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Michael Chugg

XpoNorth receives 2,000 artist applications for 2015 showcase

Scotland’s leading creative industries convention XpoNorth received more than 2,000 applications from artists hoping to play at this year’s event, ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 29th 2015 at 9:56AM
Jacob Whitesides

BMG partners with online sensation Jacob Whitesides to launch Double U Records

Singer songwriter Jacob Whitesides has entered into a global partnership with BMG to launch his Double U record label. 

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 29th 2015 at 9:52AM
Topping Out ceremony held for new Las Vegas Arena

Topping Out ceremony held for new Las Vegas Arena

A traditional “Topping Out” ceremony was held to commemorate the installation of the last steel beam used in the construction ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 29th 2015 at 9:50AM
Alexander Ljung

Alexander Ljung: 'Everything that was being created for artists and musicians online sucked' Gated Content

The recent spat between young French DJ Madeon and Sony Music over the major label pulling its catalogue from SoundCloud ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on May 28th 2015 at 5:12PM

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Aston

Aston Merrygold: 'The X Factor is a great route to market for aspiring artists'

With five UK No.1 singles and 10 UK Top 10 releases to their name, JLS certainly are a tough act ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 28th 2015 at 4:10PM
Glen Barros reappointed to IFPI Main Board

Glen Barros reappointed to IFPI Main Board

Glen Barros, president and CEO of Concord Music Group, has been reappointed to the Main Board of IFPI.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 28th 2015 at 3:35PM
AIM

AIM reveals line up for Independent Music Awards warm-up gigs

The Association of Independent Music will host a series of gigs throughout London this summer, showcasing acts in the build ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 28th 2015 at 3:33PM
Shazam launches visual recognition

Shazam launches visual recognition

Shazam has launched new visual recognition functionality, enabling posters, packaged goods, print media, and more to be recognised and launch digital ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 28th 2015 at 3:14PM

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Robert Ott

Olé's Robert Ott elected to SOCAN board

Olé's founder/CEO Robert Ott has been elected to the Board of Directors of Canadian authors' society SOCAN.

by Emmanuel Legrand
on May 28th 2015 at 2:06PM
Mick Hucknall: 'More people are listening to music now than ever'

Mick Hucknall: 'More people are listening to music now than ever'

Singer Mick Hucknall has welcomed the advent of streaming and other new technology, saying that it has increased opportunities for ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 28th 2015 at 1:59PM
Charmfactory partners with Sneak Attack

Charmfactory partners with Sneak Attack

Charmfactory and Sneak Attack Media have teamed up to offer digital marketing services in the UK and US.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 28th 2015 at 1:45PM
SiriusXM faces class action in pre-1972 recordings case

SiriusXM faces class action in pre-1972 recordings case

A class action lawsuit against SiriusXM will proceed over payment of royalties for songs produced before 1972.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 28th 2015 at 1:11PM

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Radio playlist update: Amazing Radio

Radio playlist update: Amazing Radio Gated Content

The latest playlist for Amazing Radio, covering the seven days commencing May 27 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 28th 2015 at 12:09PM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of this week's issue of Music Week, tndustry calls for more involvement in Eurovision, while Brock ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 28th 2015 at 11:55AM
U2's tribute to late tour manager

U2's tribute to late tour manager

U2 have paid tribute to their longtime tour manager Dennis Sheehan (pictured), who died suddenly on Wednesday.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 28th 2015 at 10:48AM
Heather Swaine joins WMA

Heather Swaine joins WMA

Heather Swaine has moved from Charmfactory to Weller Media Agency, taking over from Jenna Knight as director of digital publicity.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 28th 2015 at 10:47AM

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Former MTV CEO joins PopShack Board

Former MTV CEO joins PopShack Board

Former chairman and CEO of MTV Networks International Bill Roedy has invested in YouTube multi-channel network PopShack, joining the ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 28th 2015 at 10:46AM
Wolfgang's Vault sued by 26 publishers

Wolfgang's Vault sued by 26 publishers

Peermusic and Imagem are among the 26 music publishing companies suing online retailer Wolfgang's Vault.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 28th 2015 at 10:17AM
Jørn Dalchow appointed to IFPI's main Board

Jørn Dalchow appointed to IFPI's main Board

IFPI has appointed MD of Norwegian independent record company daWorks Jørn Dalchow to its main Board. 

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 28th 2015 at 9:56AM
Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1

Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1 Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 1 playlist for June 1-7, 2015 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 27th 2015 at 5:32PM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, May 27

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, May 27 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 27th 2015 at 3:57PM
Charles Caldas

Merlin strikes deal with Asian streaming service KKBOX

Merlin has established a new partnership with Asia's leading music streaming service, KKBOX.

It represents the indie digital rights agency's ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on May 27th 2015 at 3:10PM
MITA signs Sandi Thom

MITA signs Sandi Thom

MITA Records has inked a deal with singer Sandi Thom, ahead of an album scheduled for later this year.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 27th 2015 at 1:42PM
Radio playlist update: 6 Music

Radio playlist update: 6 Music Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 6 Music playlist and Albums of the Day have been revealed, covering the seven days commencing ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 27th 2015 at 10:58AM
Universal launches EMI Records India

Universal launches EMI Records India

Universal has partnered with top Bollywood film director Mohit Suri to launch new label, EMI Records India. 

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 27th 2015 at 10:38AM