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  1. Reach Global Goes Down Under

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST New York-based independent music publisher Reach Global is opening a new affiliate to cover the territories of Australia and New Zealand. New York-based independent music publisher Reach Global is opening a new affiliate to cover the territories o ...

  2. Drones Win Inaugural Aussie Music Prize

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melbourne-based "psycho-blues" band the Drones' second album was tonight (March 8) declared the winner of the inaugural BigPond Australian Music Prize, held at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Sydney Melbourne-based "psycho-bl ...

  3. Drones Win Inaugural Aussie Music Prize

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melbourne-based "psycho-blues" band the Drones' second album was tonight (March 8) declared the winner of the inaugural BigPond Australian Music Prize, held at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Sydney Melbourne-based "psycho-bl ...

  4. EMI Oz Signs Up Spunk

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Australia has struck a deal to distribute product from Sydney-based indie Spunk Records in Australia and New Zealand. EMI Music Australia has struck a deal to distribute product from Sydney-based indie Spunk Records in Australia and New ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Stones Roll On For China Concert

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones will play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai on April 8. The Rolling Stones will play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai on April 8. Local promoter Emma Entertainment today (Feb. 28) c ...

  7. Stones Roll On For China Concert

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones will play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai on April 8. The show will be held at the indoor Shanghai Grand Stage, which has a capacity of 8,000 to 10,000. Tic The Rolling Stones will play their first-ever ...

  8. INXS Sued By Ex-Managers

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The former managers of INXS are suing the veteran Australian rock act for damages of at least A$7.75 million ($5.7 million). In court papers tendered, Sydney-based David Edwards and Michael Murchison The former managers of INXS are suing the veter ...

  9. INXS Sued By Ex-Managers

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The former managers of INXS are suing the veteran Australian rock act for damages of at least A$7.75 million ($5.7 million). In court papers tendered, Sydney-based David Edwards and Michael Murchison The former managers of INXS are suing the veter ...

  10. Albert Productions Restructures Oz, U.K. Arms

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Albert Productions, the Sydney-based record label, music publisher and production firm, has made major executive changes to strengthen its recent A&R activity. Albert Productions, the Sydney-based record label, music publisher and producti ...

  11. Australia's Brazin Introduces Download Kiosks

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Australian music retail market leader Brazin is from today (Feb. 15) rolling out the country's first in-store download kiosks through its 392 Sanity, HMV and Virgin outlets. Australian music retail market leader Brazin is from today (Feb. 15) ...

  12. Australia's Brazin Introduces Download Kiosks

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Retailer offers ringtones in-store. Australian music retail market leader Brazin is from today (Feb. 15) rolling out the country's first in-store download kiosks through its 392 Sanity, HMV and Virgin outlets. The Fast Tracks Kiosks will allo ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Australia's Ogden IFC Names Worton GM

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sets focus on concerts, sports, family shows. Tim Worton has returned to Australian facility management firm Ogden IFC with a mandate to bring such content as concerts, sports and family shows to arenas under the company’s management. Worton has b ...

  15. Indies Dominate Aussie Music Prize Shortlist

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Indie label-signed artists dominated the shortlist of the inaugural Australian Music Prize, details for which were unveiled today (Feb. 6) in Sydney. Indie label-signed artists dominated the shortlist of the inaugural Australian Music Prize, detai ...

  16. Indies Dominate Aussie Music Prize Shortlist

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Indie label-signed artists dominated the shortlist of the inaugural Australian Music Prize, details for which were unveiled today (Feb. 6) in Sydney. Indie label-signed artists dominated the shortlist of the inaugural Australian Music Prize, detai ...

  17. U.K. Indies Embark On Mission Down Under

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'AIM for Australia' to visit Sydney, Melbourne. 'AIM for Australia' to visit Sydney, Melbourne. News ...

  18. U.K. Indies Embark On Mission Down Under

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST A delegation of independent British music firms will embark this week on an inaugural trade mission to Australia. The initiative will involve nine U.K. music companies visiting Sydney and Melbourne fo A delegation of independent British music firm ...

  19. Motorola, DMG Boost Aussie Charts

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Assn. will relaunch its official sales charts through a "strategic alliance" with mobile phone company Motorola and DMG Radio Australia. The Australian Recording Industry Assn. will relaunch its official ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Sony BMG Aus Integrates Sales, Digital

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Australian has integrated its sales and digital departments, effective immediately. It's a first for the Australian marketplace, where the digital music business has esc Sony BMG Music Entertainment's ...

  22. Sony BMG Aus Integrates Sales, Digital

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Retailers welcome initiative. Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Australian has integrated its sales and digital departments, effective immediately. It's a first for the Australian marketplace, where the digital music business has escalated ...

  23. Ralph Carr Management Signs Amorosi

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melbourne-based Ralph Carr Management today (Jan. 24) signed 24-year old Australian soul-blues singer Vanessa Amorosi to his artist stable. Melbourne-based Ralph Carr Management today (Jan. 24) signed 24-year old Australian soul-blues singer Vanes ...

  24. Ralph Carr Management Signs Amorosi

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melbourne-based Ralph Carr Management today (Jan. 24) signed 24-year old Australian soul-blues singer Vanessa Amorosi to his artist stable. Melbourne-based Ralph Carr Management today (Jan. 24) signed 24-year old Australian soul-blues singer Vanes ...

  25. Destra Taps CDNow's Mayhew

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Australian Internet and E-commerce company Destra Corporation has hired Clive Mayhew to the new position as GM of its Destra Media division, with effect from March. Australian Internet and E-commerce company Destra Corporation has hired Clive Mayh ...

  26. Oz, NZ Ready For Record SxSW Attendance

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST A record 40 acts from Australia and New Zealand will be showcased at South by Southwest, to be held March 15-19 in Austin, Texas. More than 420 acts had applied to perform at the music festival, accor A record 40 acts from Australia and New Zealan ...

  27. Hansen Appointed Sydney Entertainment Centre GM

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.S. venue management manager Chris Hansen has been appointed GM of the 12,400-capacity Sydney Entertainment Centre, with immediate effect. U.S. venue management manager Chris Hansen has been appointed GM of the 12,400-capacity Sydney Entertainmen ...

  28. Hansen Appointed Sydney Entertainment Centre GM

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.S. venue management manager Chris Hansen has been appointed GM of the 12,400-capacity Sydney Entertainment Centre, with immediate effect. U.S. venue management manager Chris Hansen has been appointed GM of the 12,400-capacity Sydney Entertainmen ...

  29. Sharman Network's Hemming To Testify Feb. 3

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Legal representatives for 30 Australian and international record companies will get the chance on Feb. 3 to grill Sharman Networks CEO Nikki Hemming on her personal assets, as well as those of the com Legal representatives for 30 Australian and in ...

  30. Sharman Network's Hemming To Testify Feb. 3

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Legal representatives for 30 Australian and international record companies will get the chance on Feb. 3 to grill Sharman Networks CEO Nikki Hemming on her personal assets, as well as those of the com Legal representatives for 30 Australian and in ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. MacTaggart To Head Sydney Entertainment Centre

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Arena Management has appointed Bruce MacTaggart as GM of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, with effect from Friday (Dec 9). Arena Management has appointed Bruce MacTaggart as GM of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, with effect from Friday (Dec 9). A ...

  34. MacTaggart To Head Sydney Entertainment Centre

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Arena Management has appointed Bruce MacTaggart as GM of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, with effect from Friday (Dec 9). Arena Management has appointed Bruce MacTaggart as GM of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, with effect from Friday (Dec 9). A ...

  35. MTV Promotes Robbins To Helm Asia-Pac

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nigel Robbins, Sydney-based managing director of MTV Networks Australia, has today (Dec. 6) been promoted to president, MTV Networks Asia-Pacific. Nigel Robbins, Sydney-based managing director of MTV Networks Australia, has today (Dec. 6) been pro ...

  36. 'Vertigo' Continues To Sell Out

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Second shows added for Sydney, Melbourne, more. Second shows added for Sydney, Melbourne, more. News ...

  37. U2's 'Vertigo' Continues To Sell Out

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST The initial dates for the fourth leg of U2's Vertigo tour went on sale over the weekend and the results were predictably successful. U2 sold out stadiums in Sydney (March 31), Melbourne (March 24), Br The initial dates for the fourth leg of U ...

  38. Aussie Kids' Act Wiggles Win Export Award

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Children's act the Wiggles have become the first entertainers to win the Australian government's Exporter Of the Year award. The band won from a shortlist of 75 corporations. Children's act the Wiggles have become the first entertai ...

  39. Oz Retailers Decide On Earlier Release Date

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST From this weekend, the Australian Music Retailers Assn.'s members will sell new releases from Saturday instead of Sunday in a move to cash in on Christmas trading, the trade body said today (Dec. 1). From this weekend, the Australian Music Re ...

  40. Destra Acquires Aussie Indie Rajon

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Publicly-listed Australian Internet and E-commerce company Destra Corporation has signaled its plans to expand into the digital music and mobile phone content markets with the purchase of Sydney's Raj Publicly-listed Australian Internet and E ...

  41. Sky Network TV In $20 Mil Prime Deal

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST In an unusual twist for the broadcast sector, New Zealand's dominant pay TV platform Sky Network TV Ltd. said that it agreed to acquire the country's major regional free-to-air broadcaster, Prime Tele SYDNEY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- I ...

  42. Australia's Mushroom Music Buys Festival Pub

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Gudinski's Mushroom Music has purchased Australia's Festival Music Publishing from News Corp. The acquisition formally took place Nov. 22 and is retroactive to Oct. 31. Michael Gudinski's Mushroom Music has purchased Austral ...

  43. Australia's Mushroom Music Buys Festival Pub

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Gudinski's Mushroom Music has purchased Australia's Festival Music Publishing from News Corp. The acquisition formally took place Nov. 22 and is retroactive to Oct. 31. Michael Gudinski's Mushroom Music has purchased Austral ...

  44. Oz Veteran Harding To Retire

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ken Harding, Sydney-based CEO of disc manufacturing company Summit Technology, will retire Dec. 23 after almost 45 years in the Australian music industry. Ken Harding, Sydney-based CEO of disc manufacturing company Summit Technology, will retire D ...

  45. Sharman Boss Hemming Ordered To Testify

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian Federal Court Nov. 17 ordered Kazaa parent Sharman Network's CEO Nikki Hemming to submit to questions about her assets. SYDNEY -- The Australian Federal Court Nov. 17 ordered Kazaa parent Sharman Network's CEO Nikki Hemmin ...

  46. APRA's Distributable Income Surpasses A$10M

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australasian Performing Right Assn. reported a 10% year-on-year rise in net distributable revenue to A$107 million ($78.11 million) in its 2004-05 financial period, APRA CEO Brett Cottle said Nov. The Australasian Performing Right Assn. report ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Sharman Boss Hemming Ordered To Testify

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian Federal Court today (Nov. 17) ordered Kazaa parent Sharman Network's CEO Nikki Hemming to submit to questions about her assets. The Australian Federal Court today (Nov. 17) ordered Kazaa parent Sharman Network's CEO Nikki ...

  49. Sharman Boss Hemming Ordered To Testify

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian Federal Court today (Nov. 17) ordered Kazaa parent Sharman Network's CEO Nikki Hemming to submit to questions about her assets. The Australian Federal Court today (Nov. 17) ordered Kazaa parent Sharman Network's CEO Nikki ...

  50. Hot Co-Founder Regan Quits

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Graeme Regan, the executive who co-founded influential Aussie/U.K. independent Hot Records 23 years ago, has resigned with immediate effect. Graeme Regan, the executive who co-founded influential Aussie/U.K. independent Hot Records 23 years ago, h ...

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