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  • Live Nation takes control of Japan business
  • UK Government: 'No reason' why MP3 resale shouldn't be legal
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Warner/Chappell signs deal with Jay Joyce

Warner/Chappell signs deal with Jay Joyce

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with songwriter and ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 24th 2014 at 7:11AM
BBC Radio 2

Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 2 Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 2 playlist and records of the week have been revealed, covering the seven days commencing April ...

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 5:40PM
Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1

Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1 Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 1 playlist for April 28-May 4, has been revealed.

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 5:34PM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, April 23

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, April 23 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Paulo Nutini's Caustic Love is at No.1 on the Albums list, while ...

on Apr 23rd 2014 at 3:59PM

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Team Blondie 2014: Chris Stein, Debbie Harry, Allen Kovac and  Clem Burke  (picture credit:? Andrew Timms)

Blondie and Allen Kovac: 'They innovated the concept of artist independence' Gated Content

Whether it’s the seductive gallop of Atomic, the 1D-pilfered crunch of One Way Or Another or the disco-surfing glissando of Heart ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 3:30PM
Taylor Swift and Scott Borchetta

Scott Borchetta: Taylor made for success Gated Content

Scott Borchetta took something of a career gamble when he quit the comfort of a senior vice president role at ...

Paul Williams
by Paul Williams
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 2:30PM
iTunes

Today's iTunes UK charts: Mr. Probz No.1, Kiesza No.2

Today's iTunes UK charts – correct at the time of posting (2pm) – are:

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 2:07PM
Music Week

Check out the latest music industry jobs

Fancy a new job in the music industry? A number of new vacancies have been added to the Music Week ...

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 12:50PM

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Judge Jules becomes anti-piracy ambassador

Judge Jules becomes anti-piracy ambassador

DJ, lawyer and ex-Radio 1 presenter Judge Jules, aka Jules O'Riordan, has accepted a position as an ambassador in the ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 12:39PM
Live Nation takes control of Japan business

Live Nation takes control of Japan business

Live Nation Entertainment has acquired Creativeman's minority stake in Live Nation Japan, resulting in Live Nation Entertainment assuming full ownership.

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 12:27PM
6music

Radio playlist update: 6Music Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 6Music playlist and Albums of the Day have been revealed, covering the seven days commencing Saturday, ...

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 12:26PM
Xfm

Radio playlist update: Xfm Gated Content

Xfm has revealed its new playlist and Records of the Week for the period commencing April 21, 2014.

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 10:14AM

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VKontakte founder 'fired' and site taken over by Government allies - report

The founder of controversial Russian social network vKontakte (VK), Pavel Durov, has reportedly been fired and said that Government allies ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 10:09AM
Music Week Presents: 3Hz

Music Week Presents: 3Hz

Having had a stint under Mercury records and after writing and performing together under various guises, Jason Ray and James ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 10:00AM
Paul Weller

Paul Weller turns back on Record Store Day

Paul Weller has shunned future Record Store Days due to "anger and disappointment" over touts re-selling limited edition releases on ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 9:30AM
UK Government: 'No reason' why MP3 resale shouldn't be legal

UK Government: 'No reason' why MP3 resale shouldn't be legal

The UK Government has seemingly backed the peer-to-peer resale of digital entertainment files - so long as the seller deletes ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 9:00AM

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Playlist

The Playlist, April 22nd 2014

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

10 tracks featuring Lana Del Rey / Passenger / Duck Sauce / Katy Perry / Gorgon City / One Republic / Elli Ingram /
Hard Rock launches first foray into European festival expansion

Hard Rock launches first foray into European festival expansion

Hard Rock International is launching what it hopes will be a “catalyst for future large-scale concert events throughout Europe” with ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 4:18PM
Rough Copy

Rough Copy sign to Epic

Semi-finalists from the 2013 outing of The X Factor, Rough Copy have signed a record deal with Epic, bringing them ...

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 3:48PM
iTunes

Today's iTunes UK charts: Mr. Probz No.1, Kiesza No.2

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

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 1:09PM
Bellowhead sign to Island

Bellowhead sign to Island

Dubbed ‘Britain’s most successful traditional folk act’, Bellowhead have signed to Island Records as they celebrate a decade together.

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 12:39PM
Ed Sheeran, credit Christie Goodwin

Ed Sheeran: 'Pharrell took me way outside my comfort zone' Gated Content

The man who never seems to stop touring is back with a new record boasting a lead single that’s already ...

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 12:20PM
New Music Week ChartPack available now

New Music Week ChartPack available now

Today's Music Week ChartPack is now available to read online or download - featuring the latest weekly Official Singles and ...

on Apr 22nd 2014 at 12:03PM