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Justin Bieber and Rihanna to headline V Festival

Justin Bieber and Rihanna have been confirmed as headliners for this year’s V Festival. The 21st V takes place at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, across the weekend of August 20-21. Other acts will include Sia, David Guetta, Kaiser Chiefs, Bastille, Little Mix, Jake Bugg, Faithless, Foxes, Rita Ora, Jess Glynne, Years &…

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Live Nation cleared in antitrust lawsuit

The Fourth Circuit Court has rejected a long-running antitrust lawsuit against Live Nation. In 2009, It’s My Party Inc, which runs the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland, US, accused Live Nation of engaging in monopolistic policies. The case was dismissed by a District Judge and has now been upheld by the appeals court. “We applaud…

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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. The 2014 album passed the milestone in yesterday’s midweeks, where it was No.23 on sales of 1,908. That figure comprises 850 physical copies of the LP, plus 908 digital downloads and 150 album stream ‘sales’. Added to the total…

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Richard Antwi – 1977-2016

The tragic recent passing of music industry lawyer Richard Antwi sparked an avalanche of tributes from across the industry and around the world. Antwi, who died aged just 38 on February 11, was a widely admired and much-loved figure who played an influential role in the development and success of a significant number of artists,…

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T In The Park confirms Red Hot Chili Peppers and Calvin Harris as 2016 headliners

Red Hot Chili Peppers and Calvin Harris will join The Stone Roses as main stage headliners at this year’s T In The Park. The 85,000-capacity festival returns to the grounds of Strathallan Castle on July 8-10. Other acts announced include Disclosure, Bastille, LCD Soundsystem, Faithless, The 1975, The Last Shadow Puppets, Catfish And The Bottlemen,…

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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 & Cultural Skills Awards. The awards shine a light on mentors and managers in the creative industries who are making a difference by passing on their skills. Sentric Music is a Liverpool-based independent music publisher…

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Olly Murs to leave The X Factor

Olly Murs is to leave his role co-hosting The X Factor, saying he wants to focus on his music career. Murs informed X Factor producers, Fremantle and Syco Entertainment, of his decision earlier this month. Co-host Caroline Flack and judge Nick Grimshaw are also departing the ITV show. “This was an incredibly hard decision to…

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Stormzy tops first ETEP results

The first results of the European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) 2016 have been revealed, with grime act Stormzy topping the list of most-booked acts, with four festival show bookings from ETEP festivals after playing at Eurosonic Noorderslag so far. The results presented include 56 confirmed shows by 44 artists from 14 different European countries. ETEP…

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Zara Larsson holds on to No.1 in European Border Breakers Chart

Swedish pop star Zara Larsson has hung onto the No.1 spot in this week’s European Border Breakers Chart – but could be dethroned soon by rising UK talent. Dua Lipa’s debut single, Be The One, has moved 7-4-2 in the last three week’s, and could soon overtake Larsson’s hit Lush Life, which was played in…

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SBTV to host SBTV Presents: Strictly British showcase at SXSW

UK-based digital music discovery platform SBTV will kick off SXSW Festival this year with a showcase featuring emerging British talent. The showcase is titled SBTV Presents: Strictly British and will feature performances from a diverse range of the UK’s top emerging artists including: Stormzy, Section Boyz, Shakka, Frisco, Blakie (w/ Elf Kid), Mumdance and Iglooghost.…

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