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Music Week
Music Week
is a trade paper for the UK record industry. Founded in 1959 as Record Retailer, it relaunched on 18 March 1972 as Music Week. On 17 January 1981, the title again changed, owing to the increasing importance of sell-through videos, to Music & Video Week. The rival Record Business, founded in 1978 by Brian Mulligan and Norman Garrod, was absorbed into Music Week
Music Week
in February 1983. Later that year, the offshoot Video Week launched and the title of the parent publication reverted to Music Week. Since April 1991, Music Week
Music Week
has incorporated Record Mirror, initially as a 4 or 8-page chart supplement, later as a dance supplement of articles, reviews and charts. In the 1990s, several magazines and newsletters become part of the Music Week
Music Week
family: Music Business International (MBI), Promo, MIRO Future Hits, Tours Report, Fono, Green Sheet, Charts+Plus (published from May 1991 to November 1994), and Hit Music (September 1992 to May 2001). By May 2001, all newsletters (except Promo) closed. In 2003, Music Week
Music Week
relaunched its website of daily news, features, record release listings and UK sales, airplay and club charts. In early 2006, a separate free-to-access site for the Music Week Directory listed 10,000 contacts in the UK music industry. In mid-2007, the magazine was redesigned by London company This Is Real Art. In October 2008, another redesign led to major changes. In June 2011, Music Week
Music Week
was sold to Intent Media.[5][6][7] The package was sold for £2.4m[6][7] and also contained titles Television Broadcast Europe, Pro Sound News, Installation Europe, and additional websites, newsletters, conferences, show dailies and awards events, which generated £5.4m of revenue in 2010.[7] As of issue 30 July 2011, UBM is still named as publisher,[8] as the new publisher Intent Media took over on 1 August 2011.[9] In the first edition under new ownership it was announced that the title would switch its day of publication Monday to Thursday with immediate effect.[10]


1 Charts 2 Publishing details

2.1 Editorial staff 2.2 Circulation

3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Charts[edit] Music Week
Music Week
features these British charts: Top 75 Singles, Top 75 Artist Albums, Top 20 Downloads, Top 20 Ringtones, Top 20 Compilation Albums, Top 50 Radio Airplay, Top 40 TV airplay, and a number of format and genre charts (Music DVD, Rock, Indie, etc.). It also includes background on sales and airplay analysis from Alan Jones. Following a redesign in October 2008, the magazine introduced live charts based on Tixdaq data, a Box Office chart and predictive charts based on information from Amazon, Play.com, Shazam, HMV.com and Last.fm. Music Week
Music Week
compiles and publishes weekly club charts from chart returns supplied by DJs in nightclubs Upfront Club Top 40, Commercial Pop Top 30 and Urban Top 30. Music Week
Music Week
publishes a weekly Cool Cuts chart compiled from DJ feedback and sales reports from independent record shops. Publishing details[edit] Music Week
Music Week
is published weekly (50 editions p.a.) by NewBay. It is available as a B4-sized printed magazine and a PDF
digital edition. ISSN 0265-1548. Editorial staff[edit]

Publishing director: Mark Burton[1] Editor: Mark Sutherland[1] Deputy Editor: George Garner[11][12] Senior staff writer: James Hanley Senior Staff writer: Ben Homewood Charts & data controller: Isabelle Nesmon[3] Chart consultant: Alan Jones[3][13] Design: Pio Blanco

Previous editors of Music Week
Music Week
include Tom Pakinkis, Tim Ingham, David Dalton, Steve Redmond, Selina Webb, Ajax Scott, Martin Talbot and Paul Williams. Other former staff:

Contributing editor Paul Gorman Publishing director: Joe Hosken[3][13] News editor: Rhian Jones Content director: Michael Gubbins[8] Associate editor: Robert Ashton[3][13] Features editor: Christopher Barrett[3][13] Chief sub-editor & senior designer: Ed Miller[3][13] Sub-editor & design: Simon Ward[3][13][14] Contributing editors: Gordon Masson, Eamonn Forde[3] Digital content manager: Tim Frost[3][13] Deputy features editor: Tina Hart[15] Talent editor: Stuart Clarke[3][13] Staff writer: Ben Cardew[3][13] Staff writer: Charlotte Otter[3] Designer: Simon Christophers[1] Designer: Nikki Hargreaves[1][3][13] Music Week
Music Week
presents: Karma Bertelsen Special
Projects Editor: Steve Hemsley 1994-1996

Circulation[edit] Circulation trend (ABC data):

1997/98: 12,503[16] 1998/99: 11,851[16] 1999/00: 10,982[16] 2000/01: 10,933[16] 2001/02: 10,555 2002/03: n/a 2003/04: 9,622 2004/05: n/a 2006/07: 7,960[13] 2007/08: 6,771[17] 2008/09: 5,962[18] 2009/10: 5,218[2]

By October 2011, Music Week
Music Week
had been deregistered with ABC after 54 years.[19] The website musicweek.com had 63,904 monthly unique browsers for the audited period 1–31 October 2008.[20] By 2009, the website had been deregistered with ABC.[21] See also[edit]

UK Singles Chart UKChartsPlus Hit Music Record Retailer


^ a b c d e f "Imprint". Music Week. London: Intent Media: 3. 28 October 2011.  ^ a b c d "ABC Standard Certificate of Circulation (for the 51 issues distributed between 1st July 2009 and 30th June 2010)" (PDF). ABC. 22 August 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2010.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Imprint". Music Week. London: United Business Media (13 November 2010): 25.  ^ Frank Hoffmann (12 November 2004). Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound. Routledge. p. 2023. ISBN 978-1-135-94950-1. Retrieved 30 November 2016.  ^ a b "Intent Media acquires UBM titles for £2.4m". Intent Media. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011.  ^ a b "UBM sells Music Week". thecmuwebsite. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2011.  ^ a b c "Intent Media acquires Music Week". Music Week. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2011.  ^ a b "Imprint". Music Week. London: UBM (30 July 2011): 29.  ^ "Imprint". Music Week. London: Intent Media (6 August 2011): 25.  ^ Stuart Dinsey. "New owner, new publication date...a message to Music Week readers". Music Week. London: Intent Media (6 August 2011): 4.  ^ Burrell, Ian (28 July 2015). "As Amazon moves into streaming, what difference does it make?". The Independent. Retrieved 5 February 2016.  ^ Stassen, Murray (2 July 2015). "BMG acquires rights to Buddy Holly catalogue". Retrieved 5 February 2016.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Imprint". Music Week. London: CMP: 36. 11 October 2008.  ^ "Contacts". Music Week. Retrieved 3 July 2011.  ^ " Music Week
Music Week
- former deputy features editor joins BMI". May 12, 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2016.  ^ a b c d Tobias Zywietz (27 April 2005). "British Chart Books Classified : BDC 2005" (PDF). www.zobbel.de. p. 22. Retrieved 30 October 2011.  ^ "ABC Standard Certificate of Circulation (for the 51 issues distributed between 1st July 2007 and 30th June 2008)" (PDF). ABC. 21 August 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 March 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2009.  ^ "ABC Standard Certificate of Circulation (for the 51 issues distributed between 1st July 2008 and 30th June 2009)" (PDF). ABC. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2010.  ^ "Product Page Music Week". ABC. 30 October 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011.  ^ "Online Property Certificate of Activity for the period 1 October 2008 – 31 October 2008" (PDF). ABC. Retrieved 22 February 2010.  ^ "Music Week.com Product Page". ABC. Retrieved 22 February 2010. 

External links[edit]

Official website

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UK Music Charts

UK Singles

Number ones

1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s Number one artists Most number ones Christmas Posthumous Scottish Instrumental Simultaneous UK and US Top 10 singles (By artist)


1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s (decade) 2010s 1900s 2000s (century) All time Yearly Most downloaded Most streamed Million-sellers Platinum singles (pre-2000) Platinum singles (post-2000) Most weeks on chart One-hit wonders Records

UK Albums

Number ones

1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s Most number ones Christmas Posthumous Simultaneous UK and US Top 10 albums


1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s (decade) 2010s 2000s (century) All time Yearly Most weeks on chart One-hit wonders

Genre charts

Number ones

Christian & Gospel Classical (albums/compilations) Dance (singles/albums) Indie (singles/albums) Indie Breakers (singles/albums) R&B (singles/albums) Rock & Metal (singles/albums) Specialist Classical

Other charts


Album Downloads Albums Streaming Audio Streaming Compilations Midweeks Record Store Singles Downloads UKHot40 Vinyl Albums Vinyl Singles The Vodafone Big Top 40


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