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YouTube ad-free subscription to launch in June - report

YouTube ad-free subscription to launch in June - report

YouTube's ad-free subscription service may launch in June, based on updated terms on YouTube’s Creator Studio Dashboard.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 9th 2015 at 11:39AM
Vivendi

Vivendi agrees deal with rebel shareholder PSAM

Vivendi has agreed a deal with rebel minority investor P. Schoenfeld Asset Management (PSAM).

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 9th 2015 at 11:39AM
Olympus announces Music Open finalists

Olympus announces Music Open finalists

Matt Mure has made it into the final three finalists in Olympus' Music Open competition, against talent from France and ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 9th 2015 at 11:38AM
ERA

ERA to host golf day in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

ERA will once again host a golf day for retailers, suppliers and related companies in the entertainment world in support ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 9th 2015 at 11:16AM

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Police launch database to tackle festival crime

Police launch database to tackle festival crime

The Police are creating a national database of security issues at live events in a bid to tackle festival crime.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 9th 2015 at 11:11AM
Alcopop! Records to release parody single aimed at UKIP

Alcopop! Records to release parody single aimed at UKIP

Alcopop! Records are releasing a parody 7” single, The Wit And Wisdom Of Nigel Farage.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 9th 2015 at 11:09AM
Toshiba, Coca-Cola named founding partners of new Las Vegas Arena

Toshiba, Coca-Cola named founding partners of new Las Vegas Arena

Toshiba and Coca-Cola have agreed multi-year deals to become “founding partners” of the new Las Vegas Arena.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 9th 2015 at 10:56AM
US Department of Justice considers allowing the partial withdrawal of rights from PROs - report

US Department of Justice considers allowing the partial withdrawal of rights from PROs - report

US publishers could be allowed to withdraw partial rights from blanket licenses with performing rights societies thanks to the US ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 9th 2015 at 10:54AM

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Lil Wayne continues legal action against Cash Money Records

Lil Wayne’s legal action against Birdman, aka Bryan Williams, and Cash Money Records has not been dropped, contrary to reports ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 9th 2015 at 10:35AM
Warner promotes Eliah Seton to president of ADA

Warner promotes Eliah Seton to president of ADA

Warner Music Group has promoted Eliah Seton to president of ADA Worldwide, the company’s independent distribution and services arm.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 9th 2015 at 10:27AM
Mark Abramowitz

Sony/ATV appoints Nashville A&R to branch outside of country music

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has appointed an A&R executive in the home of country music, Nashville, to search for and develop ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 9th 2015 at 10:14AM
The Charlatans

BMG Chrysalis ends Q1 as fifth biggest corporate group for albums

BMG Chrysalis UK ended Q1 as the fifth biggest corporate group in the UK albums market, according to Official Charts ...
Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 9th 2015 at 9:35AM

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Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, April 8

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, April 8 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 8th 2015 at 3:57PM
MusicTank launches new course on tour management

MusicTank launches new course on tour management

MusicTank, the University of Westminster's knowledge hub, has announced the launch of a one-day course on tour management.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 8th 2015 at 3:37PM
dirk

INgrooves Music Group signs deals with Doghouse, Hit City and Kitsuné

INgrooves Music Group has signed US indie labels Doghouse Records and Hit City for global distribution and marketing services.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 8th 2015 at 3:17PM
Ospreys return to T in the Park site

Ospreys return to T in the Park site

T in the Park organisers have vowed to work with RSPB Scotland to safeguard a protected species of birds found ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 8th 2015 at 2:40PM

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Counting Crows

Atlas signs Counting Crows in global publishing deal

Atlas Music Publishing has signed the Counting Crows to a global music publishing deal.

The agreement covers the entire catalogue ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 8th 2015 at 1:38PM
MusicStation platform relaunched by Omnifone

MusicStation platform relaunched by Omnifone

B2B cloud music platform provider Omnifone is relaunching its more flexible, scalable MusicStation service.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 8th 2015 at 1:24PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Nick Jonas No.1, Jess Glynne No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Nick Jonas No.1, Jess Glynne No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 8th 2015 at 1:00PM
Liverpool venue The Kazimier to close

Liverpool venue The Kazimier to close

Liverpool’s Kazimier Club is closing its doors to the public at the beginning of next year.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 8th 2015 at 11:26AM
Vevo inks brand partnership deal with ASOS

Vevo inks brand partnership deal with ASOS

Vevo has secured its first ever brand partnership for its DSCVR franchise, which celebrates emerging new music acts.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 8th 2015 at 11:22AM
Maas

Ministers in France and Germany move to prioritise creators' rights in Europe

Ministers in France and Germany have moved to prioritise creators' rights in Europe's policy agenda.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 8th 2015 at 9:55AM
James Diener

Alignment Artist Capital to provide up to $20m in funding for musicians

A firm co-founded by Octone Records head James Diener (pictured) and backer Howan Lipson is looking to provide ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 8th 2015 at 9:41AM
Publicity exec Shira Knishkowy joins Matador

Publicity exec Shira Knishkowy joins Matador

Matador Records has hired former Partisan Records exec Shira Knishkowy as director of publicity.

Shira previously held the same role ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 8th 2015 at 9:34AM
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 ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 7th 2015 at 4:58PM