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New Russian anti-piracy law set for May 1

Russia-based pirate site operators have been given a final warning by government, with an amendment to the country’s copyright law ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 27th 2015 at 11:15AM
CISAC's Jean-Michel Jarre calls on United Nations for 'fairer' eco-system for creators

CISAC's Jean-Michel Jarre calls on United Nations for 'fairer' eco-system for creators

CISAC president and veteran electronic music artist, Jean-Michel Jarre (pictured), has called on the United Nations to preserve ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 27th 2015 at 10:54AM
Jay

Jay Z hits back at Tidal critics

Jay Z has hit back at critics of his newly acquired 'artist-friendly' streaming service, Tidal, accusing "many big companies" of ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 27th 2015 at 10:52AM
Music Week Presents: Dialects

Music Week Presents: Dialects

What does one do when at a really dire Christmas party? Escape and make loud noises simultaneously...then form a band ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Apr 27th 2015 at 10:00AM

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Richard Wheatly

Jazz FM Chairman Richard Wheatly dies, aged 69

Chairman of Jazz FM, Richard Wheatly, died earlier this week aged 69 after a short illness.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 24th 2015 at 3:31PM
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 24th 2015 at 3:06PM
PIPCU celebrates over 10m website diversions ahead of World IP Day

PIPCU celebrates over 10m website diversions ahead of World IP Day

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has diverted more than 10.3 million illegal music and film sites to an ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 24th 2015 at 2:01PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Wiz Khalifa No.1 Omi No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Wiz Khalifa No.1 Omi No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 24th 2015 at 1:00PM

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Groupon Events hits 20 million ticket milestone

Groupon Events hits 20 million ticket milestone

Groupon’s live ticketing business, Groupon Events, has announced its partners have sold over 20 million tickets through its services across ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 24th 2015 at 11:40AM
7digital scores £1.8m in contracts

7digital scores £1.8m in contracts

Digital music platform 7digital has expanded into new territories with two existing contacts, and won four new customers since announcing ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 24th 2015 at 11:12AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, April 24

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, April 24 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 24th 2015 at 11:00AM

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Ibiza-inspired concert forms part of BBC Proms 2015 line-up

Ibiza-inspired concert forms part of BBC Proms 2015 line-up

The line-up for this year’s BBC Proms 120th anniversary concerts includes an event inspired by the Ibiza dance scene. 

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 24th 2015 at 10:20AM
Pandora losses widen despite active user growth

Pandora losses widen despite active user growth

Pandora suffered from a net loss of $48.3 million in the first quarter of 2015.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 24th 2015 at 9:29AM
Cris Hearn

Primary Talent's Cris Hearn joins Coda Music Agency

Former Primary Talent booking agent Cris Hearn (pictured) has joined Coda Music Agency as a senior agent.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 24th 2015 at 7:33AM
James Bay

UMPG renews publishing agreement with Metrophonic

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has renewed its worldwide publishing agreement with
award-winning British music publisher and production company Metrophonic.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 24th 2015 at 7:32AM

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Indie festivals contribute £1bn to UK economy

Indie festivals contribute £1bn to UK economy

The Association of Independent Festivals, which represents 50 of the UK’s independent music festivals, has released new figures showing that ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 24th 2015 at 7:31AM
Ne-Yo warns: 'American songwriting is on the verge of collapse'

Ne-Yo warns: 'American songwriting is on the verge of collapse'

Ne-Yo has raised concerns over how American songwriting will be able to sustain itself in future in the face of ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 4:35PM
Queen's Award win for Robertson Taylor

Queen's Award win for Robertson Taylor

Live music insurance specialist Robertson Taylor has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.  

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 3:59PM
Shazam's Stephen Titmus leaves for Resident Advisor role

Shazam's Stephen Titmus leaves for Resident Advisor role

Shazam's senior music manager, Stephen Titmus, is leaving the digital music firm next week for a new role as head ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 3:59PM
Blur

Graham Coxon: 'It's not just about breaking America anymore'

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon thinks touring has become more than just breaking America, with the far east one of his ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 3:56PM
Donovan

How John Lennon and Donovan dreamt up digital distribution... in the 1960s

Digital distribution may have only reached its true potential relatively recently, but the concept of artists reaching music fans directly ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 3:52PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Wiz Khalifa No.1, Omi No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Wiz Khalifa No.1, Omi No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 1:00PM
Afrika

Sony/ATV signs worldwide deal with Afrika Bambaataa

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a long-term, worldwide deal (excluding North America), with hip hop pioneer and “Godfather” Afrika Bambaataa ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 11:28AM
Garth Brooks concerts fiasco could prompt new laws

Garth Brooks concerts fiasco could prompt new laws

New licensing laws could soon be brought in for events in Ireland following a major review prompted by the cancellation ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 11:16AM