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Twitter launches 'buy' button

Twitter will start testing out a 'buy' button to direct music fans to merchandise and ticket websites from artist's posts.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 9th 2014 at 9:51AM
Meet the Class of 92 at the HMV Football Extravaganza

Meet the Class of 92 at the HMV Football Extravaganza

There are only a few tables left for this year’s HMV Football Extravaganza (in aid of Nordoff Robbins), which will ...

on Sep 9th 2014 at 9:47AM
Radio playlist update: Xfm

Radio playlist update: Xfm Gated Content

Xfm has revealed its new playlist and Records of the Week for the period commencing September 8, 2014.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 9th 2014 at 9:32AM
JD

Jack Daniel's takes over Hoxton venue for new music campaign

Jack Daniel’s has launched a new music campaign titled Jack Rocks that will see the whiskey brand takeover Hoxton venue ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 9th 2014 at 9:27AM

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Sarah Bridge

Sarah Bridge to oversee music supervision on new E4 drama

Independent music supervisor Sarah Bridge will oversee the music selection on E4’s upcoming British crime drama, Glue, which airs this ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 8th 2014 at 5:00PM
Max Paproth moves into pan-EU role at Sony ATV

Max Paproth moves into pan-EU role at Sony ATV

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has expanded its pan-European A&R team with the addition of Max Paproth.

on Sep 8th 2014 at 2:48PM
Calvin Harris's billion streams on Spotify are worth $7 million

Calvin Harris's billion streams on Spotify are worth $7 million

Calvin Harris become the first British solo artist to clock up more than a billion streams on Spotify.

Judging by ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 8th 2014 at 2:04PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Calvin Harris No.1, Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Calvin Harris No.1, Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 8th 2014 at 1:00PM

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Sony Music partners with Chainsmokers manager

Sony Music partners with Chainsmokers manager

Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris has signed a joint venture artistic development deal with the manager of The Chainsmokers, ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 8th 2014 at 10:21AM
Capitol forms in-house ad agency

Capitol forms in-house ad agency

Capitol Music Group will announce its in-house branding and creative agency, seventeenfifty, at a presentation at City Winery in New ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 8th 2014 at 10:04AM
Music Week Presents: Hailey Tuck

Music Week Presents: Hailey Tuck

Being nurtured on a regime of 1930's jazz, vintage dresses with elbow length gloves and black & white movies whilst ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 8th 2014 at 10:00AM

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4CHan

4Chan to implement DMCA copyright policy

US website 4Chan has pledged to implement a Digital Millennium Copyright Act policy to allow content owners to get material ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 8th 2014 at 9:34AM
The Playlist, September 5, 2014

The Playlist, September 5, 2014

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

10 tracks featuring Glass Animals / Meghan Trainor / I See Monstas / Magalie / Eliza And The Bear / Ivy & Gold / Kongos /
Kerrang! launches multi-platform new music initiative

Kerrang! launches multi-platform new music initiative

Kerrang! is combining its television, radio, print and online divisions for Fresh Blood, the first multi-platform new rock music initiative ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 5th 2014 at 3:25PM
CD Baby

CD Baby launches free tier

Independent music distributor CD Baby has launched a free tier allowing any artists to use a range of its tools ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 5th 2014 at 2:47PM

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Today's iTunes UK Chart: Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.1, The Script No.2

Today's iTunes UK Chart: Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.1, The Script No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 5th 2014 at 1:00PM
Piracy

Tech giants snub anti-piracy proposals in Australia

A group of tech giants including Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Samsung has pushed back against calls from Australia’s entertainment industry ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 5th 2014 at 11:21AM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, September 5 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 5th 2014 at 11:00AM
Radio playlist update: Capital FM

Radio playlist update: Capital FM Gated Content

The latest Capital FM playlist for the week commencing September 5, 2014 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 5th 2014 at 10:54AM
Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1

Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1 Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 1 playlist for September 8-September 14 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 5th 2014 at 10:30AM
Nick Lawrence

'Crowd-funding has become one of the biggest sources of alternative finance for music'

The following is written by music accountant Nick Lawrence, CEO of Blue Squared. Pick up the latest issue of Music ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 5th 2014 at 10:15AM
Calvin Harris takes Spotify Song of the Summer title

Calvin Harris takes Spotify Song of the Summer title

Spotify has revealed its most streamed tracks of the summer, with Calvin Harris’ seasonally-titled Summer topping the list globally.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 5th 2014 at 10:13AM
Music Week Presents: Max Raptor

Music Week Presents: Max Raptor

Last year saw the release of underground punk rock n'roll band Max Raptor's debut album entitled Mother's Ruin. The ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 5th 2014 at 10:00AM
Vevo

Vevo names David Rice as Chief Product Officer

Vevo has named David Rice to the newly-created position of chief product officer.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 4th 2014 at 5:29PM