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  1. Warner Music Exec Jon Simon Dies

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jon Simon, Sydney-based VP of new media Asia Pacific Warner Music, passed away Saturday (May 14) from complications during surgery. He was 49. Jon Simon, Sydney-based VP of new media Asia Pacific Warner Music, passed away Saturday (May 14) from co ...

  2. Jacobsen Appointed CEO Of Arena Management

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based concert promoter Michael Jacobsen was appointed May 5 as CEO of Arena Management, operator of the 12,400-capacity Sydney Entertainment Center. Arena Management also operates the 2,000-cap Sydney-based concert promoter Michael Jacobsen ...

  3. Jet Flies High With Four APRA Nominations

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jet has accumulated four nominations for the Australasian Performing Right Assn.'s annual awards, to be held May 30 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. Jet has accumulated four nominations for the Australasian Performing Right Assn.'s a ...

  4. Jet Flies High With Four APRA Nods

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ceremony held May 30 in Sydney. Jet has accumulated four nominations for the Australasian Performing Right Assn.'s annual awards, to be held May 30 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. The Aussie rockers' ballad "Look What You' ...

  5. Jacobsen Appointed CEO Of Arena Management

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based concert promoter Michael Jacobsen was today (May 5) appointed CEO of Arena Management, operator of the 12,400-capacity Sydney Entertainment Center. Arena Management also operates the 2,00 Sydney-based concert promoter Michael Jacobsen ...

  6. Jacobsen Appointed CEO Of Arena Management

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based concert promoter Michael Jacobsen was today (May 5) appointed CEO of Arena Management, operator of the 12,400-capacity Sydney Entertainment Center. Arena Management also operates the 2,00 Sydney-based concert promoter Michael Jacobsen ...

  7. Hemming Pressed To Testify In Sharman Trial

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nikki Hemming, CEO of Sydney-based Sharman Networks, may yet have to testify in the record industry's case against owners of Kazaa over alleged copyright infringement. SYDNEY -- Nikki Hemming, CEO of Sydney-based Sharman Networks, may yet hav ...

  8. Hemming Pressed To Testify In Sharman Trial

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nikki Hemming, CEO of Sydney-based Sharman Networks, may yet have to testify in the Australian record industry's landmark case against Kazaa over alleged copyright infringement. Nikki Hemming, CEO of Sydney-based Sharman Networks, may yet hav ...

  9. Hemming Pressed To Testify In Sharman Trial

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aussie labels up ante in Kazaa case. Nikki Hemming, CEO of Sydney-based Sharman Networks, may yet have to testify in the Australian record industry's landmark case against Kazaa over alleged copyright infringement. The Australian labels were ...

  10. N.Z. Gov't Ups Funding For Music

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New Zealand has earmarked an extra NZ$5.4 million ($3.9 million) in its annual budget to help export domestic acts over the next three years, the government announced April 20 in Auckland. SYDNEY -- New Zealand has earmarked an extra NZ$5.4 millio ...

  11. Hunter Elevated At Warner Vision Oz

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michelle Hunter has been promoted to VP, Warner Vision Australia, effective immediately. In her new role, Hunter reports to Ed St. John, chairman/CEO of Warner Music Australia. Michelle Hunter has been promoted to VP, Warner Vision Australia, effe ...

  12. Aussie Labels Take ISP To Court

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The trial in the Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet service provider Swiftel began April 6 in the Federal Magistrates Court. SYDNEY -- The trial in the Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet se ...

  13. Oz's Foxtel Pulling Ads From Pirate Web Sites

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT High-profile Australian media companies, including the country's largest pay-TV network, Foxtel, have been advertising on Web sites known to facilitate the piracy of films, programs and music, it was SYDNEY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- High-pr ...

  14. Mobile Download Goes Gold In Australia

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ministry Of Sound Australia has notched the country's first gold certification for a mobile download. Ministry Of Sound Australia has notched the country's first gold certification for a mobile download. The independent dance label says ...

  15. Mobile Download Goes Gold In Australia

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ministry Of Sound Australia has notched the country's first gold certification for a mobile download. Ministry Of Sound Australia has notched the country's first gold certification for a mobile download. The independent dance label says ...

  16. Aussie Authorities Seize Pirate DVDs

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Victorian police have seized approximately 25,000 illegal DVDs with a street value of more than A$250,000 ($194,000), including more than 2,000 pornographic films, the Australian Federation Against Co SYDNEY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Victorian p ...

  17. Crowded House's Paul Hester Found Dead

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The drummer from 1980s Australian rock band Crowded House hanged himself in a park in southern Australia, an emergency services spokeswoman said today (March 28). SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- The drummer from 1980s Australian rock band Crowded House ...

  18. Update: Sharman Asserts Innocence In Kazaa Trial

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sharman Networks, the Sydney-based owner of file-sharing software Kazaa, told Australia's Federal Court yesterday (March 23) that it should not be held liable for copyright infringement because it had Sharman Networks, the Sydney-based owner ...

  19. Final Arguments Begin In Kazaa Trial

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawyers for Australian record companies yesterday (March 22) began their final arguments in the landmark case against Sharman Networks' file-sharing software Kazaa. Lawyers for Australian record companies yesterday (March 22) began their fina ...

  20. Final Arguments Begin In Kazaa Trial

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawyers for Australian record companies yesterday (March 22) began their final arguments in the landmark case against Sharman Networks' file-sharing software Kazaa. Lawyers for Australian record companies yesterday (March 22) began their fina ...

  21. Oz Radio Meets With Gov't On Digital Services

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The CEOs of Australia's eleven major metropolitan and regional radio networks met in the capital of Canberra to urge legislators not to delay the rollout of digital radio. SYDNEY -- The CEOs of Australia's eleven major metropolitan and r ...

  22. MTV Oz Restructures

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks Australia is restructuring. As part of the changes, Helen Ryan, GM for the past eight years, will exit on a date to be determined, the broadcaster said today (March 17). MTV Networks Australia is restructuring. As part of the changes, ...

  23. Australian Anti-Piracy Unit Raids ISP

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian record industry's anti-piracy division on March 10 raided the premises of a leading Internet service provider accused of copyright infringement. SYDNEY -- The Australian record industry's anti-piracy division on March 10 r ...

  24. Aussie DJs Hit With Infringement Judgment

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sydney-based DJs Chris Kross and Pee Wee Ferris have been ordered to pay damages and costs totalling A$819,000 ($655,000) in the copyright infringement case against them, which concluded March 11. SYDNEY -- Sydney-based DJs Chris Kross and Pee Wee ...

  25. FMR Chairman Grierson To Exit

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Roger Grierson, chairman of leading Australian independent Festival Mushroom Records, will depart at the end of the month after seven years at the company. Roger Grierson, chairman of leading Australian independent Festival Mushroom Records, will ...

  26. O'Connor To Exit Warner Vision Australia

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Daryl O'Connor, managing director of Warner Vision Australia, will join Sydney-based independent distributor Rajon's DVD division as managing director, with effect from August 8. Daryl O'Connor, managing director of Warner Vision Au ...

  27. Aussie DJs Hit With Fines

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sydney-based DJs Chris Kross and Pee Wee Ferris have been ordered to pay damages and costs totalling A$819,000 ($655,000) as the prolonged copyright infringement case against the pair concluded last F Sydney-based DJs Chris Kross and Pee Wee Ferri ...

  28. Aussie DJs Hit With Fines

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sydney-based DJs Chris Kross and Pee Wee Ferris have been ordered to pay damages and costs totalling A$819,000 ($655,000) in the copyright infringement case against them, which concluded Friday (March Sydney-based DJs Chris Kross and Pee Wee Ferri ...

  29. Oz Court Freezes Assets Of Key Kazaa Figures

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The record company applicants in the ongoing Kazaa lawsuit have temporarily blocked two key figures from selling or transferring their assets. SYDNEY -- The record company applicants in the ongoing Kazaa lawsuit have temporarily blocked two key fi ...

  30. FMR Chairman Grierson To Exit

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Roger Grierson, chairman of leading Australian independent Festival Mushroom Records, will depart at the end of the month after seven years' service. Roger Grierson, chairman of leading Australian independent Festival Mushroom Records, will d ...

  31. FMR Chairman Grierson To Exit

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Roger Grierson, chairman of leading Australian independent Festival Mushroom Records, will depart at the end of the month after seven years at the company. Roger Grierson, chairman of leading Australian independent Festival Mushroom Records, will ...

  32. Oz Court Freezes Assets Of Key Kazaa Figures

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian record companies have temporarily blocked two key figures in the ongoing Kazaa legal case from selling or transferring their assets. Australian record companies have temporarily blocked two key figures in the ongoing Kazaa legal case fr ...

  33. Oz Court Freezes Assets Of Key Kazaa Figures

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Copyright-infringement case nears conclusion. Australian record companies have temporarily blocked two key figures in the ongoing Kazaa legal case from selling or transferring their assets. The Federal Court in Sydney today (March 4) agreed to fre ...

  34. Local Acts Triumph At MTV Oz Awards

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian acts won six of the 12 viewer-voted categories at the inaugural MTV Australia Video Music Awards, held today (March 3) at Sydney's Luna Park. Australian acts won six of the 12 viewer-voted categories at the inaugural MTV Australia ...

  35. Local Acts Triumph At MTV Oz Awards

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian acts won six of the 12 viewer-voted categories at the inaugural MTV Australia Video Music Awards, held today (March 3) at Sydney's Luna Park. Australian acts won six of the 12 viewer-voted categories at the inaugural MTV Australia ...

  36. Handlin Re-Upped As ARIA Chair

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG Entertainment Australia and New Zealand, was voted in on Feb. 24 as chairman of the Australia Record Industry Assn. for a record seventh consecutive time. SYDNEY -- Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG En ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Aussie Retailers Targeted For Counterfeit CDs

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian Record Industry Assn. (ARIA) has served cease-and-desist notices on 20 budget retailers and independent music stores for stocking counterfeit Top 40 CDs. SYDNEY -- The Australian Record Industry Assn. (ARIA) has served cease-and-des ...

  40. Aussies Ask Gov't For Film-Funding Changes

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australia's core film industry bodies have called on the government's key production funding agency to implement measures to open up the evaluation process of feature films. SYDNEY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Australia's core film i ...

  41. Aussie Anti-Piracy Head Resigns

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Speck, GM of Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation unit, has resigned effective April 15. The Australian Record Industry Assn., which funds MIPI, is looking for a replacement. SYDNEY -- Michael Speck, GM of Australia's ...

  42. Aussie Retailers Targeted For Counterfeit CDs

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian Record Industry Assn. (ARIA) has served cease-and-desist notices on 20 budget retailers and independent music stores for stocking counterfeit Top 40 CDs. The Australian Record Industry Assn. (ARIA) has served cease-and-desist notice ...

  43. Aussie Retailers Targeted For Counterfeit CDs

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian Record Industry Assn. (ARIA) has served cease-and-desist notices on 20 budget retailers and independent music stores for stocking counterfeit Top 40 CDs. The Australian Record Industry Assn. (ARIA) has served cease-and-desist notice ...

  44. Gov't, College Users Cited In MP3s4free Case

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer users at U.S. and Australian government agencies and universities were among the visitors to MP3s4free.net, which is at the center of an Australian court case on music copyright infringement, SYDNEY -- Computer users at U.S. and Australia ...

  45. Documents Reveal Kazaa Sale Details

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sydney-based Sharman Networks paid €600,000 ($750,000) to buy the Kazaa file-sharing network from its Dutch founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis in January 2002, newly disclosed documents r SYDNEY -- Sydney-based Sharman Networks pa ...

  46. Aussie Court Releases Kazaa Sale Documents

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sydney-based Sharman Networks paid €600,000 ($750,000) to buy the Kazaa file-sharing network from its Dutch founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis in January 2002, newly disclosed documents Sydney-based Sharman Networks paid €600,000 ...

  47. Aussie Court Releases Kazaa Sale Documents

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sharman paid €600K for P2P network. Sydney-based Sharman Networks paid €600,000 ($750,000) to buy the Kazaa file-sharing network from its Dutch founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis in January 2002, newly disclosed documents reveal. ...

  48. Kylie Tour Sells Out Down Under

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST With a swift sell-out of her home-market tour, Kylie Minogue has reaffirmed her position as Australia's biggest female box office draw. The Australian leg of the "Show Girl -- Greatest Hits" tour shif With a swift sell-out of her ho ...

  49. Kylie Tour Sells Out Down Under

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST With a swift sell-out of her home-market tour, Kylie Minogue has reaffirmed her position as Australia's biggest female box office draw. The Australian leg of the “Show Girl - Greatest Hits” tour s With a swift sell-out of her home-market tour ...

  50. Sony BMG Unveils Global Marketing Team

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its new global marketing team, which will work the company's repertoire around the world. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its new global marketing team, which will work the company's repertoi ...

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