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  • TuneCore and Believe Digital combine forces
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Andy Chen

Tidal CEO Andy Chen exits amid 'handful' of redundancies

Tidal CEO Andy Chen has left the streaming service, with a number of redundancies having also been announced at the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 18th 2015 at 12:49PM
Woman admits fake Glastonbury tickets scam

Woman admits fake Glastonbury tickets scam

A woman who made more than £23,000 from selling non-existent Glastonbury Festival tickets could face prison after admitting fraud by ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 17th 2015 at 4:09PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Wiz Khalifa No.1, Omi No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Wiz Khalifa No.1, Omi No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 17th 2015 at 1:00PM
The Playlist, April 17, 2015

The Playlist, April 17, 2015

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

10 tracks featuring Brand New / Spring King / Fred Abbott / Callaghan / ESKA / Torres / Alexander Wolfe /

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Frances Moore

UK third in global vinyl sales

The US currently leads the way in vinyl sales worldwide, with the UK in third place.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 17th 2015 at 11:20AM
George Ash

Universal Music Australia parters with Boom Collective

Universal Music Australia has partnered with multi-channel network and YouTube talent roster Boom Collective.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 17th 2015 at 11:10AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, April 17

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, April 17 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 17th 2015 at 11:00AM
IMS

North American electronic music industry worth $1.9bn

A report presented by Danceonomics’ Kevin Watson, at IMS engage in LA this week, revealed the value of the North ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 17th 2015 at 9:55AM

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Spotify's James Duffet-Smith promoted to Global Head of Publisher Relations

Spotify's James Duffet-Smith promoted to Global Head of Publisher Relations

Spotify has promoted James Duffett-Smith (pictured) to global head of publisher relations.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 17th 2015 at 9:50AM
Radio playlist update: Capital Xtra

Radio playlist update: Capital Xtra Gated Content

The latest Capital Xtra network playlist for the seven days commencing April 17, 2015 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 16th 2015 at 4:46PM
BIMM to host networking event

BIMM to host networking event

BIMM London is holding an industry social, following its successful event last month.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 16th 2015 at 3:14PM
The O2 is still the world's busiest venue

The O2 is still the world's busiest venue

London’s O2 led the way in worldwide venue ticket sales in the first quarter of 2015.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 16th 2015 at 3:13PM

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Spotify

Brands can now tap into Spotify's 1.5 billion playlists

Brands can now tap into Spotify’s 1.5 billion-plus playlists to target behavioural audience segments across mobile and desktop with a new ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 16th 2015 at 3:11PM
Record number of secret shows set for The Great Escape 2015

Record number of secret shows set for The Great Escape 2015

The Great Escape has a record number of secret gigs and street shows planned to celebrate its 10th birthday, including ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 16th 2015 at 3:00PM
Live concerts heading to UK cricket grounds

Live concerts heading to UK cricket grounds Gated Content

Music + Sport - the London based company behind the Jockey Club Live venture, which promotes major music events at ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 16th 2015 at 2:52PM
TuneCore/Believe

TuneCore and Believe Digital combine forces

TuneCore and Believe Digital have formed a new strategic relationship.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 16th 2015 at 2:15PM

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YOUROPE announces first European Festival Conference

YOUROPE announces first European Festival Conference

European festival association YOUROPE has announced a new conference dedicated to festival promoters.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 16th 2015 at 1:20PM
Vice reveals further details of Live Nation partnership

Vice reveals further details of Live Nation partnership

Vice Media has revealed additional details of the new live music platform it is launching with Live Nation next month.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 16th 2015 at 1:18PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Wiz Khalifa No.1, Omi No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Wiz Khalifa No.1, Omi No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 16th 2015 at 1:00PM
Dot Levine

UK Music's Dot Levine joins Vevo

Music video and entertainment platform, Vevo, has appointed Dot Levine (pictured) as communications manager for the UK Vevo ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 16th 2015 at 11:29AM
Financial power shift to live industry 'an urban myth'

Financial power shift to live industry 'an urban myth'

Kilimanjaro Live senior promoter Steve Tilley believes talk of a financial power shift from the record industry to the live ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 16th 2015 at 11:27AM
Jol De'ath

Music For Nations: 'We don't just want to be known as a reissues label'

Following the relaunch of metal label Music For Nations earlier this year, label consultant Joel De’ath told Music Week ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 16th 2015 at 11:26AM
Matt Mure wins Olympus Music Open competition

Matt Mure wins Olympus Music Open competition

Matt Mure has won Olympus' Music Open competition.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 16th 2015 at 11:24AM
BYTA

Pre-release music sharing service Byta enters beta stage

A new pre-release music sharing service called Byta is now in a ‘preview release’ phase and is set for a ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 16th 2015 at 10:37AM
Spotify

Spotify ups lobbying power by appointing firms in US and EU - report

Spotify has appointed lobbying groups for the first time, with four US based companies Forbes-Tate, Peck Madigan Jones, Gibson Group ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 16th 2015 at 10:14AM