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Sony ATV threatens 'removal of all rights' from BMI and ASCAP

Sony ATV threatens 'removal of all rights' from BMI and ASCAP

In a landmark move, Sony ATV is threatening to withdraw the licensing of all of its rights from US collection ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 11th 2014 at 8:45AM
Sophie Ellis-Bextor: 'Women should be encouraged to not view each other as a threat'

Sophie Ellis-Bextor: 'Women should be encouraged to not view each other as a threat' Gated Content

Earlier this year, Sophie Ellis-Bextor surprised everyone. Her indie/folk fifth album Wanderlust reached No.4 on the UK Albums Chart, ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 10th 2014 at 4:00PM
Friars: 'We had this reputation for booking bands just before they took off'

Friars: 'We had this reputation for booking bands just before they took off' Gated Content

A few music clubs instantly come to mind as having played a role in shaping rock and roll history. The ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 10th 2014 at 3:52PM
MusicTank to present next-gen music and tech innovations

MusicTank to present next-gen music and tech innovations

MusicTank will present a range of companies working on next-generation technological and musical innovation at its next event.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 10th 2014 at 3:50PM

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SoundCloud integrates with Sonos

SoundCloud integrates with Sonos

SoundCloud has integrated with wireless hi-fi system Sonos.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 10th 2014 at 3:38PM
Music Sales appoints two creative execs

Music Sales appoints two creative execs Gated Content

Bree Winwood (née Nevin) has joined Music Sales as its head of synchronisation.

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 10th 2014 at 3:23PM
Danielle Russell steps up at Wembley Stadium

Danielle Russell steps up at Wembley Stadium Gated Content

Danielle Russell, née Buckley (pictured), has been promoted at Wembley Stadium into the role of partnership development manager for music ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 10th 2014 at 3:22PM
Now! 87

CD albums boosted by big-hitters in Q2 2014

The CD benefitted from a handful of big releases in the second quarter of the year, seeing its decline slow ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 10th 2014 at 2:41PM

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Proper Music Distribution undergoes major restructure

Proper Music Distribution undergoes major restructure Gated Content

Proper Music Distribution has promoted a number of key staff to heads of department as part of a major internal ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 10th 2014 at 2:31PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: will.i.am No.1, Ariana Grande No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: will.i.am No.1, Ariana Grande No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 10th 2014 at 1:00PM
PRS for Music

GRD collapse: PRS responds

PRS for Music has expressed its commitment to salvaging something of the now failed Global Repertoire Database project, after news ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 10th 2014 at 12:55PM
Website blocking bill approved by Singapore Parliament

Website blocking bill approved by Singapore Parliament

Singapore's Parliament has approved a bill introducing a civil law procedure for website blocking.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 10th 2014 at 11:23AM

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bop.fm raises $2m funding

bop.fm raises $2m funding

Streaming service hub bop.fm has raised $2 million after a funding round led by Charles Ventures.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 10th 2014 at 10:47AM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of the latest issue of Music Week, British artists dominate the first half of 2014 in ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 10th 2014 at 10:34AM
Germany

BPI and MPA host trade mission to Germany

The BPI and MPA are offering independent record labels, publishers and music organisations the chance to discover the German music ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 10th 2014 at 10:27AM
AIM

Four new board members elected at AIM AGM

Four new members have been elected to AIM's board, announced at the association's AGM in London yesterday.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 10th 2014 at 10:20AM

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SFX

T-Mobile to sponsor TomorrowWorld after SFX partnership expansion

SFX Entertainment and T-Mobile have expanded their partnership, with the mobile operator becoming a sponsor of TomorrowWorld, Electric Zoo and ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 10th 2014 at 10:09AM
Dreamworks and Rondor sign UMPG admin deal

Dreamworks and Rondor sign UMPG admin deal

DreamWorks Animation and Rondor Music International, a subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), have agreed an exclusive, worldwide music ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 10th 2014 at 10:02AM
Music Week Presents: Monica Alcorano

Music Week Presents: Monica Alcorano

Monica Alcorano is a Greek-Italian, British-born singer/songwriter who recently appeared on ITV's 'Take Me Out' series ahead of her debut ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Jul 10th 2014 at 10:00AM
Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1

Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1 Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 1 playlist for July 14-July 20 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 10th 2014 at 9:40AM
Brian Message steps down as MMF Chair

Brian Message steps down as MMF Chair

Brian Message has stepped down as chair of the MMF after four years. The Board of the MMF have unanimously ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 10th 2014 at 8:34AM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, July 9 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 9th 2014 at 3:57PM
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 Jul 9th 2014 at 3:13PM
Merlin: 'The more digital the market, the better for indies'

Merlin: 'The more digital the market, the better for indies' Gated Content

We’ve heard a lot in recent months about how the independent music sector is booming - quite often, it ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 9th 2014 at 2:24PM
YouTube to offer prepaid mobile data service in India

YouTube to offer prepaid mobile data service in India

Video streaming site YouTube has made a deal with Indian mobile service provider Tata DoCoMo to offer a discounted pre-paired ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 9th 2014 at 2:23PM