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Amazon acquires Twitch in $970m cash deal

Amazon has acquired live streaming video site Twitch in a $970 million all cash deal.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 26th 2014 at 12:25PM
MTV VMAs 2014 - all the winners

MTV VMAs 2014 - all the winners

Miley Cyrus took home the coveted Video Of The Year award at this year’s MTV VMAs with her hit Wrecking ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 26th 2014 at 11:53AM
Collabro

Collabro sell 48,749 units to top Albums Chart Gated Content

ALBUMS
Ed Sheeran’s eight week reign atop the album chart is over, with X slipping to number two (28,325 sales) ...

by Alan Jones
on Aug 26th 2014 at 11:09AM
Songl

Australian streaming service Songl to close

Australian streaming service Songl will close down on September 25, after less than two years in operation.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 26th 2014 at 10:42AM

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Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran, Jessie J and Mary J Blige added to iTunes Festival

Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Mary J Blige, Ben Howard and Tony Bennett are among the latest addition to the line-up ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 26th 2014 at 10:40AM
Records

Trade bodies split over global release day

The Department of Record Stores in the US has suggested that a global release day for new albums and singles  ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 26th 2014 at 10:26AM
Gracenote

Gracenote names new CEO

John Batter has been named as chief executive officer of Gracenote and executive vice president of parent company Tribune Media. ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 26th 2014 at 10:21AM
Game Music Connect

Nile Rodgers' video game soundtrack label partners with Game Music Connect

Sumthing Else Music Works the Nile Rodgers-founded label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks - has partnered with international ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 26th 2014 at 10:09AM

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Music Week Presents: Halcyon Hope

Music Week Presents: Halcyon Hope

Halcyon Hope are a rock quartet from Denmark who are picking up an array of UK radio support and were ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Aug 26th 2014 at 10:00AM
Warner/Chappell

Warner/Chappell extends deal with Brett James and Cornman Music

Warner/Chappell Music has extended its worldwide publishing agreement with Grammy award-winner and two-time ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year Brett ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 26th 2014 at 9:55AM
Denmark: Streaming soars to claim 63% of market

Denmark: Streaming soars to claim 63% of market

Digital revenues accounted for 82% of music companies' total turnover in Denmark in the first half of 2014, as total ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 26th 2014 at 8:40AM
Music Week Sync Awards: All the nominees

Music Week Sync Awards: All the nominees

The full list of nominees for the first ever Music Week Sync Awards has been announced, and you can check ...

on Aug 22nd 2014 at 4:36PM

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ReverbNation

Update: ReverbNation splits with merch company Audiolife

[This story originally had the headline 'ReverbNation splits with indie merch company Dizzyjam', ReverbNation has never had any business ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 4:20PM
Morrissey

Morrissey album pulled from iTunes

Morrissey’s ongoing spat with Universal’s Harvest imprint has escalated, resulting in his latest album, World Peace is None of Your ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 3:44PM
Henley Business School

Henley Business School secures MBA grants for SME applicants

Henley Business School has secured UK grants for SME owners to study on its MBA.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 12:06PM
PonoMusic second funding round raises $6m in one week

PonoMusic second funding round raises $6m in one week

Neil Young’s PonoMusic has raised over $6 million in one week of its second funding round

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 11:05AM

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Richie Hawtin to receive Outstanding Contribution gong at 2014 AIM Awards

Richie Hawtin to receive Outstanding Contribution gong at 2014 AIM Awards

DJ, producer and record label owner Richie Hawtin will be presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Music prize at the ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 11:03AM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, August 22 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 11:00AM
SoundExchange

SoundExchange royalty payments up 8% YoY in Q2 2014

SoundExchange’s payout to performing artists and record companies was up 8% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2014.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:24AM
Music Week Radar: New acts confirmed for September 4 event

Music Week Radar: New acts confirmed for September 4 event

Music Week's industry showcase RADAR will return on Thursday, September 4 - with a string of exciting new acts confirmed ...

on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:16AM
Music Week Presents: St Paul & The Broken Bones

Music Week Presents: St Paul & The Broken Bones

St. Paul & The Broken Bones are a soul septet who's explosive sound echoes from their home-town in Birmingham, Alabama ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 10:00AM
James Blake signs to Sony/ATV

James Blake signs to Sony/ATV

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed Mercury Prize-winning singer/songwriter James Blake to a worldwide co-publishing deal. The long-term agreement covers all ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 21st 2014 at 3:36PM
MTV launches festival in Helsinki

MTV launches festival in Helsinki

MTV has launched a new festival for up and coming artists, taking place at Circus Nightclub in Helsinki on September ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 21st 2014 at 12:05PM
Ticketmaster becomes official SECC partner

Ticketmaster becomes official SECC partner

The SECC group has signed up Ticketmaster as its official ticketing services supplier.  

Ticketmaster will serve as the official ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 21st 2014 at 11:20AM
Louis Vuitton invests $80m in K-Pop label

Louis Vuitton invests $80m in K-Pop label

Louis Vuitton’s private equity arm, LVMH, is to invest up to $80 million in South Korea's home of K-Pop, YG ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 21st 2014 at 10:35AM