Live Nation just bought the majority stake in Isle of Wight Festival

Massive live entertainment company Live Nation have just bought a majority stake in the iconic Isle of Wight Festival. Live Nation will work with Isle of Wight festival’s leaders John Giddings and Solo Music Agency…

Every track on Ed Sheeran’s new album is in the charts, raising questions of chart legitimacy

Ed Sheeran’s phenomenal Spotify success is raising doubts with some over the integration of streaming data in the official charts, as the UK top 20 currently features all of Sheeran’s new album. Sheeran released his…

Thanks Brexit, now Sonos speakers cost more in the UK

It’s fast approaching a year since the British EU referendum found us voting to leave the European Union, and the fallouts of Brexit are starting to take effect as Sonos raise their prices. Sonos have…

BBC Radio 1 launch ‘Brit List’ after they “struggled to break any UK artists in 2016”

2016 was a great year for UK music with Adele and David Bowie dominating UK artist sales but when it came to introducing new UK acts, 2016 was a loss. Fortunately Radio 1 are coming…

80% of the UK’s singles market comes from Spotify and other streaming services

As streaming grew to record levels last year it saw so much growth that music streaming now makes up 80% of the singles market in the UK. The Official Charts Company have revealed a new…