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  1. Brandle's Global Bits: Tony Wadsworth In Major Label Comeback? Max Hole's Music Matters Keynote, Google's Thunder Down Under

    March 14, 2014 12:47 AM EDT Tony Wadsworth To Join Sony Music? Could Tony be joining Sony? That’s the big question doing the rounds this week.  The surprise departure of Nick Gatfield from the top job at Sony Music’s U.K. affiliate has created a void at the music major, and ...

  2. Splendour in the Grass 2013 Lineup: Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean Confirmed

    April 24, 2013 4:08 AM EDT Australia’s hugely popular mid-year Splendour in the Grass festival today revealed a line-up with something for every indie music fan – a bill that includes Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean, the National, Of Monsters and Men, T ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Powderfinger Bowing Out On A High

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Powderfinger is going out on a high, quite literally. The Australian rock group has raised more than $150,000 Australian ($148,000) for charity in a unique high-flying stunt just days before wrapping-up their towering career. The veteran five-piec ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. Slash Helps Launch MTV Classic Down Under

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There was a bit of the old and a lot of the new when Slash led celebrations for the launch of the MTV Classic channel down under. The Guns 'N Roses great and his new band thrilled the Palace Theatre audience with a set which previewed works f ...

  8. Volcanic Ash Grounds Artists, Disrupts Biz

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Flight restrictions have been extended in the U.K. and Europe because of the volcanic ash cloud, leaving tour plans and promotional campaigns in tatters. Several U.K. acts missed the Coachella festival at the weekend, including Gary Numan, the Cri ...

  9. Powderfinger To Quit After Final Tour

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock group Powderfinger, the country's biggest band of the 2000s, is calling it quits. But not before an extensive farewell tour. The five members -- Bernard Fanning, Jon Coghill, John Collins, Ian Haug and Darren Middleton -- used ...

  10. Australian State Could Make Venues Close Earlier

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The nightlife in the Australian state of Queensland could become a quieter, more sober affair after a parliament committee recommended curbing trading hours. The committee has proposed that clubs and bars in designated "entertainment zones&qu ...

  11. Protests At Venue Curfews Down Under

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Hundreds gathered in central Brisbane today (March 11) to protest proposed new laws that would enforce a tough state-wide curfew on nightclubs and live music venues. Under controversial new measures aimed at tackling alcohol-related violence, the ...

  12. MTV Australia To Replace VH1, 2010 Awards Off

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST MTV Australia is poised to switch on a new, retro channel in the place of VH1. The music TV broadcaster has also decided to place its annual awards gala on ice. The MTV Classic channel will be ushered in May 1 on the Foxtel, Austar and Optus pay-T ...

  13. Exports Boost For Queensland Biz

    December 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Australian state of Queensland has given a shot in the arm for the local music sector with the launch of two complementary export initiatives. State minister for trade John Mickel has unveiled the first strategy, entitled Queensland Contempora ...

  14. Universal Pub Aus Restructures Licensing Dep't

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group Australia (UMPG) has restructured its licensing department. Departmental head Denise Sharp has been promoted to director of licensing, as the department expands from three to five. Licensing makes up about 10 to 15 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Australian H1 Biz Value Slumps Despite Digital Boost

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Australian music industry fell 13.64% in value in the first half of 2007, despite continuing strong sales of domestic repertoire and digital music. According to Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA) figures released today (Monday), total ...

  17. Powderfinger, Silverchair, Team Up For Tour

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australia's two biggest bands, Powderfinger and Silverchair have teamed up for a national concert tour. The "Across The Great Divide" tour begins at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on August 29 and winds up 21 shows later on Octo ...

  18. Fanning Leads APRA Nominations

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Powderfinger's singer Bernard Fanning notched up five mentions when nominations for the 25th Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) awards were announced at Sydney's Civic Hotel. Fanning, who is signed to BMG Music Publishing, ...

  19. ARIA Awards Triggers Aussie Chart Action

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Assn. awards, held Oct. 29 in Sydney, has proved both a ratings winner and a catalyst for album sales. Ten acts featured at the gala -- including significant winners The Australian Recording Industry Assn. awards, ...

  20. Debut Winners Dominate ARIA Awards

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Newcomers Wolfmother, Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanning and rock band Eskimo Joe were among the big winners Sunday night (Oct. 29) at the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) awards, h Newcomers Wolfmother, Powderfinger frontman Be ...

  21. GLOBAL PULSE: POWDERFINGER SINGER TAKES A MELLOW HOLIDAY

    October 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT According to Powderfinger vocalist Bernard Fanning, his debut solo album "Tea and Sympathy" (Dew Process/Universal Music) "was just supposed to be my holiday project." It may have been a diversion fro According to Powderfinger ...

  22. Aussie Debutants Light Up ARIA Nominations

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal trio Wolfmother, rock band Powderfinger's singer Bernard Fanning, alternative rockers Eskimo Joe and crossover hip hop posse Hilltop Hoods notched up five nominations each for the Australi Heavy metal trio Wolfmother, rock band Po ...

  23. Kasey Debuts At No. 1 In Oz

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Australian country singer Kasey Chambers gained her third chart-topping album this week with her fourth album, "Carnival" (EMI Music Australia). The set on Sunday (Aug. 27) entered the Motorola ARIA Australian country singer Kasey Chambe ...

  24. APRA Awards For Ben Lee, Fanning

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMG Music Publishing-signed artists Ben Lee and Bernard Fanning were the big winners at the 15th annual Australasian Performing Right Assn. awards, held today (June 5) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Syd BMG Music Publishing-signed artists Ben Lee an ...

  25. Madonna Leads MTV Oz Award Nominations

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST With five nominations, Madonna is the frontrunner leading up to the second MTV Australia Video Music Awards, to be held at the Sydney SuperDome on April 12. With five nominations, Madonna is the frontrunner leading up to the second MTV Australia V ...

  26. Fanning Hit Hottest On Aussie Poll

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The debut solo single of Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanning on Thursday (Jan. 26) topped Australia's most significant radio poll, the Triple J "Hottest 100." Listeners of the national youth radio n The debut solo single of Powder ...

  27. Australia's Mushroom Music Buys Festival Pub

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Gudinski's Mushroom Music has purchased Australia's Festival Music Publishing from News Corp. The acquisition formally took place Nov. 22 and is retroactive to Oct. 31. Michael Gudinski's Mushroom Music has purchased Austral ...

  28. Australia's Mushroom Music Buys Festival Pub

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Gudinski's Mushroom Music has purchased Australia's Festival Music Publishing from News Corp. The acquisition formally took place Nov. 22 and is retroactive to Oct. 31. Michael Gudinski's Mushroom Music has purchased Austral ...

  29. Aussie Acts Lauded At Chart Awards

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST The success of homegrown artists came into focus yesterday (Nov. 17) at the Australian Record Industry Assn.'s No. 1 Chart Awards in Sydney. The event throws the spotlight on Aussie acts who topped th The success of homegrown artists came int ...

  30. iTunes Goes Live In Australia

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG holds out on Aussie service. Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store finally opened for business today (Oct. 25) in Australia. The digital download store at www.apple.com.au began operation this morning at 3AM Australian EST. According t ...

  31. iTunes Goes Live In Australia

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store finally opened for business today (Oct. 25) in Australia. However, as reported here yesterday, the Australian store does not include Sony BMG content. Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store finally opened ...

  32. Aussie Acts Prominent On 2004 PPCA Playlist

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a first, home-grown artists accounted for the three most broadcast acts on Australian radio and television last year. Based on playlist data from the 2003-04 financial year, the Top 100 Most Broadc In a first, home-grown artists accounted for t ...

  33. Australia's Butler Makes APRA Award History

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roots guitarist John Butler made history when he won song of the year at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) music awards, held Monday in Melbourne. He became the first self-publishe Roots guitarist John Butler made history when h ...

  34. Australia's Butler Makes APRA Award History

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roots guitarist John Butler made history when he won song of the year at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) music awards, held Monday in Melbourne. He became the first self-publishe Roots guitarist John Butler made history when h ...

  35. Aussie Music DVD Sales Up, CD Sales Flat

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Boosted by growth in music DVDs, the Australian recorded music market rose 5.98% year-on-year to a value of A$646 million ($478.75 million) in 2003, according to figures released today (March 17) by t Boosted by growth in music DVDs, the Australia ...

  36. Aussie Giant Powderfinger Hits The Road In Europe

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The biggest fish at home, Australian rock band Powderfinger is testing the waters of Europe and the U.K. With a Feb. 21 gig at Brussels' Botanique venue, the Brisbane-based five-piece will embark on i The biggest fish at home, Australian rock ...