TikTok limiting users from using certain commercial tracks in its app in Australia as a ‘test’ was guaranteed to go down badly with labels.
As a new wave of Covid-19 restrictions hit the Australian live music business, a group of industry bodies is calling for more support from the government there.
It’s a strange time for music industry bodies to be announcing their figures for 2019. Pretty much across the board the numbers are very good, but thanks to the Covid-19 […]
The Australian arms of the three major labels have teamed up with collecting society APRA AMCOS to file a court order to force local ISPs to block access to filesharing site KickassTorrents.
They’re using Section 115A, legislation that was passed in Australia last year to make ISP-level blocks possible, following the model set by the UK and its High Court. Now the legislation is being put into practice.
Against a backdrop of moves towards the implementation of anti-piracy measures (see yesterday’s Music Ally Bulletin), the content industries in Australia are collectively launching the Digital Content Guide to promote […]
Australia may be one of the most fiercely competitive markets in the world for digital music, but it’s also one of the countries suffering most still from a decline in physical sales
Australian music industry body ARIA has published its latest trade figures, revealing that the recorded music industry there saw revenues fall just 0.34% to AU$382.7m (around $411m) in 2011. Digital now accounts for AU$140.5m ($151m) of that, having grown by 34.4% in value in 2011.
Earlier this month, we reported on anti-piracy proposals put forward by a collection of Australian ISPs. They mooted the idea of an 18-month trial of educational and warning letters, but with no actual sanctions built in. Are rightsholders happy?