Mushroom Group

  1. Jimmy Barnes Undergoes Back Surgery, Bags Another No. 1 Album Down Under

    September 08, 2014 4:20 AM EDT Jimmy Barnes has another No. 1 Down Under, but he’s on doctor’s orders to keep celebrations to a minimum.   The Australian rock hero is recovering from emergency back surgery which kept him in hospital on Fathers Days (Sept. 7) as the new ARIA Alb ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Brandle’s Global Bits: Aussie Live Biz Enters Spin Cycle, HMV on the Comeback Trail, Mercury Prize Noms, IMPALA's Board

    September 17, 2013 10:00 PM EDT Trouble in Aussie Live Biz Paradise An unusually turbulent few weeks in Australia’s live biz has observers wondering whether there’s trouble in paradise. A handful of festivals are falling over, one has changed hands, the two biggest events are ...

  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. 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 ...

  6. Tame Impala Takes Home Australia's J Award; Mushroom Group's Michael Gudinski Hosts Birthday Bash

    November 26, 2012 12:29 PM EST Billboard's Australia correspondent Lars Brandle (left) partied on Monday night with Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski, Tina Brandle and Mushroom Music Publishing managing director Ian James. Psychedelic revivalists Tame Impala on Frid ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Guvera Inks Oz Deal With Liberation

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian ad-supported digital music service Guvera has struck a content partnership deal with indie Liberation Music Group, part of the Melbourne-based Mushroom Group of Companies. The Australia-only licensing deal is the first news from the Gol ...

  11. Magic Dirt's Dean Turner Dead At 37

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dean Turner, bass player and founding member of Australian alternative rock band Magic Dirt, died Aug. 21 after losing his battle with a rare form of tissue cancer. He was just 37. "As a founding member of Magic Dirt, Dean was the linchpin, t ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Australia's Shock Unveils New Team

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Major Australian independent company Shock Entertainment Group today (March 10) disclosed its new management team. Major Australian independent company Shock Entertainment Group today (March 10) disclosed its new management team. Marcus Seal, co-d ...

  23. 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 ...