Michael Gudinski

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Australia’s Future Music Festival, Mushroom Group Team-Up

    August 30, 2013 5:34 AM EDT Australia’s EDM-focused Future Music Festival has struck a strategic alliance with Michael Gudinski’s Mushroom Group and its concert promoter arm Frontier Touring Company, with effect from Sept. 1. The alliance is a win for both parties. With th ...

  5. Billboard Bits: Peter Allen’s ‘Australia’ Added to Sound Archive, Vanda & Young Songwriting Comp Winner, Springsteen Returns

    August 21, 2013 6:54 AM EDT Peter Allen’s "I Still Call Australia Home," Russell Morris’ "The Real Thing," and Archie Roach’s "Took the Children Away" are among the ten works being added to the registry of the National Film and Sound Archive o ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Taylor Swift Confirms Red Tour Will Play Stadiums Down Under

    May 09, 2013 1:54 AM EDT Taylor Swift is big in Australia. So big, she’s poised to become the first solo female artist to undertake a stadium tour in this country since Madonna’s “Girly Show” tour 20 years. Swift’s The Red Tour, dates for which were announced today, wil ...

  8. Foo Fighters Raise $1 Million For Charity; Justin Bieber Egged: Australia Touring Bits

    May 03, 2011 8:05 AM EDT The Foo Fighters rocked out for a good cause when they recently played fundraisers for victims of the Australian floods and New Zealand earthquakes. Now, the concert promoters have announced those two March shows raised upwards of $1 million Micha ...

  9. Foo Fighters To Play Benefit Gigs For Australian Floods, New Zealand Earthquake

    March 16, 2011 12:55 PM EDT The Foo Fighters are putting their shoulders into the cleanup efforts in the wake of the two major natural disasters that have hit Australia and New Zealand in recent months. On Wednesday the group confirmed they will play a pair of shows to raise ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Australian Agent Launches JV With Mushroom

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Top Australian booking agent Brett Murrihy has set up his own business, Artist Voice. Murrihy, who is currently senior booking agent with Premier Harbour Agency, will continue working with his stable of artists on the new full-service agency. His ...

  15. Eagles To Play Australian Arenas

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles are swooping in for an Australian arena tour this December. Frontier Touring Company has secured the services of the giant American band for a series of shows beginning Dec. 2 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, and visits Perth, Brisba ...

  16. Royal Honor For Tommy Emmanuel

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel has been feted with the Member of the Order of Australia medal, one of 400 Australians recognized in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Emmanuel received the award Monday (June 14) for his accomplishments in mus ...

  17. Australian Music Body Secures State Funding

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST For Melbourne's live music fans, the Tote Hotel remains dead. But its passing has not been in vain. The state government today committed $250,000 Australian ($223,000) in funding for the newly-created music lobby body Music Victoria. The gove ...

  18. @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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Artists Donate Memorabilia For Bushfire Benefit Auction

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Gudinski's Frontier Touring Company is throwing its support behind another music-led project to raises funds the Victorian bushfires, only this time it's in aid of animals harmed by the disaster. Frontier Touring has teamed with ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Cohen Supports Australian Bushfire Relief

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Veteran Canadian songsmith Leonard Cohen and his Australian touring party have thrown their support behind victims of the deadly bushfires currently raging through the Victorian state of Australia. Cohen and his touring support act Paul Kelly, tog ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Aussie Pop Vocalist Christie Allen Dies

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One of Australia's biggest names in the late Seventies pop-disco boom, Christie Allen, has died in Western Australia after a five month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 54. U.K.-born Allen was the first female pop singer signed to Micha ...

  31. Kaiser Chiefs Find New Home Down Under

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. indie-rock band Kaiser Chiefs, signed or licensed to Universal affiliates domestically and in the U.S., has broken ranks down under. The act has signed with Michael Gudinski's Liberator Music for Australia and New Zealand, distributed th ...

  32. APRA Lauds Aussie Manager Davies

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran talent manager Roger Davies will be the recipient of this year's Ted Albert award for outstanding services to music at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) awards next month in Sydney. The 56-year old Australian born D ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Murray Returns To Mushroom Music

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Michael Gudinski's Mushroom Music Publishing has appointed Adrian Murray as GM, effective immediately. He reports to the Melbourne-based company's managing director Ian James. Michael Gudinski's Mushroom Music Publishing has appoint ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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 ...

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