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U2's free iTunes album downloaded 2m times in 3 days after release

U2's free iTunes album downloaded 2m times in 3 days after release

The surprise U2 album, Songs Of Innocence, released via iTunes last week, had been downloaded more than two million times ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 15th 2014 at 3:45PM
Twin Atlantic: 'Radio 1 got us to the next level'

Twin Atlantic: 'Radio 1 got us to the next level' Gated Content

2014 has been a seriously big year for Twin Atlantic. Their third album, Great Divide, reached No.6 on the ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 15th 2014 at 3:38PM
Annie Lennox: 'I want people to treat me like they've never heard of me before'

Annie Lennox: 'I want people to treat me like they've never heard of me before' Gated Content

Annie Lennox is a woman who does what she wants. And why shouldn’t she, considering the wealth of material ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 15th 2014 at 3:34PM
This Is All Yours

New Alt-J album lands on Spotify a week before general release

Alt-J’s second LP, This Is All Yours, is now available to stream on Spotify – a week before its wider ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 15th 2014 at 3:28PM

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Universal Music does global deal with Screenburn Media for long-form video campaigns

Video-on-demand Facebook platform Screenburn Media has signed a global deal with Universal Music Group.

Screenburn is a white label app ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 15th 2014 at 2:57PM
iPhone 6

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders topped 4m in 24 hours

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sold 4 million in the first 24 hours of their pre-order window after ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 15th 2014 at 2:26PM
Music Week Presents: Kris James (in association with Astar Studios)

Music Week Presents: Kris James (in association with Astar Studios)

Piano man Kris James is a naturally gifted and multi-talented singer-songwriter from the picturesque village of Hampton-in-Arden, near Birmingham, UK. ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 15th 2014 at 1:09PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Sigma No.1, Professor Green No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Sigma No.1, Professor Green No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 15th 2014 at 1:00PM

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BitTorrent releases pitch to recruit more partners

BitTorrent releases pitch to recruit more partners

BitTorrent has made fresh efforts to entice more artists to use its Bundle service, listing success stories including Madonna and ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 15th 2014 at 11:17AM
Jason Feinberg leaves Epitaph for Pandora

Jason Feinberg leaves Epitaph for Pandora

Jason Feinberg, VP of digital strategy at Epitaph Records, is leaving his role at the record label for a newly ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 15th 2014 at 11:09AM
SFX

SFX acquires Brazilian agency and promoter Plus Talent

SFX has acquired Brazilian talent agency, promoter and event producer, Plus Talent.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 15th 2014 at 11:02AM

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Ja Ja Ja Festival

Ja Ja Ja Festival returns to London in November

Nordic music event Ja Ja Ja Festival is returning to London for its second year from November 13 - 15, ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 15th 2014 at 10:09AM
The Playlist, September 12, 2014

The Playlist, September 12, 2014

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

10 tracks featuring Gengahr / Avec Sans / SBTRKT / Alexia Coley / Damien Rice / Greylag / Hannah Lou Clark /
International charts analysis: Royal Blood go global

International charts analysis: Royal Blood go global Gated Content

Their initial impact on the international scene second only to Sam Smith among new British acts in 2014, Sussex duo ...

by Alan Jones
on Sep 12th 2014 at 1:56PM
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 12th 2014 at 1:00PM

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Tim Rice

Tim Rice wins special BMI Award Gated Content

Internationally-celebrated lyricist Sir Tim Rice will be named a BMI Icon at the annual BMI London Awards on Monday, ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 12th 2014 at 10:59AM
Jack Melhuish

Jack Melhuish joins Universal Music's Polydor Gated Content

The marketing director of Atlantic Records UK, Jack Melhuish, has joined Polydor.

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 12th 2014 at 10:49AM
Festicket raises $2.7m in funding

Festicket raises $2.7m in funding

UK-based festival travel booking site Festicket has closed a $2.7 million Series A round of funding.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 12th 2014 at 10:24AM
U2

U2 retail album campaign revealed

Universal Music Group is giving retailers a deluxe package of U2's new album Songs Of Innocence with extra songs and ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 12th 2014 at 9:49AM
Eventjoy

Ticketmaster acquires DIY ticketing platform Eventjoy

Ticketmaster has acquired Eventjoy - a free event management platform that allows promoters to sell tickets online, create mobile event ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 12th 2014 at 9:33AM
BMG

Pandora strikes direct US licensing deal with BMG

Pandora has signed a multi-year agreement for a US license that covers BMG's complete BMI and ASCAP catalogue of musical ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 11th 2014 at 4:30PM
Music Futures

Music Futures

Nov 6th 2014 at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Music Futures has established itself as one of the UK’s leading music industry conferences, providing a platform to discover the latest developments, with the leading lights in the business sharing ...

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Northern Music Company: 'Americans think we're all in London anyway'

Northern Music Company: 'Americans think we're all in London anyway' Gated Content

Despite the global nature of the music industry in a digital world, the UK business is still incredibly London-centric. Even ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 11th 2014 at 2:53PM
DawBell: 'The definition of PR is changing by the day'

DawBell: 'The definition of PR is changing by the day' Gated Content

Back in 2008, Richard Dawes and Stuart Bell were doing rather nicely in their respective careers. Dawes was head ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 11th 2014 at 2:35PM