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BitTorrent releases pitch to recruit more partners

BitTorrent releases pitch to recruit more partners

BitTorrent has made fresh efforts to entice more artists to use its Bundle service, listing success stories including Madonna and ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 15th 2014 at 11:17AM
Jason Feinberg leaves Epitaph for Pandora

Jason Feinberg leaves Epitaph for Pandora

Jason Feinberg, VP of digital strategy at Epitaph Records, is leaving his role at the record label for a newly ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 15th 2014 at 11:09AM
SFX

SFX acquires Brazilian agency and promoter Plus Talent

SFX has acquired Brazilian talent agency, promoter and event producer, Plus Talent.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 15th 2014 at 11:02AM

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Ja Ja Ja Festival

Ja Ja Ja Festival returns to London in November

Nordic music event Ja Ja Ja Festival is returning to London for its second year from November 13 - 15, ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 15th 2014 at 10:09AM
The Playlist, September 12, 2014

The Playlist, September 12, 2014

This week's best music from the UK industry's tastemakers.

10 tracks featuring Gengahr / Avec Sans / SBTRKT / Alexia Coley / Damien Rice / Greylag / Hannah Lou Clark /
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Calvin Harris No.1, Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Calvin Harris No.1, Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 12th 2014 at 1:00PM
Tim Rice

Tim Rice wins special BMI Award Gated Content

Internationally-celebrated lyricist Sir Tim Rice will be named a BMI Icon at the annual BMI London Awards on Monday, ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 12th 2014 at 10:59AM

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Jack Melhuish

Jack Melhuish joins Universal Music's Polydor Gated Content

The marketing director of Atlantic Records UK, Jack Melhuish, has joined Polydor.

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 12th 2014 at 10:49AM
Festicket raises $2.7m in funding

Festicket raises $2.7m in funding

UK-based festival travel booking site Festicket has closed a $2.7 million Series A round of funding.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 12th 2014 at 10:24AM
U2

U2 retail album campaign revealed

Universal Music Group is giving retailers a deluxe package of U2's new album Songs Of Innocence with extra songs and ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 12th 2014 at 9:49AM
Eventjoy

Ticketmaster acquires DIY ticketing platform Eventjoy

Ticketmaster has acquired Eventjoy - a free event management platform that allows promoters to sell tickets online, create mobile event ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 12th 2014 at 9:33AM

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BMG

Pandora strikes direct US licensing deal with BMG

Pandora has signed a multi-year agreement for a US license that covers BMG's complete BMI and ASCAP catalogue of musical ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 11th 2014 at 4:30PM
Music Futures

Music Futures

Nov 6th 2014 at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Music Futures has established itself as one of the UK’s leading music industry conferences, providing a platform to discover the latest developments, with the leading lights in the business sharing ...

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Northern Music Company: 'Americans think we're all in London anyway'

Northern Music Company: 'Americans think we're all in London anyway' Gated Content

Despite the global nature of the music industry in a digital world, the UK business is still incredibly London-centric. Even ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 11th 2014 at 2:53PM
DawBell: 'The definition of PR is changing by the day'

DawBell: 'The definition of PR is changing by the day' Gated Content

Back in 2008, Richard Dawes and Stuart Bell were doing rather nicely in their respective careers. Dawes was head ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 11th 2014 at 2:35PM

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Jockey Club Live now UK's sixth biggest promoter

Jockey Club Live now UK's sixth biggest promoter

Jockey Club Live is now the sixth largest live music promoter in the UK based on attendances, having staged live ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 11th 2014 at 1:42PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Calvin Harris No.1, Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Calvin Harris No.1, Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 11th 2014 at 1:00PM
Apple's U2 album giveaway won't count towards UK chart

Apple's U2 album giveaway won't count towards UK chart

Apple's Eddie Cue might have called it "the largest album release ever", but the tech giant's giveaway of U2's ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 11th 2014 at 10:51AM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of the new issue of Music Week, BMG hints at further acquisitions, and marketing director Jack ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 11th 2014 at 10:08AM
Leeds venue The Cockpit closes

Leeds venue The Cockpit closes

Live music venue The Cockpit has confirmed that it has closed for good, due to issues with the building.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 11th 2014 at 10:00AM
Music Week Presents: Billy The Kid

Music Week Presents: Billy The Kid

When she's not touring in her energetic punk band Billy and the Lost Boys, independent musician Billy the Kid is ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 11th 2014 at 10:00AM
Piracy

Pirate Bay proxy blocked in continued efforts to tackle copyright infringement

Fresh efforts from copyright holders to tackle piracy have resulted in the blocking of several major proxy routes to pirate ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 11th 2014 at 9:33AM
Mercury Prize nominations revealed

Mercury Prize nominations revealed

The shortlist for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize were revealed in a ceremony yesterday (September 10) at The Hospital Club.  ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 11th 2014 at 9:27AM