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  1. Kerry Packer's PBL Buys Into Sydney SuperDome

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian media mogul Kerry Packer has added the Sydney SuperDome entertainment complex to his portfolio of interests in a deal reported to be worth A$12 million ($8.4 million). Packer's company Pub Australian media mogul Kerry Packer has ad ...

  2. Kerry Packer's PBL Buys Into Sydney SuperDome

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian media mogul Kerry Packer has added the Sydney SuperDome entertainment complex to his portfolio of interests in a deal reported to be worth A$12 million ($8.4 million). Packer's company Pub Australian media mogul Kerry Packer has ad ...

  3. Aussie Indies Reject Push For Blank-Media Levy

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Assn. of Independent Records Labels (AIR) has rejected calls for the implementation of a blank-media tax, which could be used as blanket compensation for copyright owners whose works are b Australia's Assn. of Independent Rec ...

  4. Eagles Tour A Success In Asia-Pacific

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles' ongoing Farewell I tour heads to the Far East and Australia in October, and demand has resulted in sold-out venues and added dates. The string of concerts -- including dates in Sapporo, To The Eagles' ongoing Farewell I tour ...

  5. ARIA Fetes 13 Aussie Chart Toppers

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) honored 13 chart-topping local acts at its Number One Chart Awards in Sydney yesterday. Altogether, the acts notched up 10 national No. 1 singles and The Australian Record Industry Association (ARI ...

  6. ARIA Fetes 13 Aussie Chart Toppers

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) honored 13 chart-topping local acts at its Number One Chart Awards in Sydney yesterday. Altogether, the acts notched up 10 national No. 1 singles and The Australian Record Industry Association (ARI ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. Judge Orders Kazaa Parent To Reveal Owner

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An Australian Federal Court judge has ordered Sharman Networks to reveal the names of the anonymous figures controlling the company. Sharman, the parent company of the peer-to-peer network Kazaa, is f SYDNEY -- An Australian Federal Court judge ha ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Origin To Administer W/C Australia Catalog

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based independent recording and music publishing company Origin has bought the administration rights to Warner/Chappell Australia's domestic catalog. The deal, announced today, is thought to be Sydney-based independent recording and mu ...

  11. Origin To Administer W/C Australia Catalog

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based independent recording and music publishing company Origin has bought the administration rights to Warner/Chappell Australia's domestic catalog. The deal, announced today, is thought to be Sydney-based independent recording and mu ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Kazaa Parent Told To Reveal Owner

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An Australian Federal Court judge has ordered Sharman Networks reveal the anonymous figures controlling the company. An Australian Federal Court judge has ordered Sharman Networks to reveal the anonymous figures controlling the company. Sharman, t ...

  14. Kazaa Parent Told To Reveal Owner

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An Australian Federal Court judge has ordered Sharman Networks reveal the anonymous figures controlling the company. An Australian Federal Court judge has ordered Sharman Networks to reveal the anonymous figures controlling the company. Sharman, t ...

  15. Kazaa Parent Told To Reveal Owner

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An Australian Federal Court judge has ordered Sharman Networks reveal the anonymous figures controlling the company. An Australian Federal Court judge has ordered Sharman Networks to reveal the anonymous figures controlling the company. Sharman, t ...

  16. Australia's Brazin Brings Virgin To Myer

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian retailer Brazin Ltd today (Tuesday) has struck a deal to rebrand the CD and DVD departments of 67-store retail chain Myer with the Virgin brand. It is part of a three-year pact between Braz Australian retailer Brazin Ltd today (Tuesday) ...

  17. Australia's Brazin Brings Virgin To Myer

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian retailer Brazin Ltd today (Tuesday) has struck a deal to rebrand the CD and DVD departments of 67-store retail chain Myer with the Virgin brand. It is part of a three-year pact between Braz Australian retailer Brazin Ltd today (Tuesday) ...

  18. Australia's Livid Fest Nixed for 2004

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's longest running outdoor festival, Livid, has been scrapped this year, citing "scarcity of headline acts." Michael Coppel, one of its three promoters, says it will return in November 2005. Australia's longest running ...

  19. Australia's Livid Fest Nixed for 2004

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's longest running outdoor festival, Livid, has been scrapped this year, citing "scarcity of headline acts." Michael Coppel, one of its three promoters, says it will return in November 2005. Australia's longest running ...

  20. Australian AIR Heads North

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Association of Independent Record Labels (AIR) is to relocate next month from Sydney to Brisbane, the capital of the state of Queensland. Australia's Association of Independent Record Labels (AIR) is to relocate next month fr ...

  21. On-Site Live Discs To Debut Down Under

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based Smash Touring is to become the first Australian touring company to offer authorized bootlegs of concerts. Sydney-based Smash Touring is to become the first Australian touring company to offer authorized bootlegs of concerts. A trial o ...

  22. On-Site Live Discs To Debut Down Under

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based Smash Touring is to become the first Australian touring company to offer authorized bootlegs of concerts. Sydney-based Smash Touring is to become the first Australian touring company to offer authorized bootlegs of concerts. A trial o ...

  23. MTV Aus Decides Awards Date, Venue

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The MTV Australia Video Music Awards (AVMAs) will take place March 2, 2005 at Sydney's Luna Park fun fair. The inaugural event will be telecast live from the 2,000-capacity Big Top. The MTV Australia Video Music Awards (AVMAs) will take place ...

  24. Warner Aus CEO Shaun James To Depart

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shaun James, chairman/CEO of Warner Music Australasia, is to leave the company next month. He has been appointed deputy GM of network sales at the free-to-air national Ten Network. Shaun James, chairman/CEO of Warner Music Australasia, is to leave ...

  25. Australia Ups Support For Personal Copying

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian music industry and Parliament are increasing their support for proposed changes to the copyright law that would introduce a levy on blank recording media. SYDNEY -- The Australian music industry and Parliament are increasing their s ...

  26. Kazaa May Go To Court November 29

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Federal Court has tentatively set November 29 as the date when Kazaa parent company Sharman Networks stand trial in Sydney. The Australian Federal Court has tentatively set November 29 as the date when Kazaa parent company Sharman N ...

  27. Kazaa May Go To Court November 29

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Federal Court has tentatively set November 29 as the date when Kazaa parent company Sharman Networks stand trial in Sydney. The Australian Federal Court has tentatively set November 29 as the date when Kazaa parent company Sharman N ...

  28. Kazaa May Go To Court November 29

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Federal Court has tentatively set November 29 as the date when Kazaa parent company Sharman Networks stand trial in Sydney. The Australian Federal Court has tentatively set November 29 as the date when Kazaa parent company Sharman N ...

  29. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. OD2 To Open Down Under

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT OD2, the British-based download music service provider being acquired by U.S. counterpart Loudeye, is opening for business in Australia on July 5. OD2, the British-based download music service provider being acquired by U.S. counterpart Loudeye, i ...

  32. OD2 To Open Down Under

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT OD2, the British-based download music service provider being acquired by U.S. counterpart Loudeye, is opening for business in Australia on July 5. OD2, the British-based download music service provider being acquired by U.S. counterpart Loudeye, i ...

  33. Aussie Rolling Stone Publisher Gardiner Dies

    June 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paul Gardiner, editor and publisher of the Australian edition of Rolling Stone from 1974-1987, died in Sydney last Friday (June 29). He was 59. The cause of death was not immediately known. Paul Gardiner, editor and publisher of the Australian edi ...

  34. CBS Nabs INXS Reality Series

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After a healthy bidding war, CBS has landed the Mark Burnett-produced reality series in which aspiring musicians will compete to become the new lead singer of Australian rock band INXS. After a healthy bidding war, CBS has landed the Mark Burnett- ...

  35. CBS Nabs INXS Reality Series

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After a healthy bidding war, CBS has landed the Mark Burnett-produced reality series in which aspiring musicians will compete to become the new lead singer of Australian rock band INXS. After a healthy bidding war, CBS has landed the Mark Burnett- ...

  36. Australia's PPCA Plans Tariff Hike

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) has proposed a massive hike in the licensing fees nightclub and hotel owners must pay for public performances. The PPCA licenses the broadcast and Phonographic Performance Company of Australia ( ...

  37. Australia's PPCA Plans Tariff Hike

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clubs react to fee increase. Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) has proposed a massive hike in the licensing fees nightclub and hotel owners must pay for public performances. The PPCA licenses the broadcast and public performance ...

  38. Reality Show To Discover New INXS Frontman

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unable to find a permanent replacement singer since the apparent suicide of Michael Hutchence in 1997, veteran Australian rock act INXS is turning to reality TV. The band is teaming with Los Angeles-b Unable to find a permanent replacement singer ...

  39. Reality Show To Discover New INXS Frontman

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unable to find a permanent replacement singer since the apparent suicide of Michael Hutchence in 1997, veteran Australian rock act INXS is turning to reality TV. The band is teaming with Los Angeles-b Unable to find a permanent replacement singer ...

  40. Mushroom Grows Down Under

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Gudinski's Mushroom Music has hired a new creative manager ahead of its planned expansion into New Zealand. Michael Gudinski's Mushroom Music has hired a new creative manager ahead of its planned expansion into New Zealand. Melbo ...

  41. Australian Country Music Exec Rex Barry Dies

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian veteran country music label executive Rex Barry died in Sydney on March 31, following a six-month battle with cancer. He was aged in his mid-50s. Australian veteran country music label executive Rex Barry died in Sydney on March 31, fol ...

  42. Kazaa Owner To Invoke 105-Year-Old Defense

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sharman License Holdings is planning to present a controversial defense of its <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/global/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2087314">Kazaa peer-to-peer s Sharman License Holdings is pl ...

  43. Kazaa Owner To Invoke 105-Year-Old Defence

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sharman License Holdings is planning to present a controversial defense of its <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/global/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2087314">Kazaa peer-to-peer s Sharman License Holdings is pl ...

  44. Former Universal Vets Launch Marketing Firm

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clients include Relm and Diana Anaid. Former Universal Music Publishing (UMPG) executives Rebekah Alperin, Doris "Teddi" Tyler and Xuan Tran have formed a new entertainment marketing, publicity, new media and management company. Alperin ...

  45. Former Universal Vets Launch Marketing Firm

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clients include Relm and Diana Anaid. Former Universal Music Publishing (UMPG) executives Rebekah Alperin, Doris "Teddi" Tyler and Xuan Tran have formed a new entertainment marketing, publicity, new media and management company. Alperin ...

  46. Destra Partners With Leading Edge Chain

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian digital rights management company Destra Corporation has signed leading music retailer Leading Edge to provide downloads through its Web site. Australian digital rights management company Destra Corporation has signed leading music reta ...

  47. Destra Partners With Leading Edge Chain

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian digital rights management company Destra Corporation has signed leading music retailer Leading Edge to provide downloads through its Web site. Australian digital rights management company Destra Corporation has signed leading music reta ...

  48. Jacobsen, Utsick, Land N.Z. Venue Deal

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A consortium led by Sydney-based concert promoter Jacobsen Venue Management (JVM) and Miami-based promoter and venue owner Jack Utsick Presents has sealed a contract to develop and operate a new arena A consortium led by Sydney-based concert promo ...

  49. Jacobsen, Utsick, Land N.Z. Venue Deal

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A consortium led by Sydney-based concert promoter Jacobsen Venue Management (JVM) and Miami-based promoter and venue owner Jack Utsick Presents has sealed a contract to develop and operate a new arena A consortium led by Sydney-based concert promo ...

  50. Goodrem Takes 4 Nods At Australia's APRA Awards

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pop singer/songwriter Delta Goodrem caps a phenomenal year with four nominations at the 2004 Australasian Performing Right Assn. (APRA) Awards. The ceremony, to be held May 24, is moving to Melbourne' Pop singer/songwriter Delta Goodrem caps ...

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