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Sony Ambassador Artists and Emerging Artists Announced for Buzz Jam

03 September 2015

Press release

Don Broco and rising stars TĀLĀ and The Beach confirmed to attend as Sony Ambassador Artists YGN Presents Buzz Jam -...

Olympus supports up-and-coming bands with high-quality equipment

03 September 2015

Press release

Talent alone doesn’t make you a star: self-marketing is equally important. Which is why Olympus is making a new OM-D...

Spotify Reveals the Most-Listened-to Songs of Summer 2015

03 September 2015

Press release

Today, Spotify reveals the songs that came out on top for music lovers this summer, with Major Lazer’s “Lean On”...

SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING ANNOUNCES JOINT VENTURE WITH CHARLES CHAVEZ AND LATIUM ENTERTAINMENT

02 September 2015

Press release

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has teamed up with artist manager Charles Chavez and his company Latium Entertainment to launch a music...

AIM CONFIRMS KEYNOTE INTERVIEW & PANEL AT AGM

02 September 2015

Press release

The Association of Independent Music (AIM), which represents over 800 independent music companies in the UK, has confirmed further activities...

Nando’s and the Roundhouse Announce Music Partnership - Supporting Nando’s Music Exchange Platform

02 September 2015

Press release

Marking the start of Nando’s Music Exchange, a facilitation and collaboration of established and emerging talent, UK and South African...

VEVO APPOINTS JON CARVILL VP, COMMUNICATIONS

02 September 2015

Press release

Vevo has named Jon Carvill Vice President, Communications. Effective immediately, Jon is responsible for leading all of Vevo’s Public Relations...

EMI PRODUCTION MUSIC LAUNCHES SAMPLING AMNESTY

01 September 2015

Press release

Sony/ATV division’s ground-breaking initiative will allow undeclared samples to be licensed without risk of legal action   EMI Production Music is taking...

Imagem Music Signs Joint Venture with RebelOne Entertainment

01 September 2015

Press release

Imagem Music has signed a joint venture with RebelOne Entertainment, connecting the leading independent music publishing company in the world...

SIMON GREENAWAY AND DAVID RYAN JORDAN PROMOTED TO LEAD ASCAP MEMBERSHIP IN UK & CONTINENTAL EUROPE

31 August 2015

Press release

ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today...

PRS for Music’s decision to launch legal action against SoundCloud has implications which could reach far beyond those two organisations, David Balfour comments.

28 August 2015

Editorial

PRS for Music on Thursday announced in a letter to its members that it is commencing legal proceedings against SoundCloud....

PRS for Music begins legal action against SoundCloud

27 August 2015

Press release

After careful consideration, and following five years of unsuccessful negotiations, we now find ourselves in a situation where we have...

Imagem Music UK appoints new Junior A&R Chimene Mohammed

27 August 2015

Press release

Imagem Music UK today announces the appointment of Chimene Mohammed to the role of Junior A&R. Mohammed who most recently served...

Lynsey de Paul Prize winner and runners-up announced

27 August 2015

Press release

Winner Emma McGrath receives £2,000 talent bursary & mentorship and three runners-up receive £500 bursary each Winner will perform at the...

VEVO AND TOYOTA RENEW ADVERTISING DEAL FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING

26 August 2015

Press release

-  Vevo’s must-watch presenter-led editorial show ‘VVV’ will re-launch on 28th August with Toyota AYGO, marking an exciting opportunity for...

THE BOX PLUS NETWORK NEWLY APPOINTS STACEY MITSOPULOS AS DIRECTOR OF COMMERCIAL & BUSINESS AFFAIRS

26 August 2015

Press release

The Box Plus Network, ranked as the UK’s number one Music TV network, has today announced Stacey Mitsopulos as the...

BPI AGM 2015 ANNOUNCED FOR 9TH SEPTEMBER

26 August 2015

Press release

Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport, Rt. Hon. John Whittingdale OBE MP confirmed as keynote speakerThe BPI’s Annual...

Legacy Recordings acquires catalogue of Van Morrison

25 August 2015

Press release

Most complete Van Morrison archive ever assembled encompasses 50 albums, videos and compilations, including Van's solo recordings from 1971-present and...

PRS for Music announces signing of a new two year multi-territory deal with Spotify for Europe

24 August 2015

Press release

PRS for Music confirms it has agreed a new two year multi-territory licensing deal with music streaming and subscription service,...

Mark Sperling Joins ASCAP as SVP Strategy, Business Development

24 August 2015

Press release

MARK SPERLING JOINS ASCAP AS SVP, STRATEGY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in...

The idea of blockchain technology is something very new in our industry, David Balfour considers, but its potential impact could hardly be more transformative or wide-reaching.

21 August 2015

Editorial

There’s never any shortage of blue-sky thinking about how the music industry can or should fix its apparently broken business....

PRS for Music Foundation announces promotions and new appointments

20 August 2015

Press release

·         Current staff members, Joe Frankland and Flora Ward to be promoted ·         New members of staff, Leyla Atamturk and Naomi...

ASCAP CREATES GLOBAL CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM

20 August 2015

Press release

Reorganization to Provide Best-in-Class ServiceASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and...

Action to protect children from viewing age-inappropriate music videos online

18 August 2015

Press release

Action to protect children from viewing age-inappropriate music videos online  Government and major UK music labels agree to make successful pilot...

Apple Music Festival Brings Incredible Live Performances to Fans Worldwide in September

18 August 2015

Press release

Ten Nights of Spectacular Live Shows Including Pharrell Williams, One Direction,Florence + The Machine, Disclosure & More  Apple® today announced that...

The Official Charts brand moves into live events

18 August 2015

Press release

 OfficialCharts.com and Coalition Talent team up to create the Official Charts After Party tour Official Charts After Party to kick-start the...

Danger Mouse launches 30th Century Records

18 August 2015

Press release

Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, is excited to announce 30th Century Records, his imprint in collaboration with Columbia Records.  Beginning...

WARNER MUSIC ARTISTS TAKEOVER CHARTS IN SWEDEN WITH ALL TOP TEN ALBUMS

18 August 2015

Press release

Warner Music artists have secured all top ten albums in Sweden this week. Following a number of recent successes in...

Tyler Brown appointed Head of A&R, Syco Music

17 August 2015

Press release

Syco Entertainment is delighted to announce the promotion of Tyler Brown to the newly created position of Head of A&R,...

Skepta to receive the AIM Outstanding Contribution award

17 August 2015

Press release

2015 AIM INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS  AT, THE BREWERY, CLERKENWELL – 8th SEPTEMBER 2015  www.musicindie.com/awards Sponsored by Merlin, AIM’s Outstanding Contribution to Music Award...

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