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  1. Turn On, Tune In, Pay Up

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Cricket Wireless' Muve Music targets underserved mobile consumers in its quest to become the No. 1 U.S. subscription service. In the past, music was primary sold to people through brick-and-mortar stores. Then it helped technology companies s ...

  2. Spotify to Launch in Australia and New Zealand Tuesday

    May 21, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Spotify will launch in Australia and New Zealand Tuesday, giving the leading on-demand music service its first presence outside Europe and the United States and its 14th and 15th overall markets. The service's catalog will have 16 million tra ...

  3. Roger Daltrey Cancels Australian Tour, Sherbert's Clive Shakespeare Dies

    February 16, 2012 3:00 PM EST Sherbet Guitarist Clive Shakespeare Dies Clive Shakespeare, lead guitarist and founding member of Australian '70s glam-rockers Sherbet, has lost his battle with cancer. Shakespeare passed away Feb. 15, aged 62. Shakespeare originally formed t ...

  4. Australia's ISPs Proposes Controversial Anti-Piracy Plan

    December 05, 2011 2:12 PM EST Australia's biggest ISPs are about to embark on a trial, which comes close to emulating the "graduated response" schemes in other countries. It's close, but it misses the target, copyright owners say. The Communications Allianc ...

  5. WikiLeaks Doc Reveals Australia's Piracy Concerns With National Broadband Network

    August 31, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Piracy is a problem Down Under. But it's a problem that might become a whole lot bigger thanks to the Australian's government roll-out of its broadband super-infrastructure. That's the warning wrapped-up in a 2010 cable from the Can ...

  6. GNR To Play Australian V8 Supercar Show

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Guns N' Roses are revving up for a one-off concert to celebrate a major motor-race Down Under. Axl Rose's rockers will play the 50,000-plus capacity ANZ Stadium this December to mark the Sydney Telstra 500 race, the finale in the V8 Supe ...

  7. Australian Copyright Tribunal Sets New Royalty Rate

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia has a new royalty rate for digital music and video downloads. The country's Copyright Tribunal has established a new tariff payable to composers, songwriters and music publishers, and in doing so has put an end to a clash which pitt ...

  8. George Michael Adds Aussie Stadium Show

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST George Michael's 2010 stadium tour of Australian will, after all, make a detour into Melbourne, promoter Dainty Consolidated Entertainment has confirmed. The "George Michael Live" tour will swing into Melbourne's Etihad Stadium ...

  9. Australian Copyright Tribunal Ponders Download Rate

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australia's Copyright Tribunal has begun its deliberations over the country's digital download royalty rate for authors rights. The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and the society's sister organization AMCOS (Austra ...

  10. Australia's Cold Chisel Gets New Management

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST John Watson, manager of multi-platinum acts Silverchair and Missy Higgins, and former EMI Music Australia CEO John O'Donnell will take over the management of Cold Chisel, effective today (Nov. 6). Both admit to being fans from their teenage d ...

  11. AC/DC Double-Booking Resolved Down Under

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC's opening homecoming "Black Ice" tour dates next February at Melbourne's Etihad Stadium will go ahead after a double-booking dispute was resolved between the Australian Football League and the venue's operators. The ...

  12. Paoliello Relocates To Sydney In Mercury, M.Net Merger

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian mobile content and marketing expert Mercury Mobility has struck an agreement to merge with m.Net Corporation to combine what both companies boast will become the market's leading marketing and content business for handsets. M.Net C ...

  13. Australia's Swish Group Enters Administration

    September 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian digital media firm Swish Group has entered into voluntary administration after being unable to raise essential funds in the current "continuing difficult economic environment." Melbourne-based Swish has appointed Richard Cauch ...

  14. Australia's AIR CEO To Exit

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Stu Watters, CEO of Australia's independent music companies' trade association AIR, will exit next month after five years in the post, Billboard.biz understands. Watters is believed to be pursing a new career outside the music industry. ...

  15. NZ ISP Pulls Out Of File-Sharing Agreement

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Government and the music industry is still hopeful about achieving agreement on contentious New Zealand copyright legislation, even though a leading Internet service provider has effectively vetoed a proposed industry code of conduct. TelstraClear ...

  16. Collective Licensing Breakthrough For Aussie Indies

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australia's independent labels are celebrating a decision down under that allows indies to jointly offer licenses to broadcasters who air their artists' music clips. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said earlier ...

  17. Dutch Dance Promoter ID&T Opens Up Down Under

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amsterdam-based dance promoter ID&T is setting up offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane this month, its managing director Duncan Stutterheim tells Billboard.biz. "The dance scene in Australia is very healthy," says Stutterheim. & ...

  18. Poston Restructures EMI Aus

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australasia has completed a restructure of its A&R, marketing and new channel, synchronization & licensing departments. Its new chairman Mark Poston, who took over from John O'Donnell on Sept. 11, last month upped head of A& ...

  19. New Aus Online Radio Firm Gets Stripes

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While the introduction of digital radio in Australia has been further delayed, the country's first mobile radio subscription service has just been launched. For a fee of $7.95 Australian ($6.30) per month, subscribers to the service are enabl ...

  20. Retailer Sanity Launches Aussie Subscription Service

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Market leading CD and DVD retailer Sanity Entertainment has launched what it claims is Australia's first online music subscription service. The company has licensed the digital catalog of all the major labels. The LoadIt music store is built ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Local Murray Scores Third Aussie No. 1

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australian singer songwriter Pete Murray joined some esteemed company this week when he scored his third No. 1 on the Motorola Australian Recording Industry Association chart. With his latest album, "Summer At Eureka" (Sony BMG), Murray ...

  23. ARIA, MTV Aus Bolster Alliance

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Association and MTV Networks Australia have strengthened their alliance through a number of joint initiatives, unveiled today. The first is a new one-hour magazine-style show that bows tomorrow on MTV and will foc ...

  24. AEG, Australia's Ogden IFC Pair On JV

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG has acquired an interest in Australian venue operator Ogden IFC, and created a new 50:50 joint venture called AEG Ogden. The partnership will operate arenas, theaters, stadiums, convention a ...

  25. TM Names Huxley COO For Australia, New Zealand

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based Ticketmaster has appointed Matt Huxley to COO for Australia and New Zealand. He will be based in the company's Australia headquarters in Melbourne, reporting directly to Ticketmaster president and CEO, Sean Moriarty. In his ...

  26. SDC Enters China

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Secure Digital Container (SDC), the Basel, Switzerland-based provider of technology for digital rights management has struck a deal which will catapult it into the Chinese mobile market. Through a newly-forged partnership, SDC will power a full-tr ...

  27. Hutchison, SDC Team Up For India Mobile Downloads

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hutchison Essar, the Indian mobile phone operator, has launched what is described as the country's first legal mobile-delivered music download service. Hutchison Essar, the Indian mobile phone operator, has launched what is described as the c ...

  28. U2 To Reschedule 'Vertigo' Dates For November

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The ten final shows of U2's "Vertigo" tour will be rescheduled for November, singer Bono told an Australian TV show tonight (March 13). An official announcement could be made as early as tomorrow, he The ten final shows of U2's ...

  29. U2 To Reschedule 'Vertigo' Dates For November

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bono suggests announcement is imminent. The ten final shows of U2's "Vertigo" tour will be rescheduled for November, singer Bono told an Australian TV show tonight (March 13). An official announcement could be made as early as tomor ...

  30. U2 Postpones Last Ten Dates Of Vertigo Tour

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Family illness cited. U2 has postponed the final 10 dates of its Vertigo '06 tour in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Hawaii. In a statement, promoters the Next Adventure and Michael Coppel Presents jointly blamed it on the illness of an imm ...

  31. Aus Country Awards Strike TV Deal

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Country Music Assn. of Australia has entered into a deal with the free-to-air Southern Cross Ten Television Network to broadcast its CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia until 2009. The move to The Country Music Assn. of Australia has entere ...

  32. Australia's Telstra Dome Rights For Sale

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australia's free-to-air Seven Network today (Dec. 23) said it is looking at the possibility of selling its stake in the 52,000-seat Telstra Dome in Melbourne's Docklands. Australia's free-to-air Seven Network today (Dec. 23) said it ...

  33. Australia's Telstra Dome Rights For Sale

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australia's free-to-air Seven Network today (Dec. 23) said it is looking at the possibility of selling its stake in the 52,000-seat Telstra Dome in Melbourne's Docklands. Australia's free-to-air Seven Network today (Dec. 23) said it ...

  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. 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 ...

  36. iTunes Goes Live In Australia

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG holds out on Aussie service. Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store finally opened for business today (Oct. 25) in Australia. The digital download store at www.apple.com.au began operation this morning at 3AM Australian EST. According t ...

  37. iTunes Goes Live In Australia

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store finally opened for business today (Oct. 25) in Australia. However, as reported here yesterday, the Australian store does not include Sony BMG content. Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store finally opened ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Ticketmaster Buys Out Aussie Service

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster has agreed to buy out Australian entertainment and sports ticketing network Ticketmaster 7. The ticketing giant said April 6 it has reached an agreement to acquire the remaining 49.99% sh MELBOURNE -- Ticketmaster has agreed to buy ou ...

  40. Ticketmaster Buys Out Aussie Service

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster has agreed to buy-out Australian entertainment and sport ticketing network Ticketmaster 7. It said yesterday (April 6) it has reached agreement to acquire the remaining 49.99% share in th Ticketmaster has agreed to buy out Australian ...

  41. Ticketmaster Buys Out Aussie Service

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster has agreed to buy-out Australian entertainment and sport ticketing network Ticketmaster 7. It said yesterday (April 6) it has reached agreement to acquire the remaining 49.99% share in th Ticketmaster has agreed to buy out Australian ...

  42. Chambers Dominates Oz Country Awards

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kasey Chambers was the big winner at the 33rd Golden Guitar Awards, Australia's leading country music ceremony, held Saturday (Jan. 15) in Tamworth, New South Wales. Kasey Chambers was the big winner at the 33rd Golden Guitar Awards, Australi ...

  43. Chambers Dominates Oz Country Awards

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kasey Chambers was the big winner at the 33rd Golden Guitar Awards, Australia's leading country music ceremony, held Saturday (Jan. 15) in Tamworth, New South Wales. Kasey Chambers was the big winner at the 33rd Golden Guitar Awards, Australi ...

  44. Teenager Donovan Wins 'Oz Idol'

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Casey Donovan, a 16-year-old Aborigine from Sydney, won the second series of "Australian Idol" in a three-hour finale yesterday (Nov. 21). Donovan beat bookmakers' favorite Anthony Callea, a 21-year-o Casey Donovan, a 16-year-old Ab ...

  45. ARIA Planning Download, Truetone Chart

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Record Industry Assn. (ARIA) is planning to launch a download chart by the end of the year. ARIA is also aiming to introduce a truetone chart "in the next 12 to 18 months." The Australian Record Industry Assn. (ARIA) is pl ...

  46. ARIA Planning Download, Truetone Chart

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Record Industry Assn. (ARIA) is planning to launch a download chart by the end of the year. ARIA is also aiming to introduce a truetone chart "in the next 12 to 18 months." The Australian Record Industry Assn. (ARIA) is pl ...

  47. The Orchard Taps Into Australia's BigPond

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's largest online music site BigPond Music has struck an agreement to digitally distribute content from the Orchard, the New York-based digital and physical distributor of non-major-label mus Australia's largest online music sit ...

  48. The Orchard Taps Into Australia's BigPond

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's largest online music site BigPond Music has struck an agreement to digitally distribute content from the Orchard, the New York-based digital and physical distributor of non-major-label mus Australia's largest online music sit ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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 ...

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