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Grooveshark 'clone' appears online

Grooveshark 'clone' appears online

An alleged clone of notorious copyright-infringing digital music service Grooveshark has surfaced online.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 6th 2015 at 4:50PM
Royal Albert Hall reports record charitable investment in 2014

Royal Albert Hall reports record charitable investment in 2014

The Royal Albert Hall recorded an operating income of £18.8 million in 2014, attracting a total audience of 1.7 million ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 6th 2015 at 4:14PM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, May 6

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, May 6 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 6th 2015 at 3:57PM
MMf

EC Commission's Digital Single Market strategy 'misses an opportunity'

The MMF and FAC have responded to the EC Commission's Digital Single Market Strategy criticising a "missed opportunity to help ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 6th 2015 at 3:46PM

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Donovan

Donovan: 'Gypsy Dave and I knew we had something'

Donovan is credited for influencing The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album, teaching John Lennon how to fingerpick the guitar, and spearheading ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 6th 2015 at 3:42PM
Fearless/Wind-up

Concord Bicycle Music acquires Wind-Up Records and Fearless Records

Concord Bicycle Music has acquired independent rock music labels, Wind-up Records and Fearless Records.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 6th 2015 at 3:36PM
Sam Smith

UK artists' share of US album sales up 4.1% since 2005

UK artists claimed 12.2% of US albums in 2014, with Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and One Direction all helping ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on May 6th 2015 at 3:29PM
Aim Awards

Entries now open for AIM Independent Music Awards 2015

The Association of Independent Music is now accepting entries for the fifth annual AIM Independent Music Awards. Application forms can ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 6th 2015 at 2:25PM

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The Who confirmed as Glastonbury Sunday night headliner

The Who confirmed as Glastonbury Sunday night headliner

The Who have been confirmed as the third and final headliner for this year’s Glastonbury.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 6th 2015 at 12:45PM
Roundhouse appoints Jane Beese as head of music

Roundhouse appoints Jane Beese as head of music

London venue Roundhouse has announced the appointment of Jane Beese as its new head of music.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 6th 2015 at 11:38AM
A2IM to honour AIM's Alison Wenham with new Appleseed Award

A2IM to honour AIM's Alison Wenham with new Appleseed Award

Alison Wenham, CEO of AIM and chairperson of WIN, will be honoured at A2IM's fourth Libera Awards with the newly-created ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 6th 2015 at 10:44AM
Pandora

Pandora FM radio station acquisition approved

Pandora has secured its acquisition of US terrestrial radio station KXMZ-FM for $600,000, after nearly two years of awaiting for ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on May 6th 2015 at 10:16AM

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De La Soul raise $600,000 on Kickstarter for first album in more than a decade

De La Soul raise $600,000 on Kickstarter for first album in more than a decade

Hip-hip veterans De La Soul's Kickstarter to fund their new album has become the second biggest music project on the ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 6th 2015 at 10:11AM
Music Week Presents: Jamie Heawood

Music Week Presents: Jamie Heawood

Jamie Heawood is a Sheffield-based, talented young percussive/acoustic singer-songwriter who first rose to notability after winning a series of local ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on May 6th 2015 at 10:00AM
Apple yet to reach licensing agreements - report

Apple yet to reach licensing agreements - report

A number of key labels are said to have not yet reached a licensing agreement with Apple for its upcoming ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on May 6th 2015 at 9:59AM
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 May 5th 2015 at 5:59PM

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Chart Pack

New Music Week ChartPack available to download 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 May 5th 2015 at 3:41PM
Paul Williams

Williams re-elected Chairman and President of ASCAP Board

Paul Williams has been re-elected chairman and president of ASCAP's Board of Directors for the fourth time. Williams has held ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on May 5th 2015 at 3:38PM
One Direction lead 2014 money makers

One Direction lead 2014 money makers

One Direction have come out on top in Billboard's annual list of artist earners.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 5th 2015 at 3:03PM
Spotify raises $350 million in latest round of fundraising

Spotify raises $350 million in latest round of fundraising

Spotify has raised around $350 million in a new round of fundraising, according to CNBC.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 5th 2015 at 2:40PM
Mystery over Live Nation's acquisition of artist management company

Mystery over Live Nation's acquisition of artist management company

Live Nation acquired an artist management business in Q1 of 2015, which has become part of its Artist Nation division.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 5th 2015 at 2:02PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Omi No.1, Wiz Khalifa No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Omi No.1, Wiz Khalifa No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 5th 2015 at 1:00PM
Blurred Lines

Pharrell legal team requests Blurred Lines retrial

Pharrell Williams’ legal team has filed a motion requesting a retrial following the court ruling in March that found him ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 5th 2015 at 11:31AM
Vance Joy wins 2014 International Songwriting Competition Grand Prize

Vance Joy wins 2014 International Songwriting Competition Grand Prize

Vance Joy's Riptide has won the Grand Prize in the 2014 International Songwriting Competition.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 5th 2015 at 10:52AM
Vevo to launch artist and brand matching business

Vevo to launch artist and brand matching business

Vevo is to launch an artist and brand partnerships business, Vevo BE, aimed at helping brands "understand how their message ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on May 5th 2015 at 10:39AM