Universal Was Top Music Company Of 2009

Universal Music was once again the biggest record company in the USA. According to Nielsen SoundScan, 30.2% of all music sold in the United States last year were from Universal acts. The company was down a 1.32% share on the previous year but still maintained its lead. Second was Sony with a 28.58% market share, up 3.28% on the previous year. Warner had a 20.55% share while EMI grabbed 9.2% of the market.  Indie labels had 16.14% of the US music market, slightly down from the 16.5% figure of the previous year.

Australian Radio Does A Magnificent Job Of Ignoring Australia Talent In 2009

EskimoJoeAustralian radio appears to have gone out of its way to ignore Australia music in 2009. According to AirCheck, the company that registers Australian spins, only “Foreign Land’ by Eskimo Joe made the Top 10 played songs on Australian radio during 2009. For the top 20, add in Evermore ‘Hey Boys & Girls’ at number 16 and Wes Carr ‘Feels Like Woah’ at 17. Pull back for a view of the Top 40 most played songs on Australian radio in 2009 and you only get to add two more Aussie additions, ‘She’s A Genius’ by Continue reading →

The Ting Tings, McCartney, Coldplay Honored At ASCAP Awards

The Ting Tings,Sir Paul McCartney, Coldplay and the Ting Tings were among those honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at its London awards ceremony. The ASCAP Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London yesterday, recognized the most performed works in 2008 by writer and publisher members of U.K. collecting society PRS for Music, who are licensed by ASCAP for the U.S.  Sir Paul McCartney was named songwriter of the year and was recognized with song awards for “All You Need Is Love,” “Come Together” and “Hello Goodbye,” while song of the year went to Coldplay for “Viva La Vida.”   Universal Music Publishing was named publisher of the year for having five of the Continue reading →

[PIAS] Sign Multi-Territory Tiësto Deal

tiesto-rtv[PIAS] will work with Tiësto’s own new label Musical Freedom and New York based Complete Control Management to release Tiësto’s forthcoming artist album, titled ‘Kaleidoscope’ across the world excluding North America on 5 October 2009. The album will be marketed in the UK via [PIAS] UK’s Integral service, and in other territories through [PIAS] Entertainment Group’s international network of local offices and affiliates. ‘Kaleidoscope’ will be Tiësto’s fourth artist recording and is expected to reflect the growing stature of a man who many consider to be the worlds biggest DJ. The first single, titled ‘I Will Be Here’, will be handled by Continue reading →

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