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Twickets and Ticket Trust team up

Twickets and Ticket Trust team up

Twitter and mobile based exchange platform Twickets and The Ticket Trust - a secure 'ethical' ticket exchange site set up ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 3:21PM
Bozoma Saint John

Beats Music appoints Bozoma Saint John as marketing boss

Beats Music has appointed Bozoma Saint John to lead its marketing team as SVP, head of global marketing.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 2:50PM
UK behind Germany, Japan and US in music sales rankings

UK behind Germany, Japan and US in music sales rankings

The UK was officially the fourth largest recorded music market in the world in 2013, according to new IFPI figures ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 2:27PM
Radio Academy Awards 2014

Radio Academy Awards 2014 nominations revealed

The nominations for the 32nd Radio Academy Awards, the UK's most prestigious radio accolades, were announced today via a webcast ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 2:25PM

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SO recordings

So Recordings signs distribution deal with Caroline for US and Canada

So Recordings has signed a digital and physical distribution deal with Caroline Records for the USA and Canada.

on Apr 2nd 2014 at 2:07PM
SeeTickets links with PayPal

SeeTickets links with PayPal

See Tickets in the UK has become the first major primary ticketing agency to accept payment via PayPal for its ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 12:06PM
Ticketscript partners with 32 Londoners event

Ticketscript partners with 32 Londoners event

Self-ticketing platform ticketscript has been chosen as the ticketing partner for 32 Londoners, a new event celebrating influential Londoners such ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 12:02PM
Spotify

Spotify snaps up Google exec, Russian launch on the way?

Spotify has hired Google’s Alexander Kubaneishvili sparking speculation that the streaming service is about to set up in Russia.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 10:55AM

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LA Mission

LA Sync Licensing Mission applications close this week

Music companies or individuals looking to take part in the 10th annual US Sync Licensing Mission hosted by BPI, ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 10:36AM
Piracy

Mobile music piracy outgrows online torrenting

Pirating music via mobile devices has become more popular than downloading copyrighted material through traditional online piracy routes such as ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 10:18AM
Music Week Presents: Ooberfuse

Music Week Presents: Ooberfuse

Ooberfuse are an electronica duo from Woolwich, London formed by Hal St John and Cherrie Anderson.  Steered by the marvellous, ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 10:00AM
Def Jam, Island and Motown now standalone labels at Universal in US

Def Jam, Island and Motown now standalone labels at Universal in US

Universal Music Group has closed its Island Def Jam Group in the US, spinning out Def Jam Recordings, Island Records ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 1st 2014 at 3:48PM

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Amber Davis joins Warner/Chappell from Sony/ATV

Amber Davis joins Warner/Chappell from Sony/ATV

Warner/Chappell UK has appointed Amber Davis to the position of Creative Director. 

Reporting to Mike Sault, Senior Director, A&R, Warner/Chappell ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 1st 2014 at 12:49PM
David Gray

David Gray signs new album to Kobalt Label Services

Kobalt Label Services has signed a worldwide label services agreement with David Gray for his forthcoming new studio album Mutineers.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 1st 2014 at 12:18PM
Paolo at the Hydro

Nordoff Robbins, SSE Hydro and Paolo Nutini form new charity partnership

Music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins has combined with Glasgow’s SSE Hydro arena and singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini in a new partnership.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 1st 2014 at 12:08PM
Frankie Knuckles

'Godfather Of House' Frankie Knuckles dies aged 59

Frankie Knuckles, also known as the Godfather of House, died at his home yesterday (March 31) aged 59.

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Apr 1st 2014 at 10:18AM

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Music Week Presents: Darkside

Music Week Presents: Darkside

Darkside are the collaborative duo consistent of guitarist Dave Harrington and critically acclaimed record label owner and producer Nicolas Jaar. ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Apr 1st 2014 at 10:00AM
Led Zeppelin: How to make an amazing gig look even more amazing

Led Zeppelin: How to make an amazing gig look even more amazing

When Led Zeppelin reunited to play a special gig in tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun in 2007, the ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 1st 2014 at 9:49AM
Dave Rowntree

Would you know what to do if your client was arrested?

The following is from Blur drummer Dave Rowntree who now practises as a criminal solicitor.

on Mar 31st 2014 at 3:37PM
Michael Jackson Xscape

New music from Michael Jackson out in May 2014

Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release Xscape, an album of new music by Michael ...

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Mar 31st 2014 at 2:44PM
Music Week Chart Pack

New Music Week ChartPack available now

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

on Mar 31st 2014 at 2:02PM
X Factor

POLL: Is X Factor a good A&R vehicle?

Simon Cowell’s X Factor has taken its fair share of flak over the years. It’s production-line format, Xmas No.1 dash ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 31st 2014 at 1:58PM
CD ripping to be made legal in UK this summer

CD ripping to be made legal in UK this summer

A UK Copyright Exception that will make it legal for consumers to rip music from CDs for personal use will ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Mar 31st 2014 at 1:42PM
Bristol Proms 2014 line-up announced

Bristol Proms 2014 line-up announced

The line-up of this year’s Bristol Proms has been confirmed, featuring leading classical acts such as Bryn Terfel, Daniel Hope ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Mar 31st 2014 at 12:29PM
AIM Start Ups

New AIM initiative to provide up to £25,000 loans to indie start ups

AIM has today launched a new Government-backed scheme offering access to finance for independent music companies and entrepreneurs.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 31st 2014 at 10:09AM