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Music service Muzooka raises $3 million in latest financing round

Music service Muzooka raises $3 million in latest financing round

San Francisco-based social music discovery platform Muzooka has raised $3 million in its latest financing round, bringing the startup's ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 12th 2014 at 10:10AM
VK

Labels start legal proceedings against Vkontakte

Russian social networking site Vkontakte (VK) is back in court, embroiled in its second lawsuit over alleged copyright infringement from ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 12th 2014 at 10:09AM
Music Week Presents: She Made Me Do It

Music Week Presents: She Made Me Do It

London based band She Made Me Do It are an electronic duo on the verge of releasing their second EP ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Aug 12th 2014 at 10:00AM
Rhapsody

Rhapsody revenues up in Q2 but net loss widens

Rhapsody saw its revenues grow 22.3% in the second quarter to $42.4 million but its net loss stood at $4.7 ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 11th 2014 at 3:56PM

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Music Week ChartPack

New Music Week ChartPack available now Gated Content

Today's Music Week ChartPack is now available to read online or download - featuring the latest weekly Official Singles and ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 11th 2014 at 3:31PM
First BitTorrent app approved for Apple's App Store

First BitTorrent app approved for Apple's App Store

A native, self-censoring BitTorrent client has been approved for sale on Apple's App Store.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 11th 2014 at 10:43AM
Google tests 'Listen Now' ads directing search users to legitimate services

Google tests 'Listen Now' ads directing search users to legitimate services

Google is testing advertisements that give consumers the option to listen to tracks instantly via Spotify, Rhapsody, Google Play or ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 11th 2014 at 10:38AM
Saavn

Saavn signs licensing deals for Warner and EMI catalogues

Indian music streaming service Saavn has signed licensing deals for Warner Music and EMI catalogues after securing an undisclosed amount ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 11th 2014 at 10:22AM

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Christopher Hart

WiMP CFO Hart steps up to take parent company role

Current CFO of WiMP Music, Christopher Hart, has been appointed CFO for the music platform’s parent company Aspiro AB.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 11th 2014 at 10:01AM
Music Week Presents: Nina Schofield

Music Week Presents: Nina Schofield

London-based singer/songwriter Nina Schofield is due to release her latest single entitled 'Over It Under It' next Monday 18 ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Aug 11th 2014 at 10:00AM
Rebekah Alperin

Kobalt's Rebekah Alperin joins Universal Music Publishing Group

Kobalt's senior vice president of communications and marketing Rebekah Alperin has left the company to join Universal Music Publishing Group ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 11th 2014 at 9:48AM
Nico and Vinz Am I Wrong

Nico & Vinz's Am I Wrong sells over 100k to top singles chart Gated Content

ALBUMS
Already the biggest selling artist album of 2014, Ed Sheeran's X extends its stay atop the album chart while ...

by Alan Jones
on Aug 11th 2014 at 9:41AM

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The Playlist, August 8th 2014

The Playlist, August 8th 2014

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

10 tracks featuring Mysteries / Mason Feat. Rouge Mary / Ben Howard / Laura Welsh / Salt Cathedral / Octave Minds / We Are Shining /
Sam Jones

Bauer hires former Warner man as Digital MD

Bauer Media UK has appointed ex-Perform Group, Warner Group and LoveLive executive Sam Jones as digital MD.

Jones will take ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 8th 2014 at 3:36PM
16 artists to share £250K funding from Music Export Growth Scheme

16 artists to share £250K funding from Music Export Growth Scheme

The artists set to benefit from £250,000 worth of Government funding to promote British music around the world have been ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 8th 2014 at 2:54PM
Empress AD partner with BitTorrent for release

Empress AD partner with BitTorrent for release

Empress AD have partnered with BitTorrent, releasing material through the platform's BitTorrent Bundles.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 8th 2014 at 2:22PM

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Shoot Music:

Shoot Music: "Sport is tribal, which is something music has lost" Gated Content

The past couple of years alone have affirmed just how effective sport can be in bringing people together on ...

on Aug 8th 2014 at 2:20PM
7digital: 'We're on the verge of a golden age for digital'

7digital: 'We're on the verge of a golden age for digital' Gated Content

The following is a piece by Gunnar Larsén, VP product at 7digital:


on Aug 8th 2014 at 1:21PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Nico & Vinz No.1, MAGIC! No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Nico & Vinz No.1, MAGIC! No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 8th 2014 at 1:00PM
Rixton: 'We made it clear we have our own sound'

Rixton: 'We made it clear we have our own sound' Gated Content

They might have started out in a caravan, but since a trip to the US with some choice radio ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 8th 2014 at 11:17AM
RCA Records promotes US publicity execs

RCA Records promotes US publicity execs

RCA Records has promoted a string of publicity executives in the States. Following Mika El-Baz’s recent promotion to executive VP ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 8th 2014 at 11:10AM
'Pirate' domain registrars reject Police takedown requests

'Pirate' domain registrars reject Police takedown requests

A City of London Police operation requesting the suspension of domains hosting infringing content is not being met with cooperation ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 8th 2014 at 11:02AM
Radio playlist update: Capital Xtra

Radio playlist update: Capital Xtra Gated Content

The latest Capital Xtra network playlist for the week commencing August 8, 2014 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 8th 2014 at 11:01AM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, August 8 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 8th 2014 at 11:00AM
The Cribs sign with Sony RED

The Cribs sign with Sony RED Gated Content

The Cribs have signed a deal with Sony RED ahead of the release of their sixth studio album after ending ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 8th 2014 at 10:59AM