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The Music Producers Guild backs fair digital deals

01 August 2014

Press release

The Music Producers Guild has expressed its support for the Fair Digital Deals Declaration – a new initiative supported by...

TIËSTO SET FOR SPOTIFY TAKEOVER

01 August 2014

Press release

The Dance Mega Mix playlist to get the Tiësto treatment this Saturday night  This Saturday, August 2nd, music fans will enjoy...

SHAZAM FOR MAC, NOW THAT’S MAGIC

31 July 2014

Press release

Shazam launches the first-ever music and more recognition experience for your Mac Shazam® today announced Shazam for Mac, which effortlessly recognizes...

RotD Music Editor Lee Thompson examines this quarter's Rajar results

31 July 2014

Editorial

“Oh, I don't listen to the radio anymore. Why would I need to when I can build my own Spotify...

BRITISH MUSIC CONTINUES TO DOMINATE AT HOME AND FLY THE FLAG ABROAD

31 July 2014

Press release

1 in every 8 artist albums sold around the world in 2013 were by British acts British artists continued to dominate...

BPI TO HOST FIRST-EVER TRAINING SEMINAR IN SCOTLAND

30 July 2014

Press release

BPI partners with the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) to deliver digital, content protection and funding workshops in Glasgow A free...

7digital Appoints Paul Shannon as VP of Technology

30 July 2014

Press release

7digital- a leading open digital music platform, have announced the appointment of Paul Shannon as the new VP of Technology....

Age ratings for music videos from 1 October 2014 following changes to Video Recordings Act

30 July 2014

Press release

Music videos are currently exempt from statutory age rating under the Video Recordings Act 1984 unless they contain strong adult...

BBC INTRODUCING STAGE ANNOUNCED FOR READING & LEEDS 2014

30 July 2014

Press release

Moko, Dancing Years, Jack Garratt, Prides, Crystal Seagulls and More! With less than a month to go until the gates open,...

Spotify gets Equalizer upgrade

29 July 2014

Press release

Spotify now lets you enjoy music audio the way you want to hear it with the launch of our in-app equalizer, rolling...

THREE SIX ZERO GROUP LAUNCHES RECORD LABEL AND MUSIC PUBLISHING DIVISION IN COLLABORATION WITH WARNER BROS. RECORDS AND WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC

29 July 2014

Press release

Label launches with GTA, Cut Snake, and Anabel Englund on board International entertainment company Three Six Zero Group has expanded its services for...

PPL SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AWARD 2014

28 July 2014

Press release

Music licencing company PPL is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as a Finalist in the UK Customer...

Merlin Reduces Fees

28 July 2014

Press release

Administration Fees on Commercial Deals Lowered by 17% Merlin,the global rights agency for the independent label sector, has announced a further...

Final call for submissions to UK Music Video Awards 2014

28 July 2014

Press release

The seventh annual UK Music Video Awards will close for entries on 6th August. This year’s UK Music Video Awards, which is set to...

The Music Blog Directory

28 July 2014

Press release

The Music Blog Directory is the most comprehensive list of every Influential Music Blog that you will need to get...

NME UNVEILS RELAUNCHED MOBILE SITE

25 July 2014

Press release

NME today unveils the first in a series of major enhancements to its mobile site. NME.COM on mobile has been...

RICHARD HINKLEY AND DAVID ROWE APPOINTED JOINT MANAGING DIRECTORS OF UNIVERSAL MUSIC CATALOGUE

24 July 2014

Press release

Universal Music UK Chairman David Joseph has announced the promotion of Richard Hinkley and David Rowe to joint managing directors of...

BEN LAMBERT TO STEP DOWN AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER PPL

24 July 2014

Press release

It is announced that Ben Lambert, Chief Financial Officer is to leave PPL after twelve years for personal reasons. Lambert joined...

CHRISTIAN BARTON PROMOTED TO FINANCE DIRECTOR

24 July 2014

Press release

It is announced today that Christian Barton, Financial Controller, is appointed Finance Director, PPL. This will take effect when Ben...

DISCIPLE MEDIA HIRES LEANNE SHARMAN AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

24 July 2014

Press release

Veteran digital music executive joins management team as direct-to-consumer mobile subscription business ramps up commercial activities Disciple Media, the music technology company enabling artists...

Award winning composers turn talents to advertising

24 July 2014

Press release

  A new creative venture between some of the country’s top composers and Universal Music UK’s creative and commercial division Globe...

Sub TV gets comfy Ont’ Sofa

24 July 2014

Press release

Online music channel Ont’ Sofa and broadcast television network Sub TV have partnered up to bring viewers Sub TV presents Ont’...

MTV ‘CRASHES’ DERRY-LONDONDERRY’S EBRINGTON SQUARE

24 July 2014

Press release

Live Music event to air across MTV’s network of music channels MTV has announced plans to ‘crash’ Derry’s Ebrington Square and...

The legal dispute between Ultra Records and YouTube vlogger Michelle Phan could prompt some deeper questions about copyright use on the platform, David Balfour suggests

24 July 2014

Editorial

The legal dispute between Ultra Records and YouTube vlogger Michelle Phan could prompt some deeper questions about copyright use on...

BPI AGM set for 1 September 2014

23 July 2014

Press release

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid and BBC's Bob Shennan confirmed to speak The BPI's Annual General Meeting and Annual Conference for Members will take...

PHARRELL WILLIAMS ‘HAPPY’ GOES 3X PLATINUM

23 July 2014

Press release

2014’s feelgood hit achieves BPI certified award landmark after breaking 1.8m sales The year’s biggest-selling single to date, Pharrell Williams’ Happy,...

Apple Announces Eighth Annual iTunes Festival in London

21 July 2014

Press release

iTunes Festival Returns to the Legendary Roundhouse for 30 Days with the World’s Biggest Artists Including Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams,...

UK CREATIVE INDUSTRIES & ISPs PARTNER IN MAJOR NEW INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE LEGAL ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT

21 July 2014

Press release

First component to launch will be high-profile consumer awareness and engagement campaign with government support   Representatives from the UK's creative industries...

SARAH LANDY APPOINTED GM OF AWAL NORTH AMERICA WITHIN KOBALT LABEL SERVICES

21 July 2014

Press release

Sarah Landy has been appointed to the new position of General Manager for AWAL North America, a division of Kobalt...

KISS FM UK launches Online Live Sessions Video Showcase

21 July 2014

Press release

Catch ‘The KISS FM UK Live Sessions’ on Kiss Fm UK this weekend, featuring performances of hit singles, iconic artist...

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