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  • Official Charts Analysis: Sheeran's X sells 33k copies to spend fifth week at No.1
  • Merlin reduces member fees
  • House Of Vans lands in London
  • Pandora revenues and listener hours up in Q2 2014 as losses widen
  • Music Week Presents: Blues Pills
Rich Castillo

Rich Castillo named A&R director for Universal Music Canada

Rich Castillo has been appointed director of A&R for Universal Music Canada. 

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 28th 2014 at 3:46PM
MusicWeek Chart Pack

New Music Week ChartPack available now Gated Content

Today's Music Week ChartPack is now available to read online or download - featuring the latest weekly Official Singles and ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 28th 2014 at 3:37PM
Charles Caldas

Merlin reduces member fees

Global rights agency for the independent label sector, Merlin, has further reduced its commercial deal administration fees for members.
 
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Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 28th 2014 at 3:33PM
Eventbrite appoints former Twitter exec as VP of Product

Eventbrite appoints former Twitter exec as VP of Product

Global self-service ticketing platform Eventbrite has appointed Laurent Sellier as its vice president of product.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 28th 2014 at 3:19PM

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Today's iTunes UK Charts: MAGIC! No.1, Cheryl Cole No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: MAGIC! No.1, Cheryl Cole No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 28th 2014 at 1:00PM
KISS FM partners with Sony Music for new KISSTORY compilation

KISS FM partners with Sony Music for new KISSTORY compilation

KISS FM UK has partnered with Sony Music to release compilation album, KISSTORY 2014: The Best Old Skool & Anthems.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 28th 2014 at 12:31PM
MPG founder Bob Hine dies

MPG founder Bob Hine dies

Bob Hine, a founder of The British Record Producer’s Guild, the original Music Producers Guild, has died.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 28th 2014 at 11:40AM
Music Week Presents: Blues Pills

Music Week Presents: Blues Pills

From start to finish, everything about Blues Pills screams an intense classic rock and blues musical experience. All this, whilst ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Jul 28th 2014 at 10:00AM

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US Department of Justice to consider making illegal streaming a felony

US Department of Justice to consider making illegal streaming a felony

The Department of Justice has put forward recommendations to the House Judiciary Committee to make illegal streaming a felony in ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 28th 2014 at 9:57AM
Pharell WIlliams

Pharrell Williams leaves ASCAP to join Azoff's new PRO - report

Pharrell Williams will part ways with his performing rights organisation ASCAP to join the new boutique company formed by Irving ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Jul 28th 2014 at 9:50AM
Ed Sheeran X

Official Charts Analysis: Sheeran's X sells 33k copies to spend fifth week at No.1 Gated Content

ALBUMS
Becoming the first album to spend five consecutive weeks at number one since Adele's 21 in early 2011, Ed ...

by Alan Jones
on Jul 28th 2014 at 9:07AM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: MAGIC! No.1, Cheryl Cole No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: MAGIC! No.1, Cheryl Cole No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 25th 2014 at 1:00PM

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Pandora

Pandora revenues and listener hours up in Q2 2014 as losses widen

Internet radio platform Pandora saw its listener hours top 5 billion in the second quarter of 2014 with revenues up ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 25th 2014 at 11:32AM
André Rieu film breaks box office records

André Rieu film breaks box office records Gated Content

André Rieu’s 2014 Maastricht Concert became the highest grossing music concert of all time to be broadcast in cinemas throughout ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 25th 2014 at 11:06AM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, July 25 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 25th 2014 at 11:00AM
Hinkley and Rowe appointed joint Managing Directors of Universal Music Catalogue

Hinkley and Rowe appointed joint Managing Directors of Universal Music Catalogue Gated Content

Universal Music UK has promoted Richard Hinkley and David Rowe to joint managing directors of Universal Music Catalogue.

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 25th 2014 at 10:37AM

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Google offers Chromecast users free All Access Music trial

Google offers Chromecast users free All Access Music trial

Google is offering Chromecast users in the US a 90-day trial subscription to its All Access Music streaming service.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 25th 2014 at 10:29AM
David Arnold

Universal enlists film composers for bespoke advertising syncs

A new creative venture between top film composers and Universal Music UK’s creative and commercial division Globe aims to create ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Jul 25th 2014 at 10:15AM
Music Week Presents: Solemn Sun

Music Week Presents: Solemn Sun

After impelling down a path of unsurety, feeling lost and having released 2 albums, folk-punks Jim Lockey and The Solemn ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Jul 25th 2014 at 10:00AM
House of Vans

House Of Vans lands in London

Vans has brought its multi-purpose venue House Of Vans to London, opening at the Old Vic Tunnels underneath Waterloo Station ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Jul 25th 2014 at 9:43AM

Director of UK Tax – Music

UK - London

Global Music business are looking for a qualified Director of UK Tax to manage and direct the tax compliance/tax reporting function for the UK group, including all Corporate Tax returns, VAT returns, Tax Treaty filings and Employer Compliance matters.

Randy Newman signs deal with Downtown Music Publishing

Randy Newman signs deal with Downtown Music Publishing

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, songwriter and film composer Randy Newman has signed an administration agreement with Downtown ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 24th 2014 at 3:49PM
'Cannes Lions is actively redefining the role music plays in the creative process'

'Cannes Lions is actively redefining the role music plays in the creative process' Gated Content

The following is a piece by Jack Horner, founder of Frukt.


on Jul 24th 2014 at 3:46PM
Ben Cook: 'Atlantic works with artists who shape the market, rather than follow it'

Ben Cook: 'Atlantic works with artists who shape the market, rather than follow it' Gated Content

Congrats to the guy that signed me. Ben is now the big bawse.”

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 24th 2014 at 3:42PM
Cr2

Cr2 Records celebrates 10th Anniversary

Cr2 Records is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year with a number of special releases and a retail partnership with ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 24th 2014 at 2:23PM