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Deezer drops Premium desktop tier

Deezer drops Premium desktop tier

Music streaming service Deezer has stopped offering its Premium desktop plan to new customers.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 17th 2014 at 11:18AM
Spanish record revenues up for first time in 13 years

Spanish record revenues up for first time in 13 years

The Spanish record business has seen a rise in physical, digital and streaming revenue in the first half of 2014 ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 17th 2014 at 10:56AM
Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder and Chvrches back #MusicWithoutBarriers campaign

Stevie Wonder, Chvrches and Belle And Sebastian are the latest artists to back the #MusicWithoutBarriers campaign, which aims to ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 17th 2014 at 10:43AM
FAC

FAC voices support for WIN's Fair Digital Deals Declaration

The Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) has voiced its support for WIN’s ‘Fair Deals Declaration' - a statement of commitment to ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 17th 2014 at 10:39AM

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Spotify

Daniel Ek: 'If we can crack Russia, the industry will thrive'

Spotify founder Daniel Ek has identified Russia as a key market to crack if the music industry is to thrive ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 17th 2014 at 10:37AM
PPL

PPL paid out record £114m in royalties in 2013

PPL paid out over £114 million in royalties to performers and record companies in its annual June payment for the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 17th 2014 at 10:22AM
Music Week Presents: Black Moth

Music Week Presents: Black Moth

Black Moth first rose from the depths of the Leeds underground scene in late 2010 to bring forth a foray ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Jul 17th 2014 at 10:00AM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of the latest issue of Music Week, HMV CEO Paul McGowan reports on the company's amazing ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 17th 2014 at 9:50AM

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Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1

Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1 Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 1 playlist for July 21-July 27 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 17th 2014 at 9:40AM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, July 16 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 16th 2014 at 3:57PM
AEI Media: 'YouTube must be included in the charts'

AEI Media: 'YouTube must be included in the charts' Gated Content

The following is a piece by Luke Hood, director of AEI Media and founder of YouTube music channel UKF ...


on Jul 16th 2014 at 3:27PM
Which? partners with Jakwob and George The Poet for Government campaign

Which? partners with Jakwob and George The Poet for Government campaign

Consumer watchdog Which? has partnered with producer Jakwob and spoken word artist George The Poet for new campaign #UNMUTEUK, asking ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 16th 2014 at 3:07PM

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Sony/ATV puts entire global music catalogue online

Sony/ATV puts entire global music catalogue online

European music copyright holders might currently be up in arms over the failure of the Global Repertoire Database but in ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 16th 2014 at 2:43PM
Ibiza Rocks pulls out of Magaluf

Ibiza Rocks pulls out of Magaluf

The Ibiza Rocks Group has announced that 2014 will be the final year of Mallorca Rocks in Magaluf. 

The company ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 16th 2014 at 2:35PM
Nettwerk/1916

Nettwerk and 1916 Management ink publishing JV

Nettwerk Music Group has formed a new publishing joint venture between its publishing division, Nettwerk One Music (NW1), and LA-based, ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 16th 2014 at 2:28PM
Sirius XM adds $2bn to share repurchase programme

Sirius XM adds $2bn to share repurchase programme

Sirius XM will add an extra $2 billion to its share repurchase program.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 16th 2014 at 2:08PM

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Today's iTunes UK Charts: Rixton No.1, will.i.am No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Rixton No.1, will.i.am No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 16th 2014 at 1:00PM
Jo Baldwin

Bauer Media UK promotes Baldwin to Digital Commercial Director

Bauer Media UK has promoted Jo Baldwin to digital commercial director.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 16th 2014 at 12:31PM
Blinkbox

Blinkbox Music: 'We're not trying to compete with radio'

Tesco’s music streaming service Blinkbox Music has moved to reassure UK radio stations that it doesn’t want to eat into ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 16th 2014 at 12:13PM
Check out the latest music industry jobs

Check out the latest music industry jobs

Searching for a new music industry job? A number of new vacancies have been added to the Music Week jobs ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 16th 2014 at 12:07PM
Google discarded 21m takedown requests in 2013

Google discarded 21m takedown requests in 2013

Last year, Google discarded 21 million takedown requests because the claims were either invalid or duplications of previous notices.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 16th 2014 at 10:46AM
WIN

Over 750 indie labels sign up to WIN's Fair Digital Deals Declaration

As of today, more than 750 independent labels worldwide have signed up to the Worldwide Independent Network's (WIN) 'Fair Deals ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 16th 2014 at 10:05AM
Music Week Presents: Alvvays

Music Week Presents: Alvvays

Alvvays are a dream-pop quintet from Canada who take inspiration from bands such as Teenage Fanclub, The Vaselines and Belle ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Jul 16th 2014 at 10:00AM
Radio playlist update: 6Music

Radio playlist update: 6Music Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 6Music playlist and Albums of the Day have been revealed, covering the seven days commencing Saturday, ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 16th 2014 at 9:12AM