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Cooking Vinyl Group launches music royalty company

Cooking Vinyl Group launches music royalty company

Cooking Vinyl Group has launched a new co-owned business venture, which it says will help rights-holders cope with cope with ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 27th 2014 at 12:29PM
Parliament

Industry files for judicial review over lack of compensation in private copying exception

The Musicians’ Union, BASCA and UK Music have launched an application for a judicial review of the Government’s introduction of ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 27th 2014 at 12:15PM
Vince Power

PRS 'strongly denies' Vince Power allegations, legal action continues

PRS for Music has responded to Vince Power's assertion that the organisation wrongly claimed that Hop Farm did not have ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 27th 2014 at 12:02PM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of the new issue of Music Week, Decca reveals its new MD while Black Butter's publishing ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 27th 2014 at 11:26AM

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Critics' Choice Award shortlist revealed for 2015 BRIT Awards

Critics' Choice Award shortlist revealed for 2015 BRIT Awards

The shortlist for the 2015 BRITs Critics' Choice Award has been revealed. The nominees include James Bay, George The Poet and ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 27th 2014 at 11:14AM
UK vinyl sales pass 1m mark for first time since 1996

UK vinyl sales pass 1m mark for first time since 1996

Annual sales of vinyl albums in the UK have passed the 1 million mark for the first time in nearly ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 27th 2014 at 11:12AM
Google Play scores one month Take That streaming exclusive

Google Play scores one month Take That streaming exclusive

Take That’s new album will be exclusively available on just one UK audio streaming service throughout December: Google Play Music.

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Nov 26th 2014 at 9:45PM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, November 26 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 26th 2014 at 3:57PM

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Cato Music: 'Live is still exploding'

Cato Music: 'Live is still exploding' Gated Content

Cato Music managing director Glen Rowe tells Music Week that great people make an amazing company. “That’s what we ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 26th 2014 at 3:15PM
MTV Brand New 2015 nominees revealed

MTV Brand New 2015 nominees revealed

The nominees for the MTV Brand New 2015 competition have been revealed, with the shortlist featuring ten acts that are ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 26th 2014 at 2:38PM
Independent labels and retailers reject global Friday release day

Independent labels and retailers reject global Friday release day

A number of leading retailers, trade bodies and independent labels have issued a joint statement calling for a Monday global ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 26th 2014 at 1:19PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Band Aid 30 No.1, Take That No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Band Aid 30 No.1, Take That No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 26th 2014 at 1:00PM

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Spotify revenue up in 2013, but operating losses widen

Spotify revenue up in 2013, but operating losses widen

Spotify’s global revenue rose 74% in 2013, to nearly £593 million (€746.9m), but still failed to turn a profit as ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 26th 2014 at 12:12PM
Rammstein catalogue lands on Spotify

Rammstein catalogue lands on Spotify

German rock band Rammstein, who celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, have added their entire catalogue to Spotify.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 26th 2014 at 10:42AM
Check out the latest music industry jobs

Check out the latest music industry jobs

Searching for a new music industry job? A number of new vacancies have been added to the Music Week jobs ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 26th 2014 at 9:54AM
Nightmapper: 'Late nights in London are driven by the electronic music scene'

Nightmapper: 'Late nights in London are driven by the electronic music scene'

London-based event listings company Nightmapper has launched a new application, with plans to expand to Brighton and Manchester in the ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 26th 2014 at 9:30AM

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Music Gateway launches new Private Network software

Music Gateway launches new Private Network software

Music Gateway has developed new project management software called The Private Network, with Island Records Dance and Notting Hill Publishing ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 25th 2014 at 4:33PM
One Direction

One Direction surpass 1 billion streams on Spotify

One Direction have passed 1 billion streams on Spotify - and are only the second British group to have achieved ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 25th 2014 at 1:22PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Band Aid 30 No.1, Take That No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Band Aid 30 No.1, Take That No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 25th 2014 at 1:00PM
Independent Venue Week to return in January

Independent Venue Week to return in January

Independent Venue Week will take place for a second year in January 2015, with five times more venues across the ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 25th 2014 at 11:07AM
Labels invest $4.3bn in A&R and marketing annually - IFPI

Labels invest $4.3bn in A&R and marketing annually - IFPI

Record companies invest $4.3 billion annually in A&R and marketing, according to a new report from IFPI.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 25th 2014 at 11:05AM
Ticketmaster expands into Poland

Ticketmaster expands into Poland

Ticketmaster is expanding its operations into Poland.
 
The company's new Warsaw office will be led by ticketing and media ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Nov 25th 2014 at 10:54AM
PRS order against Vince Power set aside by High Court

PRS order against Vince Power set aside by High Court

Vince Power has had the threat of an injunction banning him from staging live events set aside by the High ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 25th 2014 at 10:38AM
Music Week ChartPack

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 Nov 24th 2014 at 3:46PM
Kobalt: 'The music industry is suffering from a slow death'

Kobalt: 'The music industry is suffering from a slow death'

Willard Ahdritz is staring intently into my eyes. His wrist perches unnervingly close to my forearm, his fingers gently patting ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Nov 24th 2014 at 2:42PM