News 23 November 2014

Introducing the host, performers and presenters The 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra

Introducing the host, performers and prese

Introducing the host, performers and presenters The 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra
Introducing the host, performers and presenters at the 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra
Charli XCX confirmed as a presenter

Denis Handlin AM to receive ARIA Industry Icon Award
Music fans can experience the behind the scenes action online at CRASHTHEARIAS.COM
2014 aria awards | 7.30 wednesday on ten
Tickets to the 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra have SOLD OUT, but fans can join in the festivities on the Red Carpet Presented By David Jones from 2.00pm on Wednesday, November 26 at The Star, Sydney and watch the broadcast from 7.30pm on TEN.
ARIA is thrilled to confirm that British singer songwriter; Charli XCX will attend the Awards as a presenter. Charli XCX features on, and co-wrote, Iggy Azalea’s #1 Billboard hit, ‘Fancy’ which is nominated in the public-voted Song Of The Year category. Charli XCX is no stranger to the ARIA charts; having written hit singles for Icona Pop and her Platinum smash 'Boom Clap' is an ARIA Top 10 single. Public voting has closed and we are delighted to report that votes have increased by 50% on last year.
This year’s ARIA Industry Icon Award is proudly presented to Denis Handlin AM, Chairman & CEO, Australia & New Zealand and President, Asia. The award will be presented by his long-time friend and industry colleague Molly Meldrum, with Jessica Mauboy at the ARIA pre show Chairman’s Cocktail Party.
The award is made in recognition of Denis’ outstanding contribution to the development of the Australian music industry, in particular Australian artists and industry copyright and reform matters.
In an ARIA first, fans can get closer than ever to the glitz, glamour and behind the scenes action of the awards with CRASHTHEARIAS.COM, a digital experience for mobile, tablets and PCs, developed by presenting partner Telstra.
2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra
Broadcast On TEN from 7.30pm - Wednesday, November 26
Red Carpet Presented By David Jones - Hosts
Angela Bishop
Ash London
Laurina Fleure
Montana Cox
Scott Tweedie
Red Carpet Presented By David Jones - Performance from 2.00pm
Justice Crew
2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra - Host
Osher Günsberg
Crash The ARIAs - Host
Scott Tweedie
5 Seconds Of Summer
Chet Faker
Dan Sultan
Hilltop Hoods
Jessica Mauboy
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Neil Finn and Paul Kelly
Special International Performer
One Direction
House DJ’s
The Faders
Angela Bishop
Ash London
Charli XCX  (UK)
Danny Clayton and Carissa Walford 
Delta Goodrem
Dom Alessio
Ella Hooper
Havana Brown
John Butler
John Paul Young
Justine Clarke
Kasey Chambers
Katy Perry (US)
Marcia Hines
Matt and Alex 
Russell Morris
Samantha Jade
The Veronicas
Tom Ballard
Troy Cassar-Daley
Official ARIA After Party DJ’s – Marquee, The Star
Nicky Night Time
The Faders
2014 ARIA Industry Icon Award Recipient - Denis Handlin AM Biography
Denis is the Chairman & CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia & New Zealand and President, Asia. He commenced his career with the company in 1970 and has been leading it since 1984.
Apart from his family, music has been the most important passion in Denis’ life. Not only has his whole career been in the music industry, he has worked tirelessly for music generally and for Australian music in particular. This includes serving as Chairman of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia and of the Australian Record Industry Association. He is the current Chairman of ARIA, a position he has held over many years since the early 90s, including ten consecutive years from 1999 to 2008.
This month, Denis was elected Chairman of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) Asia Board having held the position as Vice Chairman since joining the Board in 2010.
In May 1996, Denis became the first Australian and the first Sony Music Entertainment executive to be honoured with the CEO Special Recognition Award presented by Sony Corporation’s Chairman and CEO, Norio Ohga.
Denis is the co-founder of the Sony Foundation which was established in 1998 and has raised over $20 million for youth-focused causes. He is also very proud to be Patron of the Youth off the Streets Scholarship Program since its inaugural year in 2004. He is also an inaugural board member of the Ricky Stuart Foundation, established in 2012 to raise funds for autism awareness and services.
In the Australia Day 2005 Honours List, Denis was made a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his service to the music industry, particularly through the promotion of Australian musicians, to professional organisations in the industry and for the work he has done in the community for charitable organisations.
In June 2009, Denis received the Ted Albert Award from the Australian Performing Rights Association for Outstanding Services to the Music Industry.
In April 2012, Denis received the “Label Executive of the Year - Major” award from the Worldwide Radio Summit Industry Awards held in Los Angeles.
Denis plays a critical role in the development of Australian artists which over the years has included Men at Work, Midnight Oil, Tina Arena, Silverchair, Delta Goodrem, Pete Murray, David Campbell, Human Nature, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy and Justice Crew.
Denis has been married to his wife Jan for longer than he has been leading Sony Music. They have been married for 37 years and have six children.

More information about CRASHTHEARIAS.COM
Crash The ARIAs gives fans the full ARIA Awards experience, with behind-the-scenes entertainment from the event including:
  • The Red Carpet Presented by David Jones;
  • The Telstra Connected Green Room interviews hosted by Scott Tweedie;
  • Candid backstage moments including interviews from YouTube star Steph Micayle and special backstage cameras;
  • Personal ARIA moments from Sheppard and other stars, and the opportunity to enter a competition to win an iPhone 6 phones featuring these ARIA moments;
  • And other exclusive ARIA Awards content connecting artists to their fans to be revealed on awards night.
Telstra Director Corporate Marketing Inese Kingsmill said Crash The ARIAs will connect fans with the excitement, passion and fun of the sold-out event.
“Music is a powerful emotional connector. Through our existing partnerships with the Australian music industry, such as Telstra Road To Discovery and Telstra Thanks, we’ve seen technology change the way we enjoy music, and the opportunities this presents.
We’ve developed Crash The ARIAs to intimately connect artists with their fans and their wider social networks at this year’s ARIA Awards, in a way that complements the Network TEN broadcast.
By creating this social and emotional connection we’re taking our partnership with ARIA, and our ongoing support for the Australian music industry to a whole new level. Crash The ARIAs is a really exciting entertainment experience to show we care about Australian music fans."
ARIA CEO, Dan Rosen added:
“We are very excited to be partnering with Telstra to offer music fans a new way to experience the ARIAs.”
“Crash The ARIAs will provide music fans with a new level of digital and social media interaction surrounding the amazing performances, the many magic moments and exclusive behind the scenes action.”
Crash The ARIAs is now live at CRASHTHEARIAS.COM 

The 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra and ARIA Week are proudly supported by the NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.
2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Star, Sydney | Broadcast on TEN