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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
'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

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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
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

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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

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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

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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

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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
Ella Henderson Chapter One

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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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