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Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, July 29

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, July 29 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 29th 2015 at 5:45PM
BASCA appoints Stephen McNeff as new chairman

BASCA appoints Stephen McNeff as new chairman

BASCA has appointed Stephen McNeff as its new chairman. He will succeed Simon Darlow who has stepped down after two ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 29th 2015 at 5:20PM
IFPI chief defends labels' pay outs to artists for streaming

IFPI chief defends labels' pay outs to artists for streaming

IFPI chief executive Frances Moore has spoken out in defence of the level of streaming payments to artists.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 29th 2015 at 3:58PM
Windish Agency and Paradigm Talent Agency enter into partnership

Windish Agency and Paradigm Talent Agency enter into partnership

The Windish Agency and Paradigm Talent Agency have struck a entered into a partnership that will see the two agencies ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 29th 2015 at 3:50PM

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Ole expands partnership with Timbaland

Ole expands partnership with Timbaland

Fast-growing independent rights management company Ole has expanded its deal with Timbaland from administration to a worldwide co-publishing agreement.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 29th 2015 at 3:50PM
Young

Neil Young removes music from streaming services (for real this time)

Two weeks ago Neil Young announced that he would be removing his music from streaming services because the quality is ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 29th 2015 at 3:48PM
Date set for FOCUS Wales 2016

Date set for FOCUS Wales 2016

The sixth edition of multi-venue showcase festival and conference FOCUS Wales 2016 will take place in Wrexham from May 12-14.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 29th 2015 at 3:45PM
TuneCore artists' income rises 6% year-on-year

TuneCore artists' income rises 6% year-on-year

Digital music distribution and publishing administration service provider TuneCore has announced its artists earned more than $35 million in Q2 of 2015, ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 29th 2015 at 3:32PM

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Youth Music announces grant awards of £869,000

Youth Music announces grant awards of £869,000

Youth Music has announced grant awards totalling £869,000 under its recently established Fund A programme, bringing the total awarded this ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 29th 2015 at 3:23PM
A2IM

Independents control 34.5% of US market - report

Mid year market share figures published Nielson Music and Billboard indicate that US independents controlled 34.5% of the US market ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 29th 2015 at 1:42PM
Kilimanjaro Live chief tips rising acts for stadium success

Kilimanjaro Live chief tips rising acts for stadium success

Ed Sheeran’s trio of concerts at Wembley Stadium marked an important milestone for promoter Kilimanjaro Live, according to the company’s ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 29th 2015 at 12:25PM
Richer Sounds

Richer Sounds launches music discovery platform to promote UK acts

High street audio-visual company, Richer Sounds, has launched Richer Unsigned, a music discovery platform.

Richer Unsigned is a not-for-profit website ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 29th 2015 at 11:11AM

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Russian artists appeal to Putin to stop Russkaya sale to the state

Russian artists appeal to Putin to stop Russkaya sale to the state

Russian acts and producers have asked President Vladimir Putin to stop a deal by state company Goskontsert to buy Russkaya ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 29th 2015 at 11:08AM
Spain winning fight against piracy, claims government

Spain winning fight against piracy, claims government

The Spanish government claims that illegal downloads in the country are down in the wake of new legislation aimed at ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 29th 2015 at 10:29AM
Boiler Room partners with Generator for live events

Boiler Room partners with Generator for live events

Underground music platform Boiler Room is to host a series of live events with hostel chain Generator, reports Event.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 29th 2015 at 10:27AM
SFX

SFX Entertainment considering asset sales?

SFX Entertainment's extended go-shop period has expired, with no formal proposals made to compete with CEO Robert F.X. Sillerman's plans ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 29th 2015 at 10:27AM

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Overnight news from around the world

Overnight news from around the world

Welcome to the Music Week Morning Briefing, a nice and succinct 8am email delivering you the most important music industry ...

on Jul 29th 2015 at 6:47AM
Authorities back Wireless despite security breach

Authorities back Wireless despite security breach

The police and local authority remain largely supportive of the Wireless Festival despite gatecrashers forcing their way into the London ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 29th 2015 at 6:13AM
Pan-European sponsor announced for 2015 MTV EMA

Pan-European sponsor announced for 2015 MTV EMA

Italian underwear brand Tezenis is to be one of the official pan-European sponsor of the 2015 MTV EMA in Milan.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 28th 2015 at 3:47PM
Closing date nears for 2015 Mercury Prize entries

Closing date nears for 2015 Mercury Prize entries

The 2015 Mercury Prize in association with BBC Music will close for entries at 6pm on Friday, July 31.
James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 28th 2015 at 3:30PM
BBC radio can play Neil Young and The Doors again

BBC radio can play Neil Young and The Doors again

The BBC has reached an agreement with publisher Wixen, after radio staff were banned from playing tracks by the likes ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 28th 2015 at 2:32PM
BMG partners with BroadbandTV

BMG partners with BroadbandTV

BMG has partnered with BroadbandTV for a new joint venture to support up-and-coming artists.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 28th 2015 at 2:20PM
Echo Arena Liverpool appoints concert sales co-ordinator

Echo Arena Liverpool appoints concert sales co-ordinator

Echo Arena Liverpool has appointed Robbie Owen to the newly created position of concert sales co-ordinator.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 28th 2015 at 11:47AM
Snapchat Discover drops Warner, partners with Buzzfeed and iHeartRadio

Snapchat Discover drops Warner, partners with Buzzfeed and iHeartRadio

Snapchat has recruited Buzzfeed and iHeartRadio for its Discover platform, dropping Warner Music and Yahoo.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 28th 2015 at 11:43AM
UK consumers 'prefer to buy music in a physical format' - study

UK consumers 'prefer to buy music in a physical format' - study

The majority of UK music fans still prefer to buy their music in a physical format, according to a new ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 28th 2015 at 11:42AM