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Def Jam appoints Faisel Durrani as EVP/GM

Music industry veteran Faisel Durrani has been hired as Def Jam Recordings’ new executive vice president and general manager for ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 14th 2015 at 10:46AM
Scooter

Nick Raphael, Scooter Braun to speak at Musexpo 2015

The full line-up for the 11th annual Musexpo has been revealed for the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel event taking place from ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 14th 2015 at 10:38AM
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 April 13.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 14th 2015 at 9:30AM
A2IM

A2IM: 'The potential impact of Fair Play Fair Pay is enormous'

The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) has voiced its support for legislation that aims to remedy loopholes that have ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 13th 2015 at 4:41PM

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Paul

PRS for Music to review Popular Music Concerts Tariff

PRS for Music is to review the way it licenses ticketed live popular music events such as concerts and festivals.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 13th 2015 at 4:13PM
New Music Week ChartPack available now

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 ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 13th 2015 at 4:10PM
Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey returns to Sony's Epic Records

Mariah Carey has signed an exclusive contract with Sony's Epic Records, returning to the label after a 15-year hiatus spent ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 13th 2015 at 3:36PM
Win a Sennheiser D1 digital microphone system

Win a Sennheiser D1 digital microphone system

MI Pro is giving readers the chance to win a brand new D1 digital microphone system from Sennheiser.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 13th 2015 at 2:12PM

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US

US video streaming rockets 110% in Q1 15

Streaming activity in the US pushed up music consumption by 14% in the first quarter of this year, according to ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 13th 2015 at 11:24AM
Mumford & Sons criticise Tidal, Taylor Swift

Mumford & Sons criticise Tidal, Taylor Swift

Mumford & Sons have hit out at Jay Z’s recently acquired streaming company Tidal and rejected Taylor Swift’s anti-Spotify stance.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 13th 2015 at 11:22AM
Florence & The Machine, Taylor Swift, in talks for Apple streaming exclusives

Florence & The Machine, Taylor Swift, in talks for Apple streaming exclusives

Apple has asked more than a dozen artists, including Florence & The Machine (pictured), for exclusive deals ahead ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 13th 2015 at 10:36AM
James Murtagh-Hopkins

James Murtagh-Hopkins joins UK Music as Director of Communications

Former EMI and Sony exec, James Murtagh-Hopkins (pictured), has joined UK Music as director of communications.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 13th 2015 at 10:27AM

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Spotify

Spotify nears $400m funding deal - report

Spotify is set for a $400 million cash boost, according to The Wall Street Journal, as it nears a ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 13th 2015 at 10:11AM
Meg Williams appointed Head of Promotions at Australia's Inertia Group

Meg Williams appointed Head of Promotions at Australia's Inertia Group

Australian independent music company Inertia Group has appointed Meg Williams as its new head of promotions.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 13th 2015 at 10:06AM
Feenixpawl

Wind-up Records launches electronic imprint

Wind-up Records has launched electronic music label, Eclypse Records.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 13th 2015 at 10:01AM

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OCC

First Official UK Vinyl Charts launched

The Official Charts Company has launched the UK’s first ever weekly Official Vinyl Charts as new figures reveal the vinyl resurgence continues ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 13th 2015 at 7:18AM
The Playlist, April 10, 2015

The Playlist, April 10, 2015

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

 

10 tracks featuring MS MR / Hot Chip / Best Coast / The National / Demob Happy / Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes / Laura Doggett /
Always Print The Myth: PR & The Modern Age

Always Print The Myth: PR & The Modern Age

Alan Edwards, an entertainment PR who has been at the forefront of the industry for the last four decades, will be giving a unique insight into one of the most ...

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Neil Warnock's Music Week Awards Strat speech in full

Neil Warnock's Music Week Awards Strat speech in full

The Agency Group founder Neil Warnock accepted the coveted Strat Award last night (Thursday, April 9) at the Music Week ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 10th 2015 at 3:56PM
Viewpoint: There is a need for change in the digital music industry

Viewpoint: There is a need for change in the digital music industry

The following viewpoint is from Gregor Pryor and Sachin Premnath in the Entertainment And Media Industry Group at Reed Smith ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 10th 2015 at 3:44PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Jess Glynne No.1, Nick Jonas No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Jess Glynne No.1, Nick Jonas No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 10th 2015 at 1:00PM
8tracks

8tracks launches 8tracks Library and DJ Crate

Playlist based radio app 8tracks has inked deals with INgrooves, CD Baby, Dim MakandDashGo to provide 6.5 million songs for ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 10th 2015 at 11:24AM
SoundCloud partners with Zefr

SoundCloud partners with Zefr

SoundCloud has partnered with Zefr, the rights management company better known for scanning content on YouTube.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 10th 2015 at 11:05AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, April 10

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, April 10 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 10th 2015 at 11:00AM