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  • Sonic Cathedral: 'Record Store Day has a negative impact on our yearly sales'
  • BMG parent sees record revenues in 2014 but Group profit dips
  • Vivendi employees rally against calls for Universal Music sale
  • Arthur Fogel: 'There's an explosion of talent coming out of the digital era'
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, April 1

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Wednesday, April 1 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

by Coral Williamson
on Apr 1st 2015 at 3:57PM
Sync Mission

BPI and MPA LA Sync Mission 2015 applications open

Music companies or individuals looking to take part in the 11th annual US Sync Licensing Mission hosted by BPI, the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 1st 2015 at 3:45PM
Jarvis Cocker adds voice to save Sheffield's Rare & Racy record store

Jarvis Cocker adds voice to save Sheffield's Rare & Racy record store

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has lent his support to a campaign to save a string of independent shops in Sheffield's ...

by Coral Williamson
on Apr 1st 2015 at 3:22PM
Live Nation partners with Europcar Australasia

Live Nation partners with Europcar Australasia

Live Nation Australasia has announced a partnership with Europcar Australia and New Zealand as the exclusive car rental partner across the ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 1st 2015 at 3:19PM

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Arthur Fogel: 'There's an explosion of talent coming out of the digital era'

Arthur Fogel: 'There's an explosion of talent coming out of the digital era'

Live Nation's global touring president Arthur Fogel has rejected claims of a lack of emerging top level music talent.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 1st 2015 at 3:18PM
Radio playlist update: Amazing Radio

Radio playlist update: Amazing Radio

The latest playlist for Amazing Radio, covering the seven days commencing April 1 has been revealed.

by Coral Williamson
on Apr 1st 2015 at 3:16PM
Rihanna

Jay Z's Tidal begins exclusive content crusade

Rihanna's new single, a Daft Punk feature film, Alicia Keys tour footage and handcrafted playlists from Jay Z, Beyoncé and ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 1st 2015 at 2:04PM
Sonic Cathedral: 'Record Store Day has a negative impact on our yearly sales'

Sonic Cathedral: 'Record Store Day has a negative impact on our yearly sales'

Founder of indie label Sonic Cathedral, Nathaniel Cramp (pictured), has hit back at the Entertainment Retailer's Association (ERA) ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 1st 2015 at 2:00PM

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Today's iTunes UK Charts: Jess Glynne No.1, Ed Sheeran & Rudimental No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Jess Glynne No.1, Ed Sheeran & Rudimental No.2

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

by Coral Williamson
on Apr 1st 2015 at 1:00PM
Cooking Vinyl Australia partners with SideOneDummy Records

Cooking Vinyl Australia partners with SideOneDummy Records

Cooking Vinyl Australia (CVA) has announced a new partnership with LA-based independent label SideOneDummy Records.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 1st 2015 at 11:15AM
Universal

Vivendi employees rally against calls for Universal Music sale

Vivendi employees have voiced support for the company's majority shareholder and chairman, Vincent Bolloré, in opposing calls from one of ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Apr 1st 2015 at 11:01AM
Louis Berry named GIT Award One To Watch

Louis Berry named GIT Award One To Watch

Louis Berry has been named One To Watch ahead of this year's GIT Award ceremony.

by Coral Williamson
on Apr 1st 2015 at 10:52AM

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BMG

BMG parent sees record revenues in 2014 but Group profit dips

BMG parent Bertelsmann saw revenues grow by 3.1% to hit €16.7 billion in 2014.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 1st 2015 at 10:30AM
Lucian Grainge given Spirit Of Life Award

Lucian Grainge given Spirit Of Life Award

Lucian Grainge CBE, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, will be honoured by City of Hope's Music, Film and ...

by Coral Williamson
on Apr 1st 2015 at 10:30AM
De La Soul launch Kickstarter campaign to fund new album

De La Soul launch Kickstarter campaign to fund new album

De La Soul have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their first album in 11 years.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 1st 2015 at 10:04AM
Uptown Funk is biggest track of Q1 2015

Uptown Funk is biggest track of Q1 2015

Mark Ronson's hit single Uptown Funk is the best-selling track of the year so far in the UK.

by Coral Williamson
on Apr 1st 2015 at 9:47AM

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Radio playlist update: 6 Music

Radio playlist update: 6 Music Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 6 Music playlist and Albums of the Day have been revealed, covering the seven days commencing ...

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 31st 2015 at 5:56PM
Booking agent Jon Ollier joins CAA

Booking agent Jon Ollier joins CAA

Booking agency CAA has added music agent Jon Ollier to its ranks.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 31st 2015 at 3:07PM
Duran Duran

Warner Bros. Records signs Duran Duran

Warner Bros. Records has signed a global recording contract with Duran Duran.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 31st 2015 at 2:25PM
Truelove

John Truelove announces PRS Board candidacy

Electronic music publisher and writer John Truelove has announced his candidacy for election to the PRS Board of Directors.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 31st 2015 at 2:23PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Jess Glynne No.1, Ed Sheeran & Rudimental No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Jess Glynne No.1, Ed Sheeran & Rudimental No.2

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

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 31st 2015 at 1:00PM
ReverbNation promotes Simon Perry to Chief Creative Officer

ReverbNation promotes Simon Perry to Chief Creative Officer

ReverbNation has promoted Simon Perry to the position of chief creative officer, head of A&R. 

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 31st 2015 at 11:27AM
Southbank Centre appoints Gillian Moore as Director of Music

Southbank Centre appoints Gillian Moore as Director of Music

Southbank Centre has appointed its head of classical music, Gillian Moore MBE, to the newly-created role of director of music. ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 31st 2015 at 11:15AM
Arising Artist names Martin Moulton as new General Manager

Arising Artist names Martin Moulton as new General Manager

Full service consultancy Arising Artist has appointed music marketing veteran Martin Moulton to the position of general manager.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 31st 2015 at 10:40AM
Jay

Big names join Jay Z to operate 'artist owned' Tidal

Jay Z's newly acquired streaming service, Tidal, is co-owned by around 15 artists including Alicia Keys, Madonna, Kanye West, Beyonce, ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 31st 2015 at 10:25AM