Saturday, February 16, 2019

Fearne Cotton to leave Radio 1 after ten years

Fearne Cotton has announced she will be leaving Radio 1, confirming her pregnancy as she looks forward to a "new chapter". Announcing the news on her official website, Cotton, whose departure marks almost three weeks since Zane Lowe confirmed his intention to leave the station,...

IFPI announce global release date of new music

A fortnight ago, The Official Charts company confirmed the news that album streaming will start to be included in the weekly chart rundown as of this weekend; today, the IFPI (aka the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) have confirmed that as of this...

Glastonbury Festival’s Worthy FM seeks volunteers

Glastonbury Festival's on-site radio station, Worthy FM, has announced its return for this year's festival, and subsequently are reaching out for volunteers for Glastonbury week later this summer. The station, which is 100% volunteer-led, will be broadcasting live 24 hours a day from Monday...

Radio 1 news: Zane Lowe to leave; Annie Mac & Phil Taggart show-change

The BBC have confirmed that Radio 1's long-time host Zane Lowe will be departing the broadcaster as he moves to the US with his family for a new career at Apple Inc. Announcing the news moments ago, Lowe will leave his coveted weekday shows...

Album streams to be included in UK Official Charts

Following last year's successful addition of the inclusion of streams into the Official Singles Chart, the Official Charts Company have confirmed that streams of albums will now be incorporated into the weekly Official Albums Chart. According to The Official Charts company, the number of tracks...

BBC Music announce ‘Sound of 2015’ longlist predictions

BBC Music, one of the most-respected outlets in the global music industry, have announced their predictions for the rising artists expected to hit the big-time during 2015. The Sound of 2015 longlist, unveiled moments ago, sees a combination of fifteen artists and groups who are...

News: Black Butter Records joins Sony Music UK

Black Butter Records, one of our favourite indie labels to emerge over the past few years, has formulated a new deal with Sony Music UK. According to CMU, the label, who houses such artists as Wayward, Rudimental, Gorgon City and more, have signed with...

Google announce YouTube Music Key subscription service to take on Spotify

Following months of speculation, Google has today confirmed they are entering the music-streaming service, with their new product, YouTube Music Key. Set to being roll-out today via an invite-only beta, YouTube Music Key will see the site allow viewers to watch music videos on a...

Gorgon City & MNEK confirmed for MOBO Awards performance

Following Krept & Konan and Professor Green comes Gorgon City's confirmation to play at the 2014 MOBO Awards later this month. Bringing along MNEK (who's up for Best Newcomer at this year's event), the announcement of Gorgon City coincides with next week's release of their...

Infographic: History of Music Players

Over a week ago, the UK's Official Charts Company confirmed that as of the end of July 2014, audio streaming will finally make its way into the British charts, following successful trials in both Germany and the US. With that in mind, British tech...