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ARTIST SINGLES Sony 38.1% Universal 37.9% Warner 15.1% EMI 4.7% Others 4.2%


20 40 60 80

0 66.3% PHYSICAL

31.7% 67.6%

TOP 5 STORIES ON MUSICWEEK.COM’s most-read stories for period ending Nov. 26

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Daniel Ek: '200 streams equals one download' Monday, November 19 £1 Fish Man to release single on December 9 Friday, November 23 Union Square Music Publishing signs Swing Out Sister Thursday, November 22 Breakthrough nominees for Artist & Manager Awards named Thursday, November 22 Isle of Wight Festival wins battle to retain site licence Tuesday, November 20

28.2% 71.1% 24.0% 75.2% 20.6% 78.2%

WkS 43-47 The UK market share for all albums in the past five weeks



This week we asked... Do you think 2013 will be a big year for guitar music? Vote at

ARTIST ALBUMS Universal 42.8% Sony 31.9% Warner 16.0% EMI 1.9% Others 7.4%


Too busy to read the music press? Don’t worry, we’ve done it for you.

In the front of this month’s Uncut

magazine, Bruce Springsteen is the ‘man of the year’. The Dancing In The Dark crooner declares the secret to success is his “critical, questioning sort of patriotism”. He advises: “You can never go wrong in rock’n’roll when you’re pissed off.” Inside, a countdown of the top

75 best new albums of 2012 finds Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas at No.1, where the “fastidious poetic vision, perfectionists anxiety, high serious- ness and self-deprecating wit remain as pronounced as ever”. TY Segall is the new artist of the year: “A garage rock wunderkid who wreaks fuzz-addled havoc with the canon, sits at the heart of a thrilling new California psych scene.” A rundown of the life of Madness

finds Suggs recalling the band’s “hugely unsuccessful musical” Our House. He says there’s “nothing more cheery than passing the Queen musical, and seeing it on for its 12th fucking successful year”. All three estranged bandmates of

YES: 65%

@CherylCole And you ??? RT @jamieoliver: @CherylCole Hi babe, Jools is looking forward to watching your show tomorrow night on ITV2 J x

(Cheryl Cole) Monday, November 19

@MarleyWills My sister has just text me from her Kaballah class in NYC where they are playing Celine Dion. My family are bonkers. (Melissa Nathan,

Outside Organisation) Monday, November 19

@anniemacdj Myself and @toddlat are having a baby. He/she will be joining us in May. We predict someone like this : )

(Annie Mac) Tuesday, November 20

@Gentlemansunion On the train. Just called someone a "Horrible old bas- tard". How's your commute been? (Samuel Ward, Sentric Music)

Tuesday, November 20 NO: 35%

@rebeccaschiller "I don't have a job, so I sit in the studio all the time and think of stupid stuff to do." - the wise words of R. Kelly... (Rebecca Schiller,

NME) Tuesday, November 20

@johnnybrockle Still rewinding the HELL out this @MykkiBlanco mixtape. Gonna snap my neck soon! (Johnny Brocklehurst, Cooperative

Music) Tuesday, November 20

@steveleng Martine McCutcheon on the radio, Sophie Ellis Bextor in the Metro, cakes on my desk - BEST BIRTHDAY EVER. (Stephen Leng,

BANG Showbiz) Wednesday, November 21

@ollyofficial Up there for 'Thinking', Down there for 'Dancing' and in the middle for.. 'ROMANCING' haha (Olly Murs) Thursday, November 22

Paul Buchanan from The Blue Nile tell the behind-the-scenes story of “indecision, animosity and stuff happening that’s beyond the pale”. Lastly, a free CD includes 15 tracks from Uncut’s albums of the year.


@jasebick I'm having one of those "pinch me, I must be dreaming" days today. It's amazing how truly talented people gravitate towards one another

(Jason Bick, Pulse Films) Thursday, November 22

@maryannehobbs .@Matt_Corby set Manchester *on fire* tonight.. what a joy to see him at such an intimate gig... before he headlines Glastonbury

:) (Mary Anne Hobbs) Thursday, November 22

@beccy_lou #palmaviolets #bestoffriends (Rebecca Gibbs, LD Communications) Friday, November 23

@will_mills_ "Can't be hateful, got to be grateful, mashed potato on my table". Quite a deep lyric when you break it down. (Will Mills, Shazam)

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Amaze colleagues and bamboozle rivals with

these head-spinning facts and figures...


Face value of a premium package to watch The

Rolling Stones at The O2 Arena last weekend.

On stage, Mick Jagger joked that the “cheap seats” were “not so cheap”


Increase in broadcast com- mission rates for MCPS UK and Ireland Board members from June 2013. MCPS is predicted to see significant financial losses in 2012


To buy a copy of Queen’s 1978 release Bohemian Rhapsody/I'm in Love With My Car in an EMI "carrying envelope", according to the latest Rare Record Price Guide


Dates on Robbie Williams’ new European tour, which commences in June


Time AC/DC’s catalogue is made available on iTunes and several of their classic tracks look likely to chart for the first time ever in the UK


Years since the original release of The Pogues’

Fairytale of New York, featur- ing Kirsty MacColl. Paddy Power has tipped a reissue to be the 2012 Christmas No.1 single

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