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More physical stores sell music than ever before

The number of physical stores selling music in the UK reached an all-time high in 2014, according to new figures ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 24th 2015 at 7:04AM
Taylor Swift named IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2014

Taylor Swift named IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2014

Taylor Swift has been named the world's most successful act of 2014 by global music organisation IFPI.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 5:08PM
Antitrust lawsuit against Live Nation dismissed

Antitrust lawsuit against Live Nation dismissed

A federal court has ruled in favour of Live Nation Entertainment in an antitrust lawsuit filed in 2009 by It's ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 4:38PM
Ariana

Minder Music settles copyright dispute with Ariana Grande

Minder Music has settled it’s copyright infringement action against Ariana Grande and others.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 4:21PM

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Ed Sheeran

Sheeran, Smith and Ezra competing for No.1 spot in first Albums Chart to include streams

Streaming data is being compiled for inclusion in the Official UK Albums Chart for the first time this week, with ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 4:09PM
Steve Barnett

Capitol's Steve Barnett: 'We want to be the best label in America'

Following Capitol’s 13 Grammy wins (four of which went to Sam Smith), chairman and CEO Steve Barnett says the ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 1:47PM
Clean Bandit partner with Microsoft Lumia and Rightster

Clean Bandit partner with Microsoft Lumia and Rightster

Clean Bandit have selected the winner of a competition which invited YouTube vloggers to submit their own music video to ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 11:54AM
The O2

The O2 triumphs at Pollstar Awards

The O2 in London has won the Pollstar International Venue of the Year Award for an eighth successive year.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 11:36AM

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Sony

Sony linked with LA office move

Sony Music is moving across Los Angeles to the Sony Pictures Studios lot in the next two years, according to ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 11:04AM
Oscars

Common and John Legend win Best Song Oscar for Glory

Common and John Legend (Lonnie Lynn and John Stephens) won the Best Song award for Glory at last night’s Oscars ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 10:55AM
Pandora

Pandora creates division to work with labels and artist managers

Pandora has created a division to work with labels and artist managers as it bids to repair its relationships in ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 10:04AM

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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 20th 2015 at 1:00PM
Poll: Should NME ditch its cover price?

Poll: Should NME ditch its cover price?

With the recent rumours and shopkeeper sources, plus the latest ABC figures of physical music magazines in general, we ask ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 20th 2015 at 12:56PM
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Tidal partners with by:Larm

TIDAL has been revealed as one of by:Larm’s main partners. The festival’s main stage in the big tent at Youngstorget ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 20th 2015 at 12:04PM
The Official Charts Company

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

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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
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
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