Warner Music Australia

  1. How 'The Diggers' Military Tribute Album Was Saved by Australian Rules Football

    April 25, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Charity fundraising album "The Diggers" has been given the go-ahead after the Australian Army called a truce with Warner Music over the project's disputed title. Warner Music had lined-up the album as tribute to defense force person ...

  2. Warner Music Australia's Military Tribute Album Shot Down by Armed Services

    April 13, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Warner Music Australia has had to yank an upcoming album project intended to celebrate the nation's war heroes after the album's title ran afoul of the armed services. The album "The Diggers" was to be recorded by three serving ...

  3. Michael Parisi Launches New Label

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Australian record biz executive Michael Parisi has returned to the label scene with a new imprint, Wunderkind Music. The former Warner Music Australia president of A&R has made teenage pop artist Owl Eyes -- real name Brooke Addamo -- ...

  4. Australian Band Gyroscope Protests At Warner Hits Set

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian alternative rock outfit Gyroscope has fired a broadside at their former label Warner Music for readying a hits compilation apparently without their consent. In a statement issued today (April 22) and posted on their official Web site, t ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Digital Sales Offer Hope Down Under

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australia's recorded music market has begun to show signs of recovery. New analysis of wholesale figures from labels body ARIA reveals the recorded music business grew slightly in the first half of 2009, its booming digital market outpacing t ...

  7. ARIA To Honor Dingoes, Mental As Anything

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alternative Australian rock acts Mental As Anything and the Dingoes, indigenous troubadour Kev Carmody, and pop singers Little Pattie and John Paul Young are to inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame during an Aug. 27 ceremony at Melbourne's For ...

  8. ARIA Honors No. 1 Acts Down Under

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The new brigade of Aussie artists were on song today (May 13), when labels body ARIA presented its seventh annual No. 1 Chart Awards at Doltone House in Sydney. ARIA's ceremony celebrated those domestic acts who topped the national singles, a ...

  9. Sound Relief Concerts Raise $3.3 Million

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The historic twin Australian Sound Relief concerts at the weekend were a mighty success, organizers and onlookers have declared. The bushfire benefit event, held simultaneously at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Sydney Cricket Ground on Satur ...

  10. Warner Aus Tries New Flavor With Peppermintblue Deal

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Australia has taken a majority stake in artist services firm Peppermintblue Entertainment, a company active in the recorded music, artist management and touring fields. With immediate effect, Peppermintblue becomes integrated as a div ...

  11. Kings Of Leon Rule Down Under

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kings Of Leon's fourth studio album "Only By The Night" (Sony) was the best-selling album of the year just ended Down Under, according to the Australian Recording Industry Association. "Only By The Night" enjoyed a four-we ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Universal Aus Goes Play MPE Route For Pre-Releases

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Australian affiliate of Universal Music has reached an exclusive arrangement that enables all its pre-release music to be digitally serviced to media and press outlets via the Play MPE software. It's the second major coup in a week for th ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Aussie Cilmi Signs Sweet U.S. Deal

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Gabriella Cilmi -- whose debut single "Sweet About Me" went Top 10 in 10 territories -- has signed a U.S. deal with Universal Republic, it was announced today (Aug. 5). The 16-year-old singer/songwriter will work the U.S ...

  16. Sony BMG Aus Signs Katie Noonan

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Entertainment Australia has signed singer Katie Noonan. A jazz-flavored album will be recorded in New York for release this year, according to Sydney-based chairman and CEO Denis Handlin. He says, "Joining Katie for the album recordi ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Australia's Gyroscope Grabs Top Chart Slot

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Australia-signing Gyroscope's third album "Breed Obsession" debuted at the top spot in this week's Motorola Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart. The last Australian group to hit No. 1 on the ARIA ...

  19. ARIA To Induct Cave Into Hall Of Fame

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alternative rock veteran Nick Cave will be inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame at this year's Motorola ARIA awards, set for Oct. 28 at Acer Stadium in Sydney. Melbourne-born Cave emerged in the punk ...

  20. Aussie Firm Albert Acquires Origin

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based Albert Music, best-known as the Australian home of AC/DC and the Harry Vanda-George Young writing team, has bought two divisions of publisher ORiGiN. These include the ten-year-old Sydney firm's copyright administration company O ...

  21. More Acts Inducted Into Aussie Hall Of Fame

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Retro-rockers Hoodoo Gurus and punk pioneers Radio Birdman were among a raft of veteran acts inducted last night into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame. The other inductees were R&B diva Marcia Hines, singer/son ...

  22. Callaghan To Head AMPAL

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based singer songwriter Mark Callaghan has been appointed GM of the Australian Music Publishers Assn. Limited (AMPAL). He takes over from Nick Hampton, who retired this year. Callaghan was previously GM at Shock Music Publishing. Prior to t ...

  23. Aussie Biz Celebrates Domestic Chart Toppers

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST The chart-topping success of 15 Australian acts was celebrated yesterday (Feb. 22) at the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) No. 1 Chart Awards at Doltone House in Sydney. The Living End (EMI), Something For Kate (Sony BMG), Eskimo J ...

  24. Evermore Tops Aussie Charts

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Through 2006, nine domestic albums and three singles reached No. 1 on the Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA) charts. The trend for Australasian sales trend has continued into the New Year with Sire/Warner act Evermore's single "L ...

  25. ARIA Awards Triggers Aussie Chart Action

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Assn. awards, held Oct. 29 in Sydney, has proved both a ratings winner and a catalyst for album sales. Ten acts featured at the gala -- including significant winners The Australian Recording Industry Assn. awards, ...

  26. Midnight Oil Inducted In Oz Hall of Fame

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala to be held Oct. 29. Midnight Oil will be inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Assn.'s Hall of Fame during the ARIA Awards ceremony in Sydney on Oct. 29. ARIA awards committee chairman Ed St. John described the veteran act as & ...

  27. Koppe Named Senior VP Of Sony BMG's ICMG

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently served as VP of marketing for ICMG. Lyn Koppe has been named senior VP of Sony BMG's International Catalog Marketing Group. Koppe reports to John Ingrassia, president of Sony BMG's Commercial Music Group, and is based in Ne ...

  28. Hot Start For Mushroom's Oz Act Eskimo Joe

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Australia's six-month-old domestic artist imprint Mushroom Records achieved its first album chart-topper this week. The imprint's guitar band Eskimo Joe debuted at the top spot on the Jun Warner Music Australia's six-mo ...

  29. Albert Productions Strengthens A&R Team

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Albert Productions, the Sydney-based label home of AC/DC, has tapped Danny Keenan as its GM of A&R, effective May 29. Albert Productions, the Sydney-based label home of AC/DC, has tapped Danny Keenan as its GM of A&R, effective May 29. ...

  30. Aussie Nostalgia Tour To Countdown The Hits

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sherbet, Mondo Rock, others reunite. Twenty-seven hit Australian acts from the 1970s and 1980s will go out on tour in the Aussie spring for the "Countdown Spectacular". The tour takes its name from the iconic Sunday night TV show "C ...

  31. Aussie Nostalgia Tour To Countdown The Hits

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sherbet, Mondo Rock, others reunite. Twenty-seven hit Australian acts from the 1970s and 1980s will go out on tour in the Aussie spring for the "Countdown Spectacular". The tour takes its name from the iconic Sunday night TV show "C ...

  32. Kazaa Faces New Court Battle

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The full bench of the Australian Federal Court today (March 23) gave 32 record companies the green light for contempt of court proceedings against the operators of the Kazaa file sharing software. The full bench of the Australian Federal Court tod ...

  33. Kazaa Faces New Court Battle

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Federal Court paves way for contempt proceedings. The full bench of the Australian Federal Court today (March 23) gave 32 record companies the green light for contempt of court proceedings against the operators of the Kazaa file sharing software. ...

  34. Warner Oz Reactivates Mushroom Label

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Australia has relaunched Mushroom Records as its imprint for new Australian and New Zealand signings. It marks the third life cycle for the iconic Australian record company. Warner Music Australia has relaunched Mushroom Records as it ...

  35. Gudinski Sets Up Liberator To Tap Global Acts

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski has launched Liberator, a Melbourne-based imprint to sign and develop acts and labels from territories outside Australia. Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski has launched Liberator, a Melbourne-based i ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Warner's FMR Deal Given Green Light

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Corporate regulator the Australian Competition Consumer Commission today (Nov. 16) approved Warner Music Australia's acquisition of leading Aussie indie label Festival Mushroom Records. Corporate regulator the Australian Competition Consumer ...

  40. Warner's FMR Deal Given Green Light

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Corporate regulator the Australian Competition Consumer Commission today (Nov. 16) approved Warner Music Australia's acquisition of leading Aussie indie label Festival Mushroom Records. Corporate regulator the Australian Competition Consumer ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Aussie Music Biz Settles Swiftel Case

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. SYDNEY -- Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. The lab ...

  44. Warner Music Buys Aussie Indie FMR

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sources: Deal worth up to $7.6M. Warner Music Australia today (Oct. 20) acquired Australian independent label Festival Mushroom Records from Rupert Murdoch's media giant News Corp. The integration of the two companies will take place through ...

  45. Warner Music Buys Aussie Indie FMR

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Australia today (Oct. 20) acquired Australian independent label Festival Mushroom Records from Rupert Murdoch's media giant News Corp. The integration of the two companies will take place Warner Music Australia today (Oct. 20) ac ...

  46. Aussie Music Biz Settles Swiftel Case

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. The labels, which ...

  47. Aussie Music Biz Settles Swiftel Case

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. Six Australian record companies have settled out of court with its case against Internet service provider Swiftel. The labels, which ...

  48. Evermore Take Out Top NZ Song Award

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Evermore won song of the year for their track "It's Too Late" at the Australasian Performing Right Assn.'s Silver Scroll awards, held last night (Sept. 12) at Auckland Town Hall in New Zealand. The so Evermore won song of the y ...

  49. Aussie Market Shrinks In H1

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Australian recorded music market during the first-half of 2005 fell by 11.82% year-on-year for a wholesale value of A$209 million ($161 million), according to figures issued today (Sept. 12) by th The Australian recorded music market during th ...

  50. Varasso Splits FMR For Sony BMG

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Exec replaces Flynn at promotions head. Australian independent Festival Mushroom Records has lost another high-ranked executive this week. Frank Varasso, FMR's GM of promotions for the past six years, is leaving the company, Billboard.biz has ...

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