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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 December 1, 2014.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 5:44PM
First wave of acts revealed for Focus Wales Music Festival 2015

First wave of acts revealed for Focus Wales Music Festival 2015

The first headliner and initial wave of artsts have been revealed for Focus Wales Music Festival, which returns to North ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 3:55PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Union J No.1, Ed Sheeran No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Union J 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 Dec 2nd 2014 at 1:00PM
Australian artists urge Government to implement stricter copyright controls

Australian artists urge Government to implement stricter copyright controls

Australian artists are urging Tony Abbott’s Government to implement changes to the country’s copyright laws.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 12:29PM

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Scottish Music Awards - all the winners

Scottish Music Awards - all the winners

The 16th annual Scottish Music Awards took place last weekend (Saturday, November 29) at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket, rounding off ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 11:04AM
Black Butter: 'We've always been the nutters on the ground'

Black Butter: 'We've always been the nutters on the ground' Gated Content

A lot of A&Rs chase the sound of what’s in the Top 10, and that can get you fast hits. ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 10:33AM
Dave Stewart to receive Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award at 2015 MPG Awards

Dave Stewart to receive Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award at 2015 MPG Awards

Dave Stewart has been named by the Music Producers Guild as the 2015 recipient of its Outstanding Contribution to UK ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 10:32AM
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Vodafone to buy Tesco's Blinkbox?

Tesco's digital streaming service, Blinkbox, could be acquired by Vodafone to accelerate the mobile network's move into broadband and pay-TV ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 10:30AM

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UK Festival Awards - all the winners

UK Festival Awards - all the winners

The Libertines and Glastonbury were among the winners of this year’s UK Festival Awards, which took place last night (Monday, ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 10:20AM
Ed Sheeran No.1

Ed Sheeran's X surpasses 1 million sales

Ed Sheeran’s second LP, X, has smashed through the million sales barrier – and is the first to do so ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 10:19AM
IMS Ibiza announces 2015 dates

IMS Ibiza announces 2015 dates

The eighth International Music Summit will return to Ibiza from May 20-22, with early bird delegate badges now on sale.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 1st 2014 at 3:49PM
Music Week Chart Pack

New Music Week ChartPack available now Gated Content

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 Dec 1st 2014 at 3:47PM

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Piracy

BMG and Round Hill Music sue US ISP over piracy

BMG Rights Management and Round Hill Music have filed a lawsuit against US ISP Cox Communications, claiming that the firm ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Dec 1st 2014 at 3:31PM
Lionel Richie to play Sunday legend slot at Glastonbury 2015

Lionel Richie to play Sunday legend slot at Glastonbury 2015

Lionel Richie is the first officially confirmed act for next year's Glastonbury Festival, which takes place June 24-28.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Dec 1st 2014 at 2:47PM
Today's iTunes UK Chart: Union J No.1, Ed Sheeran No.2

Today's iTunes UK Chart: Union J 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 Dec 1st 2014 at 1:00PM
Take That, Ed Sheeran, Tom Odell among Top Of The Pops Christmas special performances

Take That, Ed Sheeran, Tom Odell among Top Of The Pops Christmas special performances

A Top of the Pops Christmas special, hosted by Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates, will air at 2pm on Christmas ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 1st 2014 at 10:59AM

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Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons: 'It's not about royalties anymore'

Russell Simmons has predicted that the days of artists earning money from royalties are numbered and building brands is where ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Dec 1st 2014 at 10:56AM
BBC Music Sound Of 2015 list revealed

BBC Music Sound Of 2015 list revealed

The BBC Music Sound Of 2015 long list has been revealed, featuring 15 new music acts voted for by around ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 1st 2014 at 10:47AM
Olly Murs Never Been Better

Official Charts analysis: Olly Murs becomes second X Factor graduate to score three No.1s Gated Content

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A  week after One Direction became the first X Factor graduates to post three number one albums, Olly Murs ...

by Alan Jones
on Dec 1st 2014 at 10:14AM
Music Week Presents: S.M.I.

Music Week Presents: S.M.I.

Streets Made Innovators are a London-based music production duo who go under the sobriquet S.M.I. One half of the duo is ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Dec 1st 2014 at 10:00AM
The Playlist, November 28th 2014

The Playlist, November 28th 2014

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

10 tracks featuring Ed Harcourt / Laura Welsh / Trust Fund / Portico / Cash+David / Petite Noir / Hannah Lou Clark /
Piracy

High Court issues new piracy blocking orders to UK ISPs

Six more pirate websites have been added to the list of domains that UK ISPs have been ordered to block ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 28th 2014 at 3:53PM
Artist services: 'Artist input is key to ensuring true fan engagement'

Artist services: 'Artist input is key to ensuring true fan engagement' Gated Content

Although the artist services model is certainly not new, it’s only in recent years that its popularity has increased ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 28th 2014 at 2:31PM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, November 28 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 28th 2014 at 2:29PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Take That No.1, Taylor Swift No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Take That 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 Nov 28th 2014 at 1:00PM