Warner Music Australasia

  1. ARIA Appoints Denis Handlin Chairman

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Australia's longtime chief Denis Handlin has been appointed chairman of ARIA, Billboard.biz has learned. With the ARIA Awards looming, the trade association has moved quickly to slot Handlin into a role recently abdicated by Ed St ...

  2. Australian Music Market Up 4.8% In 2009

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST The record business down under is on the ascent. Full-year 2009 trade figures issued today (Feb. 3) by labels body ARIA show a 4.8% gain in wholesale revenue to $446.1 million Australian ($395 million), powered by a booming digital music sector an ...

  3. Robbie Williams' ARIA Performance Confirmed

    September 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British pop giant Robbie Williams will make his long-awaited return to Australia when he performs at the 2009 ARIA Awards in Sydney on Nov. 26. Williams will perform new single "Bodies" on the night, lifted from his forthcoming EMI Music ...

  4. ARIA Partners With Nine Network

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Nine Network has cemented a new partnership with labels body ARIA, which will see the free-to-air station beam this year's ARIA Awards, the ARIA Hall of Fame gala and a new chart countdown show. Nine succeeds Channel 10 as br ...

  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. Double Digit Physical Sales Decline Down Under

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Monster hit album releases from Pink, Kings Of Leon, AC/DC and Andre Rieu weren't enough to stem a double digit physical sales decline down under last year, according to official figures published today (March 11) by labels body ARIA. But the ...

  7. ARIA Reports 'Dramatic' CD Sales

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST As Australia moves into the summer season, the country's retail market is defying the gloom of its northern counterparts. Overall Australian album sales in the lead-up to Christmas are well up on the corresponding period last year, according ...

  8. Warner Vet Ikin Dies

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Peter Ikin, a former high-ranking Warner Music International executive who was one of the chief architects of the major's Australian business, has died at the age of 62 from a suspected heart attack. The Warner stalwart's passing has sen ...

  9. Exhibition To Celebrate Aussie Hall Of Famers

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Inductees into the Australian Record Industry Association's Hall Of Fame will now have somewhere to show off their legacy. Through an initiative between labels body ARIA and Melbourne's Arts Centre, Australia's all-time-great musici ...

  10. Debut Acts Dominate ARIA Noms

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Debut acts Gabriella Cilmi (Mushroom/Warner) and Sam Sparro (Island/Universal) lead the nominations for the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards, to be held in Sydney Oct. 19. The 16-year-old Cilmi has six nominations, and Sparr ...

  11. Aussie Biz Shrinks Further

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Australian recorded music market shrunk 4.3% in the first six months of this year, according to wholesale figures. The figures for January to June 2008, released Aug. 14 by the Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA), show overall revenues ...

  12. Aussie Hall Of Famers Inducted

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alt-rockers the Triffids and veteran performer Rolf Harris were among six acts inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame on Tuesday night. The Triffids, who split in 1990, have been rediscovered by a new generation. ...

  13. St. John Replaces Handlin As ARIA Chair

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Denis Handlin is stepping down as chairman of the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) board after an unprecedented ten consecutive years. Sydney-based Handlin, chairman and CEO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand ...

  14. O'Donnell Returns For Fourth Term As PPCA Chair

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Australia's CEO John O'Donnell has been re-elected for a fourth year as chairman of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) board. Also joining the board as licensor representative is Sebastian Chase, founder a ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Handlin Re-Upped As ARIA Chair

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG Entertainment Australia and New Zealand, was yesterday (Feb. 24) voted in as chairman of the Australia Record Industry Assn. for a record seventh consecutive ti Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG Entert ...

  18. 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 ...