Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia

  1. Seal Elevated At Aussie Indie Shock

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australian independent music company Shock is reshuffling the deck with the promotion of Marcus Seal to a group-wide leadership role. Seal, until now CEO of the Melbourne-based company's records division Shock Records, assumes the new role as ...

  2. BigPond First Aussie Store To Offer MP3s

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Telecommunications giant Telstra's internet service provider BigPond has become the first Australian online music store to offer download tracks in DRM-free MP3 format. It has struck deals with all the four Australian-based majors plus leadin ...

  3. Destra Dumps Founder Carosa

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Domenic Carosa, CEO and founder of Australian digital media and independent record label Destra Corporation, has been axed by the company's new board. He will be retained for the time being as a consultant. Destra and 33-year old Carosa' ...

  4. Nokia To Launch Aussie Online Store

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Finnish mobile phone company Nokia will launch the Australian version of its online music store next Tuesday (April 22), offering 2.5 million tracks. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia, Universal Music Australia and EMI Music Australia have si ...

  5. Sony BMG Australia Taps Radio Exec Tothill

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has hired broadcasting executive Grant Tothill to take over as senior director of Australian artist marketing. Tothill, who joins the label in May, reports to chairman and CEO Denis Handlin. "I recently ...

  6. St. John Replaces Handlin As ARIA Chair

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Denis Handlin is stepping down as chairman of the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) board after an unprecedented ten consecutive years. Sydney-based Handlin, chairman and CEO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. ARIA Lauds Aussie Chart-toppers

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) has honored 13 domestic acts at its ARIA Number One Chart Awards for reaching the top spot between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 2007 on ARIA's weekly singles, album or music DVD charts. Australian ar ...

  9. Sony BMG Oz Buys Caplice Stake

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has become the first major label Down Under to invest in artist management and touring. The firm has taken a 50% share in Sydney-based Caplice Management and is negotiating with a second artist management fir ...

  10. 'Delta' Starts At No. 1 Down Under

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Delta Goodrem's third album "Delta" bowed at No. 1 on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart this week. The set is already certified platinum, having shipped 70,000 units, according to Sony BMG Music Entertainmen ...

  11. Delta's 'Life' Bows At No. 1

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pop singer Delta Goodrem has notched up her eighth chart-topping single in her native Australia. Her latest track, "In This Life" (Sony BMG Music), this week debuts at No. 1 on the Motorola Australian Recording industry Association Top 1 ...

  12. Handlin Back In ARIA Chair

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Denis Handlin, chairman and CEO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand, was re-elected today as chairman of the Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA) for a record ninth year. The elections took place at ARIA's offices ...

  13. "Australian Idol" Final Pulls 2.2m Viewers

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The grand final of the fourth series of "Australian Idol" on Sunday night (Nov. 26) drew 2.2 million viewers, according to official figures released today (Nov. 28). The program gave free-to-air Ten Network a 32.4% share of viewers for t ...

  14. "Australian Idol" Final Pulls 2.2m Viewers

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The grand final of the fourth series of "Australian Idol" on Sunday night (Nov. 26) drew 2.2 million viewers, according to official figures released today (Nov. 28). The program gave free-to-air Ten N The grand final of the fourth series ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Human Nature Hot Down Under

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Human Nature's nod to its Motown roots has been a goldmine for the Sydney-based Aussie R&B male vocal band. Its first Motown collection "Reach Out" from 2005 has sold 400,000 units (5 times platin Human Nature's nod to ...

  17. Worldwide Ent Signs Aussie Noll

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New York City-based management and consultancy firm Worldwide Entertainment Group, Inc. has signed Australian singer songwriter Shannon Noll for representation, effective immediately. New York City-based management and consultancy firm Worldwide E ...

  18. Pallister To Head Sony BMG Oz's TV/Film Division

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Appointment will boost music TV programming. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has tapped television veteran Glenn Pallister as GM of its TV and film production division. The appointment, revealed today (July 25), takes effect Aug. 21. He wil ...

  19. Something For Kate Leads Strong Aus Chart Presence

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite a three-year break between albums, Australian trio Something For Kate's "Desert Light" debuted at No. 1 on the Motorola Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA) chart this week. Despite a three-year break between albums, A ...

  20. Sony BMG Oz Taps Marketing Vet Robert

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Australian marketing veteran Gill Robert joined Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia today (July 7) as director of strategic marketing. Australian marketing veteran Gill Robert joined Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia today (July 7) as dire ...

  21. Aussie Destra Buys Payless

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Australian digital media company Destra Corporation has acquired Payless Entertainment, the budget audio and video content publisher and distribution company, for A$8.7 million ($6.5 million). Australian digital media company Destra Corporation ha ...

  22. Australia's Goodrem Signs With Modest! Ent.

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer was previously managed by her mother. Australian singer songwriter Delta Goodrem has signed a worldwide management deal with London-based Modest! Entertainment. Modest! is run by Richard Griffiths and Harry Magee, who also manage former Wes ...

  23. Alberts, Sony BMG Sign Exclusive Deal

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Australia has struck an exclusive license partnership which will see the music major issue Albert Productions' releases in Australia and New Zealand. Sony BMG Australia has struck an exclusive license partnership which will see the m ...

  24. Sony BMG, Peppermint Set Up Joint Label

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has teamed with Sydney-based talent management company Peppermint Blue to set up a new imprint Peppermint Records. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has teamed with Sydney-based talent management company ...

  25. Sony BMG Aus Presses Button On Girl Band TV Project

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia last night (April 4) revealed details of a key project for its new film and TV production division. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia last night (April 4) revealed details of a key project for its new fi ...

  26. Australia's Shock Unveils New Team

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Major Australian independent company Shock Entertainment Group today (March 10) disclosed its new management team. Major Australian independent company Shock Entertainment Group today (March 10) disclosed its new management team. Marcus Seal, co-d ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Runga, Marsden In NZ Honor List

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer-songwriter Bic Runga and blues veteran Midge Marsden were recognized in New Zealand's New Years' Honours list, published Dec. 31. Both were awarded the NZ Order Of Merit medal for services to m Singer-songwriter Bic Runga and blue ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Sony BMG Oz Establishes TV Arm

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has set up a TV production division. Its music and entertainment programming will heavily feature its acts, says the company's chairman and CEO, Denis Handlin. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has ...

  31. Sony BMG Extends Red Into Australia

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has tapped A&R manager Simon Cahill to head-up its newly established artist development unit Red. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has tapped A&R manager Simon Cahill to head-up its newly es ...

  32. ARIA Revamps Name, Logo

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian Record Industry Assn. has changed its name to Australian Recording Industry Assn., with effect from today (Dec. 1). The trade body says its tweaked its name to more accurately reflect t The Australian Record Industry Assn. has chang ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Oz Confab To Discuss Biz Issues

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than 750 delegates are expected to attend the 7th AustralAsian Music Business Conference, to be held August 11-13 at the Sydney SuperDome. More than 750 delegates are expected to attend the 7th AustralAsian Music Business Conference, to be he ...

  35. Sony BMG Signs Alex Lloyd

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST In its first major signing since the merger, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has added singer/songwriter Alex Lloyd to its roster. In its first major signing since the merger, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has added singer/songwrit ...