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High fidelity lossless streaming platform Tidal launches in UK and US

High fidelity lossless streaming platform Tidal launches in UK and US

High fidelity lossless music streaming platform Tidal, which also includes HD music videos and curated editorial, has launched its service ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Oct 29th 2014 at 10:28AM
Music Week

Departures, promotions and new arrivals at Music Week

Tim Ingham is standing down as editor of Music Week after three years in the role. He is being replaced ...

on Oct 29th 2014 at 10:23AM
Napster to be integrated with select 2015 Audi models

Napster to be integrated with select 2015 Audi models

Rhapsody-owned Napster will now provide musical entertainment in select Audi models, starting in Autumn 2014. 

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Oct 28th 2014 at 3:59PM
Sony/ATV

Sony/ATV signs Tegan and Sara to co-publishing deal

Sony/ATV has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Canadian duo Tegan and Sara.
 
The agreement covers all seven of ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 28th 2014 at 3:28PM

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Liverpool Sound City unveils first headliner and new location ahead of 2015 event

Liverpool Sound City unveils first headliner and new location ahead of 2015 event

Liverpool Sound City is moving from its original home in and around the venues of Wolstenholme Square to the iconic ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Oct 28th 2014 at 1:17PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ed Sheeran No.1, Meghan Trainor No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ed Sheeran No.1, Meghan Trainor No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 28th 2014 at 1:00PM
Swayzak's 240 Volts label reborn in new deal with !K7

Swayzak's 240 Volts label reborn in new deal with !K7

The label of tech house duo Swayzak, 240 Volts, is being revived as part of a new services and distribution ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Oct 28th 2014 at 12:52PM
Modo: 'If your main focus is budget, you kill the creativity'

Modo: 'If your main focus is budget, you kill the creativity' Gated Content

Modo has created gorgeous, trinket-packed album packages for some of the UK’s biggest ever artists: from Oasis to The ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Oct 28th 2014 at 10:59AM

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YouTube CEO: 'It's amazing how much music we have'

YouTube CEO: 'It's amazing how much music we have'

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has said she remains “optimistic” about YouTube’s long-awaited subscription service, although she avoided answering whether it ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 28th 2014 at 10:56AM
GlobalGathering to take break in 2015

GlobalGathering to take break in 2015

The organisers of GlobalGathering have announced on their official website that the electronic dance festival will be taking a break ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Oct 28th 2014 at 10:43AM
Radio playlist update: Xfm

Radio playlist update: Xfm Gated Content

Xfm has revealed its new playlist and Records of the Week for the period commencing October 27, 2014.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 28th 2014 at 10:20AM
Music Week Presents: Axes

Music Week Presents: Axes

Axes are a multicultural London-based 4-piece with 40 years of collective experience playing on the math and punk rock scene. ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Oct 28th 2014 at 10:00AM

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Music Week ChartPack

New Music Week ChartPack available now Gated Content

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

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 27th 2014 at 4:56PM
GoGo Penguin's Napster streams up 4127% after Mercury nomination

GoGo Penguin's Napster streams up 4127% after Mercury nomination

Rhapsody-owned streaming service Napster has revealed which Mercury-nominated artists have seen the biggest increase in plays on its platform ahead ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Oct 27th 2014 at 3:56PM
Lauren Aquilina to perform at Music Week networking night on Thursday

Lauren Aquilina to perform at Music Week networking night on Thursday

Hotly-tipped singer-songwriter Lauren Aquilina will perform at the Music Week Evening Sessions this Thursday (October 30) in London.

on Oct 27th 2014 at 3:53PM
Apple

Apple music sales down 14% YTD, iTunes to absorb Beats Music in 2015 - report

Whispers suggesting that Apple will fold the recently acquired Beats Music platform into iTunes have intensified following a report that ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 27th 2014 at 3:47PM

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Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ed Sheeran No.1, Meghan Trainor No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ed Sheeran No.1, Meghan Trainor No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 27th 2014 at 1:00PM
Dan Chalmers: 'We focus on quality and wouldn't want to compromise that'

Dan Chalmers: 'We focus on quality and wouldn't want to compromise that' Gated Content

Dan Chalmers occupies a unique position in the modern music industry. He heads up a new release label (East ...

by DAVE ROBERTS
on Oct 27th 2014 at 10:46AM
CIAM

Music creators join to demand 80% of streaming services' gross revenue

A group of musicians have banded together to demand "fairer rules" and "greater transparency" in the distribution of royalties by ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Oct 27th 2014 at 10:45AM
EU Court rules content embedding is not copyright infringement

EU Court rules content embedding is not copyright infringement

The Court of Justice of the European Union has handed down a landmark ruling that embedding copyrighted videos does not ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 27th 2014 at 10:37AM
Jack Bruce

Cream bassist and vocalist Jack Bruce dies, aged 71

Cream bassist and singer Jack Bruce has died of liver disease, aged 71.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Oct 27th 2014 at 10:35AM
Goldenvoice

AEG Live hires two execs to drive Goldenvoice brand in the UK

AEG Live's Goldenvoice, the company's Southern California-based regional division and the name behind Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, has ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Oct 27th 2014 at 10:25AM
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Music Week Presents: Fingertrap [seeking management]

Emanating from the Cynon Valley, South Wales are Fingertrap, an industrious 4-piece that embody the essence of DIY and ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Oct 27th 2014 at 10:00AM
Meghan Trainor All About That Bass

Official Charts Analysis: Trainor matches Clean Bandit for longest-running No.1 single of 2014 Gated Content

SINGLES
Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass enjoys an easy fourth week atop the singles chart on sales of 82,163 ...

by Alan Jones
on Oct 27th 2014 at 9:52AM
Deezer

Deezer acquires internet talk radio service Stitcher

Deezer is to acquire Stitcher - a provider of personalised internet talk radio and mobile products.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 24th 2014 at 5:13PM