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Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, August 22 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 11:00AM
SoundExchange

SoundExchange royalty payments up 8% YoY in Q2 2014

SoundExchange’s payout to performing artists and record companies was up 8% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2014.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:24AM
Music Week Radar: New acts confirmed for September 4 event

Music Week Radar: New acts confirmed for September 4 event

Music Week's industry showcase RADAR will return on Thursday, September 4 - with a string of exciting new acts confirmed ...

on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:16AM
Music Week Presents: St Paul & The Broken Bones

Music Week Presents: St Paul & The Broken Bones

St. Paul & The Broken Bones are a soul septet who's explosive sound echoes from their home-town in Birmingham, Alabama ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:00AM

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James Blake signs to Sony/ATV

James Blake signs to Sony/ATV

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed Mercury Prize-winning singer/songwriter James Blake to a worldwide co-publishing deal. The long-term agreement covers all ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 21st 2014 at 3:36PM
MTV launches festival in Helsinki

MTV launches festival in Helsinki

MTV has launched a new festival for up and coming artists, taking place at Circus Nightclub in Helsinki on September ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 21st 2014 at 12:05PM
Ticketmaster becomes official SECC partner

Ticketmaster becomes official SECC partner

The SECC group has signed up Ticketmaster as its official ticketing services supplier.  

Ticketmaster will serve as the official ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 21st 2014 at 11:20AM
Louis Vuitton invests $80m in K-Pop label

Louis Vuitton invests $80m in K-Pop label

Louis Vuitton’s private equity arm, LVMH, is to invest up to $80 million in South Korea's home of K-Pop, YG ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 21st 2014 at 10:35AM

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Clery-Melin, Dodge and Hitchman promoted at Kobalt Label Services

Clery-Melin, Dodge and Hitchman promoted at Kobalt Label Services

Kobalt Label Services (KLS) has promoted three key members of its senior staff into new roles.

Vincent Clery-Melin (pictured) moves ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 21st 2014 at 10:32AM
Music Week

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of the magazine, leading accountants warn of increasing financial demands on artists and there's key promotions ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 21st 2014 at 10:15AM
Google receives over 1 million take down requests per day

Google receives over 1 million take down requests per day

Google is currently being asked to remove up to one million alleged pirate links per day, according to TorrentFreak.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 21st 2014 at 10:00AM
Music Week Presents: Frances

Music Week Presents: Frances

Frances is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter who is about to release her new single 'Fire May Save You' through music and ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Aug 21st 2014 at 10:00AM

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Plan B

Plan B joins Big Music Project, BPI calls for more industry involvement

Plan B has been appointed youth ambassador for The Big Music Project, an initiative that aims to help young people ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 21st 2014 at 9:42AM
SoundCloud

SoundCloud to incorporate advertising, signs deals with Sony/ATV and BMG

SoundCloud has started incorporating advertising as part of its ongoing licensing negotiations with record labels, artists, publishers and distributors.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 21st 2014 at 9:27AM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, August 20 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 20th 2014 at 3:57PM
Australia

Australia's live revenue hit record high in 2013

Live entertainment revenue hit AUS $1.479 billion (approx. £839m) in 2013, with contemporary music events accounting for 42.5% of ticket ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 20th 2014 at 3:01PM

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Vevo

Vevo partners with Malibu for Kooks Go Show gig

Vevo has partnered with rum brand Malibu for a one off ‘Go Show’ Kooks gig in London this month.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 20th 2014 at 12:56PM
Mixcloud adds Premium and Pro subscription services

Mixcloud adds Premium and Pro subscription services

Mixcloud, the London-based streaming platform for DJs and podcasters has introduced new subscription options this week.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 20th 2014 at 12:24PM
Calvin Harris named highest paid DJ in the world for second consecutive year

Calvin Harris named highest paid DJ in the world for second consecutive year

Forbes has released its Electronic Cash Kings list, naming the highest paid EDM producers and DJs in the world.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 20th 2014 at 11:34AM
Russian streaming start-up Zvooq raises $20m

Russian streaming start-up Zvooq raises $20m

Zvooq, a Russian music streaming start-up has raised $20 million in Series A funding.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 20th 2014 at 11:19AM
Katy Perry

Could artists pay to play Super Bowl halftime show?

Artists including Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay are reportedly in the running to play next year's Super Bowl halftime show ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 20th 2014 at 10:30AM
The Prodigy

The Prodigy sign with Three Six Zero Music in the US

The Prodigy have signed with Three Six Zero Music – the new label set up in collaboration with Warner in ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 20th 2014 at 10:23AM
Music Week Presents: Asa

Music Week Presents: Asa

Parisian-born soul-singer Asa found herself drawn to her father's collection of greats from Fela Kuti and Marvin Gaye to King ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Aug 20th 2014 at 10:00AM
Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol publishing to go through Polar Patrol/Kobalt in North America

Snow Patrol has moved their publishing to the band's own company Polar Patrol in North America, with administration being carried ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 19th 2014 at 3:30PM
Vevo sale halted due to 'accelerating growth'

Vevo sale halted due to 'accelerating growth'

Music video streaming platform Vevo is no longer for sale, according to sources close to the New York Post.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 19th 2014 at 3:21PM