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Editorial: The gender tides are turning

Editorial: The gender tides are turning Gated Content

This year’s 30 Under 30 was a nightmare to finalise.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 20th 2015 at 2:00PM
Ticketmaster Resale MD: 'Secondary ticketing regulation does not work'

Ticketmaster Resale MD: 'Secondary ticketing regulation does not work'

Ticketmaster Resale International MD Christoph Homann has encouraged the live entertainment business to embrace the secondary ticketing sector, arguing that ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 20th 2015 at 1:30PM
Welcome to Music Week Live

Welcome to Music Week Live

Today sees the launch of Music Week Live - a free weekly newsletter covering key live industry developments. 

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 20th 2015 at 1:09PM
Leicester Music Festival organiser goes into liquidation

Leicester Music Festival organiser goes into liquidation

The company behind last year’s Leicester Music Festival has gone into voluntary liquidation.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 20th 2015 at 1:00PM

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Today's iTunes UK Charts: Sam Smith No.1, Years & Years No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Sam Smith No.1, Years & Years No.2

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

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 20th 2015 at 1:00PM
Deezer Elite rolls out to 150 countries

Deezer Elite rolls out to 150 countries

Deezer Elite is now available on Sonos in more than 150 countries as the service expands.

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 20th 2015 at 11:59AM
Manchester's The Roadhouse to close

Manchester's The Roadhouse to close

The Roadhouse in Manchester is to close down at the end of May, it has been announced.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 20th 2015 at 11:28AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, March 20

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, March 20

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 20th 2015 at 11:00AM

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Warner 'oversubscribed' by more than 140 indie bids

Warner 'oversubscribed' by more than 140 indie bids

More than 140 independent businesses have bid for Warner’s assets from its buyout of Parlophone Music Group, leaving the ...

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 20th 2015 at 10:50AM
Universal 'close to settlement' in royalties dispute

Universal 'close to settlement' in royalties dispute

Universal Music Group (UMG) is close to settling claims that it cheated artists out of royalties from digital downloads.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 20th 2015 at 10:30AM
Pharrell

Pharrell Williams: Blurred Lines verdict 'handicaps creators'

The Blurred Lines verdict "handicaps any creator out there who is making something that might be inspired by something else,” ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 20th 2015 at 10:17AM
Musicraiser

Musicraiser lands in UK and US

Italian music crowdfunding specialist, Musicraiser, has expanded its operations into the UK and US markets, opening offices in London and ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 20th 2015 at 9:57AM

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Amy

Amy Winehouse documentary to arrive in cinemas on July 3

An Amy Winehouse documentary will arrive in UK cinemas on July 3, telling the story of the late singer/songwriter "in ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 20th 2015 at 9:13AM
Morrish

Jonathan Morrish takes on consultancy role at PRS for Music

PRS for Music has hired PR veteran Jonathan Morrish (pictured) in a consultancy role at the company.   

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 20th 2015 at 8:47AM
Deadmau5 and The Weeknd to headline new Canadian festival

Deadmau5 and The Weeknd to headline new Canadian festival

Full details have been announced for the first edition of FVDED in the Park, a two-day, 22,000-capacity festival set for ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 19th 2015 at 4:33PM
ED

BBC Radio 1 to dramatically decrease coverage of live music events

The number of live music sessions broadcast on BBC Radio 1 is to dramatically reduce as part of the BBC ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 19th 2015 at 3:48PM

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Live Nation's Michael Rapino: 'Artists are the best brand managers'

Live Nation's Michael Rapino: 'Artists are the best brand managers'

Live Nation president and CEO Michael Rapino has said rock stars are "the best brand managers in the world" in ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 19th 2015 at 2:23PM
Abbey Road launches educational institute

Abbey Road launches educational institute

Abbey Road Studios has announced the launch of Abbey Road Institute, an international initiative offering a 12 month advanced diploma in music ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 19th 2015 at 2:04PM
Adele's 21 best-selling album in UK this millennium

Adele's 21 best-selling album in UK this millennium

Adele's 21 is the biggest album of the millennium in the UK so far, selling more than any other record.

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 19th 2015 at 1:54PM
Matt Rennie

Box: 'TV is still the biggest media outlet for music videos' Gated Content

Box Plus Network MD Matt Rennie (pictured) has pushed back against claims that there isn’t enough music on ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 19th 2015 at 1:02PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Sam Smith No.1, Years & Years No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Sam Smith No.1, Years & Years No.2

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

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 19th 2015 at 1:00PM
Radio playlist update: Capital FM

Radio playlist update: Capital FM Gated Content

The latest Capital FM playlist for the seven day period commencing March 20, 2015 has been revealed.  

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 19th 2015 at 12:49PM
Bobby Simms: The super fan is the future of our business

Bobby Simms: The super fan is the future of our business Gated Content

The following piece is written by Popshop founder and CEO Bobby Simms:


on Mar 19th 2015 at 12:17PM
Blurred Lines

T.I. and labels also liable in Blurred Lines trial says Gaye family

Although a verdict was reached in the Blurred Lines trial last week, the story is far from over, as lawyers ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 19th 2015 at 11:50AM
Music Week's 30 Under 30: This year's list revealed

Music Week's 30 Under 30: This year's list revealed

With more than 300 nominations from the wider industry this year, Music Week can today reveal its annual 30 Under ...

on Mar 19th 2015 at 11:00AM