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Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, February 20

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 20th 2015 at 11:30AM
Jo Valentine

Baroness Jo Valentine: 'The future's creative'

The following is written by London First's CEO, Baroness Jo Valentine:

on Feb 20th 2015 at 11:19AM
Ex-Westlife star Markus Feehily signs with KLS

Ex-Westlife star Markus Feehily signs with KLS

Former Westlife singer Markus Feehily has signed a worldwide deal with Kobalt Label Services (KLS) for the release of his ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 20th 2015 at 11:15AM
Atlas Publishing

Van Halen ink global deal with Atlas Music Publishing

Eddie Van Halen and Alex Van Halen of legendary rock group Van Halen have signed an exclusive worldwide deal with ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 20th 2015 at 11:02AM

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Kravitz

Pandora pilots Artist Audio Messaging feature

Music streaming service Pandora has piloted a new feature which allows artists to send personalised messages to fans. 

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 20th 2015 at 10:45AM
ERA

ERA to launch manifesto for music, video and games markets

The UK’s entertainment retailers and digital services will publish a manifesto outlining a five-point plan to grow the music, video ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 20th 2015 at 10:43AM
30 Under 30

Music Week 30 Under 30: Last chance to enter

The deadline for entries for this year's 30 Under 30 is midnight tonight (Friday, February 20).

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 20th 2015 at 10:24AM
Global expands to US with 360 operation

Global expands to US with 360 operation Gated Content

Global has launched a US division, headed by former AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips.

on Feb 20th 2015 at 9:34AM

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Sennheiser launches competition for artists to win D1 mic sets

Sennheiser launches competition for artists to win D1 mic sets

Sennheiser is giving budding performers the chance to win sets of its new D1 digital microphone series as part of ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 19th 2015 at 4:19PM
ASCAP promotes Lummel to lead new office

ASCAP promotes Lummel to lead new office

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has promoted Lynne Lummel to executive vice president of its newly ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 19th 2015 at 3:33PM
Baz Luhrmann partners with RCA for Bazmark label

Baz Luhrmann partners with RCA for Bazmark label

Baz Luhrmann is partnering with Sony Music's RCA Records on a custom label, Bazmark, to release music from the director's film, ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 19th 2015 at 2:53PM
Blur return with new album, Hyde Park show

Blur return with new album, Hyde Park show

Blur have confirmed details of their comeback, with a new album and headlining show at British Summer Time Hyde Park ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 19th 2015 at 2:08PM

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Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ellie Goulding No.1, Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ellie Goulding No.1, Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 19th 2015 at 1:00PM
Disney Music Group inks first UK artist deal

Disney Music Group inks first UK artist deal Gated Content

Disney Music Group has secured its first long-term artist development partnership in the UK with London based, 21-year-old singer-songwriter ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 19th 2015 at 12:59PM
UK Music issues five-point manifesto

UK Music issues five-point manifesto Gated Content

UK Music has made the political, economical and legislative ingredients for a healthy domestic music business crystal clear for the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 19th 2015 at 12:35PM

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Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front cover of this week's issue of Music Week, UK Music issues a five-point manifesto for the next ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 19th 2015 at 11:26AM
Ellie Goulding breaks streaming world record

Ellie Goulding breaks streaming world record

Ellie Goulding's latest single, Love Me Like You Do, is officially the most streamed song ever in one week worldwide.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 19th 2015 at 11:05AM
NME Awards 2015 - all the winners

NME Awards 2015 - all the winners

Kasabian and Jamie T took home three wins each at the NME Awards last night, while Royal Blood won twice.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 19th 2015 at 10:42AM
Music Week Awards 2015 finalists revealed

Music Week Awards 2015 finalists revealed

The nominees for the Music Week Awards 2015 have been revealed, with potential winners from every corner of the UK ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 19th 2015 at 10:36AM
Lucian Grainge: 'Ad-funded streaming won't sustain the whole music business'

Lucian Grainge: 'Ad-funded streaming won't sustain the whole music business'

UMG chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge has spoken out in favour of paid subscriptions, saying that "ad-funded on-demand is ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 19th 2015 at 10:33AM
Foo Fighters to headline Glastonbury

Foo Fighters to headline Glastonbury

Foo Fighters have been officially confirmed as Pyramid Stage headliners for the Friday of this year's Glastonbury Festival.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 19th 2015 at 9:44AM
UMG signs deal with Vessel

UMG signs deal with Vessel

Universal Music Group has signed a deal with online video service Vessel.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 19th 2015 at 9:36AM
Radio playlist update: Capital FM

Radio playlist update: Capital FM Gated Content

The latest Capital FM playlist for the seven day period commencing February 20, 2015 has been revealed.  

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 19th 2015 at 9:25AM
Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1

Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1 Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 1 playlist for February 23-March 1, 2015 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 18th 2015 at 5:20PM