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The Playlist, October 17th 2014

The Playlist, October 17th 2014

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

10 tracks featuring Viet Cong / Marina & The Diamonds / Hyde & Beast / Marika Hackman / Dan Mangan / Laurel / Summer Ghost /
Platform Festival

Live Nation partners with Channel 4 and Box TV for new festival and TV series

Live Nation has partnered with Channel 4 and Box TV for a new festival and TV series.

Platform Festival will ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 17th 2014 at 2:56PM
The Agency Group

MN2S' Ben Kouijzer joins The Agency Group

Ben Kouijzer has joined The Agency Group as a live agent in the London office, expanding the company’s roster of ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 17th 2014 at 2:18PM
The Agency Group

The Agency Group opens new casino division, names Seth Shomes as head

The Agency Group has appointed casino entertainment pioneer Seth Shomes to develop and operate its newly created casino division.  

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 17th 2014 at 2:10PM

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Abi Leland: 'Sync will only continue to develop and grow'

Abi Leland: 'Sync will only continue to develop and grow' Gated Content

When your first project as a music supervisor (at the tender age of 21!) involves working with Elton John, ...

by DAVE ROBERTS
on Oct 17th 2014 at 2:01PM
Vinyl on track to pass 1m sales in 2014

Vinyl on track to pass 1m sales in 2014

Vinyl sales are set to cross the 1 million threshold for the first time in nearly 20 years, according to ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 17th 2014 at 1:57PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Meghan Trainor No.1, Ed Sheeran No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Meghan Trainor 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 Oct 17th 2014 at 1:00PM
SoundCloud partners with Twitter for audio integration

SoundCloud partners with Twitter for audio integration

SoundCloud has partnered with Twitter to launch a new kind of audio card on the social network, enabling users to ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 17th 2014 at 11:16AM

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Rdio

Rdio to upgrade entire catalogue to AAC format

Rdio is to upgrade its entire music library to the higher quality AAC audio format.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 17th 2014 at 11:14AM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, October 17 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 17th 2014 at 11:00AM
PonoPlayer

Pono Music player and streaming service revealed

Neil Young's Pono Music now has a high-resolution digital music player, Ponoplayer, and music download service.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Oct 17th 2014 at 10:51AM
Playlists.net

Playlists.net acquired by Warner's WEA

Playlist sharing site Playlists.net has been acquired by Warner Music Group’s WEA.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Oct 17th 2014 at 10:49AM

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The Orchard

The Orchard inks worldwide distribution deal with French label Naïve

Naïve and The Orchard have inked a worldwide digital distribution agreement, excluding France.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 17th 2014 at 10:20AM
Music Week industry networking event - Early Bird ticket deal ends next week

Music Week industry networking event - Early Bird ticket deal ends next week

Early Bird tickets are running out for Music Week's Evening Sessions networking night in London later this month.

The executives ...

on Oct 17th 2014 at 10:15AM
Music Week Presents: Prosperina

Music Week Presents: Prosperina

South Wales-bred 3-piece Prosperina are a breed of metal that enfuses bedrock riffs with melodic hooks and an idiosyncratic approach. ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Oct 17th 2014 at 10:00AM
Tina Arena

Tina Arena to release Reset LP in UK next month through Decca

Tina Arena will release her Reset album in the UK via Decca on November 3.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 16th 2014 at 4:48PM

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Imagem

Imagem and PRMD Publishing form JV

Imagem Music had formed a joint venture and struck a global administration deal with PRMD Publishing.

The alliance will focus ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 16th 2014 at 3:59PM
Ed Foster

Kobalt appoints Ed Foster as Brand and Sync Manager

Kobalt Music Group has appointed Ed Foster as brand and synchronisation manager.
 
Reporting to Michelle Stoddart; SVP, global creative ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 16th 2014 at 3:45PM
Jim Mahoney

Merlin to open New York office, Jim Mahoney to take US GM role

Merlin has appointed Jim Mahoney as its US general manager and will open a New York office in November.
 
...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 16th 2014 at 3:36PM
Matt Bates

Matt Bates joins Primary Talent International Board

Matt Bates has joined Primary Talent International’s Board of Directors.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 16th 2014 at 3:12PM
Music Kickup: 'Artists are constantly fooled by the lure of simple turn-key solutions'

Music Kickup: 'Artists are constantly fooled by the lure of simple turn-key solutions' Gated Content

Since launching in 2011, Music Kickup has become a popular name amongst DIY artists for being a completely cost-free ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Oct 16th 2014 at 2:51PM
Full Time Hobby: 'It's not the record label that's getting the lion's share now'

Full Time Hobby: 'It's not the record label that's getting the lion's share now' Gated Content

Ten years in the music business is an occasion worth celebrating. There have been a frightening number of music ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Oct 16th 2014 at 2:30PM
Johnny Marr

6 Music's Live At Maida Vale gets half a million Red Button views in first week

6 Music has seen “strong initial figures” for 2014’s Live At Maida Vale Red Button shows – with the service ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 16th 2014 at 2:13PM
Fairwood Music signs deal with Right Said Fred

Fairwood Music signs deal with Right Said Fred

Independent publishers Fairwood Music have signed Right Said Fred for a worldwide publishing agreement.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 16th 2014 at 2:06PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Meghan Trainor No.1, Taylor Swift No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Meghan Trainor No.1, Taylor Swift No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 16th 2014 at 1:00PM