The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is a national industry association representing major and independent record producers, manufacturers and distributors.
ARIA has more than 100 members ranging from small 'boutique' record labels typically run by 1-5 people, to medium size organisations and very large companies with international affiliates.
ARIA is administered by a Board of Directors comprising senior executives from record companies, both large and small.
ARIA is active in many key areas of the music industry:
Our primary objective is to advance the interests of the Australian record industry by ensuring ARIA is a cohesive, effective and respected organisation.
With the continued support and membership of local record companies, ARIA's success is guaranteed. We harness the talents of key industry people to achieve the best outcome on industry issues and challenges.
The ARIA website has a statistics section, showing sales based on the data submissions of six wholesale members. It shows sales by value and unit for the past 10 years, currently 1997-2006. Annual statistics are updated in March following each calendar year.
Contributed by ARIA. Last updated 3 December 2007.