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Live Nation revenues rise 12% to $1.86 billion in Q2 2015

Live Nation revenues rise 12% to $1.86 billion in Q2 2015

Live Nation experienced mixed fortunes in Q2 2015, with revenue rising 12% to $1.86 billion but operating income declining 13% ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Aug 11th 2015 at 10:36AM
Music Venues Trust

Creative United And Music Venue Trust partner to launch The One, Two Project

Creative United and the Music Venue Trust are launching a new partnership in October, called The One, Two Project, to ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 11th 2015 at 10:08AM
Coda

WME's Solomon Parker joins Coda, brings Take That, Prodigy and more

Booking agent Solomon Parker has left William Morris Endeavor (WME) to join Coda Agency, bringing with him an artist roster ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 11th 2015 at 9:58AM
WOS

Wall Of Sound signs global deal with Believe Digital

Believe Digital has signed a worldwide distribution deal covering all services with Mark Jones’ Wall Of Sound, for the label’s ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 11th 2015 at 9:39AM

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Overnight news from around the world

Overnight news from around the world

Welcome to the Music Week Morning Briefing, a nice and succinct 8am email delivering you the most important music industry ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 11th 2015 at 7:30AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Monday, August 10

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Monday, August 10 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 10th 2015 at 5:45PM
Meltdown 2015: 'It's about finding those artists who are really curious about the process'

Meltdown 2015: 'It's about finding those artists who are really curious about the process' Gated Content

As densely populated as the UK’s festival landscape has become, there is little danger of Meltdown getting lost in the ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Aug 10th 2015 at 5:28PM
London's The Water Rats given fresh lease of life

London's The Water Rats given fresh lease of life

A new lease has been signed to re-open historic London venue The Water Rats.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Aug 10th 2015 at 5:27PM

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New year-round music venue planned for Edinburgh

New year-round music venue planned for Edinburgh

Plans have been unveiled for a new permanent music venue in Edinburgh.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Aug 10th 2015 at 3:56PM
SFX, BMI and C2W to speak at ADE Global Sessions Aruba

SFX, BMI and C2W to speak at ADE Global Sessions Aruba

A number of speakers have been added to the line-up for ADE Global Sessions Aruba, including Edo van Duyn (SFX ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 10th 2015 at 3:15PM
Peter Andre signs new deal with East West Records/Warner Music

Peter Andre signs new deal with East West Records/Warner Music

Peter Andre has inked a new deal with East West Records/Warners.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Aug 10th 2015 at 3:15PM
Apple and labels did not conspire to end freemium - report

Apple and labels did not conspire to end freemium - report

No new evidence has been found by the European Commission in its investigation of Apple’s alleged collusion with major labels ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 10th 2015 at 12:24PM

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Spotify to restrict free users from some content - report

Spotify to restrict free users from some content - report

Spotify could be moving towards more of a gated business model soon, with premium content being made available for paying ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 10th 2015 at 12:15PM
New Hackney festival MIRRORS to debut this Halloween

New Hackney festival MIRRORS to debut this Halloween

New multi-venue music event MIRRORS will be held in Hackney on Saturday, October 31.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Aug 10th 2015 at 12:08PM
This Is My Jam to stop operating in current form

This Is My Jam to stop operating in current form

Song sharing service This Is My Jam is turning into a read-only time capsule to allow its developers to concentrate ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Aug 10th 2015 at 11:39AM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of the new issue of Music Week, Spirit Music Group and B-Unique combine forces for new UK-based ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 10th 2015 at 11:22AM

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Decline of physical entertainment sales slows in Q2 15

Decline of physical entertainment sales slows in Q2 15

The decline of the overall physical retail entertainment market, including games, video and music, slowed to 3% in Q2 15 ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 10th 2015 at 11:18AM
Nearly half of UK nightclubs have closed since 2005 - report

Nearly half of UK nightclubs have closed since 2005 - report

Almost half of nightclubs in the UK have closed in the last 10 years, according to newly released figures.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Aug 10th 2015 at 11:14AM
Sync Awards 2015

Get your Sync Awards nominations in now!

The deadline for nominations for this year’s Music Week Sync Awards is this Friday (August 14), so if you want ...

on Aug 10th 2015 at 10:57AM
Beatport

Beatport pays indies, insists 'majors did not get preferential treatment'

Beatport has confirmed that label supplier payments will be processed this week.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 10th 2015 at 10:06AM
Overnight news from around the world

Overnight news from around the world

Welcome to the Music Week Morning Briefing, a nice and succinct 8am email delivering you the most important music industry ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 10th 2015 at 7:15AM
International Charts Analysis: Dr. Dre's Compton scored iTunes No.1 in 56 countries

International Charts Analysis: Dr. Dre's Compton scored iTunes No.1 in 56 countries Gated Content

Still charting on iTunes in 92 countries and number one in seven of them as we went to press on ...

by Alan Jones
on Aug 9th 2015 at 10:43PM
Disney

Disney's Descendants OST tops BuzzAngle US Albums Chart

The soundtrack's to Disney's Descendants topped the BuzzAngle US Albums Chart on Friday, followed by Taylor Swift's 1989.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 9th 2015 at 10:29PM
Macc

Official Charts Analysis: The Maccabees's Marks To Prove It takes No.1 albums slot Gated Content

ALBUMS
They're both from London, they both reached number four with their last album in 2012 and they both took ...

by Alan Jones
on Aug 7th 2015 at 6:00PM
New Prince album confirmed as Tidal exclusive

New Prince album confirmed as Tidal exclusive

Prince and Tidal have confirmed that the next release from the artist will be exclusively released on the Jay Z-fronted ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 7th 2015 at 5:27PM