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Vevo searches for new CEO as Rio Caraeff announces departure - report

Vevo searches for new CEO as Rio Caraeff announces departure - report

Vevo founder, president and CEO Rio Caraeff will be leaving the company when his contract expires at the end of ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 17th 2014 at 12:07PM
Spotify to be integrated with Uber app?

Spotify to be integrated with Uber app?

San Francisco-based taxi-hailing tech company Uber and music streaming platform Spotify are entering a partnership that will allow Uber users ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 17th 2014 at 11:19AM
SFX Entertainment posts $2.8m net income in Q3 2014

SFX Entertainment posts $2.8m net income in Q3 2014

EDM promoter SFX Entertainment has posted its financial figures for Q3 2014, managing a net income of $2.8 million as ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 17th 2014 at 10:46AM
Wake Me Up Children In Need

Official Charts analysis: Wake Me Up returns to singles summit as Children In Need charity track Gated Content

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In a singles chart that celebrated its 62nd birthday last week, more than 30 songs have topped the chart ...

by Alan Jones
on Nov 17th 2014 at 10:21AM

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Music Week Presents: PowerDress

Music Week Presents: PowerDress

Lyrical sultress Penny Foster has a boasting portfolio of songwriting credits, including Lana Del Rey's 'National Anthem', Rui Da ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Nov 17th 2014 at 10:00AM
The Playlist, November 14th 2014

The Playlist, November 14th 2014

This week's best music from the UK industry's tastemakers.

10 tracks featuring Andreya Triana / Tanya Tagaq / Kindness / Sophie Jamieson / Pulled Apart By Horses / George Maple / Little Dragon /
Soundrop

Soundrop shuts down apps, focusing on marketing platform Show.co

Soundrop - the social and interactive 'listening room' music service - is closing down its apps as of December 31, ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Nov 14th 2014 at 10:39AM
Bertelsmann reports revenue increase in first nine months of 2014

Bertelsmann reports revenue increase in first nine months of 2014

German media group Bertelsmann reported this week that revenues increased 4.3 percent to 11.82 billion euros in the first nine ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 14th 2014 at 10:27AM

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Warner acquires Gold Typhoon Group, partners with Tencent Holdings in China

Warner acquires Gold Typhoon Group, partners with Tencent Holdings in China

Warner Music Group has finalised its acquisition of Gold Typhoon Group, the Chinese entertainment company and record label with a ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 14th 2014 at 10:04AM
Music Week Presents: Morning Smoke [Single Premiere]

Music Week Presents: Morning Smoke [Single Premiere]

Morning Smoke are a Brighton-bred quartet who generate a post-punk and psych rock motif of music. They've captured the alternative ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Nov 14th 2014 at 10:00AM
Eric

'SoundCloud is not dependent on a full catalogue'

SoundCloud co-founder Eric Wahlforss (pictured) has said that the platform is "not dependent on a full catalogue" of ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Nov 14th 2014 at 9:59AM
Vick Bain

BASCA supports fight for better publishing royalties from digital services

The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) has joined in the debate over remuneration from streaming, asking for ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Nov 13th 2014 at 4:06PM

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Martin Bandier to be honoured with President's Merit Award at Pre-Grammy Gala

Martin Bandier to be honoured with President's Merit Award at Pre-Grammy Gala

Sony/ATV Music Publishing chairman and CEO Martin Bandier will be honoured at the 2015 Grammys Salute To Industry Icons ceremony ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 13th 2014 at 3:11PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: One Direction No.1, Gareth Malone's All Star Choir No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: One Direction No.1, Gareth Malone's All Star Choir No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 13th 2014 at 1:00PM
Superfood: 'Infectious have now got more resources to push us with'

Superfood: 'Infectious have now got more resources to push us with' Gated Content

Depressingly, Birmingham’s newest export will soon be a Midlands band no more. Singer and guitarist Dominic Ganderton admits that ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 13th 2014 at 12:33PM
The Defiled: 'The music industry weeds out people who aren't in it for the right reasons'

The Defiled: 'The music industry weeds out people who aren't in it for the right reasons' Gated Content

London-based metal band The Defiled have had a phenomenal rise to fame since forming in 2005. The band’s debut ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 13th 2014 at 12:23PM

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Cheryl: 'Why would anyone pretend to cry on TV?'

Cheryl: 'Why would anyone pretend to cry on TV?' Gated Content

It’s been 12 years since Cheryl Fernandez-Versini first began her career as a contestant on 2002’s ITV talent show ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Nov 13th 2014 at 12:15PM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of the new issue of Music Week, we celebrate some of the most influential women working ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 13th 2014 at 10:10AM
UK Festival Awards shortlist revealed

UK Festival Awards shortlist revealed

The finalists for this year’s UK Festival Awards have been revealed as decided by the British festival-going public.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 13th 2014 at 10:03AM
Swift

Borchetta: 'Taylor Swift earned less than $500,000 from Spotify this year'

The war between Spotify and Taylor Swift is raging on as label boss Scott Borchetta reveals the star earned less ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Nov 13th 2014 at 9:55AM
VICE and Live Nation to launch live music platform in 2015

VICE and Live Nation to launch live music platform in 2015

Live Nation Entertainment and VICE Media have partnered to develop and launch a new live music platform for mobile, web ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 13th 2014 at 9:52AM
Azoff

Irving Azoff demands higher royalties for songwriters from YouTube

Music mogul Irving Azoff has damned YouTube's recently launched video streaming service, threatening to remove music by the artists he ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Nov 13th 2014 at 9:34AM
Fourth round of Music Export Growth Scheme results announced

Fourth round of Music Export Growth Scheme results announced

The BPI and UKTI have announced the next recipients of Government funding through the Music Export Growth Scheme.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 13th 2014 at 9:26AM
YouTube

YouTube launches video streaming subscription service

YouTube is finally ready to launch its long-rumoured video streaming subscription service with all the major labels and "hundreds of ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Nov 12th 2014 at 6:00PM
PRS for Music announces new appointments

PRS for Music announces new appointments

PRS for Music, which represents over 100,000 songwriters, composers and publishers, has confirmed the appointment of its new commercial director, ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 12th 2014 at 5:14PM