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Microsoft to 'streamline' music and video, keeping Xbox Music

Microsoft to 'streamline' music and video, keeping Xbox Music

During Microsoft’s report of its fiscal Q4 performance, CEO Satya Nadella stated that the company expected to streamline “investments in ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 24th 2014 at 11:25AM
Amazon expands Prime Music catalogue

Amazon expands Prime Music catalogue

Amazon has announced that its Prime Music service has expanded by hundreds of thousands of songs.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 24th 2014 at 11:21AM
StubHub

1,000 StubHub customers hit by hacks

Ticket resale site StubHub has been hit by fraudsters after more than 1,000 of its customer accounts were hacked into ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 24th 2014 at 11:09AM
Jim Mahoney

A2IM's VP Jim Mahoney exits for Merlin GM role

Jim Mahoney, vice president at the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), is stepping down from his role in October ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 24th 2014 at 10:55AM

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Sajid Javid and Bob Shennan to speak at BPI AGM

Sajid Javid and Bob Shennan to speak at BPI AGM

Keynote speeches at the BPI's AGM on September 1 will be delivered by Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Culture, Media ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 24th 2014 at 10:11AM
Leanne Sharman

Leanne Sharman joins Disciple Media Gated Content

Former Warner Music Group and Napster UK senior exec Leanne Sharman has joined music technology company Disciple Media as chief ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 24th 2014 at 9:54AM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of the latest issue of Music Week, creative industries take anti-piracy leters into their own hands ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 24th 2014 at 9:47AM

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Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1

Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1 Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 1 playlist for July 28-August has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 24th 2014 at 9:40AM
The Official Charts Company

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, July 23 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 23rd 2014 at 3:57PM
Pharrell

Pharrell's Happy goes 3x platinum

The year’s biggest-selling single to date, Pharrell Williams’ Happy, has now also been certified 3x platinum.
 
Happy first went ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 23rd 2014 at 3:50PM
SACEM signs deal with Netflix for France

SACEM signs deal with Netflix for France

French songwriters and publishers group SACEM (Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music) has signed an agreement with Netflix ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jul 23rd 2014 at 2:55PM

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Check out the latest music industry jobs

Check out the latest music industry jobs

Searching for a new music industry job? A number of new vacancies have been added to the Music Week jobs ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 23rd 2014 at 1:13PM
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 23rd 2014 at 1:00PM
Pandora

Pandora hires Columbia exec in new Industry Relations VP role

Pandora has created the new position of VP of industry relations and tapped up Columbia Records exec Lars Murray for ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 23rd 2014 at 12:43PM
Apple

Apple posts $7.7bn net profit in fiscal Q3 2014

Apple recorded revenues of $37.4 billion (£21.9bn) in its fiscal 2014 third quarter turning a net profit of $7.7 billion ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 23rd 2014 at 12:16PM

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Radio playlist update: Xfm

Radio playlist update: Xfm Gated Content

Xfm has revealed its new playlist and Records of the Week for the period commencing July 21, 2014.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 23rd 2014 at 12:01PM
NEC Group launches scenario-based course for events industry

NEC Group launches scenario-based course for events industry

The NEC Group’s Oncourse Centre of Excellence has teamed up with Professor Chris Kemp to launch the event industry’s first ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 23rd 2014 at 11:13AM
Spotify partners with MTV parent in the US

Spotify partners with MTV parent in the US

Spotify and MTV parent Viacom have announced an editiorial partnership, bringing MTV, VH1 and CMT apps and websites together with ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 23rd 2014 at 11:08AM
Music Week Presents: Annastasia Baker

Music Week Presents: Annastasia Baker

Annastasia Baker is a UK based gospel and soul singer who has been embracing her god-given talent from an early ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Jul 23rd 2014 at 10:00AM
Radio playlist update: 6Music

Radio playlist update: 6Music Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 6Music playlist and Albums of the Day have been revealed, covering the seven days commencing Saturday, ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 23rd 2014 at 9:40AM
Deborah Annetts

Government pledges extra £18m for music education

The Government has pledged an extra £18m for music education programmes in 2015-16 and agreed to continue funding the network ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 23rd 2014 at 9:40AM
Sanjay Sharma joins Russell Simmons' All Def Digital

Sanjay Sharma joins Russell Simmons' All Def Digital

Sanjay Sharma is joining Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital as president and chief operating officer.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 4:25PM
Rob Da Bank

Rob da Bank and Ben Turner launch music supervision company Earworm

DJ Rob da Bank has partnered with his manager Ben Turner to launch music supervision company Earworm.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 2:24PM
Music industry courses: Getting the skills and knowledge to get ahead

Music industry courses: Getting the skills and knowledge to get ahead Gated Content

The music business has developed a reputation for being notoriously difficult to break into. One possible reason for this ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 2:06PM