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Welsh Music Prize shortlist revealed

Welsh Music Prize shortlist revealed

The shortlist for this year’s Welsh Music Prize 2013-2014 has been announced.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 14th 2014 at 10:28AM
Music Week Presents: Black Mountain Lights

Music Week Presents: Black Mountain Lights

Black Mountain Lights are a harmonious folk-derived quintet of multi-instrumentalists from Wirral, UK. Ahead of the release for their awaited ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Oct 14th 2014 at 10:00AM
Scott Greer, Ambrosia Healy join Capitol Music Group in US

Scott Greer, Ambrosia Healy join Capitol Music Group in US

Capitol Music Group in the US has hired two senior execs to complete its upper-tier management team. 

Scott Greer has ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Oct 13th 2014 at 4:56PM
Music Week Chart Pack

New Music Week ChartPack available now

Today's Music Week ChartPack is now available to read online or download - featuring the latest weekly Official Singles and ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 13th 2014 at 3:24PM

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IFPI global legal boss exits, Lauri Rechardt expands role

IFPI global legal boss exits, Lauri Rechardt expands role

The IFPI's Head of Global Legal Policy, David Carson, has left the global recorded music body to return to a ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Oct 13th 2014 at 2:29PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Meghan Trainor No.1, One Direction No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Meghan Trainor No.1, One Direction No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 13th 2014 at 1:00PM
Music Week Presents: Alexander Wolfe

Music Week Presents: Alexander Wolfe

Acoustic led singer/songwriter Alexander Wolfe released his third album 'From The Shallows' today via MITA Records. The album is ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Oct 13th 2014 at 12:00PM
SoundCloud net losses growing at faster rate than revenue - report

SoundCloud net losses growing at faster rate than revenue - report

SoundCloud's revenue grew to €11.28m in 2013 - a 40% increase on the previous year - but its net losses ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Oct 13th 2014 at 11:41AM

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Deezer partners with Vodafone's African arm

Deezer partners with Vodafone's African arm

Deezer has entered into a partnership with Vodacom, the African division of UK telecoms giant Vodafone.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Oct 13th 2014 at 11:34AM
Martin Bandier

Sony/ATV to split from ASCAP and BMI before 2015?

[Update, BMI has provided the following comment: "BMI is aware of the story which appeared in the New York ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Oct 13th 2014 at 11:31AM
YouTube pays $1bn to companies in Content ID programme

YouTube pays $1bn to companies in Content ID programme

YouTube has reached the $1 billion milestone in payments to companies that take part in its Content ID programme.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 13th 2014 at 11:29AM
Deezer

Deezer names new MD for UK & Ireland

Deezer has appointed Christian Harris as its new MD for UK & Ireland.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 13th 2014 at 11:20AM

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Dan Nevin appointed AIR CEO

Dan Nevin appointed AIR CEO

Australia’s independent music trade body, AIR, has appointed Dan Nevin as its new CEO.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 13th 2014 at 11:19AM
US

US digital tracks down 12.9% in year-to-date, digital albums slip 11.5%

Digital track sales in the US were down by 12.9% in the first nine months of 2014 compared to the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 13th 2014 at 11:10AM
Eagle Rock Entertainment

Eagle Rock Entertainment named exclusive TV distributor for Universal Music Group

Eagle Rock Entertainment has been named the exclusive global distributor for television for Universal Music Group’s audio-visual content and catalogue.
...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 13th 2014 at 10:30AM
Meghan Trainor All About That Bass

Official Charts Analysis: Trainor retains No.1 singles spot with 100,942 sales Gated Content

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For only the second time in 41 chart weeks that have elapsed thus far in 2014, there is no ...

by Alan Jones
on Oct 13th 2014 at 10:08AM

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Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond signs worldwide deal with UMPG

Neil Diamond has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing administration agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Oct 13th 2014 at 9:57AM
The Playlist, October 10th 2014

The Playlist, October 10th 2014

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

10 tracks featuring Coves / GoGo Penguin / Rae Morris / Jamie Cullum / Girlpool / Honours / We Are Shining /
SoundCloud's negotiations with major labels reach stalemate - report

SoundCloud's negotiations with major labels reach stalemate - report

SoundCloud’s negotiations with Universal, Sony and Warner have reached an impasse, according to the Financial Times.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Oct 10th 2014 at 3:01PM
Mike Weatherly MP publishes report on copyright education

Mike Weatherly MP publishes report on copyright education

Mike Weatherley MP, the Prime Minister’s advisor on intellectual property (IP), has released a report focusing on copyright education and ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 10th 2014 at 2:10PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Meghan Trainor No.1, Jeremih No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Meghan Trainor No.1, Jeremih No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 10th 2014 at 1:00PM
Glastonbury

Glastonbury Ltd posts £35m revenue for 2013 - but less than £1m in pre-tax profit

Glastonbury Festivals Ltd has posted a pre-tax profit of £764,000 on sales of £35 million in 2013.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 10th 2014 at 12:59PM
Pandora

Pandora partners with Ford in Australia

Internet radio service Pandora has partnered with Ford in Australia.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 10th 2014 at 12:45PM
Olly Murs: 'I want this to be the biggest album I've done'

Olly Murs: 'I want this to be the biggest album I've done' Gated Content

“When you look at anybody that comes out of [shows like The X Factor], it’s not a foregone conclusion ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 10th 2014 at 11:23AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, October 10

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

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 10th 2014 at 11:00AM