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  • Spirit Music Group obtains $50m investment
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  • Music Week Presents: Tim Gallagher (in association with Astar Studios)
The Official Charts Company

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

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 17th 2014 at 3:57PM
Check out the latest music industry jobs

Check out the latest music industry jobs

Searching for a new music industry job? A number of new vacancies have been added to the Music Week jobs ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 17th 2014 at 3:30PM
Streaming service Tidal appoints Head of Global Marketing

Streaming service Tidal appoints Head of Global Marketing

High fidelity music streaming service Tidal has announced the appointment of Daniel Green as new head of global marketing.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 17th 2014 at 2:42PM
'Albums and data are worth more than nothing'

'Albums and data are worth more than nothing' Gated Content

With just 1.18 million units sold across the UK last week, the album is one again looking in a precarious state. ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 17th 2014 at 2:06PM

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Today's iTunes UK Chart: Sigma No.1, alt-J No.2

Today's iTunes UK Chart: Sigma No.1, alt-J No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 17th 2014 at 1:00PM
Westfield shopping centre launches new gig space Music Cube

Westfield shopping centre launches new gig space Music Cube

Westfield has announced the launch of Music Cube, a brand new music initiative aimed at changing the way consumers experience ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 17th 2014 at 10:49AM
Sunshine HQ

Stolen Recordings inks deal with D2C provider Sunshine HQ

UK direct to consumer specialist Sunshine HQ has inked a partnership with independent label Stolen Recordings.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 17th 2014 at 10:47AM
Eurosonic Noorderslag announces first speakers for 2015

Eurosonic Noorderslag announces first speakers for 2015

The Eurosonic Noorderslag conference has released the names of the first speakers and panels for its daytime programme.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 17th 2014 at 10:30AM

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Katy Perry leads nominations for MTV EMAs

Katy Perry leads nominations for MTV EMAs

The nominations for this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards have been revealed, with pop star Katy Perry finding herself in ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 17th 2014 at 10:28AM
Sony/ATV

Sony/ATV signs Iggy Azalea to worldwide deal

Sony/ATV has signed Iggy Azalea to a worldwide publishing deal.
 
The long-term agreement with the Australian singer-songwriter and artist ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 17th 2014 at 10:26AM
Spirit Music Group obtains $50m investment

Spirit Music Group obtains $50m investment

Independent music company Spirit Music Group has obtained $50 million in new capital commitments from Fortress Credit Corp.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 17th 2014 at 10:14AM
BIME

BIME programme revealed, Bob Lefsetz to keynote

Music industry commentator Bob Lefsetz will give the keynote speech at this year's Bizkaia International Music Experience (BIME), taking place ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 17th 2014 at 10:11AM

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Music Week Presents: Tim Gallagher (in association with Astar Studios)

Music Week Presents: Tim Gallagher (in association with Astar Studios)

21-year-old Tim Gallagher is a singer/songwriter with powerful vocal chords, great songwriting ability and that 'pop-star appeal'. Tim, who has ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 17th 2014 at 10:00AM
Radio playlist update: 6Music

Radio playlist update: 6Music Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 6Music playlist and Albums of the Day have been revealed, covering the seven days commencing Saturday, ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 17th 2014 at 9:40AM
Sync Awards: only two tables left at new event

Sync Awards: only two tables left at new event

Tickets to the first ever Music Week Sync Awards have almost completely sold out, with just two tables now available ...

on Sep 17th 2014 at 9:40AM
Radio playlist update: Xfm

Radio playlist update: Xfm Gated Content

Xfm has revealed its new playlist and Records of the Week for the period commencing September 15, 2014.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 16th 2014 at 4:10PM

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Free U2 album results in only 60 High Street sales - ERA

Free U2 album results in only 60 High Street sales - ERA

Around 33 million people may have accessed U2’s Songs Of Innocence album since it was made available for free to ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 16th 2014 at 3:18PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Sigma No.1, Professor Green No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Sigma No.1, Professor Green No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 16th 2014 at 1:00PM
Calvin Harris claims first song to break 10m Spotify streams in a week

Calvin Harris claims first song to break 10m Spotify streams in a week

Calvin Harris’ new single Blame has become the first song to break 10 million streams in a week on Spotify.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 16th 2014 at 10:52AM
33 million have accessed new U2 album, according to Apple

33 million have accessed new U2 album, according to Apple

Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue released a statement yesterday with the first official number of users that have accessed ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 16th 2014 at 10:45AM
Roku sells 10m streaming players in US

Roku sells 10m streaming players in US

Roku has sold more than ten million of its streaming players, it announced today (September 16). This figure covers its ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 16th 2014 at 10:37AM
Merchbar

Official merchandise app Merchbar launches

An app selling official artist merchandise has launched offering music fans an on-the-move portal to purchase from a range of ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 16th 2014 at 10:28AM
Frank Ocean signs with Three Six Zero management

Frank Ocean signs with Three Six Zero management

Frank Ocean has signed to Three Six Zero Group for management.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 16th 2014 at 10:25AM
Music Week Presents: Baby Taylor (in association with Astar Studios)

Music Week Presents: Baby Taylor (in association with Astar Studios)

Baby Taylor is a Scottish singer-songwriter who combines her pop/alt- acoustic style with a hint of classic rock edge. Her ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 16th 2014 at 10:00AM
Sajid Javid

UK music contributed £3.8bn to British economy in 2013, figure up 9% YoY

The UK music industry made a contribution of £3.8bn to the British economy in 2013, a figure that's up 9% ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 16th 2014 at 9:52AM