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Joy Division's Peter Hook keynote speaker for Focus Wales 2015

Joy Division's Peter Hook keynote speaker for Focus Wales 2015

Peter Hook of Joy Division/New Order has been confirmed as keynote speaker for Focus Wales 2015.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 17th 2014 at 12:17PM
DashGo

Digital music distributor Dashgo acquired by AdRev

Digital music distributor DashGo has been acquired by YouTube music administration service AdRev.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 17th 2014 at 12:00PM
Snapchat

Snapchat to launch record label with Sony?

Mobile messaging service Snapchat could be formulating plans to launch its own music label, according to information in leaked Sony ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 17th 2014 at 11:50AM
Kasabian

NME Awards 2015 - all the nominees

The nominees for the 2015 NME Awards have been revealed, with Kasabian (pictured), Royal Blood and Jamie T ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 17th 2014 at 11:32AM

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Apple wins ten-year old antitrust lawsuit

Apple wins ten-year old antitrust lawsuit

The lawsuit brought against Apple for anti-competitive practices has been dismissed by a court in Oakland, California.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 17th 2014 at 11:17AM
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 Dec 17th 2014 at 11:17AM
Pirates

Numbers of users torrenting unaffected by Pirate Bay raid - report

The numbers of users torrenting files has barely changed, despite one of the biggest file-sharing sites, The Pirate Bay, being ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 17th 2014 at 10:31AM
Tencent

Sony Music Entertainment strikes deal with Tencent

Sony Music Entertainment has struck a deal with China-based internet firm, Tencent, after Warner signed a similar agreement in November ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 17th 2014 at 10:30AM

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Classic FM MD Darren Henley joins Arts Council England as CEO

Classic FM MD Darren Henley joins Arts Council England as CEO

Darren Henley, managing director of Classic FM, will join Arts Council England as its chief executive after 22 years at ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 17th 2014 at 10:07AM
Music Dealers plans to increase global staff by 30%

Music Dealers plans to increase global staff by 30%

Celebrating its growth this year, music agency and music licensing platform Music Dealers is relaunching two US offices and hiring ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 16th 2014 at 4:07PM
!K7 partners with The Pop Group

!K7 partners with The Pop Group

!K7 Artist & Label Services division has partnered with post-punk band The Pop Group, for their first new album for ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 16th 2014 at 4:02PM
Sentric Music and Imperial College London awarded Innovate UK Funding

Sentric Music and Imperial College London awarded Innovate UK Funding

Online rights management company Sentric Music and Imperial College London have been awarded funding following Innovate UK’s competition: Data Exploration ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 16th 2014 at 3:57PM

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Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ben Haenow No.1, Mark Ronson No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ben Haenow No.1, Mark Ronson No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 16th 2014 at 1:00PM
PSNEurope announces PSNPresents... for March kick-off

PSNEurope announces PSNPresents... for March kick-off

Following the runaway success of ‘The Pre-Roll’ at this year’s Pro Sound Awards in September, PSNEurope is launching ‘PSNPresents…’, the ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 16th 2014 at 11:41AM
Audiam raises another $1m from investors

Audiam raises another $1m from investors

Royalty collections company Audiam has raised a further $1 million from investors in the music industry.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 16th 2014 at 11:29AM
Bose developing its own streaming service - report

Bose developing its own streaming service - report

Audio hardware manufacturer Bose is planning to launch its own streaming service, judging by a recent staff search.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 16th 2014 at 11:02AM

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Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith to perform at BRITs 2015

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith to perform at BRITs 2015

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are the first artists announced to perform at next year’s BRIT Awards.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 16th 2014 at 10:19AM
Sony/ATV extends worldwide deal with Greg Kurstin

Sony/ATV extends worldwide deal with Greg Kurstin

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its long-term worldwide deal with writer, musician and producer Greg Kurstin.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 16th 2014 at 10:18AM
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 December 15, 2014.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 15th 2014 at 4:48PM
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 Dec 15th 2014 at 3:06PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ben Haenow No.1, Mark Ronson No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ben Haenow No.1, Mark Ronson No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 15th 2014 at 1:00PM
Former pirate site to be taken off UK blocklist after turning over new leaf

Former pirate site to be taken off UK blocklist after turning over new leaf

Former pirate site FilesTube is to be taken off the UK’s blocklist of piracy sites, following a change in its ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 15th 2014 at 11:15AM
IMMF

IMMF commits to asking 'uncomfortable questions' in 2015

The IMMF has pledged to continue asking "uncomfortable questions" relating to whether artists are receiving a transparent and fair share ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 15th 2014 at 10:52AM
Music Week

Send us your Christmas party pics!

The festive season has barely begun, but we’ve already got one eye on the first Music Week issue of 2015, ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Dec 15th 2014 at 10:41AM
Uptown Funk

Official Charts Analysis: Mark Ronson scores first No.1 single as Uptown Funk! sells 118,117 Gated Content

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Its release brought forward after Fleur East's X Factor cover topped iTunes' chart, Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk! (feat. Bruno ...

by Alan Jones
on Dec 15th 2014 at 10:39AM