The Go-Betweens

  1. Vance Joy, Sia, Lorde Win Big at APRA Awards

    June 23, 2014 11:19 PM EDT Vance Joy, Sia Furler, Lorde and Birds of Tokyo were among the big winners at the annual APRA Awards, held Monday night at Brisbane City Hall. Melbourne-born singer-songwriter Vance Joy (real name James Keogh) took out the coveted song of the year ...

  2. Lindy Morrison, Drummer with the Go-Betweens, To Receive Australia's Ted Albert Award

    May 15, 2014 5:44 AM EDT Lindy Morrison, drummer with critically-revered group the Go-Betweens and a tireless advocate for artists and people working in the music industry, is this year's recipient of the prestigious Ted Albert Award For Outstanding Services To Austr ...

  3. Brandle's Global Bits: Tony Wadsworth In Major Label Comeback? Max Hole's Music Matters Keynote, Google's Thunder Down Under

    March 14, 2014 12:47 AM EDT Tony Wadsworth To Join Sony Music? Could Tony be joining Sony? That’s the big question doing the rounds this week.  The surprise departure of Nick Gatfield from the top job at Sony Music’s U.K. affiliate has created a void at the music major, and ...

  4. Five Things We Learned At Bigsound

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The ninth annual Bigsound summit made many of the right noises last week. The three-day confab gathered more than 560 delegates (up 100 from last year) for an intensive round of panels, networking and band-spotting. Billboard.biz has selected some ...

  5. Ash Takes Helm At PPCA

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT George Ash, managing director of Universal Music Australia, has been elected chairman of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) board of directors. The New Zealand-born executive succeeds long-serving chair John O'Donnell in ...

  6. Tribunal On Gym Music Tariff Down Under

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia is getting physical with fitness gyms, which the collecting society reckons is underpaying for the use of music in its workout classes. The PPCA's case for a proposed new recorded music tariff ...

  7. Exports Boost For Queensland Biz

    December 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Australian state of Queensland has given a shot in the arm for the local music sector with the launch of two complementary export initiatives. State minister for trade John Mickel has unveiled the first strategy, entitled Queensland Contempora ...

  8. Cave Curates All Tomorrow’s Parties Aus Fest

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australia’s busy festivals circuit has a new player on the scene. The All Tomorrow’s Parties brand will debut in three Australian regions for the upcoming southern summer season, organizers said today. Home-grown alternative rock act Nick Cave the ...

  9. Aussie Digital Distributor Musicadium Launches

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST New Australian-based digital distributor Musicadium launched in its hometown Brisbane Feb. 13 with a showcase of three of its signings at the Zoo club. One of these, Ranger, is made up of past members of Brisbane bands the Go-Betweens and Regurgit ...

  10. Australia's PPCA Hikes Clubs License Fees

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Owners of Australian nightclubs are fuming about having to pay significantly-hiked music license fees. New rates -- to be introduced at a date still to be decided but expected to be phased in over the next few years -- were approved Tuesday by the ...

  11. Go-Betweens Founder McLennan Dies

    May 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Grant McLennan, founding member of celebrated Australian folk-pop band the Go-Betweens, was found dead at his Brisbane home on Saturday (May 6) after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 48. Grant McLennan, founding member of celebrated Aust ...

  12. Go-Betweens Founder McLennan Dies

    May 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Grant McLennan, founding member of celebrated Australian folk-pop band the Go-Betweens, was found dead at his Brisbane home on Saturday (May 6) after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 48. Grant McLennan, founding member of celebrated Aust ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Global Pulse

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Buoyed by its best reviews since forming 27 years ago, cult Australian outfit the Go-Betweens is touring through June in support of new album "Oceans Apart." Read Tom Ferguson's column. Buoyed by its best reviews since forming 27 ye ...