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Isle of Wight Festival promoter laughs off Ed Sheeran row

Isle of Wight Festival promoter laughs off Ed Sheeran row

Isle of Wight Festival organiser John Giddings has revealed his newfound respect for Ed Sheeran, having previously branded the singer “boring”.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jun 8th 2015 at 9:45AM
Doug Morris

Apple to launch streaming service tomorrow, says Doug Morris

Apple WILL launch its streaming service tomorrow (Monday, June 8), according to Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris.

Over the ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Jun 7th 2015 at 6:26PM

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LA Reid

LA Reid: X Factor 'destroyed my taste in music'

Legendary record label boss Antonio 'LA' Reid used his appearance at MIDEM to dismiss his time as a judge on ...

by Mark Sutherland
on Jun 7th 2015 at 11:31AM
Sacem

SACEM sees 2.4% revenue dip in 2014

French authors' society SACEM collected €1.27 bn in 2014 and distributed €1.1 bn to rights holders, a 2.4% drop compared ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Jun 7th 2015 at 11:23AM
Hans

Hans-Holger Albrecht: Apple entering the streaming market "is a positive thing"

Deezer’s CEO since February, Hans-Holger Albrecht (pictured), told an audience of music industry executives and journalists that a ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jun 6th 2015 at 1:27PM
Willard

Kobalt enters into partnership with IM Global Music

Independent entertainment studio IM Global, a subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Reliance ADA, and music publishing and global music rights management ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jun 6th 2015 at 1:11PM

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BPI

BPI launches online copyright protection portal

BPI launched its new Copyright Protection Portal at a Midem press conference in Cannes on Saturday, June 6.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jun 6th 2015 at 12:59PM
Dooley

Dooley's (Digital) Diary - 05/06/15

Move MIDEM to June, they said. It'll be lovely and sunny, they said. Well, a good portion of the UK ...

on Jun 5th 2015 at 3:57PM
BPI

BPI's Platinum, Gold and Silver Awards to include streaming data for albums

The BPI's Platinum, Gold and Silver Awards Programme is to include audio streaming data in its album certifications from this ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 5th 2015 at 3:15PM
Music Week Presents: Holy Holy

Music Week Presents: Holy Holy

After a cosmic 2014, Australia's own Holy Holy are back with their eminently anticipated The Pacific EP. The EP's ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Jun 5th 2015 at 3:00PM

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Kobalt Neighbouring Rights signs Ariana Grande, OMI, Lil Wayne

Kobalt Neighbouring Rights signs Ariana Grande, OMI, Lil Wayne

Kobalt Neighbouring Rights have made a string of new signings, including Ariana Grande (pictured), Lil Wayne, Magic!, OMI, ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 5th 2015 at 2:33PM
AIF

AIF extends BBC Introducing partnership

The Association of Independent Festivals has extended its partnership with BBC Introducing, which has seen emerging talent matched with UK ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 5th 2015 at 1:59PM
Report

7 ways to boost a city's music economy

The IFPI and Music Canada have published a seven point checklist to help local authorities, businesses, community groups and the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 5th 2015 at 1:51PM
HMV

HMV: 'We're taking vinyl back to the masses'

HMV is to boost its commitment to vinyl in 2015 after seeing its LP sales almost triple year-on-year from 110,000 ...

by MURRAY STASSEN
on Jun 5th 2015 at 11:45AM

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MMF welcomes Universal breakage payment confirmation

MMF welcomes Universal breakage payment confirmation

The MMF has welcomed Universal Music and Universal Publishing's recent confirmation that they do pay breakage to artists.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 5th 2015 at 11:26AM
7digital partners with Mariposa

7digital partners with Mariposa

Mariposa has partnered with 7digital to aid its expansion to Latin America.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 5th 2015 at 11:09AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, June 5

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, June 5 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 5th 2015 at 11:00AM
7digital partners with OpenLIVE

7digital partners with OpenLIVE

7digital has partnered with Australian start-up OpenLIVE.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 5th 2015 at 10:57AM
Domino

Domino joins Vistex client base

Domino Recordings has implemented Vistex's royalty administration solution Record Maestro.

Record Maestro is a software solution aimed at labels and ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 5th 2015 at 10:50AM
Global to acquire Juice FM

Global to acquire Juice FM

Global has reached an agreement with UTV Media to acquire Juice FM in Liverpool.
 
Juice FM will join Global ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 5th 2015 at 10:29AM
MPA appoints Jackie Alway as Chair, Claire McAuley named GM

MPA appoints Jackie Alway as Chair, Claire McAuley named GM

The Music Publishers Association has appointed Universal Publishing's Jackie Alway as its new chair and TBWA\Media Arts Lab's Claire McAuley as ...
Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 5th 2015 at 8:30AM
Songkick merges with CrowdSurge

Songkick merges with CrowdSurge

Concert-tracking website Songkick has merged with CrowdSurge to create the world’s largest artist-to-fan ticketing platform.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jun 4th 2015 at 5:23PM
Dancestar partners with Big Group for Electronic Music Awards

Dancestar partners with Big Group for Electronic Music Awards

Electronic music platform Dancestar Ventures has partnered with Big Group for its awards.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 4th 2015 at 4:16PM