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Century Media looks for buyer

US independent rock-centric label, Century Media, is looking for a buyer, with its founder Robert Kampf tipping Universal as his ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 6th 2015 at 11:44AM
Lucian Grainge wins Creative Fusion Award

Lucian Grainge wins Creative Fusion Award

Lucian Grainge CBE, chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Music Group, will receive the 2015 Creative Fusion Award at ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 6th 2015 at 11:24AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, March 6

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, March 6 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 6th 2015 at 11:00AM

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Apple

Will Apple's streaming service arrive in June?

Apple's long-awaited streaming service could be set to arrive soon, with fresh rumours pointing to its official unveiling set for ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 6th 2015 at 10:45AM
Paul McCartney brings Out There tour back to Europe

Paul McCartney brings Out There tour back to Europe

Paul McCartney is to bring his Out There tour to Europe in May, starting with his first shows in the UK ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 6th 2015 at 9:48AM
Mirel Wagner wins 2014 Phonofile Nordic Music Prize

Mirel Wagner wins 2014 Phonofile Nordic Music Prize

Mirel Wagner has won the 2014 Phonofile Nordic Music Prize, for her album When The Cellar Children See The Light ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 6th 2015 at 9:32AM
Zane Lowe

Tributes pour in for Zane Lowe after last ever show on BBC Radio 1

Musicians, media and fellow DJs have paid tribute to the "UK radio's best DJ", Zane Lowe, after his last ever ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 6th 2015 at 9:25AM

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Steve Albini

Steve Albini to speak at PrimaveraPro 2015

Shellac frontman Steve Albini is set to speak at this year's PrimaveraPro conference, alongside Bella Union exec Simon Raymonde and ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 5th 2015 at 4:54PM
Music Week digital edition now available

Music Week digital edition now available

On the front cover of this week's issue of Music Week, indies react to Friday global release day.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 5th 2015 at 4:45PM
Stornoway sign to Cooking Vinyl

Stornoway sign to Cooking Vinyl

Cooking Vinyl has signed Oxford indie-folk stars Stornoway in a worldwide artist services deal.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 5th 2015 at 4:17PM
Morna Cook

Universal Music UK honoured for career development

Universal Music UK has been recognised for an "outstanding commitment to passing on and developing creative skills" after its senior ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 5th 2015 at 2:32PM

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Today's iTunes UK Charts: Years & Years No.1, Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Years & Years No.1, Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney

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

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 5th 2015 at 1:00PM
AIM

Kobalt, Warp and Domino execs set to speak at AIM's Music Connected

Execs from Kobalt, Warp, The Orchard and Domino are lined up to speak at AIM's Music Connected event, taking place ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 5th 2015 at 12:33PM
Live Nation Sweden acquires EDM promoter

Live Nation Sweden acquires EDM promoter

Live Nation Sweden has acquired a majority stake in EDM festival and concert promoter Stureplansgruppen Live (SPG Live).

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 5th 2015 at 11:30AM
Radio playlist update: Capital FM

Radio playlist update: Capital FM Gated Content

The latest Capital FM playlist for the seven day period commencing March 6, 2015 has been revealed.  

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 5th 2015 at 11:25AM

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Venue owned by Joss Stone's mum closes due to 'credit crunch'

Venue owned by Joss Stone's mum closes due to 'credit crunch'

A Devon venue owned by the mother of soul singer Joss Stone has closed down.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:57AM
Jay Z

Jay Z bid for Aspiro blocked by shareholders?

Aspiro minority shareholders may try to block Jay Z's attempt to buy the company, following rumours of discontent last month ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:42AM
US congress

US rights-holders welcome Songwriter Equity Act

Washington, DC -- Songwriters and publishers have applauded the March 4 initiative by a bi-partisan group of members of US ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Mar 5th 2015 at 9:55AM
Ed Sheeran

BRITs sees digital surge in 2015

The BRIT Awards 2015 saw its TV up 26% compared to the previous year – but newly released digital stats ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 5th 2015 at 9:46AM
Willard

Kobalt plans Brazil and South East Asia expansion

The $60 million in funding announced by Kobalt last week will contribute towards the company’s physical expansion into Brazil and ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 5th 2015 at 9:41AM
Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1

Radio playlist update: BBC Radio 1 Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 1 playlist for March 9-15, 2015 has been revealed.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 4th 2015 at 5:13PM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, March 4

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, March 4 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 4th 2015 at 3:57PM
Tradiio

Music discovery platform Tradiio lands in the UK

Music discovery streaming platform Tradiio has launched in the UK, with the ambition to create a destination for music fans ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 4th 2015 at 3:40PM
Google Play raises £250,000 via BRIT performances

Google Play raises £250,000 via BRIT performances

Google Play, official music streaming partner at this year's BRIT Awards, has so far raised £250,000 for War Child and ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 4th 2015 at 3:04PM