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  • Nettwerk Music Group Acquires Robot Of The Century Music
  • Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, January 23
  • Music Week's 30 Under 30 returns for 2015
  • The Playlist, January 23, 2015
  • How to win a Music Week Award
Saavn

Saavn names Mahesh Narayanan as global COO

Indian streaming service Saavn has hired former Google exec Mahesh Narayanan as its global COO.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 3:57PM
The Playlist, January 23, 2015

The Playlist, January 23, 2015

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

10 tracks featuring The Cribs / Tobias Jesso Jr / Kate Tempest / Tove Stryke / The Coronas / Circa Waves / Denai Moore /
UMPG

UMPG signs Nick Jonas on global deal

Universal Music Publishing Group has signed a global deal with Nick Jonas.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 3:51PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Mark Ronson No.1, Hozier No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Mark Ronson No.1, Hozier No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 1:00PM

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Digital services call for change at Eurosonic

Digital services call for change at Eurosonic Gated Content

Rdio, 22Tracks and Shuffler.fm revealed their requirements for a mutually beneficial relationship between labels, publishers, artists and themselves during ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 12:38PM
Vevo's Nic Jones: '2015 is a vitally important year'

Vevo's Nic Jones: '2015 is a vitally important year' Gated Content

Vevo International EVP, Nic Jones (pictured), has tipped 2015 as a year for big change in the ...

on Jan 23rd 2015 at 12:09PM
Sonisphere organisers 'already talking to acts for next year'

Sonisphere organisers 'already talking to acts for next year' Gated Content

The UK edition of Sonisphere will not take place this year, with organisers citing difficulties in booking a suitable line-up ...

on Jan 23rd 2015 at 11:47AM
Dave Grohl, Bruno Mars and others join Kobalt Neighbouring Rights

Dave Grohl, Bruno Mars and others join Kobalt Neighbouring Rights Gated Content

Kobalt Neighbouring Rights (KNR) has kicked off the year on a high, having signed a series of new deals ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 11:45AM

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New role for Mel Fox at Warner

New role for Mel Fox at Warner Gated Content

Warner Music UK has appointed Mel Fox as SVP, communications and strategy development. 

on Jan 23rd 2015 at 11:16AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, January 23

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, January 23 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 11:00AM
Tayor Swift

Radio 1 Big Weekend 2015 to take place in Norwich

The BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend will be taking place in Norwich on May 23- 24 2015.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 10:37AM
Zoe

Is YouTube still not playing fair with indie artists?

[Update: a YouTube spokesperson has provided the following statement to Music Week: "Any artist who agrees to our basic ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 9:59AM

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Gabriela Martinez appointed SVP, marketing, Warner Music Latin America and GM, Warner Music Latina

Gabriela Martinez appointed SVP, marketing, Warner Music Latin America and GM, Warner Music Latina

Warner Music Latina has promoted Gabriela Martinez to senior vice president, marketing Warner Music Latin America and general manager, Warner ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 9:51AM
Roadrunner

Nettwerk Music Group Acquires Robot Of The Century Music

Nettwerk Music Group has acquired the publishing catalogue formed by Roadrunner founder Cees Wessels, Robot Of the Century Music.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 9:50AM
BIMM Berlin to open October 2015

BIMM Berlin to open October 2015

BIMM will open its newest college - its first in mainland Europe - in October.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 5:43PM
Ben Cook: 'Charli XCX can be huge in every single territory in the world'

Ben Cook: 'Charli XCX can be huge in every single territory in the world' Gated Content

There’s a song on Charli XCX’s new album, Sucker, called London Queen. In it, the singer tells her mum ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 4:55PM

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The Great Escape announces UK spotlight and convention topics

The Great Escape announces UK spotlight and convention topics

The Great Escape will be casting the spotlight on the UK for this year’s event, which will also celebrate the ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 4:45PM

Operations Manager

UK - London

PPL sits at the heart of the music industry, established in 1934, PPL exists to ensure that those who invest their time, talent and money to make recorded music are fairly paid for their work.

Radio playlist update: Capital Xtra

Radio playlist update: Capital Xtra Gated Content

The latest Capital Xtra network playlist for the week commencing January 23, 2015 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 4:00PM
Tidal launches in five more European countries

Tidal launches in five more European countries

High fidelity lossless music streaming service Tidal has launched in five new European countries - Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 3:25PM
Music Week Awards 2015

How to win a Music Week Award

There were plenty of reasons for music execs across the UK to finish 2014 with a smile, as British artists ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 2:47PM
Lulu returns to Decca for new album

Lulu returns to Decca for new album

Lulu has signed a new deal with Decca Records for her forthcoming album.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 2:33PM
Shabs Jobanputra: 'Challenging and different - that's what Relentless is about'

Shabs Jobanputra: 'Challenging and different - that's what Relentless is about' Gated Content

Relentless Records has had a rocky ride in the music business. Founded in 1999 as a joint venture with ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 2:32PM
Rdio

Rdio launches in 24 new countries, partners with Digicel

Rdio has expanded into 24 new countries and territories across the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific and partnered with ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 1:41PM
Saavn

Saavn appoints ex-Google exec, reveals user numbers

Saavn, one of the first streaming services in India, has revealed that it is hiring ex-Google India executive Mahesh Narayanan as ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 1:15PM