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...

ARIA RELEASES TOP SELLING ALBUMS AND SINGLES FIGURES FOR 2015 Jan 7th, 2016

ARIA RELEASES TOP SELLING ALBUMS AND SINGLES FIGURES FOR 2015

The top selling Albums and Singles for 2015 have been announced by ARIA and independent artists have once again featured very strongly.  ... Of the Australian Albums featured in the Top 100 Albums for the year, 50% were released on independent labels, and of the Australian Singles featured in the Top 100 Singles, 64% were released on independent labels.  ......

AIR HOLDS DIGITAL MATTERS CONFERENCE AT THE TOFF IN TOWN Nov 2nd, 2015

AIR HOLDS DIGITAL MATTERS CONFERENCE AT THE TOFF IN TOWN

AIR held its Digital Matters Conference on Thursday 22nd of October at The Toff in Town in Melbourne. Taking advantage of the presence of many label members and industry folks who were in town for that evening's Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards, the conference ran throughout the morning. ... The conference featured a key note address from Merlin CEO, Charles Caldas, in which...

THE 2015 CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD WINNERS Oct 23rd, 2015

THE 2015 CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD WINNERS

THE 2015 CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD WINNERS ... The winners of the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards were announced in Melbourne last night. ... Courtney Barnett was the evening’s big winner, taking out three of the prestigious awards: Best Independent Artist, Best Independent Album for Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit as well as Best...

LOOKING BACK... 2013 AIR AWARDS Oct 20th, 2015

LOOKING BACK... 2013 AIR AWARDS

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AIR AWARDS, WE HAVE A COLLECTION OF RETROSPECTIVE PIECES, WHERE WE RELIVE THE MUSIC AND MAYHEM OF EACH MEMORABLE AWARDS NIGHT. THIS WEEK, JONATHAN ZWARTZ AND GEMMA FLETCHER REFLECT ON THE 2013 AIR AWARDS. ...   ...   ...   ... 2013 AIR AWARDS ... Venue: Revolt Arts Space, Melbourne ... Best Breakthrough Independent...

PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015 CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS Sep 16th, 2015

PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015 CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS

Some of Australia’s most impressive new and emerging talent is today announced to perform at the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards. The 10th annual Awards will take place on October 22nd at Meat Market in North Melbourne and will feature live performances from Airling, Bad//Dreems, Dead Letter Circus, Frank Yamma and Harts, showing...

AIR ANNOUNCES CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD NOMINEES Sep 7th, 2015

AIR ANNOUNCES CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD NOMINEES

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association today reveals the nominees for the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards. ... Ten years on from the Awards’ humble beginnings, 2015’s nominees represent the finest Australian independent music from the last 12 months, with the awards spanning a range of genres including jazz, classical, blues and roots, country, hip...