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  • Official Charts analysis: 1D land fourth consecutive No.1 LP as Four sells 141,780
  • ADA and Mascot Label Group ink North American distribution deal
  • Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, November 21
  • Sony Music Entertainment's Handlin elected Chairman of IFPI's Asia Pacific Board
  • Music Week Presents: Jungle Doctors
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Band Aid 30 No.1, Take That No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Band Aid 30 No.1, Take That No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 24th 2014 at 1:00PM
Boris Johnson pledges music education boost for London schools

Boris Johnson pledges music education boost for London schools

Boris Johnson has pledged to boost music education at schools in London.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 24th 2014 at 12:30PM
Google

Google faces fresh pressure in Brussels break-up plan

Google could be commanded to separate its search engine from other commercial services in an attempt by competing companies to ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Nov 24th 2014 at 11:00AM
Mascot Label Group

ADA and Mascot Label Group ink North American distribution deal

Mascot Label Group and Warner Music Group's ADA have forged a new distribution partnership for North America that will commence ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 24th 2014 at 10:53AM

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O2 in talks to partner with artists for exclusive concert footage

O2 in talks to partner with artists for exclusive concert footage

O2 is in “complicated” discussions with artists and record labels to secure content deals to offer exclusive concert footage, expanding ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 24th 2014 at 10:38AM
Sian Anderson: 'I don't ever get let off because I'm young'

Sian Anderson: 'I don't ever get let off because I'm young' Gated Content

There’s no such thing as burnout in Sian Anderson’s world. In a typical week, the young exec charges around ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Nov 24th 2014 at 10:20AM
American Music Awards 2014 - all the winners

American Music Awards 2014 - all the winners

Last night’s American Music Awards saw One Direction take home three awards, while Iggy Azalea, Beyoncé and Katy Perry all ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 24th 2014 at 10:18AM
Parliament

Secondary ticket market on route to 'increased transparency' after Consumer Rights Bill amendment

A new clause to the Consumer Rights Bill aims to increase transparency in the event ticket resale market.
 
Passed ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Nov 24th 2014 at 10:17AM

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One Direction Four

Official Charts analysis: 1D land fourth consecutive No.1 LP as Four sells 141,780 Gated Content

ALBUMS
There are emphatic debuts atop both the singles and albums charts this week, with One Direction scoring the number ...

by Alan Jones
on Nov 24th 2014 at 10:14AM
The Playlist, November 21st 2014

The Playlist, November 21st 2014

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

10 tracks featuring Los Campesinos! / Public Service Broadcasting / Vaults / Jack Garratt / Loyle Carner / Is Tropical / Demob Happy /
IFPI

Sony Music Entertainment's Handlin elected Chairman of IFPI's Asia Pacific Board

Denis Handlin - Sony Music Entertainment's chairman and CEO, Australia & New Zealand and president, Asia - has been elected ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 21st 2014 at 3:40PM
Peggy Seeger: 'I was fearless to the point of stupidity'

Peggy Seeger: 'I was fearless to the point of stupidity' Gated Content

Peggy Seeger is the first ever winner in the Women in Music Inspirational Artist category. And there are plenty ...

by DAVE ROBERTS
on Nov 21st 2014 at 3:26PM

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The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, November 21 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 21st 2014 at 1:00PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Band Aid 30 No.1, Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Band Aid 30 No.1, Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 21st 2014 at 1:00PM
YouTube Music Awards to return in 2015

YouTube Music Awards to return in 2015

After a gap this year, YouTube’s second Music Awards will take place in March 2015.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 21st 2014 at 11:45AM
'Streaming more likely to influence sales than radio' - study

'Streaming more likely to influence sales than radio' - study

Music consumers over the age of 18 are more likely to purchase music after listening to it on streaming services ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 21st 2014 at 11:38AM

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BMG signs M.I.A to worldwide deal

BMG signs M.I.A to worldwide deal

BMG Chrysalis UK has signed M.I.A. to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal.

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Nov 21st 2014 at 10:22AM
Apple to install Beats Music on every iPhone next year?

Apple to install Beats Music on every iPhone next year?

iPhone and iPad users could find an Apple music streaming service based on Beats Music pre-installed on their devices by ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 21st 2014 at 9:56AM
Music Week RADAR: Acts confirmed for November 27 event

Music Week RADAR: Acts confirmed for November 27 event

The line-up for the next Music Week RADAR night on Thursday, November 27 has been confirmed. 

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 20th 2014 at 4:24PM
Jimmy Ruffin dies, aged 78

Jimmy Ruffin dies, aged 78

Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin has died aged 78, following reports last month of serious illness and that he had been ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 20th 2014 at 3:20PM
Technics launches high-res music download service

Technics launches high-res music download service

Audio brand Technics is launching Technics Tracks, a 24-bit hi-resolution download service.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 20th 2014 at 1:00PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Band Aid 30 No.1, Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Band Aid 30 No.1, Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 20th 2014 at 1:00PM
Lily Allen's label ITNO folds - report

Lily Allen's label ITNO folds - report

Lily Allen's record label ITNO has folded following its inability to sign enough talent to stay in business, according to ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 20th 2014 at 12:29PM
Spotify turns profit in France

Spotify turns profit in France

Spotify’s revenue in France increased by 66% in 2013, marking the first time the streaming giant has turned a profit ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 20th 2014 at 12:22PM
Guvera

Guvera streaming service expands to Russia and Ukraine

The Guvera music streaming service has expanded into Russia and Ukraine.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 20th 2014 at 12:04PM