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ICYMI: BASCA, indie market share and Amazon Prime Music

ICYMI: BASCA, indie market share and Amazon Prime Music

To make sure you don't go into the weekend without the biggest industry stories nestled somewhere in your knowledge bank, ...

on Jul 31st 2015 at 4:34PM
Grainge

Lucian Grainge extends Universal contract until 2020

Lucian Grainge has signed a new contract that will keep him at Universal Music Group until 2020.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 31st 2015 at 4:12PM
Ditto Music launches Record Label In A Box

Ditto Music launches Record Label In A Box

Online distributor Ditto Music has launched Record Label In A Box - billed as the entire infrastructure needed to launch ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 31st 2015 at 2:52PM
Dooley

Dooley's (Digital) Diary - 31/07/15

Speculation is mounting as to who will grace the cover of the first ever NME. A number of PRs have ...

on Jul 31st 2015 at 2:13PM

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DoJ

The DoJ could be about to make a big change to split-licensing rules - report

The US Department of Justice has reportedly sent a letter to BMI and ASCAP informing them that any rights-holder/writer named ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 31st 2015 at 12:59PM
Absolute Radio an Q Magazine to increase cross-brand collaborations

Absolute Radio an Q Magazine to increase cross-brand collaborations

Bauer's Absolute Radio and Q Magazine are strengthening their partnership with a number of new shows and joint editorial initiatives.
...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 31st 2015 at 12:07PM
SFX directors set deadline for Sillerman deal

SFX directors set deadline for Sillerman deal

SFX Entertainment's special committee of independent directors has delivered notice to CEO Robert F.X. Sillerman over his plans to take ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 31st 2015 at 10:56AM
Buzz Jam looking for artists and managers to take part in 'hack day'

Buzz Jam looking for artists and managers to take part in 'hack day'

Young Guns Network has partnered with Sony Music UK, We Make Awesome Sh and WMA to launch Buzz Jam, a ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 31st 2015 at 10:49AM

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One Direction drop new single

One Direction drop new single

One Direction have released a surprise single, called Drag Me Down.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 31st 2015 at 10:32AM
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 ...

on Jul 31st 2015 at 7:00AM
Prince releases new track on Spotify only weeks after pulling catalogue from streaming

Prince releases new track on Spotify only weeks after pulling catalogue from streaming

Prince has released a new track on Spotify without warning and only weeks after having his catalogue pulled from streaming ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 30th 2015 at 4:31PM
Malik

Zayn Malik signs with RCA

Former One Direction member Zayn Malik has secured a solo record deal with RCA, having posted a picture of himself ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 30th 2015 at 3:50PM

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SoundCloud hires DeJuan Wilson as VP of Global Marketing and Brand

SoundCloud hires DeJuan Wilson as VP of Global Marketing and Brand

SoundCloud has hired DeJuan Wilson as vice president of global marketing and brand.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 30th 2015 at 2:39PM
Reeperbahn to host one-on-one A2IM sessions

Reeperbahn to host one-on-one A2IM sessions

Reeperbahn Festival, which takes place in Hamburg from Septembe 23-26, has revelead that it will be collaborating with A2IM at ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 30th 2015 at 2:34PM
Music Makeover competition winners revealed

Music Makeover competition winners revealed

PRS for Music has announced the winners of its annual Music Makeover contest, which offers UK pub operators the chance ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 30th 2015 at 1:59PM
Major labels' playlisting brands listed on Apple Music

Major labels' playlisting brands listed on Apple Music

Three of the major labels’ playlisting brands – Topsify (Warner), Filtr (Sony) and THIS IS (Universal) – have been listed ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 30th 2015 at 11:55AM

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Germany

German composers, lyricists and music publishers call for bigger share of streaming revenues

Publishers and music authors in Germany have issued a joint letter demanding a larger share of the revenues earned from ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 30th 2015 at 11:49AM
Live Nation set to acquire MAMA - report

Live Nation set to acquire MAMA - report

Live Nation is set to acquire festivals and venue operator MAMA & Company, according to a report.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 30th 2015 at 11:46AM
NME launches NME Daily app

NME launches NME Daily app

NME has announced the launch of new app NME Daily, built in partnership with London-based start-up Tapjet. 

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 30th 2015 at 11:40AM
Music floats Sony Corp's 38.8% profit rise in Q1 15

Music floats Sony Corp's 38.8% profit rise in Q1 15

Sony Corp's profits rose by 38.8% year-on-year in fiscal Q1 2015.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 30th 2015 at 10:56AM
Pop Shack

PopShack appoints Michael Tobin OBE as non-executive director

PopShack has appointed telecommunications and technology veteran Michael Tobin OBE as non-executive director with immediate effect.

Tobin has invested in ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 30th 2015 at 9:45AM
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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 ...

on Jul 30th 2015 at 7:06AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, July 29

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, July 29 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 29th 2015 at 5:45PM
BASCA appoints Stephen McNeff as new chairman

BASCA appoints Stephen McNeff as new chairman

BASCA has appointed Stephen McNeff as its new chairman. He will succeed Simon Darlow who has stepped down after two ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 29th 2015 at 5:20PM
IFPI chief defends labels' pay outs to artists for streaming

IFPI chief defends labels' pay outs to artists for streaming

IFPI chief executive Frances Moore has spoken out in defence of the level of streaming payments to artists.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 29th 2015 at 3:58PM