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15 things to look forward to in 2015

15 things to look forward to in 2015 Gated Content

The Christmas holidays are over. The tinsel and fairy lights have been hidden away for another 12 months and everyone ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 9th 2015 at 11:53AM
Featured Artists Coalition appoints Paul Pacifico as CEO

Featured Artists Coalition appoints Paul Pacifico as CEO

The Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) has appointed Paul Pacifico as its first full-time CEO.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 9th 2015 at 11:40AM
Tony Wadsworth: 'The BPI has been willing to take on industry discomfort'

Tony Wadsworth: 'The BPI has been willing to take on industry discomfort' Gated Content

At the end of last year, Tony Wadsworth CBE stepped down from his role as chairman of the BPI after ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 9th 2015 at 11:34AM
Mark Jones

Wall Of Sound founder Mark Jones: 'It has always been about artists being themselves' Gated Content

“There are only two kinds of music,” says Mark Jones. “Good music and bad music. [I like] music that has ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 9th 2015 at 11:19AM

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Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, January 9

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, January 9 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 9th 2015 at 11:00AM
Peter Thomas

Carlin Music's Peter Thomas to take on UK and European operations

Carlin Music’s Peter Thomas is set to run the publisher’s UK and European operations following the departure of David Japp ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 9th 2015 at 10:44AM
Years & Years done

Years & Years confirmed as winner of BBC Sound of 2015

Soulful electronic pop band, Years & Years, have been named the winners of the BBC Music Sound Of 2015 list ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 9th 2015 at 7:51AM
Metropolis launches publishing division

Metropolis launches publishing division Gated Content

Metropolis has launched a full service publishing division as the company celebrates 25 years in business.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jan 8th 2015 at 3:07PM

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Deezer acquires Muve Music

Deezer acquires Muve Music

Washington, DC – The streaming battles heats up in the United States following an exclusive agreement between Deezer and Cricket ...

on Jan 8th 2015 at 3:00PM
Ash Collins joins RCA publicity team

Ash Collins joins RCA publicity team Gated Content

Ash Collins has been appointed senior publicist at RCA Publicity. Collins has a wealth of experience in publicity, having spent ...

on Jan 8th 2015 at 2:55PM
Sony Music UK sets 33 year personal best for No.1 singles

Sony Music UK sets 33 year personal best for No.1 singles Gated Content

Sony Music UK ended 2014 with its best No.1 singles performance since 1981. The major claimed more time  at ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 8th 2015 at 2:39PM
On The Radar: Laura Doggett

On The Radar: Laura Doggett Gated Content

After supporting John Newman, appearing on Jools Holland and landing a sync deal with ITV drama Broadchurch last year, ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 8th 2015 at 1:40PM

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Cherry Red appoints John Reed as operations manager

Cherry Red appoints John Reed as operations manager Gated Content

London-based independent label Cherry Red Records has entered into a partnership with sports academy and talent management group, Activate.   ...

on Jan 8th 2015 at 1:14PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Mark Ronson No.1, Philip George No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Mark Ronson No.1, Philip George No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 8th 2015 at 1:00PM
Proper consolidates European distribution

Proper consolidates European distribution Gated Content

Proper Music Distribution has entered into a new partnership with European distributors H’Art Musik Vertrieb GmbH and Bertus Distribution, ...

by MURRAY STASSEN
on Jan 8th 2015 at 12:25PM
Meteor Choice Music Prize shortlist announced

Meteor Choice Music Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Meteor Choice Music Prize album of the year has been revealed, with newcomer Hozier going up ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 8th 2015 at 12:17PM

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Sync Story: Vessel's Anima soundtracks BMW i8

Sync Story: Vessel's Anima soundtracks BMW i8 Gated Content

The comparison between cars and horses is an obvious one. So there may have been some raised eyebrows when ...

on Jan 8th 2015 at 12:08PM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of the first issue of Music Week of 2015, it's full stream ahead as last year's ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 8th 2015 at 11:40AM
Jame Bay

James Bay voted BBC Sound Of 2015 runner-up

Ex-BIMM Brighton student James Bay has been voted runner-up in the BBC’s Sound Of 2015 poll.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 8th 2015 at 10:34AM
Blinkbox

TalkTalk buys Tesco's Blinkbox for £5m - report

Tesco's online film streaming service, Blinkbox, is to be reportedly bought by telecommunications firm TalkTalk for £5m.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jan 8th 2015 at 10:13AM
Music Week Presents: Alright The Captain

Music Week Presents: Alright The Captain

Derby-based trio Alright The Captain first wowed the scene with the release of their debut album SNIB in February 2011. ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Jan 8th 2015 at 10:00AM
Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1

Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1 Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 1 playlist for January 12-18 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 8th 2015 at 9:20AM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, January 7 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 7th 2015 at 3:57PM
Sheppard and INXS top-selling Australian artists in 2014

Sheppard and INXS top-selling Australian artists in 2014

INXS had the top-selling Australian artist album in ARIA’s end of year charts for 2014, while Sheppard scored the top-selling ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 7th 2015 at 3:33PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Mark Ronson No.1, Philip George No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Mark Ronson No.1, Philip George No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 7th 2015 at 1:00PM