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  • Randi Olsen promoted at UMPG
Universal promotes Jessica Rivera to EVP/Head Of East Coast Operations

Universal promotes Jessica Rivera to EVP/Head Of East Coast Operations

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has promoted Jessica Rivera to the new position of EVP/head of East Coast operations.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 1st 2015 at 11:59AM
New 3,500-capacity concert venue planned for Hull

New 3,500-capacity concert venue planned for Hull

Plans have been unveiled for a new £36 million, 3,500-capacity concert and conference centre in Hull.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 1st 2015 at 11:47AM
Capitol promote two execs to VP, Digital Marketing & Product

Capitol promote two execs to VP, Digital Marketing & Product

Capitol Music Group has promoted both Meredith Gardner (pictured) and Josh Kahn to vice president of digital marketing ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 1st 2015 at 11:44AM
The Arts Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation launch fellowship

The Arts Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation launch fellowship

The Arts Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation have teamed up to launch a new £10,000 fellowship aimed at independent ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 1st 2015 at 10:24AM

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Apple Music

Apple Music: the Music Week verdict

Normally, Apple launches involve people standing outside in the rain. The launch of Apple Music, however, involves staying indoors on ...
by Mark Sutherland
on Jul 1st 2015 at 10:16AM
Uptown Funk is best-selling song of 2015 so far

Uptown Funk is best-selling song of 2015 so far

Columbia's Mark Ronson lays claim to the best-selling song of 2015 so far with Uptown Funk (featuring Bruno Mars) having ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 1st 2015 at 8:00AM
International Festival Forum to feature John Giddings' keynote

International Festival Forum to feature John Giddings' keynote

Isle Of Wight Festival promoter and Solo Agency MD John Giddings (pictured) will be the subject of the ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jun 30th 2015 at 4:20PM
Kilimanjaro to launch new ticketing platform

Kilimanjaro to launch new ticketing platform

UK-based promoter Kilimanjaro Live and German partner Deutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG) have launched new ticket platform MyTicket.co.uk.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jun 30th 2015 at 3:15PM

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Yes bassist Chris Squire dies, bandmates and Carlin Music pay tribute

Yes bassist Chris Squire dies, bandmates and Carlin Music pay tribute

Yes co-founding member and bassist Chris Squire died at the age of 67 on Saturday, June 27.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 30th 2015 at 10:36AM
Kobalt inks deal with Blackwell's Blue Mountain Music

Kobalt inks deal with Blackwell's Blue Mountain Music

Kobalt has signed a global administration agreement with Chris Blackwell's Blue Mountain Music Ltd, which includes the complete works of ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 9:32AM
Randi Olsen

Randi Olsen promoted at UMPG

Universal Music Publishing Group has promoted Randi Olsen to SVP, income tracking and analytics.

Olsen will continue to be based ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 9:14AM
ACDC

AC/DC arrives on streaming services

They've long been absentees from streaming platforms, but AC/DC's catalogue can now be found on the likes of  Spotify, Deezer ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 30th 2015 at 9:06AM

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Henley

Henley event to explore the rise of the super fan

Henley will explore the rise of the super fan in an event on July 7.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 29th 2015 at 5:38PM
ASCAP promote Lauren Iossa

ASCAP promote Lauren Iossa

ASCAP marketing executive Lauren Iossa has been promoted to executive vice president, chief marketing & communications officer.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 29th 2015 at 4:51PM
New Music Week ChartPack available now

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 ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 29th 2015 at 4:31PM
BMG

BMG acquires Verse Music Group

BMG is to take ownership of a brace of publishing and recording catalogues following its acquisition of New York independent ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 29th 2015 at 2:34PM

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TeamRock managing director steps down

TeamRock managing director steps down

Chris Ingham, managing director of TeamRock, is to leave the company.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 29th 2015 at 2:00PM
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Spinnin' Records surpasses 10m YouTube subscribers

Dutch label Spinnin' Records has surpassed 10 million subscribers on its YouTube channel.

In the first quarter of 2015, the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 29th 2015 at 11:48AM
BST Taylor

British Summer Time Hyde Park sells 260,000 tickets in 2015

AEG's British Summer Time in Hyde Park garanered a total of 260,000 ticket sales across all of the festival's gigs ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 29th 2015 at 11:11AM
Jessie J

Universal partners with Marriott Hotels

Marriott International has partnered with Universal Music Group.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 29th 2015 at 10:34AM
Ed Sheeran reclaims top chart spots in Australia, Canada, New Zealand

Ed Sheeran reclaims top chart spots in Australia, Canada, New Zealand Gated Content

Moving into its second year on the chart, Ed Sheeran's X also moves serenely back to number one in Australia, ...

by Alan Jones
on Jun 29th 2015 at 10:13AM
Wenham

Alison Wenham honoured at 2015 Libera Awards

Alison Wenham was honoured with a special “Appleseed Award” at the 2015 Libera Awards hosted on June 25 in New ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Jun 26th 2015 at 4:29PM
Dooley's (Digital) Diary - 26/06/15

Dooley's (Digital) Diary - 26/06/15

The launch of Apple Music is fast approaching, and Dooley has managed to get a sneak peek at the marketing ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 26th 2015 at 3:57PM
The Beatles' Abbey Road sessions to be 're-staged' at Royal Albert Hall event

The Beatles' Abbey Road sessions to be 're-staged' at Royal Albert Hall event

The Beatles’ Abbey Road recording sessions will be re-staged live in a one-off event at London’s Royal Albert Hall. 

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jun 26th 2015 at 3:45PM