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7digital and Meridian Audio announce global strategic partnership

19 December 2014

Press release

Digital music and radio services company, 7digital, today announced a global strategic partnership with British audio pioneer, Meridian Audio based...

War Child and O2 present PASSPORT BACK TO THE BARS

18 December 2014

Press release

The smallest gigs... to make the biggest difference February 16-24, 2015 Acts to include Bastille, Ride (Mark Gardener and Andy Bell...

2015 UNSIGNED ONLY MUSIC COMPETITION JUDGING PANEL ANNOUNCED

18 December 2014

Press release

Sinead O'Connor, Alt-J, The Killers, Aimee Mann, Dustin Lynch, Rosanne Cash, and More Sign On As Judges Unsigned Only Music Competition revealed...

Got party? Let Pacemaker’s intelligent Autopilot™ be your DJ

18 December 2014

Press release

Introducing Autopilot™ for Pacemaker, a gorgeously designed automagic mixing experience. Pick any number of tracks and Autopilot™ will arrange and...

ALGORIDDIM UNVEILS DJAY PRO FOR MAC

18 December 2014

Press release

First Professional DJ Software with Spotify Integration  Algoriddim, creators of the the world’s best selling DJ app with over 15 million...

Midemlab

18 December 2014

Press release

New this year! -        We are proud to announce you that Index Ventures and Seedcamp have joined the competition as selecting partners (along with our historical partners Music...

playDEF LAUNCHES DEFINITIVE FRANK SINATRA ‘APPUMENTARY’ TO CELEBRATE CENTENARY YEAR

18 December 2014

Press release

 COMPREHENSIVE NEW FRANK SINATRA 100 APP AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE FOR iOS AND ANDROID TABLETS ON THE APP STORE AND GOOGLE PLAY   App Explores...

SCOTT COHEN JOINS PSONAR AS NON-EXEC CHAIRMAN

17 December 2014

Press release

The Orchard’s co-founder joins Psonar board at strategic growth stage   Psonar, the pay-as-you-go music streaming service, is delighted to announce that Scott...

THE MICHAEL JACKSON ESTATE RENEWS AGREEMENT WITH BROADCAST MUSIC, INC. (BMI)

17 December 2014

Press release

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, is proud to announce that the estate of global...

First BRITs performers announced

16 December 2014

Press release

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith announced as first performers   Wednesday 25th February at The O2 and exclusively broadcast on...

!K7 announces Artist Services deal with The Pop Group

16 December 2014

Press release

!K7 Artist & Label Services division have announced a partnership with the highly influential post-punk band The Pop Group for...

SONY/ATV EXTENDS WORLDWIDE AGREEMENT WITH GREG KURSTIN

15 December 2014

Press release

Long-term deal includes hits with Pink, Ellie Goulding, Sia, Kelly Clarkson Sony/ATV Music Publishing has today announced it has extended its...

DIG INDEX LAUNCHES AT MUSIC TECHPITCH 4.5

15 December 2014

Press release

Next generation music-tech winners and startup tracker   The DIG Index, a new index and database tracking the success of music-tech startups, was...

ROCKCOMM LONDON, the UK's first-ever international rock music conference

13 December 2014

Press release

7PM Management is proud to announce the launch of ROCKCOMM LONDON, the UK's first-ever international rock music conference, scheduled to take place on June 8th (Registration/ Launch Party/Showcases)...

Proper Distribution Completes Label Deal Spree

12 December 2014

Press release

- Signs house music legend Joe Claussell’s Sacred Rhythm Music label - Also agrees deal with Mercury-nominated jazz-rock band Roller Trio’s...

Imagem Group Statement

12 December 2014

Press release

The strategic review of Imagem by its shareholders, six years after they first committed funds to invest in music publishing...

[PIAS] Agrees Deal with Ipecac Recordings

11 December 2014

Press release

New Faith No More Album in 2015 [PIAS] has announced a new label agreement with Ipecac Recordings. From the 1st of January...

Call for cashless code of practice after festival collapses with vendors’ money

11 December 2014

News

THE NATIONWIDE Caterers’ Association (NCASS), which represents 2,500 food vendors and suppliers, has advised its members not to risk working...

Festivals stung by business rates blitz

11 December 2014

News

FESTIVAL ORGANISERS and their site landowners have accused the government’s Valuation Office Agency (VOA) of acting arbitrarily and detrimentally towards...

Breakthrough means promoters will earn royalties from live recordings

11 December 2014

News

A royalty collecting society for promoters has been approved by the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) in Hamburg,...

BRITs Week 2015 launched in partnership with AEG and London First

11 December 2014

Press release

One-off gigs and events plannedin celebration of the BRITs With full support and involvement from Warner Music UK, Sony Music UK,...

Spotify introduces Top Tracks in Your Network

11 December 2014

Press release

●      Latest feature serves up a daily chart of the most popular songs amongst your friends ●      See which artists and albums your...

PAUL WELLER SIGNS TO PARLOPHONE RECORDS

11 December 2014

Press release

Paul Weller, one of the UK’s most successful and influential recording artists, has signed to Parlophone Records. The label, led...

Momentum Music Fund to receive additional funding from Arts Council England

11 December 2014

Press release

Arts Council England has today announced that it will extend funding for the Momentum Music Fund, a scheme that began...

EBBA WINNERS TO PERFORM NEXT TO JOOLS HOLLAND IN EBBA SHOW

11 December 2014

Press release

During the award show of the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) on Wednesday January 14, 2015 the 2015 EBBA winners...

Ged Doherty appointed BPI Chairman

11 December 2014

Press release

Former Sony UK Chairman & CEO to take over from Tony Wadsworth CBE on 1 January 2015 The BPI is delighted...

AWARDS TRIUMPH FOR MICA LEVI’S UNDER THE SKIN SOUNDTRACK

10 December 2014

Press release

Mica Levi has received two prestigious film awards for her highly acclaimed score of the feature, Under The Skin, directed...

Spotify announces Hozier as the Spotlight Breakout Star of 2014

10 December 2014

Press release

Reveals Spotlight Artists for 2015 Spotify’s annual list of future stars includes Coasts, James Bay and Raury Spotify today announces that Irish...

RotD Music Editor Lee Thompson examines the rush release of Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk in the wake of its X Factor pre-release performance by contestant Fleur East

10 December 2014

Editorial

For weeks now, we’ve been keeping tabs on Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. We had it marked...

Converse announces the launch of music programme Converse Rubber Tracks London

08 December 2014

Press release

Converse Offers Free Studio Time and Special Live Events to London Music Community in New Residency Across Four Key Boroughs CONVERSE Inc. announces...

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