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Steve Strange dies aged 55

Steve Strange has died in a hospital in Egypt aged 55 following a heart attack. He was believed to be ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 13th 2015 at 10:01AM
IMS

Pete Tong, Rudimental to appear at Dalt Vila events during IMS Ibiza 2015

The first acts for the two Dalt Vila events during IMS Ibiza 2015 have been revealed.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 12th 2015 at 3:45PM
Warner

WMG revenue up 7% but net loss hits $41m

Warner Music Group has posted its financial results for its first financial quarter, ending December 31, 2014.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 12th 2015 at 3:39PM
David Byrne to curate Meltdown 2015

David Byrne to curate Meltdown 2015

Talking Heads co-founder David Byrne will curate the 2015 Meltdown Festival at London's Southbank Centre from August 17-28.

James Hanley - not in use
by James Hanley - not in use
on Feb 12th 2015 at 3:33PM

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Futureboogie acquired by The Agency Group

Futureboogie acquired by The Agency Group Gated Content

The Agency Group has acquired Bristol’s Futureboogie live music agency - an independent boutique agency solely devoted to electronic ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 12th 2015 at 2:19PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ellie Goulding No.1, Rihanna and Kanye West and Paul McCartney No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Ellie Goulding No.1, Rihanna and Kanye West and Paul McCartney No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 12th 2015 at 1:00PM
Electric Elephant

Headliners announced for Electric Elephant

The 2 Bears, house and garage pioneer DJ Harvey and Chicago legend Todd Terry will headline this year's Electric Elephant.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 12th 2015 at 12:29PM
DJ Garrix to close Isle of MTV 2015

DJ Garrix to close Isle of MTV 2015

Superstar DJ Martin Garrix is the first named confirmed for this year's Isle Of MTV, a free open-air concert held ...

James Hanley - not in use
by James Hanley - not in use
on Feb 12th 2015 at 11:41AM

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Editorial: Keeping up with consumers won't stop with audio streaming

Editorial: Keeping up with consumers won't stop with audio streaming Gated Content

The integration of streaming data into the Albums Chart is an important step in the industry’s bid to keep up ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 12th 2015 at 11:30AM
Shortlist revealed for Nordic Album Of The Year

Shortlist revealed for Nordic Album Of The Year

The Phonofile Nordic Music Prize has announced the nominees for Best Nordic Album Of The Year.

James Hanley - not in use
by James Hanley - not in use
on Feb 12th 2015 at 11:30AM
Caribou scoops IMPALA album award

Caribou scoops IMPALA album award Gated Content

Our Love, by Canadian artist Daniel Victor Snaith, also known as Caribou, has won IMPALA’s European Album of the Year ...

on Feb 12th 2015 at 11:20AM
Lauren

Lauren Ceradini joins Capitol Music Group as VP of Publicity

Lauren Ceradini has joined Capitol Music Group (CMG) as vice president of publicity.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:52AM

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Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan and Van Morrison to perform at Love Supreme

The first acts for Love Supreme Jazz Festival have been revealed. The event will take place at Glynde Place in ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:47AM
Smith sees instant gains in Grammy Awards sweep

Smith sees instant gains in Grammy Awards sweep Gated Content

Sam Smith’s Grammy campaign, which culminated with the Capitol Records-signed artist winning four awards on February 8, delivered instant ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:47AM
Naxos

Pandora strikes deal with classical label Naxos

Pandora has licensed the catalogue of classical label Naxos.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:32AM
Cooking Vinyl

Cooking Vinyl Australia launches rock imprint, Double Cross

Cooking Vinyl Australia (CVA) has launched animprint called Double Cross Records, dedicated to rock and heavy music releases in Australia.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:30AM

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LA City Council oppose Live Nation's bid to run Greek Theatre

LA City Council oppose Live Nation's bid to run Greek Theatre

Los Angeles City Council has voted to reject Live Nation's bid to run the city's Greek Theatre.

James Hanley - not in use
by James Hanley - not in use
on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:26AM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available Gated Content

On the front cover of this week's Music Week, the UK Official Albums Chart will start including audio streams later ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:14AM
Finland

Finland's streaming income grows 38% in 2014

Finland experienced a sharp rise in music streaming in 2014, growing 38% to contribute €16m to the country's music business.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:13AM
Google Play

Google Play named BRITs official download and music streaming partner

Google Play has been named as the official download and music streaming partner for The BRIT Awards 2015.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 12th 2015 at 7:45AM
The Official Charts Company

Streaming data set for Official Albums Chart

The UK’s Official Albums Chart will take audio streams into account for the first time from the end of this ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 12th 2015 at 6:33AM
Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1

Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1 Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 1 playlist for February 16-22, 2015 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 11th 2015 at 5:38PM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, February 11

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, February 11 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 11th 2015 at 3:57PM
Ninja Tune's Counter Records announces new signings

Ninja Tune's Counter Records announces new signings

Ninja Tune imprint Counter Records has signed Howling and Maribou State.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 11th 2015 at 3:51PM
The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne to deliver Liverpool Sound City keynote

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne to deliver Liverpool Sound City keynote

The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne will deliver the keynote interview at this year's Liverpool Sound City conference.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 11th 2015 at 2:47PM