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M.I.A. SIGNS WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING DEAL WITH BMG

21 November 2014

Press release

BMG Chrysalis UK is delighted to announce that M.I.A. – one of the world’s most influential artists – has signed...

MASCOT LABEL GROUP AND ADA EXPAND ALLIANCE WITH NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTION DEAL

21 November 2014

Press release

All Repertoire From MLG labels Mascot Records, Provogue Records, Music Theories Recordings And Cool Green Under Contract For The U.S....

David Balfour questions what Apple’s entry into the steaming market might deliver and examines its importance for others already established in the space

21 November 2014

Press release

The FT reported this week that Apple is now working towards a major launch of its new streaming product which...

IHeart Radio Australia launches unsigned station

21 November 2014

Press release

Unsigned Australian bands can now have their music heard by anyone, anywhere in Australia as part of a new digital station added...

DENIS HANDLIN AM, ELECTED NEW CHAIRMAN OF IFPI ASIA/PACIFIC REGIONAL BOARD

21 November 2014

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Denis Handlin, chairman and CEO, Australia & New Zealand and president, Asia, Sony Music Entertainment, has been elected chairman of...

Technics Launches ‘Technics Tracks’ A New Premium Hi-Resolution Audio Service for the discerning listener

20 November 2014

Press release

 New hi-resolution audio download store, powered by 7digital, enables music lovers to select from hundreds of thousands of 24-bit tracks  Complimentary...

Iley Strikes Global Deal with Black Butter Label for Sony Music UK

20 November 2014

Press release

Sony Music Chairman & CEO Jason Iley has agreed a landmark global deal with one of the hottest independent labels...

Annie Mac announces new Malta festival

20 November 2014

Press release

Annie Mac presents Lost & Found 3rd – 5th April 2015 Malta  Initial Acts Confirmed for 2015 ANNIE MAC  - CARL CRAIG - DUKE DUMONT   EATS...

Sankeys Brooklyn will close for business

20 November 2014

Press release

Please see below statement from David Vincent regarding the closure of Sankeys Brooklyn.  "Today we announce that Sankeys Brooklyn will close...

BMG SIGNS WORLDWIDE RIGHTS MANAGEMENT DEAL WITH LEADING CHINESE INDEPENDENT MUSIC COMPANY GIANT JUMP

20 November 2014

Press release

International music company BMG has announced its first major deal since it launched BMG China earlier this year, forming a...

THE ARQIVA RADIO ACADEMY HALL OF FAME 2014 INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED

20 November 2014

Press release

ALAN BRAZIL, NICKY CAMPBELL, BARRY CRYER, VANESSA FELTZ, TREVOR NELSON, PETE PRICE,  AND JO WHILEY, TO BE HONOURED CHRISTIAN O’CONNELL TO HOST...

INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION LAUNCHES TWO SPECIAL PROMOTIONS: "SING YOUR HEART OUT" AND "PICK YOUR CAUSE"

20 November 2014

Press release

Enter Your Love Songs And/Or Social Cause SongsDo you have a great love song? Do you have a great song...

Pink Floyd on Spotify

20 November 2014

Press release

Last week Pink Floyd released their fifteenth studio album, The Endless River, which has already become one of the biggest hits of the year...

YPLAN BECOMES THE O2’S GOING OUT APP

20 November 2014

Press release

London’s going out app and the world’s most popular music venue partner to give customers even more ways to buy...

UK Music calls time on unpaid internships

19 November 2014

Press release

Today (Wednesday 19th November) UK Music has joined forces with Intern Aware, to launch an Internship Code of Practice for...

Inertia introduces imprint Midnight Feature, signs KUČKA

19 November 2014

Press release

The team behind Inertia is proud to introduce Midnight Feature: an all-new imprint dedicated to the exhilarating edges of the...

Boiler Room appoints Joe Muggs as Editor-In-Chief

19 November 2014

Press release

Boiler Room appoints Joe Muggs as Editor-In-Chief Expands Editorial Offering   London-based music broadcaster Boiler Room announces the appointment of Joe Muggs as Editor-In-Chief and an...

PRS for Music announces new appointment Stephen Davidson, as an external Director and Executive Board chair

18 November 2014

Press release

The organisation that represents over 100,000 songwriters, composers and publishers has confirmed the appointment of Stephen Davidson, as an external...

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND KOBALT ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO DRIVE THE FUTURE OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS

18 November 2014

Press release

  • Kobalt provides grant to fund Berklee’s Rethink Music initiative and student research project on new ideas for global music licensing • Kobalt...

Sister Ray Records Announces best of 2014 charts

18 November 2014

Press release

Sister Ray Records, based in Berwick Street, Soho London and the recently opened vinyl only shop at Ace Hotel -...

Vevo Announces Leadership Transition

17 November 2014

Press release

President and CEO Rio Caraeff to Leave the Company at the End of 2014 Board Initiates CEO Search  Vevo, the world’s leading...

Spotify and Uber partner to deliver the ultimate riding & listening experience

17 November 2014

Press release

Request an Uber. Pick your music. Enjoy the ride. Global celebration across 10 cities and 4 continents featuring artist ride-alongs and exclusive...

BMG acquires Vagrant Records

17 November 2014

Press release

JON COHEN TO RUN BMG’S US NEW RECORDINGS BUSINESSBMG Chrysalis US has announced that it has acquired leading LA-based indie...

YouTube’s Music Key may not have launched yet but it promises to be highly disruptive to the streaming space as we know it, David Balfour suggests

14 November 2014

Press release

YouTube’s Music Key announcement puts a cat amongst the pigeons during a period where streaming music models were already receiving...

Wanted: New And Established Performers For London Live Show

13 November 2014

Press release

London Live, the capital’s TV channel, is calling out for talented rising stars to perform live on its daily entertainment...

YouTube Music Key Beta

13 November 2014

Press release

Music on YouTube that hits the right note We’re making it easier to find new music on YouTube and rock out...

Live Nation Entertainment And Vice Media Form Joint Venture Digital Content Platform

13 November 2014

Press release

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV), the world’s greatest live music company, and VICE, the world’s leading youth media company, have...

WARNER MUSIC GROUP AND TENCENT ENTER GROUNDBREAKING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP IN CHINA

13 November 2014

Press release

Pioneering Agreement to Advance Development of Mainstream Licensed Business Models in Mainland China First Deal Between Leading Internet Provider and Major...

GOVERNMENT FUNDING BOOST IS MUSIC TO THE EARS OF UK INDEPENDENT LABELS

12 November 2014

Press release

More than £1 million in export funding has now been distributed to 60 acts in the UK including Mercury Prize...

PRS for Music announces new appointments

12 November 2014

Press release

The organisation that represents over 100,000 songwriters, composers and publishers has confirmed the appointment of its new Commercial Director, Paul...

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