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As On Air On Sale moves increasingly close to becoming a UK industry standard, RotD examines some of the implications and arguments around the initiative

31 July 2015

Editorial

All three UK major labels seem to be engaged in a heavy push to make On Air On Sale (OAOS)...

PopShack Appointment Michael Tobin Obe As Non Executive Director

31 July 2015

Press release

PopShack, the leading social music business, has announced the appointment of telecommunications and technology veteran, Michael Tobin OBE, as non-executive...

PRS for Music Foundation’s Beyond Borders programme

30 July 2015

Press release

PRS for Music Foundation’s Beyond Borders programme launches call for proposals from organisations and groups based in the UK and...

NME LAUNCHES NME DAILY APP

30 July 2015

Press release

·         NME Daily introduced as part of NME’s brand transformation ·         NME partners with London based start-up Tapjet to build new...

Music lawyer Mark Wilkins returns to London

29 July 2015

Press release

Veteran music solicitor Mark Wilkins has been tempted back to London by recent city arrival, Everys Solicitors, based in Jermyn...

Richer Sounds has launched Richer Unsigned

29 July 2015

Press release

Richer Sounds, the UK’s leading high street audio-visual company, has launched Richer Unsigned, a music discovery platform.Richer Unsigned is a...

BIME Announces Speakers: The Next Big Sound, Kobalt, Sony, Merlin, Beggars, Warp, Bella Union, CODA, The Agency Group

29 July 2015

Press release

28-31 October, Bilbao, Spain The Next Big Sound, Kobalt Music, Coda, The Agency Group, Sony Playstation, Merlin, Beggars Group, WARP Publishing,...

THE WINDISH AGENCY FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH PARADIGM TALENT AGENCY

29 July 2015

Press release

Paradigm Music Division, Which Includes Partners AM Only and CODA, Further Expands With The Addition of The Windish Agency   The Windish...

Stephen McNeff Announced As New BASCA Chairman

29 July 2015

Press release

The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors (BASCA) is delighted to announce that award-winning composer Stephen McNeff has been...

Robomagic’s Rob Hallett joins Nile Rodgers’ new US Festival FOLD

28 July 2015

Press release

  ‘Freak Out Let’s Dance’ Festival hosted by Nile Rodgers and CHIC, plus Beck, Duran Duran, Pharrell Williams, Keith Urban, Chuck...

ReverbNation Unveils EchoMusic App

28 July 2015

Press release

ReverbNation Unveils EchoMusic App - A Powerful Music Discovery Tool That Lets Fans Find the Next Big Thing EchoMusic by ReverbNation...

Streaming continues to surge as weekly audio streams pass 500 million landmark

27 July 2015

Press release

Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk the UK’s most streamed song, as 59 tracks are streamed more than 10m times in the...

BPI ANNOUNCES 12 FREE DIGITAL TRAINING DAYS FOR MEMBERS

27 July 2015

Press release

  BPI is to hold 12 free training sessions for members on digital marketing, monetising YouTube and understanding metadata.  The sessions...

Google Play Music partners with Samsung UK

27 July 2015

Press release

With more than a third of people listening to music on their smartphones up to 15 hours a week, new...

Music Futures announce first wave of speakers for 2015 conference

27 July 2015

Press release

Joe Harland (Radio 1 and 1xtra) / Simon Cole (7 Digital) / Chris Price (New Slang Media) / Kim Bayley...

Paul Pacifico, CEO of the Featured Artists Coalition and musician, explains the importance of the Fair Play Fair Pay act

24 July 2015

Press release

Free, ad-funded music platforms that don’t pay artists have been with us for decades… Whilst digitisation has arguably been the root...

IMAGEM MUSIC SIGN LONDON SONGWRITING DUO OH WONDER

24 July 2015

Press release

Imagem, the world’s leading independent music publishing company, today announce they have signed London songwriting duo, Oh Wonder, to a...

CISAC welcomes the appointment of Laurent Contini as Head of mission for collective management and authors' rights in Africa

24 July 2015

Press release

CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, welcomes the appointment by the French government and Quai d’Orsay...

Spinnin' Records receives 'Diamond Playbutton' from YouTube CEO

24 July 2015

Press release

Dutch label wins prestigious YouTube award Spinnin' Records has won a remarkable prize last night for reaching 10 million subscribers on...

BPI AWARDED £90,000 FROM ARTS COUNCIL TO HELP PROMOTE BRITISH MUSIC OVERSEAS

23 July 2015

Press release

Music body, BPI, has successfully secured £90,000 from Arts Council England to promote music from English artists overseas.  The award is...

AUSTIN, TEXAS TO CAPITALISE ON NEW NME BRAND FOOTPRINT IN EXPANDED AWARDS PARTNERSHIP

23 July 2015

Press release

Austin, Texas – Live Music Capital of the World® – is partnering with the new NME as headline sponsor for...

KOBALT MUSIC PUBLISHING PARTNERS WITH F BLOCK STUDIOS

22 July 2015

Press release

Hank Hughes Selects Kobalt as Publisher for His Top Talent Kobalt Music Publishing announced today it has entered into a publishing...

SFX AND SPOTIFY PARTNER TO CREATE ELECTRONIC MUSIC DESTINATION ON SPOTIFY

22 July 2015

Press release

Beatport to curate new music and video presence on Spotify, including exclusive footage from SFX festivals SFX Entertainment, Inc. and leading music...

John Smith announced as new Chairman of PPL

22 July 2015

Press release

John Smith, General Secretary of the Musicians’ Union (MU) and President of the International Federation of Musicians (FIM), will succeed...

Napster reaches 3M subscribers

22 July 2015

Press release

Today, we’re celebrating more than three million music lovers listening on Rhapsody and Napster across the world. What a difference...

COLIN MACINTYRE / MULL HISTORICAL SOCIETY SIGNS EXCLUSIVE DEAL WITH BMG/XTRA MILE MUSIC

21 July 2015

Press release

*Deal includes back catalogue, new MHS albums and MacIntyre’s INK* *Debut novel nominated for Edinburgh Book Festival ‘First Book Award’* *Announces two...

IMAGEM’S BOOSEY & HAWKES SIGNS PUBLISHING AGREEMENT WITH DUTCH COMPOSER THOM WILLEMS

21 July 2015

Press release

The world’s leading classical music publisher, Boosey & Hawkes, is delighted to announce a new agreement with Dutch composer Thom...

7digital announce pan-African licensing agreement through CAPASSO

21 July 2015

Press release

Digital reproduction rights licensed across 40 countries in the African region 7digital, a leading global digital music platform, today announced that...

Syco Music appoints Michelle Marks as Marketing Director

21 July 2015

Press release

Syco Music today announces (21/07) the appointment of Michelle Marks as Marketing Director. In her new role, which is effective immediately,...

Universal Music’s Globe launches partnership with ASOS

21 July 2015

Press release

Last week saw the roll-out of a new partnership between Universal Music and international online fashion retailer ASOS. Led by...

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