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Sarah Landy named GM for AWAL in North America

Sarah Landy named GM for AWAL in North America

Sarah Landy has been appointed to the new position of General Manager for AWAL - Kobalt's distribution, marketing and licensing ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 21st 2014 at 5:37PM
Spotify

Spotify's European VP exits

Chris Maples has left his position as vice president of Europe at Spotify.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 21st 2014 at 4:41PM
Richard Russell: Quality is a weapon in the tech 'battle'

Richard Russell: Quality is a weapon in the tech 'battle' Gated Content

The independent community’s role in ensuring future generations appreciate music and its monetary worth was a hot topic at AIM’s ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 21st 2014 at 3:42PM
Tomorrowland Brasil

Tomorrowland Brasil set for 2015

SFX’s Tomorrowland festival will expand to South-America in 2015.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 21st 2014 at 3:39PM

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Tony Smith

Sony's Tony Smith joins Kim Dotcom's Baboom

Tony Smith - previously director of finance for Australia and New Zealand at Sony - has joined Kim Dotcom's music ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 21st 2014 at 2:54PM
MusicWeek Chart Pack

New Music Week ChartPack available now Gated Content

Today's Music Week ChartPack is now available to read online or download - featuring the latest weekly Official Singles and ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 21st 2014 at 2:46PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Cheryl Cole No.1, MAGIC! No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Cheryl Cole No.1, MAGIC! No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 21st 2014 at 1:00PM
Pharrell

iTunes Festival 2014: Pharrell, Beck and Blondie amongst headliners

Headliners for the eighth annual iTunes Festival will include Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 21st 2014 at 10:21AM

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Piracy

10% of piracy warning recipients re-offend in France

French anti-piracy authority Hadopi has released figures on how many warnings it has sent over its first four years of ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 21st 2014 at 10:18AM
Piracy

Piracy warning letters to be sent in new partnership between rights-holders and ISPs

Consumers found to be downloading copyright-infringing content will be sent warning letters as part of a new initiative between ISPs ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 21st 2014 at 10:05AM
Music Week Presents: Rich Cottell

Music Week Presents: Rich Cottell

Devonshire bred pop singer-songwriter Rich Cottell's music can only be described as feel-good indie pop with a happy 'life's awesome' ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Jul 21st 2014 at 10:00AM
TuneCore pays artists $33.2 million royalties in Q2

TuneCore pays artists $33.2 million royalties in Q2

TuneCore has announced that it paid out $33.2 million in digital music royalties in the second quarter of 2014, down ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 18th 2014 at 2:52PM

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Google net profit up 5.9% YoY in Q2 2014

Google net profit up 5.9% YoY in Q2 2014

Google reported a 5.9% increase in net income for the second quarter of 2014, while revenues were up 22%.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 18th 2014 at 2:20PM
Today's iTunes Charts: Rixton No.1, will.i.am No.2

Today's iTunes Charts: Rixton No.1, will.i.am No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 18th 2014 at 1:00PM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, July 18

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, July 18 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

on Jul 18th 2014 at 12:39PM
Google's fastest-growing revenue segment driven by Play store

Google's fastest-growing revenue segment driven by Play store

Google’s fastest growing business segment, described as “Other Revenue,” saw a half-billion dollar year-over-year revenue increase, driven mostly by Google ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 18th 2014 at 11:07AM

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Radio playlist update: Capital Xtra

Radio playlist update: Capital Xtra Gated Content

The latest Capital Xtra network playlist for the week commencing July 18, 2014 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 18th 2014 at 10:57AM
Radio playlist update: Capital FM

Radio playlist update: Capital FM Gated Content

The latest Capital FM playlist for the week commencing July 18, 2014 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 18th 2014 at 10:50AM
Nokia MixRadio to spin out of Microsoft

Nokia MixRadio to spin out of Microsoft

Streaming service Nokia MixRadio is planning to spin out of Microsoft, following the parent company's announcement that it is cutting ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 18th 2014 at 10:44AM
5 ways Google wants to help fight piracy

5 ways Google wants to help fight piracy Gated Content

Despite being touted by rights-holders as a major facilitator for piracy, search giant Google has outlined five key steps ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 18th 2014 at 10:29AM
Tim Quirk

Former Google and SoundExchange digital execs launch joint venture

Ex-Rhapsody and Google exec Tim Quirk (pictured) and Bryan Calhoun - formerly of SoundExchange - have launched a ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 18th 2014 at 10:28AM
Asia panel Primavera

Asia - how to break emerging territories Gated Content

Asia is a pretty hot market right now. Previously seen as a piracy haven, times are changing thanks to ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 18th 2014 at 10:22AM
The Pirate Bay

Pirate Bay: 'Our traffic has doubled since 2011'

The Pirate Bay claims to have seen its traffic double since 2011, despite an increasing number of cyber blocks having ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 18th 2014 at 10:21AM
Spain

30% live entertainment audience plummet blamed on massive VAT increase in Spain

The 21% VAT placed on entertainment tickets in Spain has caused a dramatic slip in attendance figures leading to business ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 18th 2014 at 10:00AM
Music Week Presents: Evi Vine

Music Week Presents: Evi Vine

Evi Vine together with Steven Hill, create sublime and haunting melodies accompanied by frail yet overawing vocals. Together they ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Jul 18th 2014 at 10:00AM