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Apple denies Beats Music shutdown, plans to modify - report

Apple denies Beats Music shutdown, plans to modify - report

Apple has denied that it is discontinuing the recently acquired Beats Music, as originally reported, but that doesn’t necessarily mean ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 23rd 2014 at 11:23AM
Tanya Tagaq wins 2014 Polaris Music Prize

Tanya Tagaq wins 2014 Polaris Music Prize

Inuk throat singer, Tanya Tagaq has won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize for best Canadian album.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 23rd 2014 at 11:21AM
Music Week Presents: Roo Panes

Music Week Presents: Roo Panes

Dorset-born folk songwriter Roo Panes is a young man with a romantic and honest notion that illuminates through his guitar ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 23rd 2014 at 10:00AM
Samaris

First acts announced for Eurosonic Noorderslag 2015

Icelandic acts Kaelo, Kiasmos, Rökkurró and Samaris (pictured) are the first names announced to play at next year's ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 23rd 2014 at 9:57AM

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Music discovery platform Wonder.fm launched by We Are Hunted co-founder

Music discovery platform Wonder.fm launched by We Are Hunted co-founder

We Are Hunted co-founder Stephen Phillips has launched a new music discovery site called Wonder.fm which analyses SoundCloud for the ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 22nd 2014 at 2:59PM
Axwell/Ingrosso

Axwell and Ingrosso sign to Universal, debut album out 2015

Former Swedish House Mafia members Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso have signed to Universal Music Group for their debut album, due ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 22nd 2014 at 2:28PM
International Charts Analysis: Robert Plant earns string of Top 10s

International Charts Analysis: Robert Plant earns string of Top 10s Gated Content

In the wake of the massive success earlier this year of the remastered and expanded reissues of the first three ...

by Alan Jones
on Sep 22nd 2014 at 2:01PM
International Charts Analysis: Maroon 5 enjoy promising start

International Charts Analysis: Maroon 5 enjoy promising start Gated Content

With first single Maps a massive global hit, Maroon 5's fifth album V is off to a fast start globally ...

by Alan Jones
on Sep 22nd 2014 at 1:58PM

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Today's iTunes Charts: Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj No.1, Sigma No.2

Today's iTunes Charts: Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj No.1, Sigma No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 22nd 2014 at 1:00PM
Iggy Pop tackles 'free music in a capitalist society' at upcoming John Peel Lecture

Iggy Pop tackles 'free music in a capitalist society' at upcoming John Peel Lecture

Iggy Pop will deliver the fourth annual John Peel Lecture at Radio Festival 2014 in Salford on Monday 13 October ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 22nd 2014 at 11:16AM
Finnland

Finland first focus country for Reeperbahn Festival 2015

Finland will be the first focus country of next year's Reeperbahn Festival as part of a two-year initiative to bring ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 22nd 2014 at 11:15AM
YouTube

YouTube launches real time analytics

YouTube has made it possible for users to analyse data in real time with a real time reporting interface now ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 22nd 2014 at 10:18AM

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Big Music project

BPI offers funding for paid internships with Big Music Project

The BPI has released new funding for music companies to offer paid internships, via The Big Music Project.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 22nd 2014 at 10:08AM
Music Week Presents: The Well

Music Week Presents: The Well

Norweigan sextet The Well first met a decade ago on the west coast of Norway outside the buzzing city of ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 22nd 2014 at 10:00AM
Shazam bags Childish Gambino exclusive

Shazam bags Childish Gambino exclusive

Shazam is exclusively sharing a video of Childish Gambino’s single 3005, recorded live at the Glassnote Entertainment Group-signed star's sold-out ...

on Sep 22nd 2014 at 9:56AM

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The Playlist, September 19th 2014

The Playlist, September 19th 2014

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

10 tracks featuring Krill / Ibeyi / DEMS / Palace / Alvvays / Zola Jesus / We Were Promised Jetpacks /
Ella Henderson signs to Sony/ATV for worldwide publishing

Ella Henderson signs to Sony/ATV for worldwide publishing

Sony/ATV has signed X Factor star Ella Henderson for a worldwide publishing deal, ahead of her debut album. 

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 19th 2014 at 3:13PM
Video game music 'now rivalling blockbuster movie soundtracks'

Video game music 'now rivalling blockbuster movie soundtracks'

Video game soundtracks are now as prominent and influential as those of Hollywood blockbusters.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 19th 2014 at 2:38PM
Warner claims 6 of Top 10 Shazamed ads

Warner claims 6 of Top 10 Shazamed ads

Warner Music UK has claimed six of the Top 10 spots in this week’s UK Top Shazamed Ads chart.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 19th 2014 at 2:27PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Sigma No.1, Taylor Swift No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Sigma No.1, Taylor Swift No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 19th 2014 at 1:00PM
IMMF expands on 'transparency and fairness' directive

IMMF expands on 'transparency and fairness' directive

The IMMF has called for an "obligation for absolute transparency" between digital services and rights-holders, placing particular importance on licensing ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 19th 2014 at 11:50AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, September 19

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, September 19 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 19th 2014 at 11:20AM
YouTube vlogger Michelle Phan counter-sues Ultra Records

YouTube vlogger Michelle Phan counter-sues Ultra Records

YouTube fashion and beauty star Michelle Phan has counter-sued Ultra Records, following a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by the label ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 19th 2014 at 10:48AM
U2 and Apple 'working on new music format', according to Bono

U2 and Apple 'working on new music format', according to Bono

Bono has told TIME magazine that U2 and Apple are working on a new music format, designed to help not ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 19th 2014 at 10:44AM