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Closure of pirate sites not effective - report

The Shutting down of pirate sites is counterproductive, according to recent research carried out by the European Commission’s Joint Research ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 18th 2015 at 11:18AM
Lorde

Lorde splits with manager - report

Lorde has split from her longtime manager Scott Maclachlan, reports the New Zealand Herald.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 18th 2015 at 11:04AM
HMV

HMV to trade online for first time since 2013 collapse

HMV is to launch a new website within weeks in the latest stage of the retailer’s revival, reports the Sunday ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 18th 2015 at 10:41AM
TGE

'Everyone thinking they're an A&R man can be a nightmare'

Producer Cameron Blackstone said that an artist shouldn’t let anyone other than their dedicated A&R team get involved in the ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 18th 2015 at 10:29AM

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BBMA

Billboard Music Awards: All the winners

The 2015 Billboard Music Awards took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 17.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 18th 2015 at 9:49AM
The Playlist: May 15, 2015

The Playlist: May 15, 2015

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

10 tracks featuring Sleaford Mods / Foxtrott / Vangoffey / Years & Years / Royce Wood Junior / Ducktails / Izzy Bizu /
Dooley

Dooley's (Digital) Diary - 15/05/15

The legendary industry insider goes behind the headlines and under the table to bring you all the dirt worth dishing. ...

on May 15th 2015 at 3:55PM
Spotify

Spotify debunks three-month freemium reports

Spotify has debunked claims that it is about to limit its free, ad-supported access to just three months.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on May 15th 2015 at 3:47PM

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Phil Collins

Warner signs global catalogue deal with Phil Collins

Warner Music Group has signed a global catalogue deal with Phil Collins. It marks the first time Collins’ catalogue of ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on May 15th 2015 at 3:29PM
Dyball: 'There's not enough ad revenue in the world for every digital service'

Dyball: 'There's not enough ad revenue in the world for every digital service'

MCPS/IMPEL CEO Jane Dyball has defended advance payments from digital services and refuted the concept of a 'digital pie' to ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 15th 2015 at 2:14PM
Label Servvices

Spinnup's Glen Cooper: 'A&R instinct is wonderful, but data is very powerful'

Spinnup and Island Records’ Glen Cooper spoke of the importance of using data for A&R decisions at The Great Escape ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 15th 2015 at 2:11PM
BMI

BMI beats Pandora in licensing rate court battle

BMI has emerged victorious in a court battle with Pandora of the amount the internet radio service must pay in ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on May 15th 2015 at 2:07PM

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Attitude Is Everything

Deaf and disabled live attendance up 70% in UK, worth estimated £5.4m

Attitude Is Everything has revealed a dramatic rise in the number of Deaf and disabled fans attending live music ...
Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on May 15th 2015 at 11:36AM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, May 15 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on May 15th 2015 at 11:04AM
Grooveshark

Rogue Grooveshark reviver: 'You will not stop us'

Less than a week after Grooveshark was shut down due to legal action brought against its operators for copyright infringement, ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 15th 2015 at 10:46AM
Paul Williams

ASCAP rallies troops in 'fight for fairness' Gated Content

ASCAP has got an army of songwriters with marching orders. Size: Around 525,000 songwriters and composers. Target: Washington, DC. Mission: ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on May 15th 2015 at 10:44AM

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BB King

Blues legend BB King dies, aged 89

Legendary blues guitarist BB King has died aged 89 in a Las Vegas hospital following on-going diabetes-related health problems.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 15th 2015 at 10:27AM
Will Young

Will Young: I resented my Pop Idol link to begin with

Will Young is “an all rounder, a blinder” says his new record label boss, Island president Darcus Beese. The singer’s ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on May 15th 2015 at 10:19AM
Sarah Boorman

Sarah Boorman named GM at Universal Music TV

Sarah Boorman has been appointed general manager of Universal Music TV.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on May 15th 2015 at 10:08AM
Wenham

AIM and BBC celebrate 'beyond commercial' partnership

AIM is celebrating the one year anniversary of its licensing deal with the BBC, which has seen the body’s members ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on May 15th 2015 at 10:03AM
Music Week Presents: Garden City Movement

Music Week Presents: Garden City Movement

Garden City Movement are an electronic indie-pop trio-galore who resonate on the electonica music scene from their hometown in Tel ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on May 15th 2015 at 10:00AM
Arthur Fogel declares U2 ticket sales 'a home run' as arena strategy pays off

Arthur Fogel declares U2 ticket sales 'a home run' as arena strategy pays off

Live Nation global touring chief Arthur Fogel has discussed the challenges of producing tours by Madonna and U2 in the ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 15th 2015 at 9:55AM
Jack Daniel's takes Jack Rocks emerging music initiative to festivals

Jack Daniel's takes Jack Rocks emerging music initiative to festivals

Jack Daniel’s has teamed up with a number of UK festivals to host a series of stages under its Jack ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 15th 2015 at 9:53AM
Lohan Presencer

Lohan Presencer: Subscription model only favours 'the three biggest players in the game'

Known for not shying away from expressing his views about the on-going freemium debate, Ministry of Sound CEO Lohan Presencer ...

by MURRAY STASSEN
on May 14th 2015 at 3:46PM
Raphael and Charrington: 'Everyone thinks A&R is about closing the deal. That's the easy bit'

Raphael and Charrington: 'Everyone thinks A&R is about closing the deal. That's the easy bit' Gated Content

Jo Charrington, EVP A&R at Captol Records UK, isn’t a ‘You okay, hun?’ kind of woman. And who knows exactly ...

by DAVE ROBERTS
on May 14th 2015 at 3:45PM