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Music's Top 10 most innovative companies revealed

Business magazine Fast Company has unveiled its list of the world's Top 10 most innovative companies in music in 2015.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 10th 2015 at 10:41AM
Fuga

Fuga gets development funding, expands international network

Amsterdam-based technology company Fuga has received new shareholder funding, which will allow it to invest in the development of its ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 10th 2015 at 10:31AM
Suede

Suede to receive NME Godlike Genius Award

Suede will be honoured with the Godlike Genius Award at the NME Awards 2015, held in association with Austin, Texas.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 10th 2015 at 10:21AM
Kylie

Jockey Club Live's Kylie show sells out in record time

The Jockey Club Live's An Evening At The Races event with Kylie Minogue has sold out in record time.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 10th 2015 at 9:53AM

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The Village People

Trial to determine who wrote Y.M.C.A. to begin this week

A trial is due to begin this week to establish who wrote 24 of the Village People's songs including Y.M.C.A. 

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 10th 2015 at 9:44AM
CISAC

Royalties collected by CISAC in 2013 remain stable at €7.8bn

Total royalties collected on behalf of over three million creators worldwide by The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Feb 10th 2015 at 9:31AM
Mark Allen Group acquires Songlines

Mark Allen Group acquires Songlines

The Mark Allen Group has acquired world music magazine Songlines.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 9th 2015 at 3:41PM
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 ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 9th 2015 at 3:01PM

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Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ellie Goulding No.1, DJ Fresh No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ellie Goulding No.1, DJ Fresh No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 9th 2015 at 1:00PM
BMI

BMI and Pandora head to court over royalties dispute

Licensing agency BMI is set for a court battle with internet radio service Pandora in a royalties’ dispute.

The trial, ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 9th 2015 at 11:08AM
Mark Ronson: 'I justify myself with the music'

Mark Ronson: 'I justify myself with the music' Gated Content

Celebrity DJ, child of musical privilege, over-hyped remixer or talented musician; whatever you think of Mark Ronson, there’s no ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Feb 9th 2015 at 10:51AM
Aspiro

Aspiro has 503,000 paying users as of January 31

Aspiro has released its total user numbers for January, following the public bid made for the company by Project Panther ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 9th 2015 at 10:33AM

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BPI and MPA launch trade mission to Canada

BPI and MPA launch trade mission to Canada

British music trade bodies BPI and MPA (Music Publishers Association) have announced their first ever trade mission to Toronto, taking ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 9th 2015 at 10:26AM
Music Week Presents: Room 94

Music Week Presents: Room 94

Room 94 are a four-piece rock/pop band from the outskirts of London who bring hard rock music with a pop ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Feb 9th 2015 at 10:00AM
McKinney

Rob Hallett announces first hire for Robomagic

Rob Hallett has made the first hire for his new live, 360 and finance music company, Robomagic, in the ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Feb 9th 2015 at 9:43AM
Onkyo expands into UK, US and Germany

Onkyo expands into UK, US and Germany

Japanese hi-fi manufacturer Onkyo is expanding its music download service, E-Onkyo Music, to the US, UK and Germany.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 9th 2015 at 9:42AM

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Nick Raphael

Raphael 'overwhelmed' by Sam Smith's Grammy success

Capitol Records UK boss Nick Raphael has described Sam Smith's haul of four Grammy's in his debut year as "historic".
...

by DAVE ROBERTS
on Feb 9th 2015 at 9:21AM
Sam Smith

Sam Smith claims four Grammys

With four Grammys in the bag, including three in the main categories, Sam Smith takes his place alongside Adele and ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Feb 9th 2015 at 7:20AM
The Playlist, February 6, 2015

The Playlist, February 6, 2015

This week's best music from the UK industry's tastemakers.

10 tracks featuring Cosmo Sheldrake / Findlay / Giorgio Moroder / La Priest / Raye / Petite Meller / East India Youth /
Phonofile partners with Nordic Music Prize

Phonofile partners with Nordic Music Prize

Nordic digital music distributor Phonofile has partnered with Nordic conference and showcase event by:Larm as a sponsor for the Nordic ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 6th 2015 at 3:35PM
Today's iTunes Charts: Ellie Goulding No.1, Mark Ronson No.2

Today's iTunes Charts: Ellie Goulding No.1, Mark Ronson No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 6th 2015 at 1:00PM
Coldplay

Coldplay's Ghost Stories wins Best Music Programme at Broadcast Awards

Coldplay’s Ghost Stories won Best Music Programme at the Broadcast Awards on February 4 at London's Grosvenor House.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 6th 2015 at 12:05PM
Zimbalam

Believe Digital's Zimbalam hits 100,000 users

Digital distribution platform Zimbalam has reached 100,000 users worldwide.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 6th 2015 at 11:52AM
Lucian Grainge tops Billboard Power 100 list

Lucian Grainge tops Billboard Power 100 list

Universal Music Group CEO and chairman Lucian Grainge has been named No.1 in Billboard’s 2015 Power 100 list.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 6th 2015 at 11:33AM