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Just Isn’t Music announce a new writer signing, new staff and North American expansion

29 April 2016

Press release

Just Isn’t Music, Ninja Tune’s publishing company, is pleased to announce a new writer signing, new staff and North American...

David Balfour studies the arguments being made by YouTube in the face of increasingly severe pressure from artists and other music industry groups

29 April 2016

Press release

YouTube has recently been on the receiving end of a pretty sustained attack from many quarters of the music industry....

ASCAP REVENUE TOPS $1 BILLION FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

28 April 2016

Press release

ASCAP REVENUE TOPS $1 BILLION FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW:MARKET-LEADING PRO STRENGTHENS CORE BUSINESS, CONTINUES TRANSFORMATIONRecord High Domestic Revenue...

MUSIKKI RAISES USD 1 MILLION FROM PORTUGAL VENTURES LAUNCHES EXCLUSIPH

28 April 2016

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Independent labels 4AD and Secretly Group on-board Exclusiph platform Musikki, the music startup providing B2C and B2B music services including the...

Eventbrite and Teespring Team Up to Bring First E-Commerce Integration to Leading Events Platform

28 April 2016

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New integration opens up additional revenue stream for event organisers by enabling creation and direct sale of custom merchandise through...

Rising grime star Cadet signs to Absolute Label Services

27 April 2016

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Absolute Label Services has signed a label services deal with grime artist Cadet and his management company J Star Entertainment.Under...

Eska teams up with PPL for World IP Day

26 April 2016

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PPL survey reveals: 47% of Brits freely admit to not understanding what Intellectual Property (IP) is. 89% believe British music has a...

Brian Celler Joins Universal Music Uk As EVP, Head Of International

26 April 2016

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Universal Music UK is underlining its commitment to taking UK-signed talent around the globe with the appointment of Brian Celler...

PPL celebrates record financial performance in 2015

26 April 2016

Press release

Music licensing company PPL announces annual financial resultsMusic licensing company PPL achieved record results across all three of its major...

SELF SERVICE PLATFORM UNIVERSE EXPANDS TO UK & EUROPE

26 April 2016

Press release

Universe, a Live Nation Entertainment company, that specialises in self service ticketing software and social event management, announced today that...

RHAPSODY AND NAPSTER CEO: SUBSCRIBERS ARE LISTENING TO 40 PERCENT MORE MUSIC

26 April 2016

Press release

New CEO Mike Davis announces number of listening hours increased by more than 15 per cent in the past 90...

7digital appoints Edward Kershaw as Chief Commercial Officer

25 April 2016

Press release

7digital (AIM:7DIG), the B2B digital music and radio services company, is today pleased to announce that Edward Kershaw has been...

SCREAM : CLOSING DOWN THEIR EVENT ARM OF THE COMPANY TO FOCUS ON PLUGGING & PR

25 April 2016

Press release

After over 15 successful years working on some of the UK's biggest events and festivals, Scream Promotions today announce they...

Bauer Media Partners With Now TV In Magic And Heat Cross Platform Deal

25 April 2016

Press release

·         Three-month campaign to align NOW TV with the entertainment world Bauer Media has announced a new campaign with NOW TV,...

Most played Prince track of the 21st Century revealed

25 April 2016

Press release

Aggregated using exclusive UK airplay data from music licensing company PPL  To celebrate the life and works of Prince (7 June...

Stirling McIlwaine Joins Three Six Zero as they continue North American Expansion

25 April 2016

Press release

New JV Company Twenty Four Artist Management AnnouncedThree Six Zero, the global management entertainment company, has today announced the appointment...

RNIB launches flagship music event 'SEE THROUGH SOUND'

22 April 2016

Press release

RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) launched its flagship music event 'SEE THROUGH SOUND' in London last night. The...

International Music Summit introduces new educational initiative: IMS College, Malta

22 April 2016

Press release

The three-day learning experience will take place between 1st – 3rd July with a focus on teaching, engaging and inspiring the next...

It’s been a busy week for lawsuits and regulatory challenges, David Balfour notes. We take a look at the challenges currently facing Sony, Spotify and Tidal

22 April 2016

Press release

It’s been an especially busy week for the lawsuits and challenges. Most significantly, Sony’s planned acquisition of Michael Jackson’s stake...

MMF releases third industry guide: How To Make The Most Of Streaming

22 April 2016

Press release

Last month the MMF put together a handy guide to understanding your streaming royalty statement. It highlighted an ongoing need for...

The Independent Music Publishers Forum statement on Sony/ATV deal

22 April 2016

Press release

Pierre Mossiat, president of Brussels-based IMPF said: "IMPF intends to complain to the European Commission over the acquisition which needs...

Stuart Bailie To Step Down From Belfast’s Oh Yeah Music Centre

21 April 2016

Press release

A nationwide search begins to find Bailie’s successor After almost 10 years at the heart of Northern Ireland’s music scene, Chief...

PRS for Music hosts Blockchain debate featuring key industry speakers for series ‘PRS Explores'

21 April 2016

Press release

Yesterday evening, PRS for Music hosted a ‘PRS Explores: Blockchain’ session, with an afternoon of debate and discussion between industry...

PRS for Music Foundation announces the latest artists receiving Flash Funding this time with Wigwam Acoustics and Musicians’ Union

21 April 2016

Press release

·         4 winners announced for the latest Flash Funding opportunity which offers them each bespoke monitoring and touring support to...

Jalapeno Records sign exclusive digital distribution deal with IDOL

20 April 2016

Press release

Jalapeno Records have signed a deal taking their exclusive digital distribution rights to French distribution company IDOL. Founded in 2000 Jalapeno...

Sam Hancox Joins Dice As Marketing Manager

20 April 2016

Press release

DICE has appointed former Uber and Red Bull marketing exec, Sam Hancox, as Marketing Manager starting today.  Having spent seven years...

Shazam Announces Shazam for Brands

20 April 2016

Press release

Shazam, the world’s most popular app for connecting artists and fans, today announced the launch of Shazam for Brands. Shazam...

Music Cities Convention 2016 speaker update

20 April 2016

Press release

Wednesday 18th May 2016 Sallis Benney, Brighton, UK A Strong Music Industry Creates Vibrant and Sustainable Global Cities 27 speakers from 16...

Nominations announced for the Ivor Novello Awards 2016

19 April 2016

Press release

BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, announce the nominations for the 61st Ivor Novello Awards [The Ivors].  The Ivors...

Revelator’s music industry first Mobile Analytics App to demo in UK

19 April 2016

Press release

Revelator, the leading music industry analytics platform, announced the launch of its new Mobile Analytics app at SXSW, Austin in...

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