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  • The Coral's James Skelly: 'I don't get hung up on what format people are listening to music on'
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Monday, February 8

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Monday, February 8 Gated Content

Today's Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 8th 2016 at 5:45PM
Robomagic's Rob Hallett unveils festival masterplan

Robomagic's Rob Hallett unveils festival masterplan Gated Content

No one should ever doubt the courage of Rob Hallett’s convictions. The outspoken promoter has consistently put his money where ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 8th 2016 at 4:10PM
Planet Rock to broadcast live from Jimi Hendrix's flat

Planet Rock to broadcast live from Jimi Hendrix's flat

Planet Rock will exclusively broadcast live from Jimi Hendrix’s London flat at 23 Brook Street tomorrow, the day before it ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 8th 2016 at 4:01PM
Sentric Music's Simon Pursehouse nominated for Creative & Cultural Skills Award

Sentric Music's Simon Pursehouse nominated for Creative & Cultural Skills Award

Sentric Music's director of music services, Simon Pursehouse has been nominated in the Music Skills category of this year's Creative ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:49PM

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Echo Arena Liverpool appoints Kay Wilson as Head Of Sales

Echo Arena Liverpool appoints Kay Wilson as Head Of Sales

Echo Arena Liverpool has appointed Kay Wilson as its new head of sales.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:40PM
The Coral's James Skelly: 'I don't get hung up on what format people are listening to music on'

The Coral's James Skelly: 'I don't get hung up on what format people are listening to music on' Gated Content

"I’m confident about this album,” says The Coral’s James Skelly of the band’s forthcoming release Distance Inbetween. “In a way ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:18PM
BMG: 'We partner with the best in each niche'

BMG: 'We partner with the best in each niche' Gated Content

BMG’s recent investment in storied drum and bass label RAM Records continues the company’s “strategy of partnering with the best ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:10PM
PPL/PRS

Music industry reacts to PRS and PPL proposal

Last week collecting societies PRS For Music and PPL announced a proposal to create a new joint venture company to ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 8th 2016 at 2:22PM

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Merlin announces 20% reduction in administration fee for members

Merlin announces 20% reduction in administration fee for members

Digital rights agency for the world’s independent label sector Merlin has revealed that it will reducing its administration fee for ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 8th 2016 at 2:00PM
Jeff Smith: 'We have to find our own new music, because we can't rely on it just coming to us'

Jeff Smith: 'We have to find our own new music, because we can't rely on it just coming to us' Gated Content

When Music Week catches up with Jeff Smith, head of music at BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, it’s ...

by DAVE ROBERTS
on Feb 8th 2016 at 12:12PM
Jeff Smith

Radio 2: 'We do our own A&R'

Jeff Smith, head of music at Radio 2, has told Music Week that the station is discovering artists and even ...

by DAVE ROBERTS
on Feb 8th 2016 at 11:36AM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

The new issue of Music Week is out now.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 8th 2016 at 11:18AM

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Adele named IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2015

Adele named IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2015

Adele has been named by IFPI as the most popular recording artist across the globe in 2015.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:52AM
Natalie Jamieson leaves Radio 1 for Bauer

Natalie Jamieson leaves Radio 1 for Bauer

BBC Radio 1 is losing another long-term staffer, with entertainment news star Natalie Jamieson leaving for rival radio group Bauer ...

by Mark Sutherland
on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:48AM
Nominate now for the Music Week Awards

Nominate now for the Music Week Awards

The deadline for nominations for this year’s Music Week Awards is this Friday, February 12 – so get your suggestions ...

on Feb 8th 2016 at 9:53AM
Seven things about Super Bowl advertising songs placements

Seven things about Super Bowl advertising songs placements

With more than 100 millions viewers watching live the Super Bowl in American alone, the event is the most coveted ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Feb 8th 2016 at 7:56AM

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Bowie and Queen songs top Super Bowl ad placements

Bowie and Queen songs top Super Bowl ad placements

Songs by Queen and David Bowie were among those featured in advertising spots aired during Super Bowl, the biggest sporting ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Feb 8th 2016 at 7:52AM
Beyoncé steals Super Bowl show with new song

Beyoncé steals Super Bowl show with new song

The Super Bowl tradition was respected with a bombastic, star-packed half time entertainment segment which featured Coldplay, Bruno Mars with ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Feb 8th 2016 at 7:43AM
Overnight news from around the world

Overnight news from around the world

Music stars light up Super Bowl

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 8th 2016 at 7:30AM
Sia

International Charts Analysis: Sia trumps Rihanna on worldwide charts Gated Content

New albums from Rihanna, Sia and Dream Theater and the debut release from Charlie Puth helped to shake things up ...

by Alan Jones
on Feb 5th 2016 at 8:51PM
Official Charts Analysis: Bowie scores consecutive No.1 albums

Official Charts Analysis: Bowie scores consecutive No.1 albums Gated Content

Up against new albums from Rihanna and Sia, there seemed to be little chance that David Bowie would remain at ...

by Alan Jones
on Feb 5th 2016 at 6:00PM
Official Charts Analysis: Zayn hits No.1 with solo debut

Official Charts Analysis: Zayn hits No.1 with solo debut Gated Content

Ten months after leaving One Direction, Zayn Malik sprints to a No.1 debut with first solo single Pillowtalk on sales ...

by Alan Jones
on Feb 5th 2016 at 6:00PM
Dooley

Dooley's (Digital) Diary - 05/02/16

Congratulations everyone, you made it through January. Which means it must be awards season. And sure enough, things kicked off ...

on Feb 5th 2016 at 5:57PM
Zara Larsson holds on to No.1 in European Border Breakers Chart

Zara Larsson holds on to No.1 in European Border Breakers Chart

Swedish pop star Zara Larsson has hung onto the No.1 spot in this week's European Border Breakers Chart - but ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 5th 2016 at 4:57PM
Madison Square Garden owner eyes move for Olympia exhibition centre

Madison Square Garden owner eyes move for Olympia exhibition centre

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSGC) is reportedly planning to buy the Olympia exhibition centre in London with the aim ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 5th 2016 at 4:03PM