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  • Tickets selling fast for next month's RADAR
  • Confirmed: Jay Z buys Tidal parent Aspiro
  • Spotify seeks $500m funding from Goldman Sachs - report
  • Music Week Awards 2015: one week left to lobby
MWA 2015

Music Week Awards 2015: one week left to lobby

There's just one week left to lobby for this year's Music Week Awards, with submissions set to close by end ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jan 30th 2015 at 3:54PM
The Playlist, January 30, 2015

The Playlist, January 30, 2015

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

10 tracks featuring Death Cab For Cutie / October Drift / Seafret / Dappy / Calvin Harris / Avicii / Digitialism /
Tickets selling fast for next month's RADAR

Tickets selling fast for next month's RADAR

Tickets are going fast for the first RADAR of the year.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 30th 2015 at 3:32PM
MTA Records: 'We're constantly concerned about longevity'

MTA Records: 'We're constantly concerned about longevity' Gated Content

"Stick to the bloody rules” is what MTA Records has learnt after five years in the business. Saul’s Rules, ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jan 30th 2015 at 2:32PM

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

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Mark Ronson 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 Jan 30th 2015 at 1:00PM
Spotify

Spotify seeks $500m funding from Goldman Sachs - report

Spotify probably wont be pursuing an IPO any time soon, as it’s emerged that the company is about to raise  ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 30th 2015 at 12:40PM
Arvato

Arvato bows out of UK music business

Giant physical entertainment distributor Arvato has made the decision to close its site in Milton Keynes and exit the UK ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 30th 2015 at 12:31PM
Virgin Radio

Sound Digital reveals plans for national DAB multiplex licence

Virgin Radio could be resurrected as part of Arqiva, Bauer and UTV Media's plans to operate a second national DAB ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jan 30th 2015 at 11:13AM

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Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, January 30

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, January 30 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 30th 2015 at 11:00AM
Editorial: 'Music's political battle happens on many fronts'

Editorial: 'Music's political battle happens on many fronts' Gated Content

You might have noticed something in the air during Independent Venue Week 2015. The celebration of the country’s most understated ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 30th 2015 at 10:53AM
Jay Z

Confirmed: Jay Z buys Tidal parent Aspiro

Rapper Jay Z has bought streaming service Tidal’s parent company, Aspiro, for a reported 464 million Swedish Krona (£37m).

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 30th 2015 at 10:13AM
Deezer

Deezer to invest in advertising in the UK

Deezer is reportedly shopping around for an advertising firm in the UK, with the company’s UK and Ireland managing director ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 30th 2015 at 10:01AM

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Radio playlist update: Amazing Radio

Radio playlist update: Amazing Radio Gated Content

The latest playlist for Amazing Radio, covering January 28-February 4, has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 29th 2015 at 4:34PM
Parliament

Government backs down over removal of copyright protection for unpublished works

The Government has halted a proposed move that would see law protecting the copyright of certain unpublished sound recordings up ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 29th 2015 at 3:31PM
Analysis: 'The Shazam charts are one of the most accurate barometers of future success'

Analysis: 'The Shazam charts are one of the most accurate barometers of future success' Gated Content

Clean Bandit’s Rather Be, featuring Jess Glynne, piqued the interest of not only the UK public in 2014 when ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 29th 2015 at 2:39PM
Howard Marks

Super Furry Animals to perform with Howard Marks at Kentish Town Forum

Following last weekend’s Observer Interview in which former drug smuggler and author, Howard Marks, revealed that he had inoperable cancer, ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 29th 2015 at 2:34PM

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Sync Story: Bobby Angelle brings Northern Soul to Shredded Wheat

Sync Story: Bobby Angelle brings Northern Soul to Shredded Wheat Gated Content

The more cynical among us may look askance whenever admen start talking about authenticity. However, there can be no ...

on Jan 29th 2015 at 2:17PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Mark Ronson No.1, Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Mark Ronson 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 Jan 29th 2015 at 1:00PM
Guvera

Guvera: 'We'll be the biggest music streaming company in the world' Gated Content

Australian company Guvera has set its sights on becoming the biggest music streaming company in the world thanks to its ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jan 29th 2015 at 12:39PM
Kodaline

Kodaline: 'We'd like to properly break America' Gated Content

With three out of four Kodaline members hailing from Swords, Ireland, the now Dublin-based band have come a long way ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 29th 2015 at 12:27PM
Mark Friend

RCA signs X Factor's Luke Friend

X Factor finalist Luke Friend has signed to RCA Records.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 29th 2015 at 12:16PM
On The Radar: Boxed In

On The Radar: Boxed In Gated Content

Boxed In really sounds anything but – although if you ask Oli Bayston, who creates house music under the ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 29th 2015 at 12:05PM
UPPM

Universal Publishing partners with Volta Music to launch sync label

Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM) has partnered with Volta Music to create a boutique label that specialises in music for ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jan 29th 2015 at 12:01PM
BBC

BBC Radio 2 outlines country music programming push

BBC Radio 2 has revealed its programming schedule for the coming months, including a pop-up DAB radio service dedicated to ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 29th 2015 at 11:09AM
[PIAS]

Cinram secures distribution deal with [PIAS]

Home entertainment supply chain company Cinram has signed a multi-year contract with [PIAS] to provide full order to cash fulfillment ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 29th 2015 at 10:24AM