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Snapchat Discover drops Warner, partners with Buzzfeed and iHeartRadio

Snapchat Discover drops Warner, partners with Buzzfeed and iHeartRadio

Snapchat has recruited Buzzfeed and iHeartRadio for its Discover platform, dropping Warner Music and Yahoo.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 28th 2015 at 11:43AM
UK consumers 'prefer to buy music in a physical format' - study

UK consumers 'prefer to buy music in a physical format' - study

The majority of UK music fans still prefer to buy their music in a physical format, according to a new ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 28th 2015 at 11:42AM
Samsung partners with Google Play Music

Samsung partners with Google Play Music

Google Play Music has partnered with Samsung, offering a free six-month subscription with new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 28th 2015 at 10:29AM
Sarah Stennett

Zayn Malik signs with Turn First

Music Week understands that Zayn Malik has now signed a management deal with Turn First Artists and is being handled ...

by DAVE ROBERTS
on Jul 28th 2015 at 10:27AM

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Amazon

Amazon Prime Music launches in the UK

Amazon Prime Music has launched in the UK.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 28th 2015 at 9:59AM
Overnight news from around the world

Overnight news from around the world

First of all: what's this? Well, it's the Music Week Morning Briefing, a nice and succinct 8am email delivering you ...

on Jul 28th 2015 at 6:32AM
New name for Live Nation's West Palm Beach venue

New name for Live Nation's West Palm Beach venue

Live Nation has announced a multi-year agreement with Perfect Vodka which will see its South Florida outdoor venue renamed as ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 28th 2015 at 6:31AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Monday, July 27

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Monday, July 27 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 27th 2015 at 5:45PM

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Apple Music

Apple Music has more than 10 million subscribers - report

Apple Music has racked up more than 10 million subscribers in its first four weeks.
That's according to major label ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 27th 2015 at 4:17PM
First Music Futures 2015 panellists revealed

First Music Futures 2015 panellists revealed

Generator has unveiled the initial line-up of panellists for the Music Futures Conference set to take place at Sage Gateshead ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 27th 2015 at 3:42PM
NME

NME's Mike Williams promoted to Editor in Chief

NME has revealed various staff changes following the announcement that the publication will be going free from September 18 this ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 27th 2015 at 3:25PM
Spain

Spanish music market up 10.9% 'thanks to streaming'

Music sales in Spain were up 10.9% in the first half of 2015, with consumers spending a total of 70.6 ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 27th 2015 at 3:15PM

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Nearly 400 suspected pirate radio stations raided in London in last two years

Nearly 400 suspected pirate radio stations raided in London in last two years

Close to 400 suspected pirate radio stations in London have been shut down over the last two years, according to ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 27th 2015 at 3:00PM
UKMVA

Eighth UK Music Video Awards to be held at London's Roundhouse

The eighth edition of the annual UK Music Video Awards will take place at the Roundhouse for the first time ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 27th 2015 at 2:13PM
Hallett's Robomagic steps into US market

Hallett's Robomagic steps into US market Gated Content

Nile Rodgers has chosen Rob Hallett’s Robomagic Live to promote his new FOLD Festival, taking place August 4-5 in Riverhead, ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 27th 2015 at 2:00PM
GED

Ged Doherty: 'We hope that no threat to BBC radio's music output will materialise"

The following viewpoint was written by BPI and BRIT Awards chairman Ged Doherty.


on Jul 27th 2015 at 1:36PM

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Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of the new issue of Music Week, a pan-industry campaign rallies behind the BBC in the ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 27th 2015 at 1:01PM
McKay

Ibiza Rocks: 'We tried to put two fingers up to the establishment' Gated Content

The White Isle might not conjure up images of live music in the same way the Isle of Wight does, ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 27th 2015 at 1:01PM
Years & Years

International Charts Analysis: Years & Years' Communion goes Top 10 in Canada, Australia and more Gated Content

Number one in the UK for the second week in a row, London trio Years & Years' introductory album Communion ...

by Alan Jones
on Jul 27th 2015 at 11:40AM
Enrique

Enrique Iglesias signs to Sony Music - report

Enrique Iglesias has jumped ship from Universal to Sony Music, with his new albums likely to be released by RCA ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 27th 2015 at 11:21AM
6,000 One Direction tour tickets made available via ticketing app Twickets

6,000 One Direction tour tickets made available via ticketing app Twickets

One Direction have handed over 6,000 tickets for their forthcoming world tour to online fan-to-fan ticket exchange platform Twickets.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 27th 2015 at 11:03AM
Bruno Crolot steps down as Midem director after four years

Bruno Crolot steps down as Midem director after four years

Midem director Bruno Crolot has stepped down after overseeing four years of the annual music business conference in Cannes.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 27th 2015 at 10:36AM
Russia's three collecting societies to merge

Russia's three collecting societies to merge

The three accredited collecting societies in Russia that deal with author and neighboring rights have announced they are joining forces.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 27th 2015 at 10:16AM
Future DS2

Future's Dirty Sprite 2 tops BuzzAngle US Albums Chart

Future's Dirty Sprite 2 topped the BuzzAngle US Album Chart on Friday, with OMI's Cheerleader the top track of the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 27th 2015 at 6:58AM
Sheeran

500m weekly streams landmark breached in UK for first time

There were 505,849,000 audio streams in the UK for the chart week ending Thursday, 16 July – marking the first ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 25th 2015 at 12:01AM