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A History of

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

Chaos Music Market website


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


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


  • 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


  • 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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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