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Mystery over Live Nation's acquisition of artist management company

Mystery over Live Nation's acquisition of artist management company

Live Nation acquired an artist management business in Q1 of 2015, which has become part of its Artist Nation division.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 5th 2015 at 2:02PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Omi No.1, Wiz Khalifa No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Omi No.1, Wiz Khalifa No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 5th 2015 at 1:00PM
Blurred Lines

Pharrell legal team requests Blurred Lines retrial

Pharrell Williams’ legal team has filed a motion requesting a retrial following the court ruling in March that found him ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 5th 2015 at 11:31AM
Vance Joy wins 2014 International Songwriting Competition Grand Prize

Vance Joy wins 2014 International Songwriting Competition Grand Prize

Vance Joy's Riptide has won the Grand Prize in the 2014 International Songwriting Competition.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 5th 2015 at 10:52AM

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Vevo to launch artist and brand matching business

Vevo to launch artist and brand matching business

Vevo is to launch an artist and brand partnerships business, Vevo BE, aimed at helping brands "understand how their message ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on May 5th 2015 at 10:39AM
International Charts Analysis: Alabama Shakes score No.1 in native USA

International Charts Analysis: Alabama Shakes score No.1 in native USA Gated Content

After debuting at number six in the UK, Alabama Shakes' second album Sound & Color debuts at number one in ...

by Alan Jones
on May 5th 2015 at 10:12AM
APRA/AMCOS CEO calls for tougher anti-piracy measures in Australia

APRA/AMCOS CEO calls for tougher anti-piracy measures in Australia

The Australian Government has been called on to step up anti-piracy measures by Brett Cottle, CEO of Australian PRO APRA/AMCOS, who made ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 5th 2015 at 10:06AM

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Music Week Presents: Kaleidophone

Music Week Presents: Kaleidophone

Alt-rockers Kaleidophone are a quartet from Maidstone, Kent who are on the cusp of releasing their long-awaited sophomore album Hero ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on May 5th 2015 at 10:00AM
Magic Whip

Official Charts Analysis: Blur's The Magic Whip debuts at No.1 with 43,746 sales

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Back in harness after a protracted absence, Brit-pop legends Blur return in triumph, with eighth studio album The Magic ...

by Alan Jones
on May 4th 2015 at 3:37PM
Insanity Group founder Andy Varley: 'You don't have to be a wanker to be successful in the music industry'

Insanity Group founder Andy Varley: 'You don't have to be a wanker to be successful in the music industry' Gated Content

While Andy Varley says he launched Insanity Group when he was 17 years old, the truth is the beginnings of ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on May 1st 2015 at 5:10PM
This Feeling partners with Jack Daniel's for Isle of Wight stage

This Feeling partners with Jack Daniel's for Isle of Wight stage Gated Content

Indie club night This Feeling has signed a 12-month partnership deal with Jack Daniel’s, secured a dedicated stage at this ...

by DAVE ROBERTS
on May 1st 2015 at 4:22PM

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Russia's legislative changes could unlock significant added revenues

Russia's legislative changes could unlock significant added revenues Gated Content

Barely a week goes by without a headline applauding the closure of another handful of piracy sites, or a couple ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on May 1st 2015 at 3:12PM
The Playlist: May 1, 2015

The Playlist: May 1, 2015

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

10 tracks featuring Brandon Flowers / Billie Marten / Honne / Skepta / Jaws / Wyldest / OWS /
7digital partners with CrowdTunes

7digital partners with CrowdTunes

7digital has partnered with CrowdTunes, a music management service for bars, restaurants and retailers, for its launch in the US.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 1st 2015 at 3:09PM
Jane Dyball

Jane Dyball appointed acting CEO of MPA

Jane Dyball is to take over as acting CEO of the Music Publishers Association (MPA) on an interim basis.
 
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Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on May 1st 2015 at 3:00PM

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Stand By Me singer Ben E King dies aged 76

Stand By Me singer Ben E King dies aged 76

Legendary Stand By Me singer Ben E King has died at the age of 76.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 1st 2015 at 2:28PM
UMPG signs Shawn Mendes

UMPG signs Shawn Mendes

Singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes (pictured) has signed an exclusive global publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 1st 2015 at 1:06PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Omi No.1, Wiz Khalifa No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Omi No.1, Wiz Khalifa No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 1st 2015 at 1:00PM
LDC completes NEC Group acquisition

LDC completes NEC Group acquisition

Lloyds Development Capital (LDC), the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, has completed its acquisition of the NEC Group ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 1st 2015 at 11:58AM
Live Nation Q1 15 revenue drops despite ticket sales increase

Live Nation Q1 15 revenue drops despite ticket sales increase

Live Nation’s revenue for the first quarter of 2015 fell year-on-year, but the company recorded growth in a number of ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 1st 2015 at 11:25AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, May 1

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, May 1 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 1st 2015 at 11:00AM
Irwin Z. Robinson to receive 2015 ICMP Ralph Peer II Award

Irwin Z. Robinson to receive 2015 ICMP Ralph Peer II Award

The International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) will award the 2015 ICMP Ralph Peer II Award for Outstanding Contribution to ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 1st 2015 at 10:39AM
Tidal

Tidal Discovery launched to showcase new artists

Tidal, the artist owned streaming company purchased by Jay Z earlier this year, has introduced Tidal Discovery, a new feature designed ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 1st 2015 at 10:38AM
Pulp to be honoured with PRS for Music Heritage Award at The Leadmill, Sheffield

Pulp to be honoured with PRS for Music Heritage Award at The Leadmill, Sheffield

Pulp will be presented with a PRS for Music Heritage Award on Monday, May 4 at The Leadmill, Sheffield, where ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on May 1st 2015 at 10:19AM