1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Cold Chisel Create Own Label, Change Distribution Ahead of Catalog Relaunch

    August 21, 2013 3:49 AM EDT After more than 35 years on the books of Warner Music, legendary Australian rock group Cold Chisel are taking the DIY route. When the rights to all of their recordings recently reverted to the band for the first time, they grabbed the opportunit ...

  4. Aussie Rock Legends Cold Chisel Create Own Label, Switch Distribution Ahead of Catalog Relaunch

    August 21, 2013 12:31 AM EDT After more than 35 years on the books of Warner Music, legendary Australian rock group Cold Chisel are taking the DIY route. When the rights to all of their recordings recently reverted to the band for the first time, they grabbed the opportunity. ...

  5. Kobalt Music Group Signs Gotye To Publishing Deal

    February 08, 2012 7:33 PM EST Kobalt Music Group has added another marquee name to its roster with the signing of smoking-hot Australian artist Gotye to a worldwide music publishing deal. The Billboard Cover Story: How Kobalt is Changing the Future of Music Publishing The new ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Wolfmother 'Back Around' With Free Download

    March 31, 2009 8:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a sophomore album on the way, Australian rockers Wolfmother is building the buzz with a freebie download of new single "Back Round." Fans can download an MP3 of the song from the official Wolfmother.com Web site in return for a person ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Ask Billboard

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on Hilary Duff, Silverchair, Japanese releases and more! 'DIGNITY' IN JAPAN Hey Keith, Last week, I ordered a copy of Hilary Duff's new album "Dignity" from Japan. I saw that the release ...

  10. Silverchair Storms Back With Australian No. 1

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Silverchair's first single in four years, "Straight Lines," bowed at No. 1 on the the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Top 100 this week, published yesterday (March 19). Silverchair's first single in four years, & ...

  11. Silverchair Seated At Aussie Chart Peak

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Silverchair's first single in four years, "Straight Lines," bowed at No. 1 on this week's Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Top 100 this week, published yesterday. The track also tops the ARIA digital chart for i ...

  12. Hungry Like The Wolf

    April 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wolfmother keyboardist/bassist Chris Ross knows how unhip his Australian trio's music is. Wolfmother keyboardist/bassist Chris Ross knows how unhip his Australian trio's music is. Blending '70s psychedelia, Led Zeppelin-like riffs and ...

  13. Silverchair Forced To Cancel Oz Shows

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Health problems have forced Silverchair to cancel two shows in Australia, but the band's manager says sell-out dates in New York and Europe in early June will go on as planned. Guitarist Daniel Johns' Health problems have forced Silverchai ...