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Charlie Walk appointed President of newly formed Republic Group

Charlie Walk appointed President of newly formed Republic Group

Republic Records chairman and CEO Monte Lipman and Republic Records president and COO Avery Lipman have promoted Charlie Walk to ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 11th 2016 at 3:15PM
How NME went free - inside its post-pricetag success

How NME went free - inside its post-pricetag success

In the last two years, Mike Williams has moved house, got married and welcomed his first child into the world. ...

by Mark Sutherland
on Feb 11th 2016 at 2:02PM
Box Plus

The Box Plus Network's Pop Powerlist returns for its fifth year in 2016

The Box Plus Network’s Pop Powerlist, a guide to the most influential pop stars over the past year will return ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 11th 2016 at 1:28PM
H2 2015 ABCs: NME celebrates highest figure in 64-year history

H2 2015 ABCs: NME celebrates highest figure in 64-year history

The first ABC figure since NME went free shows a massive 1,897% jump in the magazine's circulation.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 11th 2016 at 12:38PM

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Overnight news from around the world

Sony sources confirm Unger-Hamilton deal

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 11th 2016 at 7:50AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, February 10

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, February 10 Gated Content

Today's Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 10th 2016 at 5:45PM
US rights holders name countries with copyright issues

US rights holders name countries with copyright issues

Various organisations representing America’s copyright industries — including the Recording Industry Association of America — regrouped in the International Intellectual ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Feb 10th 2016 at 3:20PM
ERA criticise PRS/PPL JV terms

ERA criticise PRS/PPL JV terms

ERA's Kim Bayley has criticised the terms of the PRS/PPL joint venture, calling the two organisations "effectively monopolies" and warning ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 10th 2016 at 10:38AM

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Decca Classics appoints Alexander Buhr as MD

Decca Classics appoints Alexander Buhr as MD

Dr. Alexander Buhr has been appointed managing director of Universal Music’s Decca Classics.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 10th 2016 at 9:49AM
Max Martin to receive Polar Music Prize

Max Martin to receive Polar Music Prize

Max Martin, one of the most successful songwriters of the last 20 years, is the recipient of this year's Polar ...

by DAVE ROBERTS
on Feb 10th 2016 at 8:00AM
Overnight news from around the world

Overnight news from around the world

Polydor's Unger-Hamilton linked with Sony move

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 10th 2016 at 7:40AM
Rebeat launches new digital distribution & royalty platform

Rebeat launches new digital distribution & royalty platform

Digital distribution company Rebeat, whose clients include metal label Nuclear Blast and Red Bull Media House, has unveiled its new ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 9th 2016 at 3:30PM

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Government issues clarification on tax relief for recording artist advances

Government issues clarification on tax relief for recording artist advances

UK Music and the Featured Artists Coalition have welcomed clarification from the Government on tax relief for recording artist advances.

on Feb 9th 2016 at 1:54PM
1989 becomes Taylor Swift's first million-seller in the UK

1989 becomes Taylor Swift's first million-seller in the UK

Taylor Swift's 1989 has become her first album to sell 1 million copies in the UK.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 9th 2016 at 9:56AM
Overnight news from around the world

Overnight news from around the world

Zayn's Pillowtalk tops Billboard Hot 100

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 9th 2016 at 7:20AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Monday, February 8

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Monday, February 8 Gated Content

Today's Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 8th 2016 at 5:45PM

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Robomagic's Rob Hallett unveils festival masterplan

Robomagic's Rob Hallett unveils festival masterplan Gated Content

No one should ever doubt the courage of Rob Hallett’s convictions. The outspoken promoter has consistently put his money where ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 8th 2016 at 4:10PM
Planet Rock to broadcast live from Jimi Hendrix's flat

Planet Rock to broadcast live from Jimi Hendrix's flat

Planet Rock will exclusively broadcast live from Jimi Hendrix’s London flat at 23 Brook Street tomorrow, the day before it ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 8th 2016 at 4:01PM
Sentric Music's Simon Pursehouse nominated for Creative & Cultural Skills Award

Sentric Music's Simon Pursehouse nominated for Creative & Cultural Skills Award

Sentric Music's director of music services, Simon Pursehouse has been nominated in the Music Skills category of this year's Creative ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:49PM
Echo Arena Liverpool appoints Kay Wilson as Head Of Sales

Echo Arena Liverpool appoints Kay Wilson as Head Of Sales

Echo Arena Liverpool has appointed Kay Wilson as its new head of sales.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:40PM
The Coral's James Skelly: 'I don't get hung up on what format people are listening to music on'

The Coral's James Skelly: 'I don't get hung up on what format people are listening to music on' Gated Content

"I’m confident about this album,” says The Coral’s James Skelly of the band’s forthcoming release Distance Inbetween. “In a way ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:18PM
BMG: 'We partner with the best in each niche'

BMG: 'We partner with the best in each niche' Gated Content

BMG’s recent investment in storied drum and bass label RAM Records continues the company’s “strategy of partnering with the best ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:10PM
PPL/PRS

Music industry reacts to PRS and PPL proposal

Last week collecting societies PRS For Music and PPL announced a proposal to create a new joint venture company to ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 8th 2016 at 2:22PM
Merlin announces 20% reduction in administration fee for members

Merlin announces 20% reduction in administration fee for members

Digital rights agency for the world’s independent label sector Merlin has revealed that it will reducing its administration fee for ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 8th 2016 at 2:00PM
Jeff Smith: 'We have to find our own new music, because we can't rely on it just coming to us'

Jeff Smith: 'We have to find our own new music, because we can't rely on it just coming to us' Gated Content

When Music Week catches up with Jeff Smith, head of music at BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, it’s ...

by DAVE ROBERTS
on Feb 8th 2016 at 12:12PM