Ed Sheeran was the most played artist in the UK during 2018, new data from music licensing company PPL has revealed.
The Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling songwriter and producer (Madonna, Rihanna, Little Mix) has joined the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group (WMG).
The Official Charts Company (OCC) has incorporated streaming for the first time into its record of artists who have sold more than a million copies of their singles. Little Mix and Ed Sheeran join the ranks of Queen and The Beatles.
AMLOR Music Publishing is a brand new publishing and neighbouring rights organisation set up by the management team behind One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer.
One Direction, Calvin Harris and Little Mix have helped break a new record for Sony Music UK by taking the top three positions in the latest UK chart.
CHART ANALYSIS: PRS for Music’s pop guru Russell Iliffe gets into the nitty gritty of all the recent chart action with music's current movers and shakers.