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Swift's 1989 LP debuts at No.1 in the US with biggest sales week since 2002

Taylor Swift’s latest album, 1989, has debuted at No.1 in the US – as well as claiming the largest sales ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 5th 2014 at 12:11PM
Spotify revenues overtake iTunes for Kobalt clients in Europe

Spotify revenues overtake iTunes for Kobalt clients in Europe

Kobalt writers’ European earnings from Spotify have overtaken those from iTunes.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 5th 2014 at 11:27AM
Official ARIA Singles Chart to add streaming

Official ARIA Singles Chart to add streaming

The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) will include audio streams in its Official ARIA Singles Chart from November 24.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 5th 2014 at 11:12AM
Ed Sheeran to launch Warner imprint

Ed Sheeran to launch Warner imprint

Ed Sheeran is set to start his own label under the Warner umbrella, with his first signing already in mind.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 5th 2014 at 10:55AM

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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 Nov 5th 2014 at 10:43AM
Music Week Presents: Antemasque

Music Week Presents: Antemasque

Antemasque are an American progressive rock band that formed in early 2014 with a line-up that sends rock fans soaring. ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Nov 5th 2014 at 10:00AM
ASCAP's Paul Williams to deliver keynote interview at Midem 2015

ASCAP's Paul Williams to deliver keynote interview at Midem 2015

Paul Williams, composer and songwriter, president and chairman of the Board of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 5th 2014 at 9:59AM
Chris White

Former Music Week journalist Chris White dies, aged 61

Music industry journalist and former Music Week writer Chris White has died, aged 61.

Born in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, White ...

on Nov 5th 2014 at 9:58AM

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SoundCloud

Warner Music Group strikes licensing deal with SoundCloud

Warner Music Group is the first major music company to forge a partnership with SoundCloud.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 5th 2014 at 7:47AM
Radio playlist update: 6 Music

Radio playlist update: 6 Music 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 Nov 4th 2014 at 5:58PM
Muso

Muso forms anti-piracy partnership with FATdrop

Anti-piracy company Muso has formed a partnership with digital promo platform FATdrop.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 4th 2014 at 3:38PM
George Ergatoudis

Radio 1 and 1Xtra's George Ergatoudis to be honoured at Musexpo 2015

Head of music at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, George Ergatoudis, will be honoured by the international music industry at ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 4th 2014 at 2:04PM

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Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ed Sheeran No.1, Cheryl No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ed Sheeran No.1, Cheryl No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 4th 2014 at 1:00PM
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 November 3, 2014.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 4th 2014 at 12:08PM
ILMC launches bursary for young professionals and start-ups

ILMC launches bursary for young professionals and start-ups

The International Live Music Conference (ILMC) has launched an annual bursary scheme for young professionals and start-up companies. Supported by ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 4th 2014 at 11:34AM
Sony Corp. reports $1.2bn quarterly net loss

Sony Corp. reports $1.2bn quarterly net loss

Electronics giant Sony made a net loss of $1.2bn for the quarter ending September 30, according to its latest set ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 4th 2014 at 11:27AM

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BMG acquires Union Square Music

BMG acquires Union Square Music

BMG has acquired independent UK record company Union Square Music and its sister music publishing businesses Union Square Music Publishing ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Nov 4th 2014 at 10:37AM
TeamRock launches online subscription service

TeamRock launches online subscription service

TeamRock, the publisher behind Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog magazines, has this week launched an online subscription model, TeamRock+.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 4th 2014 at 10:26AM
Music Week Presents: Run River North

Music Week Presents: Run River North

Run River North are a sextet of twenty-somethings who are of Korean-American descent and are based in Southern California. The ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Nov 4th 2014 at 10:00AM
Warner launches music prize to support young classical talent

Warner launches music prize to support young classical talent

Warner Music Group has created the Warner Music Prize, to support classical musicians aged 18-35 who show talent and promise.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 4th 2014 at 9:25AM
Music royalties from video games 'are not what they should be'

Music royalties from video games 'are not what they should be'

There’s still some way to go before the income artists get from sync deals in video games reaches an acceptable ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 3rd 2014 at 5:30PM
Culture Club

Culture Club to release first studio LP in 15 years via Kobalt Label Services

Shortly after reuniting for their first live show in over 12 years, at Heaven in London, the reformed Culture Club ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 3rd 2014 at 4:45PM
Music Week ChartPack

New Music Week ChartPack available now

Today's Music Week ChartPack is now available to read online or download - featuring the latest weekly Official Singles and ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 3rd 2014 at 3:48PM
Spotify

Taylor Swift removes catalogue from Spotify, platform says: 'We hope she'll change her mind'

Spotify has released a statement on Taylor Swift’s recent decision to remove her music from the streaming service.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 3rd 2014 at 2:31PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Cheryl No.1, Ed Sheeran No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Cheryl No.1, Ed Sheeran No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 3rd 2014 at 1:00PM