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International Charts Analysis: Flowers hits Top 20 in Ireland, Australia and Netherlands

International Charts Analysis: Flowers hits Top 20 in Ireland, Australia and Netherlands

Number one in three countries last week, Mumford & Sons' third album Wilder Mind slips 1-2 in Canada and The ...

by Alan Jones
on May 26th 2015 at 10:30AM
Official Charts Analysis: Brandon Flowers scores sixth No.1 with The Desired Effect

Official Charts Analysis: Brandon Flowers scores sixth No.1 with The Desired Effect Gated Content

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57 today, Paul Weller might have hoped that his birthday would coincide with Saturns Pattern delivering his seventh career ...

by Alan Jones
on May 25th 2015 at 3:51PM
Mumford

Official Charts Analysis: OMI's Cheerleader spends third week at No.1

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After changing hands for a record 19 times in a row, leadership of the album chart this week remains ...

by Alan Jones
on May 18th 2015 at 11:56AM
Mumford

International Charts Analysis: Mumford & Sons hold on to No.1 spot for second week Gated Content

The first new album to spend two straight weeks at No.1 in the UK in 2015, Mumford & Sons' Wilder Mind ...

by Alan Jones
on May 18th 2015 at 11:39AM

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International Charts Analysis: Mumford & Sons top charts in Australia, Ireland and The Netherlands

International Charts Analysis: Mumford & Sons top charts in Australia, Ireland and The Netherlands Gated Content

With two hugely successful albums already under their belt, Mumford & Sons' eagerly-awaited third, Wilder Mind, is guaranteed a warm ...

by Alan Jones
on May 11th 2015 at 11:00AM
International Charts Analysis: Alabama Shakes score No.1 in native USA

International Charts Analysis: Alabama Shakes score No.1 in native USA Gated Content

After debuting at number six in the UK, Alabama Shakes' second album Sound & Color debuts at number one in ...

by Alan Jones
on May 5th 2015 at 10:12AM
Magic Whip

Official Charts Analysis: Blur's The Magic Whip debuts at No.1 with 43,746 sales

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Back in harness after a protracted absence, Brit-pop legends Blur return in triumph, with eighth studio album The Magic ...

by Alan Jones
on May 4th 2015 at 3:37PM

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Russia's legislative changes could unlock significant added revenues

Russia's legislative changes could unlock significant added revenues Gated Content

Barely a week goes by without a headline applauding the closure of another handful of piracy sites, or a couple ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on May 1st 2015 at 3:12PM
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

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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
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

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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
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
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