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New musician investment scheme approved by HMRC

New musician investment scheme approved by HMRC

Sound Wave, a multi-million pound media finance fund has been given “advance assurance,” by HMRC.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 18th 2014 at 12:09PM
Germany

German music market dips 0.8% in H1 2014

Physical and digital music sales dipped 0.8% in the first half of 2014 in Germany.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 18th 2014 at 10:46AM
Nico and Vinz Am I Wrong

Official Charts Analysis: Nico & Vinz hold No.1 single spot with Am I Wrong selling 62,750 Gated Content

SINGLES
The debut hits of Nico & Vinz and Magic! continue to hold the top two positions in the singles ...

by Alan Jones
on Aug 18th 2014 at 10:02AM
Music Week Presents: Andriah Arrindell

Music Week Presents: Andriah Arrindell

East-London based soul-pop singer/songwriter Andriah Arrindell is due to release her debut album entitled Time To Shine early next month ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Aug 18th 2014 at 10:00AM

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V Festival

V Festival 2015 early bird tickets on sale this week

V Festival 2015 tickets will go on sale in two days (on Wednesday, August 20) with early bird tickets being ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 18th 2014 at 9:45AM
ATP

ATP hits back over Jabberwocky refund confusion

ATP has further clarified its position after reports surfaced this morning that fans are being left out of pocket following ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 15th 2014 at 4:22PM
Moz

Morrissey hasn't been dropped by Harvest - report

Morrissey hasn’t been dropped by Harvest Records, according to fresh reports, despite rumours saying that the singer split from the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 15th 2014 at 3:57PM
Kylie

PWL and Cherry Red to reissue Kylie albums

Pete Waterman’s PWL and Cherry Red Records are to reissue Kylie Minogue’s first four albums.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 15th 2014 at 3:48PM

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Luke Hannam

Urban Music School to offer free places for 20 students

A new school for aspiring urban artists, patroned by legendary songwriter Wayne Hector, is opening its doors in September and ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 15th 2014 at 3:22PM
SFX

SFX revenues soar in Q2 but net losses increase 78%

EDM promoter SFX saw its revenues grow by 199% YoY in the second quarter of 2014 but its net losses ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 15th 2014 at 1:49PM
Grooveshark now supports Google Chromecast

Grooveshark now supports Google Chromecast

Controversial music streaming service Grooveshark is now supporting Google Chromecast, joining streaming rivals such as Rdio and Pandora.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 15th 2014 at 11:26AM
Spotify returns to Shazam free tier

Spotify returns to Shazam free tier

Shazam has restored Spotify to its free tier, allowing users to instantly play 'tagged' tracks via the streaming platform.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 15th 2014 at 11:15AM

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The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, August 15 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 15th 2014 at 11:00AM
The Van Pelt

Bands and fans left out of pocket by ATP's Jabberwocky Festival?

Bands booked to play the now cancelled Jabberwocky Festival are reportedly being stopped from playing replacement gigs by promoter All ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 15th 2014 at 10:12AM
Music Week Presents: Go Wolf  [supporting Bastille & The Killers at T-Vital show]

Music Week Presents: Go Wolf [supporting Bastille & The Killers at T-Vital show]

Belfast-based trio Go Wolf first met in the corner of an Irish barber shop hosting a poetry night. Over a ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Aug 15th 2014 at 10:00AM
HMV

HMV to open ninth store in Ireland

HMV is to open its ninth store in Ireland at Ballymena, Co. Antrim.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 14th 2014 at 4:32PM

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Reeperbahn

Reeperbahn adds new speakers and sessions

Reeperbahn has added a new round of speakers and sessions for its 2014 conference.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 14th 2014 at 4:18PM
All Def Digital

Simmons' All Def Digital names GM and Marketing EVP

Russell Simmon’s All Def Digital has appointed Carmen Murray as its general manager and Liz Hausle as executive president of ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 14th 2014 at 3:31PM
Creative Commission

Creative Commission to sponsor UK Music Video Awards

Creative Commission has been announced as a main sponsor for this year’s UK Music Video Awards.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 14th 2014 at 3:14PM
Justin

Sony launches free discounted albums app in the UK

Sony Music Entertainment has introduced its first music flash sales app in the UK, Album of the Day, for iPhone ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 14th 2014 at 2:59PM
Vevo videos now available on Pinterest

Vevo videos now available on Pinterest

Pinterest users can now ‘pin’ Vevo videos to their Pinterest boards and watch them without having to leave the site.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 14th 2014 at 2:56PM

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We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and calm PA, with previous experience of the music industry, to join our Artist Recordings label.  

Music biz A&R problem needs a woman's touch

Music biz A&R problem needs a woman's touch

A landmark moment in music industry history took place the other week. No exaggeration: it’s finally dragged this business kicking ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 14th 2014 at 1:06PM
NME

NME circulation plummets below 15k

NME’s average circulation has tanked 28.5% year-on-year, according to the latest ABC figures.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 14th 2014 at 12:09PM
Spotify Nordic boss: 'Ask a 15-year-old in Sweden if they pirate and they'll look at you like you're an idiot'

Spotify Nordic boss: 'Ask a 15-year-old in Sweden if they pirate and they'll look at you like you're an idiot' Gated Content

"I mean, who’s ever going to want to use a phone with no buttons?”

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 14th 2014 at 11:54AM