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Queen pay tribute to 'illustrious and inimitable' manager

Queen's Roger Taylor and Brian May (pictured) paid tribute to their long-serving manager, Jim Beach, for "being the ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 27th 2015 at 1:50PM
Jim Beach

Jim Beach: 'Managers must remember the artist is the star'

Queen manager Jim Beach offered up some sage advice to the music industry at last night's Artist and Manager Awards.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 27th 2015 at 1:24PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Jess Glynne No.1, Years & Years No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Jess Glynne No.1, Years & Years No.2

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

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 27th 2015 at 1:00PM
Andy chatterley

Muso: 'Anti-piracy outfits and industry bodies have missed the point for the past decade'

People who visit P2P, torrent or a cyberlocker sites to download music “are not really the enemy,” says Andy Chatterley ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 27th 2015 at 12:23PM

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Lynne McDowell to depart BPI

Lynne McDowell to depart BPI

BPI’s head of PR, Lynne McDowell, is set to leave the music organisation at the end of March to develop ...

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 27th 2015 at 11:24AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, March 27

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, March 27 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 27th 2015 at 11:00AM
Blur to headline Isle of Wight Festival

Blur to headline Isle of Wight Festival

Blur have been confirmed as the Saturday night headliner for this year's Isle of Wight Festival. 

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 27th 2015 at 10:22AM
Kim dotcom

Kim Dotcom loses civil forfeiture against US

Megaupload and Mega founder Kim Dotcom has lost a civil forfeiture case against the US Government, which means that it ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 27th 2015 at 10:19AM

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CDs

Global release day confirmed for Friday, July 10

The first date the global release day for new music will come into play is on Friday, July 10.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 27th 2015 at 9:26AM
Sacem

France pays tribute to SACEM's Jean-Loup Tournier

France's creative community has paid tribute to Jean-Loup Tournier, the former president of French authors' society SACEM who died in ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Mar 26th 2015 at 5:23PM
Marcus Miller

ASCAP reveals new Board of Directors

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), has released the results of its biennial election for the Board ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 26th 2015 at 4:26PM
Una

Ticketing technology firm to 'take on Ticketmaster' Gated Content

Electronic ticketing service, Una, has grand ambitions to compete with the leading agencies after developing a pass that aims to ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 26th 2015 at 2:49PM

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Winter sports and music festival Snowbombing goes cashless

Winter sports and music festival Snowbombing goes cashless

Austria’s Snowbombing winter sports and music festival is going 100% cashless for the first time.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 26th 2015 at 2:04PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Jess Glynne No.1, Years & Years No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Jess Glynne No.1, Years & Years No.2

Today's iTunes UK charts – correct at the time of posting (1.30pm) – are:

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 26th 2015 at 1:30PM
Ashley Charles

Ashley Charles appointed A&R consultant at Parlophone

Ashley Charles (pictured), widely known as Amplify Dot (A.Dot), has been appointed as an A&R consultant at Parlophone ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 26th 2015 at 12:48PM
Nic Jones

Music video age-rating pilot 'start of a global movement'

Vevo boss Nic Jones (pictured) has tipped the UK to lead a global movement to better regulate online ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 26th 2015 at 11:54AM

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Robert Richards

Report: Ticketing Technology Forum Gated Content

The rise of direct-to-fan ticketing and the future of the Glastonbury Festival were among the hot topics at last week’s ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 26th 2015 at 11:53AM
Germany

2.5m premium streaming users in Germany - report

A study carried out by market research institute GfK, on behalf of music industry trade body BVMI, indicates that there ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 26th 2015 at 11:27AM
Ally Pally's hidden theatre set for new lease of life

Ally Pally's hidden theatre set for new lease of life

Alexandra Palace’s hidden theatre will be brought back to life after it was awarded £18.8 million of funding from the ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 26th 2015 at 11:21AM
Rhian Jones

Editorial: The hardest job in radio? Gated Content

Ben Cooper has the hardest job in radio. Thanks to the BBC Trust, he has had to actively lose audience ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 26th 2015 at 11:04AM
MWA

Modo and Fintage House to sponsor Music Week Awards

Modo Design and Production and Fintage House will both sponsor awards at the 2015 Music Week Awards.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 26th 2015 at 11:00AM
AIM Awards 2014

AIM Awards announced for September 8

The AIM Independent Music Awards will return to The Brewery in Clerkenwell on September 8.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 26th 2015 at 11:00AM
Josh Rouse

Proper Music Distribution secures deal with Redeye

Proper Music Distribution has inked a new deal with US independent distributor, Redeye, covering physical distribution in the UK and ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:57AM
Basement Jaxx

Forgotten Fields festival announced for Sussex

The team behind the Lake District's Kendal Calling has announced details of Forgotten Fields, a new 4,000-capacity festival to be ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:56AM
AudioLock

AudioLock inks deal with Music Publishers Association

The Music Publishers Association (MPA) has inked a deal with music anti-piracy specialist AudioLock.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:53AM