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  • Amplify Dot, Femme and Solomon Grey among latest Momentum Fund acts
  • Denmark: Streaming soars to claim 63% of market
  • Music Week Sync Awards: All the nominees
  • Ed Sheeran, Jessie J and Mary J Blige added to iTunes Festival
  • Music Week Presents: Halcyon Hope
MusicWeek Chart Pack

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 Aug 26th 2014 at 3:53PM
Momentum

Amplify Dot, Femme and Solomon Grey among latest Momentum Fund acts

Amplify Dot, Femme, Solomon Grey and Public Service Broadcasting are among the latest batch of acts to benefit from the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 26th 2014 at 3:40PM
Pixie Lott signs with ROAR Global for management

Pixie Lott signs with ROAR Global for management

British singer/songwriter Pixie Lott has parted ways with her former management company to sign with Jonathan Shalit's ROAR Global.

Lott's ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 26th 2014 at 3:36PM
Sam Smith: 'I thought I'd have to play a game'

Sam Smith: 'I thought I'd have to play a game' Gated Content

I spied Sam Smith a few weeks ago outside Topshop on Oxford Street in London, his height and trademark long ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 26th 2014 at 3:19PM

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Hozier: 'I never thought Take Me To Church was a radio song'

Hozier: 'I never thought Take Me To Church was a radio song' Gated Content

Andrew Hozier-Byrne – better known as Hozier – is on the cusp of huge success, with a breakout single ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 26th 2014 at 3:16PM
Eminem announces Greatest Hits album of label Shady Records

Eminem announces Greatest Hits album of label Shady Records

Eminem has announced that his record label, Shady Records, will release a Greatest Hits Collection in November.

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 26th 2014 at 1:35PM
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 26th 2014 at 1:00PM
Manchester's Night And Day Café served with noise abatement notice

Manchester's Night And Day Café served with noise abatement notice

Following noise complaints by a nearby Manchester resident earlier this year, Night And Day Café has been served with ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 26th 2014 at 12:28PM

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Twitch

Amazon acquires Twitch in $970m cash deal

Amazon has acquired live streaming video site Twitch in a $970 million all cash deal.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 26th 2014 at 12:25PM
MTV VMAs 2014 - all the winners

MTV VMAs 2014 - all the winners

Miley Cyrus took home the coveted Video Of The Year award at this year’s MTV VMAs with her hit Wrecking ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 26th 2014 at 11:53AM
Collabro

Collabro sell 48,749 units to top Albums Chart Gated Content

ALBUMS
Ed Sheeran’s eight week reign atop the album chart is over, with X slipping to number two (28,325 sales) ...

by Alan Jones
on Aug 26th 2014 at 11:09AM
Songl

Australian streaming service Songl to close

Australian streaming service Songl will close down on September 25, after less than two years in operation.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 26th 2014 at 10:42AM

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Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran, Jessie J and Mary J Blige added to iTunes Festival

Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Mary J Blige, Ben Howard and Tony Bennett are among the latest addition to the line-up ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 26th 2014 at 10:40AM
Records

Trade bodies split over global release day

The Department of Record Stores in the US has suggested that a global release day for new albums and singles  ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 26th 2014 at 10:26AM
Gracenote

Gracenote names new CEO

John Batter has been named as chief executive officer of Gracenote and executive vice president of parent company Tribune Media. ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 26th 2014 at 10:21AM
Game Music Connect

Nile Rodgers' video game soundtrack label partners with Game Music Connect

Sumthing Else Music Works the Nile Rodgers-founded label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks - has partnered with international ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 26th 2014 at 10:09AM

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Music Week Presents: Halcyon Hope

Music Week Presents: Halcyon Hope

Halcyon Hope are a rock quartet from Denmark who are picking up an array of UK radio support and were ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Aug 26th 2014 at 10:00AM
Warner/Chappell

Warner/Chappell extends deal with Brett James and Cornman Music

Warner/Chappell Music has extended its worldwide publishing agreement with Grammy award-winner and two-time ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year Brett ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 26th 2014 at 9:55AM
Denmark: Streaming soars to claim 63% of market

Denmark: Streaming soars to claim 63% of market

Digital revenues accounted for 82% of music companies' total turnover in Denmark in the first half of 2014, as total ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 26th 2014 at 8:40AM
Music Week Sync Awards: All the nominees

Music Week Sync Awards: All the nominees

The full list of nominees for the first ever Music Week Sync Awards has been announced, and you can check ...

on Aug 22nd 2014 at 4:36PM
ReverbNation

Update: ReverbNation splits with merch company Audiolife

[This story originally had the headline 'ReverbNation splits with indie merch company Dizzyjam', ReverbNation has never had any business ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 4:20PM
Morrissey

Morrissey album pulled from iTunes

Morrissey’s ongoing spat with Universal’s Harvest imprint has escalated, resulting in his latest album, World Peace is None of Your ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 3:44PM
Henley Business School

Henley Business School secures MBA grants for SME applicants

Henley Business School has secured UK grants for SME owners to study on its MBA.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 12:06PM
PonoMusic second funding round raises $6m in one week

PonoMusic second funding round raises $6m in one week

Neil Young’s PonoMusic has raised over $6 million in one week of its second funding round

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 11:05AM
Richie Hawtin to receive Outstanding Contribution gong at 2014 AIM Awards

Richie Hawtin to receive Outstanding Contribution gong at 2014 AIM Awards

DJ, producer and record label owner Richie Hawtin will be presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Music prize at the ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 11:03AM