Australian Country Top 10 (9/10/2014)

Victoria Avenue knock The Wolfe Brothers off the top !

Here is this weeks Top 10 based on listeners “likes” on Australian Country on live365.

There are new and hot tracks included in this week on Australian Country on live365.

1) KNOCK KNOCK – VICTORIA AVENUE

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2) THAT KINDA NIGHT – THE WOLFE BROTHERS
3) SUPERHEROES – AMBER LAWRENCE
4) 9 to 5 – MELINDA SCHNEIDER and BECCY COLE
5) DAMN RIGHT – JASON OWEN
6) BROKE DOWN HEART – DOUG BRUCE
7) HONEST PEOPLE – JOHN WILLIAMSON
8) JARED PORTER AND KAYLEE BELL – PIECES
9) LUKE O’SHEA – SING YOU UP (NEW THIS WEEK)
10) THIS – KRISTY COX (NEW THIS WEEK)

and this weeks “HOT TRACKS”

WEAKNESS – DOZZI
LEAVE IT JESUS – KIRSTY LEE AKERS
REACH THE SKY – GEORGIA FALL

And remember you can “like” your favourite tracks when you hear them on Australian Country on live365 just by hitting the (yes you got it) the ‘like’ button when the song is played on your mobile device or PC.

Australian Independent Country Music Awards Winners, 2014.

Australian Country congratulates Luke O’Shea on taking out most of the Australian Independent Country Music Awards. Here is the complete list of Award winners.

The event was held in Mildura, Victoria and winners announced on Australian Country to the planet !

Australian Independent Country Music Single of the Year
THREE BROTHERS (THE GREAT WAR) LUKE O’SHEa

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Australian Independent Album of the Year
SING YOU UP LUKE O’SHEA
Australian Independent Heritage Track of the Year – Traditional
I’M THE LAND DEAN PERRETTAustralian Independent Rising Star Male
DAMIAN HOWARD ONCE IN A WHILE

Australian Independent Rising Star Female
KATE COOK GIVE THE GIRL A SPANNER

Australian Independent Male Vocalist of the Year
LUKE O’SHEA THREE BROTHERS (THE GREAT WAR)

Australian Independent Female Vocalist of the Year
ALEYCE SIMMONDS BELIEVE

Australian Independent Group/Duo of the Year
LACHLAN BRYAN & THE WILDES BLACK COFFEE

Australian Independent Artist of the Year
LUKE O’SHEA

Australian Country Top 10 (2/10/2014)

Victoria Avenue are still “Knock Knocking” on The Wolfe Brothers door!

And check the new number 3 !

Here is this weeks Top 10 based on listeners “likes” on Australian Country on live365. There are new and hot tracks included in this week on Australian Country on live365.

1) THAT KINDA NIGHT – THE WOLFE BROTHERS

2) KNOCK KNOCK – VICTORIA AVENUE

3) DAMN RIGHT – JASON OWEN

4) SUPERHEROES – AMBER LAWRENCE
5) 9 to 5 – MELINDA SCHNEIDER and BECCY COLE
6) BROKE DOWN HEART – DOUG BRUCE
7) HONEST PEOPLE – JOHN WILLIAMSON
8) JARED PORTER AND KAYLEE BELL – PIECES (New this week)
9) DONNA FISK – STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU (New this week)
10) SHE DON’T KNOW SHE’S BEAUTIFUL – ADAM HARVEY

and this weeks “HOT TRACKS”

DEEP CREEK ROAD – I WANNA SEE UR CRAZY
CONNIE KIS ANDERSON – ON THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT

And remember you can “like” your favourite tracks when you hear them on Australian Country on live365 just by hitting the (yes you got it) the ‘like’ button when the song is played on your mobile device or PC.

Australian Country Top 10 (26/9/2014)

The Wolfe Brothers stay at #1 and Amber, Melinda and Beccy hit the Top 10 for the first time. Check out the videos from Amber, Melinda and Beccy.

Here is this weeks Top 10 based on listeners “likes” on Australian Country on live365. There are new and hot tracks included in this week on Australian Country on live365.

1) THAT KINDA NIGHT – THE WOLFE BROTHERS
2) KNOCK KNOCK – VICTORIA AVENUE
3) BROKE DOWN HEART – DOUG BRUCE
4) DAMN RIGHT – JASON OWEN
5) SUPERHEROES – AMBER LAWRENCE (New and Hot)
6) HONEST PEOPLE – JOHN WILLIAMSON
7) SOMETIMES WHEN YOU LOSE YOU WIN – ALLAN CASWELL
8) 9 to 5 – MELINDA SCHNEIDER and BECCY COLE (New and Hot)
9) SKINNY FLAT WHITE – HARMONY JAMES
10) SHE DON’T KNOW SHE’S BEAUTIFUL – ADAM HARVEY

and this weeks “HOT TRACKS”

KRISTY COX – THIS
THE SOU’WESTERS – LOVERS DO
JARED PORTER AND KAYLEE BELL – PIECES

And remember you can “like” your favourite tracks when you hear them on Australian Country on live365 just by hitting the (yes you got it) the ‘like’ button when the song is played on your mobile device or PC.

Australian Country Top 10 (18/9/2014)

The Wolfe Brothers at #1 for the second week with Victoria Avenue at #2 first week in.

Here is this weeks Top 10 based on listeners “likes” on Australian Country on live365. There are new and hot tracks included in this week on Australian Country on live365.

1) THAT KINDA NIGHT – THE WOLFE BROTHERS

2) KNOCK KNOCK – VICTORIA AVENUE (New and Hot)

3) BROKE DOWN HEART – DOUG BRUCE

4) DAMN RIGHT – JASON OWEN

5) SHE DON’T KNOW SHE’S BEAUTIFUL – ADAM HARVEY

6) HONEST PEOPLE – JOHN WILLIAMSON

7) SOMETIMES WHEN YOU LOSE YOU WIN – ALLAN CASWELL

8) BAD DAY GOOD – O’SHEA

9) SKINNY FLAT WHITE – HARMONY JAMES

10) THE SHED – THE SUNNY COWGIRLS

and this weeks “HOT TRACKS”

SUPERHEROES – AMBER LAWRENCE
STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU – DONNA FISK
MAKIN’ HAY SIMPLY BUSHED.

And remember you can “like” your favourite tracks when you hear them on Australian Country on live365 just by hitting the (yes you got it) the ‘like’ button when the song is played on your mobile device or PC.

Australian Country Top 10 (11/9/2014)

The Wolfe Brothers are # 1 on Australian Country’s Top 10, for the first time.

And here is this weeks Top 10 based on listeners “likes” on Australian Country on live365. There are new and hot tracks included in this week on Australian Country on live365.

1) THAT KINDA NIGHT – THE WOLFE BROTHERS (NEW #1)

2) BROKE DOWN HEART – DOUG BRUCE
3) SHE DON’T KNOW SHE’S BEAUTIFUL – ADAM HARVEY
4) SKINNY FLAT WHITE – HARMONY JAMES
5) DAMN RIGHT – JASON OWEN (NEW THIS WEEK)
6) HONEST PEOPLE – JOHN WILLIAMSON
7) SOMETIMES WHEN YOU LOSE YOU WIN – ALLAN CASWELL
8) BAD DAY GOOD – O’SHEA
9) LISTENING IN – TANYA SELF
10) THE SHED – THE SUNNY COWGIRLS

and this weeks “HOT TRACKS”

KNOCK KNOCK – VICTORIA AVENUE (Really Hot !!)
SING YOU UP – LUKE O’SHEA
MAKING HAY – SIMPLY BUSHED

And remember you can “like” your favourite tracks when you hear them on Australian Country on live365 just by hitting the (yes you got it) the ‘like’ button when the song is played on your mobile device or PC.

Australian Country Top 10 (4/9/2014)

Adam Harvey is still Number 1 on Australian Country.

This weeks Top 10 based on listeners “likes” on Australian Country on live365. There are new and hot tracks included in this week on Australian Country on live365.

1) SHE DON’T KNOW SHE’S BEAUTIFUL – ADAM HARVEY

2) THAT KINDA NIGHT – THE WOLFE BROTHERS
3) SKINNY FLAT WHITE – HARMONY JAMES
4) BROKE DOWN HEART – DOUG BRUCE
5) BAD DAY GOOD – O’SHEA
6) LISTENING IN – TANYA SELF
7) HONEST PEOPLE – JOHN WILLIAMSON (NEW THIS WEEK)
8) THE SHED – THE SUNNY COWGIRLS (NEW THIS WEEK)
9) WHEELBARROW – KASEY CHAMBERS
10) SOMETIMES WHEN YOU LOSE YOU WIN – ALLAN CASWELL (NEW THIS WEEK)

and this weeks “HOT TRACKS”

DAMN RIGHT – JASON OWEN
THESE HANDS – JASMINE RAE
THATS HOW YOU GET FAMOUS – KIRSTY LEE AKERS
GOOD LOVE – JARED PORTER
JUST ONE NIGHT – SANDRA HUMPHRIES

And remember you can “like” your favourite tracks when you hear them on Australian Country on live365 just by hitting the (yes you got it) the ‘like’ button when the song is played on your mobile device or PC.

Australian Country Top 10 (28/8/2014)

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Adam Harvey

 

Adam Harvey is Number 1 on Australian Country Top 10  for the first time.

 

This weeks Top 10 based on listeners “likes” on Australian Country on live365. There are new and hot tracks included in this week on Australian Country on live365.

 

1) SHE DON’T KNOW SHE’S BEAUTIFUL – ADAM HARVEY (NEW # 1)

2) SKINNY FLAT WHITE – HARMONY JAMES

3) THAT KINDA NIGHT – THE WOLFE BROTHERS

4) DIRT MUSIC – LEE KERNAGHAN

5) LISTENING IN – TANYA SELF

6) BROKE DOWN HEART – DOUG BRUCE

7) BAD DAY GOOD – O’SHEA

8) HELLS HALF ACRE – GRETA ZILLER (NEW THIS WEEK)

9) WHEELBARROW – KASEY CHAMBERS

10) MY COUNTRY MY LAND – DEAN PERRETT AND TROY CASSAR DALEY

and this weeks “HOT TRACKS”

 

THESE HANDS – JASMINE RAE

THE SHED – THE SUNNY COWGIRLS

THATS HOW YOU GET FAMOUS – KIRSTY LEE AKERS

REVOLVING DOOR – JESS HOLLAND

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AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY TOP 10 (20/8/2014)

Harmony James has another coffee break and is back on top.

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Harmony James

 

This weeks Top 10 based on listeners “likes” on Australian Country on live365. There are new and hot tracks included in this week on Australian Country on live365.

 

1) SKINNY FLAT WHITE – HARMONY JAMES (BACK AT #1)

2) WHEELBARROW – KASEY CHAMBERS

3) SHE DON’T KNOW SHE’S BEAUTIFUL –  ADAM HARVEY

4) DIRT MUSIC – LEE KERNAGHAN

5) THAT KINDA NIGHT – THE WOLFE BROTHERS (NEW THIS WEEK)

6) LISTENING IN – TANYA SELF

7) BAD DAY GOOD – O’SHEA (NEW THIS WEEK)

8) MY COUNTRY MY LAND – DEAN PERRETT AND TROY CASSAR DALEY

9) BROKE DOWN HEART – DOUG BRUCE

10) PARADISE – NATALIE HOWARD

 

and this weeks “HOT TRACKS”

 

SOMETIMES WHEN YOU LOSE YOU WIN – ALLAN CASWELL

ONE HEART BREAK AWAY – KRISTY COX

HELLS HALF ACRE – GRETA ZILLER

TAKE ME TO THE MOUNTAINS – DAVIDSON BROTHERS

 

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Allan Caswell says “Sometimes When You Lose You Win !

 

Just included on Australian Country on live365 the new song from Allan Caswell, “sometimes When You Lose You Win” along with “Christmas in Dixie / On The Inside”

What is so important about this song “Sometimes When You Lose You Win” compared to the many others included on Australian Country as part of the extensive playlist? Well its the “back story” that makes it so interesting.

Let me quote from Allan Caswell to give you the background.

“In 1982 American Country superstars Alabama put out a single called “Christmas In Dixie”, which has since become a holiday perennial in the USA. However, to Allan Caswell, the tune bore a close resemblance to a song he had written for the Australian television series “Prisoner” in 1978. Allan’s song, “On The Inside”, performed by Lynne Hamilton, became a chart topping record in Australia and a country hit in the US in 1980, where it was recorded by Patti Page. It has since been covered by numerous other artists and has been in the charts in the UK and several European countries.

Allan Caswell heard “Christmas In Dixie” for the first time in January 2004. He thought it bore a strong similarity to his song, and notified the publisher of “On The Inside”, Sony ATV Music. The managing director, Damian Trotter, wanted to be certain before taking any action and hired a musicologist to provide him with expert advice.

The musicologist reported to Sony ATV that: “ … it is my opinion that a case can be made that the two works bear a level of similarity that goes beyond what I would consider to be a random occurrence or sheer coincidence…. [And] further reinforces my viewpoint that one work is reproducing a substantial part of the other work.”

But Sony didn’t do anything. Some time later, Allan discovered that Sony Music in the USA, is the publisher of “Christmas In Dixie”! Could the lack of action by Sony ATV in Australia be because they didn’t want to sue their parent company for copyright infringement, or because they had a conflict of interest?

After a period of time when action was promised but wasn’t forthcoming, Allan took legal advice and decided that he would have to sue Sony. It is a difficult case because Allan is no longer the owner of the copyright in the song. He assigned that to the publisher. So it is actually the publisher’s right to sue and not his any more.

It has now been 7 years since the saga began. All Allan has tried to do is to get Sony ATV, the owner of his song, to provide what songwriters the world over see as the primary reason for a songwriter to enter into a deal with a publisher in the first place: i.e. ensure that no one steals your work, and to collect the money. Regardless of what anyone’s opinions may be on the Men At Work song, “ Downunder”, and the copyright infringement law suit the publishers of “Kookaburra” mounted, at least they were trying to protect their song. In the case of Sony and Allan Caswell, they have just sat on their hands.

Because Sony is the publisher of both songs it is much more complicated. People often ask why Allan is suing Sony ATV and not Alabama who wrote and recorded the song. “I had to … “ said Caswell “I assigned the copyright to ATV Northern Songs (as it was then). As the owner of “On The Inside”, Sony ATV has the right to sue. I don’t. I couldn’t sue Alabama if I wanted to.”

Allan has tried to get a ruling by the courts that Sony ATV in the US and Sony ATV in Australia are one and the same company and have a duty of care to him as a writer. The courts ruled that the US company and the Australian company are separate entities. That round in the courts was expensive. But Allan didn’t give up. In the following round in court Allan’s lawyers have been trying to get permission to get access to documents from Sony in the USA. Allan’s lawyers wanted to serve a subpoena on Sony in the US to, among other things, establish what the earnings of “Christmas In Dixie” might have been. It is, after all, a very successful song, that gets played on the radio all over the USA every year, in just the same way that “White Christmas” is played, and that song made a fortune for its writer, Irving Berlin.

For some reason Sony has fought tooth and nail to stop Allan’s lawyers from getting access to any documentation relating to the songs. Is there something they want to hide?

Why don’t they play by the same rules that they impose on others?”

And the story and the case continues…where will it end?

Watch Allan’s video and you can decide !