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Fairwood signs worldwide deal with Gemma Hayes

Fairwood signs worldwide deal with Gemma Hayes

Fairwood Music have signed a long term, global deal with Gemma Hayes.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 11th 2015 at 11:48AM
John Whittingdale new Culture Secretary in Cabinet reshuffle

John Whittingdale new Culture Secretary in Cabinet reshuffle

Sajid Javid has been promoted in a Cabinet reshuffle to Business Secretary, vacating his position as Culture Secretary after just ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 11th 2015 at 11:01AM
International Charts Analysis: Mumford & Sons top charts in Australia, Ireland and The Netherlands

International Charts Analysis: Mumford & Sons top charts in Australia, Ireland and The Netherlands Gated Content

With two hugely successful albums already under their belt, Mumford & Sons' eagerly-awaited third, Wilder Mind, is guaranteed a warm ...

by Alan Jones
on May 11th 2015 at 11:00AM

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PRS for Music revenues up 1% in 2014 to £664m

Combined PRS and MCPS royalty income hit £664.3 million in 2014 - up 1% year-on-year on a constant currency basis. ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on May 8th 2015 at 6:02PM
The Playlist: May 8, 2015

The Playlist: May 8, 2015

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

10 tracks featuring Titus Andronicus / Bear's Den / The Big Moon / Cavalry / Jones / Health / LCMDF /
Dooley

Dooley's (Digital) Diary - 08/05/15

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

on May 8th 2015 at 3:50PM
Armada Music launches management division

Armada Music launches management division

Armada Music has launched Chased Management, a new division within the Dutch record label.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 8th 2015 at 3:45PM

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Violent Soho sign to Easy Life Records

Violent Soho sign to Easy Life Records

Australian band Violent Soho have signed to new rock label Easy Life Records for the UK release of their album.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 8th 2015 at 3:14PM
The Great Escape sold out

The Great Escape sold out

Celebrating its 10th birthday next week, The Great Escape has now completely sold out across regular festival passes and delegate passes.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 8th 2015 at 3:02PM
Spotify posts €165m loss in FY2014 but revenues jump 45%

Spotify posts €165m loss in FY2014 but revenues jump 45%

Spotify's revenues topped €1 billion last year, despite an increase in operating losses.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 8th 2015 at 2:02PM
UK music industry looks to build with Conservative Government

UK music industry looks to build with Conservative Government

UK Music and the BPI are looking forward to furthing the music industry's cause with a majority Conservative Government over ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on May 8th 2015 at 1:54PM

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Today's iTunes UK Charts: Omi No.1, Wiz Khalifa No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Omi No.1, Wiz Khalifa No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 8th 2015 at 1:00PM
Live execs keeping close eye on PRS for Music tariff review

Live execs keeping close eye on PRS for Music tariff review

A number of key representatives and executives from across the UK’s festival, venue and hospitality communities have moved to highlight ...

on May 8th 2015 at 12:00PM
Rhapsody receives $10m in new loans - as losses widen to $8.9m in Q1 2015

Rhapsody receives $10m in new loans - as losses widen to $8.9m in Q1 2015

Streaming music service Rhapsody has received $10 million in new loans from RealNetworks, which owns 43% of the company, and ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 8th 2015 at 11:32AM
Talking Heads' David Byrne joins SoundExchange Board

Talking Heads' David Byrne joins SoundExchange Board

Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has joined the Board of Directors at SoundExchange.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 8th 2015 at 11:31AM

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Tinie Tempah to headline Why Not People's biggest show to date

Tinie Tempah to headline Why Not People's biggest show to date

Social enterprise Why Not People, which hosts live events for people with disabilities, is staging its biggest show to date, ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 8th 2015 at 11:30AM
Spotify

Spotify to launch short-form video service?

Spotify is said to be in talks with media companies to bring short video clips such as comedy skits to ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on May 8th 2015 at 11:29AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, May 8

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, May 8 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 8th 2015 at 11:00AM
'Unfair' streaming subscription accounting 'favours bigger players'

'Unfair' streaming subscription accounting 'favours bigger players'

Publishing and digital executives from MCPS, PRS for Music, Hospital Records and INgrooves aired a host of concerns about operating ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on May 8th 2015 at 10:12AM
Mark Ronson and Guy Moot reunited

Mark Ronson and Guy Moot reunited

Mark Ronson has been reunited with Sony/ATV boss Guy Moot having signed a neighbouring rights deal with the former EMI ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on May 8th 2015 at 10:08AM
Music Week Presents: Anavae

Music Week Presents: Anavae

Anavae are a two-piece rock outfit who write powerful lyric-led songs and create catchy rock hooks to accompany and bind ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on May 8th 2015 at 10:00AM
Sentric hires former BBC Radio 1 presenter Ally McCrae

Sentric hires former BBC Radio 1 presenter Ally McCrae

Independent online music publisher Sentric Music has made several recruitments, including former BBC Radio 1 presenter Ally McCrae.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 7th 2015 at 4:50PM
Una Tickets raises £1.1 million in private angel investment

Una Tickets raises £1.1 million in private angel investment

Una Tickets has raised £1.1 million in private angel investment to launch what it calls the UK’s first transparent end-to-end ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 7th 2015 at 4:21PM
Joss Stone signs three label services deals for new album

Joss Stone signs three label services deals for new album

Soul artist Joss Stone has inked deals with three different label services for the release of her seventh album, Water ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 7th 2015 at 3:57PM