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  • Free U2 album results in only 60 High Street sales - ERA
  • UK music contributed £3.8bn to British economy in 2013, figure up 9% YoY
  • New Music Week ChartPack available now
  • New Alt-J album lands on Spotify a week before general release
  • Music Week Presents: Baby Taylor (in association with Astar Studios)
Radio playlist update: Xfm

Radio playlist update: Xfm Gated Content

Xfm has revealed its new playlist and Records of the Week for the period commencing September 15, 2014.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 16th 2014 at 4:10PM
Free U2 album results in only 60 High Street sales - ERA

Free U2 album results in only 60 High Street sales - ERA

Around 33 million people may have accessed U2’s Songs Of Innocence album since it was made available for free to ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 16th 2014 at 3:18PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Sigma No.1, Professor Green No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Sigma No.1, Professor Green No.2

Today's iTunes UK charts – correct at the time of posting (1pm) – are:

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 16th 2014 at 1:00PM
Calvin Harris claims first song to break 10m Spotify streams in a week

Calvin Harris claims first song to break 10m Spotify streams in a week

Calvin Harris’ new single Blame has become the first song to break 10 million streams in a week on Spotify.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 16th 2014 at 10:52AM

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33 million have accessed new U2 album, according to Apple

33 million have accessed new U2 album, according to Apple

Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue released a statement yesterday with the first official number of users that have accessed ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 16th 2014 at 10:45AM
Roku sells 10m streaming players in US

Roku sells 10m streaming players in US

Roku has sold more than ten million of its streaming players, it announced today (September 16). This figure covers its ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 16th 2014 at 10:37AM
Merchbar

Official merchandise app Merchbar launches

An app selling official artist merchandise has launched offering music fans an on-the-move portal to purchase from a range of ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 16th 2014 at 10:28AM
Frank Ocean signs with Three Six Zero management

Frank Ocean signs with Three Six Zero management

Frank Ocean has signed to Three Six Zero Group for management.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 16th 2014 at 10:25AM

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Music Week Presents: Baby Taylor (in association with Astar Studios)

Music Week Presents: Baby Taylor (in association with Astar Studios)

Baby Taylor is a Scottish singer-songwriter who combines her pop/alt- acoustic style with a hint of classic rock edge. Her ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 16th 2014 at 10:00AM
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UK music contributed £3.8bn to British economy in 2013, figure up 9% YoY

The UK music industry made a contribution of £3.8bn to the British economy in 2013, a figure that's up 9% ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 16th 2014 at 9:52AM
Warner/Chappell

Echosmith sign worldwide publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell

Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with songwriters and siblings Graham, Sydney, Noah and Jamie Sierota, the members ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 16th 2014 at 9:35AM

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ChartPack

New Music Week ChartPack available now Gated Content

Today's Music Week ChartPack is now available to read online or download - featuring the latest weekly Official Singles and ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 15th 2014 at 7:34PM
U2's free iTunes album downloaded 2m times in 3 days after release

U2's free iTunes album downloaded 2m times in 3 days after release

The surprise U2 album, Songs Of Innocence, released via iTunes last week, had been downloaded more than two million times ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 15th 2014 at 3:45PM
Twin Atlantic: 'Radio 1 got us to the next level'

Twin Atlantic: 'Radio 1 got us to the next level' Gated Content

2014 has been a seriously big year for Twin Atlantic. Their third album, Great Divide, reached No.6 on the ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 15th 2014 at 3:38PM
Annie Lennox: 'I want people to treat me like they've never heard of me before'

Annie Lennox: 'I want people to treat me like they've never heard of me before' Gated Content

Annie Lennox is a woman who does what she wants. And why shouldn’t she, considering the wealth of material ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 15th 2014 at 3:34PM

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This Is All Yours

New Alt-J album lands on Spotify a week before general release

Alt-J’s second LP, This Is All Yours, is now available to stream on Spotify – a week before its wider ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 15th 2014 at 3:28PM
Tom Raffe

Universal Music does global deal with Screenburn Media for long-form video campaigns

Video-on-demand Facebook platform Screenburn Media has signed a global deal with Universal Music Group.

Screenburn is a white label app ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 15th 2014 at 2:57PM
iPhone 6

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders topped 4m in 24 hours

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sold 4 million in the first 24 hours of their pre-order window after ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 15th 2014 at 2:26PM
Music Week Presents: Kris James (in association with Astar Studios)

Music Week Presents: Kris James (in association with Astar Studios)

Piano man Kris James is a naturally gifted and multi-talented singer-songwriter from the picturesque village of Hampton-in-Arden, near Birmingham, UK. ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 15th 2014 at 1:09PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Sigma No.1, Professor Green No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Sigma No.1, Professor Green No.2

Today's iTunes UK charts – correct at the time of posting (1pm) – are:

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 15th 2014 at 1:00PM
BitTorrent releases pitch to recruit more partners

BitTorrent releases pitch to recruit more partners

BitTorrent has made fresh efforts to entice more artists to use its Bundle service, listing success stories including Madonna and ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 15th 2014 at 11:17AM
Jason Feinberg leaves Epitaph for Pandora

Jason Feinberg leaves Epitaph for Pandora

Jason Feinberg, VP of digital strategy at Epitaph Records, is leaving his role at the record label for a newly ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 15th 2014 at 11:09AM
SFX

SFX acquires Brazilian agency and promoter Plus Talent

SFX has acquired Brazilian talent agency, promoter and event producer, Plus Talent.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 15th 2014 at 11:02AM