Articles about music industry


'We are a global leader': UK music industry worth £4.5bn

Last updated: 11/08/2018

The UK music industry grew by 2% in 2017 to contribute a record £4.5 billion to the economy, according to a study by UK Music. The organisation’s Measuring Music 2018 report, w

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What to expect from Max Lousada now he's Warner CEO

Last updated: 11/08/2018

Sometimes, editing Music Week feels like a fairly big job (particularly on weeks like this edition’s record-breaking behemoth of a Q4 preview, which I always think of as our equi

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Music Industry Reacts With Horror, Sympathy To Las Vegas Shooting Tragedy

Last updated: 11/08/2018

Since the deadly and tragic shooting that took place at the Route 91 Country Music Festival in Las Vegas, expressions of shock, horror, and sympathy. In a series of tweets, Jake O

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Rock'n'roll stars: Meet the 2018 Music Week Women In Music Awards Roll Of Honour

Last updated: 11/07/2018

The time has come for the grand unveiling of the Music Week Women In Music Awards Roll Of Honour 2018. With the fifth edition of the Women In Music Awards taking place this Friday

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Universal Music Group partners with leading African streaming and download platform

Last updated: 11/07/2018

Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Boomplay will distribute music from UMG’s world-renowned labels through its streaming and download platform in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya

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LinkedIn: Musician's Guide

Last updated: 11/07/2018

While most artists tend to focus their social media marketing efforts on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, could it be that the typically more 'business' focused Lin

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Tributes paid to Tom Petty

Last updated: 11/07/2018

Tom Petty has died at the age of 66 after suffering a heart attack at his home in Malibu. The singer-songwriter was rushed to UCLA Santa Monica hospital and put on life support af

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'This is an important deal': PRS For Music seals new BBC blanket licence agreement

Last updated: 11/06/2018

The long-running dispute between the BBC and PRS For Music and the MCPS has been resolved with a new deal for the corporation’s blanket licence, Music Week can reveal. The dispu

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Rest In Peace Paul Allen: Friend Of Music and Much More

Last updated: 11/06/2018

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen recently passed away, and is remembered as a tech billionaire and noted philanthropist. The Seattle music industry was among the beneficiaries of hi

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Americana Music Association Launches Touring Initiative with Caitlin Canty, Oshima Brothers

Last updated: 11/06/2018

The Americana Music Association has launched The Americana Tour Blueprint, an initiative to improve and promote touring opportunities for Americana artists. An inaugural tour feat

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