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Fusing climate policy and culture - Music Declares Climate Emergency meets European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel

03 July 2020

Press release

Earlier this week, Music Declares Emergency and IMPALA had a video meeting with Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner responsible for...

Apple Music Launches New Artist Discovery Program Africa Rising

03 July 2020

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Omah Lay Is the Inaugural Artist and Cover Star of the Companion Playlist     Apple Music today announced Africa Rising, a new...

Electronic pioneer 'Trailblazers' podcast returns for Series 3

02 July 2020

Press release

  Trailblazers episode one covers how Norman Jay MBE transformed the Notting Hill Carnival music scene, including challenges of racism around...

Dotty to leave BBC Radio 1Xtra after six years

02 July 2020

Press release

After six years at BBC Radio 1Xtra, Dotty announced on her show today that she will be leaving the Breakfast...

Government confirms licence rollovers for commercial radio

02 July 2020

Press release

The Government has confirmed that commercial radio stations will continue to have the ability to rollover their broadcast licences in...

Surround Invests in Music Finance Startup Vezt, Bolstering Their Music Industry Marketplace

02 July 2020

Press release

Surround, the music and entertainment division of Bitfury, is announcing a recent investment in and partnership with Vezt, the mobile app...

J Balvin ranked as Vevo’s most viewed artist

02 July 2020

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Global superstar J Balvin has been crowned Vevo’s most viewed artist with his channel amassing over one billion views to...

Meditation tracks created for locked down colleagues by Chrysalis Blue Raincoat chairman Robin Millar to debut on iconic Cooltempo Records

02 July 2020

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Meditation From A Desert Island album out this summer Robin Millar, Chrysalis Blue Raincoat Group Chairman and one of the UK’s...

BPI & ERA team up to host “New Kids on the Block: Insight into a New Generation”

02 July 2020

Press release

Latest Insight Session webinar in association with Kids Insights and Music Ally confirmed for 23rd July 2020   The next Insight Session will see BPI partnering with ERA once again –...

Cousn announce new publishing deal with The Other Songs

02 July 2020

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Bristol-based cousin’s Alfie & Billy Goffey aka Cousn are pleased to announce a new publishing deal with Al and Billy...

Deezer in exclusive partnership with TV Azteca to significantly accelerate growth in Mexico

02 July 2020

Press release

Multi-year investment deal worth US$40 million values Deezer at €1.3 billion, (US$1.4 billion) – a 30% premium from last funding...

Dellessa James (ex BBC/Apple Music) to lead black music strategy at Amazon Music UK as senior artist

01 July 2020

Press release

Music and media executive Dellessa James is due to join Amazon Music UK in September...

SyncFloor expands globally, announces new partnership with Africa’s Mavin Records

01 July 2020

Press release

SyncFloor, the commercial music marketplace, is announcing its partnership with Mavin Records, bringing the label’s catalog to more potential sync...

Ahmed Hussain announced as new Head of BBC Radio Asian Network

01 July 2020

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BBC Radio Asian Network has announced Ahmed Hussain as the new Head of the station. Hussain has worked in production across...

BMG and ITV Studios strike global partnership deal

01 July 2020

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BMG and ITV Studios, the leading international production and distribution business, have announced a wide-ranging global collaboration. The multifaceted agreement,...

Epic Studios presents...

01 July 2020

Press release

In aid of Music Venue TrustLive at 8pm on Friday 3rd JulyWith music venues still firmly shut, Norwich’s Epic Studios...

#LetTheMusicPlay - Support Live Music in the UK

01 July 2020

Press release

We all know that live music in the UK is in crisis, so tomorrow sees a day of industry-wide action...

Delic - Make some noise

30 June 2020

Press release

The brand new music platform that will bring together the essential elements of the modern music businessDelic will provide a...

Universal Music Group announces strategic global partnership with Sugar, Italy’s leading independent label

30 June 2020

Press release

UMG TO PROVIDE MULTIFACETED, GLOBAL SUPPORT AND DISTRIBUTION ACROSS SUGAR’S RECORDED MUSIC DIVISION AND HISTORIC CATALOGUES  NEW EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT FOCUSED ON...

Scottish Album of the Year returns, calling for album submissions and going digital for first time ever.

30 June 2020

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The Scottish Album of the Year Award launches today for 2020, calling on music fans, artists and labels to submit...

An open letter to the BBC from English Folk Expo’s CEO Tom Besford

30 June 2020

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Today, English Folk Expo’s CEO Tom Besford sent an open letter to James Purnell, BBC’s Director of Radio and Education, calling...

Closing the gap between you and your music

30 June 2020

Press release

New gapless playback on Deezer HiFi eliminates noiseless breaksSilence is for libraries, not your music. So, when those annoying pauses...

Concord Music Publishing Announces Multi-Faceted Creative Partnership with Award-Winning Songwriter Hillary Lindsey

30 June 2020

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Nashville-based Concord Music Publishing has entered into an exclusive, worldwide co-publishing agreement with multi-GRAMMY award-winning, CMA Award-winning and Academy Award and Golden...

'Project Speed' - A Statement from Music Venue Trust

30 June 2020

Press release

Following the announcement earlier today by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson of a £250bn plan dubbed ‘Project Speed,’ aimed at ...

Concord Music Publishing inks new deal with Boz Scaggs

30 June 2020

Press release

Today, Concord Music Publishing is pleased to announce a new publishing deal with legendary artist and songwriter Boz Scaggs. The new deal, effective immediately,...

SyncFloor Partners with Mavin Records, Launches Afropop-centric SyncSite

30 June 2020

Press release

  SyncFloor, the commercial music marketplace, is announcing its partnership with Mavin Records, bringing the label's catalog to more potential sync...

Strictly Confidential Renews Long-Term Agreements with Balthazar, Nada Surf and Soap&Skin

30 June 2020

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Sohnarr Announced as new Signing Independent music publisher Strictly Confidential has announced a number of renewal deals with key artists/writers. Balthazar, Soap&Skin...

Jack Russell Music joins IMPEL

30 June 2020

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JRM copyrights have been sampled by Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Grandmaster Flash and many more  Jack Russell Music has joined...

Outdustry launches new music publishing company in China

29 June 2020

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Announces sub-publishing partnership with Reservoir Outdustry, the market-leading music industry services provider in China, is expanding its offer to songwriters...

International hit producer Avedon signs with Warner Music Benelux

29 June 2020

Press release

  Avedon, one of the most successful international producers from the Netherlands, has signed a record deal with Warner Music Benelux. ...

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