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George Ergatoudis

'Playlists will be the new albums' - Ergatoudis

BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra boss George Ergatoudis has said that albums are 'edging closer to extinction' and predicted that ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Jul 4th 2014 at 10:36AM
Hilco claims HMV 'very profitable' in Q2

Hilco claims HMV 'very profitable' in Q2

Hilco chief executive Paul McGowan has called HMV “very profitable”, following the release of select financial figures for the second ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 4th 2014 at 10:34AM
Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards

Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards 2014: all the winners

Absolute Radio and LBC were the big winners at last night's Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 4th 2014 at 10:17AM
Music Week Presents: Colour The Empire

Music Week Presents: Colour The Empire

Colour The Empire are a 5-piece, UK based band who with their infectious guitar hooks and appealing melodies create a ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Jul 4th 2014 at 10:00AM

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Rap Genius signs deal with Warner/Chappell

Rap Genius signs deal with Warner/Chappell

Lyric website Rap Genius has signed a licensing deal with Warner/Chappell Music, allowing it to host lyrics from the publisher’s ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 4th 2014 at 9:40AM
Camden Crawl 2014

Camden Crawl goes into liquidation

Camden Crawl has gone into liquidation just weeks after celebrating its 19th anniversary.

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 3:38PM
YouTube

YouTube in 'U-turn' over indie music video cull

YouTube has reportedly temporarily backtracked its plan to pull music videos from its online platform by artists signed to labels ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 2:55PM
On The Radar: Lewis Watson

On The Radar: Lewis Watson Gated Content

Considering his debut EP was called It’s Got Four Sad Songs On It, BTW, it’s unsurprising that Lewis Watson doesn’t ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 2:38PM

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Universal launches UK aggregation platform, Spinnup

Universal launches UK aggregation platform, Spinnup

Universal Music is entering the UK unsigned market with a new digital aggregation platform called Spinnup, which will be partnered ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 2:19PM
MTV to air record-breaking amount of live music

MTV to air record-breaking amount of live music

MTV yesterday revealed plans to air more live music this summer than it ever has done before across its UK ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 2:01PM
Siobhan Kenny RadioCentre

RadioCentre warns Government over 'potential licensing chaos'

RadioCentre CEO Siobhan Kenny has used her first public appearance to urge Government to relax content regulation and provide greater ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 2:00PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ariana Grande No.1, Ella Henderson No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ariana Grande No.1, Ella Henderson No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 1:00PM

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Sister Ray Records to open store at Ace Hotel

Sister Ray Records to open store at Ace Hotel Gated Content

Sister Ray Records will open a new vinyl-only record shop on July 29 based at the Ace Hotel in London’s ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 12:32PM
US album and digital song sales down in H1 2014

US album and digital song sales down in H1 2014

According to Nielsen SoundScan’s mid-year report, US album sales are down 15% while digital song sales have fallen by 13%.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 12:22PM
Sony signs deal with Klick Push

Sony signs deal with Klick Push

Music-focused ad platform Klick Push has partnered with Sony Music to offer free music in exchange for ad engagement.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 12:19PM
T In The Park health fears 'laughable'

T In The Park health fears 'laughable' Gated Content

The organisers behind T In The Park have expressed disdain towards the Health And Safety Executive, which has forced the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 12:06PM

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Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of the latest issue of Music Week, sources says that the Global Rights Database has collapsed. ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 10:29AM
Radical.fm launches on Android

Radical.fm launches on Android

Music streaming service Radical.fm has launched on Android in the US, almost a year after launching on iOS.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 10:14AM
Vince Cable

Government pledges £16m funding injection for Britain's creative industries

The creative industries could stand to gain from a £16m injection of Government funding after the launch of a new ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 10:12AM
Music Week Presents: Paul Stone

Music Week Presents: Paul Stone

32 year-old jazz-pop croon singer Paul Stone emphasizes the effectiveness of self-releasing music and displays that DIY is not just ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 10:00AM
Ed Sheeran's X smashes Spotify streaming record

Ed Sheeran's X smashes Spotify streaming record Gated Content

Ed Sheeran’s latest album, X, has smashed streaming records in its first week of release on Spotify - whilst becoming ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 9:31AM
Rough Trade buys stake in Rise, expands into Nottingham

Rough Trade buys stake in Rise, expands into Nottingham

British retailer Rough Trade will open its first UK store outside of London this Autumn - after buying a controlling ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 4:11PM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, July 2 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 3:57PM
Songza

Google buys Songza - confirmed

Google has bought playlist site Songza to enhance its Google Play Music All Access subscription service.

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 2:53PM
Fintage House: 'We don't follow the competition'

Fintage House: 'We don't follow the competition' Gated Content

“Most of our film production clients also owned music publishing rights, so we started looking into the area. We were ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 2:45PM