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New Order sign to Mute, new music on the way

New Order have signed to independent label Mute Records, and will soon return to the studio to continue working on ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 2nd 2014 at 5:10PM
YouTube introduces fan-funding feature

YouTube introduces fan-funding feature

YouTube has added a new feature for users in Australia, Japan, Mexico and the US, which allows donations to be ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 2nd 2014 at 3:53PM
Nominations now open for the 2015 MPG Awards

Nominations now open for the 2015 MPG Awards

Nominations for the 2015 Music Producers Guild Awards have now opened and will close on September 30.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 2nd 2014 at 3:51PM
BMG acquires Alt-J label Infectious Music

BMG acquires Alt-J label Infectious Music

BMG Chrysalis UK has fully acquired respected British independent label Infectious Music in a multi-million pound deal.

The acquisition brings ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 2nd 2014 at 1:37PM

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Today's iTunes UK Charts: The Script No.1, Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: The Script No.1, Robin Schulz & Lillywood No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 2nd 2014 at 1:00PM
Wadsworth

Wadsworth bids farewell at BPI AGM

BPI chairman Tony Wadsworth CBE stepped down from his position at the BPI AGM last night (September 1).

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 2nd 2014 at 11:00AM
New venue The Stillery to open in Camden

New venue The Stillery to open in Camden

The owners of Dalston venue Birthdays and Shoreditch’s The Old Blue Last are expanding beyond east London with new bar ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 2nd 2014 at 10:36AM
Music Week Presents: Meridian

Music Week Presents: Meridian

Meridian are an alternative hardcore band who first formed in the spring of 2012. Their formation came after members from ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 2nd 2014 at 10:00AM

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'Piracy sites don't love music - they love money'

'Piracy sites don't love music - they love money'

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid MP today offered some remarkably strong words in favour of the UK record industry – even ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 1st 2014 at 9:38PM
Rona

Rona Fairhead in line for BBC Trust job

Rona Fairhead - previously head of the Financial Times Group - is now the frontrunner for the BBC Trust chairwoman ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 1st 2014 at 4:32PM
Ella Henderson

Ella Henderson: 'I'm doing this my way'

The X Factor isn't unanimously regarded as a fool-proof production line for long-term artists.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 1st 2014 at 4:07PM
Plácido Domingo, SBTRKT named as final iTunes Festival headliners

Plácido Domingo, SBTRKT named as final iTunes Festival headliners

Spanish conductor and tenor Plácido Domingo (pictured) has been named as the final headliner for the 2014 iTunes Festival.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 1st 2014 at 3:45PM

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Music Week ChartPack

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 Sep 1st 2014 at 3:42PM
Gadi Oron

CISAC promotes Gadi Oron to Director General

CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, has promoted Gadi Oron from general counsel to director general.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 1st 2014 at 3:27PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Duke Dumont No.1, Maroon 5 No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Duke Dumont No.1, Maroon 5 No.2

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 1st 2014 at 1:00PM
Kate Bush claims Top 40 album chart record

Kate Bush claims Top 40 album chart record

Kate Bush has become the first female in history to have eight albums on the Official Albums Chart at the ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 1st 2014 at 12:08PM

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HMV

HMV on course to be 'UK's biggest entertainment retailer', says Hilco boss

HMV is on course to claim the title of Britain's biggest entertainment retailer, according to Hilco chief executive Paul McGowan.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 1st 2014 at 12:04PM
YouTube attracts 1bn monthly users, watching 6bn hours of video

YouTube attracts 1bn monthly users, watching 6bn hours of video

Over one billion YouTube viewers are now watching 6 billion hours of video each month, with around 40% of that ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:52AM
Streaming service 8tracks raises $1.28m in funding

Streaming service 8tracks raises $1.28m in funding

Music streaming service 8tracks has secured $1.28 million in funding, according to an SEC Form D filed last week (August ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:50AM
X Factor return draws 9.5m viewers

X Factor return draws 9.5m viewers

The return of X Factor to UK television screens drew 10.6 million viewers at its peak, with an average of ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:49AM
One Direction

One Direction top $230m in ticket sales for world tour

One Direction have made $230 million from ticket sales for their Where We Are world tour, becoming the first artist ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:48AM
Universal Music generates €2 billion in first half of 2014

Universal Music generates €2 billion in first half of 2014

Universal Music Group’s revenues in the six months to June 30 stood at 2.0 billion, down 10.4% on the  ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:08AM
Apple paid Universal Music $409m as part of Beats purchase

Apple paid Universal Music $409m as part of Beats purchase

Universal Music Group has confirmed that it received a US$409 windfall from Apple’s acquisition of Beats.

Universal, through parent Vivendi, ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:05AM
Music Week Presents: Laurel

Music Week Presents: Laurel

Accruing from a tiny town located somewhere amidst Southampton and Portsmouth, singer/songwriter and producer Laurel moved to London to seek ...

Karma Bertelsen
by Karma Bertelsen
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:00AM
Facebook, Pledge and Kobalt to speak at MMF event on Monday

Facebook, Pledge and Kobalt to speak at MMF event on Monday

The final line-up of guest speakers has been confirmed for Module Three of the MMF's 2014 version of its Artist/Music ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Aug 29th 2014 at 5:24PM