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  • HMV reclaims top music retailer title
  • Tidal CEO Andy Chen exits amid 'handful' of redundancies
  • TuneCore and Believe Digital combine forces
  • Financial power shift to live industry 'an urban myth'
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BBC debunks Top Of The Pops return rumours (again)

The BBC has once again debunked rumours of a Top Of The Pops return after The Mirror published a story ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 20th 2015 at 3:03PM
Spotify

Spotify ad revenue grows 53% in Q1 2015, compared with same period last year

Spotify saw ad revenue rise 53% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015, according to newly released figures.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 20th 2015 at 1:23PM
Ged Doherty

BPI will urge next government to extend creative industry tax relief

BPI chairman Ged Doherty told delegates at Westminster Media Forum’s Next Steps for the Music Industry that he will urge ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 20th 2015 at 1:19PM
HMV reclaims top music retailer title

HMV reclaims top music retailer title

HMV is once again the UK's top music retailer, after the physical market grew by almost £10 million in the ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 20th 2015 at 1:15PM

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Today's iTunes UK Charts: Wiz Khalifa No.1, Omi No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Wiz Khalifa No.1, Omi No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 20th 2015 at 1:00PM
Spotify ad revenue grows 53% in Q1 2015

Spotify ad revenue grows 53% in Q1 2015

Spotify saw ad revenue rise 53% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 20th 2015 at 12:08PM
Vessel secures $57.5 million in Series B funding

Vessel secures $57.5 million in Series B funding

Online video subscription service Vessel has secured a round of Series B funding valued at $57.5 million, led by private ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 20th 2015 at 11:17AM
Norway to shut down FM radio

Norway to shut down FM radio

Norway will be the first country to shut down its FM radio stations, with a 2017 date set for the ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 20th 2015 at 11:12AM

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Rockcomm

Rockcomm London extended to two days, Believe Digital named headline sponsor

The inaugural music industry conference for rock, Rockcomm London, has been extended to two full days and is now set ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 20th 2015 at 11:10AM
Green Day

Ringo Starr, Green Day and Lou Reed inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Ringo Starr, Green Day (pictured) and the late Lou Reed were amongst the eight artists inducted into The ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 20th 2015 at 11:03AM
TPB

The Pirate Bay re-opens user registrations following raid

Notorious torrent site, The Pirate Bay (TPB) is allowing users to set up accounts once again, nearly three months after ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 20th 2015 at 10:51AM
Music Week Presents: Larissa Tormey

Music Week Presents: Larissa Tormey

Born and bred in the capital city of Russia, Larissa Tormey is a Moscovite singer-songwriter who is a budding lyricist  ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Apr 20th 2015 at 10:00AM

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PPL

PPL collects record-breaking international revenues in Q1

UK music licensing company PPL paid out a record breaking £14.1+ million in international neighbouring rights in Q1 this year, ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 20th 2015 at 9:56AM
Glastonbury re-sale over in 12 minutes

Glastonbury re-sale over in 12 minutes

This year's Glastonbury re-sale race lasted just 12 minutes.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 19th 2015 at 9:24AM
Andy Chen

Tidal CEO Andy Chen exits amid 'handful' of redundancies

Tidal CEO Andy Chen has left the streaming service, with a number of redundancies having also been announced at the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 18th 2015 at 12:49PM

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Woman admits fake Glastonbury tickets scam

Woman admits fake Glastonbury tickets scam

A woman who made more than £23,000 from selling non-existent Glastonbury Festival tickets could face prison after admitting fraud by ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 17th 2015 at 4:09PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Wiz Khalifa No.1, Omi No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Wiz Khalifa No.1, Omi No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 17th 2015 at 1:00PM
The Playlist, April 17, 2015

The Playlist, April 17, 2015

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

10 tracks featuring Brand New / Spring King / Fred Abbott / Callaghan / ESKA / Torres / Alexander Wolfe /
Frances Moore

UK third in global vinyl sales

The US currently leads the way in vinyl sales worldwide, with the UK in third place.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 17th 2015 at 11:20AM
George Ash

Universal Music Australia parters with Boom Collective

Universal Music Australia has partnered with multi-channel network and YouTube talent roster Boom Collective.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 17th 2015 at 11:10AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, April 17

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, April 17 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 17th 2015 at 11:00AM
IMS

North American electronic music industry worth $1.9bn

A report presented by Danceonomics’ Kevin Watson, at IMS engage in LA this week, revealed the value of the North ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 17th 2015 at 9:55AM
Spotify's James Duffet-Smith promoted to Global Head of Publisher Relations

Spotify's James Duffet-Smith promoted to Global Head of Publisher Relations

Spotify has promoted James Duffett-Smith (pictured) to global head of publisher relations.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 17th 2015 at 9:50AM
Radio playlist update: Capital Xtra

Radio playlist update: Capital Xtra Gated Content

The latest Capital Xtra network playlist for the seven days commencing April 17, 2015 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 16th 2015 at 4:46PM