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PRS Foundation secures €200,000 from Creative Europe

28 April 2017

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PRS Foundation secures €200,000 from Creative Europe to empower new network of female artists and innovators to showcase and collaborate...

Musical.ly announces integration with Apple Music

28 April 2017

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Integration Enables Apple Music Subscribers to Stream Full Length Songs and More Via musical.lymusical.ly, the world’s fastest growing entertainment social...

UK Music appoints Michael Dugher as new chief executive

27 April 2017

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UK Music, the music industry trade body, has announced that Michael Dugher, has been appointed as its news chief executive....

BPI comments as UK Music appoints Labour politician Michael Dugher as new chief executive

27 April 2017

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“We welcome the appointment of Michael Dugher as UK Music’s new CEO.  Michael has long shown himself to be a...

Jack White signs first-ever global publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group

27 April 2017

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 Exclusive Multi-Year Agreement Covers Iconic Artist’s Career-Spanning Catalog Jack White, the highly revered singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer, has signed...

FanFair Alliance welcomes the Digital Economy Act and new measures to curb online ticket touts

27 April 2017

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Today marked another step forward in FanFair Alliance's campaign against industrial-scale online ticket touting, with the passing of the Digital Economy Act. ...

Music Managers Forum statemant on Digital Economy Act

27 April 2017

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  Annabella Coldrick, CEO, Music Managers Forum Industrial-scale ticket touting is a real blight on the UK's live music scene, and a...

BMG names Keith Hauprich as its US General Counsel

27 April 2017

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BMG has promoted Keith Hauprich to its most senior legal and business affairs role in North America. As General Counsel...

IFPI figures highlight success of digital services and retailers, says ERA

26 April 2017

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New figures on the recorded music market from the IFPI have highlighted the transformational role of digital services and retailers...

Merlin announces 25% reduction in administration fees for members as team expands

26 April 2017

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- New admin fee of 1.5% of revenues represents the sixth reduction in five years, and follows Merlin's recently-announced multi-year...

First speakers announced for stand-out radio festival

26 April 2017

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Chris Tarrant, Greg James and Nicholas Parsons are amongst a raft of high-profile speakers unveiled today (April 26) who will...

Imagem USA Concludes New Long-term Publishing Deal With The Irving Berlin Music Company

26 April 2017

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Iconic catalog includes "God Bless America," White Christmas," "Blue Skies" and many more from The Great American Songbook   Rodgers & Hammerstein, an...

ISA - International Sound Awards and ABAWARDS at the Reeperbahn Festival 2017

26 April 2017

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In the second year of the partnership with the Reeperbahn Festival, the Audio Branding Academy will present the "ISA -...

Max Richter signs to newly-launched Decca Publishing

26 April 2017

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One of the world's most in-demand composers signs to newly-launched Decca Publishing    Max Richter, one of today's leading composers, has...

Kobalt Hires Former Co-President Of Columbia Records, Alison Donald

25 April 2017

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Kobalt, the leading independent music servicescompany, today announced that Alison Donald has joined Kobalt as head of creative, U.K. (publishing...

IFPI Global Music Report 2017

25 April 2017

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Global Recorded Music Revenues Increase by 5.9% 112 million users of paid streaming subscriptions driving streaming revenue growth of 60.4% Digital income...

ASCAP takes Capitol Hill on "Stand with Songwriters" Advocacy Day

25 April 2017

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SONGWRITERS TO CALL FOR REFORMS TO OUTDATED MUSIC LICENSING REGULATIONS DURING ASCAP “STAND WITH SONGWRITERS” ADVOCACY DAY ON APRIL 26 Paul...

BMG strikes deal with hitmaker Stefan Dabruck to target pop streaming market

25 April 2017

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BMG STRIKES DEAL WITH HITMAKER STEFAN DABRUCK TO TARGET POP STREAMING MARKETBMG has entered a partnership with crossover dance and...

IMS Ibiza Announce A Further 20 Speakers, Global Industry Leaders & Influencers

25 April 2017

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International Music Summit (IMS) 2017, the three-day educational, inspirational and motivational thought-leadership platform held annually in Ibiza, announce new internationally...

Industry Welcomes DHP Family Transformation of The Garage, Islington

24 April 2017

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DHP Family has unveiled the results of its transformation of The Garage in Islington at a launch night for the...

X-Ray Touring partners with Paradigm Talent Agency and Yucaipa to become part of powerful global music agency consortium

24 April 2017

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X-ray Touring, the international live music touring agency that represents such wellknown global artists as Coldplay, Chance the Rapper, Robbie...

CI Partners With Data Specialists Entertainment Intelligence

24 April 2017

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CI (Consolidated Independent), the market-leading digital platform for independent record labels and distributors, has announced a strategic alliance with the...

Hyundai Mercury Prize announces dates for 2017

24 April 2017

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Hyundai Mercury Prize Awards Show: Thursday, 14 September 2017, Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith   The Hyundai Mercury Prize has announced its dates for...

Girls I Rate launches #GETHEARD A&R Weekender

24 April 2017

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Girls I Rate launches #GETHEARD A&R Weekender in partnership with PRS for Music and Island Records Girls I Rate (GIR) has...

Songwriter duo Mac & Phil sign to Warner/Chappell Uk

24 April 2017

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Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has signed a worldwide...

Hitting the High Note: Government targets lucrative Chinese music industry

21 April 2017

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Latest round of Music Exports Growth Scheme funding also announced The Government is set to launch a ‘Music Mission’ to China...

PRS 2016 Financial Results

21 April 2017

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Over half a billion pounds in royalties paid out to music creators as PRS celebrates record financial performance in 2016 Milestone...

International Festival Forum 2017 launches

21 April 2017

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Industry-leading festival conference & showcase returns for 3rd edition   The third edition of the International Festival Forum (IFF) launches today, with...

Jonas Blue Unveiled As Vevo’s Latest Lift Act

21 April 2017

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DANCE MUSIC’S NEW SUPERSTAR FOLLOWS RAG ‘N’ BONE MAN AS VEVO’S SECOND LIFT ACT OF 2017 FANS GET CLOSER THAN EVER...

Spotify and Merlin agree to new multi-year global licence agreement for the world’s leading independent record labels

20 April 2017

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Spotify, the leading global music streaming service, and Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the independent label sector, today...

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