Powderfinger

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Sony Releases Australian Flood-Relief CD, Powderfinger To Release Single

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Australia has responded to the country's disastrous recent floods with the release of a three-disc fund-raising compilation CD. "Flood Relief: Artists for the Flood Appeal" features 59 tracks, including recordings from Pi ...

  4. Powerderfinger to Reunite for Australian All-Star Flood-Relief Concert?

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Australia's music industry is playing its part in local flood-relief efforts, with an all-star concert said to be taking shape. A major benefit concert will be announced shortly, funds from which will support the flood-stricken state of Queen ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Australia's Homebake Fest Off In 2010

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One of Australia's best-recognized festival brands Homebake will skip a year, the apparent victim of a headliner shortage. Australia's super-competitive festivals market is experiencing a dearth of top-shelf international and domestic ta ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. Powderfinger Extends Farewell Tour

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian rockers Powderfinger will extend their curtain-call tour after 175,000 tickets sold out in rapid-fire time. Within hours of going on sale last week (April 30), 17 dates were sell-outs on Powderfinger's "Sunsets - The Farewell ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. ARIAs Run Gold For Silverchair

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With five trophies, Silverchair dominated the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards, held Sunday at the Acer Stadium in Sydney. The rock band claimed most of the major categories, including best group. Their latest set "Youn ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Universal Relaunches Australian A&R With Karpin, Taylor

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia is expanding its domestic A&R activities under its managing director George Ash. His strategy is to relaunch two iconic labels -- Island and Mercury -- into the Australian market as full-service, Sydney-based A&R ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Aussie Wave Aid DVD Due June 5

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT All profit donated to charity. Virgin Australia will release the official DVD of the Wave Aid tsunami benefit concert on June 5. Virgin says all profits from the four-hour Australian DVD release will be donated to charities Oxfam Community Aid Abr ...

  21. Aussie Wave Aid DVD Due June 5

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Australia will release the official DVD of the Wave Aid tsunami benefit concert on June 5. All profits from the four-hour Australian DVD release will be donated to charities. Virgin Australia will release the official DVD of the Wave Aid ts ...

  22. Aussie Acts Prominent On 2004 PPCA Playlist

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Powderfinger leads charge on radio, TV. Powderfinger leads charge on radio, TV. News ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Reunited Oils Lead Oz Tsunami Benefit

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian rockers Midnight Oil will reunite to headline the country's second major fund-raising concert to benefit victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami. Details of the Jan. 29 "Wave Aid" concert at th Australian rockers Midnight Oil ...

  25. Reunited Oils Lead Oz Tsunami Benefit

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian rockers Midnight Oil will reunite to headline the country's second major fund-raising concert to benefit victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami. Details of the Jan. 29 "Wave Aid" concert at th Australian rockers Midnight Oil ...

  26. 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 ...