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Today's iTunes UK Charts: Sam Smith No.1, Flo Rida No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Sam Smith No.1, Flo Rida No.2

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

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 12th 2015 at 1:00PM
Jack Daniel's partners on Grassroots Investor project to protect small venue network

Jack Daniel's partners on Grassroots Investor project to protect small venue network

Jack Daniel's has signed up for the Music Venue Trust's Grassroots Investor project.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 12th 2015 at 11:40AM
Blurred Lines poll

POLL: Do you agree with the Blurred Lines verdict?

Yesterday, a Californian jury decided that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I.’s Blurred Lines breached the copyright of Marvin Gaye’s ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 12th 2015 at 11:35AM
paramore

The SSE Arena, Wembley: 'We brand ourselves as iconic' Gated Content

The SSE Arena, Wembley, situated next to Wembley Stadium, has a certain amount of prestige. Built in 1934, it’s hosted ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 12th 2015 at 11:27AM

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Jay Z

Jay Z's Aspiro bid accepted - report

Jay Z's bid for Aspiro, the Swedish company that own high fidelity streaming service Tidal, has reportedly been accepted, despite ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 12th 2015 at 10:59AM
Robin Thicke

Blurred Lines verdict 'doesn't set a new precedent and shouldn't stifle creativity'

It was decided by a Californian court earlier this week that Blurred Lines, the hit single by Pharrell Williams, ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 12th 2015 at 10:36AM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of the new issue of Music Week, Twickets unveils an all-star Board of investors to support ...

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 12th 2015 at 10:35AM
RIAA calls for tougher anti-piracy measures

RIAA calls for tougher anti-piracy measures

Record industry organisation the RIAA has sent a letter to domain name oversight body ICANN calling for tougher measures against ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 12th 2015 at 10:26AM

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Lohan

Freemium debate heats up

The debate over whether streaming services should have a free option has heated up, with Ministry of Sound's Lohan Presencer ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 12th 2015 at 9:44AM
British artists claim biggest UK album share since Britpop

British artists claim biggest UK album share since Britpop

British artists last year held the biggest share of albums sold in the UK since 1997, the heyday of Britpop.

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 12th 2015 at 9:38AM
new order

Universal Music Publishing signs New Order to global admin deal

Universal Music Publishing has signed an exclusive, worldwide administration deal with New Order.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 12th 2015 at 8:00AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, March 11

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, March 11 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 11th 2015 at 3:57PM

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Creators join forces to lobby US Congress

Creators join forces to lobby US Congress

Over 1,500 creators have signed a letter sent to to US Congress "affirming core copyright principles held by the creative ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Mar 11th 2015 at 3:15PM
Future Music Festival Asia cancelled

Future Music Festival Asia cancelled

The Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) 2015 has been cancelled days before it was due to take place after organisers ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 11th 2015 at 1:54PM
SideOneDummy Records expands global partnership with INgrooves Music Group

SideOneDummy Records expands global partnership with INgrooves Music Group

LA-based independent label SideOneDummy Records and INgrooves Music Group have expanded their partnership to include worldwide distribution, music publishing and ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 11th 2015 at 12:35PM
Mark Wilkinson appointed VP, International Strategy & Artist Development, Global Classics

Mark Wilkinson appointed VP, International Strategy & Artist Development, Global Classics

Mark Wilkinson, president of Deutsche Grammophon, has been appointed to the new role of vice president, international strategy & ...

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 11th 2015 at 11:47AM

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Fintage House signs Iggy Azalea

Fintage House signs Iggy Azalea

Fintage House has signed Australian artists Iggy Azalea and Dami Im.

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 11th 2015 at 11:37AM
Record Store Day reveals 592 exclusive products

Record Store Day reveals 592 exclusive products

The full rundown of products on sale at this year's Record Store Day has been revealed, with a usual mix ...

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 11th 2015 at 11:36AM
Neil Portnow

Top managers join the Grammy Creators Alliance

The Recording Academy is beefing up its Grammy Creators Alliance with the inclusion of a Managers Think Tank that regroups ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Mar 11th 2015 at 11:34AM
Pharrell

Marvin Gaye's family awarded $7.3m in Blurred Lines trial

A Californian jury has decided that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I.’s Blurred Lines breached the copyright of Marvin Gaye’s ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 11th 2015 at 11:00AM
Spotify expects to pay Universal $1 billion over next two years

Spotify expects to pay Universal $1 billion over next two years

Spotify expects to pay Universal Music Group $1 billion over the next two years to cover royalties, ad revenue and ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 11th 2015 at 10:44AM
Radio playlist update: 6 Music

Radio playlist update: 6 Music Gated Content

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

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 10th 2015 at 6:00PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Flo Rida No.1, Years & Years No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Flo Rida No.1, Years & Years No.2

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

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 10th 2015 at 1:00PM
Peter Rhodes

Reed Midem London MD Peter Rhodes steps down

Peter Rhodes OBE, managing director of Reed Midem's London office, is stepping down at the end of May, after 31 ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 10th 2015 at 11:16AM
Revised secondary ticketing laws passed by MPs

Revised secondary ticketing laws passed by MPs

The House of Commons has backed revised legislation to regulate secondary ticketing sellers more closely. 

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 10th 2015 at 11:13AM