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A History of Chaos.com

Chaos is Australia's oldest independent online music retailer.
Here's a look into our history:

Chaos Music Market website

1995

  • Rob Appel founded Chaos under the name Chaos Music Market at www.cmm.com.au.
  • Developed websites for the ABCs Recovery program and Phantom Records.
  • Commenced operations of online indie record store.
Chaos Music

1998

  • Brand and URL updated to ChaosMusic and chaosmusic.com
  • Established Australia's first local Digital Rights Management operation with Skunkhour
1999 Website

1999

  • David Coe and Malcolm Turnbull invested $3M in Chaos
  • Chaos won best and most popular Australian Online Music Retailer Awards.
  • Initial Public Offering raised $15M
Megan Washington

2000

  • The CAN (Chaos Artist Network) launched with support of Australia Council for independent artists without distribution. Artists to use The CAN's services include Megan Washington, Dallas Crane, Klinger and Jess McEvoy.
  • Chaos won best and most popular Australian Online Retailer Awards.
Chaos Music homepage

2001

  • Chaos won best and most popular Australian Online Retailer Awards
Chaos Rebrand

2003

  • Chaos became a private company: Chaos Entertainment Pty Ltd.
  • Brand and URL updated to Chaos.com
Stomp Entertainment

2006

  • Partnership with Stomp Distribution: for site management, distribution and fulfilment.
2007 Site makeover

2007

  • Chaos books launched, offering Chaos members over 50,000 book titles.
  • Chaos was given a site make-over.
Elan Media Partners

2010

  • Partnership with Élan Media Partners: for site management, distribution and fulfilment
  • Chaos joins:
Chaos 2012

2012

  • Élan Media Partners became the majority owner of Chaos.com and relaunched Chaos with a new modern look, cheaper prices and a wider range of products.

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