U ...

  10. Brandle's Global Bits: Vinyl Spins a Good Tune in Britain, Scalping Under the Microscope in Aus, NZ’s Year of the Lorde

    October 21, 2013 12:02 AM EDT Vinyl Spins a Good Tune In Britain Whisper, but don’t shout about it just yet. Vinyl is on the rebound in Britain, and the cold-hard numbers back it up. Shipments of vinyl have soared by 100% in the U.K. in 2013, according to new data provided b ...

  11. Kylie Minogue To Receive Prestigious Australian Live Entertainment Award

    June 28, 2013 6:23 AM EDT Australia’s “pop princess” Kylie Minogue is to receive the highest honor in her country’s live entertainment industry – the JC Williamson Award. The artist will be feted at the Helpmann Awards ceremony July 29 at the Sydney Opera House. She join ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Powerderfinger to Reunite for Australian All-Star Flood-Relief Concert?

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Australia's music industry is playing its part in local flood-relief efforts, with an all-star concert said to be taking shape. A major benefit concert will be announced shortly, funds from which will support the flood-stricken state of Queen ...

  14. Models Bassist James Freud Dies

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Just days after the Models were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, the Australian electro-rock band has had to bury its frontman and bass player, James Freud. Freud, whose struggles with alcoholism has been explored in two autobiographies, was f ...

  15. BACKBEAT: Michael Gudinski, Chairman of Australia's Mushroom Group @ Bigsound Summit

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's Australia correspondent Lars Brandle (left) quizzes Michael Gudinski (right), chairman of Mushroom Group during his keynote Q&A on day 1 of the Bigsound summit, held in Sept. 8-10 in Brisbane. Mushroom Group is the largest ind ...

  16. Five Things We Learned At Bigsound

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The ninth annual Bigsound summit made many of the right noises last week. The three-day confab gathered more than 560 delegates (up 100 from last year) for an intensive round of panels, networking and band-spotting. Billboard.biz has selected some ...

  17. @MIDEM: Indies Dominate Day 4

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Michael Gudinski was the star turn as the indies took their turn in the limelight at MIDEM. In an otherwise low-key day at the conference, the veteran Aussie -- founder and chairman of the Mushroom Group of Companies -- celebrated Australia Day wi ...

  18. Radiohead's Ed O'Brien To Deliver MidemNet Keynote

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien will give a keynote address at the digital music business conference MidemNet in Cannes on Jan. 23. O'Brien, who is a director on the board of the Featured Artists Coalition (Billboard, April 4), will descr ...

  19. Oz Touring Awards Honor Sound Relief, Gudinski's Frontier

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian impresario Michael Gudinski was among the big winners at Monday night’s Helpmann Awards ceremony, taking out a string of major category wins and receiving the Australian live entertainment sector’s most coveted trophy, the JC Williamson ...

  20. Helpmann Awards Honor For Michael Gudinski

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian impresario Michael Gudinski will receive one of the top honors at the annual Helpmann Awards ceremony, to be held July 27 at the Sydney Opera House. Gudinski, chairman of the powerhouse independent Mushroom Group of Companies and managi ...

  21. Billy Joel, Duran Duran Support Rockin' Relief

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian animal welfare organization the RSPCA is almost $40,000 Australian ($28,616) better off thanks to the online music memorabilia auction Rockin' Relief, which closed April 22. Rockin' Relief raised a total of $39,661 Australian ...

  22. Sound Relief Results Revealed

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The twin Sound Relief concerts last month raised more than $8 million Australian ($5.75 million) for communities devastated by bushfires and flooding, according to audited financial results. The historic March 14 stadium concerts, held simultaneou ...

  23. Sound Relief Show Sets New Aussie Record

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Melbourne leg of the March 14 Sound Relief bushfire benefit concerts has become the biggest live music show in Australia’s history after selling out its capacity of 78,000-plus tickets, organizers said today. The box-office feat for the Melbou ...

  24. Huge Demand For Sound Relief Tickets

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australia's Sound Relief concerts sold more than 100,000 tickets after going on sale today (March 4), raising upwards of $7.5 million Australian ($4.8 million) for the country's main bushfire and flood appeals. The March 14 concerts will ...

  25. Coldplay, Kings Of Leon For Bushfire Benefit

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Jack Johnson and a reunited Midnight Oil lead the star-studded line-up for Australia's March 14 bushfire and flood benefit concerts, to be held simultaneously in Sydney and Melbourne under the Sound Relief tag-line. A ...

  26. Coldplay, Foo Fighters Tipped For Bushfire Benefit Shows

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Speculation is mounting down under that veteran Aussie promoters Michael Gudinski and Michael Chugg are co-ordinating simultaneous stadium concerts in support of the country's bushfire and flood appeals. Word is that the 100,000-capacity Melb ...

  27. Marshall Brings Infectious Records Back To Life

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Former Warner Music managing director, Korda Marshall has re-launched Infectious Records, a label he founded in 1994 that produced names like Muse, Ash, Garbage and Paul Oakenfold. Marshall also plans to launch music publishing and artist manageme ...

  28. Universal Australia Adds Gudinksi's Liberation

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia (UMA) has signed a three-year distribution deal with Michael Gudinski's Liberation Music, part of his Mushroom Group of Companies. The move, effective Oct. 1, essentially gives Universal the largest domestic roster o ...

  29. Aussie Chambers Hits Record With New No. 1

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australian country singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers this week scored her third No. 1 debut on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart with her fourth album "Rattlin' Bones". The release, a duet album with her husb ...

  30. Gudinski Restructures Mushroom Promo Dept

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mushroom Group of Companies chairman Michael Gudinski has revamped his publicity and promotions team with the formation of the 11-person Mushroom Group Promotions. It merges the PR teams of Gudinski's Frontier Touring Company and his various ...

  31. Australian Industry Legend Hely Dies

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Allan Hely, one of the architects of the Australian music industry, died in the early hours of Thursday morning (July 26) from motor neurone disease. He was 80. Hely, one-time financial adviser to Rupert Murdoch, ran the media magnate's Festi ...

  32. PIAS Heads Down Under

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brussels-based label and distributor Play It Again Sam is setting up an Australian and New Zealand base. It has signed a 50:50 joint-venture deal with Liberator Music, part of Michael Gudinski's Melbourne-based Mushroom Group of companies, to ...

  33. Mushroom Grows Aussie Interactive Division

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Australia's Mushroom Group today launched an interactive division, to produce PS3 and Xbox 360 games for the global market. Mushroom Interactive is 50/50 owned by Mushroom chairman Michael Gudinski and Vincent Donato, who also runs and co-own ...

  34. Kylie To Resume Tour After Cancer

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue will resume the 20-date Australian leg of her "Showgirl" tour in November, her promoter Frontier Touring Company said today (June 22). Kylie Minogue will resume the 20-date Australian leg of her "Showgirl" tour in ...

  35. Kylie To Resume Tour After Cancer

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue will resume the 20-date Australian leg of her "Showgirl" tour in November, her promoter Frontier Touring Company said today (June 22). Kylie Minogue will resume the 20-date Australian leg of her "Showgirl" tour in ...

  36. Australian Queens Birthday Honors Revealed

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mushroom founder among those recognized. Michael Gudinski, founder of Mushroom Records, and singer Olivia Newton-John were among 67 recognized in Australia with Queen’s Birthday Honors today (June 12). The awards—a system established by Queen Eliz ...

  37. Aussie Nostalgia Tour To Countdown The Hits

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sherbet, Mondo Rock, others reunite. Twenty-seven hit Australian acts from the 1970s and 1980s will go out on tour in the Aussie spring for the "Countdown Spectacular". The tour takes its name from the iconic Sunday night TV show "C ...

  38. Aussie Nostalgia Tour To Countdown The Hits

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sherbet, Mondo Rock, others reunite. Twenty-seven hit Australian acts from the 1970s and 1980s will go out on tour in the Aussie spring for the "Countdown Spectacular". The tour takes its name from the iconic Sunday night TV show "C ...

  39. Gudinski Buys Into Ivy League

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski has bought a 50% stake in Sydney independent Ivy League Records for an undisclosed sum. The move is part of Gudinski's strategy to expand his holding in Austra Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski ...

  40. Warner Oz Reactivates Mushroom Label

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Australia has relaunched Mushroom Records as its imprint for new Australian and New Zealand signings. It marks the third life cycle for the iconic Australian record company. Warner Music Australia has relaunched Mushroom Records as it ...

  41. Gudinski Sets Up Liberator To Tap Global Acts

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski has launched Liberator, a Melbourne-based imprint to sign and develop acts and labels from territories outside Australia. Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski has launched Liberator, a Melbourne-based i ...

  42. Split Enz Aus Tickets Selling Out

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ticket sales for Split Enz's first tour in 22 years made a brisk start today (Feb. 22), promoter the Frontier Touring Company reports. The act shifted 40,000 tickets, selling out its June 9 show at th Ticket sales for Split Enz's first t ...

  43. Split Enz Aus Tickets Selling Out

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ticket sales for Split Enz's first tour in 22 years made a brisk start today (Feb. 22), promoter the Frontier Touring Company reports. The act shifted 40,000 tickets, selling out its June 9 show at th Ticket sales for Split Enz's first t ...

  44. Australia's Mushroom Music Buys Festival Pub

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Gudinski's Mushroom Music has purchased Australia's Festival Music Publishing from News Corp. The acquisition formally took place Nov. 22 and is retroactive to Oct. 31. Michael Gudinski's Mushroom Music has purchased Austral ...

  45. Australia's Mushroom Music Buys Festival Pub

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Gudinski's Mushroom Music has purchased Australia's Festival Music Publishing from News Corp. The acquisition formally took place Nov. 22 and is retroactive to Oct. 31. Michael Gudinski's Mushroom Music has purchased Austral ...

  46. 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 ...