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  • Official Charts Analysis: X Factor's Ben Haenow lands the Christmas No.1
  • Lucian Grainge aims to 'transform the music business' in 2015
  • Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, December 19
  • 6 Music reveals its No.1 album of the year
  • Music Week Awards 2015: Save the date!
Grainge

Lucian Grainge aims to 'transform the music business' in 2015

Universal Music Group boss Lucian Grainge has tasked his staff with the “lofty goal” of transforming the music business in ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 9:53AM
Robb McDaniels

INgrooves founder Robb McDaniels resigns

INgrooves’ founder and CEO Robb McDaniels has resigned from the company.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 9:17AM
Ben Haenow

Official Charts Analysis: X Factor's Ben Haenow lands the Christmas No.1 Gated Content

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, with the year's biggest selling album, X by Ed Sheeran, cementing its ...

by Alan Jones
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 8:49AM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, December 19 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Dec 19th 2014 at 11:36AM

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BC

Bandcamp to offer labels individual accounts

Bandcamp has launched a feature that allows labels to set up individual accounts that track stats on all of their ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 19th 2014 at 11:24AM
LEAF

Nile Rodgers, Black Butter Records to speak at LEAF 2015

The London Electronic Arts Festival has revealed the first additions to its Friday LEAF Conversations, including Nile Rodgers, Black Butter ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 19th 2014 at 11:22AM
6 Music

6 Music reveals its No.1 album of the year

BBC Radio 6 Music has revealed its Top 15 albums of 2014, with The War On Drugs' Lost In The ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Dec 19th 2014 at 11:10AM
Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra: 100 year 'Appumentary' launches

Universal Music has released a so-called “appumentary” to celebrate Frank Sinatra’s life and career as part of a series of ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Dec 19th 2014 at 11:07AM

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7digital partners with Meridian Audio

7digital partners with Meridian Audio

7digital has partnered with Meridian Audio, in a global deal based around the latter’s recently launched master quality authenticated (MQA) ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 19th 2014 at 10:53AM
Line/MixRadio

Line to acquire Microsoft's MixRadio

Line, global owner and operator of the free call and messaging app, is to acquire Microsoft Corporation's free personal music ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 19th 2014 at 10:24AM
Hans

Deezer appoints new CEO, Dr. Hans-Holger Albrecht

Deezer has appointed Dr. Hans-Holger Albrecht as its new chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, effective ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 18th 2014 at 3:08PM
Deezer incorporates lyric streaming

Deezer incorporates lyric streaming

Music streaming service Deezer has launched its new Lyrics feature, allowing free and premium users to view lyrics and song ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 18th 2014 at 2:30PM

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

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

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 18th 2014 at 1:00PM
Madonna

Madonna album leaked online - report

Thirteen tracks allegedly from an unreleased, untitled and yet to be officially announced Madonna album have been leaked online, according ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 18th 2014 at 11:43AM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of the last issue of Music Week of 2014, music execs agree that 2015 will be ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 18th 2014 at 11:35AM
Warner shakes up global HR team

Warner shakes up global HR team

Warner Music Group has reorganised its human resources division, with new roles created and new hires.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 18th 2014 at 11:02AM

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Smith

Sam Smith surpasses 1m albums sales in the UK

Sam Smith has become the only artist in the world to score a million-selling album in both the UK and ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 18th 2014 at 10:59AM
Video startup Vessel to launch in 2015 with 'early access' model to rival YouTube

Video startup Vessel to launch in 2015 with 'early access' model to rival YouTube

Vessel, a new San Francisco-based video start-up has raised $75m in initial funding and will launch in early 2015. 

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 18th 2014 at 10:35AM
Flying Lotus

BBC Radio 1 reveals Residency line-up

BBC Radio 1's guest DJ slot, Residency, is returning in 2015 with Flying Lotus (pictured), Hannah Wants and ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 18th 2014 at 10:28AM
Ministry of Sound partners with Bullitt Group

Ministry of Sound partners with Bullitt Group

Music brand Ministry of Sound has partnered with audio product manufacturer Bullitt Group to release a new range of premium ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 18th 2014 at 10:23AM
Audioboom

Audioboom signs deal with Global Radio Group

Online content distribution platform Audioboom has added Global Radio Group to its list of partners.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 18th 2014 at 10:15AM
Bastille

Series of intimate gigs to take place in aid of War Child during BRITs Week

Bastille, Duran Duran, Mark Gardener and Andy Bell are to perform during a week of one-off events organised by War ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 18th 2014 at 9:36AM
Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson estate renews BMI deal

The estate of Michael Jackson has renewed its agreement with BMI for representation of the public performances of the late ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Dec 17th 2014 at 5:18PM
Radio playlist update: Capital FM

Radio playlist update: Capital FM Gated Content

The latest Capital FM playlist for the week commencing December 19, 2014 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 17th 2014 at 4:10PM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, December 17 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Dec 17th 2014 at 3:57PM