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VKontakte founder 'fired' and site taken over by Government allies - report

The founder of controversial Russian social network vKontakte (VK), Pavel Durov, has reportedly been fired and said that Government allies ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 10:09AM
Music Week Presents: 3Hz

Music Week Presents: 3Hz

Having had a stint under Mercury records and after writing and performing together under various guises, Jason Ray and James ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 10:00AM
Paul Weller

Paul Weller turns back on Record Store Day

Paul Weller has shunned future Record Store Days due to "anger and disappointment" over touts re-selling limited edition releases on ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 9:30AM
UK Government: 'No reason' why MP3 resale shouldn't be legal

UK Government: 'No reason' why MP3 resale shouldn't be legal

The UK Government has seemingly backed the peer-to-peer resale of digital entertainment files - so long as the seller deletes ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 9:00AM

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The Playlist, April 22nd 2014

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

10 tracks featuring Lana Del Rey / Passenger / Duck Sauce / Katy Perry / Gorgon City / One Republic / Elli Ingram /
Hard Rock launches first foray into European festival expansion

Hard Rock launches first foray into European festival expansion

Hard Rock International is launching what it hopes will be a “catalyst for future large-scale concert events throughout Europe” with ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 4:18PM
Rough Copy

Rough Copy sign to Epic

Semi-finalists from the 2013 outing of The X Factor, Rough Copy have signed a record deal with Epic, bringing them ...

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 3:48PM
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Today's iTunes UK charts: Mr. Probz No.1, Kiesza No.2

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

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 1:09PM

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Bellowhead sign to Island

Bellowhead sign to Island

Dubbed ‘Britain’s most successful traditional folk act’, Bellowhead have signed to Island Records as they celebrate a decade together.

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 12:39PM
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Ed Sheeran: 'Pharrell took me way outside my comfort zone' Gated Content

The man who never seems to stop touring is back with a new record boasting a lead single that’s already ...

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 12:20PM
New Music Week ChartPack available now

New Music Week ChartPack available now

Today's Music Week ChartPack is now available to read online or download - featuring the latest weekly Official Singles and ...

on Apr 22nd 2014 at 12:03PM

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Radio playlist update: Capital Xtra Gated Content

The latest Capital Xtra network playlist for the week commencing April 18, 2014 has been revealed.

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 10:36AM
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Radio playlist update: Capital FM Gated Content

The latest Capital FM playlist for the week commencing April 18, 2014 has been revealed.

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 10:34AM
Robin Thicke

Blurred Lines tops All-Time Official UK Download Chart

Robin Thicke track Blurred Lines has topped the All-time Official Download Chart Top 100, as revealed by the Official Charts ...

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 10:03AM
Music Week Presents: Fine, it's Pink

Music Week Presents: Fine, it's Pink

Think back to the dawn of 2013, what were you doing? Whilst you were doing that, four young artists in ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 10:00AM

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Indie label collective presses for new digital distribution rights agreement

Indie label collective presses for new digital distribution rights agreement

A collective of independent labels have rallied together to pressure major-label owned distribution companies in the US to introduce a ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 9:51AM
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Oxegen festival cancelled due to 'lack of suitable headline acts'

Ireland's annual Oxegen festival has been cancelled for 2014.

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 9:48AM
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Kerrang! launches 'social media powered radio show'

Kerrang! has launched a dynamic social media-powered radio show which will see the station playing the most requested songs via ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 9:43AM
Tony Blackburn

Tony Blackburn to receive Radio Academy Gold Award

Tony Blackburn will be awarded the lifetime achievement Gold Award at this year’s Radio Academy Awards.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 9:26AM
Music Week Presents: TwoSixOnes

Music Week Presents: TwoSixOnes

What do you get if you cross a sailor, a farmer, a barrister and a Frenchman who thinks he is ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Apr 21st 2014 at 10:00AM
Music Week Presents: Hot Pistol Shrimp

Music Week Presents: Hot Pistol Shrimp

Inspired by the image of the `Stray Cats` and the growling sound of Seattle`s rock scene, grunge indie trio Hot ...

on Apr 20th 2014 at 10:00AM
Raw Power adds Matt Ash and Don Jenkins to Board

Raw Power adds Matt Ash and Don Jenkins to Board

UK-based artist management company Raw Power Management has appointed two senior members of staff to its board.

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 18th 2014 at 3:11PM
Indegoot Entertainment to expand into London

Indegoot Entertainment to expand into London

US based artist management company Indegoot Entertainment has announced that it is opening offices in London, which will act as ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 18th 2014 at 3:09PM