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QMusic Announces New Gala Format, Awards, $20K Prize And Huge Judging Pool As Entries Open For 2018 Queensland Music Awards – via QMAs

APRA AMCOS board election results are in:

New APRA Board

  1. Jenny Morris OAM, Writer Director (Chair)
  2. Ian James, Mushroom Music (Deputy Chair)
  3. Bob Aird, Universal Music Publishing
  4. Marianna Annas, ABC Music Publishing
  5. Malcolm Black, NZ Writer Director
  6. Amanda Brown, Writer Director
  7. Matthew Capper, Warner/Chappell Music Australia (re-elected)
  8. Brendan Gallagher, Writer Director (re-elected)
  9. Chris Neal, Writer Director
  10. Damian Trotter, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
  11. Philip Walker, Origin Music Group
  12. Nigel Westlake, Writer Director (re-elected)

New AMCOS Board

  1. Ian James, Mushroom Music (Chair)
  2. Marianna Annas, ABC Music Publishing (re-elected, Deputy Chair)
  3. Bob Aird, Universal Music Publishing (re-elected)
  4. Philip Burn, Hal Leonard (re-elected)
  5. Matthew Capper, Warner/Chappell Music Australia
  6. Jaime Gough, Native Tongue Music
  7. Peter Hebbes, Hebbes Music Group
  8. Clive Hodson, Perfect Pitch Publishing
  9. Steve McPherson, Hillsong Publishing
  10. Simon Moor, Kobalt Music Group
  11. Damian Trotter, Sony/ATV Music Publishing (re-elected)
  12. Philip Walker, Origin Music Group

Google and several leading Russian search engines have completely wiped 786 ‘pirate‘ sites from their search results following an order by a Moscow court. – via TorrentFreak

Kardajala Kirridarra inks management deal with Ground Control Music and joins Select Music’s roster, represented by Casey O’Shaughnessy. Nicola Pitt and Johanna Campbell from CAAMA will act as their booking agents exclusively in the Northern Territory. – via FB

Tigerilla Signs To BMG – via FB

Mark Geyer told the Sydney audience of The Grill Team he’ll be sleeping in for the next few years as he joins Triple M’s NRL coverage full time from 2018. – via Media Week

David Cassidy, who found fame in The Partridge Family before going on to become a 1970s teen pop idol, has died aged 67 following a recent hospitalisation for multiple organ failure. – via Billboard

King Gizzard, A.B. Original, and The Teskey Brothers win big at The Age Music Victoria Awards 2017 – via Music Victoria

Taylor Swift’s Reputation album has sold over 2m copies worldwide – via Guardian

Warner/Chappell, Soundcloud, Ticketmaster, The O2, Vevo, and Nielsen join Amsterdam FastForward – via FastForward

Alternative investments firm EQT Mid Market has taken a 40% stake in Swedish music production company Epidemic Sound. – via PRNewswire

Geelong five-piece rockers MDRN LOVE have released their self-titled debut EP

Facebook users in the US spent more time per month with the platform than users of any other social network, 18 hours, 24 minutes. – via eMarketer

Belvoir, in association with Vicki Gordon Music Productions (Barefoot Divas), will present the world premiere of Barbara and the Camp Dogs, a musical production featuring original songs co-written by and starring Ursula Yovich (A Christmas Carol, Yibiyung, The Small Poppies) co-written with Alana Valentine (Parramatta Girls, Letters to Lindy) and Adam Ventoura, and directed by multi-Helpmann award winner Leticia Caceres (The Drover’s Wife). – via Belvoir

Della Reese, Singer and ‘Touched by an Angel’ Star, Dies at 86 – via NYTimes

Full lineup of ARIA Awards presenters announced:

ANNA CAMP
ASH LONDON
BEN AND LIAM
BRITTANY SNOW
FLUME
HARRY STYLES
INXS
JANE GAZZO
JESSICA MAUBOY
JIMMY BARNES
JOEL CREASEY
JOSH PYKE
JULIA MICHAELS
KATIE NOONAN
LORDE
MICK FLEETWOOD
REBEL WILSON
RUBY ROSE
SETH SENTRY
SMALLZY
SOPHIE MONK
VANCE JOY
ZANE LOWE

RED CARPET PRESENTED BY

ALLI SIMPSON
ASH LONDON
JOEL CREASEY

FULL LINE-UP OF AUSTRALIAN PERFORMERS

A.B. ORIGINAL
AMY SHARK
DAN SULTAN
DARYL BRAITHWAITE
GANG OF YOUTHS
JESSICA MAUBOY
PAUL KELLY
PEKING DUK
PNAU

INTERNATIONAL PERFORMERS

HARRY STYLES
LORDE