Polar Music Prize's Marie Ledin: 'Music is Communication'

There is, as managing director Marie Ledin points out, no award quite like the Polar Music Prize. Awarded to two laureates each year – one from the classical ...

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How Richer Unsigned can help your band

The music industry and the consumer audio equipment landscape have become very different places since High Street hi-fi shop Richer Sounds was launched in 1978. The internet has ...

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The Big Interview: Scott Ackerman, TuneCore

TuneCore is having a good year. Following appearances at The Great Escape in the UK and MIDEM in France, the indie digital distributor has also recently revealed its ...

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International Charts Analysis: Volbeat's sixth album tops the chart in Denmark, Austria, Finland and Switzerland

No.1 in three territories last week, Danish rockabilly/metal fusion band Volbeat's sixth album Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie surprises no-one by now becoming their fifth chart-topper on ...

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Official Charts Analysis: Rick Astley's 50 debuts at No.1 28 years after his first album

More than 28 years after his first album, Whenever You Need Somebody, debuted at No.1 and 23 years after he announced his 'retirement', Rick Astley tops the chart ...

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Official Charts Analysis: Drake's One Dance sees longest chart reign for nearly a decade

After four weeks topping the paid-for sales table, Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop The Feeling is overtaken by Franco/Australian teaming Kungs Vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners' This Girl but ...

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