1. Jake Bugg Benefits From ‘American Idol’ Appearance, Describes the Format As ‘Cruel’

    March 10, 2014 4:51 AM EDT 1 0 0 UNGRACIOUS: You don’t have to dig very deep to find the irony when it comes to Jake Bugg’s guest appearance on last week’s American Idol results show. Largely unknown in the United States, Bugg was asked to be the first new artist featured on the Fo ...

  2. Australia’s Record Biz Suffers Double-Digit Drop In Digital ‘Transition’ Year

    February 27, 2014 8:00 AM EST Australia’s recorded music market suffered a double-digit slump in 2013 as digital finally replaced the CD as the top format, new data reveals.  Annual recorded music revenue in 2013 declined by 11.6% to Australian $351.6 million ($313 million), a ...

  3. Tame Impala, Flume Clean-Up At The ARIAs

    December 01, 2013 11:49 PM EST Tame Impala and Flume were the big winners at the 27th ARIA Awards, taking out the bulk of the night’s biggest categories between them. Kevin Parker’s Tame Impala was named best group, and its critically-lauded “Lonerism” (Modular Recordings) won ...

  4. Tame Impala, Flume Clean Up At The ARIAs

    December 01, 2013 11:49 PM EST Tame Impala and Flume were the big winners at the 27th ARIA Awards, taking out the bulk of the night’s biggest categories between them. Kevin Parker’s Tame Impala was named best group, and its critically-lauded “Lonerism” (Modular Recordings) won ...

  5. Flume Grabs Eight ARIA Award Nominations

    October 15, 2013 4:26 AM EDT With eight nominations, electronic producer and artist Harley Streten -- aka Flume -- is the runaway favorite to sweep the 27th ARIA Awards in Sydney. Tame Impala is close behind with seven nominations, while Birds of Tokyo and Nick Cave & t ...

  6. Flume Grabs Eight ARIA Award Nominations

    October 15, 2013 4:26 AM EDT With eight nominations, electronic producer and artist Harley Streten -- aka Flume -- is the runaway favorite to sweep the 27th ARIA Awards in Sydney. Tame Impala is close behind with seven nominations, while Birds of Tokyo and Nick Cave & th ...

  7. ‘Australian Idol’ Not Returning, Network Confirms

    August 05, 2013 12:27 AM EDT Squashing recent rumors Down Under, local Network Ten has confirmed that it won’t be bringing back "Australian Idol." Register today for Billboard's 2013 Film & TV Music conference in Los Angeles Oct. 29-20 at the W Hollywood ...

  8. Aussie Rapper 360 Leads APRA Awards Nominations

    May 23, 2013 2:44 AM EDT With four nods, Australian hip hop artist 360 is the frontrunner for the June 17 APRA Awards in Melbourne, though the likes of Sia and Tame Impala aren't far behind. The rapper, whose real name is Matthew Colwell, has enjoyed a huge 18 mont ...

  9. Pink, Carly Rae Jepsen Top Australia's Year-End Sales

    January 09, 2013 12:35 PM EST 0 0 0 International acts have again dominated Australia's year-end sales charts, which are led by a pair of female North American pop singers -- P!nk and Carly Rae Jepsen . P!nk has proven again she's this country's Queen of Pop. According ...

  10. Chart Highlights: The Lumineers Shine Atop Adult Pop Songs

    December 26, 2012 12:40 PM EST The trio's debut Adult Pop Songs smash 'Ho Hey' jumps to No. 1, becoming one of the group's two newly-crowned leaders this week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts. Find out the top songs ...

  11. Chart Highlights: The Lumineers Shine Atop Adult Pop Songs

    December 24, 2012 6:05 PM EST 0 0 0 The trio's debut Adult Pop Songs smash 'Ho Hey' jumps to No. 1, becoming one of the group's two newly-crowned leaders this week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out th ...

  12. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rap Song, Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:34 AM EST Anthems and opuses from hip-hop's big guns and breakthrough stars best RAP album Take Care Drake LABEL: Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records PRODUCERS: Noah "40" Shebib, Boi-1da, Carlo Montagnese, the Weeknd, Jamie "XX" ...

  13. Guy Sebastian

    Guy Sebastian

    3 Albums, 6 Songs

  14. Aussie Bits: ARIA's Streaming Chart, Awards Bump; AC/DC Re-Ups With Albert Music

    December 11, 2012 12:44 PM EST Australian Recording Industry Association Launches Streaming Chart Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have made chart history Down Under, their alternative radio hit "Thrift Shop" bowing as the first No. 1 on Australia's new weekly officia ...

  15. Gotye, Kimbra Win Big at ARIA Awards

    November 30, 2012 4:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Gotye, Kimbra and The Temper Trap took the glory Thursday night at the ARIA Awards, between them collecting most of the big honors. The Australian record industry's flagship awards ceremony is a showcase of the Australian success stories over t ...

  16. Australian Rapper 360 Leads Gotye, The Jezabels In 2012 ARIA Awards Nominations

    October 04, 2012 10:46 AM EDT Australian rapper 360 With six nominations, Australian rapper 360 has his rivals in a spin ahead of the ARIA Awards, to be held Nov. 29 in Sydney. Gotye and Jezabels are a touch behind with five nominations apiece. The Melbourne-born 360 -- otherw ...

  17. Australian Recorded Music Market Down Slightly in 2011, Digital Surges

    February 29, 2012 7:36 AM EST Australia's digital music market is providing a huge shot in the arm to the country's recorded music industry, but the boost provided by new technologies and formats wasn't enough to spark the market into growth, new trade figures r ...

  18. Bye Bye Broadway: Pop Songs We'd Like to See on 'Glee'

    November 15, 2011 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Broadway came to Lima, Ohio in full force this season of "Glee," with songs from the Great White Way dominating the few and far between pop numbers. But now that the school play is over and "West Side Story" standards are off the ...

  19. Pink!, Owl City Top Australia's Radio Airplay List

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Pink! is officially the most popular artist on Australian radio, again. For the fourth successive year, the U.S. pop star has topped the "Most Played Artist Report," published Wednesday by the Phonographic Performance Company of Australi ...

  20. Delta Goodrem Scores Decade's Biggest Australian Album

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Homegrown artists Delta Goodrem and Guy Sebastian scored Australia's best-selling album and single of the 2000s, according to new retrospective over-the-counter sales tallies reported today (Jan. 7) by labels body ARIA. Goodrem's 14-time ...

  21. Shannon Noll Departs Sony Down Under

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australian multi-platinum, chart-topping regular Shannon Noll has parted ways with Sony Music Australia, drawing curtains on a six-year association which yielded an estimated 1.2 million album sales. Noll's star rose when he contested the 200 ...

  22. Aus Idol Singer Dies In Fall

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The family of an Australian Idol contestant who fell to his death on the weekend are denying the incident was a suicide. Levi Kereama died in Brisbane on Saturday night just hours after performing at the Parklife Festival, in the city's Botan ...

  23. Rogers Signs with Imagem

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Imagem Music, the music publishing fund launched earlier this year by Dutch firms CP Masters and pension fund Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP, has signed Australian artist, writer and producer Jarrad Rogers to a global publishing deal. Rogers, who is ...

  24. This Day in Music

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Australian artists including Kasey Chambers, "Australian Idol" winners Guy Sebastian and Casey Donovan, Jet vocalist Nic Cester, the Living End guitarist Chris Cheney, You Am I guitarist Dave L 2005 - Australian artists including Ka ...

  25. This Day in Music

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Australian artists including Kasey Chambers, "Australian Idol" winners Guy Sebastian and Casey Donovan, Jet vocalist Nic Cester, the Living End guitarist Chris Cheney, You Am I guitarist Dave L 2005 - Australian artists including Ka ...

  26. "Australian Idol" Final Pulls 2.2m Viewers

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The grand final of the fourth series of "Australian Idol" on Sunday night (Nov. 26) drew 2.2 million viewers, according to official figures released today (Nov. 28). The program gave free-to-air Ten Network a 32.4% share of viewers for t ...

  27. "Australian Idol" Final Pulls 2.2m Viewers

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The grand final of the fourth series of "Australian Idol" on Sunday night (Nov. 26) drew 2.2 million viewers, according to official figures released today (Nov. 28). The program gave free-to-air Ten N The grand final of the fourth series ...

  28. This Day in Music

    January 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1993 - </b>A 29-cent U.S. postage stamp bearing the likeness of a 1950s-era Elvis Presley is issued at a post office near the King's Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tenn. The U.S. Postal Service held 2005 - Australian artists inclu ...

  29. Australian Acts To 'Reach Out To Asia'

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Australian entertainment community will rally together to help victims of the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami with an all-star concert and telethon set for Saturday (Jan. 8). Reach Out to Asia will The Australian entertainment community will rall ...

  30. Jet Flys Off With Six ARIAs

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With six awards, rock band Jet was the big winner at the 18th Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) awards, held last night (Oct. 17) at the Sydney Superdome. With six awards, rock band Jet was the big winner at the 18th Australian Record In ...

  31. 2004 ARIA Awards Nominees

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nominees and some winners of 2004 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards. "Artisan awards" were announced Sept. 16; "Fine Arts" winners will be announced Oct. 12; remaining awards wil Below are the nominees and s ...

  32. Chambers Sets Australian Chart Record

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian country singer Kasey Chambers' third solo album "Wayward Angel" (EMI) has debuted at the crest of the ARIAnet Albums chart for the week commencing June 7. In doing so, Chambers becomes the Australian country singer Kasey ...

  33. Chambers Sets Australian Chart Record

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian country singer Kasey Chambers' third solo album "Wayward Angel" (EMI) has debuted at the crest of the ARIAnet Albums chart for the week commencing June 7. In doing so, Chambers becomes the Australian country singer Kasey ...

  34. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 22-28, 2003). Christmas is a holiday that is almost instantly associated with music. And it's fitting that the days leading up to Christmas Day on Thursday wi ...