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Overnight news from around the world

Welcome to the Music Week Morning Briefing, a nice and succinct 8am email delivering you the most important music industry ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Aug 7th 2015 at 7:12AM
Police investigating alleged fraud at SMG Europe

Police investigating alleged fraud at SMG Europe

Police are investigating allegations of a fraud at venue operator SMG Europe.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Aug 6th 2015 at 5:22PM
Spotify's Ken Parks to exit company in October

Spotify's Ken Parks to exit company in October

Spotify’s chief content officer Ken Parks (pictured) is leaving the company to join video start up Pluto TV.

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

EPM will advance Beatport payments to label partners

Electronic music distributor EPM has said that it will advance outstanding Beatport royalty payments to its label partners until the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 6th 2015 at 2:10PM

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Beatport

Beatport has paid 'trapped' royalties to majors, but indies left high and dry - sources

Beatport HAS released royalties owed for the past quarter to major labels - but independents are still yet to see ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 6th 2015 at 1:33PM
Warner Music Group

WMG narrows net loss YoY in fiscal Q3, revenues dip 1% on constant currency basis

Warner Music Group narrowed its net loss in its fiscal Q3 ended June 30, compared to the same period in ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 6th 2015 at 1:07PM
Universal hires Jay Frank to lead playlist marketing strategy

Universal hires Jay Frank to lead playlist marketing strategy

Universal Music Group has hired music and media industry executive Jay Frank, founder of music and marketing analytics companies DigSin ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 6th 2015 at 9:48AM
Apple Music

Apple Music attracts 11m trial users so far

Apple has revelead that 11 million people have signed up to the trial version of its Apple Music streaming service, ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 6th 2015 at 9:40AM

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Overnight news from around the world

Overnight news from around the world

Welcome to the Music Week Morning Briefing, a nice and succinct 8am email delivering you the most important music industry ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Aug 6th 2015 at 7:30AM
RAJAR: BBC Radio 1 reach up 7.6% in Q2 2015, Grimmy makes gains

RAJAR: BBC Radio 1 reach up 7.6% in Q2 2015, Grimmy makes gains

The latest RAJAR figures are in, and it’s good news across the BBC.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 6th 2015 at 12:01AM
Bauer

RAJAR: Absolute, Magic and KISS all make quarterly gains in Q2 15

The Absolute Radio network saw its reach top 4 million in the second quarter of the year.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 6th 2015 at 12:01AM
Global

RAJAR: Heart remains biggest commercial brand despite dip in Q2 15

The Capital brand (which includes the Capital network and Capital XTRA) saw its weekly reach dip 2.6% year-on-year from 7.84 ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 6th 2015 at 12:01AM

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Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, August 5

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, August 5 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 5th 2015 at 5:45PM
The Appointment Group launches global touring app

The Appointment Group launches global touring app

Independent travel and event management company The Appointment Group has announced the launch of The TAG Global Touring App.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Aug 5th 2015 at 2:41PM
SE

SoundExchange passes $3bn royalty payment milestone

SoundExchange has paid more than $3 billion in digital royalties to recording artists and record labels since the organisation became ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 5th 2015 at 2:05PM
UK trade mission to boost British music in India

UK trade mission to boost British music in India

UK Trade & Investment, in partnership with AIM and BPI, is organising a UK music industry trade mission to India.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 5th 2015 at 12:47PM

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Spitfire Records founder launches Fade To Silence Records

Spitfire Records founder launches Fade To Silence Records

Former Spitfire Records company founder/president and industry veteran Paul Bibeau has returned to the music industry after a hiatus, launching ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 5th 2015 at 12:21PM
Ticketscript partners with Google for ticketing solutions

Ticketscript partners with Google for ticketing solutions

Ticketscript have partenered with Google, enabling tickets to be stored via the Google Now app.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 5th 2015 at 10:54AM
Beats 1

Apple set to launch five new Beats stations?

Apple could launch five more radio stations under the licensing terms the company has agreed with record labels.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 5th 2015 at 10:13AM
Walking on Sunshine

BMG acquires rights to Walking On Sunshine

BMG has acquired the publishing and master rights for Walking On Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves - one of ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 5th 2015 at 10:10AM
Save Denmark St campaign proposes five year plan

Save Denmark St campaign proposes five year plan

The Save Tin Pan Alley-Denmark St campaign has launched a five-year plan aimed at "keeping the music in Denmark St".

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 5th 2015 at 10:02AM
Carl

A2IM adds Carl Thorsen to its lobbying team

A2IM, the US trade body representing independent music labels, has added seasoned Washington, DC-based lobbyist Carl Thorsen to its advocacy ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Aug 5th 2015 at 9:58AM
Overnight news from around the world

Overnight news from around the world

Welcome to the Music Week Morning Briefing, a nice and succinct 8am email delivering you the most important music industry ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Aug 5th 2015 at 8:00AM
Roundhouse Head Of Music departs to launch new bookings and events business

Roundhouse Head Of Music departs to launch new bookings and events business

The head of music at London's Roundhouse is moving on to launch his own bookings and events business, GOAT Music.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Aug 4th 2015 at 4:58PM
Winners announced for Reading & Leeds festival competitions

Winners announced for Reading & Leeds festival competitions

Festival Republic, Centre Stage and Futuresounds have announced the winners of this year’s contests for slots on the bill at the 2015 Leeds and ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Aug 4th 2015 at 2:28PM