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Essential signs LA Label Linear Labs

Essential signs LA Label Linear Labs Gated Content

Essential Music & Marketing has signed LA-based record label Linear Labs for physical and digital distribution and marketing in Europe.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 31st 2014 at 3:47PM
Warner Music Group

Former Sony exec joins Warner Music Nashville as SVP of Publicity

Warner Music Nashville has appointed Wes Vause to senior vice president, Publicity.

Effective October, 2014, Vause will oversee all publicity ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 31st 2014 at 3:47PM
Smooth

RAJAR: Smooth adds more than 200,000 listeners in London

Smooth Radio saw the biggest gains in the capital, increasing its year-on-year reach by more than 200,000 listeners.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 31st 2014 at 2:09PM
5 Seconds Of Summer debut album lands at No.1 in US

5 Seconds Of Summer debut album lands at No.1 in US

Australian pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer’s self-titled album has debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200, selling over 253,000 ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 31st 2014 at 1:15PM

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Radio playlist update: Capital FM

Radio playlist update: Capital FM Gated Content

The latest Capital FM playlist for the week commencing August 1, 2014 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 31st 2014 at 1:09PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: MAGIC! No.1, Cheryl Cole No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: MAGIC! No.1, Cheryl Cole No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 31st 2014 at 1:00PM
NMPA sues SeekLyrics and LyricsTime for copyright infringement

NMPA sues SeekLyrics and LyricsTime for copyright infringement

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) is suing lyrics websites, SeekLyrics and LyricsTime for copyright infringement in the US.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 31st 2014 at 11:22AM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of the latest issue of Music Week, Spirit Music Group eyes acquisition opportunities in the UK ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 31st 2014 at 11:16AM

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Warner veteran Stephen Bryan moves to SoundCloud

Warner veteran Stephen Bryan moves to SoundCloud

Stephen Bryan has been appointed SoundCloud’s new senior vice president of business development and strategy.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 31st 2014 at 11:15AM
Apple to cut 200 jobs at Beats - report

Apple to cut 200 jobs at Beats - report

Apple will be cutting approximately 40% of Beats’ global workforce as it closes its $3 billion acquisition of the music ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 31st 2014 at 11:13AM
Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1

Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1 Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 1 playlist for August 4-August 10 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 31st 2014 at 11:10AM
Music Week Presents: Kuenta I Tambu

Music Week Presents: Kuenta I Tambu

Kuenta i Tambu have created a new sound which is inspired by traditional Afro-Caribbean music from Curaçao and blended with ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Jul 31st 2014 at 10:00AM

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Rajar

RAJAR Q2 14: All the headlines

The RAJAR figures for the second quarter of 2014 are in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 31st 2014 at 7:31AM
Radio 1

RAJAR: Radio 1 reach up 2.5% in Q2 2014, 1Xtra down 15%

RAJAR figures for Q2 2014 are in. At the BBC, Radio 1 saw its reach increase quarter-on-quarter as Radio 2 ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 31st 2014 at 12:01AM
Global

RAJAR: Capital stays steady in Q2 14 as Smooth records highest ever reach

Global’s Capital Network saw its reach stay steady quarter-on-quarter, according to the latest RAJAR results, while Heart’s reach was up ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 31st 2014 at 12:01AM
Bauer

RAJAR: Absolute, Kiss, Planet Rock and Magic all make quarterly gains

Bauer saw quarterly gains (albeit some slight) across all of its major stations in Q2 2014, according to the latest ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 31st 2014 at 12:01AM

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Grimmy

RAJAR: Grimshaw's reach up 1.4% YoY, Absolute's O'Connell tops 1.5m

Nick Grimshaw’s increased his reach by more than 100,000 in Q2 2014. The Radio 1 breakfast DJ claimed a reach ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 31st 2014 at 12:01AM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, July 30

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 30th 2014 at 3:57PM
LG Arena partners with Zenith Watches

LG Arena partners with Zenith Watches

The NEC Group’s LG Arena has struck a deal with Zenith Watches, making the high-end watchmaker an exclusive partner for ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 30th 2014 at 3:57PM
BBFC

Age ratings to appear on music videos from October 1

Music videos released on physical packaged media that might contain content unsuitable for children will soon be required to be ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 30th 2014 at 3:37PM
Anti-piracy millions must be spent wisely

Anti-piracy millions must be spent wisely Gated Content

The BPI will receive £3 million from UK record companies and performers to fight piracy in 2014.

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 30th 2014 at 3:14PM
The Ting Tings: 'People think we're anti-label'

The Ting Tings: 'People think we're anti-label' Gated Content

After their 2008 debut album We Started Nothing sold over 600,000 units, The Ting Tings found themselves at the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 30th 2014 at 3:07PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: MAGIC! No.1, Cheryl Cole No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: MAGIC! No.1, Cheryl Cole No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 30th 2014 at 1:00PM
IMMF

IMMF outlines requirements for 'fair and transparent' digital market

The International Music Managers Forum (IMMF) has outlined a number of measures it believes should ensure fairness and transparency in ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 30th 2014 at 12:46PM
Peermusic signs Pan-Asian digital licensing deal with APRA AMCOS

Peermusic signs Pan-Asian digital licensing deal with APRA AMCOS

Australasian collection society APRA AMCOS and global independent music publisher Peermusic have signed a Pan-Asian digital and new media licensing ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 30th 2014 at 12:41PM