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Meghan Trainor is first artist to breach Official Top 40 Singles Chart on streams alone

Meghan Trainor is first artist to breach Official Top 40 Singles Chart on streams alone

US singer Meghan Trainor has become the first artist to enter the Official Singles Chart Top 40 on streaming alone, ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 29th 2014 at 10:53AM
Music Week Presents: Blitz Kids

Music Week Presents: Blitz Kids

Rising British rock band Blitz Kids are due to lead the way through the end of 2014 with their sophomore ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 29th 2014 at 10:00AM
This Is All Yours

Official Charts Analysis: alt-J's This Is All Yours secures No.1 album slot on 30,947 sales Gated Content

ALBUMS
Six months after The Kaiser Chiefs chalked up their second number one album, another band from Leeds, Alt-J, storm ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 29th 2014 at 9:50AM
Frenchkiss/Orchard

The Orchard acquires Frenchkiss Records and Frenchkiss Label Group

Distribution company The Orchard has acquired New York-based independent label Frenchkiss Records and Frenchkiss Label Group.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 26th 2014 at 4:56PM

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Thom Yorke releases new album through BitTorrent Bundle

Thom Yorke releases new album through BitTorrent Bundle

Thom Yorke has released a new album as a BitTorrent Bundle.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 26th 2014 at 4:48PM
Celebration of plugger Ian Goddard's life to be held in October

Celebration of plugger Ian Goddard's life to be held in October

Popular UK TV music promotions specialist Ian Goddard sadly passed away peacefully earlier this month (Monday, September 15).

A celebration ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 26th 2014 at 4:43PM
CISAC takes digital royalties issue to UN's World IP Organisation

CISAC takes digital royalties issue to UN's World IP Organisation

Speaking at the General Assembly of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, a group of creators led by CISAC ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 26th 2014 at 4:16PM
The Playlist, September 26th 2014

The Playlist, September 26th 2014

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

10 tracks featuring Layla / Aqualung / Night Terrors Of 1927 / Magic Man / Laura Doggett / Red Racer / Whitecliff /

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Bauer Media

Magic to go national as part of Bauer radio expansion plans

Bauer Media UK has revealed a new radio offering which will see the multi-platform media company focus on audience growth ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 26th 2014 at 1:30PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj No.1, Sigma No.2

Today's iTunes UK 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 26th 2014 at 1:00PM
US

US music revenues down 5% in H1 2014

The US music industry saw revenues dip 4.9% year-on-year in the first half of 2014.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 26th 2014 at 11:51AM
Monster Energy

Monster hit with another Beastie Boys lawsuit

Monster Beverage Corp has found itself on the end of another Beastie Boys-related lawsuit after losing a $1.7 million copyright ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 26th 2014 at 11:36AM

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The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, September 26 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 26th 2014 at 11:00AM
Spotify PartyDrone follows festival-goers and plays their favourite song

Spotify PartyDrone follows festival-goers and plays their favourite song

A stunt at Belgian festivals this summer saw a hexacopter PartyDrone play attendees their favourite song as they collected tickets ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 26th 2014 at 10:33AM
German concert firm FKP Scorpio to expand Nordic presence

German concert firm FKP Scorpio to expand Nordic presence

Germany’s largest concert and festival company, FKP Scorpio, is expanding its Nordic presence by merging with Finland-based Fullsteam Agency.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 26th 2014 at 10:31AM
ofcom

Sales of digital radio sets fall 9.1% YoY

Sales of digital radio sets are down 9.1% YoY as digital radio's share of total radio listening reaches a plateau ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 26th 2014 at 10:28AM

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Radio playlist update: Capital Xtra

Radio playlist update: Capital Xtra Gated Content

The latest Capital Xtra network playlist for the week commencing September 26, 2014 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 26th 2014 at 10:19AM
Music Week Presents: Evil Scarecrow

Music Week Presents: Evil Scarecrow

Following on from their soaring performance at this year's Bloodstock Festival to 12,000+ roaring fans, Evil Scarecrow are due to ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 26th 2014 at 10:00AM
Sony/ATV, PRS and GEMA form pan-European licensing JV

Sony/ATV, PRS and GEMA form pan-European licensing JV

Sony/ATV, PRS for Music and German collection society GEMA have entered into a new agreement to administer licences for the ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 25th 2014 at 5:11PM
It's grim up North... when no-one's listening

It's grim up North... when no-one's listening

“In Japanese myth, the rabbits on my old costume - which Kate’s wearing today - live on the moon. Kate ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 25th 2014 at 4:52PM
Viagogo

Viagogo hires former EMI exec as Global Head of Music

Secondary ticketing platform Viagogo has hred former EMI executive Carole MacDonald as its global head of music.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 25th 2014 at 3:31PM
Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park attracted record 1.19m Red Button viewers

Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park attracted record 1.19m Red Button viewers

This year’s Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park saw its biggest ever audience tune in via the BBC’s Red Button ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 25th 2014 at 3:05PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj No.1, Sigma No.2

Today's iTunes UK 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 25th 2014 at 1:00PM
Indiegogo co-founder confirmed for Midem 2015 keynote

Indiegogo co-founder confirmed for Midem 2015 keynote

Danae Ringelmann, co-founder and chief development officer of crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has been confirmed as the first keynote speaker for ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 25th 2014 at 11:47AM
Shazam reports £5.3m losses for second half of 2013

Shazam reports £5.3m losses for second half of 2013

Music discovery firm Shazam has reported pre-tax losses of £5.3 million for the six months leading up to December 2013. 

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 25th 2014 at 11:45AM