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  1. Australian Court Fast-tracks iiNet Ruling

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's Federal Court is to fast-track its decision in the landmark copyright battle which has pitted Internet Service Provider iiNet against a coalition of film and TV companies. A ruling on the eagerly watched copyright test case is exp ...

  2. Heatwave Hits Sydney's Big Day Out

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Paramedics treated approximately 1,900 festival-goers during the Sydney leg of Big Day Out festival this weekend as a heatwave blasted Australia's biggest city. Temperatures tipped 40-degrees Celsius on both days of the festival, which took p ...

  3. George Michael Adds Aussie Stadium Show

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST George Michael's 2010 stadium tour of Australian will, after all, make a detour into Melbourne, promoter Dainty Consolidated Entertainment has confirmed. The "George Michael Live" tour will swing into Melbourne's Etihad Stadium ...

  4. Britney Spears 'Upset' Over Australian Tour Complaints

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears has done it again, hitting the headlines during her first Australian tour over a row about lip-synching and a lacklustre performance that her tour promoter said had left her "extremely upset." Australian media reported tha ...

  5. Promoter Exits V Fest Down Under

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The future of Australia's V Festival is unclear after Australian promoter Michael Coppel Presents (MCP) severed its ties with the annual music event. MCP had worked with Virgin Group on the previous three editions. However, the Melbourne-base ...

  6. Ladyhawke Label Boss Defends ARIA Nominations

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mounting controversy surrounding the multiple ARIA Award nominations for New Zealand artist Ladyhawke is a beat-up, says the executive who signed the rising global star. In an interview with Billboard.biz, Modular Recordings managing director Stev ...

  7. User-Based Web Radio Firm Jelli Makes National Push

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jelli, a company that merges crowdcasting with traditional radio, is hoping to take its user-controlled radio system national through a deal announced late Monday (Oct. 19) with Triton Media Group. As part of the agreement, Triton will syndicate t ...

  8. Australian Live Biz Building Asia, Africa Touring Circuit

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A touring circuit bridging Australia with Asia and Southern Africa is under construction and should be in full working order within the next decade. That was the defining message of One Movement For Music, a new three-day music industry conference ...

  9. iiNet Copyright Trial Begins

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Investigators tracked nearly 100,000 instances of iiNet customers sharing files illegally during a 59-week period, prosecutors told the Federal Court in Sydney today as the Internet Service Provider's copyright trial finally got underway. A c ...

  10. Muse, Lily Allen In Australasia's Big Day Out Line-Up

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British alternative rock trio Muse, pop artist Lily Allen and returning local heroes Powderfinger are booked to play the 2010 Big Day Out festival tour of Australasia. Others confirmed by organizers today (Sept. 29) for the line-up include British ...

  11. AC/DC Double-Booking Resolved Down Under

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC's opening homecoming "Black Ice" tour dates next February at Melbourne's Etihad Stadium will go ahead after a double-booking dispute was resolved between the Australian Football League and the venue's operators. The ...

  12. Pearl Jam Offers Ticket, Album Bundle Down Under

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam is bundling their new album into ticket sales for their upcoming Australasian stadium tour. Ticket-buyers have an option to buy two separate "Backspacer" bundles. One version contains the forthcoming album and an exclusive, liv ...

  13. Pearl Jam Heads South

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam is heading Down Under for its first Australasian tour in three years. Chugg Entertainment is promoting the American rock act's trek, which will encompass five Australian stadium shows beginning Nov. 14 November at Perth's Membe ...

  14. Black Eyed Peas' Tour Heads Down Under

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas will be heading down under for a six-date tour in support of their chart-topping latest album "The E.N.D." (Interscope). Michael Gudinski's Frontier Touring Company will promote the Australasian leg of The E.N.D. Wor ...

  15. Music Industry Remembers Michael Jackson

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "[A specific memory?] I've got a big one. Thursday morning, 12:30 a.m. He finishes the three-hour rehearsal [at Los Angeles' Staples Center], he goes over and does a group hug with Frank Dileo and Kenny Ortega, then he comes over to ...

  16. NKOTB Cancels Aussie Tour

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Revived U.S. boy band New Kids On The Block has cancelled its August tour of Australia, pinning the blame on the worldwide recession. On a statement on the official NKOTB Web site, band member Donnie Wahlberg posted: "Despite warnings that th ...

  17. Britney Taking 'Circus' Tour Down Under

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Britney's "Circus" is rolling into Australia. Melbourne-based promoter Dainty Consolidated Entertainment will bring "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" to Australian arenas this November, marking the first time the Americ ...

  18. Necro Fined For Assault In Australia

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. rapper Necro has been fined $3,000 Australian ($2,400) and ordered to pay court costs for his part in a brawl on the streets of Perth. The Perth Magistrates Court was today (June 5) told the victim's cheekbone was fractured when he was p ...

  19. AC/DC's 'Black Ice' Tour Breaks Records Down Under

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC's homecoming "Black Ice" Australian tour has busted box office records by selling more than half a million tickets in the first day on sale, Billboard.biz has learned. The tour's co-promoters Garry Van Egmond Enterprises ...

  20. AC/DC Tour Heads Home

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC are on a highway to home. The veteran Anglo-Australian rockers will return to their roots early next year when their sweeping "Black Ice World Tour" visits a raft of stadiums down under. The Australasian tour is tipped to begin wit ...

  21. Fans Drive Ticket Sales On New Australian Service

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian Web site Posse.com launched this week, offering fans the chance to sell tickets for their favorite acts and to make a 5% commission on each sale. Posse.com was set up by alt-rock trio Evermore's manager Rebekah Campbell, managing d ...

  22. Digital Radio Services Revealed Down Under

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With the digital radio revolution just around the corner, commercial media group DMG Radio Australia has unveiled a flavor of some new music channels to come. The broadcaster, which operates the Nova and Vega networks, has added two new digital br ...

  23. Simon and Garfunkel Reunites, Confirms Australasian Tour

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Simon and Garfunkel have crossed their personal bridge over troubled water and will reunite for a rare concert tour, kicking off in New Zealand and Australia. Veteran Australian promoter Michael Chugg has confirmed the music industry's worst ...

  24. Andre Rieu Goes To The Cinema Down Under

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dutch classical crossover superstar Andre Rieu will take the cinecasting route to set up his "You'll Never Walk Alone" CD release Down Under, due May 1. Hoyts' cinema in Moore Park, Sydney, will host a red carpet premiere of Ri ...

  25. Coldplay Breaks Record Down Under

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's just-wrapped Australian tour has broken a record at one venue and created a halo effect for half-a-dozen recordings. With their fourth and final concert at Sydney's Acer Arena on Sunday, the group clocked-up nearly 59,000 tick ...

  26. Aus ISP iiNet To File Copyright Case Defense

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Australian music industry will keenly watch developments this week as Internet service provider iiNet's copyright infringement trial enters another phase at the Federal Court. Perth-based iiNet will on Thursday (Feb. 5) file its Federal C ...

  27. Teen Dies At Australia's Big Day Out

    February 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST A teenage girl has died from a suspected drugs overdose after being rushed to hospital from the Perth leg of Australia's Big Day Out festival. The unidentified 17-year-old died overnight after apparently swallowing three ecstasy tablets outsi ...

  28. Dutch Dance Promoter ID&T Opens Up Down Under

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amsterdam-based dance promoter ID&T is setting up offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane this month, its managing director Duncan Stutterheim tells Billboard.biz. "The dance scene in Australia is very healthy," says Stutterheim. & ...

  29. Sick Singer Forces Vines To Cancel Dates

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Australian alternative rock band the Vines has canceled all live appearances for the coming months after frontman Craig Nicholls apparently suffered a mental health relapse. Nicholls, who has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, had a sev ...

  30. Pink's 'Funhouse' Burns Aussie Chart, Tickets Fly

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pink's "Funhouse" album debuted at No. 1 on the Motorola Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart on Sunday, and she is set to break her own box office record with the "Funhouse" tour next year amid difficult ...

  31. New International Music Business Event To Launch In Perth

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Australian city of Perth will be home to a new international music business conference, One Movement Festival, to be held Oct. 16 to 18 2009. Looking at the Australian and Australasian music market in a global context, the three-day festival w ...

  32. Triffids To Lead Hall Of Fame Inductees

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Triffids are among the acts set to be inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame next month. They join the New Zealand-formed rock bands Dragon and Max Merritt and the Meteors, and Melbourne-based singer so ...

  33. Madonna's 'Candy' Sticks At No. 1 In Europe

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's another triumphant chart week in Europe for Madonna, who retains leadership of both European Top 100 Albums with "Hard Candy" (Warner Bros.), for a third week, and Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "4 Minutes" featuring ...

  34. Elton Enters History Books In Sydney

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Rocket Man, Elton John, has been officially recognized for blasting his way into the record books Down Under. Michael Jacobsen, chairman of Arena Management, presented the veteran singer with a plaque Monday night at the Sydney Entertainment C ...

  35. Cut Copy Debuts At No. 1 Down Under

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A second homegrown act has debuted at the top spot of the Motorola Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart in the month of March. Following Perth band Gyroscope's high debut with "Breed Obsession" (Mushroom/ Warner), ...

  36. Australia's Gyroscope Grabs Top Chart Slot

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Australia-signing Gyroscope's third album "Breed Obsession" debuted at the top spot in this week's Motorola Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart. The last Australian group to hit No. 1 on the ARIA ...

  37. Industry Bodies Back Wishart Bill On C'right Term

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST British neighboring rights collecting society PPL, the Musicians Union and labels body the BPI have thrown their support behind Peter Wishart's ambition to change the current legislation on the U.K.'s term of copyright. Scottish National ...

  38. In The City OZ Postponed

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tony Wilson, co-founder and co-curator of Manchester, England's In The City (ITC) seminar and showcase event, has postponed the Australian version due to health issues. In The City AAA (Australia, Australasia, Asia) was to have been held for ...

  39. Big Day Out Flag Controversy

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Australia's festival Big Day Out has become embroiled in a controversy over the Australian flag. Its Sydney show is traditionally held on Australia Day (Jan. 26). During the public holiday, citizens usually wave large flags during the all-day ...

  40. Dave Matthews Band Unveils 2007 Tour Plans

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Dave Matthews Band will kick-off their 2007 tour two-night stand at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on March 23 and March 24, with The Fray set to open. The band will then head down under on March 31 for a two-week jaunt through Australia, fo ...

  41. In The City Heads Down Under

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event expands to Australia in November. In The City (ITC), the U.K.'s annual city-based A&R confab and music festival, is heading Down Under. Launched 15 years ago in Manchester, England's northern musical center, the ITC promotes th ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Inaugural Aussie/NZ Urban Awards Set For July

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hip hop, R&B and soul acts from Australia and New Zealand get their first Urban Music Awards ceremony, held July 21 at Sydney's Homebush State Sport Centre. Hip hop, R&B and soul acts from Australia and New Zealand get their first ...

  44. Aussie Music Biz Settles Swiftel Case

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. SYDNEY -- Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. The lab ...

  45. Aussie Music Biz Settles Swiftel Case

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. The labels, which ...

  46. Aussie Music Biz Settles Swiftel Case

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. The labels, which ...

  47. Crue Tour To Continue Despite Neil Injury

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Make-up Atlanta date to be announced. Contrary to reports that he broke his leg, Motley Crue singer Vince Neil suffered a partial tear of a calf muscle five songs into a show Friday in Atlanta, according to the band's official Web site. The s ...

  48. Aussie Labels Take ISP To Court

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The trial in the Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet service provider Swiftel began April 6 in the Federal Magistrates Court. SYDNEY -- The trial in the Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet se ...

  49. Aussie Labels Take ISP To Court

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet service provider Swiftel began today (April 6) in the Federal Magistrates Court. The Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet service provider Swiftel began ...

  50. Aussie Labels Take ISP To Court

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet service provider Swiftel began today (April 6) in the Federal Magistrates Court. The Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet service provider Swiftel began ...

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