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  • The Agency Group acquires Coalition Talent
  • Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, October 31
  • Live Nation predicts record year, sees 9% revenue rise in Q3
  • TuneCore signs sub-publishing agreements  for Brazil and Greece
  • Music Week Presents: Jake Morley [Video Premiere]
The Playlist, October 31st 2014

The Playlist, October 31st 2014

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

10 tracks featuring Seafret / Rökkurró / Tenterhook / Kid Astray / OK Go / Temple Invisible / Troves /
International Music Summit Asia Pacific reveals first speakers

International Music Summit Asia Pacific reveals first speakers

IMS Asia-Pacific has unveiled its first line-up of speakers for its event in Singapore on December 11 at W Singapore, ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Oct 31st 2014 at 3:46PM
Ibiza Rocks Group launches Croatia Rocks for 2015

Ibiza Rocks Group launches Croatia Rocks for 2015

Ibiza Rocks Group is launching a new event in 2015 called Croatia Rocks Festival.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Oct 31st 2014 at 1:29PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Foo Fighters No.1, Ed Sheeran No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Foo Fighters No.1, Ed Sheeran No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 31st 2014 at 1:00PM

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Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, October 31 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Ed Sheeran heads into the weekend at the top of the singles ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 31st 2014 at 11:00AM
Interscope's Janick: 'People who run major labels now aren't usually entrepreneurs'

Interscope's Janick: 'People who run major labels now aren't usually entrepreneurs'

Interscope's newest CEO, John Janick, has spoken about his passion for the music business, detailing his vision "for a ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 31st 2014 at 10:40AM
Live Nation predicts record year, sees 9% revenue rise in Q3

Live Nation predicts record year, sees 9% revenue rise in Q3

Live Nation Entertainment is expecting record sales this year. Its third quarter revenue rose by 9% according to the company's ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Oct 31st 2014 at 10:37AM
Box TV

Box TV to launch new music initiative

Box TV is set to launch a new music initiative through which it will champion new releases,

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 31st 2014 at 10:19AM

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Music Week Presents: Jake Morley [Video Premiere]

Music Week Presents: Jake Morley [Video Premiere]

Jake Morley is a London-based singer/songwriter who started his creative career in music on the acoustic-folk scene that has seen ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Oct 31st 2014 at 10:00AM
Guy Robinson

The Agency Group acquires Coalition Talent

The Agency Group has acquired Guy Robinson’s Coalition Talent Agency. 

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 30th 2014 at 5:21PM
Calvin Harris signs new deal with Sony/ATV

Calvin Harris signs new deal with Sony/ATV

In what’s likely to be the biggest deal of the year for a UK songwriter, Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Oct 30th 2014 at 4:25PM
A Swift lesson in the dangers of music biz egotism

A Swift lesson in the dangers of music biz egotism

So here's a loose theory about why the sort of megastar that makes the public crack their neck muscles in ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Oct 30th 2014 at 4:07PM

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Search and Destroy signs Universal deal

Search and Destroy signs Universal deal

Search & Destroy, the rock label launched by Raw Power Management, has struck a deal to join forces with Universal ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Oct 30th 2014 at 3:53PM

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Fire Records: 'The label's got an important legacy'

Fire Records: 'The label's got an important legacy' Gated Content

The significance of Fire Records in the tapestry of the UK music industry can be seen with a quick ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 30th 2014 at 2:46PM
UK Music: 'Music's value is resonating in Parliament'

UK Music: 'Music's value is resonating in Parliament'

The following is written by Jo Dipple, CEO at UK Music:


on Oct 30th 2014 at 2:40PM

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Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ed Sheeran No.1, Meghan Trainor No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ed Sheeran No.1, Meghan Trainor No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 30th 2014 at 1:00PM
Judy London

Former Producers Workshop Studios MD Judy London passes away

Former managing director of Hush Productions and Producers Workshop Studios Judy London has passed away after a long battle with ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 30th 2014 at 12:23PM
Finding The Future

Finding The Future panel line-up revealed

City Showcase has revealed the line-up for its free music industry event in November, aimed at encouraging enterprise, creativity, employment and ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 30th 2014 at 11:05AM
Young Fathers win the Mercury Prize 2014

Young Fathers win the Mercury Prize 2014

Young Father’s have been awarded the 2014 Mercury Prize for their album, Dead.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 30th 2014 at 10:46AM
TuneCore signs sub-publishing agreements  for Brazil and Greece

TuneCore signs sub-publishing agreements for Brazil and Greece

TuneCore has signed two new sub-publishing agreements for Brazil and Greece.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Oct 30th 2014 at 10:39AM
Irving Azoff

Azoff's PRO 'can get 30% more royalties than ASCAP and BMI' - report

Irving Azoff’s new rights management venture, Global Music Rights, can get rights-holders 30% more royalties from radio and online outlets ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 30th 2014 at 10:28AM
Ant & Dec to host BRIT Awards 2015

Ant & Dec to host BRIT Awards 2015 Gated Content

Multi-award winning TV presenters Ant & Dec will host The BRIT Awards next year. The duo take over from James ...

on Oct 30th 2014 at 10:18AM
Music Week Presents: Sarah Zad

Music Week Presents: Sarah Zad

Sarah Zad is a London-based vocalist and songwriter of Syrian/American descent who draws influences to her ethereal sound and style ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Oct 30th 2014 at 10:00AM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of the new issue of Music Week, Raw Power's Search & Destroy gets Universal backing as ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 30th 2014 at 9:39AM