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The Playlist: May 1, 2015

The Playlist: May 1, 2015

This week's best music from the UK industry's tastemakers.

10 tracks featuring Brandon Flowers / Billie Marten / Honne / Skepta / Jaws / Wyldest / OWS /
7digital partners with CrowdTunes

7digital partners with CrowdTunes

7digital has partnered with CrowdTunes, a music management service for bars, restaurants and retailers, for its launch in the US.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 1st 2015 at 3:09PM
Jane Dyball

Jane Dyball appointed acting CEO of MPA

Jane Dyball is to take over as acting CEO of the Music Publishers Association (MPA) on an interim basis.
 
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Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on May 1st 2015 at 3:00PM
Stand By Me singer Ben E King dies aged 76

Stand By Me singer Ben E King dies aged 76

Legendary Stand By Me singer Ben E King has died at the age of 76.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 1st 2015 at 2:28PM

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UMPG signs Shawn Mendes

UMPG signs Shawn Mendes

Singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes (pictured) has signed an exclusive global publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 1st 2015 at 1:06PM
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 1st 2015 at 1:00PM
LDC completes NEC Group acquisition

LDC completes NEC Group acquisition

Lloyds Development Capital (LDC), the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, has completed its acquisition of the NEC Group ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 1st 2015 at 11:58AM
Live Nation Q1 15 revenue drops despite ticket sales increase

Live Nation Q1 15 revenue drops despite ticket sales increase

Live Nation’s revenue for the first quarter of 2015 fell year-on-year, but the company recorded growth in a number of ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 1st 2015 at 11:25AM

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Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, May 1

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, May 1 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 1st 2015 at 11:00AM
Irwin Z. Robinson to receive 2015 ICMP Ralph Peer II Award

Irwin Z. Robinson to receive 2015 ICMP Ralph Peer II Award

The International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) will award the 2015 ICMP Ralph Peer II Award for Outstanding Contribution to ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 1st 2015 at 10:39AM
Tidal

Tidal Discovery launched to showcase new artists

Tidal, the artist owned streaming company purchased by Jay Z earlier this year, has introduced Tidal Discovery, a new feature designed ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 1st 2015 at 10:38AM
Pulp to be honoured with PRS for Music Heritage Award at The Leadmill, Sheffield

Pulp to be honoured with PRS for Music Heritage Award at The Leadmill, Sheffield

Pulp will be presented with a PRS for Music Heritage Award on Monday, May 4 at The Leadmill, Sheffield, where ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on May 1st 2015 at 10:19AM

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Pallante

US Register of Copyright backs performance rights

The US Register of Copyrights, Maria Pallante, has asked Congress to act on a wide range of copyright issues, including ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on May 1st 2015 at 10:17AM
Grammys

The Recording Academy merges its Advocacy and Member Services divisions

The Recording Academy, the trade body that organises the Grammy Awards in the United States, has merged its Advocacy and ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on May 1st 2015 at 10:03AM

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The O2 to curate more of its own events

The O2 to curate more of its own events

The O2 Arena’s general manager Rebecca Kane Burton has said the London venue is planning to curate more of its ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 1st 2015 at 9:48AM

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Nathan Carter

Decca artist launches mobile record shop

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Nathan Carter has launched a mobile record shop.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 1st 2015 at 9:42AM
Grooveshark

Grooveshark shuts down

Notorious copyright-infringing digital music service Grooveshark has finally surrendered.

As part of a legal settlement with the major record companies ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on May 1st 2015 at 6:32AM
Sarah Osborn

MPA CEO Sarah Osborn exits

Music Publishers Association CEO Sarah Osborn has left the organisation with immediate effect.

Osborn (pictured) succeeded Stephen Navin in 2013 ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 30th 2015 at 4:42PM
Uptown Funk

Oops Upside Your Head writers added to Uptown Funk credits

A significant change has been made to the writing credits of Uptown Funk, the record-breaking track from Mark Ronson, featuring ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 30th 2015 at 4:30PM
Live Nation announces first National Concert Day

Live Nation announces first National Concert Day

Live Nation has declared Tuesday, May 5, as the first-ever National Concert Day in the US.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 30th 2015 at 3:56PM
AIF launches new legal high initiative

AIF launches new legal high initiative

The Association of Independent Festivals has launched a new initiative to highlight the dangers of legal highs at festivals.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 30th 2015 at 3:43PM
Music Week

Tell us what you think of MusicWeek.com

Want to help improve the Music Week website and be in with a chance of winning £200 worth of Amazon ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 30th 2015 at 3:35PM
AIM announces rock takeover social

AIM announces rock takeover social

AIM has announced its first rock takeover, with member labels Hassle Records and Best Before Records going head to head ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 30th 2015 at 3:17PM
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Sony's music operating income up 17.4% in FY 2014

Sony’s music business saw combined sales and operating revenues top $4.5bn in its fiscal year ended March 31.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 30th 2015 at 3:14PM