Tag Archive: Music Business

  1. Highest Selling Album of 2006: US vs UK

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    horus music turns 10We’ve seen what the highest-selling UK albums and singles were in 2006, but how does this compare to the highest selling album of the year across the pond in the USA?

    Highest Selling Album in the US for 2006:

    High School Musical Soundtrack

    3,719,000 copies sold

    Highest Selling Album in the UK for 2006:

    Snow Patrol – Eyes Open

    1,514,554 copies sold

    We’ll let you compare the final verdict…

  2. 2006 Had Some Of the Best Pop Songs of the Decade

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    horus music turns 102006 was a pretty great year, as we’ve seen, and it also presented us with some pop music gems that have stuck with us for 10 years now. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether that is a good thing or not.

    Listen along with us on Spotify.

    1. Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean – Hips Don’t Lie
    2. Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
    3. Pink – Who Knew
    4. Rihanna – SOS
    5. Nelly Furtado – Maneater
    6. Rihanna – Unfaithful
    7. Sandi Thom – I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)
    8. NeYo – So Sick
    9. Christina Aguilera – Ain’t No Other Man
    10. Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
    11. Beyoncé feat. Jay Z – Déjà Vu
    12. Lily Allen – Smile
    13. Justin Timberlake feat. Timbaland – SexyBack
    14. Amy Winehouse – Rehab
    15. Girls Aloud – Something Kinda Ooooh
  3. Horus Music welcomes PPL and PRS for Music move

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    PRS and PPL Leicester move

    Earlier this week it was announced that Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) and PRS for Music will be moving their national headquarters from London to Leicester city centre.

    Their new joint venture will begin around July 2017 and will be based in Mercury Place.

    Here at Horus Music we are very excited about this move to join us in Leicester. This has been our home for almost 10 years now and amongst the vibrant music that is played here we enjoy the Midland Mainline service meaning it takes us less than an hour to get into London city centre; less time than many those that are based around London itself.

    We have been partners with both PRS for Music and PPL for many years, and we have seen the benefits that their service provides to our many independent artists and record label clients, which includes the licensing of musical composition and lyrics on behalf of songwriters, composers and publishers as well as the licensing of recorded music for record companies and performers which is played in public or in digital media.

    CEO and Managing Director of Horus Music, Nick Dunn, adds: We’re very happy to see that more and more companies are realising that there are opportunities for business, especially in the music industry, that are available outside of London and have the additional benefit of being both financially and environmentally friendly. We welcome PPL and PRS for Music to such a diverse and growing city.”

    Everyone at Horus Music looks forward to many more years of a successful partnership with both of these companies and hope that our relationship with grow even further as we work together in the city of Leicester to help the musicians, songwriters and record labels of Leicestershire and beyond.