1. Midnight Oil Plot 'Great Circle' 2017 World Tour

    February 17, 2017 4:32 AM EST 0 0 3 Midnight Oil will grind the diesel and the dust on their first world tour in more than two decades. The Aussie rock legends set pulses racing with an announcement last year of a comeback and the promise of “some gigs in Australia and overseas during ...

  2. Justin Bieber Extends 'Purpose' World Tour with Australia, New Zealand Leg

    October 04, 2016 1:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Bieber will play stadiums in Australia and New Zealand for the first time when his Purpose World Tour heads south in early 2017. The Canadian pop singer announced his “bro” Martin Garrix , the young, Dutch EDM star, will join him for the Aust ...

  3. Archie Roach Recognized in Queen's Birthday List

    June 08, 2015 3:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Celebrated indigenous singer, songwriter and guitarist Archie Roach was among the musicians recognized in the Queen’s 2015 Birthday Honours list, published on Monday (June 8). Roach, a Gunditjmara Bundjalung man, was made a Member of the Order of Au ...

  4. Australia's Future Music Festival Ends Run, Citing Travel Costs, Attendance Woes, DJ Fees

    April 02, 2015 10:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Australia's traveling dance-music celebration the Future Music Festival has grown too costly to produce and will cease to exist, the event's promoters announced on Thursday. In a statement, organizers The Mushroom Group said that despite t ...

  5. Fifa Riccobono to Receive Australia's Ted Albert Award

    March 12, 2015 6:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fifa Riccobono , the first female CEO in Australian music business history, is this year's recipient of the prestigious Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music. The pioneering exec will receive the honor at the 2015 APRA M ...

  6. Foo Fighters Announce Stadium Shows Down Under

    October 29, 2014 10:40 PM EDT The Foo Fighters’ world tour has added a string of stadium dates across Australia and New Zealand.  Dave Grohl’s rock outfit will play eight concerts in the region early next year, starting Feb. 18 in Christchurch, before visiting Auckland, Brisba ...

  7. Drake, Avicii, the Prodigy Confirmed to Play Australia's Future Music Fest

    October 22, 2014 4:39 AM EDT Drake will tour Australia for the first time next February and March as a headliner on the dance-oriented Future Music Festival.  Drizzy, whose third album Nothing Was the Same  opened on the ARIA chart last year at No. 2, his highest charting rel ...

  8. Watch Keith Urban & Jimmy Barnes Cover ‘Good Times’

    September 03, 2014 2:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes can do pretty well as he wants in his homeland. So, when it came to recording his 15th studio album, 30:30 Hindsight , he decided to share the love -- and the spotlight -- with some of Australia’s biggest stars of the ...

  9. Rolling Stones Announce Itinerary, Extra Dates For Australasia Tour

    April 15, 2014 12:12 AM EDT 6 4 0 The Rolling Stones’ rescheduled tour of Australia and New Zealand now has an itinerary, and an extra two shows.  The legendary British rockers will restart their trek Down Under with an Oct. 25 concert at the Adelaide Oval, and they'll wrap thi ...

  10. Rolling Stones Announce Itinerary, Extra Dates For Australasia Tour

    April 15, 2014 12:12 AM EDT The Rolling Stones’ rescheduled tour of Australia and New Zealand now has an itinerary, and an extra two shows.  The legendary British rockers will restart their trek Down Under with an Oct. 25 concert at the Adelaide Oval, and they'll wrap t ...

  11. Rolling Stones Confirm Rescheduled Australia Tour

    April 04, 2014 12:52 AM EDT 3 0 0 The Rolling Stones’ postponed tour of Australia is back on track.  The legendary British rockers today confirmed they’d wheel into Australia for new tour dates between Oct. 25 and Nov. 22. Australian promoter Michael Gudinski, whose Frontier Touring ...

  12. Rolling Stones Announce Rescheduled Australia Tour

    April 04, 2014 12:52 AM EDT The Rolling Stones’ postponed tour of Australia is back on track.  The legendary British rockers today confirmed they’d wheel into Australia for new tour dates between Oct. 25 and Nov. 22. Australian promoter Michael Gudinski, whose Frontier Touri ...

  13. Rolling Stones To Resume Tour In May

    April 01, 2014 6:21 AM EDT The Rolling Stones will restart their world tour next month in what will be the group’s first concerts since the death of L’Wren Scott, the partner of frontman Mick Jagger. The legendary British rockers have announced 14 dates across Europe and Is ...

  14. Rolling Stones to Resume Tour in May

    April 01, 2014 6:21 AM EDT 5 1 0 The Rolling Stones will restart their world tour next month in what will be the group’s first concerts since the death of L’Wren Scott, the partner of frontman Mick Jagger. The legendary British rockers have announced 14 dates across Europe and Isra ...

  15. Rolling Stones Plot Return to Australia, New Zealand This Fall

    March 20, 2014 9:11 AM EDT Organizer tells Billboard demand was great for the Australia/New Zealand leg of the band's 14 On Fire tour. "The shows were sold out immediately" The Rolling Stones, forced to postpone the Australian leg of the band's 14 On Fir ...

  16. Rolling Stones Plot Return to Australia, New Zealand For Fall

    March 20, 2014 8:15 AM EDT The Rolling Stones, forced to postpone the Australian leg of the band's 14 On Fire tour due to the death of L’Wren Scott, longtime girlfriend of Mick Jagger, are working with promoters to return to the territory by the fall of this year, acco ...

  17. Rolling Stones Postpone Australian, New Zealand Tours Following L'Wren Scott’s Apparent Suicide

    March 18, 2014 3:03 AM EDT Update: The band has released a statement saying that all shows in their upcoming tours in Australia and New Zealand have been postponed. "Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their su ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. The Rolling Stones Announce '14 on Fire' Tour of Asia and Australia

    December 04, 2013 8:40 AM EST The Rolling Stones’ 2014 tour of Australia and New Zealand has grown into a seven-date trek. But before they head Down Under, the rock legends will play five shows in Asia, it was announced on Wednesday. As the itinerary stands, the "14 On Fi ...

  20. The Rolling Stones Announce '14 on Fire' Tour of Asia and Australia

    December 03, 2013 11:16 PM EST The Rolling Stones’ 2014 tour of Australia and New Zealand has grown into a seven-date trek. But before they head Down Under, the rock legends will play five shows in Asia, it was announced on Wednesday. As the itinerary stands, the "14 On Fi ...

  21. Rolling Stones Confirm Australia Tour, Announce Adelaide Concert

    November 19, 2013 9:58 PM EST The Rolling Stones will roll into Australia early next year. The legendary rock group -- comprising Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood -- will inaugurate the redeveloped Adelaide Oval with a show March 22. Mick Taylor, a ...

  22. Mushroom Group’s Matt Gudinski Launches Purifier App

    October 28, 2013 4:54 AM EDT Want all your music feeds and artist updates in the one place? There’s an app for that. And it’s called Purifier. The brainchild of Mushroom Group executive director Matt Gudinski, Purifier has launched as a free product in Apple’s App Store . U ...

  23. Brandle's Global Bits: Vinyl Spins a Good Tune in Britain, Scalping Under the Microscope in Aus, NZ’s Year of the Lorde

    October 21, 2013 12:02 AM EDT Vinyl Spins a Good Tune In Britain Whisper, but don’t shout about it just yet. Vinyl is on the rebound in Britain, and the cold-hard numbers back it up. Shipments of vinyl have soared by 100% in the U.K. in 2013, according to new data provided b ...

  24. Kylie Minogue To Receive Prestigious Australian Live Entertainment Award

    June 28, 2013 6:23 AM EDT Australia’s “pop princess” Kylie Minogue is to receive the highest honor in her country’s live entertainment industry – the JC Williamson Award. The artist will be feted at the Helpmann Awards ceremony July 29 at the Sydney Opera House. She join ...

  25. Kylie Minogue To Be Honored With Australia's Top Live Entertainment Award

    June 28, 2013 5:02 AM EDT Australia’s “pop princess” Kylie Minogue is to receive the highest honor in her country’s live entertainment industry – the JC Williamson Award. The artist will be feted at the Helpmann Awards ceremony July 29 at the Sydney Opera House. She join ...

  26. APRA Music Awards for Tame Impala, Sia, Timomatic

    June 18, 2013 5:27 AM EDT Tame Impala, Sia Furler, Timomatic, 360 and Hilltop Hoods were among the big winners Monday night at the APRA Music Awards in Melbourne. Kevin Parker’s psychedelic rockers Tame Impala added to their impressive collection of industry-plaudits with ...

  27. Katy Perry Towel, Autographed Coldplay Merch: EMI Australia Launches Online Auction To Benefit Flood Victims

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Australia has launched a "money can't buy" online auction of rarities, memorabilia and signed merchandise to raise funds for the flood-stricken state of Queensland. Some of the items posted on eBay site include signed bloc ...

  28. Powerderfinger to Reunite for Australian All-Star Flood-Relief Concert?

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Australia's music industry is playing its part in local flood-relief efforts, with an all-star concert said to be taking shape. A major benefit concert will be announced shortly, funds from which will support the flood-stricken state of Queen ...

  29. Models Bassist James Freud Dies

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Just days after the Models were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, the Australian electro-rock band has had to bury its frontman and bass player, James Freud. Freud, whose struggles with alcoholism has been explored in two autobiographies, was f ...

  30. BACKBEAT: Michael Gudinski, Chairman of Australia's Mushroom Group @ Bigsound Summit

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's Australia correspondent Lars Brandle (left) quizzes Michael Gudinski (right), chairman of Mushroom Group during his keynote Q&A on day 1 of the Bigsound summit, held in Sept. 8-10 in Brisbane. Mushroom Group is the largest ind ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. @MIDEM: Indies Dominate Day 4

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Michael Gudinski was the star turn as the indies took their turn in the limelight at MIDEM. In an otherwise low-key day at the conference, the veteran Aussie -- founder and chairman of the Mushroom Group of Companies -- celebrated Australia Day wi ...

  33. Radiohead's Ed O'Brien To Deliver MidemNet Keynote

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien will give a keynote address at the digital music business conference MidemNet in Cannes on Jan. 23. O'Brien, who is a director on the board of the Featured Artists Coalition (Billboard, April 4), will descr ...

  34. Oz Touring Awards Honor Sound Relief, Gudinski's Frontier

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian impresario Michael Gudinski was among the big winners at Monday night’s Helpmann Awards ceremony, taking out a string of major category wins and receiving the Australian live entertainment sector’s most coveted trophy, the JC Williamson ...

  35. Helpmann Awards Honor For Michael Gudinski

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian impresario Michael Gudinski will receive one of the top honors at the annual Helpmann Awards ceremony, to be held July 27 at the Sydney Opera House. Gudinski, chairman of the powerhouse independent Mushroom Group of Companies and managi ...

  36. Billy Joel, Duran Duran Support Rockin' Relief

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian animal welfare organization the RSPCA is almost $40,000 Australian ($28,616) better off thanks to the online music memorabilia auction Rockin' Relief, which closed April 22. Rockin' Relief raised a total of $39,661 Australian ...

  37. Sound Relief Results Revealed

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The twin Sound Relief concerts last month raised more than $8 million Australian ($5.75 million) for communities devastated by bushfires and flooding, according to audited financial results. The historic March 14 stadium concerts, held simultaneou ...

  38. Sound Relief Show Sets New Aussie Record

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Melbourne leg of the March 14 Sound Relief bushfire benefit concerts has become the biggest live music show in Australia’s history after selling out its capacity of 78,000-plus tickets, organizers said today. The box-office feat for the Melbou ...

  39. Huge Demand For Sound Relief Tickets

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australia's Sound Relief concerts sold more than 100,000 tickets after going on sale today (March 4), raising upwards of $7.5 million Australian ($4.8 million) for the country's main bushfire and flood appeals. The March 14 concerts will ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Marshall Brings Infectious Records Back To Life

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Former Warner Music managing director, Korda Marshall has re-launched Infectious Records, a label he founded in 1994 that produced names like Muse, Ash, Garbage and Paul Oakenfold. Marshall also plans to launch music publishing and artist manageme ...

  43. Universal Australia Adds Gudinksi's Liberation

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia (UMA) has signed a three-year distribution deal with Michael Gudinski's Liberation Music, part of his Mushroom Group of Companies. The move, effective Oct. 1, essentially gives Universal the largest domestic roster o ...

  44. Aussie Chambers Hits Record With New No. 1

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australian country singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers this week scored her third No. 1 debut on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart with her fourth album "Rattlin' Bones". The release, a duet album with her husb ...

  45. Gudinski Restructures Mushroom Promo Dept

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mushroom Group of Companies chairman Michael Gudinski has revamped his publicity and promotions team with the formation of the 11-person Mushroom Group Promotions. It merges the PR teams of Gudinski's Frontier Touring Company and his various ...

  46. Australian Industry Legend Hely Dies

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Allan Hely, one of the architects of the Australian music industry, died in the early hours of Thursday morning (July 26) from motor neurone disease. He was 80. Hely, one-time financial adviser to Rupert Murdoch, ran the media magnate's Festi ...

  47. PIAS Heads Down Under

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brussels-based label and distributor Play It Again Sam is setting up an Australian and New Zealand base. It has signed a 50:50 joint-venture deal with Liberator Music, part of Michael Gudinski's Melbourne-based Mushroom Group of companies, to ...

  48. Mushroom Grows Aussie Interactive Division

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Australia's Mushroom Group today launched an interactive division, to produce PS3 and Xbox 360 games for the global market. Mushroom Interactive is 50/50 owned by Mushroom chairman Michael Gudinski and Vincent Donato, who also runs and co-own ...

  49. Kylie Minogue To Resume Tour In November

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kylie Minogue will resume the 20-date Australian leg of her Showgirl tour in November, her promoter Frontier Touring Company said today (June 22). Kylie Minogue will resume the 20-date Australian leg of her Showgirl tour in November, her promoter Fr ...

  50. Kylie To Resume Tour After Cancer

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue will resume the 20-date Australian leg of her "Showgirl" tour in November, her promoter Frontier Touring Company said today (June 22). Kylie Minogue will resume the 20-date Australian leg of her "Showgirl" tour in ...

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