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Sufjan Stevens to make UK festival debut at 10th EOTR

Sufjan Stevens to make UK festival debut at 10th EOTR

End Of The Road Festival has announced the headliners for its 2015 event, which also sees the festival celebrate its ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 26th 2015 at 4:50PM
The Vaccines announced as final headliner for Liverpool Sound City

The Vaccines announced as final headliner for Liverpool Sound City

The Vaccines will close the first day of Liverpool Sound City this year, joining Belle & Sebastian and The Flaming ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 26th 2015 at 4:20PM
Sony CEO Doug Morris to deliver Midem keynote

Sony CEO Doug Morris to deliver Midem keynote

Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris will deliver the keynote interview at Midem 2015.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 26th 2015 at 3:34PM
Unilever partners with Big Sync Music

Unilever partners with Big Sync Music

Specialist music agency Big Sync Music has been appointed by Unilever as the single supplier for its music services across ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 26th 2015 at 3:28PM

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Aphrodite's Child singer Demis Roussos dies, 68

Aphrodite's Child singer Demis Roussos dies, 68

Greek singer Demis Roussos has died as a result of complications from cancer.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 26th 2015 at 3:15PM
Streaming revenue doubled in Australia in 2014

Streaming revenue doubled in Australia in 2014

The Australian music industry saw an increase in streaming subscription services in 2014 - but the territory's year-end figures show ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 26th 2015 at 2:25PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Mark Ronson No.1, Fergie No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Mark Ronson No.1, Fergie No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 26th 2015 at 1:00PM
Joseph

Joseph, Iley and Lousada named in most influential Briton's list

All three UK major label bosses feature in the 20 names in music to make Debrett's top 500 most influential ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jan 26th 2015 at 11:22AM

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BBC launches BBC Taster, Radio 1 R1OT

BBC launches BBC Taster, Radio 1 R1OT

The BBC has launched BBC Taster, a digital space to develop and test new content ideas across TV, radio and ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 26th 2015 at 11:15AM
Amazon

Amazon tops Christmas retail sales - report

Amazon took one in every four pounds spent on physical music, games and video in Britain during the run up ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 26th 2015 at 11:05AM
PRS for Music Foundation announces latest Momentum Music Fund recipients

PRS for Music Foundation announces latest Momentum Music Fund recipients

PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council England and Deezer have announced the next round of artists to receive career-boosting Momentum Music ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 26th 2015 at 11:02AM
Planet Rock

Planet Rock to launch new blues show

Planet Rock is to launch its second show dedicated to the blues.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 26th 2015 at 10:50AM

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Creative Commission

Creative Commission expands to US

Creative Commission – the online platform that connects labels, managers and artists with creative talent across video, design, photography and ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 26th 2015 at 10:27AM
Blinkbox

Confirmed: Guvera swoops for Blinkbox Music

Australia-based streaming service Guvera has acquired the Blinkbox Music from Tesco.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jan 26th 2015 at 9:32AM
UMPG

UMPG signs Nick Jonas on global deal

Universal Music Publishing Group has signed a global deal with Nick Jonas.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 3:51PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Mark Ronson No.1, Hozier No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Mark Ronson No.1, Hozier No.2

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

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

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Digital services call for change at Eurosonic

Digital services call for change at Eurosonic Gated Content

Rdio, 22Tracks and Shuffler.fm revealed their requirements for a mutually beneficial relationship between labels, publishers, artists and themselves during ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 12:38PM
Vevo's Nic Jones: '2015 is a vitally important year'

Vevo's Nic Jones: '2015 is a vitally important year' Gated Content

Vevo International EVP, Nic Jones (pictured), has tipped 2015 as a year for big change in the ...

on Jan 23rd 2015 at 12:09PM
Sonisphere organisers 'already talking to acts for next year'

Sonisphere organisers 'already talking to acts for next year' Gated Content

The UK edition of Sonisphere will not take place this year, with organisers citing difficulties in booking a suitable line-up ...

on Jan 23rd 2015 at 11:47AM
Dave Grohl, Bruno Mars and others join Kobalt Neighbouring Rights

Dave Grohl, Bruno Mars and others join Kobalt Neighbouring Rights Gated Content

Kobalt Neighbouring Rights (KNR) has kicked off the year on a high, having signed a series of new deals ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 11:45AM
New role for Mel Fox at Warner

New role for Mel Fox at Warner Gated Content

Warner Music UK has appointed Mel Fox as SVP, communications and strategy development. 

on Jan 23rd 2015 at 11:16AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, January 23

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, January 23 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 11:00AM
Tayor Swift

Radio 1 Big Weekend 2015 to take place in Norwich

The BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend will be taking place in Norwich on May 23- 24 2015.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 10:37AM
Zoe

Is YouTube still not playing fair with indie artists?

[Update: a YouTube spokesperson has provided the following statement to Music Week: "Any artist who agrees to our basic ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 9:59AM
Gabriela Martinez appointed SVP, marketing, Warner Music Latin America and GM, Warner Music Latina

Gabriela Martinez appointed SVP, marketing, Warner Music Latin America and GM, Warner Music Latina

Warner Music Latina has promoted Gabriela Martinez to senior vice president, marketing Warner Music Latin America and general manager, Warner ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 9:51AM