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Olly Murs Never Been Better

Official Charts analysis: Olly Murs becomes second X Factor graduate to score three No.1s Gated Content

ALBUMS
A  week after One Direction became the first X Factor graduates to post three number one albums, Olly Murs ...

by Alan Jones
on Dec 1st 2014 at 10:14AM
Music Week Presents: S.M.I.

Music Week Presents: S.M.I.

Streets Made Innovators are a London-based music production duo who go under the sobriquet S.M.I. One half of the duo is ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Dec 1st 2014 at 10:00AM
The Playlist, November 28th 2014

The Playlist, November 28th 2014

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

10 tracks featuring Ed Harcourt / Laura Welsh / Trust Fund / Portico / Cash+David / Petite Noir / Hannah Lou Clark /
Piracy

High Court issues new piracy blocking orders to UK ISPs

Six more pirate websites have been added to the list of domains that UK ISPs have been ordered to block ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 28th 2014 at 3:53PM

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Artist services: 'Artist input is key to ensuring true fan engagement'

Artist services: 'Artist input is key to ensuring true fan engagement' Gated Content

Although the artist services model is certainly not new, it’s only in recent years that its popularity has increased ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 28th 2014 at 2:31PM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, November 28 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 28th 2014 at 2:29PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Take That No.1, Taylor Swift No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Take That No.1, Taylor Swift No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 28th 2014 at 1:00PM
One Direction first group with four No.1 albums on Billboard 200

One Direction first group with four No.1 albums on Billboard 200

One Direction have made chart history, as the first group to score four No.1 albums on the Billboard 200.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 28th 2014 at 10:58AM

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James Bay

Launched at Red Bull Studios returns to C4 in 2015

Launched at Red Bull Studios is to return to Channel 4 for a fourth series from January, showcasing ten artists ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Nov 28th 2014 at 10:41AM
European Parliament votes to limit commercial dominance of search companies

European Parliament votes to limit commercial dominance of search companies

European politicians have voted in favour of measures “to prevent any abuse in the marketing of interlinked services by operators ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 28th 2014 at 10:38AM
Martin Varsavsky

Fon Founder Martin Varsavsky to speak at Midem

Founder and CEO of community WiFi network Fon, Martin Varsavsky, will deliver a keynote speech at Midem in Cannes on ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Nov 28th 2014 at 10:27AM
Take That III

Take That's III becomes Amazon UK's most pre-ordered album of all time

Take That’s first release as a three piece, III, has become the most pre-ordered album of all time on Amazon ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 27th 2014 at 2:52PM

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Could bitesize strategy suit the album's future?

Could bitesize strategy suit the album's future? Gated Content

One of the entertainment industry stories of the decade is happening at an independent video games company from San Rafael, ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Nov 27th 2014 at 2:25PM
Gerald Newson re-elected as PPL Performer Director

Gerald Newson re-elected as PPL Performer Director

Gerald Newson was re-elected to join both the PPL Performer and main boards as a Performer Director at the eighth ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 27th 2014 at 2:14PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Band Aid 30 No.1, Take That No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Band Aid 30 No.1, Take That No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 27th 2014 at 1:00PM
Labrinth: 'Everyone is nervous about trying something new'

Labrinth: 'Everyone is nervous about trying something new' Gated Content

Labrinth is the exception to the rule. As the only non-X Factor act on Syco’s roster, the young singer/songwriter ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Nov 27th 2014 at 12:31PM

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On The Radar: Last Lynx

On The Radar: Last Lynx Gated Content

They say weddings are a great place to meet people, and nobody knows this better than Last Lynx, a ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 27th 2014 at 12:30PM
Cooking Vinyl Group launches music royalty company

Cooking Vinyl Group launches music royalty company

Cooking Vinyl Group has launched a new co-owned business venture, which it says will help rights-holders cope with cope with ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 27th 2014 at 12:29PM
Parliament

Industry files for judicial review over lack of compensation in private copying exception

The Musicians’ Union, BASCA and UK Music have launched an application for a judicial review of the Government’s introduction of ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 27th 2014 at 12:15PM
Vince Power

PRS 'strongly denies' Vince Power allegations, legal action continues

PRS for Music has responded to Vince Power's assertion that the organisation wrongly claimed that Hop Farm did not have ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 27th 2014 at 12:02PM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of the new issue of Music Week, Decca reveals its new MD while Black Butter's publishing ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 27th 2014 at 11:26AM
Critics' Choice Award shortlist revealed for 2015 BRIT Awards

Critics' Choice Award shortlist revealed for 2015 BRIT Awards

The shortlist for the 2015 BRITs Critics' Choice Award has been revealed. The nominees include James Bay, George The Poet and ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 27th 2014 at 11:14AM
UK vinyl sales pass 1m mark for first time since 1996

UK vinyl sales pass 1m mark for first time since 1996

Annual sales of vinyl albums in the UK have passed the 1 million mark for the first time in nearly ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 27th 2014 at 11:12AM
Google Play scores one month Take That streaming exclusive

Google Play scores one month Take That streaming exclusive

Take That’s new album will be exclusively available on just one UK audio streaming service throughout December: Google Play Music.

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Nov 26th 2014 at 9:45PM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, November 26 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 26th 2014 at 3:57PM