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Rdio to upgrade entire catalogue to AAC format

Rdio is to upgrade its entire music library to the higher quality AAC audio format.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 17th 2014 at 11:14AM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, October 17 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 17th 2014 at 11:00AM
PonoPlayer

Pono Music player and streaming service revealed

Neil Young's Pono Music now has a high-resolution digital music player, Ponoplayer, and music download service.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Oct 17th 2014 at 10:51AM
Playlists.net

Playlists.net acquired by Warner's WEA

Playlist sharing site Playlists.net has been acquired by Warner Music Group’s WEA.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Oct 17th 2014 at 10:49AM

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The Orchard

The Orchard inks worldwide distribution deal with French label Naïve

Naïve and The Orchard have inked a worldwide digital distribution agreement, excluding France.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 17th 2014 at 10:20AM
Music Week industry networking event - Early Bird ticket deal ends next week

Music Week industry networking event - Early Bird ticket deal ends next week

Early Bird tickets are running out for Music Week's Evening Sessions networking night in London later this month.

The executives ...

on Oct 17th 2014 at 10:15AM
Music Week Presents: Prosperina

Music Week Presents: Prosperina

South Wales-bred 3-piece Prosperina are a breed of metal that enfuses bedrock riffs with melodic hooks and an idiosyncratic approach. ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Oct 17th 2014 at 10:00AM
Tina Arena

Tina Arena to release Reset LP in UK next month through Decca

Tina Arena will release her Reset album in the UK via Decca on November 3.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 16th 2014 at 4:48PM

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Imagem

Imagem and PRMD Publishing form JV

Imagem Music had formed a joint venture and struck a global administration deal with PRMD Publishing.

The alliance will focus ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 16th 2014 at 3:59PM
Ed Foster

Kobalt appoints Ed Foster as Brand and Sync Manager

Kobalt Music Group has appointed Ed Foster as brand and synchronisation manager.
 
Reporting to Michelle Stoddart; SVP, global creative ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 16th 2014 at 3:45PM
Jim Mahoney

Merlin to open New York office, Jim Mahoney to take US GM role

Merlin has appointed Jim Mahoney as its US general manager and will open a New York office in November.
 
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Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 16th 2014 at 3:36PM
Matt Bates

Matt Bates joins Primary Talent International Board

Matt Bates has joined Primary Talent International’s Board of Directors.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 16th 2014 at 3:12PM

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Music Kickup: 'Artists are constantly fooled by the lure of simple turn-key solutions'

Music Kickup: 'Artists are constantly fooled by the lure of simple turn-key solutions' Gated Content

Since launching in 2011, Music Kickup has become a popular name amongst DIY artists for being a completely cost-free ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Oct 16th 2014 at 2:51PM
Full Time Hobby: 'It's not the record label that's getting the lion's share now'

Full Time Hobby: 'It's not the record label that's getting the lion's share now' Gated Content

Ten years in the music business is an occasion worth celebrating. There have been a frightening number of music ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Oct 16th 2014 at 2:30PM
Johnny Marr

6 Music's Live At Maida Vale gets half a million Red Button views in first week

6 Music has seen “strong initial figures” for 2014’s Live At Maida Vale Red Button shows – with the service ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 16th 2014 at 2:13PM
Fairwood Music signs deal with Right Said Fred

Fairwood Music signs deal with Right Said Fred

Independent publishers Fairwood Music have signed Right Said Fred for a worldwide publishing agreement.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 16th 2014 at 2:06PM

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

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Meghan Trainor 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 Oct 16th 2014 at 1:00PM
Radio playlist update: Capital FM

Radio playlist update: Capital FM Gated Content

The latest Capital FM playlist for the week commencing October 17, 2014 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 16th 2014 at 12:30PM
Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1

Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1 Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 1 playlist for October 20-October 26 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 16th 2014 at 12:23PM
Inflyte

Former BBC presenter launches promo delivery platform for music companies and tastemakers

Belfast based music and technology company Inflyte has launched a new mobile platform that allows music companies and PR firms ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 16th 2014 at 11:59AM
Dancing Jesus pirate pleads guilty in BPI-led copyright infringement trial

Dancing Jesus pirate pleads guilty in BPI-led copyright infringement trial

Following news that the BPI was taking a case to criminal trial involving the Dancing Jesus forum this month, ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 16th 2014 at 11:03AM
Sony/ATV signs All About That Bass songwriter

Sony/ATV signs All About That Bass songwriter

Sony/ATV has signed Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Kevin Kadish in a worldwide deal.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 16th 2014 at 11:00AM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of the new issue of Music Week, MAMA co-founder Dean James returns to the UK music ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 16th 2014 at 10:51AM
iHeartMedia

iHeartMedia appoints Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

iHeartMedia has hired Gayle Troberman executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 16th 2014 at 10:47AM
Music Week Presents: The Rhetoriks

Music Week Presents: The Rhetoriks

The Rhetoriks are a dynamic duo made up of Scottish based songstress Elle Mariachi and London-born rapper J Active. They ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Oct 16th 2014 at 10:00AM