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James Bay Chaos And The Calm

International Charts Analysis: James Bay's Chaos And The Calm hits Top 5 in Europe and Canada Gated Content

Hertfordshire singer/songwriter James Bay's international smash single Hold Back The River is paying rich dividends for his debut album Chaos ...

by Alan Jones
on Apr 7th 2015 at 10:20AM
Prodigy

Official Charts Analysis: Prodigy tops Easter Album Chart with 45,302 sales

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In preparation almost since the release of their last studio album in 2009, The Prodigy's sixth studio album, The ...

by Alan Jones
on Apr 7th 2015 at 10:10AM
International Charts Analysis: Mark Knopfler debuts at No.1 in the Netherlands

International Charts Analysis: Mark Knopfler debuts at No.1 in the Netherlands Gated Content

Madonna's 13th studio album Rebel Heart failed to top the UK chart or the US chart on debut, settling for ...

by Alan Jones
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 10:42AM

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Editorial: The gender tides are turning

Editorial: The gender tides are turning Gated Content

This year’s 30 Under 30 was a nightmare to finalise.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 20th 2015 at 2:00PM
Bobby Simms: The super fan is the future of our business

Bobby Simms: The super fan is the future of our business Gated Content

The following piece is written by Popshop founder and CEO Bobby Simms:


on Mar 19th 2015 at 12:17PM
International Charts Analysis: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds see Top 10 success in Australia

International Charts Analysis: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds see Top 10 success in Australia Gated Content

As leaders of Oasis and Porcupine Tree, Noel Gallagher and Steven Wilson have enjoyed differing fortunes, particularly in the UK ...

by Alan Jones
on Mar 16th 2015 at 10:31AM

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Zane Lowe

Editorial: Feeling Lowe? Don't worry, I'm counting on Zane's return Gated Content

Got home on Thursday night to a pretty distraught girlfriend.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 13th 2015 at 12:36PM
Sam Smith

Sam Smith tops first streaming integrated UK Albums Chart

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In an historic album chart - which incorporates the influences of both the 34th annual Brit Awards and, for ...

by Alan Jones
on Mar 1st 2015 at 7:36PM

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Editorial: Is it time to set the NME free?

Editorial: Is it time to set the NME free? Gated Content

Well? How do we look? I hope you like our new guise. There’s no need to fret about the implications, ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 27th 2015 at 2:03PM
Jeremy Silver: 'These are early days
for big data in music'

Jeremy Silver: 'These are early days for big data in music'

The following piece is written by digital media advisor & former executive chairman, Semetric (Musicmetric), Jeremy Silver:


on Feb 25th 2015 at 3:00PM
Editorial: Keeping up with consumers won't stop with audio streaming

Editorial: Keeping up with consumers won't stop with audio streaming Gated Content

The integration of streaming data into the Albums Chart is an important step in the industry’s bid to keep up ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 12th 2015 at 11:30AM

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Editorial: Lessons to be learned from Arvato's fall

Editorial: Lessons to be learned from Arvato's fall Gated Content

Ordinarily, you’d struggle to find a company that boasted a 42.7% share of the album market in 2014 before bowing ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 5th 2015 at 12:35PM
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
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