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YouTube attracts 1bn monthly users, watching 6bn hours of video

YouTube attracts 1bn monthly users, watching 6bn hours of video

Over one billion YouTube viewers are now watching 6 billion hours of video each month, with around 40% of that ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:52AM
Streaming service 8tracks raises $1.28m in funding

Streaming service 8tracks raises $1.28m in funding

Music streaming service 8tracks has secured $1.28 million in funding, according to an SEC Form D filed last week (August ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:50AM
X Factor return draws 9.5m viewers

X Factor return draws 9.5m viewers

The return of X Factor to UK television screens drew 10.6 million viewers at its peak, with an average of ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:49AM
One Direction

One Direction top $230m in ticket sales for world tour

One Direction have made $230 million from ticket sales for their Where We Are world tour, becoming the first artist ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:48AM

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Royal Blood

Official Charts Analysis: Royal Blood's debut LP lands at No.1 with 65,812 sales Gated Content

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With Collabro's Stars twinkling less brightly as it slides 1-4 (21,913 sales), the successors to the throne are Royal ...

by Alan Jones
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:14AM
Universal Music generates €2 billion in first half of 2014

Universal Music generates €2 billion in first half of 2014

Universal Music Group’s revenues in the six months to June 30 stood at 2.0 billion, down 10.4% on the  ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:08AM
Apple paid Universal Music $409m as part of Beats purchase

Apple paid Universal Music $409m as part of Beats purchase

Universal Music Group has confirmed that it received a US$409 windfall from Apple’s acquisition of Beats.

Universal, through parent Vivendi, ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:05AM
Music Week Presents: Laurel

Music Week Presents: Laurel

Accruing from a tiny town located somewhere amidst Southampton and Portsmouth, singer/songwriter and producer Laurel moved to London to seek ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:00AM

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Facebook, Pledge and Kobalt to speak at MMF event on Monday

Facebook, Pledge and Kobalt to speak at MMF event on Monday

The final line-up of guest speakers has been confirmed for Module Three of the MMF's 2014 version of its Artist/Music ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 29th 2014 at 5:24PM
The Playlist, August 29th 2014

The Playlist, August 29th 2014

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

10 tracks featuring Charli XCX / Blossoms / FEMME / Love Inks / Christopher Owens / astronomyy / Lowell /
Season Butler

Artists' Assembly Against Austerity launches

Lobbying group, Artists’ Assembly Against Austerity, has launched - designed to rally musicians to voice opposition against government cuts to ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Aug 29th 2014 at 4:17PM
Murray Chalmers PR expands - Sarah Henderson promoted to GM

Murray Chalmers PR expands - Sarah Henderson promoted to GM

Murray Chalmers PR has told Music Week that will be increasing its work in the brands and events space, as ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 29th 2014 at 3:16PM

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Today's iTunes UK Charts: Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.1, Maroon 5 No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.1, Maroon 5 No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 29th 2014 at 1:00PM
iPhone 6 to be announced on September 9, suggests official Apple invite

iPhone 6 to be announced on September 9, suggests official Apple invite

Apple has sent out the below confirmation of a new launch event on Tuesday, September 9 - almost certainly the ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 29th 2014 at 12:02PM
Is Apple about to take streaming music to the masses?

Is Apple about to take streaming music to the masses?

Apple is keen remind us that Kate Bush isn’t the only pop icon taking up a full month’s residency at ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 29th 2014 at 11:50AM
SeatGeek raises $35m in funding round

SeatGeek raises $35m in funding round

Ticket search engine SeatGeek has announced that it has raised $35 million in new venture funding, with the list of ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 29th 2014 at 10:09AM

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Music Week Presents: Ben Howard

Music Week Presents: Ben Howard

Critically acclaimed, Devonshire-bred folk artist Ben Howard is due to release his highly anticipated sophomore album entitled I Forget Where ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Aug 29th 2014 at 10:00AM
Sirius

Sirius XM could be headed for victory in royalty lawsuit

The lawsuit brought against satellite radio company SiriusXM could be headed for victory for the service as the judge is ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Aug 29th 2014 at 9:58AM
VidZone lands on Samsung devices

VidZone lands on Samsung devices

Music video service, VidZone, has launched on Samsung mobiles, tablets and Smart TVs in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 29th 2014 at 9:45AM
iTunes Festival will broadcast to millions

iTunes Festival will broadcast to millions Gated Content

Apple has told Music Week that it expects September’s eighth annual iTunes Festival in London will be streamed to millions ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 29th 2014 at 9:37AM
US

US album sales hit record low, weekly sales under 4m

US album sales have fallen to 3.97 million - the lowest figure since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991.

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Aug 29th 2014 at 9:24AM
Demon Music Group to reissue all eight T.Rex albums as box set

Demon Music Group to reissue all eight T.Rex albums as box set

London-based Demon Music Group is set to reissue all eight T.Rex albums as a box set in November.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 28th 2014 at 3:24PM
On The Radar: Ballet School

On The Radar: Ballet School Gated Content

Bella Union’s Ballet School are pop – but “it’s complicated,” says singer Rosie Blair. “I always just say pop ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 28th 2014 at 3:04PM
Sunny Side Up: 'Iconic song lyrics have just as much potential to become High Street brands in their own right'

Sunny Side Up: 'Iconic song lyrics have just as much potential to become High Street brands in their own right' Gated Content

The following is a piece by Michael Gottlieb, managing partner at Sunny Side Up:


on Aug 28th 2014 at 2:26PM
Radio playlist update: Capital FM

Radio playlist update: Capital FM Gated Content

The latest Capital FM playlist for the week commencing August 29, 2014 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 28th 2014 at 2:19PM