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Radio playlist update: 6 Music

Radio playlist update: 6 Music Gated Content

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

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 31st 2015 at 5:56PM
Booking agent Jon Ollier joins CAA

Booking agent Jon Ollier joins CAA

Booking agency CAA has added music agent Jon Ollier to its ranks.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 31st 2015 at 3:07PM
Duran Duran

Warner Bros. Records signs Duran Duran

Warner Bros. Records has signed a global recording contract with Duran Duran.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 31st 2015 at 2:25PM
Truelove

John Truelove announces PRS Board candidacy

Electronic music publisher and writer John Truelove has announced his candidacy for election to the PRS Board of Directors.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 31st 2015 at 2:23PM

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Today's iTunes UK Charts: Jess Glynne No.1, Ed Sheeran & Rudimental No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Jess Glynne No.1, Ed Sheeran & Rudimental No.2

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

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 31st 2015 at 1:00PM
ReverbNation promotes Simon Perry to Chief Creative Officer

ReverbNation promotes Simon Perry to Chief Creative Officer

ReverbNation has promoted Simon Perry to the position of chief creative officer, head of A&R. 

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 31st 2015 at 11:27AM
Southbank Centre appoints Gillian Moore as Director of Music

Southbank Centre appoints Gillian Moore as Director of Music

Southbank Centre has appointed its head of classical music, Gillian Moore MBE, to the newly-created role of director of music. ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 31st 2015 at 11:15AM
Arising Artist names Martin Moulton as new General Manager

Arising Artist names Martin Moulton as new General Manager

Full service consultancy Arising Artist has appointed music marketing veteran Martin Moulton to the position of general manager.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 31st 2015 at 10:40AM

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MCT splits with Ticketmaster over Seatwave deal

MCT splits with Ticketmaster over Seatwave deal

German concert promoter The MCT Agency has ended its partnership with Ticketmaster following the latter's recent takeover of resale site ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 31st 2015 at 10:25AM
Jay

Big names join Jay Z to operate 'artist owned' Tidal

Jay Z's newly acquired streaming service, Tidal, is co-owned by around 15 artists including Alicia Keys, Madonna, Kanye West, Beyonce, ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Mar 31st 2015 at 10:25AM
Game Music Connect 2015 announced

Game Music Connect 2015 announced

This year's Game Music Connect will take place on September 15, at London's Southbank Centre.

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 31st 2015 at 10:08AM
Spotify

Spotify on PlayStation Music now available in 41 markets

The first gaming console-based Spotify app was launched exclusively for PS3 and PS4 users yesterday and will also become available ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 31st 2015 at 9:47AM

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BMG partners with China's Alibaba

BMG partners with China's Alibaba

BMG has signed a deal with e-commerce company Alibaba Group's Digital Entertainment division. 

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 31st 2015 at 9:43AM
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 March 30.

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 31st 2015 at 9:30AM
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Pop music most popular genre in the UK since the '90s

Pop music accounted for the majority of records sold in the Official Albums, Singles and Compilations Charts in 2014, announced ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Mar 31st 2015 at 8:00AM
AudioLock

'Legal sites are crucial for the industry' Gated Content

The mass unlicensed and illegal distribution of music online has had a devastating effect on nearly every facet of the ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 30th 2015 at 3:32PM

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Peter Leathem

PPL: 'Neighbouring rights are a very important part of the mix' Gated Content

In a business all too familiar with shrinking revenue streams, it seems like international neighbouring rights payments from PPL might ...

by Mark Sutherland
on Mar 30th 2015 at 3:23PM
Jane Dyball

Jane Dyball: 'We are in the process of starting again with MCPS' Gated Content

Managing just one job in the music industry can be time consuming - but some people, like Jane Dyball, revel ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Mar 30th 2015 at 3:13PM
Andy Chen

Tidal: 'High quality streaming is going to be the standard' Gated Content

Tidal was considered a relatively niche player in the music streaming game until Jay Z bought its parent company, Aspiro, ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Mar 30th 2015 at 2:44PM
Vivendi

Vivendi's battle with rebel shareholder escalates

Vivendi has submitted an open letter to New York-based minority shareholder, P. Schoenfield Asset Management (PSAM), in response to its ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 30th 2015 at 11:59AM
Madison Square Garden Company to separate into two publicly traded companies

Madison Square Garden Company to separate into two publicly traded companies

The Madison Square Garden Company is pressing ahead with plans to separate its businesses into two publicly traded companies.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 30th 2015 at 11:58AM
Marty

Songwriters and composers voice concern over PRO rights withdrawal

An alliance of songwriters and composers have voiced concerns over the potential withdrawal by publishers of rights and repertoire from ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Mar 30th 2015 at 10:46AM
Sony, Universal and Warner granted injunction on anti-piracy internet policy

Sony, Universal and Warner granted injunction on anti-piracy internet policy

Ireland's second largest broadband provider UPC has been ordered to introduce a "three strikes" anti-piracy internet policy, meaning it will ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 30th 2015 at 10:42AM
Vic Bain

BASCA voices support for report recommending ISPs step up in fight against piracy

The British Academy of Songwriters and Composers (BASCA) has voiced support for a report recommending a number of changes to ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Mar 30th 2015 at 10:13AM