1. Michael Chugg Expands Label With U.S. Launch

    February 20, 2014 5:30 AM EST Australian concert promoting great Michael Chugg is launching his record label in the United States.  Chugg Music, which includes recording and artist management activities and is a division of Chugg Entertainment, will bow on Feb. 25 with distrib ...

  2. IFPI’s Frances Moore: Thom Yorke & David Byrne’s Streaming Concerns Are ‘Overstated’

    December 03, 2013 1:37 AM EST The IFPI’s CEO Frances Moore has weighed in on the for-and-against arguments over streaming music services, noting that subscription business models were still in their infancy and that the concerns from the likes of Thom Yorke and David Byrne wer ...

  3. Australia’s Homebake Festival Falls Flat

    October 23, 2013 2:47 AM EDT Australia’s saturated festivals market has had another casualty – Homebake. Organizers today canceled the 2013 edition, noting the decision was “heartbreaking stuff.” This year’s birthday-themed Homebake in central Sydney was meant to feature a ...

  4. Toby Keith To Tour Australia For the First Time

    September 26, 2013 3:21 AM EDT Toby Keith will embark on his first-ever tour of Australia in 2014, the American country star has revealed. Keith’s four-date “Hammer Down Under Tour to Australia” will kick off March 14 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. As previously reported ...

  5. Alan Jackson To Headline Australia’s CMC Rocks Fest

    May 17, 2013 10:01 AM EDT Country star Alan Jackson is heading back Down Under to headline the CMC Rocks North Queensland 2013 festival on Sept. 28. The Reid Park, Townsville site will also play host to the likes of international artists Sara Evans and Corb Lund, and homeg ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Gotye, Kimbra, Temper Trap Win Big at ARIA Awards

    November 30, 2012 3:47 PM EST From left: Richard Wilkins and Taylor Swift presenting Gotye with one of his four ARIA Awards 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 ...

  8. Gotye Sweeps APRA Awards

    May 29, 2012 7:43 AM EDT Gotye was the big winner Monday night at the 30th annual Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Awards in Sydney, where he collected a hat-trick of awards including the night's top prize, for song of the year. Gotye, Kimbra in the H ...

  9. Prince To Play Rare Australian Dates

    April 12, 2012 11:01 AM EDT Prince will make a rare, royal visit Down Under this May. After months of rumor and chatter, it was confirmed today that Prince will play three arena dates in Australia, for what will be the pop legend's third tour of this country and his fir ...

  10. Aussies Limp Home In Year-End Charts, Foreign Artists Reign

    January 04, 2012 11:02 AM EST Australia's appreciation for the homegrown is renowned, but judging by year-end sales and airplay data, Australian domestic music lost its appeal in a big way in 2011. No Australian artist appeared in the top-ten airplay charts, according to ...

  11. Laneway Fest Heads To Singapore

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's Laneway Festival will debut in Asia next year with a date in Singapore. The city-state's historic Fort Canning Park will host the inaugural Laneway Singapore on January 29. Laneway then heads Down Under for a six-date run. Fi ...

  12. Pearl Jam Offers Ticket, Album Bundle Down Under

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam is bundling their new album into ticket sales for their upcoming Australasian stadium tour. Ticket-buyers have an option to buy two separate "Backspacer" bundles. One version contains the forthcoming album and an exclusive, liv ...

  13. Simon And Garfunkel Confirm Reunion Tour

    April 06, 2009 9:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Simon and Garfunkel have crossed their personal bridge over troubled water and will reunite for a rare concert tour, kicking off in New Zealand and Australia. Veteran Australian promoter Michael Chugg has confirmed the music industry's worst ke ...

  14. Simon and Garfunkel Reunites, Confirms Australasian Tour

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Simon and Garfunkel have crossed their personal bridge over troubled water and will reunite for a rare concert tour, kicking off in New Zealand and Australia. Veteran Australian promoter Michael Chugg has confirmed the music industry's worst ...

  15. Bee Gee Joins Sound Relief Concert Bill

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Barry Gibb, the singer, songwriter and eldest brother in the Bee Gees, is returning to Australia to perform on the Sydney stage for this Saturday's Sound Relief concert, organizers said today (March 11). Gibb's headline performance for t ...

  16. Coldplay, Kings Of Leon For Bushfire Benefit

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Jack Johnson and a reunited Midnight Oil lead the star-studded line-up for Australia's March 14 bushfire and flood benefit concerts, to be held simultaneously in Sydney and Melbourne under the Sound Relief tag-line. A ...

  17. Coldplay, Foo Fighters Tipped For Bushfire Benefit Shows

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Speculation is mounting down under that veteran Aussie promoters Michael Gudinski and Michael Chugg are co-ordinating simultaneous stadium concerts in support of the country's bushfire and flood appeals. Word is that the 100,000-capacity Melb ...

  18. New International Music Business Event To Launch In Perth

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Australian city of Perth will be home to a new international music business conference, One Movement Festival, to be held Oct. 16 to 18 2009. Looking at the Australian and Australasian music market in a global context, the three-day festival w ...

  19. Jack Daniel's Toasts New Aussie Concert Series

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey has teamed with Sydney-based tour promoter Michael Chugg Entertainment (MCE) to launch a series of metropolitan and regional concerts, entitled The JD Sets. Logistics are still being worked out. But Jack Daniel ...

  20. Aussie Rocker Billy Thorpe Dies

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Australian rock icon Billy Thorpe died earlier today at Sydney's Vincent Hospital, after suffering a heart attack. He was 60. In the early '70s, Thorpe and his blues/rock band The Aztecs were the bigg Australian rock icon Billy Thorpe died ...

  21. Rocket Man Launches Into Record Books

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Elton John is poised to set a new record for the greatest number of performances at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Elton John is poised to set a new record for the greatest number of performances at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Promoters Mic ...

  22. Rocket Man Launches Into Record Books

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Elton sets Sydney Entertainment Centre record. Elton John is poised to set a new record for the greatest number of performances at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Promoters Michael Chugg Entertainment today (Oct. 4) announced a third Sydney show ...

  23. Tully Splits With Aussie Promoter Chugg

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Caroline Tully, GM at Sydney-based promoter Michael Chugg Entertainment, exited the company this week. Caroline Tully, GM at Sydney-based promoter Michael Chugg Entertainment, exited the company this week. Tully teamed with Chugg in 1999 at Michae ...

  24. Tully Splits With Aussie Promoter Chugg

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Caroline Tully, GM at Sydney-based promoter Michael Chugg Entertainment, exited the company this week. Caroline Tully, GM at Sydney-based promoter Michael Chugg Entertainment, exited the company this week. Tully teamed with Chugg in 1999 at Michae ...

  25. Aussie Promoter Chugg Restructures Company

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Aussie promoter Michael Chugg has restructured his company as it moves into a number of projects, including setting up a record label and expanding its management stable. Veteran Australian promoter Michael Chugg has restructured his compa ...

  26. Aussie Promoter Chugg Restructures Company

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MCE eyes label, management expansion. Veteran Australian promoter Michael Chugg has restructured his company as it moves into a number of projects, including setting up a record label and expanding its management stable. Sydney-based Chugg, former ...

  27. Utsick Expands Operations Into Australia

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran Australian promoters Michael and Kevin Jacobsen have partnered with U.S. promoter Jack Utsick Presents to form Jacobsen-Jack Utsick Presents. The 50-50 partnership will promote shows and theat Veteran Australian promoters Michael and Kevin ...

  28. Eminem Has Aussie Groups Up In Arms

    May 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rumors that Eminem might tour Australia in August have seen family groups, women's associations, and some of the gay and lesbian lobby up in arms. They're calling for the Australian Government to deny Rumors that Eminem might tour Australi ...