AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC SHARE PROJECT SURVEY Sep 20th, 2016

AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC SHARE PROJECT SURVEY

AIR recently engaged Deloitte Access Economics to conduct a detailed survey of the Australian independent recording sector. This will lead to a fair and accurate measure of the Australian independent sector’s market share that will enable AIR to make adequate representations on behalf of the sector to both government and commercial stakeholders to garner strategic support to...

MARIA AMATO APPOINTED AS GENERAL MANAGER Jul 19th, 2016

MARIA AMATO APPOINTED AS GENERAL MANAGER

The board of the Australian Independent Record Labels Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Amato as General Manager at AIR. ... Chairman David Vodicka said: “We are thrilled that Maria has accepted our offer to take on the role of General Manager, her experience and foresight is greatly valued by the board and we look forward to the next chapter as we enter...

AIR DELEGATION BACK FROM INDIE WEEK IN NYC Jun 21st, 2016

AIR DELEGATION BACK FROM INDIE WEEK IN NYC

The Australian delegation found the Indie Week conference to be a very valuable experience. They made some great connections and received a wealth of information from the workshops and panels which gave them insights into the latest developments being offered from industry service providers. ... The conference closed with the 5th annual A2im Libera awards which saw Courtney Barnett...

WINTEL WORLDWIDE INDEPENDENT MARKET REPORT RELEASED Jun 6th, 2016

WINTEL WORLDWIDE INDEPENDENT MARKET REPORT RELEASED

For the first time in the history of recorded music, the global independent sector has extracted its true market share value based on ownership of copyright as opposed to distribution, which has been the standard, until now. ... The WINTEL Worldwide Independent Market Report was presented by WIN CEO, Alison Wenham, at Midem on Friday 3rd June and highlights the cultural importance of...

AIR SEEKS THE SERVICES OF A PART-TIME MEMBERSHIP & CHARTS COORDINATOR May 25th, 2016

AIR SEEKS THE SERVICES OF A PART-TIME MEMBERSHIP & CHARTS COORDINATOR

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) seeks the services of a part-time Membership & Charts Coordinator. ... The Membership & Charts Coordinator is the first contact point for members of the public, prospective members, media and music industry when contacting AIR. It is the role of this position to publish AIR’s Independent Music Charts and to ensure...

AIR CEO DEPARTS May 24th, 2016

AIR CEO DEPARTS

Dan Nevin, CEO of the Australian Independent Record Labels Association has announced his resignation. ... After spending nearly 2 years with the organisation, Nevin is relocating with his family to the UK. "We have a wonderful opportunity to relocate as a family and consequently I have had to announce my departure from AIR. I’m excited by what may lay ahead, although it will be...

DELEGATION OF AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT LABELS ATTENDING A2IM INDIE WEEK 2016 IN NYC ANNOUNCED Apr 21st, 2016

DELEGATION OF AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT LABELS ATTENDING A2IM INDIE WEEK 2016 IN NYC ANNOUNCED

AIR (Australian Independent Record Labels Association), SOUNDS AUSTRALIA and PPCA (Phonographic Performance Company of Australia) are proud to announce that they will again team up to facilitate and lead a delegation of Australian independent labels to Indie Week, the annual conference held by A2IM (American Association of Independent Music). ... Indie Week is an invitation...

IFPI GLOBAL MUSIC REPORT FOR 2015 Apr 13th, 2016

IFPI GLOBAL MUSIC REPORT FOR 2015

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) have released the Global Music Report 2016, announcing that global music revenues in 2015 increased by 3.2%, as digital revenues overtook physical for the first time. ... The 3.2% increase in total industry revenues amounted to US$ 15.0 billion, leading to the industry's first significant year-on-year growth in...

ARIA RELEASES 2015 WHOLESALE FIGURES Apr 11th, 2016

ARIA RELEASES 2015 WHOLESALE FIGURES

The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) today announced a 5% increase in the value of the Australian recorded music industry in 2015.  ... The increase in value to $333.8 million was the first upwards trend the industry has experienced in its annual wholesale figures since 2012. ... Streaming revenue increased significantly from $31.9M to $71.1M. Of this, paid...

AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC INDUSTRY STATISTICS Mar 31st, 2016

AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC INDUSTRY STATISTICS

Music Australia, in partnership with AIR and other peak music bodies, has published some statistics highlighting the multi-billion dollar contribution music makes to Australia’s economy & culture. ...   ... Here are some of the key statistics: ... * Music Australia has estimated the music sector contributes $4 to $6 billion to the Australian economy. ... * Copyright...

INDIE WEEK 2016: CONFERENCE FOR INDEPENDENT LABELS IN NYC – CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Feb 9th, 2016

INDIE WEEK 2016: CONFERENCE FOR INDEPENDENT LABELS IN NYC – CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

AIR, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA and PPCA are now seeking expressions of interest from Australian independent labels to take part in an Australian delegation to attend Indie Week 2016, an independent label focused conference hosted by A2IM (American Association of Independent Music) from June 13-16 in New York City. ... Indie Week is an invitation only conference for record labels and service...

triple j HOTTEST 100: AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENTS RULE Jan 27th, 2016

triple j HOTTEST 100: AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENTS RULE

Congratulations to The Rubens on taking out the #1 spot in the triple j Hottest 100. And congrats to AIR Members and the label behind The Rubens, Ivy League Records.  ... Back in November, we heard all about what it took to make the ‘Hoops’ album when AIR and Ivy League presented a panel at Face The Music; “Breaking Down A Big Indie Release”. The boys in...