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Steve Albini

Steve Albini to speak at PrimaveraPro 2015

Shellac frontman Steve Albini is set to speak at this year's PrimaveraPro conference, alongside Bella Union exec Simon Raymonde and ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 5th 2015 at 4:54PM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front cover of this week's issue of Music Week, indies react to Friday global release day.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 5th 2015 at 4:45PM
Stornoway sign to Cooking Vinyl

Stornoway sign to Cooking Vinyl

Cooking Vinyl has signed Oxford indie-folk stars Stornoway in a worldwide artist services deal.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 5th 2015 at 4:17PM
Morna Cook

Universal Music UK honoured for career development

Universal Music UK has been recognised for an "outstanding commitment to passing on and developing creative skills" after its senior ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 5th 2015 at 2:32PM

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Today's iTunes UK Charts: Years & Years No.1, Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Years & Years No.1, Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 5th 2015 at 1:00PM
AIM

Kobalt, Warp and Domino execs set to speak at AIM's Music Connected

Execs from Kobalt, Warp, The Orchard and Domino are lined up to speak at AIM's Music Connected event, taking place ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 5th 2015 at 12:33PM
Live Nation Sweden acquires EDM promoter

Live Nation Sweden acquires EDM promoter

Live Nation Sweden has acquired a majority stake in EDM festival and concert promoter Stureplansgruppen Live (SPG Live).

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 5th 2015 at 11:30AM
Radio playlist update: Capital FM

Radio playlist update: Capital FM Gated Content

The latest Capital FM playlist for the seven day period commencing March 6, 2015 has been revealed.  

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 5th 2015 at 11:25AM

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Venue owned by Joss Stone's mum closes due to 'credit crunch'

Venue owned by Joss Stone's mum closes due to 'credit crunch'

A Devon venue owned by the mother of soul singer Joss Stone has closed down.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:57AM
Jay Z

Jay Z bid for Aspiro blocked by shareholders?

Aspiro minority shareholders may try to block Jay Z's attempt to buy the company, following rumours of discontent last month ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:42AM
US congress

US rights-holders welcome Songwriter Equity Act

Washington, DC -- Songwriters and publishers have applauded the March 4 initiative by a bi-partisan group of members of US ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Mar 5th 2015 at 9:55AM
Ed Sheeran

BRITs sees digital surge in 2015

The BRIT Awards 2015 saw its TV up 26% compared to the previous year – but newly released digital stats ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 5th 2015 at 9:46AM

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Willard

Kobalt plans Brazil and South East Asia expansion

The $60 million in funding announced by Kobalt last week will contribute towards the company’s physical expansion into Brazil and ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 5th 2015 at 9:41AM
Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1

Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1 Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 1 playlist for March 9-15, 2015 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 4th 2015 at 5:13PM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, February 25

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, February 25 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 4th 2015 at 3:57PM
Tradiio

Music discovery platform Tradiio lands in the UK

Music discovery streaming platform Tradiio has launched in the UK, with the ambition to create a destination for music fans ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 4th 2015 at 3:40PM

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Google Play raises £250,000 via BRIT performances

Google Play raises £250,000 via BRIT performances

Google Play, official music streaming partner at this year's BRIT Awards, has so far raised £250,000 for War Child and ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 4th 2015 at 3:04PM
Brian

ASCAP hires former Warner exec Brian Roberts

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers, has appointed former Warner Music exec Brian Roberts as its executive ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 4th 2015 at 1:46PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Years & Years No.1, Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Years & Years No.1, Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 4th 2015 at 1:00PM
Radio playlist update: Amazing Radio

Radio playlist update: Amazing Radio Gated Content

The latest playlist for Amazing Radio, covering March 4-10, has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 4th 2015 at 12:20PM
LA's Staples Center sets premium revenue record

LA's Staples Center sets premium revenue record

Revenue from premium seating at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles has exceeded $100 million this season, the most ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 4th 2015 at 11:26AM
Live Nation seals multi-year naming rights deal for California venue

Live Nation seals multi-year naming rights deal for California venue

Live Nation has announced a multi-year deal with Toyota to rename their outdoor music venue in Wheatland, California, Toyota Amphitheatre.  ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 4th 2015 at 10:48AM
Robin Thicke

Profitability of Blurred Lines revealed in trial

The Blurred Lines trial has entered its second week, with the profitability of the track being revealed to the court.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 4th 2015 at 10:36AM
Freeplay Music countersues Machinima and Collective Digital Studios

Freeplay Music countersues Machinima and Collective Digital Studios

Music publisher Freeplay Music has filed a counterclaim against YouTube multi-channel networks Machinima and Collective Digital Studios (CDS), after being ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 4th 2015 at 10:27AM
Stu Bergen

Management reshuffle at Warner Music Group

Warner Music Group's (WMG) international recorded music president, Stu Bergen (pictured), will now oversee WEA Corp following the ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 4th 2015 at 10:23AM