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Ticketmaster acquires Front Gate Tickets and Universe

Ticketmaster acquires Front Gate Tickets and Universe

Live Nation-owned Ticketmaster has acquired festival ticket company Front Gate Tickets and DIY ticketing platform Universe.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jun 10th 2015 at 10:44AM
London Palladium puts focus back on music and variety

London Palladium puts focus back on music and variety

The London Palladium is going back to its roots by opening its doors to music and variety shows seven nights ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jun 10th 2015 at 10:38AM
BMG signs new deal with GEMA

BMG signs new deal with GEMA

BMG and German collection society GEMA have signed a new three year deal, aimed at maximising income in Europe from ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 10th 2015 at 9:51AM
LoveLive hires former UMG exec Rob Wells

LoveLive hires former UMG exec Rob Wells

The former president of global digital business at Universal Music Group, Rob Wells (pictured), will join LoveLive’s advisory ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jun 10th 2015 at 9:46AM

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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 ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 9th 2015 at 6:39PM
EPM

EPM expands to US with LA office

Digital distributor EPM has stepped into the US with the opening of an LA office, headed up by music marketing ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 9th 2015 at 3:11PM
Apple Music

Apple Music arrival causes Pandora and Rhapsody shares to fall

Shares of both Pandora Media and partial Rhapsody owner RealNetworks fell by 4% following the announcement of Apple Music at ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jun 9th 2015 at 11:39AM
Crown Talent appoints Steven Melrose as head of music

Crown Talent appoints Steven Melrose as head of music

Steven Melrose has joined Crown Talent & Media Group as the company’s head of music.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jun 9th 2015 at 10:04AM

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Nettwerk acquires Maxi Records

Nettwerk acquires Maxi Records

Nettwerk Music Group has acquired independent house label Maxi Records.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 9th 2015 at 10:02AM
Apple Music revealed

Apple Music revealed

Apple has stepped into the music streaming world, with the unveiling of Apple Music at WWDC 2015 today.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 8th 2015 at 7:50PM
New Music Week ChartPack available now

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 ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jun 8th 2015 at 3:59PM
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Apple targeting 100m subscribers for new streaming service - report

Apple will almost certainly unveil its much anticipated streaming service later today when WWDC 2015 kicks off in the US. ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 8th 2015 at 3:39PM

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Watch: ASCAP's Paul Williams' keynote speech at Midem

Watch: ASCAP's Paul Williams' keynote speech at Midem

ASCAP president and chairman Paul Williams delivered a keynote speech at this year's Midem.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 8th 2015 at 3:00PM
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Kobalt launches digital collection society after AMRA acquisition

Kobalt has launched what it's calling "the first global, direct, digital mechanical and performing rights society" built upon AMRA (American ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 8th 2015 at 1:57PM
Watch: Doug Morris's Midem 2015 keynote in full

Watch: Doug Morris's Midem 2015 keynote in full

Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris delivered a keynote interview at Midem 2015 in which, among other things, he confirmed ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jun 8th 2015 at 1:31PM

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Isle of Wight Festival promoter laughs off Ed Sheeran row

Isle of Wight Festival promoter laughs off Ed Sheeran row

Isle of Wight Festival organiser John Giddings has revealed his newfound respect for Ed Sheeran, having previously branded the singer “boring”.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jun 8th 2015 at 9:45AM
Doug Morris

Apple to launch streaming service tomorrow, says Doug Morris

Apple WILL launch its streaming service tomorrow (Monday, June 8), according to Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris.

Over the ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Jun 7th 2015 at 6:26PM
LA Reid

LA Reid: X Factor 'destroyed my taste in music'

Legendary record label boss Antonio 'LA' Reid used his appearance at MIDEM to dismiss his time as a judge on ...

by Mark Sutherland
on Jun 7th 2015 at 11:31AM
Sacem

SACEM sees 2.4% revenue dip in 2014

French authors' society SACEM collected €1.27 bn in 2014 and distributed €1.1 bn to rights holders, a 2.4% drop compared ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Jun 7th 2015 at 11:23AM
Hans

Hans-Holger Albrecht: Apple entering the streaming market "is a positive thing"

Deezer’s CEO since February, Hans-Holger Albrecht (pictured), told an audience of music industry executives and journalists that a ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jun 6th 2015 at 1:27PM
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Kobalt enters into partnership with IM Global Music

Independent entertainment studio IM Global, a subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Reliance ADA, and music publishing and global music rights management ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jun 6th 2015 at 1:11PM
BPI

BPI launches online copyright protection portal

BPI launched its new Copyright Protection Portal at a Midem press conference in Cannes on Saturday, June 6.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jun 6th 2015 at 12:59PM
Dooley

Dooley's (Digital) Diary - 05/06/15

Move MIDEM to June, they said. It'll be lovely and sunny, they said. Well, a good portion of the UK ...

on Jun 5th 2015 at 3:57PM