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Mobile music piracy outgrows online torrenting

Pirating music via mobile devices has become more popular than downloading copyrighted material through traditional online piracy routes such as ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 10:18AM
Music Week Presents: Ooberfuse

Music Week Presents: Ooberfuse

Ooberfuse are an electronica duo from Woolwich, London formed by Hal St John and Cherrie Anderson.  Steered by the marvellous, ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 10:00AM
Def Jam, Island and Motown now standalone labels at Universal in US

Def Jam, Island and Motown now standalone labels at Universal in US

Universal Music Group has closed its Island Def Jam Group in the US, spinning out Def Jam Recordings, Island Records ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 1st 2014 at 3:48PM
Amber Davis joins Warner/Chappell from Sony/ATV

Amber Davis joins Warner/Chappell from Sony/ATV

Warner/Chappell UK has appointed Amber Davis to the position of Creative Director. 

Reporting to Mike Sault, Senior Director, A&R, Warner/Chappell ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 1st 2014 at 12:49PM

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David Gray

David Gray signs new album to Kobalt Label Services

Kobalt Label Services has signed a worldwide label services agreement with David Gray for his forthcoming new studio album Mutineers.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 1st 2014 at 12:18PM
Paolo at the Hydro

Nordoff Robbins, SSE Hydro and Paolo Nutini form new charity partnership

Music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins has combined with Glasgow’s SSE Hydro arena and singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini in a new partnership.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 1st 2014 at 12:08PM
Frankie Knuckles

'Godfather Of House' Frankie Knuckles dies aged 59

Frankie Knuckles, also known as the Godfather of House, died at his home yesterday (March 31) aged 59.

TINA HART
by TINA HART
on Apr 1st 2014 at 10:18AM
Music Week Presents: Darkside

Music Week Presents: Darkside

Darkside are the collaborative duo consistent of guitarist Dave Harrington and critically acclaimed record label owner and producer Nicolas Jaar. ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Apr 1st 2014 at 10:00AM

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Led Zeppelin: How to make an amazing gig look even more amazing

Led Zeppelin: How to make an amazing gig look even more amazing

When Led Zeppelin reunited to play a special gig in tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun in 2007, the ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 1st 2014 at 9:49AM
Dave Rowntree

Would you know what to do if your client was arrested?

The following is from Blur drummer Dave Rowntree who now practises as a criminal solicitor.

on Mar 31st 2014 at 3:37PM
Michael Jackson Xscape

New music from Michael Jackson out in May 2014

Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release Xscape, an album of new music by Michael ...

TINA HART
by TINA HART
on Mar 31st 2014 at 2:44PM
Music Week Chart Pack

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 ...

on Mar 31st 2014 at 2:02PM

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X Factor

POLL: Is X Factor a good A&R vehicle?

Simon Cowell’s X Factor has taken its fair share of flak over the years. It’s production-line format, Xmas No.1 dash ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 31st 2014 at 1:58PM
CD ripping to be made legal in UK this summer

CD ripping to be made legal in UK this summer

A UK Copyright Exception that will make it legal for consumers to rip music from CDs for personal use will ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Mar 31st 2014 at 1:42PM
Bristol Proms 2014 line-up announced

Bristol Proms 2014 line-up announced

The line-up of this year’s Bristol Proms has been confirmed, featuring leading classical acts such as Bryn Terfel, Daniel Hope ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Mar 31st 2014 at 12:29PM
AIM Start Ups

New AIM initiative to provide up to £25,000 loans to indie start ups

AIM has today launched a new Government-backed scheme offering access to finance for independent music companies and entrepreneurs.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 31st 2014 at 10:09AM

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Music Week Presents: Jane Badler [Video Premiere]

Music Week Presents: Jane Badler [Video Premiere]

Although best known for her role as the evil reptilian queen Diana in the pioneering Sci Fi Show "V" and ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Mar 31st 2014 at 10:00AM
Official Charts Analysis: Sam Bailey sells 72k to hit No.1

Official Charts Analysis: Sam Bailey sells 72k to hit No.1 Gated Content

ALBUMS

The first solo mother to top the album chart on Mother's Day since Barbra Streisand in 2002, former prison ...

by Alan Jones
on Mar 31st 2014 at 10:00AM
Piracy

Police IP Crime Unit launches Infringing Website List for advertisers

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has launched an ‘Infringing Website List’ which aims to disrupt the advertising revenues of ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 31st 2014 at 9:49AM
Absolute Radio

Radio playlist update: Absolute Gated Content

The latest Absolute Radio playlist has been revealed for March 28, 2014.

TINA HART
by TINA HART
on Mar 31st 2014 at 9:39AM
IMS Engage 2014

David Lynch, Moby, Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL confirmed for IMS Engage

International Music Summit’s (IMS) Engage event will return to Los Angeles next month with David Lynch, Moby, Hans Zimmer and ...

TINA HART
by TINA HART
on Mar 28th 2014 at 2:10PM
Shazam

Shazam narrows losses to £2m, revenues up 42% in last fiscal year

Shazam has reported losses of £1.98 million for its last financial year ended June 30 2013, while revenues were up ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 28th 2014 at 2:01PM
iTUnes

Today's iTunes UK charts: Duke Dumont No.1, John Legend No.2

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

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 28th 2014 at 12:59PM
Bloom.fm hits a million registered UK users

Bloom.fm hits a million registered UK users

UK-based streaming platform Bloom.fm has surpassed the 1 million registered user mark.

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Mar 28th 2014 at 12:28PM
Primary Wave Six Degrees

Primary Wave expands relationship with Six Degrees Records

Primary Wave Music has expanded its relationship with independent label Six Degrees Records.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 28th 2014 at 11:49AM