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Martin Bandier: 'US streaming rates are unjustifiably below-market'

Sony/ATV boss Martin Bandier has used his artist's success at the Grammy nominations to highlight the "unjustifiably below-market royalty rates" ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 11th 2014 at 11:51AM
Communion: 'We are looking at going into new markets'

Communion: 'We are looking at going into new markets'

Communion co-founder Ben Lovett has confirmed that the live promotions, record label and publishing company is looking to expand into ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 11th 2014 at 11:33AM
BRITs Week 2015 launched in partnership with AEG and London First

BRITs Week 2015 launched in partnership with AEG and London First

The BPI has unveiled initial details about BRITs Week 2015, which is part of a joint, three-year partnership between the BPI, AEG ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 11th 2014 at 10:36AM

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Radio playlist update: Capital FM

Radio playlist update: Capital FM Gated Content

The latest Capital FM playlist for the week commencing December 12 2014 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 11th 2014 at 10:33AM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of the new issue of Music Week, former Sony boss Ged Doherty returns to the UK ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 11th 2014 at 9:38AM
Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1

Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1 Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 1 playlist for December 15-December 25 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 10th 2014 at 5:17PM
Darcus Beese: 'There's an indie mentality that's never left Island'

Darcus Beese: 'There's an indie mentality that's never left Island' Gated Content

If you want to get a taste of the reverence Chris Blackwell still commands within the London HQ of ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Dec 10th 2014 at 3:07PM

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The Wytches: 'It's a really cool time for guitar music'

The Wytches: 'It's a really cool time for guitar music' Gated Content

Co-produced by ex-Coral member Bill Ryder-Jones, The Wytches’ debut album, Annabel Dream Reader, was recorded in less than a ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 10th 2014 at 2:32PM
Rdio expands Roku partnership

Rdio expands Roku partnership

Rdio has expanded its partnership to make it easier for users at home to access its music streaming service.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 10th 2014 at 2:00PM
Nettwerk One Music acquires 50% of Ten Ten Music Group

Nettwerk One Music acquires 50% of Ten Ten Music Group

Nettwerk Music Group’s publishing division, Nettwerk One Music (NW1) has acquired 50% in publishing joint venture with Nashville-based independent publishing ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 10th 2014 at 1:20PM
Shazam

Shazam reveals host of updates

Shazam has updated its app to include uninterrupted listening for music fans, relaunched its website and for the first time ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 10th 2014 at 1:00PM

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Today's iTunes UK Charts: Mark Ronson No.1, Taylor Swift No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Mark Ronson No.1, Taylor Swift No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 10th 2014 at 1:00PM
Nic Jones

Nic Jones: 'Digital music licensing deals will not be renewed'

Vevo International EVP Nic Jones (pictured) has predicted a "massive, massive" change to the paid for music model ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 10th 2014 at 12:01PM
Women dominate YouTube's most watched videos in 2014

Women dominate YouTube's most watched videos in 2014

Eight of the top ten most watched music videos were women, with Katy Perry’s Dark Horse (Official) ft. Juicy J taking ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 10th 2014 at 11:09AM
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 Dec 10th 2014 at 10:58AM

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BBC Awards

BBC Music Awards to air in Denmark, Japan, Ireland and USA

The BBC Music Awards will be televised in Denmark, Japan and Ireland, as well as North America and the UK.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 10th 2014 at 10:53AM
Global invests in DAB digital radio expansion

Global invests in DAB digital radio expansion

Media and entertainment group Global has increased its capacity on the DAB digital radio D1 national multiplex and will be ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 10th 2014 at 10:33AM
SoundCloud

SoundCloud to raise $150m - report

SoundCloud could be headed for a $1.2bn valuation, if there's any truth in rumours of it looking to raise $150m ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 10th 2014 at 10:19AM
Midem launches Artist Accelerator programme for 2015

Midem launches Artist Accelerator programme for 2015

Midem has launched its inaugural Midem Artist Accelerator, designed to fast-track budding musical talent onto the global stage.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 10th 2014 at 10:06AM
The Pirate Bay taken down in Swedish police raid

The Pirate Bay taken down in Swedish police raid

Leading torrent site The Pirate Bay has been down since yesterday morning (Tuesday, December 9), with no signs of reappearing ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 10th 2014 at 9:55AM
Hozier named Spotify's 2014 Spotlight Breakout Star

Hozier named Spotify's 2014 Spotlight Breakout Star

Hozier has been announced as Spotify's Spotlight Breakout Star of 2014 as the streaming platform reveals the artists tipped for ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 10th 2014 at 9:47AM
Radio playlist update: 6 Music

Radio playlist update: 6 Music 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 Dec 9th 2014 at 5:42PM
Radio playlist update: Xfm

Radio playlist update: Xfm Gated Content

Xfm has revealed its new playlist and Records of the Week for the period commencing December 8, 2014.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 9th 2014 at 2:05PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Mark Ronson No.1, Fleur East No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Mark Ronson No.1, Fleur East No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 9th 2014 at 1:00PM