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The Playlist: January 11, 2016

The Playlist: January 11, 2016

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

10 tracks featuring Bad Wave / Raleigh Ritchie / Rosie Lowe / Zara Larsson / Little Green Cars / Will Young / DJ Fresh & High Contrast /
Live Nation shows concert dominance

Live Nation shows concert dominance

Global giant Live Nation once again showed its dominance in the promoting world last year, selling almost twice as many ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jan 12th 2016 at 12:08PM
The O2 tops 2015 arena ticket sales rankings

The O2 tops 2015 arena ticket sales rankings

The O2 has retained its position as the world's busiest arena, selling more than 1.8 million tickets for shows in ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jan 12th 2016 at 11:56AM
Bowie memorial concert planned for New York

Bowie memorial concert planned for New York

A memorial concert for David Bowie will take place at New York’s Carnegie Hall on March 31.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jan 12th 2016 at 11:46AM

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Appeal for 'lost' concert photos

Appeal for 'lost' concert photos

Getty Images has teamed with concert subscription service Jukely to compile a list of the most pivotal shows in history ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jan 12th 2016 at 10:26AM
Nate Albert named EVP A&R at Capitol Records

Nate Albert named EVP A&R at Capitol Records

Mighty Mighty Bosstones co-founder Nate Albert has been named EVP A&R for Capitol Records, and will report to Capitol Music ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 12th 2016 at 10:02AM
South Korea's top music streaming operator sells for $1.6 billion

South Korea's top music streaming operator sells for $1.6 billion

Instant messaging app owner Kakao Corp has bought control of South Korea's top music streaming service in a $1.6 billion ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 12th 2016 at 10:01AM
Overnight news from around the world

Overnight news from around the world

Nate Albert named EVP of A&R at Capitol Records

on Jan 12th 2016 at 7:30AM

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Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Monday, January 11

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Monday, January 11 Gated Content

Today's Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 11th 2016 at 5:45PM
Let's Dance

Official Charts Analysis: David Bowie's UK chart life

Drafting provisional observations for this week's chart analysis on Sunday, I had already made note that David Bowie would become ...

by Alan Jones
on Jan 11th 2016 at 5:30PM
European Border Breakers chart launched

European Border Breakers chart launched

A new set of charts is being launched to monitor emerging European artists’ radio airplay outside of their home country ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 11th 2016 at 5:01PM
Radio playlist update: Radio X

Radio playlist update: Radio X Gated Content

Radio X has revealed its new playlist and for the week commencing January 11.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 11th 2016 at 4:56PM

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Isle Of Wight Festival's Giddings remembers 'genius' Bowie

Isle Of Wight Festival's Giddings remembers 'genius' Bowie

Isle Of Wight Festival organiser John Giddings, who promoted David Bowie’s last ever UK show, has paid tribute to the ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jan 11th 2016 at 3:59PM
Bowie tributes take over TV

Bowie tributes take over TV

As the world still reels from news of David Bowie's passing, UK broadcasters are changing their schedules last-minute to pay ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 11th 2016 at 2:09PM
Updated: Industry pays tribute to David Bowie

Updated: Industry pays tribute to David Bowie

David Bowie, one of the most brilliant and influential UK music artists of all time, has died aged 69.
Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 11th 2016 at 1:15PM
Spotify

Spotify hit with second class action lawsuit in less than a month

Spotify has been hit with a second class action lawsuit in less than month.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 11th 2016 at 11:19AM

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David Bowie: 1947-2016

David Bowie: 1947-2016

Throughout his career, David Bowie seemed to be such an otherworldly figure that it was hard to imagine him being ...

by Mark Sutherland
on Jan 11th 2016 at 11:14AM
Bowie takes over charts and airwaves

Bowie takes over charts and airwaves

With the news of David Bowie's passing shocking the world this morning, fans have pushed his albums into the iTunes ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 11th 2016 at 10:35AM
Big Machine comes to the UK

Big Machine comes to the UK Gated Content

Nashville powerhouse label Big Machine – US home of Taylor Swift, as well as big name country acts including The ...

by Mark Sutherland
on Jan 11th 2016 at 10:33AM
Beatles streaming results 'have exceeded expectations'

Beatles streaming results 'have exceeded expectations' Gated Content

The performance of The Beatles on streaming platforms has “exceeded all expectations” according to Universal Music Group International (UMGI) SVP ...

by MURRAY STASSEN
on Jan 11th 2016 at 10:30AM
Chart history as easy as 1, 2, 3 for Bieber

Chart history as easy as 1, 2, 3 for Bieber Gated Content

Justin Bieber made chart history this week as he became the first ever artist to simultaneously hold the No.1, 2 ...

by Mark Sutherland
on Jan 11th 2016 at 10:20AM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

The new Music Week - the first of 2016 - is out now.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 11th 2016 at 10:06AM
Official Charts Analysis: Justin Bieber makes Singles Chart history

Official Charts Analysis: Justin Bieber makes Singles Chart history Gated Content

Justin Bieber writes another chapter of chart history, becoming the first artist to simultaneously occupy the top three positions, extending ...

by Alan Jones
on Jan 8th 2016 at 7:17PM
Official Charts Analysis: Adele denies Elvis birthday No.1

Official Charts Analysis: Adele denies Elvis birthday No.1 Gated Content

Denying Elvis Presley a posthumous return to No.1 on what would have been his 81st birthday, Adele racks up her ...

by Alan Jones
on Jan 8th 2016 at 7:07PM