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  • BASCA appoints Stephen McNeff as new chairman
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Prince releases new track on Spotify only weeks after pulling catalogue from streaming

Prince releases new track on Spotify only weeks after pulling catalogue from streaming

Prince has released a new track on Spotify without warning and only weeks after having his catalogue pulled from streaming ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 30th 2015 at 4:24PM
Malik

Zayn Malik signs with RCA

Former One Direction member Zayn Malik has secured a solo record deal with RCA, having posted a picture of himself ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 30th 2015 at 3:50PM
SoundCloud hires DeJuan Wilson as VP of Global Marketing and Brand

SoundCloud hires DeJuan Wilson as VP of Global Marketing and Brand

SoundCloud has hired DeJuan Wilson as vice president of global marketing and brand.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 30th 2015 at 2:39PM
Reeperbahn to host one-on-one A2IM sessions

Reeperbahn to host one-on-one A2IM sessions

Reeperbahn Festival, which takes place in Hamburg from Septembe 23-26, has revelead that it will be collaborating with A2IM at ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 30th 2015 at 2:34PM

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Music Makeover competition winners revealed

Music Makeover competition winners revealed

PRS for Music has announced the winners of its annual Music Makeover contest, which offers UK pub operators the chance ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 30th 2015 at 1:59PM
Major labels' playlisting brands listed on Apple Music

Major labels' playlisting brands listed on Apple Music

Three of the major labels’ playlisting brands – Topsify (Warner), Filtr (Sony) and THIS IS (Universal) – have been listed ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 30th 2015 at 11:55AM
Germany

German composers, lyricists and music publishers call for bigger share of streaming revenues

Publishers and music authors in Germany have issued a joint letter demanding a larger share of the revenues earned from ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 30th 2015 at 11:49AM
Live Nation set to acquire MAMA - report

Live Nation set to acquire MAMA - report

Live Nation is set to acquire festivals and venue operator MAMA & Company, according to a report.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 30th 2015 at 11:46AM

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NME launches NME Daily app

NME launches NME Daily app

NME has announced the launch of new app NME Daily, built in partnership with London-based start-up Tapjet. 

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jul 30th 2015 at 11:40AM
Music floats Sony Corp's 38.8% profit rise in Q1 15

Music floats Sony Corp's 38.8% profit rise in Q1 15

Sony Corp's profits rose by 38.8% year-on-year in fiscal Q1 2015.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 30th 2015 at 10:56AM
Pop Shack

PopShack appoints Michael Tobin OBE as non-executive director

PopShack has appointed telecommunications and technology veteran Michael Tobin OBE as non-executive director with immediate effect.

Tobin has invested in ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 30th 2015 at 9:45AM
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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 30th 2015 at 7:06AM

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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
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

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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
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
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
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