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  1. Big Scary’s ‘Not Art’ Wins the Australian Music Prize

    March 05, 2014 1:51 AM EST Alternative rock duo Big Scary has won the 9th annual Australian Music Prize -- and the A$30,000 ($27,000) winner’s check -- for their sophomore release “Not Art” (Pieater/Inertia). Big Scary, comprising Tom Iansek and Joanna Syme, took out the pr ...

  2. ARIA Awards Confirm Date, Venue

    September 19, 2013 3:01 AM EDT The Australia record industry’s 27th ARIA Awards will take place Dec. 1 at a new venue, the Event Centre in Sydney’s The Star. The parties kick off earlier with the “ARIA Week” of gigs and masterclasses, all of which serve as entrees for the mai ...

  3. Australia's High Court Decides Commercial Radio Should Pay for Internet Simulcasts

    August 15, 2013 11:56 PM EDT Australia's commerical radio stations who streamed music via online simulcasts should pay a separate license fee, the country’s High Court has decided. In doing so, the court has drawn a line under a legal battle which has rumbled on for mo ...

  4. Australia's Hip Hop Supafest Calls Off Tour

    April 18, 2013 11:49 PM EDT The landscape for Australia's hip hop concert-goers has gone from an embarrassment of riches, to a downright dearth. The fourth edition of Supafest, which was meant to star T.I., Ne-Yo and 50 Cent, has pulled the pin on its event just days ...

  5. Australian Collection Society PPCA Has Another Record Year

    January 22, 2013 3:38 PM EST Australia's PPCA has enjoyed another record year, again reporting double-digital growth. The neighboring rights collecting society for labels and recording artists said it had distributed more than Australian $29 million ($30 million) to memb ...

  6. Australian Commercial Radio Wins Simulcast Suit Against PPCA

    February 23, 2012 10:34 AM EST Australia's commercial radio stations won't have to pay out extra royalties for online "simulcasting" of recorded music following an important ruling last week from the country's Federal Court. Recording companies' co ...

  7. ARIA, PPCA Re-elect Ed St John, George Ash

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ed St John and George Ash have been re-elected as chairman of Australian labels body ARIA and collecting society PPCA, respectively. For the next 12 months, St. John will lead an ARIA board comprising Sony Music Australasia chairman and CEO Denis ...

  8. Mess Hall, Sarah Blasko Up For Australian Music Prize

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australian alternative rock outfit the Mess Hall is in with a shout to add a second Australian Music Prize to their collection. The critically lauded band's latest effort "For The Birds" (Ivy League) is one of nine albums nominated ...

  9. More Domestic Acts On Australian Radio

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST An "unprecedented" number of homegrown Australian acts have made an impression in an annual national airplay report. But it was American artists who ultimately were the biggest winners. U.S. artists dominated the top five spots of the Ph ...