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  • 'Piracy sites don't love music - they love money'
  • Official Charts Analysis: Royal Blood's debut LP lands at No.1 with 65,812 sales
  • US album sales hit record low, weekly sales under 4m
  • iTunes Festival will broadcast to millions
  • Music Week Presents: Laurel
'Piracy sites don't love music - they love money'

'Piracy sites don't love music - they love money'

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid MP today offered some remarkably strong words in favour of the UK record industry – even ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 1st 2014 at 9:38PM
Rona

Rona Fairhead in line for BBC Trust job

Rona Fairhead - previously head of the Financial Times Group - is now the frontrunner for the BBC Trust chairwoman ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 1st 2014 at 4:32PM
Ella Henderson

Ella Henderson: 'I'm doing this my way'

The X Factor isn't unanimously regarded as a fool-proof production line for long-term artists.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 1st 2014 at 4:07PM
Plácido Domingo, SBTRKT named as final iTunes Festival headliners

Plácido Domingo, SBTRKT named as final iTunes Festival headliners

Spanish conductor and tenor Plácido Domingo (pictured) has been named as the final headliner for the 2014 iTunes Festival.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 1st 2014 at 3:45PM

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Music Week 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 1st 2014 at 3:42PM
Gadi Oron

CISAC promotes Gadi Oron to Director General

CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, has promoted Gadi Oron from general counsel to director general.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 1st 2014 at 3:27PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Duke Dumont No.1, Maroon 5 No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Duke Dumont No.1, Maroon 5 No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 1st 2014 at 1:00PM
Kate Bush claims Top 40 album chart record

Kate Bush claims Top 40 album chart record

Kate Bush has become the first female in history to have eight albums on the Official Albums Chart at the ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 1st 2014 at 12:08PM

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HMV

HMV on course to be 'UK's biggest entertainment retailer', says Hilco boss

HMV is on course to claim the title of Britain's biggest entertainment retailer, according to Hilco chief executive Paul McGowan.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 1st 2014 at 12:04PM
YouTube attracts 1bn monthly users, watching 6bn hours of video

YouTube attracts 1bn monthly users, watching 6bn hours of video

Over one billion YouTube viewers are now watching 6 billion hours of video each month, with around 40% of that ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:52AM
Streaming service 8tracks raises $1.28m in funding

Streaming service 8tracks raises $1.28m in funding

Music streaming service 8tracks has secured $1.28 million in funding, according to an SEC Form D filed last week (August ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:50AM
X Factor return draws 9.5m viewers

X Factor return draws 9.5m viewers

The return of X Factor to UK television screens drew 10.6 million viewers at its peak, with an average of ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:49AM

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One Direction

One Direction top $230m in ticket sales for world tour

One Direction have made $230 million from ticket sales for their Where We Are world tour, becoming the first artist ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:48AM
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
Universal Music generates €2 billion in first half of 2014

Universal Music generates €2 billion in first half of 2014

Universal Music Group’s revenues in the six months to June 30 stood at 2.0 billion, down 10.4% on the  ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:08AM
Apple paid Universal Music $409m as part of Beats purchase

Apple paid Universal Music $409m as part of Beats purchase

Universal Music Group has confirmed that it received a US$409 windfall from Apple’s acquisition of Beats.

Universal, through parent Vivendi, ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:05AM

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Music Week Presents: Laurel

Music Week Presents: Laurel

Accruing from a tiny town located somewhere amidst Southampton and Portsmouth, singer/songwriter and producer Laurel moved to London to seek ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:00AM
Facebook, Pledge and Kobalt to speak at MMF event on Monday

Facebook, Pledge and Kobalt to speak at MMF event on Monday

The final line-up of guest speakers has been confirmed for Module Three of the MMF's 2014 version of its Artist/Music ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 29th 2014 at 5:24PM
The Playlist, August 29th 2014

The Playlist, August 29th 2014

This week's best music from the UK industry's tastemakers.

10 tracks featuring Charli XCX / Blossoms / FEMME / Love Inks / Christopher Owens / astronomyy / Lowell /
Season Butler

Artists' Assembly Against Austerity launches

Lobbying group, Artists’ Assembly Against Austerity, has launched - designed to rally musicians to voice opposition against government cuts to ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 29th 2014 at 4:17PM
Murray Chalmers PR expands - Sarah Henderson promoted to GM

Murray Chalmers PR expands - Sarah Henderson promoted to GM

Murray Chalmers PR has told Music Week that will be increasing its work in the brands and events space, as ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 29th 2014 at 3:16PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.1, Maroon 5 No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.1, Maroon 5 No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 29th 2014 at 1:00PM
iPhone 6 to be announced on September 9, suggests official Apple invite

iPhone 6 to be announced on September 9, suggests official Apple invite

Apple has sent out the below confirmation of a new launch event on Tuesday, September 9 - almost certainly the ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 29th 2014 at 12:02PM
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
SeatGeek raises $35m in funding round

SeatGeek raises $35m in funding round

Ticket search engine SeatGeek has announced that it has raised $35 million in new venture funding, with the list of ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 29th 2014 at 10:09AM