Phonographic Performance Company of Australia

  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. Australian Record Labels' Lawsuit to Increase Radio Royalties to Reach High Court in May

    April 28, 2011 1:43 PM EDT Australian record labels' legal attempt to increase broadcast license fees will reach the country's High Court next month. On May 10, the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) -- the neighboring rights collection society f ...

  3. Pink!, Owl City Top Australia's Radio Airplay List

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Pink! is officially the most popular artist on Australian radio, again. For the fourth successive year, the U.S. pop star has topped the "Most Played Artist Report," published Wednesday by the Phonographic Performance Company of Australi ...

  4. Australian Fitness Class Music Fees To Soar

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia has out-muscled the country's fitness industry as a long-running battle over music fees comes to a conclusion. Australia's Copyright Tribunal today (May 17) ruled in favor of the PPCA and ...

  5. Australian Labels, Broadcasters Set For Court

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Neighboring rights body the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and trade group Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) will square up in Australia's Federal Court during June to do battle over Internet simulcast rights. The date fo ...

  6. Australia's PPCA Wants Radio Income Cap Removed

    February 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's PPCA is challenging the country's commercial radio sector for a bigger cut of broadcast income. On behalf of its membership, the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia launched a constitutional case in the High Court a ...

  7. Pink Still Most Popular Artist On Australian Radio

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST American pop superstar Pink was the most popular artist on the Australian airwaves in 2009, the third successive year she has achieved the feat, according to "most played" data published by Phonographic Performance Company of Australia. ...

  8. Australian Eateries Weeks Away From New Music Rates

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australia's cafes and restaurants have until the end of the month to consider whether music will remain a core ingredient to their businesses. The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) on Dec. 1 will implement a new tariff cove ...

  9. Business Matters: Sky Songs, iTunes LP, We7

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- British Sky Broadcasting will launch its long-awaited ISP-based music service next week. The specifics about the quality of the store and its user experience are still emerging, but details are out about the pricing structure. And they are unde ...

  10. Aussie Restaurants Face Performance Rate Increase

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Aussie restaurateurs have been getting away with paying too little, too long for the music they use to create ambience. That's the basis of an argument presented by the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia, which has begun targeting ...

  11. Denis Handlin Set For APRA Honor

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Australasia chairman and CEO Denis Handlin is this year's recipient of the coveted Ted Albert award for outstanding services to Australian music. The accolade, decided by the APRA board of writer and publisher directors, will be pr ...

  12. Ash Takes Helm At PPCA

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT George Ash, managing director of Universal Music Australia, has been elected chairman of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) board of directors. The New Zealand-born executive succeeds long-serving chair John O'Donnell in ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Tribunal On Gym Music Tariff Down Under

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia is getting physical with fitness gyms, which the collecting society reckons is underpaying for the use of music in its workout classes. The PPCA's case for a proposed new recorded music tariff ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Aussie AMP Prize Turns Up The Volume

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST The announcement of the Australian Music Prize (AMP) shortlist will be a much grander affair than in previous years, and will be revealed before a festival audience of 10,000. In the first three years of the contest, the acts chosen by the 23 medi ...

  18. Australia's PPCA Push Fitness Centers For Higher Rates

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA), which represents the interests of recording artists and labels, wants commercial gym classes to pay more for its use of recorded music. The organization has proposed to the Copyright Tribun ...

  19. O'Donnell Returns For Fourth Term As PPCA Chair

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia's CEO John O'Donnell has been re-elected for a fourth year as chairman of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) board. Also joining the board as licensor representative is Sebastian Chase, founder a ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Aussie Venues Launch Action Against PPCA

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Australian hotel and nightclub industries have jointly launched a Federal Court appeal against the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia's win to raise licensing fees. Last month, the Copyright Tribunal allowed the PPCA -- which r ...

  22. Australia's PPCA Hikes Clubs License Fees

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Owners of Australian nightclubs are fuming about having to pay significantly-hiked music license fees. New rates -- to be introduced at a date still to be decided but expected to be phased in over the next few years -- were approved Tuesday by the ...

  23. O'Connell Returns As PPCA Chair

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia's managing director John O'Donnell has been unanimously re-elected as chair of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) for the fourth consecutive period. The appointment, made at a board meeting today ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. AMP Shortlist 8 Becomes 9

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Organizers of the Australian Music Prize (AMP) sprung a surprise today (Jan. 31) when the final nomination Short List 8 carried an extra album title. The reason was simple, explains Scott Murphy, AMP founder and prize director: there were more tha ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Drones Win Inaugural Aussie Music Prize

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melbourne-based "psycho-blues" band the Drones' second album was tonight (March 8) declared the winner of the inaugural BigPond Australian Music Prize, held at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Sydney Melbourne-based "psycho-bl ...

  30. Drones Win Inaugural Aussie Music Prize

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melbourne-based "psycho-blues" band the Drones' second album was tonight (March 8) declared the winner of the inaugural BigPond Australian Music Prize, held at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Sydney Melbourne-based "psycho-bl ...

  31. O'Donnell Remains Chair Of Oz Firm PPCA

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Australia's managing director John O'Donnell has been named chairman of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia board for a third consecutive term. EMI Music Australia's managing director John O'Donnell has ...

  32. Indies Dominate Aussie Music Prize Shortlist

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Indie label-signed artists dominated the shortlist of the inaugural Australian Music Prize, details for which were unveiled today (Feb. 6) in Sydney. Indie label-signed artists dominated the shortlist of the inaugural Australian Music Prize, detai ...

  33. Indies Dominate Aussie Music Prize Shortlist

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Indie label-signed artists dominated the shortlist of the inaugural Australian Music Prize, details for which were unveiled today (Feb. 6) in Sydney. Indie label-signed artists dominated the shortlist of the inaugural Australian Music Prize, detai ...

  34. Ralph Carr Management Signs Amorosi

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melbourne-based Ralph Carr Management today (Jan. 24) signed 24-year old Australian soul-blues singer Vanessa Amorosi to his artist stable. Melbourne-based Ralph Carr Management today (Jan. 24) signed 24-year old Australian soul-blues singer Vanes ...

  35. Ralph Carr Management Signs Amorosi

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melbourne-based Ralph Carr Management today (Jan. 24) signed 24-year old Australian soul-blues singer Vanessa Amorosi to his artist stable. Melbourne-based Ralph Carr Management today (Jan. 24) signed 24-year old Australian soul-blues singer Vanes ...

  36. O'Donnell To Chair PPCA Board

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Australia managing director John O'Donnell has been appointed chairman of collecting society the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia. EMI Music Australia managing director John O'Donnell has been appointed chairman of ...

  37. Warner Aus CEO Shaun James To Depart

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shaun James, chairman/CEO of Warner Music Australasia, is to leave the company next month. He has been appointed deputy GM of network sales at the free-to-air national Ten Network. Shaun James, chairman/CEO of Warner Music Australasia, is to leave ...

  38. Australia's PPCA Plans Tariff Hike

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) has proposed a massive hike in the licensing fees nightclub and hotel owners must pay for public performances. The PPCA licenses the broadcast and Phonographic Performance Company of Australia ( ...

  39. Australia's PPCA Plans Tariff Hike

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clubs react to fee increase. Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) has proposed a massive hike in the licensing fees nightclub and hotel owners must pay for public performances. The PPCA licenses the broadcast and public performance ...