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Ed Sheeran officially the most played artist of 2015

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Today, music licensing company PPL announces its annual PPL People’s Charts, revealing Ed Sheeran as the Most Played Artist, and Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson

Looks Like The Wiggles’ Original Lineup Is Planning An Adults-Only Pub Tour

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After spreading joy to a bunch of grown-ups at their first adults-only pub show earlier this year, The Wiggles‘ original lineup appears to be planning an 18+ Aussie tour.

Blue Wiggle Anthony Field tells Music Feeds the original Wiggles crew currently has two new charity shows in the works, while posts on social media prove the group are working out the details for new shows in Sydney and Melbourne.

Posting to Facebook today, The Wiggles asked Melburnians if they’d been keen for an 18+ pub show from the group’s original lineup.

“MELBOURNE. A show of hands… Who would be keen for an original Wiggles reunion show with all proceeds going to Soldier On – Helping our Wounded Warriors!?,” the group posted.

“We are open to venue suggestions as well! Lets do this!! :) #Nostaliga #ReliveYourChildhood #AllForCharity”

As Wiggles fans screamed “HELL YES” in reply, The Wiggles took to the comments section to let punters in on their plans, explaining that they’ll be making their “Big Show Tour” announcement “very soon”.

The group revealed they are planning to head to Melbourne first (and “very soon”), for a show which they hope to capture on film so that all fans can enjoy the Wiggly vibes. The group say they’re also trying to book a new show in Sydney.

The Wiggles’ original lineup performed its first adults-only pub show at Sydney’s Dee Why RSL in February, helping hundreds of grown-ups to get Wiggly with pub-friendly interpretations of classic songs like Hot Potato, Wake Up Jeff and Rock-A-Bye Your Bear.

Speaking exclusively with Music Feeds following the concert, Field revealed he is keen to play more adults-only shows.

“The vibe was so great, the original Wiggles fan were so passionate, you can’t help wanting to do it again,” he said. “I just want to do it again, and do the same thing, make it a charity thing… It would be great fun.”

Catch The Wiggles’ social media posts about upcoming 18+ shows below, and stand by for some Wiggly good news.

EXCLUSIVE: Blue Wiggle Anthony Field On The Wiggles’ “Incredible” Debut Adults-Only Show

Gallery: The Wiggles’ 18+ Tour Facebook Comments

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Apply to study at ACM’s new London campus

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The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) has announced details of a new campus in Clapham, London.

According to ACM, this will offer degree programmes in Professional Music Performance (covering bass, drums, guitar and vocals), Creative Music Technology, Music Business and Innovation and Commercial Songwriting, mirroring the experience already offered in Guildford.

ACM London will be partnering with Falmouth University (now ranked as the UK’s No 1 Arts University in all three University league tables) to deliver the syllabus.

Falmouth University has built its reputation over more than a 100 years and is now a creative innovation hub.

Kainne Clements, ACM executive chairman, said: ‘We are extremely proud to be working with the UK’s number one arts University, Falmouth.

‘With over 97 percent of students in work or further study within six months of graduation, we couldn’t hope for a more prestigious educational partner. Our Guildford campus is seeing a steady rise in student numbers, so ACM London is a great opportunity to expand our unique educational offering right in the heart of the music industry, where we hope to teach the industry talent of the future.’

ACM London’s newest appointments for 2016 include Kris Coombs-Roberts (Funeral For A Friend), Cherisse Osei (Paloma Faith), Arya Goggin (Skindred), Mark Richardson (Feeder, Skunk Anansie), Adam Perry (‘A’), Sandy Beales (One Direction), Richard Boucher (Funeral For A Friend), Paul Sayer (Temperance Movement), and Ben Ash (Carcass).

Ed Sheeran, Newton Faulkner and Amelle Berrabah are among the ACM alumni.

ACM London is open for applications to commence study in September 2016 via UCAS now. Visit the ACM website for more details on the offered courses.

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Commercial radio creates £150m+ in music sales and royalties

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Commercial radio generates £103m in music sales, with an additional £50m made available for rightsholder royalty payments, a new report reveals.

The Valuing Radio study, commissioned by Radiocentre, finds the sector spends 11 percent of its total operating costs on acquiring music licences from PRS for Music and PPL, with a total £50m made available to pay for music rights.

Overall, commercial radio is worth £683m in gross value added (GVA) to the UK economy, with £103m in music sales.

The study, which was prepared by Oxford Economics, brings together a range of information for the first time in order to assess the economic contribution of commercial radio and the value it provides.

Alongside the gross economic worth, the report also reveals that 12,340 jobs are supported by commercial radio, including 4,410 direct employees.

Elsewhere, its value to advertisers is estimated at £4.6bn based on an average return on investment of £7.70 for every £1 spent, while direct charitable fundraising is estimated at £25m.

Siobhan Kenny, chief executive of Radiocentre, said: ‘Commercial radio’s popularity with listeners is not in doubt with an incredible weekly audience of 34.3 million. However the economic activity it supports has never been examined in any detail. We thought it was about time to address this and gather comprehensive data on the value of commercial radio to the economy, advertisers and the music industry.

‘The results are impressive, but there is also the potential for even greater value if changes in regulation and a shift to more distinctive BBC radio services can be achieved.’

Welcoming the report, culture secretary John Whittingdale MP added: ‘It is hugely impressive to see the positive impact commercial radio has on the UK economy. Like many of our creative industries it makes a notable contribution to our GDP and employment. It also supports other sectors indirectly and is a fantastic promotional platform for the UK music industry.

‘This government is committed to doing all it can to support the success of commercial radio so it continues to provide this value to audiences across the UK and advertisers now and in the future.’

The full report is available here.



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PINS sign to Just Isn’t Music

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Manchester five-piece PINS have signed a three-album publishing deal with Just Isn’t Music, Ninja Tune’s publishing arm.

After self-releasing their debut album, Girls Like Us in 2013, Bella Union signed the band for their follow-up, Wild Nights, which was recorded at the legendary Rancho de la Luna studio in California.

They received funding support from PRS for Music Foundation’s Momentum Fund to create it, and it was released last June.

Since then, PINS have supported Sleater Kinney on the UK leg of their tour and have started work on their third record.

Today (2 June), guitarist Lois Macdonald will take part in Steve Lamacq’s Round Table music review live from 4.30pm on BBC Radio 6Music.

Then the band play a gig at the Manchester Free Trade Hall tomorrow (3 June), in celebration of the Sex Pistols live show there 40 years ago. It will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 6Music’s Radcliffe and Maconie show from 1pm.

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