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Ed Sheeran X

Official Charts Analysis: Sheeran's X sells 33k copies to spend fifth week at No.1 Gated Content

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Becoming the first album to spend five consecutive weeks at number one since Adele's 21 in early 2011, Ed ...

by Alan Jones
on Jul 28th 2014 at 9:07AM
'Cannes Lions is actively redefining the role music plays in the creative process'

'Cannes Lions is actively redefining the role music plays in the creative process' Gated Content

The following is a piece by Jack Horner, founder of Frukt.


on Jul 24th 2014 at 3:46PM
Why do you all have to be so complicated?

Why do you all have to be so complicated? Gated Content

Have you heard the way some of you people speak? 

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 21st 2014 at 3:43PM
Ed Sheeran X

Ed Sheeran's X spends fourth week leading albums with 39k copies sold Gated Content

ALBUMS

Ed Sheeran's X continues to dominate the album chart, topping the list for the fourth straight week, on sales ...

by Alan Jones
on Jul 21st 2014 at 10:30AM

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AEI Media: 'YouTube must be included in the charts'

AEI Media: 'YouTube must be included in the charts' Gated Content

The following is a piece by Luke Hood, director of AEI Media and founder of YouTube music channel UKF ...


on Jul 16th 2014 at 3:27PM
Hey Johnny, hey Dee Dee, Little Tom and Joey - Just wanted to say thanks

Hey Johnny, hey Dee Dee, Little Tom and Joey - Just wanted to say thanks

Tommy Ramone died aged 65 last Friday, July 11. Music Week publisher Dave Roberts pays tribute to a man - ...


on Jul 16th 2014 at 12:20PM
Music can't give up on finding its Frozen moment

Music can't give up on finding its Frozen moment Gated Content

The UK music industry can sheepishly applaud itself today for the dominance of home-sourced artists in the first half of ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 14th 2014 at 3:52PM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Analysis: Sheeran sells 52k to keep X at No.1 Gated Content

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Ed Sheeran's second album X extends its opening residency atop the chart to three weeks, selling a further 52,152 ...

by Alan Jones
on Jul 14th 2014 at 9:52AM

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Digital Deals: 'We need strategic, long-term vision and a positive approach to licensing'

Digital Deals: 'We need strategic, long-term vision and a positive approach to licensing' Gated Content

The following is a piece by Gregor Pryor, head of media and technology practice at Reed Smith law firm.


on Jul 7th 2014 at 2:37PM
Ariana Grande Problem

Official Charts Analysis: Grande's Problem tops singles with 113k sales - 7k from streaming Gated Content

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After over 3,000 charts, with 1,266 number ones based on sales alone, streaming is added to the mix for ...

by Alan Jones
on Jul 7th 2014 at 9:15AM
Ed Sheeran X

Sheeran's X clocks up over 182k first week sales to become 2014's fastest-selling artist LP Gated Content

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Giving a much needed boost to an albums market hovering near a 19 year low, Ed Sheeran's second album ...

by Alan Jones
on Jun 30th 2014 at 11:24AM
'Will the mainstream adoption of streaming sound the death knell for the LP?'

'Will the mainstream adoption of streaming sound the death knell for the LP?' Gated Content

Is the hallowed album stumbling towards obsolescence? Fellow England fans, if you don’t want to know the result, look away ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jun 27th 2014 at 3:28PM

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Deezer: 'Streaming platforms have a duty to promote emerging acts'

Deezer: 'Streaming platforms have a duty to promote emerging acts' Gated Content

The following is a piece by James Foley, head of editorial for Deezer UK & Ireland.


on Jun 26th 2014 at 11:39AM
Ultraviolence

Official Charts Analysis: Lana Del Rey's second LP sells 48k to debut at No.1 Gated Content

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If reports are to be believed it won't make her happy, but Lana Del Rey escaped the infamous 27 ...

by Alan Jones
on Jun 23rd 2014 at 11:39AM
Amazon

Could Amazon be one of the cleverest entrances to streaming music yet? Gated Content

How much is just enough? That’s the question being posed this week by two giants of modern entertainment media - ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jun 19th 2014 at 3:39PM
Ella Henderson

Official Charts Analysis: Ella Henderson's Ghost sells 132,360 to top singles Gated Content

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Kasabian provide a timely reminder that they are still relevant, clocking up their fourth number one with their fifth ...

by Alan Jones
on Jun 16th 2014 at 9:28AM

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YouTube

'Indies must find strong ally in fight with YouTube' Gated Content

I've seen what it looks like when Google bares its teeth. Man, it’s so damn pretty.

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jun 12th 2014 at 3:37PM
Official Charts Analysis: Sam Smith surpasses 100k week one sales with debut LP

Official Charts Analysis: Sam Smith surpasses 100k week one sales with debut LP Gated Content

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Home to three number one singles before it was even released, Sam Smith's debut album In  The Lonely Hour ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 2nd 2014 at 10:43AM
Bad boy Google knows the power of music - if not always its value

Bad boy Google knows the power of music - if not always its value Gated Content

You have to feel for the indie labels tuning into Alan Carr’s Chatty Man on Friday night. Just one week ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on May 30th 2014 at 3:36PM
'Artists need to be extra vigilant about tax in the current climate'

'Artists need to be extra vigilant about tax in the current climate' Gated Content

The following is a piece by Laura Phillips, solicitor, and Matthew Duncan, partner at Kingsley Napley LLP who are both ...


on May 28th 2014 at 9:55AM
Syco neurotic? Maybe its shows deserve more credit

Syco neurotic? Maybe its shows deserve more credit Gated Content

“The fact is, if you represent talent, you have a significantly better chance of breaking your artist through entering The X ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on May 22nd 2014 at 3:20PM
Copyright reform: Where will the impact be felt?

Copyright reform: Where will the impact be felt?

The following is a piece by Adam Rendle, associate at international law firm Taylor Wessing LLP:

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 21st 2014 at 3:31PM