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Google discarded 21m takedown requests in 2013

Google discarded 21m takedown requests in 2013

Last year, Google discarded 21 million takedown requests because the claims were either invalid or duplications of previous notices.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 16th 2014 at 10:46AM
WIN

Over 750 indie labels sign up to WIN's Fair Digital Deals Declaration

As of today, more than 750 independent labels worldwide have signed up to the Worldwide Independent Network's (WIN) 'Fair Deals ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 16th 2014 at 10:05AM
Music Week Presents: Alvvays

Music Week Presents: Alvvays

Alvvays are a dream-pop quintet from Canada who take inspiration from bands such as Teenage Fanclub, The Vaselines and Belle ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Jul 16th 2014 at 10:00AM
Radio playlist update: 6Music

Radio playlist update: 6Music Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 6Music playlist and Albums of the Day have been revealed, covering the seven days commencing Saturday, ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 16th 2014 at 9:12AM

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Google Play: 'Our mobile experience is the best out there'

Google Play: 'Our mobile experience is the best out there' Gated Content

When Google Play took over an entire UK TV ad break earlier this summer, it wasn’t just a marketing ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 15th 2014 at 5:06PM
Stephen King Believe

Believe Recordings: 'We're very good at breaking acts' Gated Content

The global rise of Bastille is well-documented in music industry lore. But the crucial role that Believe Recordings played ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 15th 2014 at 4:00PM
Spotify reveals new Viral 50 Chart

Spotify reveals new Viral 50 Chart

Spotify has revealed the Viral 50 chart - created to measure the success of music in terms of streaming and ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 15th 2014 at 3:50PM

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'Indies eager to support Dotcom's Baboom with content,' says analyst

'Indies eager to support Dotcom's Baboom with content,' says analyst

Baboom, the music service being launched by Kim Dotcom, has been greeted with a positive reception from indies around the ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 15th 2014 at 3:40PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Rixton No.1, Nicole Scherzinger No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Rixton No.1, Nicole Scherzinger No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 15th 2014 at 1:00PM
Radio playlist update: Xfm

Radio playlist update: Xfm Gated Content

Xfm has revealed its new playlist and Records of the Week for the period commencing July 14, 2014.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 15th 2014 at 11:05AM
Geek Wave crowdfunding raises $1.3m for music player

Geek Wave crowdfunding raises $1.3m for music player

LH Labs, a part of Light Harmonic, has successfully completed an Indiegogo campaign to fund Geek Wave, a ‘high performance ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 15th 2014 at 10:41AM

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Shazam partners with Rdio to allow in-app streaming of full tracks

Shazam partners with Rdio to allow in-app streaming of full tracks

Shazam has partnered with Rdio to allow the full playback of tracks discovered in the Shazam app.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 15th 2014 at 10:39AM
Arqiva

Arqiva, Bauer Radio and UTV Media to bid for national DAB multiplex licence

A consortium made up of Arqiva, Bauer and UTV Media is bidding to operate a second national DAB multiplex licence ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 15th 2014 at 10:11AM
Music Week Presents: Oscar & The Wolf

Music Week Presents: Oscar & The Wolf

Rising indie-dance star Max Colombie, who goes under the stage guise Oscar and The Wolf is due to release a ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Jul 15th 2014 at 10:00AM
Music can't give up on finding its Frozen moment

Music can't give up on finding its Frozen moment Gated Content

The UK music industry can sheepishly applaud itself today for the dominance of home-sourced artists in the first half of ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 14th 2014 at 3:52PM

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Hospital Records: 'Dance is bringing massive revenue to the British music industry'

Hospital Records: 'Dance is bringing massive revenue to the British music industry' Gated Content

Since launching Hospital Records alongside Tony Colman in 1996, Chris Goss has taken the label from strength-to-strength. Today, Hospital ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 14th 2014 at 3:49PM
Music Week Chart Pack

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 Jul 14th 2014 at 2:56PM
Music Week Sync Awards: nominate now!

Music Week Sync Awards: nominate now!

The first ever Music Week Sync Awards take place this October, with nominations for the event now open.

on Jul 14th 2014 at 1:43PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Rixton No.1, Nicole Scherzinger No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Rixton No.1, Nicole Scherzinger No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 14th 2014 at 1:00PM
Live Nation and Yahoo name artists for concert streaming channel

Live Nation and Yahoo name artists for concert streaming channel

Live Nation and Yahoo have named the artists to be featured in the first round of the companies' concert streaming ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 14th 2014 at 11:17AM
Government urged to reconsider music lesson funding cuts

Government urged to reconsider music lesson funding cuts

Johnny Greenwood and Julian Lloyd Weber are among a group of musicians urging the Government to reconsider its plans to ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 14th 2014 at 11:15AM
PRS for Music launches app

PRS for Music launches app

PRS for Music has launched its first mobile app, available on Android and iOS.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 14th 2014 at 11:10AM
Omniphone/PonoMusic

Omnifone to power PonoMusic, Neil Young steps into CEO role

Omnifone has been revealed as the tech power behind Neil Young’s music download app PonoMusic as the service announces key ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 14th 2014 at 10:56AM
Genius.com

Rap Genius raises $40m investment, changes name

Lyrics site Rap Genius has reportedly raised $40 million in private funding as it changes its name to Genius.com and ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 14th 2014 at 10:32AM