Performing arts in Australia

  1. Gotye, Kimbra, Temper Trap Win Big at ARIA Awards

    November 30, 2012 3:47 PM EST From left: Richard Wilkins and Taylor Swift presenting Gotye with one of his four ARIA Awards Gotye, Kimbra and The Temper Trap took the glory Thursday night at the ARIA Awards, between them collecting most of the big honors. The Australian record ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Jezebels Big Winners At Australia's Independent Music Awards

    October 13, 2011 10:13 AM EDT Fast rising alternative-rock act The Jezabels were the big winners Wednesday night at Australia's Independent Music Awards in Melbourne, where they rang up two victories. The four-piece received gongs for best independent artist and best inde ...

  4. Australia's AIR, ARIA In Bust-Up Over Date Clash

    October 04, 2011 11:53 AM EDT An unfortunate date-clash could spark a war-of-words between organizers of Australia's flagship ARIA awards and its counterpart, the independent labels association AIR. Today, labels body ARIA announced the nominations event for its 25th annu ...

  5. Powderfinger Tops Triple J Hottest Australian Albums Poll

    July 12, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Australian rules, especially the new stuff. That's the broad message which comes from a new survey conducted by Australia's Triple J network to find the country's all-time favorite homegrown albums. Recently retired Brisbane-based r ...

  6. Tame Impala Snags J Award

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Psychedelic rock trio Tame Impala has won Australian youth-oriented radio network Triple J's highest honor, taking out the J Award for their debut album "InnerSpeaker" (Modular/Universal). Tonight's (Nov. 29) big win in Melbour ...

  7. ARIA Awards Artists Get Sales Boost

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The TV ratings were a shocker, but the ARIA Awards still managed to breathe new chart life into recordings from performers and winners on the night. After taking out two of the big trophies at the Nov. 7 industry gala, Angus & Julia Stone have ...

  8. ARIA Awards Gets Revamp But Ratings Dip

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST The rain stayed away, but that didn't save the 2010 ARIA Awards from turning into a damp squib. The likes of Angus and Julia Stone, Dan Sultan and Megan Washington were the big winners, but the flagship Australian industry awards gala endured ...

  9. ARIA, iTunes To Stage Awards Concerts

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian labels body ARIA has teamed with iTunes for a five-night series of concerts and award-presentations in the build-up to this year's flagship ARIA Awards ceremony. For the first time, ARIA has broken-out 16 so-called "genre awar ...

  10. EMI Hires Hit Producer Down Under

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ARIA Award-winning producer and engineer Scott Horscroft will succeed Craig Hawker as VP A&R at EMI Music Australasia, the music company said today (Oct. 12). Sydney-based Horscroft produced the Presets' multi-platinum hit album "Apo ...

  11. Six ARIA Nominations For Sia, Angus & Julia Stone

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With six nominations each, sibling duo Angus and Julia Stone, quirky pop artist Sia, alternative rockers Birds Of Tokyo, pop-soul singer Guy Sebastian and rising singer songwriter Megan Washington are the best-placed artists leading up to the 2010 ...

  12. John Williamson To Enter ARIA Hall Of Fame

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country veteran John Williamson, alternative rockers the Church, pop star-turned TV talent scout Johnny Young, post-punk group the Models and '60s pop band the Loved Ones are this years inductees into the ARIA Hall of Fame. The five acts will ...

  13. Australia's ARIA Awards To Get Makeover

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australia's flagship industry gala, the ARIA Awards, will take center-stage on Nov. 7 as part of a revamped formula designed to win the public over. For the first time in its 24-year history, the gala will be hosted at the Sydney Opera House, ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Sarah Blasko Triumphs At Triple J Awards

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sarah Blasko's third album "As Day Follows Night” (Dew Process/Universal Music Australia) has won the Triple J Australian album of the year accolade. The prestigious award caps a fortnight to remember for the singer. Just last week, Blas ...

  16. Aussie Artist Manager Gary Rabin Dies, Aged 57

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Artist manager Gary Rabin, who played a guiding role in the careers of celebrated Australian artist Ross Wilson and rock act the Angels from the 1970s onwards, died of a suspected heart attack in New York City on Saturday (Oct. 31), aged 57. In a ...

  17. Robbie Williams' ARIA Performance Confirmed

    September 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British pop giant Robbie Williams will make his long-awaited return to Australia when he performs at the 2009 ARIA Awards in Sydney on Nov. 26. Williams will perform new single "Bodies" on the night, lifted from his forthcoming EMI Music ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. ARIA Partners With Nine Network

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Nine Network has cemented a new partnership with labels body ARIA, which will see the free-to-air station beam this year's ARIA Awards, the ARIA Hall of Fame gala and a new chart countdown show. Nine succeeds Channel 10 as br ...

  20. Sound Relief Concerts Up For Helpmann Award

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The twin Australian Sound Relief concerts raised more than $8 million Australian ($6.4 million) in support of bushfire and flood victims. Now organizers of the historic concerts might finally be called upon to take a bow. The Frontier Touring Comp ...

  21. Eddy Current Suppression Ring Gets AMP'ed Up

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Melbourne-based garage rock band Eddy Current Suppression Ring is $30,000 Australian ($21,000) richer after winning the Australian Music Prize for its 2008 album "Primary Colours" (Aarght Records/Shock). The announcement was made in Sydn ...

  22. Cut Copy, Presets Make AMP Shortlist

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Cut Copy's breakthrough sophomore album "In Ghost Colours" and labelmates Presets' rampaging album "Apocalypso" have both landed on the shortlist for the 2008 Australian Music Prize, due to be presented March 13. The ...

  23. New Deal, Buzz Surrounds Something For Kate

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Australia has high hopes of delivering a smash hit with its new signing Paul Dempsey, and the frontman's multi-platinum selling alternative rock group Something for Kate. EMI recently snapped up Something for Kate, a hugely popular ...

  24. Presets Win Triple J Award

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Australian electronic duo the Presets' all-conquering sophomore set "Apocalypso" (Modular/Universal Music Australia) has capped off the awards season with another pair of gongs, taking out top honors over the weekend at the 2008 J A ...

  25. Yunupingu Wins AIR Awards Triple

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was the big winner at the 2008 Jagermeister AIR Awards held at Melbourne's Corner Hotel, where the Aboriginal singer and multi-instrumentalist grabbed three awards. Yunupingu, who hails from Elcho Island in Austral ...

  26. Exhibition To Celebrate Aussie Hall Of Famers

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Inductees into the Australian Record Industry Association's Hall Of Fame will now have somewhere to show off their legacy. Through an initiative between labels body ARIA and Melbourne's Arts Centre, Australia's all-time-great musici ...

  27. Ben Lee Signs With Dew

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Critically feted Australian singer/songwriter Ben Lee has joined the roster of indie label Dew Process Recordings. Paul Piticco's Brisbane-based Dew Process has inked a three-album deal with Lee covering Australia and New Zealand; New West is ...

  28. ARIA Names ‘Fine Arts’ Album Winners

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) has handed out its four “fine arts” awards for best albums in the world music, jazz, classical and soundtrack genres. The fine arts categories, spun off from the main ARIA awards five years ago, ...

  29. Sony BMG Aus Signs Katie Noonan

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Entertainment Australia has signed singer Katie Noonan. A jazz-flavored album will be recorded in New York for release this year, according to Sydney-based chairman and CEO Denis Handlin. He says, "Joining Katie for the album recordi ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. The Mess Hall Clean Up AMP Prize

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sydney blues-rock duo the Mess Hall's second album "Devil's Elbow" (Ivy League) has won the Australian Music Prize (AMP) for 2007, during a ceremony Thursday at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art. The Mess Hall -- compris ...

  32. AMP Short List Expands To Ten

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The short list for the 2007 Australian Music Prize (AMP) has rounded-up from nine to ten releases. The 22-strong judging panel said today there were too many quality Australian albums released last year to limit nominations to nine. The 2006 short ...

  33. Indie Acts Dominate ARIA Nominations

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Independent label acts dominate the nominations for the annual Australian Recording Industry Association awards, announced today (Sept. 19) at the Sydney State Theatre. Topping the list with six nominations was Sydney dance act Sneaky Sound System ...

  34. ARIA, MTV, Cut Pay-TV Deal

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) has granted MTV Networks Australia exclusive pay-TV rights to its key events and properties. MTV will immediately start building programs and competitions around the weekly Motorola ARIA Chart, ...

  35. More Acts Inducted Into Aussie Hall Of Fame

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Retro-rockers Hoodoo Gurus and punk pioneers Radio Birdman were among a raft of veteran acts inducted last night into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame. The other inductees were R&B diva Marcia Hines, singer/son ...

  36. Pink, Kylie Nominated For Oz Helpmann Awards

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pink and Kylie Minogue are among the nominees for the annual Australian Helpmann Awards. Winners will be announced at the ceremony on Aug. 6 at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, and broadcast live on pay-TV channel Foxtel. Pink and Minogue's pro ...

  37. Augie March Wins Aus Music Prize

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG pop-rock band Augie March's "Moo You Bloody Choir" won the A$25,000 ($19,250) Australian Music Prize today for the most creative Australian album released in 2006. The winner is determined by a group of 72 industry professi ...

  38. Australian Music Prize Nominees Unveiled

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Drones, the inaugural winners of the Australian Music Prize in 2006, are back in contention for this year's event. A long list of 25 finalists has been unveiled from the 200 entries received for the Amp 2006, which honors outstanding crea ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Hilltop Hoods Win At Inaugural AIR Awards

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hip hop trio Hilltop Hoods won two awards at the inaugural Australian Independent Record Labels Assn. chart awards, held Wednesday (Nov. 29) at the Blacket Hotel in Sydney. The South Australia act took out independent artist of the year while its ...

  41. Cave, Ellis Up For Aussie Screen Awards

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Contemporary alternative rock musicians Nick Cave (Mushroom Music), his collaborator Warren Ellis of the Dirty Three (Mute Song) and David Bridie of Not Drowning Waving (Mushroom Music) are among the Contemporary alternative rock musicians Nick Ca ...

  42. Aria Inducts Six Acts Into Hall Of Fame

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Australian-raised, international success stories Helen Reddy, Icehouse, the Divinyls and Rose Tattoo were inducted Aug. 16 into the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Assn.) Hall of Fame. The ceremon Australian-raised, international success stori ...

  43. Handlin Re-Elected As ARIA Chair

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Denis Handlin has been re-elected for a record eighth term as chair of the Australian Recording Industry Assn. board, Billboard.biz has learned. Denis Handlin has been re-elected for a record eighth term as chair of the Australian Recording Indust ...

  44. Human Nature Grabs Aussie Christmas No. 1

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Christmas No. 1 album in Australia is Human Nature's tribute to their idols, "Reach Out: The Motown Record". In the Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA) chart published today (Dec. 19), the The Christmas No. 1 album in Aus ...

  45. Hot Co-Founder Regan Quits

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Graeme Regan, the executive who co-founded influential Aussie/U.K. independent Hot Records 23 years ago, has resigned with immediate effect. Graeme Regan, the executive who co-founded influential Aussie/U.K. independent Hot Records 23 years ago, h ...

  46. Missy Higgins Wins Five ARIAs

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With nine wins, EMI Music Australia dominated the 19th Australian Record Industry Assn. awards, held last night (Oct. 23) at the Sydney SuperDome. EMI-signed singer/songwriter Missy Higgins converted With nine wins, EMI Music Australia dominated t ...

  47. Missy Higgins Wins Five ARIAs

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With nine wins, EMI Music Australia dominated the 19th Australian Record Industry Assn. awards, held last night (Oct. 23) at the Sydney SuperDome. EMI-signed singer/songwriter Missy Higgins converted With nine wins, EMI Music Australia dominated t ...

  48. ARIA Celebrates Fine Arts

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oz awards for classical, jazz and world music. The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's "Sanctuary" album (ABC Classics/Universal) nabbed the Best Classical Album at the second ARIA Fine Arts Awards, held Oct. 11 at the Sydney's ...

  49. Missy Higgins Leads ARIA Nominations

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With seven nods, Missy Higgins leads the nominations for this year's Australian Record Industry Assn. Awards, to be held Oct. 23 at the Sydney SuperDome. With seven nods, Missy Higgins leads the nominations for this year's Australian Rec ...

  50. Missy, Wave Aid Up For Aussie Helpmann Awards

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australian newcomer Missy Higgins and the all-star Wave Aid concert each received a pair of nominations for this year's Helpmann Awards, to be held August 8 at Star City in Sydney. Australian newcomer Missy Higgins and the all-star Wave Aid c ...

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