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BASCA chairman Simon Darlow's opening speech at the Ivor Novello Awards

22 May 2015

Press release

We [BASCA] exist to promote the creators’ voice and help maintain the value of their work through lobbying, education, community...

SPOTIFY ANNOUNCED AS MOMENTUM MUSIC FUND’S EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL PARTNER

22 May 2015

Press release

PRS for Music Foundation and Arts Council England are delighted to announce Spotify as the Momentum Music Fund’s exclusive digital...

RAJAR Q1 analysis

21 May 2015

Editorial

Your radio listening figures go down for the first quarter of the year between January and March, so you try...

SONY/ATV WIDENS NEAR-DECADE RELATIONSHIP WITH LENKA TO JOINTLY RELEASE NEW ALBUM

21 May 2015

Press release

New tie-up follows huge synch success for singer-songwriter Sony/ATV Music Publishing has broadened its partnership with singer-songwriter Lenka to jointly release...

UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING SCANDINAVIA RENEWS EXCLUSIVE GLOBAL DEALS WITH AXWELL AND SEBASTIAN INGROSSO

21 May 2015

Press release

Universal Music Publishing Scandinavia has extended its exclusive global publishing agreements with Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso, it was announced today by Martin Ingestrom, President...

MICHAEL MARTIN NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF ASCAP NASHVILLE MEMBERSHIP OFFICE

21 May 2015

Press release

ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) has announced thatMichael Martin will head its Nashville Membership office in the role...

Recipients of the 60th Anniversary Ivor Novello Awards

21 May 2015

Press release

PRS for Music Most Performed WorkRather BeWritten by James Napier and Jack PattersonPublished in the UK by Universal Music Publishing...

PRS AGM: CEO Robert Ashcroft's speech in full

20 May 2015

News

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the PRS AGM.  2014 was a landmark year, as we celebrated our centenary, outsourced our...

Cosmos Music acquires leading Nordic independent music publisher Scandinavian Songs

20 May 2015

Press release

Scandinavian Songs - one of the leading music publishing companies in the Nordics - was last week acquired by Cosmos...

NORDOFF ROBBINS CROWNS JAMES BAY AND JAKE BUGG O2 SILVER CLEF 2015 AWARD WINNERS

20 May 2015

Press release

The O2 Silver Clef Awards celebrates 40th AnniversaryNordoff Robbins is delighted to today announce two new winners of its O2...

SINFINI MUSIC APPOINTS HEAD OF CONTENT

20 May 2015

Press release

Former Radio 3 Producer Joins Classical Site Sinfini Music, the online destination for classical music, has appointed Freya Hellier as Head...

British Library's pledge to save the nation’s sounds secures £9.5 million boost from Heritage Lottery Fund

20 May 2015

Press release

The British Library has received *earmarked funding for a £9,568,900 bid from the Heritage Lottery Fund (including a £215,900 development...

QUALITY CONTROL MUSIC SIGNS JOINT VENTURE WITH CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP/MOTOWN RECORDS

20 May 2015

Press release

Quality Control Music (QCM), the highly successful and influential hip-hop label based in Atlanta, has entered into a new joint...

Say hello to the most entertaining Spotify ever

20 May 2015

Press release

Listen and watch: Spotify evolves into your 24-hour entertainment destination Spotify is on a mission. With over 25 billion listening hours...

The leaking of the 2011 agreement between Sony Music and Spotify may have been sensational, David Balfour argues, but the actual content is much less controversial

20 May 2015

Editorial

No one at Sony Music or Spotify would be likely to have welcomed the leaking this week of the 2011...

PRS for Music Foundation unveils Momentum Music Fund successes at Liverpool Sound City

20 May 2015

Press release

Details published of how artists have benefitted from landmark Arts Council England fund - series of videos launched with Ghostpoet...

Starbucks and Spotify

19 May 2015

Press release

Starbucks and Spotify Redefine Retail Experience by Connecting Spotify Music Streaming Service Into World-Class Store and Digital Platform  Partnership Connects Starbucks...

Kobalt Signs Lava Music Publishing Deal

19 May 2015

Press release

Worldwide deal to include administration, synchronization and creative Company headed by Lava Records Founder and CEO, Jason Flom  Kobalt Music Publishing (KMP)...

Omnifone Enters Background Music Market with Q.SIC Partnership

19 May 2015

Press release

Omnifone’s music cloud powers solutions in multi-billion dollar market  Omnifone® today announces that it is powering Q.SIC’s innovative new commercial streaming...

Cooking Vinyl's Martin Goldschmidt Calls For Direct Tax Breaks For Music

18 May 2015

Press release

The industry bodies need to demand a tax break for music production that puts us on a par with other...

BMG ACQUIRES US ROCK LABEL RISE RECORDS

18 May 2015

Press release

BMG is pleased to announce it has acquired pioneering US metal and hard rock label Rise Records. Rise – home to...

COMMUNION RECORDS US SIGNS BROAD AGREEMENT WITH CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP

18 May 2015

Press release

VIRGIN RECORDS FIRST TO TEAM WITH INDIE ON CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMENCOMMUNION'S ONGOING SLATE OF ARTISTS TO ALSO AFILLIATE WITH...

Proper Harmonises Classical and Jazz Division

18 May 2015

Press release

-          Restructure of division sees full integration of Proper Note -          Specialist team draws on over 150 years of experience in classical and...

SARAH BOORMAN NAMED GENERAL MANAGER, UNIVERSAL MUSIC TV

17 May 2015

Press release

UMTV Managing Director Adam Corke has announced the appointment of Sarah Boorman as General Manager of the label. Boorman is moving...

Festival Republic & Live Nation launch new festival

15 May 2015

Press release

Community; drawing on many usages of the word, Community will bring together the music community with the living, working and...

NEW RESEARCH REVEALS BOOM IN DISABLED AUDIENCES AT GIGS & MUSIC FESTIVALS

15 May 2015

Press release

  Music charity Attitude is Everything reveals a 70% increase in disabled audiences attending the 100+ venues and festivals signed to...

AIM CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH BBC

15 May 2015

Press release

AIM CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH BBC DOZENS OF NEW PROJECTS RELEASED UNDER NEW INITIATIVE The Association of Independent Music...

In a week where Warner defended the freemium model, David Balfour wonders if Universal's reported dislike of that model is anything like as simplistic as many have suggested

14 May 2015

Press release

It's been a watershed week for the growth of the streaming or 'access' model in music. On Monday, Warner Music...

£500k total raised for War Child across all BRITs 2015 activity

14 May 2015

Press release

  Google Play downloads BRITs Week Take That War Child BRIT Awards Show War Child Passport Back to the Bars   The BRIT Awards 2015 with MasterCard have today revealed...

Award winning author Philip Pullman to speak at PPL’s AGM on 3 June 2015

13 May 2015

Press release

It is announced that award-winning, famous British author Philip Pullman CBE is to be the guest keynote speaker at PPL’s...

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