New Zealand music

  1. Australia's PPCA Loses Court Battle Over Radio Royalty Rates

    March 28, 2012 10:36 AM EDT Collecting society the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) has failed in its High Court challenge to remove a long-standing cap which limits to 1% the royalty rate commercial radio pays to play its recordings. The full bench of th ...

  2. 'Record Year' For APRA, AMCOS

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Australasian Performing Right Association and its sister rights body the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society have reported a "record year" for the 12 months ending June 30, 2010, with new highs generated in top-line reve ...

  3. PPL Inks New Zealand Deal

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT PPL has secured a new contract with Phonographic Performance New Zealand (PPNZ), who license sound recording performance rights in New Zealand. The contract means the U.K. neighboring righs society and PPNZ will now manage each other's repert ...

  4. Australian Govt Pledges To Back Songwriters

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Artists, get to work on your songs. Everything else is window-dressing. That was the overriding theme of the second bi-annual APRA Song Summit, held in Sydney. Peter Garrett , the rock star-turned politician, gave the three-day creative, business ...

  5. NZ Tribunal OKs Royalty Rights Hike

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A long-running dispute over radio royalty rights in New Zealand has finally been resolved, resulting in a hike in rates. Ruling on a case originally brought last year by New Zealand neighboring rights collecting society Phonographic Performances ( ...

  6. Lawrence Arabia Win Inaugural Taite Music Prize

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Alternative folk band Lawrence Arabia has been crowned the first winner of the Taite Music Prize, New Zealand’s equivalent of the annual U.K. Mercury Prize. The artist’s second album "Chant Darling" (Honorary Bedouin) was named the best ...

  7. New Zealand Govt Shifts Music Export Focus

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Breaking New Zealand acts in the Australian market is to be the new focus of a government-backed promotional program designed to export Kiwi music to the world. NZ On Air, the government agency which provides funding for a number of record and rad ...

  8. Australian Competition Body Challenges APRA System

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's competition watchdog has proposed some sweeping changes to the way the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) licenses music rights. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) wants APRA to streamline its ...

  9. Australian Copyright Tribunal Sets New Royalty Rate

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia has a new royalty rate for digital music and video downloads. The country's Copyright Tribunal has established a new tariff payable to composers, songwriters and music publishers, and in doing so has put an end to a clash which pitt ...

  10. Australian Copyright Tribunal Ponders Download Rate

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australia's Copyright Tribunal has begun its deliberations over the country's digital download royalty rate for authors rights. The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and the society's sister organization AMCOS (Austra ...

  11. APRA, AMCOS Revenues Up 3 Per Cent

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Australasian Performing Right Association and its sister rights body the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society today reported "surprisingly strong" financial figures with total combined revenue reaching $210 million Austra ...

  12. New Zealand Govt Withdraws Copyright Law

    March 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The New Zealand music industry is putting a brave face on a government cave-in on new legislation that would have required Internet service providers to terminate the accounts of repeat copyright offenders. In a bitter blow for content owners, the ...

  13. Nokia's Unlimited Service Heads Down Under

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nokia's Comes With Music service should arrive in Australia later this month, following a groundbreaking licensing arrangement struck with the Australasian Performing Right Association and sister organization the Australasian Mechanical Copyr ...

  14. New Boards For APRA, AMCOS

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Composer Nigel Westlake and J. Albert & Son CEO Tim Prescott have been elected to the respective boards of the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and sister society the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners' Society (AMCO ...

  15. APRA, AMCOS Revenues Hit All-Time High

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Annual revenue at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and sister society the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners' Society (AMCOS) has surpassed the A$200 million ($123 million) figure for the first time. Solid gains in b ...

  16. APRA's Healey Appointed New NZMC Chair

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Australasian Performing Right Association's Kiwi chief Anthony Healey has been named the new chairman of the state-funded New Zealand Music Commission (NZMC). The commission is financed by the Ministry of Culture & Heritage, with a ma ...

  17. Bigger Venue, 3-Year Sponsor For NZ Music Awards

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT This year's New Zealand Music Awards will be the biggest yet, with the event to be staged at Auckland's largest indoor entertainment venue the Vector Arena. The move -- which comes at the same time as the signing of a new sponsorship pac ...

  18. Australian Court Fines Music License Dodger

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Magistrates Court has fined two venues and their common director damages of A$355,000 ($331,000) for playing recorded music without obtaining a license from the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). APRA took action after t ...

  19. NZ Biz Keen To Engage With ISPs

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The New Zealand recorded music industry intends to work closely with Internet service providers to ensure new copyright legislation works against online pirates. The Copyright (New Technologies and Performers' Rights) Amendment Bill, the bigg ...

  20. Garrett Adds Voice To Aussie Song Summit

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Peter Garrett, Australia's federal minister for the environment, heritage and the arts, will deliver the keynote speech at the inaugural Song Summit Sydney on Thursday. The former Midnight Oil singer will discuss "the politics of art&quo ...

  21. APRA, AMCOS Post Revenue Rise

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Australasian Performing Right Society (APRA) and the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners' Society (AMCOS) jointly posted a combined revenue of A$189.7 million ($169 million) in the 2006/07 financial year, up 12.8% on the 2005/06 peri ...

  22. Airplay Boost For Gov't Funded Kiwi Acts

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST A publicly-funded initiative to take Kiwi music to the world is starting to make in-roads internationally, according to the New Zealand government agency behind the project. NZ On Air (NZOA), which provides funding support for the television and f ...

  23. NZ Launches Hall Of Fame

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New Zealand is to get its own Music Hall of Fame in a joint initiative between the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand and the Australasian Performing Right Association. Modelled on similar industry events around the world, the venture i ...

  24. PNG Songwriters To Receive Royalty Payments

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Songwriters from Papua New Guinea will receive their first local royalty payments thanks to a new license deal struck between the Sydney-based Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and Port Moresby-based radio station PNG FM. APRA' ...

  25. Sydney To Host Songwriting Summit

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australia's New South Wales government has committed $500,000 Australian ($440,000) over three years to stage Song Summit Sydney. The summit will consist of a conference, retail exhibition and showcase primarily for songwriters, composers and ...

  26. NZ Industry Bodies Ring Changes

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New appointments have been confirmed today (June 12) for the boards of Phonographic Performances NZ (PPNZ) and the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). Phil Howling, the newly appointed GM of Warner Music New Zealand, succeeds hi ...

  27. NZ Charts To Incorporate Downloads

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The New Zealand music charts are getting a digital makeover, with the singles and album top 40's to incorporate downloads, as well as over-the-counter sales and airplay. The first of the new-look charts from the Recording Industry Association ...

  28. APRA Awards Moving To Melbourne

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Australasian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) awards will move from Sydney to the south-eastern city of Melbourne next year, to mark its 25th year. Sally Howland, Sydney-based director of member services tells Billboard.biz, "Melbourne is su ...

  29. APRA, AMCOS Earnings Hit New High

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Australasian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) has declared total revenue of A$127.2 million ($96. 6 million) for the 2005-06 financial year. The Australasian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) has declared total revenue of A$127.2 million ($96. 6 mill ...

  30. Mixed Reaction To Oz Copyright Changes

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Proposed changes by the Australian government to copyright laws have been met with a mixed reaction from the local music business. As part of the proposed reform of the country's Copyright Act, unveil Proposed changes by the Australian govern ...

  31. Mixed Reaction To Oz Copyright Changes

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Proposed changes by the Australian government to copyright laws have been met with a mixed reaction from the local music business. As part of the proposed reform of the country's Copyright Act, unveil Proposed changes by the Australian govern ...

  32. APRA's Distributable Income Surpasses A$10M

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australasian Performing Right Assn. reported a 10% year-on-year rise in net distributable revenue to A$107 million ($78.11 million) in its 2004-05 financial period, APRA CEO Brett Cottle said Nov. The Australasian Performing Right Assn. report ...

  33. Australia's APRA Tweaks Management Team

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Australasian Performing Right Assn. has tweaked its senior management team, with immediate effect. The Australasian Performing Right Assn. has tweaked its senior management team, with immediate effect. Dean Ormston, previously director general ...

  34. Screen Music Awards Move To Melbourne

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australian event promotes screen composers. In its fourth year, Australia's APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards ceremony is moving from Sydney to the BMW Edge Theatre in Melbourne. The awards will be held on Nov. 7. They honor film and television s ...

  35. NZ Gov't Boosts Funds For Broadcasting

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The New Zealand government has allocated an extra NZ$17.8 million ($12.6 million) over the next four years to its radio and television funding agency, NZ On Air. SYDNEY -- The New Zealand government has allocated an extra NZ$17.8 million ($12.6 mi ...

  36. NZ Gov't Boosts Funds For Broadcasting

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The New Zealand government has allocated an extra NZ$17.8 million ($12.6 million) over the next four years to its radio and television funding agency, NZ On Air. The New Zealand government has allocated an extra NZ$17.8 million ($12.6 million) ove ...

  37. Jet Flies High With Four APRA Nominations

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jet has accumulated four nominations for the Australasian Performing Right Assn.'s annual awards, to be held May 30 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. Jet has accumulated four nominations for the Australasian Performing Right Assn.'s a ...

  38. NZ Radio Backing Local Music

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST New Zealand radio stations are showing growing support for domestic repertoire, with close to one record played out of five by local artists. New Zealand radio stations are showing increasing support for domestic repertoire, with nearly one in fiv ...

  39. Local Acts Top N.Z. Year-End Charts

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST New Zealand artists top the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand's (RIANZ) end-of-year album and singles charts, released today (Dec. 21). New Zealand artists top the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand's (RIANZ) end-o ...

  40. APRA Posts Revenue Growth

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Australasian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) has reported net distributions to members in the 2003-04 period increased year-on-year by 6.5% to A$97.88m ($74.38 million). The Australasian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) has reported net distributio ...

  41. Nominees Tapped For N.Z. Awards

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Six songs have been nominated for New Zealand's Silver Scroll Awards, to be held Oct. 26 at the Wellington Town Hall. The awards have been held since 1965, usually in Auckland. This is the first time Six songs have been nominated for New Zeal ...