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Editorial: 'Music's political battle happens on many fronts'

Editorial: 'Music's political battle happens on many fronts' Gated Content

You might have noticed something in the air during Independent Venue Week 2015. The celebration of the country’s most understated ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 30th 2015 at 10:53AM
Editorial: 'The race between global streaming services is far from over'

Editorial: 'The race between global streaming services is far from over' Gated Content

We’ve all been guilty of distilling the streaming market down to one particular outfit with a careless slip of the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 10:56AM
Ella Henderson

BRIT nominations: New girls get the nod

None of the nominees in this year’s BRITs British Female Solo Artist list make it into the Album of the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 19th 2015 at 4:48PM

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International Charts Analysis: Meghan Trainor's Title first hit album of 2015

International Charts Analysis: Meghan Trainor's Title first hit album of 2015 Gated Content

All About That Bass was one of the break-out hits of 2014 globally, and with follow-up Lips Are Movin now ...

by Alan Jones
on Jan 19th 2015 at 9:35AM
Editorial: Talent trumps all

Editorial: Talent trumps all Gated Content

How are those new year’s resolutions going? Yeah, thought so.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 15th 2015 at 3:48PM

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Ben Haenow

Official Charts Analysis: X Factor's Ben Haenow lands the Christmas No.1 Gated Content

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, with the year's biggest selling album, X by Ed Sheeran, cementing its ...

by Alan Jones
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 8:49AM
Uptown Funk

Official Charts Analysis: Mark Ronson scores first No.1 single as Uptown Funk! sells 118,117 Gated Content

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Its release brought forward after Fleur East's X Factor cover topped iTunes' chart, Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk! (feat. Bruno ...

by Alan Jones
on Dec 15th 2014 at 10:39AM
Artists deserve better than UK music industry's Uptown Funky mess

Artists deserve better than UK music industry's Uptown Funky mess

ANXIOUSLY CHEWING ON A TOOTHPICK, cloaked in a natty blazer, a white vest and with a silver chain dangling around ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Dec 11th 2014 at 2:19PM

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'The subscription model is evolving to become the source of the empowered artist 2.0'

'The subscription model is evolving to become the source of the empowered artist 2.0' Gated Content

I can’t wait for the day when my bank statement is just a string of subscriptions.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Dec 4th 2014 at 1:58PM
Music Dealers: 'There's nothing left to do but crown John Lewis as king'

Music Dealers: 'There's nothing left to do but crown John Lewis as king' Gated Content

The following is written by Eric Sheinkop, CEO, Music Dealers:


on Dec 3rd 2014 at 12:24PM
Olly Murs Never Been Better

Official Charts analysis: Olly Murs becomes second X Factor graduate to score three No.1s Gated Content

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A  week after One Direction became the first X Factor graduates to post three number one albums, Olly Murs ...

by Alan Jones
on Dec 1st 2014 at 10:14AM

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Could bitesize strategy suit the album's future?

Could bitesize strategy suit the album's future? Gated Content

One of the entertainment industry stories of the decade is happening at an independent video games company from San Rafael, ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Nov 27th 2014 at 2:25PM
One Direction Four

Official Charts analysis: 1D land fourth consecutive No.1 LP as Four sells 141,780 Gated Content

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There are emphatic debuts atop both the singles and albums charts this week, with One Direction scoring the number ...

by Alan Jones
on Nov 24th 2014 at 10:14AM
Wake Me Up Children In Need

Official Charts analysis: Wake Me Up returns to singles summit as Children In Need charity track Gated Content

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In a singles chart that celebrated its 62nd birthday last week, more than 30 songs have topped the chart ...

by Alan Jones
on Nov 17th 2014 at 10:21AM
Official Charts analysis: Ed Sheeran pips Calvin Harris to No.1 on albums

Official Charts analysis: Ed Sheeran pips Calvin Harris to No.1 on albums Gated Content

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Some you win, some you lose…After completing a 19 week chart gestation to reach the top of the singles ...

by Alan Jones
on Nov 10th 2014 at 9:38AM
Taylor Swift 1989

Official Charts Analysis: Taylor Swift tops albums with 90,336 sales of 1989 Gated Content

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Taylor Swift has gone pop and gone stratospheric with fifth studio album 1989 set to sell upwards of a ...

by Alan Jones
on Nov 3rd 2014 at 11:42AM
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
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
Meghan Trainor All About That Bass

Official Charts Analysis: Trainor matches Clean Bandit for longest-running No.1 single of 2014 Gated Content

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Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass enjoys an easy fourth week atop the singles chart on sales of 82,163 ...

by Alan Jones
on Oct 27th 2014 at 9:52AM