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BMG SIGNS MAJOR DISTRIBUTION DEAL FOR CHINA WITH ALIBABA’S DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS UNIT

30 March 2015

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New model music company BMG has signed a wide-ranging digital distribution deal with Alibaba Group’s Digital Entertainment business unit. Alibaba...

BASCA ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR SCRUTINY OF ISP LIABILITY AND SAFE HARBOUR PROVISIONS

29 March 2015

Press release

REPORT BY MP MIKE WEATHERLEY RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM SONGWRITERS AND COMPOSERS The British Academy of Songwriters and Composers (BASCA) has announced...

Music Inc 2 launches

28 March 2015

Press release

UK Music, Aardman Animations and the Intellectual Property Office have released a new version of Music Inc.  Available on iOS and android, Music...

PURSON SIGN WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS

28 March 2015

Press release

PURSON SIGN WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS &  SILVA SCREEN MUSIC (PUBLISHING) SECOND ALBUM, ‘DESIRE’S MAGIC THEATRE’, NEARING COMPLETION & DOWNLOAD APPEARANCE CONFIRMED!  PURSON have...

Los Angeles to Host Transatlantic Summit for High-Growth UK Creative-Tech Businesses

28 March 2015

Press release

Industry leaders from the UK and US creative sectors to come together in Los Angeles for a two-day Technology Innovators...

BPI’S LYNNE MCDOWELL TO LEAVE THE ORGANISATION

27 March 2015

Press release

BPI’s Head of PR, Lynne McDowell, is set to leave the music organisation at the end of March to develop...

RotD Music Editor Lee Thompson shares his personal views on the evolution of the Top 40 chart show

27 March 2015

Press release

The history of the Radio 1 Chart Show stretches back over four decades. I’m old enough to remember the days...

Tribute to Jean-Loup Tournier

27 March 2015

Press release

Creative community pays tribute to former CISAC President who passed away The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC),...

ONLINE MUSIC VIDEO AGE RATINGS PILOT MOVES TO NEXT PHASE

26 March 2015

Press release

Ratings now feature on UK music videos on digital service providers Vevo and YouTube The BPI and BBFC, in partnership...

Proper Sees New Deal with US Distributor Redeye

26 March 2015

Press release

- Covers physical distribution in UK and Ireland for host of indie labels - Includes Yep Roc Records (Dave Alvin,...

MusicTank Launches Private Copy Exemption White Paper

26 March 2015

Press release

Alternative Model For Artist Compensation Proposed For Private Copying Pre-eminent music industry think tank and business information hub, MusicTank, University of...

THE 5th ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENT TALENT & INDUSTRY

26 March 2015

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HOSTED BY JOHN KENNEDY (XFM) & ALICE LEVINE (BBC RADIO 1) THE BREWERY, CLERKENWELL –  8th SEPTEMBER 2015  ** TICKETS ONSALE TODAY**  www.musicindie.com/awards The...

MPA strikes copyright protection partnership with AudioLock

26 March 2015

Press release

The MPA has announced a partnership with music copyright protection specialist AudioLock - offering members two months free protection for...

PASSENGER TO DONATE NEW ALBUM’S PROFITS TO UNICEF

25 March 2015

Press release

Release backs campaign to reduce child mortality rates in Liberia Passenger is to donate 100% of the profits of his brand...

ETEP results 2015

25 March 2015

Press release

The new results of the European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) 2015.  These results reflect the number of shows of European...

BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES ACADEMY PROGRAMME, NEW SPEAKERS & MORE

25 March 2015

Press release

Brighton Music Conference (BMC) has announced its 2015 Academy programme, alongside the latest additions to its Professional schedule, and further...

IMS IBIZA ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF 2015 EVENT

25 March 2015

Press release

SVEN VATH & COCOON RECIPIENT OF THE 2015 ‘IMS LEGENDS AWARDS’ The team behind the International Music Summit have made the first of this...

THE ORCHARD ADDS RECORDED MUSIC ROYALTY PROCESSING TO ITS SERVICE

25 March 2015

Press release

The Orchard, the pioneering independent music, film and video distribution company, has acquired RoyaltyShare, Inc. and made a strategic investment in Korrect, two...

The Official Chart to move to Fridays from summer 2015

24 March 2015

Press release

The UK’s Official Chart will move to a new Friday slot later this summer, the Official Charts Company can confirm.  The...

Music licensing company PPL announces 6% growth in international revenues

24 March 2015

Press release

UK music licensing company PPL has today announced a 6% uplift in its international revenues in 2014; a £2 million...

MATADOR ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS AND HIRE

24 March 2015

Press release

Matador Records is pleased to announce a few staffing changes and additions in both their London and New York offices....

DIFFERENT IS REBORN

23 March 2015

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[PIAS] RELAUNCH ICONIC ELECTRONIC LABEL  After a 3-year hiatus, the Different Recordings imprint is reborn. [PIAS]’s own electronic imprint is back...

Kobalt Music Publishing secures John Denver catalog for US administration

23 March 2015

Press release

-         Covers complete catalog including multi-platinum albums and singles Kobalt Music Publishing has signed a new publishing deal for the catalog of...

Final Awardees Announced for Artist and Manager Awards 2015

22 March 2015

Press release

Final Awardees Announced for Artist and Manager Awards 2015, sponsored by DICE   The Artist and Manager Awards 2015, sponsored by DICE,...

Keith Jopling asks: Is Spotify caught in a pincer movement and what is its next manoeuvre?

20 March 2015

Editorial

There wasn’t too much to say about digital music until a few weeks ago. Now it’s fair game again; cracks...

Musicraiser Opens UK & US Offices

20 March 2015

Press release

Italian Music Crowd Funding Specialists Expand into New Markets Italian music crowdfunding specialists Musicraiser have announced the expansion of its operations...

Jonathan Morrish to take on consultancy role for PRS for Music

19 March 2015

Press release

PRS for Music has today announced that Jonathan Morrish is to consult for the company in a PR role.    "I...

Media Insight Consulting releases new data

18 March 2015

Press release

The Music Business Has Been Vocal: What Are Consumers Saying about Free Streaming, CDs, Ownership and more...  Media Insight Consulting (MIC)...

Fezzee Introduces festival goer app FezzMesh

18 March 2015

Press release

Fezzee Limited today announced details of its innovative device-to-device technology, FezzMesh, which will be included in event apps it creates...

JON BILLS FORMS NEW MUSIC PR AGENCY - BILLS PR

18 March 2015

Press release

Jon Bills has announced the formation of Bills PR - a brand new cross-platform music publicity agency. Jon brings with...

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