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'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
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

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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

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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

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Collabro

Collabro sell 48,749 units to top Albums Chart Gated Content

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Ed Sheeran’s eight week reign atop the album chart is over, with X slipping to number two (28,325 sales) ...

by Alan Jones
on Aug 26th 2014 at 11:09AM
Nico and Vinz Am I Wrong

Official Charts Analysis: Nico & Vinz hold No.1 single spot with Am I Wrong selling 62,750 Gated Content

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The debut hits of Nico & Vinz and Magic! continue to hold the top two positions in the singles ...

by Alan Jones
on Aug 18th 2014 at 10:02AM
Music biz A&R problem needs a woman's touch

Music biz A&R problem needs a woman's touch

A landmark moment in music industry history took place the other week. No exaggeration: it’s finally dragged this business kicking ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 14th 2014 at 1:06PM
7digital: 'We're on the verge of a golden age for digital'

7digital: 'We're on the verge of a golden age for digital' Gated Content

The following is a piece by Gunnar Larsén, VP product at 7digital:


on Aug 8th 2014 at 1:21PM

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Will somebody please throw a TV out of a window?

Will somebody please throw a TV out of a window? Gated Content

Shep Gordon knew how to make someone famous.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 6th 2014 at 2:33PM
Velocity Communications: 'People shouldn't hire yes men'

Velocity Communications: 'People shouldn't hire yes men' Gated Content

The following is a piece by Andy Saunders, founder of Velocity Communications.

by MusicWeek Staff
on Aug 1st 2014 at 11:30AM
Anti-piracy millions must be spent wisely

Anti-piracy millions must be spent wisely Gated Content

The BPI will receive £3 million from UK record companies and performers to fight piracy in 2014.

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 30th 2014 at 3:14PM

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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

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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
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