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Jeff Smith: 'We have to find our own new music, because we can't rely on it just coming to us'

Jeff Smith: 'We have to find our own new music, because we can't rely on it just coming to us' Gated Content

When Music Week catches up with Jeff Smith, head of music at BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, it’s ...

by DAVE ROBERTS
on Feb 8th 2016 at 12:12PM
Jeff Smith

Radio 2: we do our own A&R

Jeff Smith, head of music at Radio 2, has told Music Week that the station is discovering artists and even ...

by DAVE ROBERTS
on Feb 8th 2016 at 11:36AM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

The new issue of Music Week is out now.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 8th 2016 at 11:18AM
Adele named IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2015

Adele named IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2015

Adele has been named by IFPI as the most popular recording artist across the globe in 2015.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:52AM

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Natalie Jamieson leaves Radio 1 for Bauer

Natalie Jamieson leaves Radio 1 for Bauer

BBC Radio 1 is losing another long-term staffer, with entertainment news star Natalie Jamieson leaving for rival radio group Bauer ...

by Mark Sutherland
on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:48AM
Seven things about Super Bowl advertising songs placements

Seven things about Super Bowl advertising songs placements

With more than 100 millions viewers watching live the Super Bowl in American alone, the event is the most coveted ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Feb 8th 2016 at 7:56AM

Bowie and Queen songs top Super Bowl ad placements

Bowie and Queen songs top Super Bowl ad placements

Songs by Queen and David Bowie were among those featured in advertising spots aired during Super Bowl, the biggest sporting ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Feb 8th 2016 at 7:52AM
Beyoncé steals Super Bowl show with new song

Beyoncé steals Super Bowl show with new song

The Super Bowl tradition was respected with a bombastic, star-packed half time entertainment segment which featured Coldplay, Bruno Mars with ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Feb 8th 2016 at 7:43AM

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Overnight news from around the world

Overnight news from around the world

Music stars light up Super Bowl

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 8th 2016 at 7:30AM
Official Charts Analysis: Zayn hits No.1 with solo debut

Official Charts Analysis: Zayn hits No.1 with solo debut Gated Content

Ten months after leaving One Direction, Zayn Malik sprints to a No.1 debut with first solo single Pillowtalk on sales ...

by Alan Jones
on Feb 5th 2016 at 6:00PM
Official Charts Analysis: Bowie scores consecutive No.1 albums

Official Charts Analysis: Bowie scores consecutive No.1 albums Gated Content

Up against new albums from Rihanna and Sia, there seemed to be little chance that David Bowie would remain at ...

by Alan Jones
on Feb 5th 2016 at 6:00PM
Dooley

Dooley's (Digital) Diary - 05/02/16

Congratulations everyone, you made it through January. Which means it must be awards season. And sure enough, things kicked off ...

on Feb 5th 2016 at 5:57PM

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Zara Larsson holds on to No.1 in European Border Breakers Chart

Zara Larsson holds on to No.1 in European Border Breakers Chart

Swedish pop star Zara Larsson has hung onto the No.1 spot in this week's European Border Breakers Chart - but ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 5th 2016 at 4:57PM
Madison Square Garden owner eyes move for Olympia exhibition centre

Madison Square Garden owner eyes move for Olympia exhibition centre

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSGC) is reportedly planning to buy the Olympia exhibition centre in London with the aim ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 5th 2016 at 4:03PM
Paul Rourke

ASCAP appoints Paul Rourke as its new CFO

Paul Rourke has been tapped as the new chief financial officer of US performing rights organisation ASCAP (American Society of ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Feb 5th 2016 at 12:56PM
Naxos

Naxos launches online world music streaming service

Classical music specialist Naxos has launched Naxos Music Library World, an online collection of thousands of world and traditional music ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Feb 5th 2016 at 12:47PM

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Maurice White

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dies aged 74

Maurice White, the co-founder and leader of seminal R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire, died in Los Angeles on February ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Feb 5th 2016 at 12:44PM
The Big Kahuna festival announced for Sussex

The Big Kahuna festival announced for Sussex

A new three-day music festival has been announced for Holmbush Forest in Horsham, Sussex.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 5th 2016 at 11:32AM
Stu Bergen promoted to CEO, International and Global Commercial Services for Warner Music Group

Stu Bergen promoted to CEO, International and Global Commercial Services for Warner Music Group

Stu Bergen has been promoted to the newly created post of CEO, international and global commercial services for Warner Music ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 5th 2016 at 11:25AM
SFX Entertainment granted bankruptcy financing

SFX Entertainment granted bankruptcy financing

SFX Entertainment has been granted initial approval to begin spending part of a $115 million bankruptcy loan.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 5th 2016 at 11:19AM
Jess Glynne first act announced for Isle Of MTV Malta

Jess Glynne first act announced for Isle Of MTV Malta

Jess Glynne is the first act confirmed for the 10th anniversary of Isle Of MTV Malta.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 5th 2016 at 11:00AM
AIF announces Festival Futures link-up with BIMM

AIF announces Festival Futures link-up with BIMM

The Association Of Independent Festivals (AIF) has revealed details of Festival Futures, a new series of events to be run ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 5th 2016 at 10:24AM
MMF calls for Universal to follow Warner and Sony in sharing streaming equity revenue with artists

MMF calls for Universal to follow Warner and Sony in sharing streaming equity revenue with artists

Following Warner and Sony's decision to share revenue from equity stakes in streaming services with its artists, the Music Managers ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 5th 2016 at 8:11AM
Overnight news from around the world

Overnight news from around the world

MMF calls for Universal to follow Warner and Sony in sharing streaming equity revenue with artists

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 5th 2016 at 7:00AM
Warner Music Group Q1 financials: revenue up 2.4%

Warner Music Group Q1 financials: revenue up 2.4%

Warner Music Group’s total revenue grew 2.4% (11.1% on a constant currency basis) to $849 million in the final three ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 4th 2016 at 3:13PM