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Apple embarks on $100m marketing campaign - report

Apple has launched a marketing campaign reportedly worth $100m with U2 central in plans to advertise its newly launched iPhone ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 10th 2014 at 2:14PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Calvin Harris No.1, Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Calvin Harris No.1, Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 10th 2014 at 1:00PM
Viacom

Viacom's £450m Channel 5 deal closed

Us media company Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) - owner of MTV amongst others - has completed its £450m acquisition ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 10th 2014 at 12:36PM
Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster acquires Belgian ticketing firm

Ticketmaster has acquire the Brussels-based Belgian ticketing company Sherpa.be. Sherpa will now join the Ticketmaster Belgium team, which launched ...

on Sep 10th 2014 at 11:27AM

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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 Sep 10th 2014 at 10:54AM
GuilFest goes into insolvency

GuilFest goes into insolvency

The company behind GuilFest has gone into insolvency, with some artists left unpaid.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 10th 2014 at 10:44AM
Warner creates global business development team

Warner creates global business development team

Warner Music Group has announced this week that all of its global business development functions are to be brought together ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 10th 2014 at 10:21AM
Damien Rice

Damien Rice to release new album

Singer/songwriter Damien Rice will release his first new material in eight years with third album My Favourite Faded Fantasy, out ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 10th 2014 at 10:14AM

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iPhone 6

Apple unveil iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

Apple has revealed the latest evolutions of its iPhone along with an Apple Watch, tipped as the tech company's "most ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 10th 2014 at 10:14AM
Simon Napier-Bell: 'I don't see an industry crisis'

Simon Napier-Bell: 'I don't see an industry crisis' Gated Content

Having managed iconic acts from The Yardbirds to Marc Bolan to Wham! as well as claiming a number of ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 10th 2014 at 10:06AM
Music Week Presents: Si Cranstoun

Music Week Presents: Si Cranstoun

Si Cranstoun is no stranger to the world of music. Back in the mid-noughties, he was part of a of ska-pop-doo-wop ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 10th 2014 at 10:00AM
U2

U2 release album for free on iTunes

U2 have released their thirteenth studio album Songs Of Innocence for free exclusively on iTunes.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 10th 2014 at 9:58AM

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Radio playlist update: 6Music

Radio playlist update: 6Music 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 Sep 10th 2014 at 9:40AM
SoundCloud defends its model

SoundCloud defends its model Gated Content

SoundCloud has fiercely defended its unlicensed streaming model, explaining that its journey to monetisation for creators was always part ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 9th 2014 at 2:46PM
Bob Geldof

Gold Badge Awards 2014 recipients announced

The 41st Gold Badge Awards, taking place on Tuesday, October 14, will see twelve names honoured, including Bob Geldof, Alison ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 9th 2014 at 2:36PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Calvin Harris No.1, Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Calvin Harris No.1, Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.2

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

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

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TuneCore opens Nashville office

TuneCore opens Nashville office

Digital music distribution and publishing company TuneCore has announced that it will open a Nashville office, with newly-hired Shelby Kennedy ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 9th 2014 at 10:24AM
Spotify launches video ads for brands

Spotify launches video ads for brands

Spotify’s marketing platform, Spotify for Brands, is launching two new video ad formats, Sponsored Sessions and Video Takeover.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 9th 2014 at 10:14AM
Fidji simo

Facebook's video views up 50% YoY

Growth in video views posted on Facebook are up 50% this year and, since June, daily views for videos are ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 9th 2014 at 10:03AM
Music Week Presents: In-Flight Safety

Music Week Presents: In-Flight Safety

Hailing from the Canadian coastal city of Halifax, Nova Scotia comes indie-rock band In-Flight Safety. They've been appearing at ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 9th 2014 at 10:00AM
Rihanna

Twitter launches 'buy' button

Twitter will start testing out a 'buy' button to direct music fans to merchandise and ticket websites from artist's posts.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 9th 2014 at 9:51AM
Meet the Class of 92 at the HMV Football Extravaganza

Meet the Class of 92 at the HMV Football Extravaganza

There are only a few tables left for this year’s HMV Football Extravaganza (in aid of Nordoff Robbins), which will ...

on Sep 9th 2014 at 9:47AM
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 September 8, 2014.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 9th 2014 at 9:32AM
JD

Jack Daniel's takes over Hoxton venue for new music campaign

Jack Daniel’s has launched a new music campaign titled Jack Rocks that will see the whiskey brand takeover Hoxton venue ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 9th 2014 at 9:27AM
Sarah Bridge

Sarah Bridge to oversee music supervision on new E4 drama

Independent music supervisor Sarah Bridge will oversee the music selection on E4’s upcoming British crime drama, Glue, which airs this ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 8th 2014 at 5:00PM