1. Birds of Tokyo Find Their Nest in the U.S.

    March 26, 2014 2:15 AM EDT 6 0 0 Birds of Tokyo are taking off in the U.S. right now, but theirs is anything but an overnight success story.  The alternative rock group is grabbing traction with “Lanterns” (Republic), already a huge hit in the band’s homeland, Australia. This is mu ...

  2. Australia’s Triple J To Power Over-30s Station Dig Music

    October 24, 2013 5:18 AM EDT Australia’s Triple J network now has a music station targeting the over-30s. The government-funded Triple J has the enviable reputation as Australia’s key music discovery platform. And for many artists here and abroad, it’s the launch-pad into t ...

  3. Avalanches, Eddie Vedder, Neil Finn Contribute To Hunters & Collectors ‘The Crucible’ Tribute

    August 09, 2013 4:30 AM EDT The Avalanches, Eddie Vedder, Neil Finn and Missy Higgins lead an impressive cast of contributors for a new album which pays tribute to the works of veteran Australian pub rock group Hunters & Collectors. The 15-track set “The Crucible” will a ...

  4. Universal's Ash Adds Asia Pacific Duties

    February 25, 2013 8:33 AM EST The restructuring at Universal Music Australia continues with the news that the company’s leader, George Ash, has added new stripes for the Asia Pacific region. Ash rises to president of Universal Music Asia Pacific, a new position that sees the e ...

  5. O'Donnell Returns To EMI Australia in Top Job

    February 20, 2013 6:00 PM EST In a surprise move, John O'Donnell has returned to EMI Music Australia, where he takes the vacant post of managing director.   With effect from March 4, O’Donnell will take duties for the EMI, Capitol and Virgin labels, and will oversee the ...

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  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Gotye Releasing 10 'Somebody That I Used To Know' Remixes on 1 Album

    May 31, 2012 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Artist also announces North American tour dates, 2006 album re-release How do you celebrate the news that your xylophone-laden smash single is the year's longest-running No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart? By releasing an album featuring 10 separate re ...

  11. Neil Finn, Missy Higgins, Simon Crean Deliver Speeches During APRA Song Summit

    May 29, 2012 10:06 AM EDT Australian musicians Missy Higgins. Inspiration, perspiration and the damned writer's block were key themes explored over the three-day APRA Song Summit, which wrapped Monday in central Sydney. Australia's federal arts minister Simon Cre ...

  12. Norah Jones, Heart, Loretta Lynn Added To Lilith Fair Lineup

    January 21, 2010 4:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Norah Jones , Heart , Loretta Lynn , Gossip and Cat Power are among the top female artists who have just been added to the lineup for Lilith Fair 2010, organizers announced today (Jan. 21). The revived touring music festival also added 15 more citie ...

  13. Missy Higgins Backs Environmental Campaign With EP

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Missy Higgins, the Australian singer, songwriter and devout environmentalist, is raising funds to help thwart government plans to industrialize a pristine area of the country's north west. Ahead of a visit to her homeland, Higgins and her Aus ...

  14. Warner Acts Go Covers Crazy For Compilation

    January 13, 2009 12:43 PM EST 0 0 0 A host of unusual covers can be found on "Covered, A Revolution in Sound: Warner Bros. Records," due Feb. 24. On it, 11 current Warner Music Group acts cover a classic tune from the label's back catalog. Amongst the most intriguing ar ...

  15. Post-Holiday Chart Blues

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST While Taylor Swift's "Fearless" hangs in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fifth week, she does so with less than 100,000 . . . The chart continues to regain pre-Christmas normality, with holiday titles -- for the most part -- tak ...

  16. Ben Lee Finds 'Rebirth' In February

    November 17, 2008 2:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Australian singer/songwriter Ben Lee will release his seventh studio album, "The Rebirth of Venus," Feb. 10 via New West. Produced by longtime collaborator Brad Wood, the set features guest turns by Missy Higgins, Cary Brothers, the Grates ...

  17. Ben Lee Finds 'Rebirth' In February

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Australian singer/songwriter Ben Lee will release his seventh studio album, "The Rebirth of Venus," Feb. 10 via New West. Australian singer/songwriter Ben Lee will release his seventh studio album, "The Rebirth of Venus," Feb. 10 ...

  18. Ask Billboard: Best Selling Debut Album, Dido, Australian Acts Trying To Crack The U.S. Market

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith answers questions about the best selling debut album, Dido, Australian acts trying to crack the U.S. market and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please ...

  19. Australia's Eleven Switches To Universal

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One of Australia's most successful independent labels, Eleven A Music Company, has found a new home -- and a 50% partnership - with Universal Music, with effect from Sept. 1. Set up by Sydney-based act managers John Watson and Melissa Chenery ...

  20. Billboard Names 2008 'Green 10' Artists

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Going green has become top of mind for artist big and small in the past few years, via everything from carbon offsets to philanthropy. Going green has become top of mind for artist big and small in the past few years, via everything from carbon offs ...

  21. Live Earth Heading To CD/DVD In November

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 July's worldwide Live Earth concerts will be encapsulated as a 1-CD/2-DVD package due Nov. 20 via Warner Bros. July's worldwide Live Earth concerts will be encapsulated as a 1-CD/2-DVD package due Nov. 20 via Warner Bros. "Live Earth: ...

  22. Crowded House Stars As Live Earth Begins In Sydney

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first of the Live Earth climate change concerts in Sydney began today (July 7) with an emotional welcome by a traditional Aboriginal troupe painted in white and waving eucalyptus leaves, and ended The first of the Live Earth climate change conce ...

  23. Crowded House, Jack Johnson Lead Aussie Live Earth

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The lineup for the Australian leg of the July 7 Live Earth concerts will feature the reformed Crowded House, Wolfmother, Missy Higgins and Jack Johnson at Sydney's Aussie Stadium, organizers revealed The lineup for the Australian leg of the Jul ...

  24. Aussie Live Earth Gig Revealed

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The line-up for the Australian leg of the July 7 Live Earth concerts has been unveiled. Sydney's Aussie Stadium will feature performances from Crowded House, who reformed this year for a world tour; hard rock trio Wolfmother; Missy Higgins, w ...

  25. KCRW Collects 'Covers' For Starbucks Release

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project." Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for ...

  26. DMB, Mayer, Harper Set For Australian Festival

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer and Ben Harper are among the artists that will perform at both editions of Australia's East and West Coast Blues & Roots Music festival. Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer and Ben Harper are among the artists that ...

  27. Newcomers Feature In APRA Nominations

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nominations for the 15th Australasian Performing Right Assn. awards, unveiled this morning (May 11) at Sydney's Arena club, herald a changing of the guard. Nominations for the 15th Australasian Performing Right Assn. awards, unveiled this mor ...

  28. Aussie Acts Lauded At Chart Awards

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST The success of homegrown artists came into focus yesterday (Nov. 17) at the Australian Record Industry Assn.'s No. 1 Chart Awards in Sydney. The event throws the spotlight on Aussie acts who topped th The success of homegrown artists came int ...

  29. Missy Higgins Wins Five ARIAs

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With five wins, Missy Higgins dominated the 19th Australian Record Industry Asociation awards, held last night (Oct. 23) at the Sydney SuperDome. With five wins, Missy Higgins dominated the 19th Australian Record Industry Asociation awards, held las ...

  30. Missy Higgins Wins Five ARIAs

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With nine wins, EMI Music Australia dominated the 19th Australian Record Industry Assn. awards, held last night (Oct. 23) at the Sydney SuperDome. EMI-signed singer/songwriter Missy Higgins converted With nine wins, EMI Music Australia dominated t ...

  31. Missy Higgins Wins Five ARIAs

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With nine wins, EMI Music Australia dominated the 19th Australian Record Industry Assn. awards, held last night (Oct. 23) at the Sydney SuperDome. EMI-signed singer/songwriter Missy Higgins converted With nine wins, EMI Music Australia dominated t ...

  32. Missy Higgins Leads ARIA Nominations

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With seven nods, Missy Higgins leads the nominations for this year's Australian Record Industry Assn. Awards, to be held Oct. 23 at the Sydney SuperDome. With seven nods, Missy Higgins leads the nominations for this year's Australian Rec ...

  33. Global Pulse

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New material from multiplatinum Australian acts the Living End, John Butler Trio, Missy Higgins and Kasey Chambers is featured on a fund-raising album aimed at decreasing the infant mortality rate in New material from multiplatinum Australian acts ...

  34. Missy, Wave Aid Up For Aussie Helpmann Awards

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australian newcomer Missy Higgins and the all-star Wave Aid concert each received a pair of nominations for this year's Helpmann Awards, to be held August 8 at Star City in Sydney. Australian newcomer Missy Higgins and the all-star Wave Aid c ...

  35. Hot Product

    June 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from progressive rock act Dream Theater, "Octivarium" (Atlantic). A collection of Ray Charles songs from jazz guitarist John Scofield, "That's What ...

  36. Higgins, Jet Fly High At APRA Awards

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer songwriter Missy Higgins and rock band Jet each won a brace of trophies Monday (May 31) at the Australasian Performing Right Assn. awards in Sydney. Singer songwriter Missy Higgins and rock band Jet each won a brace of trophies Monday (May ...

  37. Coldplay, Wilco, Crowes Lead ACL Lineup

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie, Doves, Buddy Guy, the Allman Brothers Band and Franz Ferdinand lead the lineup for the fourth Austin City Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Bla ...

  38. John, Aussie Stars Pledge Tsunami Aid

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Elton John, Annie Lennox, Nelly, Bjork, Paul McCartney and such Australian stars as Midnight Oil, Silverchair, Kasey Chambers and the Finn Brothers are the latest acts to sign on for events to raise f Nearly four weeks after a deadly earthquake and ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Jet Leads Oz's ARIA Nominees

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With seven nominations, Jet is the frontrunner heading into the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards, to be held Oct. 17 at the Sydney SuperDome. With seven nominations, Jet is the frontrunner heading into the Australian Record Indus ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Global Pulse

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first EP from singer/songwriter Missy Higgins debuts at No. 1 on the Australian Record Industry Assn. chart. Read Nigel Williamson's column. The first EP from singer/songwriter Missy Higgins debuts at No. 1 on the Australian Record Indust ...