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Accelerator Programme for Music Managers to return in 2020

15 September 2019

Press release

  YouTube Music confirm support for the Music Managers Forum's groundbreaking grants and educational initiative  Applications to open on October 15th 2019 24...

Q Awards 2019 shortlist nominations announced

13 September 2019

Press release

Q MAGAZINE READERS' SHORTLIST SHOWCASES A GLOBAL, ROBUST AND DIVERSE MUSICAL LANDSCAPE  THE 1975 AND BILLIE EILISH LEAD 2019 WITH A HUGE...

Killer Tracks Rebrands as Universal Production Music

13 September 2019

Press release

A Universal Music Group subsidiary, the new brand reinforces the company's commitment to providing the best in music quality and technology...

John Clifford to head BMG Production music after revenues double in two years

13 September 2019

Press release

  BMG has appointed London-based John Clifford to head its worldwide production music business. BMG Production Music (BMGPM) is the fastest-growing provider of one-stop,...

Warner Records partners with newly formed Masked Records

13 September 2019

Press release

 Label Headed by Masked Gorilla Founder and Hip-Hop Entrepreneur Roger Gengo  JV’s First Signing is Breakout Artist 2KBABY   Warner Records has entered...

Vevo celebrates a decade of music video

13 September 2019

Press release

  Vevo, the world's largest all-premium music video platform has announced that 2019 marks its 10-year anniversary.  Vevo has seen tremendous growth...

BBC’s Bring the Noise puts music at the heart of learning

12 September 2019

Press release

New BBC campaign, Bring the Noise, to inspire children to become musicians and discover the joys of music-making Zara Larsson, Nile Rodgers, JP...

2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize

12 September 2019

Press release

2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize announces full line-up of live performances for the Awards Show - on Thursday, 19 September 2019...

Round Hill Music signs Andy Taylor

11 September 2019

Press release

Round Hill Music is proud to announce their worldwide publishing deal with multi award-winning artist Andy Taylor. A songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer, Taylor is...

Sony/ATV extends worldwide deal with Grammy-winning songwriter Boi-1da

11 September 2019

Press release

Has penned hits for superstars including Drake, Rihanna, Eminem, Cardi B  Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its long-term global deal with...

BMI names Shirin Foroutan Vice President, Creative, Europe

11 September 2019

Press release

BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) is pleased to announce that Shirin Foroutan has been named Vice President, Creative, Europe. Foroutan will...

Music tech startup, PEEX, appoints new CEO, Patrick Vosgimorukian

11 September 2019

Press release

PEEX, a new and revolutionary music tech startup which allows concert goers to have perfect quality sound anywhere within a...

Take Note Academy London

11 September 2019

Press release

Saturday November 16th 2019 10am – 9pm Second Home, Spitalfields E1 5JL London   Educating, inspiring and connecting the next generation of the music industry   Take...

Cultivating Wild Data: How Entertainment Intelligence Is Bringing Meaningful Analytics to the Streaming-Age Music Business

11 September 2019

Press release

It’s fun to talk about data, its ubiquity and importance. It’s not so fun to make sense of a billion...

UK Music industry is backing Music at Work Week Campaign

11 September 2019

Press release

THE British music industry and the English National Opera have backed the Music at Work Week Campaign- aimed at encouraging...

Data Nightmares, Blockchain Dreams: Viberate is Giving Control Back to Artists and Standardizing Key Music Data

11 September 2019

Press release

"The whole data situation is just nasty," explains Viberate co-founder Vasja Veber. "You can't develop anything using the current data...

Coldplay's Chris Martin spearheads UK Music's drive for a fairer deal for self-employed parents in music industry

10 September 2019

Press release

  Music stars back moves to change rules to end discrimination against self-employed parents  Parental leave for the self-employed to take centre...

Help Musicians re-opens 360 degree Do It Differently Fund

10 September 2019

Press release

£60,000 DIY music creators fund announces new Featured Artist Coalition partnership and encourages applications via video submission     Help Musicians, the independent...

YMU Group Appoint Anna Gregorek as Commercial Director

10 September 2019

Press release

International artist management company YMU Group has appointed Anna Gregorek to the position of Commercial Director. Based in London Anna, whose...

BMG welcomes its artists, songwriters and music city to new state-of-the-art complex in Nashville

10 September 2019

Press release

BMG has officially opened its brand-new, state-of-the-art Nashville complex to its artists, songwriters, and the Music City community. The move...

The Ivors Academy Gold Badge 2019 recipients announced

10 September 2019

Press release

 Ceremony will celebrate outstanding contributors to the music creator community  Trevor Nelson MBE, Vanessa Reed and Olga FitzRoy amongst those recognised  Broadcaster...

Universal Music Publishing Group names Thomas Vidovic as Managing Director, Germany and Senior Vice President, Austria & Switzerland

10 September 2019

Press release

 Diana Muñoz promoted to SVP, Finance and Administration   Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading, global music publisher, today announced that Thomas...

Introducing Kyoto Management & recording studio

10 September 2019

Press release

KYOTO today announced the launch of a brand-new style of management company and the opening of a world-class recording and...

Kobalt appoints new Chief Product Officer Johan Land

09 September 2019

Press release

Product Lead for First Commercial Self-Driving Cars Joins Kobalt to Break New Ground in Music Industry Kobalt today announced Johan Land...

Music Venue Trust and PRS Foundation Announce New Support for Young Women Promoters

09 September 2019

Press release

Music Venue Trust and PRS Foundation are delighted to announce a new partnership to encourage more young women and gender...

Spinnup UK moves up a gear with Universal Music On Demand

09 September 2019

Press release

  The global digital distribution platform for independent artists, Spinnup, is now powered by the chart-topping, award-winning Universal Music On Demand (UMOD) label in the UK; branching...

Sony/ATV signs King Princess to worldwide publishing deal

09 September 2019

Press release

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal with acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer King Princess. At just 20 years of...

Universal Music Publishing Group appoints David Gray & Walter Jones as Co-Heads, A&R

09 September 2019

Press release

   Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publishing company, today announced that David Gray and Walter Jones have been...

Auntie Flo win coveted Scottish Album Of The Year Award 2019

08 September 2019

Press release

GLITTERING CEREMONY SEES AUNTIE FLO COLLECT £20,000 PRIZE FOLLOWING AN INCREDIBLE SHORTLIST FEATURING OUTSTANDING SCOTTISH ALBUMS    The winner of Scotland’s national...

UK Music calls on ministers to back music in education - as Government announces boost in education funding

08 September 2019

Press release

UK Music’s CEO Michael Dugher called on the Government to ensure the future success of the music industry by investing...

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