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BPI comment on payments to the self-employed

27 March 2020

Press release

Reacting to the Chancellor's announcement on COVID-19 related payments to the self-employed, Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI & BRIT Awards, said:   "A...

UK Music chief welcomes lifeline for self-employed - but calls on Government to act now and offer 'urgent help' as interim move

27 March 2020

Press release

  UK Music Acting CEO Tom Kiehl has welcomed the Government's new support today for the self-employed as a "vital lifeline"...

South African superstar Nasty C – the most-streamed rapper in Africa - signs to Def Jam Recordings

27 March 2020

Press release

Nasty C, the #1 most-streamed South African artist on Apple Music for four years in a row, has signed an...

AIM welcomes Government support for the self-employed

27 March 2020

Press release

  Welcoming the Chancellor's announcement of support for the self-employed, Paul Pacifico, CEO of The Association of Independent Music (AIM) stated "We applaud...

COVID-19: Music Managers Forum & Featured Artists Coalition data reveals the crippling impact of live music shutdown

27 March 2020

Press release

Calls for industry to step up efforts to support artists, creators and the wider music community Responses so far from 150+...

Sound City Guest House: First line-up confirmed

27 March 2020

Press release

The Lathums, Monarchy, Fever, Crawlers and Bronnie set for first episode on April 2 Subscription live streaming show to provide...

The Royal Society of Musicians collaborates with Help Musicians and releases £500,000 to musicians affected by Coronavirus

27 March 2020

Press release

Major contribution provides emergency aid via the Help Musicians Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund   The Royal Society of Musicians (RSM), Britain's oldest music charity,...

The One Show Playlist/Music & Dementia at the BBC - launching 7pm this eve

27 March 2020

Press release

  We are launching The One Show Playlist tonight; a collaboration between BBC Music, The One Show, BBC Sounds and BBC...

Nordic Music Creators reach an agreement with Soundcloud

26 March 2020

Press release

The Polaris Hub, which licences the repertoires of the three Nordic collection societies Koda, Teosto and Tono online, has entered...

AIM Sync conference to be free virtual event in response to Covid-19

26 March 2020

Press release

The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced that its global sync licensing conference, AIM Sync, will be the first major music...

Brandon Block’s new BELIEVE Tuesdays Mindfulness Festival moves online

26 March 2020

Press release

BELIEVE Tuesdays Mindfulness Festival, originally scheduled for 31 March in London, will go ahead as a free online event, live on  Facebook and Instagram. The...

Recording Engineers and Producers lose over 70% of their income

26 March 2020

Press release

A new report by the Music Producers Guild has found that recording engineers and producers have now lost over 70%...

IMPALA Adopts Covid-19 Crisis Plan calling for urgent action across Europe

25 March 2020

Press release

  IMPALA's Covid-19 Task Force has published a package of ten recommendations seeking urgent action at EU, national and sector level....

Music Community Launches ‘Love Record Stores’ Initiative

25 March 2020

Press release

#loverecordstores   Campaign to Mobilize Artist Support & Encourage Customers to Shop Online with their Favourite Independent Record Stores.   The music community are...

New 'Stay at home' channel helps you cope while on lockdown

25 March 2020

Press release

  Right now, a lot of us are locked away at home with our families. We can't leave the house and...

PRS for Music launches membership Emergency Relief Fund

25 March 2020

Press release

  Money to support songwriters and composers during unprecedented times of hardship   PRS for Music today announced an immediate PRS Emergency Relief Fund to support...

Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief - Supporting the global music community in an unprecedented crisis

25 March 2020

Press release

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Spotify has engaged partners across the industry to discuss how we can support...

Gibson - #HomeMadeMusic

25 March 2020

Press release

At Gibson--the iconic, American-made instrument brand--we’ve been synonymous with shaping, creating, inspiring and contributing to the ‘share of sound’ for 126 years. Although the current crisis is disrupting...

Concord Music Publishing inks new deal with Andrew Petroff

25 March 2020

Press release

Concord Music Publishing announced a worldwide exclusive co-publishing deal with Andrew Petroff. The new deal, effective immediately, covers his full catalog going forward.  Andrew...

The Ivors Academy calls on digital platforms and collecting societies to divert £100m+ of black box streaming royalties into a new hardship fund

25 March 2020

Press release

  The Ivors Academy has joined calls for proper support for the thousands of self-employed and freelance musicians left behind by...

Ivors Academy calls on the BBC to support classical composers by playing more of their work

25 March 2020

Press release

   An open letter from the The Ivors Academy’s Classical Committee to the BBC is calling for the work of living...

British Music Embassy Sessions now available to watch

25 March 2020

Press release

  Performances can be viewed on BBC iPlayer and BBC Music YouTube   Following the cancellation of SXSW 2020 amongst COVID-19 concerns, the British Music Embassy,...

Reservoir signs Grammy-nominated songwriter and recording artist Joyner Lucas to a worldwide publishing deal

25 March 2020

Press release

  Reservoir announces the signing of two-time Grammy-nominated artist, songwriter, and producer Joyner Lucas to a worldwide publishing deal. The deal...

Help Musicians launches £5m coronavirus financial hardship fund

25 March 2020

Press release

Help Musicians today launched the Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund, a new offering specifically created to alleviate some of the immediate financial pressures that...

Radio Shows Resilience - Global's latest listening figures

24 March 2020

Press release

RADIO SHOWS HUGE RESILIENCE  HIGHER LISTENING FIGURES ACROSS ALL GLOBAL’S RADIO BRANDS SHOW THAT PEOPLE ARE TUNING IN WHILST THEY ADAPT...

New on Apple Music

24 March 2020

Press release

  First...introducing The Get Up! Mix, Apple Music's brand new personalized mix full of happy-making, smile-finding, sing-alonging music that you love. The...

The Big Freeze – ‘We are all in this together – To do whatever it takes’

24 March 2020

Press release

Our Industry has been subject to a period of prolonged frustration, as we have been drip fed the government’s economic...

Music Festivals Hit Hard by Coronavirus: This Startup Has the Data

24 March 2020

Press release

  With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc across the world, music festivals are announcing cancelations or postponing dates on a daily...

Bandsintown Offers Artists Free Fast Track Access To Twitch's Live Streaming Monetization Tools

24 March 2020

Press release

  Bandsintown is offering artists free, accelerated, and much-needed access to Twitch Affiliate status and its world-class live streaming monetization tools Top...

Beatport Presents: ReConnect, A Global Music Event - Beatport will host 24-hour music marathon stream on Twitch

23 March 2020

Press release

Beatport will host 24-hour music marathon on Twitch with leading DJs from around the world to raise funds for those...

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