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Blossoms, Dave among latest British music acts to benefit from MEGS funding to grow their careers overseas

23 August 2019

Press release

The latest round of Music Export Growth Scheme (MEGS) funding has seen £250,000 awarded in support of 20 British acts...

Tileyard Music has appointed Neil Hughes as its new Managing Director

22 August 2019

Press release

Neil Hughes will be working with the co-founders of the business Michael Harwood, Charlie Arme, Paul Kempe and Nick Keynes...

The 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize

22 August 2019

Press release

Awards Show is on Thursday, 19 September 2019 at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith Awards Show to be hosted by BBC Music's...

Warner Chappell Music has signed a worldwide deal with UK artist, songwriter, DJ and producer Afro B.

22 August 2019

Press release

Warner Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed a worldwide deal with UK artist, songwriter,...

Paris Electronic Week announces key panels and speakers for 2019 edition.

22 August 2019

Press release

From 25 to 29 September 2019, Paris Electronic Week will celebrate its 7th edition and take over the capital with...

Sean Paul shares how he brought Dancehall to the world stage in new BBC Radio 1Xtra documentary

22 August 2019

Press release

In a new documentary for BBC iPlayer, 1Xtra’s Yasmin Evans follows Sean Paul from Jamaica to the UK to discover...

Kobalt has promoted Ann Tausis to the position of CEO, Kobalt Neighbouring Rights.

22 August 2019

Press release

Kobalt has promoted Ann Tausis to the position of CEO, Kobalt Neighbouring Rights.   Based in Kobalt’s London office, Tausis has led...

Honeyblood, Rachael Dadd, Squid and Tawiah among the latest 17 artists to receive support from PRS Foundation’s Momentum Music Fund

21 August 2019

Press release

Next deadline for applications is 11th September 2019PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development,...

AWAL Partners With Indie Label Juicebox Recordings & Signs Franc Moody & Joe Hertz

21 August 2019

Press release

London’s Prolific Tastemaker Label and Brand, Juicebox Recordings Signs Multi-faceted Deal With AWAL Recordings AWAL, Kobalt’s recording company, today announced...

Ditto Music announces global Ditto X Conference Tour for 2019

21 August 2019

Press release

DITTO CEO LEE PARSONS & SPECIAL GUESTS TO MEET WITH & COACH LOCAL UNSIGNED ARTISTS IN 25 CITIES WORLDWIDE   INITIAL SPEAKERS...

BBC announces exclusive film with Dolly Parton as part of a Country Music season this autumn

21 August 2019

Press release

With exclusive access, Dolly’s Country (working title) comes to BBC Two this autumn as part of a season of programmes...

Stormzy, Charli XCX and HAIM added to bill for Radio 1's Live Lounge Month 2019

21 August 2019

Press release

The full line up for Radio 1’s Live Lounge Month 2019 has been unveiled, with Stormzy, Charli XCX and HAIM...

The Orchard launches Tokyo office

21 August 2019

Press release

Expansion provides substantial growth opportunity for the independent sector in second-largest global music marketThe Orchard, the global leader in independent...

Beatsource Welcomes World Renowned DJ and Producer, A-Trak, to Board

21 August 2019

Press release

Beatsource, the new digital music service for open-format DJs, announced that Alain Macklovitch (pka A-Trak) has joined its Board of...

Seven UK acts will play at this year’s Zandari Festa as part of Sound City Korea 2019.

20 August 2019

Press release

Seven UK acts will play at this year’s Zandari Festa as part of Sound City Korea 2019. The Sherlocks, Wooze, Too...

Hipgnosis acquires catalogue from The Chainsmokers

20 August 2019

Press release

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (“Hipgnosis” or the “Company”) Acquisition of Music Catalogue The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and its Investment...

Apple Music launches Shazam Discovery Top 50 Chart

20 August 2019

Press release

Apple Music today launched Shazam Discovery Top 50 (link), a weekly global ranking of 50 artists on the move and...

Spotify announces the launch of its upgraded Spotify Premium Family plan

19 August 2019

Press release

Spotify announces the launch of its upgraded Spotify Premium Family plan that gives families even more ways to make enjoying...

Faber Music joins IMPEL

19 August 2019

Press release

Faber Music - one of the most influential publishers of contemporary classical music in the world – has joined IMPEL. Founded...

Pivotal music conference announces its full line-up of panels

16 August 2019

Press release

Pivotal has now announced it’s full lineup of panels featuring content from ACM, The Association of Independent Music (AIM), The...

The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award announce the highly anticipated 2019 shortlist

16 August 2019

Press release

TEN ALBUMS NOW IN THE RUNNING FOR £20K PRIZE AND COVETED TITLE OF SCOTTISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR     The Shortlist for this year’s Scottish...

CD Baby and Bandzoogle announce new partnership

16 August 2019

Press release

CD Baby’s HostBaby is partnering with leading music-oriented web hosting provider Bandzoogle.  It’s a perfect match: Two committed independent music companies,...

PUMA takes over Spotify's Who We Be podcast and drops exclusive athlete playlists in platform first.

16 August 2019

Press release

Spotify is bringing together the best of music and sports culture with a new, first-to-market partnership with global sports brand...

AWAL inks partnership with Brian Kelley and Tyle Hubbard's newly-formed Round Here Records.

16 August 2019

Press release

AWAL, Kobalt’s recording company, today announced a worldwide partnership with Round Here Records, a newly-formed label created by trailblazing Florida...

CCUK Get It Right next phase consumer education campaign

15 August 2019

Press release

- Caspar Lee & Snoochie Shy kick off new video series highlighting our shared love of creative content and the...

Bauer Media launch further seven radio stations and KISS Life podcast series

15 August 2019

Press release

Bauer Media are today unveiling the next step in their digital audio innovation product strategy, launching seven new radio stations from existing...

UK Music warns A-level figures reveal “deepening crisis” facing music teaching and UK’s world-leading orchestras

15 August 2019

Press release

UK Music chief executive Michael Dugher warned of a “deepening crisis” facing A-level music after the latest results today (Thursday)...

Dave Pichilingi has added to his role at Modern Sky Entertainment to head up the company’s US operation alongside the UK office

15 August 2019

Press release

Dave Pichilingi has added to his role at Modern Sky Entertainment to head up the company’s US operation alongside the...

Independent Venue Week (IVW) launches a new one-day event, Independents Day in partnership with Harman

15 August 2019

Press release

The team behind Independent Venue Week (IVW) launches a new one-day event, Independents Day in partnership with Harman, in London...

Sony/ATV signs deal to represent Scott Weiland’s Stone Temple Pilots song catalog

15 August 2019

Press release

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal to represent the late Scott Weiland’s song catalog with Stone Temple Pilots. Weiland...

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