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MQA Names Mike Jbara As CEO

29 July 2016

Press release

Music technology specialist MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) appoints Mike Jbara as CEO MQA, the music technology company founded by Bob Stuart, announced...

ARISING ARTIST APPOINTS ALAN PELL AS GENERAL MANAGER

28 July 2016

Press release

Arising Artist, the full service consultancy that offers skills and expertise from a wide range of top music industry professionals...

Eventbrite Hires Seasoned Industry Veterans in Nightlife and Dance to Drive Continued Momentum in Music

28 July 2016

Press release

-Senthil Chidambaram, Founder and CEO of Dancing Astronaut-Barak Schurr, Founder of Wantickets.com and Nightclub Hall of Fame Inductee-Diego Carlin, CEO...

Warner Music Group Becomes First Major Music Company to Partner with Streaming Video Platform, Vadio

28 July 2016

Press release

Vadio to License Warner Music’s Music Video Catalog Vadio, a leading video streaming platform for media companies and brands, and Warner...

SONY/ATV SIGNS JASON WADE TO WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING DEAL

28 July 2016

Press release

Lead vocalist of band Lifehouse to focus on writing for other artists Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide publishing deal...

TicketWeb Partners with Music Venue Trust as Headline Sponsor for Venues Day 2016

27 July 2016

Press release

Music Venue Trust is delighted to announce the expansion of its ongoing partnership with TicketWeb, a division of Live Nation...

Labrinth signs exclusive songwriting agreement with BMG

26 July 2016

Press release

Chart-topping singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Labrinth has signed a worldwide exclusive songwriting agreement with BMG. Since 2010, Labrinth has amassed...

Canadian music companies successfully settle legal action against isoHunt

26 July 2016

Press release

Canadian and international music companies have settled litigation against isoHunt Web Technologies Inc. (“isoHunt”) and its founder Gary Fung (“Fung”)...

PRS for Music Explores: the importance of music in a fast-growing gaming industry

26 July 2016

Press release

PRS for Music hosted ‘PRS Explores: Gaming and Music’, an afternoon of industry discussion panels examining how music is composed...

Martin Garrix Joins Sony

26 July 2016

Press release

Martin Garrix, the superstar artist and DJ, has signed a worldwide agreement with Sony Music International, it was announced today...

Germany Announced as the Guest Country for BIME Pro 2016

26 July 2016

Press release

·       Germany named as Guest Country 2016·       Speakers from German companies Ableton, Konzertbüro Schoneberg, Monkeytown, Napster, Selective Artists and Splash...

Production Music company ‘Focus’ announces relaunch with 35 new labels

26 July 2016

Press release

Focus, a market leader in high quality production music, announces its relaunch, which sees the company expanding with thirty-five new...

Ash to be honoured with Legendary Award

22 July 2016

Press release

Northern Irish rock band, Ash, will receive a special "Legend Award" at Belfast's Mandela Hall on 11th November 2016 bringing to...

An update from Abbey Road Studios

22 July 2016

Press release

Abbey Road Studios is getting some new studios This is the biggest transformation in the history of Abbey Road Studios. Two...

Marshall Launches Record Label

22 July 2016

Press release

Marshall Amplification Plc is delighted to announce the launch of Marshall Records Limited. Marshall Records has been created inspire people...

UMPG Promotes David Gray to Major A&R/EVP Role

21 July 2016

Press release

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has promoted David Gray to the role of Executive Vice President/Head of West Coast A&R. Based...

Radar Awards Winners Announced

21 July 2016

Press release

On Thursday 14th July, directors and industry guests came from across the UK and the USA, Germany, Croatia, Ireland, Iceland...

Liam Payne signs to Capitol Records UK

21 July 2016

Press release

Liam Payne has signed a major record contract with Capitol Records UK and will soon be going into the studio...

2016 Mercury Prize announces full Judging Panel

19 July 2016

Press release

2016 ‘Albums of the Year’ shortlist to be announced at live Launch on 4th August and on BBC Radio 6...

Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett To Open New London Venue This Autumn

19 July 2016

Press release

Ben Lovett will open a new music club and venue in London later this year. The member of Mumford & Sons,...

REBECCA KANE BURTON JOINS REALLY USEFUL THEATRES AS MANAGING DIRECTOR

18 July 2016

Press release

Really Useful Theatres (‘RUT’) is very pleased to announce that with effect from 1st September 2016 Rebecca Kane Burton, currently...

PRS Foundation announces Momentum Music Fund acts

18 July 2016

Press release

Arts Council England confirms a further £1Million for PRS Foundation to continue running the Momentum Music Fund Spotify also extend their...

Kobalt Appoints James Fitzherbert-Brockholes to COO and Tom Sansone as CFO

18 July 2016

Press release

Kobalt, the leading music services company, today announced the company has promoted James Fitzherbert-Brockholes (“Fitz”) to Chief Operating Officer (COO)...

JILL HOLLYWOOD LAUNCHES ECHO BEACH MANAGEMENT

18 July 2016

Press release

Initial roster features Jacknife Lee, Ash Howes and Cam Blackwood   After twelve years at Big Life Management, producer and artist manager...

COOKING VINYL SIGN FEEDER

15 July 2016

Press release

London, July 15th 2016 – Leading independent record label Cooking Vinyl have announced that they have signed a Worldwide Artist Services deal with FEEDER.  Established in 1986, Cooking Vinyl has developed a...

FANFAIR ALLIANCE: NEW CAMPAIGN UNITES MUSIC BUSINESSES, ARTISTS & FANS AGAINST ONLINE TICKET TOUTS

14 July 2016

Press release

Managers of artists including Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, One Direction, Little Mix, Jess Glynne, PJ Harvey, Biffy Clyro, Iron...

ROCK LEGEND BECOMES PLANET ROCK HOST

14 July 2016

Press release

He’s undoubtedly one of rock’s greatest frontmen and Planet Rock - who already count legends Alice Cooper and Joe Elliott...

Sound City opens artist applications for Zandari Festival and MU:CON in South Korea

14 July 2016

Press release

Sound City are delighted to announce that applications are now open for artists to apply to showcase at Zandari Festival (30th September...

BPI response to How Google Fights Piracy report

13 July 2016

Press release

Responding to the How Google Fights Piracy, 2016 Update Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI & BRIT Awards, commented. "This...

The Orchard appoints Tucker McCrady

13 July 2016

Press release

The Orchard today announced the appointment of Tucker McCrady as EVP & General Counsel, leading its Business & Legal Affairs...

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