Sony Music Entertainment Australia

  1. Australia's Songl Streaming Service To Shut Down

    August 26, 2014 5:38 AM EDT Australia’s crowded digital music market has one less player after Songl announced it would stop its subscription service next month. The major-label backed Songl informed its users with the announcement , "Unfortunately, we are not continuin ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Sony Music Snags Hoodoo Gurus For New Album, Catalog

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Australian alternative rockers the Hoodoo Gurus has struck a new recording deal, which brings the band's entire catalog into the Sony Music Entertainment Australia fold. As part of the new contract, unveiled today (April 22), the grou ...

  4. Sony Music Launches Touring Division Down Under

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While the live return of Simon and Garfunkel rightly hogged the headlines in recent days, Sony Music Entertainment's Australian affiliate quietly launched one of the engines that will drive the tour. Sony Music Entertainment Australia has unv ...

  5. Sony, Albert Re-Up Licensing Arrangement

    December 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Albert Music, the Aussie label home to AC/DC, has renewed its exclusive licensing deal with Sony Music Entertainment Australia. The new long-term arrangement covers all Albert Music catalog, digital content and future CD and DVD releases in Austra ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Murray Signs Up To New Management

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian singer songwriter Pete Murray has inked a new worldwide management deal. Murray has signed with Stu McCulloch's Brisbane-based Amplifire Music Company and Sydney-based John Watson Managemen Australian singer songwriter Pete Murray ...

  9. Murray Signs Up To New Management

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian singer songwriter Pete Murray has inked a new worldwide management deal. Murray has signed with Stu McCulloch's Brisbane-based Amplifire Music Company and Sydney-based John Watson Managemen Australian singer songwriter Pete Murray ...

  10. St. John To Head Warner Oz

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Australia appointed Ed St. John as its president/CEO. He will replace Shaun James, who joined the television industry in August 2004. Warner Music Australia managing director Chris Moss h Warner Music Australia appointed Ed St. John a ...

  11. St. John To Head Warner Oz

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Australia will tomorrow (Jan. 28) announce Ed St. John as its president/CEO, sources say. He will replace <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/global/article_display.jsp?vnu_ Warner Music Australia will tomorrow ( ...

  12. MIPI Raids ISP For Evidence

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation on Jan. 14 raided the Sydney office of Internet service provider ComCen to gather evidence on the song-sharing service MP3s4free.net. SYDNEY -- Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigati ...

  13. Oz's MIPI Raids ISP For Evidence

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hearing on P2P service set for Feb. 7. Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation today (Jan. 14) raided the Sydney office of Internet service provider Com-Cen to gather evidence on the song-sharing service MP3s4free.net. The Australian ...

  14. Oz's MIPI Raids ISP For Evidence

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation today (Jan. 14) raided the Sydney office of Internet service provider Com-Cen to gather evidence on the song-sharing service MP3s4free.net. Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation t ...

  15. Oz Artist Pete Murray Splits With Manager

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Australian singer-songwriter Pete Murray has parted ways with manager Justin Stanford of Melbourne-based firm Just Management after two years. Australian singer-songwriter Pete Murray has parted ways with manager Justin Stanford of Melbourne-based ...

  16. Oz Artist Pete Murray Splits With Manager

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Australian singer-songwriter Pete Murray has parted ways with manager Justin Stanford of Melbourne-based firm Just Management after two years. Australian singer-songwriter Pete Murray has parted ways with manager Justin Stanford of Melbourne-based ...

  17. Jobs Cut At Sony BMG Australia

    November 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Staff at Sony Music Entertainment Australia and BMG Australia have been notified that 43 jobs, or about 25% of the workforce, will be lost to the companies' merger. Most of those outgoing staff will s Staff at Sony Music Entertainment Austral ...

  18. Aussie File-Sharing Service On Trial

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brisbane-based file-sharing Web site MP3s4free.net was one of the biggest copyright infringing services in the world, the Australian Federal Court heard yesterday (Oct. 25). Brisbane-based file-sharing Web site MP3s4free.net was one of the biggest ...

  19. Aussie File Sharing Service On Trial

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brisbane-based file-sharing Web site MP3s4free.net was one of the biggest copyright infringing services in the world, the Australian Federal Court heard yesterday (Oct. 25). Brisbane-based file-sharing Web site MP3s4free.net was one of the biggest ...

  20. Producers Claim Share Of Delta Goodrem's Profits

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paul Higgins and Trevor Carter, owners of Melbourne-based recording studio Studio 52 and label Empire Records, have filed a statement of claim in the country's Supreme Court against the parents of hit MELBOURNE -- Paul Higgins and Trevor Cart ...

  21. Australian Pirate DJs Sentenced To Fine

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal court judge in Sydney on July 29 ordered five club DJs to pay $140,000 Australian ($98,000) each after they pleaded guilty to copyright infringement. SYDNEY -- A federal court judge in Sydney on July 29 ordered five club DJs to pay $140, ...

  22. Australian DJs To Pay Out In Copyright Case

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Federal Court judge in Sydney last Friday (July 30) ordered five Sydney club DJs to pay a total of A$140,000 ($98,000) in compensation after they pleaded guilty to copyright infringement. A Federal Court judge in Sydney last Friday (July 30) ord ...

  23. New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venues

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Developing technologies are beginning to raise new legal issues for performance venues, as the rights of patrons and artists potentially collide. That was the warning delivered by Denis Clive Braham d New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venu ...

  24. Sony Music Oz Revamps A&R

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment Australia has tapped overseas sources to form a new A&amp;R team. Sony Music Entertainment Australia has tapped overseas sources to form a new A&R team. Jay Dee Springbett is named director of A&R, replacing Mi ...

  25. APRA's Nick Hampton Retires

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Industry veteran Nick Hampton has retired as company secretary and director of administration and finance of the Sydney-based Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). He joined the associatio Industry veteran Nick Hampton has retired as c ...

  26. Australia's Tina Arena Splits With Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/songwriter Tina Arena have parted ways. Since signing with Sony as a solo artist 10 years ago, Arena has recorded four studio albums. Her worldwide albums Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/ ...

  27. Australia's Tina Arena Splits With Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/songwriter Tina Arena have parted ways. Since signing with Sony as a solo artist 10 years ago, Arena has recorded four studio albums. Her worldwide albums Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/ ...

  28. New Board For Australia's PPCA

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Australia chairman/CEO Shaun James was re-elected chairman of the Phonographic Performance Co. of Australia (PPCA) board at the body's annual general meeting last week in Sydney. He will Warner Music Australia chairman/CEO Shaun ...

  29. Aussie Judge Rejects Kazaa Claim

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Court in Sydney has rejected an application by P2P service Kazaa's parent Sharman Networks to have evidence collected during February raids in three Australian states declared invalid. SYDNEY--The Federal Court in Sydney has rejec ...

  30. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...