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Wake Me Up Children In Need

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

SINGLES
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

ALBUMS

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

ALBUMS
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

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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

SINGLES
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
Ella Henderson Chapter One

Official Charts Analysis: Henderson's debut LP tops charts with 43,824 sales Gated Content

ALBUMS
The X Factor seventh season third placed act One Direction fail to land their much-anticipated fourth number one single ...

by Alan Jones
on Oct 20th 2014 at 10:25AM
Meghan Trainor All About That Bass

Official Charts Analysis: Trainor retains No.1 singles spot with 100,942 sales Gated Content

ALBUMS
For only the second time in 41 chart weeks that have elapsed thus far in 2014, there is no ...

by Alan Jones
on Oct 13th 2014 at 10:08AM

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International Charts Analysis: Cohen and Bennett score high-flyers

International Charts Analysis: Cohen and Bennett score high-flyers Gated Content

Octogenarians rule the world, with Canadian folk legend Leonard Cohen and US MOR/jazz crooner Tony Bennett providing the week's two ...

by Alan Jones
on Oct 6th 2014 at 9:34AM
All About That Bass

Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass sells 143,750 copies to take No.1 spot Gated Content

SINGLES
After moving 75-67-53-33 on streaming alone, 20 year old American Meghan Trainor's debut single All About That Bass makes ...

by Alan Jones
on Oct 6th 2014 at 9:18AM
This Is All Yours

Official Charts Analysis: alt-J's This Is All Yours secures No.1 album slot on 30,947 sales Gated Content

ALBUMS
Six months after The Kaiser Chiefs chalked up their second number one album, another band from Leeds, Alt-J, storm ...

by Alan Jones
on Sep 29th 2014 at 9:50AM
It's grim up North... when no-one's listening

It's grim up North... when no-one's listening

“In Japanese myth, the rabbits on my old costume - which Kate’s wearing today - live on the moon. Kate ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 25th 2014 at 4:52PM

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Creative Content UK: Will carrots succeed where sticks have failed?'

Creative Content UK: Will carrots succeed where sticks have failed?' Gated Content

The following is written by Mark Owen, partner at Taylor Wessing.


on Sep 23rd 2014 at 3:45PM
International Charts Analysis: Maroon 5 enjoy promising start

International Charts Analysis: Maroon 5 enjoy promising start Gated Content

With first single Maps a massive global hit, Maroon 5's fifth album V is off to a fast start globally ...

by Alan Jones
on Sep 22nd 2014 at 1:58PM
'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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International charts analysis: Royal Blood go global

International charts analysis: Royal Blood go global Gated Content

Their initial impact on the international scene second only to Sam Smith among new British acts in 2014, Sussex duo ...

by Alan Jones
on Sep 12th 2014 at 1:56PM
Nick Lawrence

'Crowd-funding has become one of the biggest sources of alternative finance for music'

The following is written by music accountant Nick Lawrence, CEO of Blue Squared. Pick up the latest issue of Music ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 5th 2014 at 10:15AM
British rock music is back. No, really, it is.

British rock music is back. No, really, it is.

There is little more tedious than hearing some hoary old industry sage tell you that ‘rock music is dead’.

Then, ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 4th 2014 at 2:53PM
Royal Blood

Official Charts Analysis: Royal Blood's debut LP lands at No.1 with 65,812 sales Gated Content

ALBUMS
With Collabro's Stars twinkling less brightly as it slides 1-4 (21,913 sales), the successors to the throne are Royal ...

by Alan Jones
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:14AM
Is Apple about to take streaming music to the masses?

Is Apple about to take streaming music to the masses?

Apple is keen remind us that Kate Bush isn’t the only pop icon taking up a full month’s residency at ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 29th 2014 at 11:50AM
Sunny Side Up: 'Iconic song lyrics have just as much potential to become High Street brands in their own right'

Sunny Side Up: 'Iconic song lyrics have just as much potential to become High Street brands in their own right' Gated Content

The following is a piece by Michael Gottlieb, managing partner at Sunny Side Up:


on Aug 28th 2014 at 2:26PM