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Italian recorded music market up 22% in H1 2015

The Italian recorded music market increased in value by 22% in the first half of this year, according to figures ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 17th 2015 at 11:04AM
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PRS for Music launches first nationwide advert at cinema

PRS for Music has launched its first ever nationwide cinema ad featuring a performance from up and coming rockers Peace. ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 17th 2015 at 10:22AM
Neil Young slams streaming audio quality - but is top on Deezer Elite

Neil Young slams streaming audio quality - but is top on Deezer Elite

Neil Young has said that he is pulling his music from streaming services, calling the digital format "the worst quality ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 16th 2015 at 3:36PM
Government begins debate on BBC future

Government begins debate on BBC future

The Government has set out the topics for debate as part of its review of the BBC’s Royal Charter.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 16th 2015 at 1:24PM

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Independent Venue Week looking for brand sponsor

Independent Venue Week looking for brand sponsor

Independent Venue Week is looking for brand sponsorship as it gears up for its third year.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 16th 2015 at 1:02PM
Ticketfly raises $50m in funding round

Ticketfly raises $50m in funding round

Software company Ticketfly has closed a Series D financing round, raising $50 million.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 16th 2015 at 10:35AM
Apple launches new iPod touch

Apple launches new iPod touch

Apple may have discontinued the iPod Classic, but it isn't totally abandoning the iPod name yet, having unveiled a new ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 16th 2015 at 10:34AM
Blakeston

Audio Network appoints Chris Blakeston as CEO

Audio Network has appointed Chris Blakeston as its CEO.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 16th 2015 at 10:30AM

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Sweden

Swedish music industry up 4.2% in H1 2015, streaming makes up 84% of market

The Swedish music industry rose by 4.2% in the first half of 2015, with turnover topping SEK 507.5 million (approx ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 16th 2015 at 10:25AM
Yourope

Inaugural European Festival Conference programme unveiled

The European festival association Yourope has revealed the programme for the inaugural European Festival Conference.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 16th 2015 at 9:53AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, July 15

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, July 15 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 15th 2015 at 5:45PM
MIC

'Anti-artist' MIC Coalition takes membership hit

Broadcaster NPR is the latest organisation to turn its back on the MIC Coalition – a group of companies including ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 15th 2015 at 3:47PM

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Amazon expands ticketing offering to festivals

Amazon expands ticketing offering to festivals

Amazon is expanding its ticketing offering by stepping into the world of festivals.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 15th 2015 at 3:25PM
MPA

Speakers confirmed for MPA induction course

The Music Publishers Association (MPA) has revealed details of its latest induction course for newcomers to music publishing.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 15th 2015 at 3:24PM
Blurred Lines

Blurred Lines judge refuses retrial

The judge heading the Blurred Lines trial, which saw Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and T.I on trial for infringing ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 15th 2015 at 10:45AM
Dave Stewart announced as Reeperbahn keynote

Dave Stewart announced as Reeperbahn keynote

Dave Stewart will deliver the keynote at this year's Reeperbahn Festival.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 15th 2015 at 10:30AM

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Hollywood

LA Sync Mission finds "allies" in music supervisors

The Sync Mission to Los Angeles organised by the BPI, the Music Publishers Association and UK Trade & Investment kicked ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Jul 15th 2015 at 10:28AM
DAB

70% of new cars now come with digital radio as standard

The Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, Ed Vaizey MP, will tell the House of Commons today ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 15th 2015 at 10:18AM
PHONOX

New London nightclub Phonox launching in September

A new nightclub called Phonox will be opening in London's Brixton this September.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 15th 2015 at 10:13AM
Creative Content UK appoints agencies to support major education programme

Creative Content UK appoints agencies to support major education programme

Creative Content UK has appointed agencies to help its education campaign, aimed at encouraging consumers to access content from legal ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 15th 2015 at 10:11AM
Bestival launches events consultancy

Bestival launches events consultancy

Bestival promoters Josie da Bank and Ziggy Gilsenan have launched House of Bestival, offering event consultancy, creative production and prop ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 14th 2015 at 4:50PM
Sheeran

Ben Cook: 'Ed's personality allows him to connect with people at every level' Gated Content

It’s a scene that features time and time again in the back pages of Music Week: glasses of champagne, completed ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 14th 2015 at 3:44PM
Berklee

Berklee College of Music releases report highlighting problems in the industry

The Berklee College of Music has released a 29-page report titled, Fair Music: Transparency And Money Flows In The Music ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 14th 2015 at 3:07PM
Victoria Ciesiolka

International Solutions launches down under

International Solutions has launched its music marketing and promotions services in Australia and New Zealand with the appointment of Victoria ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 14th 2015 at 12:41PM