J Albert and Son, or Alberts, Australia’s oldest music publishing and recording company that launched the careers of the Easybeats, AC/DC and John Paul Young, has been sold to German multinational music corporation BMG.
Source: Alberts sold to German giant BMG
NB: This is certainly an end of an era…
“The problem isn’t that the audience has lost interest in music. We’ve lost interest in TV music shows.”
Source: Will The Next Molly Meldrum Please Stand Up? ♫ theMusic.com.au | Australia’s Premier Music News & Reviews Website
NB: I would love to see another “Countdown” type of show on the TV
AC/DC, INXS, Midnight Oil, The Divinyls, Cold Chisel, Skyhooks, Rose Tattoo, The Angels, Dragon, Mondo Rock, Crowded House, Radio Birdman, The Bee Gees, Little River Band, Nick Cave, The Screaming Jets, Hoodoo Gurus, Masters Apprentice.
What do all of these bands and musicians have in common? They all hail from a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains, of ragged mountain ranges, of drought and flooding rains.
via 6 Reasons Why The Australian Music Industry Is Currently The Worst In The World.
NB: This article does bring up some very valid points.