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Take That handed the keys to The O2

Take That handed the keys to The O2

Take That have received the keys to The O2 after reaching the milestone of 21 performances at the venue.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jun 16th 2015 at 5:44PM
Voting now open for Best Live Act at AIM Awards

Voting now open for Best Live Act at AIM Awards

Voting is now open for AIM Independent Music Awards’ category Best Live Act 2015, in association with Jack Daniels.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 16th 2015 at 5:08PM
Lynsey de Paul Prize launched for emerging female singer/songwriters

Lynsey de Paul Prize launched for emerging female singer/songwriters

PRS for Music Foundation and PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund have launched the Lynsey de Paul Prize.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 16th 2015 at 3:50PM
AIM: Apple Music deal 'does not meet a standard of commercial fairness that we can endorse'

AIM: Apple Music deal 'does not meet a standard of commercial fairness that we can endorse'

Alison Wenham has written to AIM members to encourage them to "make their own decision" about Apple Music - but ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 16th 2015 at 3:30PM

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PRS for Music, STIM, GEMA combine for pan-European hub

PRS for Music, STIM, GEMA combine for pan-European hub

PRS for Music, Sweden's STIM and GEMA in Germany have been given clearance by the European Commission to set up a ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 16th 2015 at 2:36PM
7digital promotes James Priestley to GM of North America

7digital promotes James Priestley to GM of North America

7digital has promoted James Priestley to GM of North America, heading up 7digital's San Francisco office.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 16th 2015 at 2:12PM
Jazz FM Awards - all the winners

Jazz FM Awards - all the winners

Gregory Porter took home his second Jazz FM award last week, winning International Jazz Artist Of The Year. The jazz ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 16th 2015 at 11:53AM
Brixton club Plan B acquired by The Columbo Group

Brixton club Plan B acquired by The Columbo Group

Brixton nightclub and live music venue Plan B has closed down after being acquired by London-based The Columbo Group.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jun 16th 2015 at 10:07AM

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Universal collusion investigation dropped

Universal collusion investigation dropped

New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman has closed the inquiry into whether Universal colluded with Apple over freemium services.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 16th 2015 at 9:59AM
UK music tourism generated £3.1 billion in 2014 - report

UK music tourism generated £3.1 billion in 2014 - report

Music tourism numbers in the UK have increased by a third in the past three years, according to a new ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jun 16th 2015 at 7:00AM
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 June 15.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 15th 2015 at 5:56PM
ChartPack

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 ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jun 15th 2015 at 3:49PM

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Turnstyle Records opens in London

Turnstyle Records opens in London

A new music store, Turnstyle Records, has opened in Streatham, London, as vinyl sales continue to increase.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 15th 2015 at 3:21PM
Marty Bander: 'There's plenty of room for new digital services to pay more money'

Marty Bander: 'There's plenty of room for new digital services to pay more money'

Sony/ATV's Marty Bandier has spoken out against royalty rates for songwriters from digital services. 

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 15th 2015 at 2:51PM
Red Cross

British Red Cross to release The Long Road album in support of refugees

The British Red Cross has teamed up with top musicians to release a concept album, called The Long Road, based ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jun 15th 2015 at 2:17PM
Live Nation, Universal, WME invest in Doppler Labs

Live Nation, Universal, WME invest in Doppler Labs

Leading music companies Live Nation, Universal Music Group and agency WME have all invested in technology firm Doppler Labs.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jun 15th 2015 at 1:21PM

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UK male solo artists reach 15-year sales high - report

UK male solo artists reach 15-year sales high - report

BPI’s Artist Gender survey has revealed that British male solo artists enjoyed their strongest UK sales share in over 15 ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jun 15th 2015 at 10:34AM
Stromae cancels summer appearances

Stromae cancels summer appearances

Belgian electropop artist Stromae has cancelled all his live appearances until at least early August for health reasons, according to ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Jun 15th 2015 at 10:06AM
Florence & The Machine top chart in US, Canada, Switzerland and Poland

Florence & The Machine top chart in US, Canada, Switzerland and Poland Gated Content

Muse's fifth number one on home turf, Drones is also flying high globally, with a similarly lofty debut in Australia, ...

by Alan Jones
on Jun 15th 2015 at 9:56AM
Anthony Bay

Rdio prepares for expansion in Europe

Rdio is preparing to launch in Europe its Rdio Select service, a low-cost subscription programme already available in the US ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Jun 15th 2015 at 9:39AM
Max Hole

Universal's Max Hole and PPL's Keith Harris awarded in Queen's Birthday Honours

Universal Music Group's Max Hole, (pictured) was recognised in the Queen's 2015 Birthday Honours List over the weekend ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 15th 2015 at 7:25AM
Dooley's (Digital) Diary - 12/06/15

Dooley's (Digital) Diary - 12/06/15

Streaming was the buzz topic of the MIDEM weekend and Dooley spent some time listening to representatives from various streaming ...

on Jun 12th 2015 at 3:57PM
Gary Barlow

Sony/ATV extends worldwide deal with Gary Barlow

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its worldwide deal with singer-songwriter Gary Barlow and will represent his entire song catalogue for ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jun 12th 2015 at 2:34PM
Nick Gatfield launches Twin Music Inc.

Nick Gatfield launches Twin Music Inc.

Ex-Sony Music CEO Nick Gatfield has launched Twin Music Inc. - an investment, strategy and services provider for early stage ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jun 12th 2015 at 2:16PM