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Sam Smith

Sam Smith tops first streaming integrated UK Albums Chart

ALBUMS
In an historic album chart - which incorporates the influences of both the 34th annual Brit Awards and, for ...

by Alan Jones
on Mar 1st 2015 at 7:36PM
Target

Target sticks by music after global release day confirmation

US retailer will continue to stock music in its stores and online despite confirmation yesterday that it would have to ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 27th 2015 at 5:35PM
Fearne Cotton to leave BBC Radio 1 after 15 years

Fearne Cotton to leave BBC Radio 1 after 15 years

Fearne Cotton will be leaving Radio 1 after 15 years, with Clara Amfo the new host of the Live Lounge ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 27th 2015 at 4:31PM
Liverpool Sound City unveils second wave of artists

Liverpool Sound City unveils second wave of artists

Liverpool Sound City has added The Cribs, Peace, Swans, Everything Everything, Fat White Family and George The Poet to this ...

by
on Feb 27th 2015 at 3:58PM

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BRIT Awards TV ratings up 26% on previous year

BRIT Awards TV ratings up 26% on previous year

This year's BRIT Awards saw an increase of 1.2 million viewers on last year's low ratings.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 27th 2015 at 3:52PM
Breyon Prescott named Head of Urban A&R, Epic Records

Breyon Prescott named Head of Urban A&R, Epic Records

Breyon Prescott has been named head of urban A&R at Epic Records.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 27th 2015 at 3:45PM
David Ring to leave UMG

David Ring to leave UMG

Universal Music Group's David Ring is following his boss Rob Wells in leaving the company.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 27th 2015 at 3:39PM
BPI's Music Export Growth Scheme: 'It can be difficult for smaller labels to capitalise on UK success'

BPI's Music Export Growth Scheme: 'It can be difficult for smaller labels to capitalise on UK success'

One year ago, 14 British artists took a step into the unknown. They were the guinea pigs for a ...

by Mark Sutherland
on Feb 27th 2015 at 3:16PM

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The Playlist, February 27, 2015

The Playlist, February 27, 2015

This week's best music from the UK industry's tastemakers.

10 tracks featuring Everything Everything / Blur / Crows / Cosmo Sheldrake / Waxahatchee / San Cisco / Kaity Rae /
Live Nation's net loss more than doubled in 2014

Live Nation's net loss more than doubled in 2014

Live Nation's net loss more than doubled in 2014 to $186.5 million, up from $82m in the previous 12 months - ...

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on Feb 27th 2015 at 2:49PM
Prime partners with Believe Digital

Prime partners with Believe Digital Gated Content

Believe Digital has formed a partnership with Prime Direct Distribution.

on Feb 27th 2015 at 2:23PM
Ferdy Unger-Hamilton: 'Ellie Goulding can be one of the biggest artists in the world'

Ferdy Unger-Hamilton: 'Ellie Goulding can be one of the biggest artists in the world' Gated Content

Polydor president Ferdy Unger-Hamilton has tipped Ellie Goulding to grow into one of the biggest artists in the world ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 27th 2015 at 2:12PM

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Editorial: Is it time to set the NME free?

Editorial: Is it time to set the NME free? Gated Content

Well? How do we look? I hope you like our new guise. There’s no need to fret about the implications, ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 27th 2015 at 2:03PM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, February 27

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, February 27 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:00AM
Kobalt

Google Ventures invests in Kobalt as latest funding round raises $60m

Kobalt has raised $60 million in a Series C funding round led by Google Ventures. MSD Capital, the private investment ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 27th 2015 at 10:56AM
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US indie labels welcome FCC's net neutrality rules

US indie label's organisation A2IM described the new internet regulation voted on February 26 by the five-member Federal Communications Commission ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Feb 27th 2015 at 10:54AM

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British music sales boosted by BRITs performances

British music sales boosted by BRITs performances

Acts who performed at this year's BRITs have enjoyed significant week-to-date sales lifts, according to Official Charts Company data. The ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 27th 2015 at 10:10AM
BRITs stars see download sales soar on Google Play

BRITs stars see download sales soar on Google Play

Google Play has analysed download figures to see who did the best out of the BRITs.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 26th 2015 at 4:45PM
Sony DADC Global President and CEO to depart

Sony DADC Global President and CEO to depart

Sony DADC global president and CEO, Dieter Daum, will step down from his position at the end of this month.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 26th 2015 at 3:32PM
Paloma

BRITs 2015: Paloma Faith thanks industry heroes - and a 'new superhero'

Paloma Faith gave the most industry-focused acceptance speech at last night’s BRITs, name-checking no fewer than 10 executives that have ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 26th 2015 at 3:16PM
APRA

Nominees revealed for 2015 APRA Music Awards

APRA AMCOS has revealed the nominees for the 2015 APRA Music Awards, which will be held in Sydney at Carriageworks ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 26th 2015 at 3:12PM
[PIAS] streaming income greater than downloads in 24 territories

[PIAS] streaming income greater than downloads in 24 territories

[PIAS] commercial operations manager James Howdle has revealed that the label group’s income from streaming has overtaken downloads in 24 ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 26th 2015 at 2:49PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ellie Goulding No.1, Madonna No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ellie Goulding No.1, Madonna No.2

Today's iTunes UK charts – correct at the time of posting (1pm) – are:

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 26th 2015 at 1:00PM
Erlend Mogård-Larsen: 'by:Larm's goal is to be the window into the Nordic music scene'

Erlend Mogård-Larsen: 'by:Larm's goal is to be the window into the Nordic music scene'

Next week, Oslo will play host to by:Larm, the premier showcase music festival for the Nordics, which offers a ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 26th 2015 at 12:09PM