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Rich Riley

Shazam debunks imminent floatation reports

Shazam has hit back at news reports suggesting the private company is preparing to go public after a recent funding ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 16th 2015 at 3:21PM
Pepsi replaces Coca-Cola as Live Nation soft drink partner

Pepsi replaces Coca-Cola as Live Nation soft drink partner

PepsiCo has replaced Coca-Cola as Live Nation's official carbonated soft drink and bottled water partner. 

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 16th 2015 at 3:20PM
Glassnote sign Mansionair

Glassnote sign Mansionair

Glassnote Entertainment Group has signed Mansionair for the Americas, UK and Europe.

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 16th 2015 at 3:05PM
Live Nation announces festival partnership with Smirnoff

Live Nation announces festival partnership with Smirnoff

Live Nation Entertainment has announced a global, multi-year partnership with Smirnoff to become its official vodka sponsor in a strategic ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 16th 2015 at 1:12PM

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Stephen White

Dubset Media Holdings appoints Stephen White as CEO and Chairman

Technology industry veteran Stephen White (pictured) has been named chief executive officer and chairman of Dubset Media Holdings. ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 16th 2015 at 12:55PM
Iggy Pop/BBC 6 Music

Iggy Pop returns to 6 Music

Iggy Pop is to return to BBC 6 Music as a permanent presenter from next month.

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 16th 2015 at 11:32AM
International Charts Analysis: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds see Top 10 success in Australia

International Charts Analysis: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds see Top 10 success in Australia Gated Content

As leaders of Oasis and Porcupine Tree, Noel Gallagher and Steven Wilson have enjoyed differing fortunes, particularly in the UK ...

by Alan Jones
on Mar 16th 2015 at 10:31AM
EDM Promoter SFX reports $131m losses for 2014

EDM Promoter SFX reports $131m losses for 2014

Live events conglomerate SFX Entertainment has reported losses of $131 million on revenue of $354.4m for 2014. 

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 16th 2015 at 10:28AM

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Jay Z

Jay Z to part with 50% of song royalties for jazz sample

Jay Z will have to pay 50% of the royalties from Versus, a track from his 2013 album Magna Carta ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 16th 2015 at 10:01AM
Mondia Mix

Universal Music launches subscription streaming app

Universal Music has created a subscription streaming app, Mondia Mix, for iOS and Android with worldwide mobile phone operator association ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 16th 2015 at 9:48AM
Juno Awards 2015 - all the winners

Juno Awards 2015 - all the winners

Pop star Kiesza took home the most wins at this year's Juno Awards, with three awards including Breakthrough Artist. 

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 16th 2015 at 9:48AM
Mick Glossop

Music Producers Guild backs BASCA's fair share for songwriters campaign

The Music Producers Guild is backing BASCA's campaign to demand a more equitable share of income generated via digital exploitation ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 16th 2015 at 9:37AM

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The Playlist, March 13, 2015

The Playlist, March 13, 2015

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

10 tracks featuring Kate Miller-Heidke / Lucy Rose / George Maple / Drenge / This Is The Kit / Doldrums / Stealth /
Cooking Vinyl

Cooking Vinyl Australia: 'The Australian industry is in a good place' Gated Content

"There’s a reason Cooking Vinyl has been around for 27 years,” says Leigh Gruppetta, director of Cooking Vinyl Australia (CVA). ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 13th 2015 at 3:54PM
Jeff Hughes

Rara looks for buyer, could be set for closure

Rara streaming service could be set for closure if it doesn't find a buyer in the next six - 12 ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 13th 2015 at 3:47PM

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US rights holders and content users clash over consent decree reform

A hearing held on March 10 by the US Senate's Judiciary Committee on the consent decrees that rule the way ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Mar 13th 2015 at 3:05PM
Giddings: 'Who are the headliners in 20 years? I have absolutely no idea'

Giddings: 'Who are the headliners in 20 years? I have absolutely no idea'

A perceived lack of new festival headliners was a major bone of contention for promoters and agents at the International ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 13th 2015 at 2:24PM
PPL

PPL's Tony Clark to retire

PPL’s director of licensing, Tony Clark (pictured, left), will be retiring in April after 14 years with the ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 13th 2015 at 2:17PM
Olympus reveals Music Open shortlist

Olympus reveals Music Open shortlist

Olympus has revealed the six act shortlist for its Music Open competition, offering newcomers a chance at their big break ...

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 13th 2015 at 2:11PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Sam Smith No.1, Flo Rida No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Sam Smith No.1, Flo Rida No.2

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

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 13th 2015 at 1:00PM
Indie label market

Indie label market grows Gated Content

Independent Label Market is returning to London for its debut Easter edition, and is set for its biggest turnout yet.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 13th 2015 at 12:52PM
Kasabian

Sony/ATV extends Kasabian's worldwide publishing deal

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its long-term worldwide deal with Kasabian and their principal songwriter Sergio Pizzorno.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 13th 2015 at 12:44PM
Zane Lowe

Editorial: Feeling Lowe? Don't worry, I'm counting on Zane's return Gated Content

Got home on Thursday night to a pretty distraught girlfriend.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 13th 2015 at 12:36PM