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Leeds venue The Cockpit closes

Leeds venue The Cockpit closes

Live music venue The Cockpit has confirmed that it has closed for good, due to issues with the building.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 11th 2014 at 10:00AM
Music Week Presents: Billy The Kid

Music Week Presents: Billy The Kid

When she's not touring in her energetic punk band Billy and the Lost Boys, independent musician Billy the Kid is ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 11th 2014 at 10:00AM
Piracy

Pirate Bay proxy blocked in continued efforts to tackle copyright infringement

Fresh efforts from copyright holders to tackle piracy have resulted in the blocking of several major proxy routes to pirate ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 11th 2014 at 9:33AM
Mercury Prize nominations revealed

Mercury Prize nominations revealed

The shortlist for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize were revealed in a ceremony yesterday (September 10) at The Hospital Club.  ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 11th 2014 at 9:27AM

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Deezer

Deezer launches lossless streaming in partnership with Sonos

Deezer has partnered with home audio brand Sonos to launch a lossless streaming option titled Deezer Elite.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 10th 2014 at 2:49PM
U2

Apple embarks on $100m marketing campaign - report

Apple has launched a marketing campaign reportedly worth $100m with U2 central in plans to advertise its newly launched iPhone ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 10th 2014 at 2:14PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Calvin Harris No.1, Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Calvin Harris No.1, Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 10th 2014 at 1:00PM
Viacom

Viacom's £450m Channel 5 deal closed

Us media company Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) - owner of MTV amongst others - has completed its £450m acquisition ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 10th 2014 at 12:36PM

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Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster acquires Belgian ticketing firm

Ticketmaster has acquire the Brussels-based Belgian ticketing company Sherpa.be. Sherpa will now join the Ticketmaster Belgium team, which launched ...

on Sep 10th 2014 at 11:27AM
Check out the latest music industry jobs

Check out the latest music industry jobs

Searching for a new music industry job? A number of new vacancies have been added to the Music Week jobs ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 10th 2014 at 10:54AM
GuilFest goes into insolvency

GuilFest goes into insolvency

The company behind GuilFest has gone into insolvency, with some artists left unpaid.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 10th 2014 at 10:44AM
Warner creates global business development team

Warner creates global business development team

Warner Music Group has announced this week that all of its global business development functions are to be brought together ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 10th 2014 at 10:21AM

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Damien Rice

Damien Rice to release new album

Singer/songwriter Damien Rice will release his first new material in eight years with third album My Favourite Faded Fantasy, out ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 10th 2014 at 10:14AM
iPhone 6

Apple unveil iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

Apple has revealed the latest evolutions of its iPhone along with an Apple Watch, tipped as the tech company's "most ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 10th 2014 at 10:14AM
Simon Napier-Bell: 'I don't see an industry crisis'

Simon Napier-Bell: 'I don't see an industry crisis' Gated Content

Having managed iconic acts from The Yardbirds to Marc Bolan to Wham! as well as claiming a number of ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 10th 2014 at 10:06AM
Music Week Presents: Si Cranstoun

Music Week Presents: Si Cranstoun

Si Cranstoun is no stranger to the world of music. Back in the mid-noughties, he was part of a of ska-pop-doo-wop ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 10th 2014 at 10:00AM

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U2

U2 release album for free on iTunes

U2 have released their thirteenth studio album Songs Of Innocence for free exclusively on iTunes.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 10th 2014 at 9:58AM
Radio playlist update: 6Music

Radio playlist update: 6Music Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 6Music playlist and Albums of the Day have been revealed, covering the seven days commencing Saturday, ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 10th 2014 at 9:40AM
SoundCloud defends its model

SoundCloud defends its model Gated Content

SoundCloud has fiercely defended its unlicensed streaming model, explaining that its journey to monetisation for creators was always part ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 9th 2014 at 2:46PM
Bob Geldof

Gold Badge Awards 2014 recipients announced

The 41st Gold Badge Awards, taking place on Tuesday, October 14, will see twelve names honoured, including Bob Geldof, Alison ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 9th 2014 at 2:36PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Calvin Harris No.1, Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Calvin Harris No.1, Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 9th 2014 at 1:00PM
TuneCore opens Nashville office

TuneCore opens Nashville office

Digital music distribution and publishing company TuneCore has announced that it will open a Nashville office, with newly-hired Shelby Kennedy ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 9th 2014 at 10:24AM
Spotify launches video ads for brands

Spotify launches video ads for brands

Spotify’s marketing platform, Spotify for Brands, is launching two new video ad formats, Sponsored Sessions and Video Takeover.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 9th 2014 at 10:14AM
Fidji simo

Facebook's video views up 50% YoY

Growth in video views posted on Facebook are up 50% this year and, since June, daily views for videos are ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 9th 2014 at 10:03AM
Music Week Presents: In-Flight Safety

Music Week Presents: In-Flight Safety

Hailing from the Canadian coastal city of Halifax, Nova Scotia comes indie-rock band In-Flight Safety. They've been appearing at ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 9th 2014 at 10:00AM