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Apple Music has more than 10 million subscribers - report

Apple Music has racked up more than 10 million subscribers in its first four weeks.
That's according to major label ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 27th 2015 at 4:17PM
First Music Futures 2015 panellists revealed

First Music Futures 2015 panellists revealed

Generator has unveiled the initial line-up of panellists for the Music Futures Conference set to take place at Sage Gateshead ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 27th 2015 at 3:42PM
NME

NME's Mike Williams promoted to Editor in Chief

NME has revealed various staff changes following the announcement that the publication will be going free from September 18 this ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 27th 2015 at 3:25PM
Spain

Spanish music market up 10.9% 'thanks to streaming'

Music sales in Spain were up 10.9% in the first half of 2015, with consumers spending a total of 70.6 ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 27th 2015 at 3:15PM

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Nearly 400 suspected pirate radio stations raided in London in last two years

Nearly 400 suspected pirate radio stations raided in London in last two years

Close to 400 suspected pirate radio stations in London have been shut down over the last two years, according to ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 27th 2015 at 3:00PM
UKMVA

Eighth UK Music Video Awards to be held at London's Roundhouse

The eighth edition of the annual UK Music Video Awards will take place at the Roundhouse for the first time ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 27th 2015 at 2:13PM
Hallett's Robomagic steps into US market

Hallett's Robomagic steps into US market Gated Content

Nile Rodgers has chosen Rob Hallett’s Robomagic Live to promote his new FOLD Festival, taking place August 4-5 in Riverhead, ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 27th 2015 at 2:00PM
McKay

Ibiza Rocks: 'We tried to put two fingers up to the establishment' Gated Content

The White Isle might not conjure up images of live music in the same way the Isle of Wight does, ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 27th 2015 at 1:01PM

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Music week

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front page of the new issue of Music Week, a pan-industry campaign rallies behind the BBC in the ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 27th 2015 at 1:01PM
Enrique

Enrique Iglesias signs to Sony Music - report

Enrique Iglesias has jumped ship from Universal to Sony Music, with his new albums likely to be released by RCA ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 27th 2015 at 11:21AM
6,000 One Direction tour tickets made available via ticketing app Twickets

6,000 One Direction tour tickets made available via ticketing app Twickets

One Direction have handed over 6,000 tickets for their forthcoming world tour to online fan-to-fan ticket exchange platform Twickets.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 27th 2015 at 11:03AM
Bruno Crolot steps down as Midem director after four years

Bruno Crolot steps down as Midem director after four years

Midem director Bruno Crolot has stepped down after overseeing four years of the annual music business conference in Cannes.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 27th 2015 at 10:36AM

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Russia's three collecting societies to merge

Russia's three collecting societies to merge

The three accredited collecting societies in Russia that deal with author and neighboring rights have announced they are joining forces.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 27th 2015 at 10:16AM
Alarm Clock

Overnight news from around the world

First of all: what's this? Well, it's the Music Week Morning Briefing, a nice and succinct 8am email delivering you ...

on Jul 27th 2015 at 7:53AM
Future DS2

Future's Dirty Sprite 2 tops BuzzAngle US Albums Chart

Future's Dirty Sprite 2 topped the BuzzAngle US Album Chart on Friday, with OMI's Cheerleader the top track of the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 27th 2015 at 6:58AM
Sheeran

500m weekly streams landmark breached in UK for first time

There were 505,849,000 audio streams in the UK for the chart week ending Thursday, 16 July – marking the first ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 25th 2015 at 12:01AM

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Music Week

ICYMI: Napster numbers, EU licensing hub and PPL's new chairman

To make sure you don't go into the weekend without the biggest industry stories nestled somewhere in your knowledge bank, ...

on Jul 24th 2015 at 5:16PM
SoundCloud

SoundCloud subscription tier on the way

There's good news on the way for rightsholders with music on SoundCloud - the company will be adding a subscription ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 24th 2015 at 3:36PM
Pandora

Pandora posts $16.1m loss in Q2 2015 but revenues up 30%

Pandora posted a 30% year-on-year revenue increase in the second quarter, although that was coupled with a net loss of ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 24th 2015 at 1:37PM
OhWonder

Imagem signs Oh Wonder

Independent music publisher Imagem has signed London songwriting duo, Oh Wonder, to a worldwide multi-year agreement.

The band has released ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 24th 2015 at 11:24AM
Deezer

Deezer's first UK TV campaign to launch in autumn

Deezer is about to have a consistent presence on UK TV screens, having appointed East London-based creative agency and tech-brand ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 24th 2015 at 11:19AM
CISAC

Laurent Contini to lead CISAC's authors' rights mission in Africa

The French Government has appointed Laurent Contini as CISAC's head of mission for collective management and authors' rights in Africa.
...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 24th 2015 at 10:20AM
SESAC

Radio Music License Committee withdraws antitrust lawsuit against SESAC

The Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) has voluntarily dismissed its antitrust lawsuit against SESAC, which was initiated in October 2013. 

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 24th 2015 at 10:00AM
BE-AT.TV acquires Ibiza Sonica Radio

BE-AT.TV acquires Ibiza Sonica Radio

Electronic Music live video streaming platform BE-AT.TV has acquired Ibiza radio station Ibiza Sonica.

Ibiza Sonica was founded in 2006 ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 3:55PM
NME and Austin, Texas expand partnership

NME and Austin, Texas expand partnership

Austin, Texas is partnering with the new NME as headline sponsor for the NME Awards 2016.
 
This marks the ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 3:51PM