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David Balfour sees a number of digital royalty disputes coming to a head in 2015

24 April 2015

Editorial

2015 is shaping up to be the year of the royalty dispute. There seems to be a growing disquiet with the...

IMS IBIZA LAUNCH VISIONARIES COMPETITION

24 April 2015

Press release

THE FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC LIES WITH THE YOUNG VISIONARIES WHO DARE TO DISRUPT IT. Leading dance music industry establishment International...

7digital Announce New Clients in Streaming, Social and Radio

24 April 2015

Press release

7digital, a leading digital music and radio services platform, is pleased to announce that there have been several contract wins...

UNIVERSAL PUBLISHING PRODUCTION MUSIC LAUNCHES NEW URBAN LABEL ‘BLOCK’

23 April 2015

Press release

UPPM collaborates with management firm LBE to create new production music label by highly successful urban/hip-hop producers & artists Universal Publishing...

NORDOFF ROBBINS NAMES RITA ORA, MARK RONSON AND PRIMAL SCREAM O2 SILVER CLEF 2015 AWARD WINNERS

23 April 2015

Press release

The O2 Silver Clef Awards celebrates 40th Anniversary   Nordoff Robbins is delighted to today announce three new winners of its O2 Silver Clef Awards –...

SONY/ATV SIGNS “GODFATHER OF HIP HOP” AFRIKA BAMBAATAA

23 April 2015

Press release

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has announced a long-term, worldwide deal ex- North America with hip hop pioneer and “Godfather” Afrika Bambaataa. The...

INDEPENDENT MUSIC FESTIVALS CONTRIBUTE £1BN TO UK ECONOMY

23 April 2015

Press release

Association of Independent Festivals Launches ‘Festival Fever’  The Association of independent Festivals (AIF), the London based organisation that represents 50 of...

UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING RENEWS WORLDWIDE AGREEMENT WITH METROPHONIC

23 April 2015

Press release

Universal Music Publishing (UMP) has announced the renewal of its worldwide publishing agreement with award-winning British music publisher and production...

CRIS HEARN JOINS CODA AGENCY

23 April 2015

Press release

Respected Booking Agent Brings High Profile Roster to New Role  Highly respected booking agent Cris Hearn has announced that he has...

ReverbNation Enters Music Publishing Arena with CONNECT Songs

22 April 2015

Press release

ReverbNation, the company that has helped millions of emerging artists advance their careers, will become an even greater resource to...

MUSIC PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION TO HOST FIRST EVER SONGWRITER RETREAT IN OCTOBER 2015

22 April 2015

Press release

Week-long writers’ camp to be held at Miles Copeland’s Chateau Marouatte (2nd-10th October) and overseen by Debbie Pearce  Opportunity for 18...

KATIE VINTEN PROMOTED TO VICE PRESIDENT, A&R, WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC

22 April 2015

Press release

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced the promotion of Katie Vinten to Vice...

BASCA Announces New Head of Marketing and Membership

22 April 2015

Press release

The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors has announced the appointment of Dan Moore as their new Head of...

IFPI PUBLISHES RECORDING INDUSTRY IN NUMBERS

21 April 2015

Press release

IFPI has published its annual Recording Industry in Numbers, providing comprehensive data for almost 50 territories and in-depth analysis of...

Ooh Brilliant to close 1st May after 5+ years.

21 April 2015

Press release

After 5 years running Ooh Brilliant, founder James Penycate today confirmed the publicity agency will close on May 1, 2015....

Brownswood Music Launches Three Year Music Discovery Programme

21 April 2015

Press release

-       To find and support 10 of the UK’s freshest grassroots musicians and beat makers -       Nottingham & Salford Named Future...

Ed Sheeran hits 2 billion streams on Spotify

21 April 2015

Press release

Spotify can today reveal that Ed Sheeran, who was the most-streamed Spotify artist of 2014, has now hit two billion streams...

Nominations announced for The Ivors 2015

21 April 2015

Press release

BASCA, in association with PRS for Music announce the nominations for the 60th Anniversary Ivor Novello Awards [The Ivors]. The...

London Music Awards Return for 2015

21 April 2015

Press release

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to Host Second Annual EventThe Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will host the second annual...

PledgeMusic Announces Scott Hueston As Their New Head Of Artist Solutions, North America

20 April 2015

Press release

PledgeMusic is thrilled to announce Scott Hueston as their new Head of Artist Solutions, North America. "I'm thrilled to be joining...

David Balfour wonders if there's any real substance to claims TIDAL will bring back value for artists

17 April 2015

Editorial

There are a lot of unanswered questions around this week's 'launch' of the TIDAL service by Jay Z and his...

Spotify appoints James Duffett-Smith as Global Head of Publisher Relations

17 April 2015

Press release

Spotify can today confirm that it has appointed James Duffett-Smith as Global Head of Publisher Relations. In this new role,...

Music + Sport Announce New Shows, Sales Milestones and ‘Cricket Live’ Debut

17 April 2015

Press release

Kylie sells out, Boyzone and Tom Jones Shows Confirmed Plans for ‘Cricket Live’ Revealed  Music + Sport the London based company behind...

£14.1 million international revenue boost for PPL members

17 April 2015

Press release

More money paid out to members than ever before in PPL’s Quarter One distribution PPL has made its largest ever distribution...

IFPI PUBLISHES GLOBAL VINYL MARKET DETAILS

17 April 2015

Press release

On the eve of Record Store Day, IFPI, the organisation that represents the recording industry worldwide, has published details of...

MUSIC TECHPITCH 4.5

17 April 2015

Press release

23 April 2015, London  Music TechPitch 4.5 provides European music-tech startups with a platform to build awareness, gain investment and...

WARNER BROS. RECORDS BOLSTERS BRAND PARTNERSHIPS & CREATIVE SYNCH LICENSING TEAM

17 April 2015

Press release

Liz Lewis Named Vice President, Creative Synch Licensing for Advertising, Warner Bros. Records Lila Gerson Promoted to Vice President, Brand Partnerships,...

RotD looks at the facts from the IFPI Digital Music Report 2015

16 April 2015

Press release

There were two big stat takeouts from the IFPI report this week; first was the fact that revenues from digital...

Vevo stage billing announced for The Great Escape

16 April 2015

Press release

14th-16th May 2015    Fourth year curating own stage and line up   Vevo, the world's leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, today...

ERIC MACKAY APPOINTED HEAD OF DIGITAL, EUROPE, WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC

16 April 2015

Press release

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM) today announced the appointment of Eric Mackay as Head of Digital, Europe, reporting to Jo Smith, Director...

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