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Latitude confirms it will be the first major festival to take place this summer

19 June 2021

Press release

Celebrating creativity, diversity and inspirational talent, Latitude Festival adds yet more names to the arts and music stages, transforming Henham...

Black Butter & Sony Music UK launch new JV label, 4ZA

18 June 2021

Press release

FIRST SIGNINGS ANNOUNCED - P-RALLEL, CRISTALE www.4za.co    Black Butter and Sony Music UK announce a new joint venture label, 4ZA, in partnership...

M1llionz is named as the UK’s next Artist On The Rise by YouTube Music

18 June 2021

Press release

  Today, YouTube Music announces Birmingham rapper M1llionz as the second Artist On The Rise in the UK for 2021.  M1llionz has gained a huge 15m views...

Notting Hill Carnival 2021 - A Statement

18 June 2021

Press release

A statement on behalf of the board of Notting Hill Carnival Ltd.  After lengthy consultations with our strategic partners, our Advisory...

AWAL Renews Global Deal with Spacey Jane

17 June 2021

Press release

On the 1 year anniversary of their debut record Sunlight, one of Australia's most beloved bands Spacey Jane renew their...

Transgressive Records announce worldwide record deal with Damon Albarn

17 June 2021

Press release

Damon Albarn has signed a new worldwide record deal with Transgressive Records.  Albarn has recently put the finishing touches to his...

Voters want government to do more to help British musicians tour abroad - new poll reveals

17 June 2021

Press release

The public think Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Government are not doing enough to help musicians overcome post-Brexit barriers to...

Merlin COO Charlie Lexton & NWA founding member OG Arabian Prince among Keynotes at 1st Djooky Music Investment Summit

17 June 2021

Press release

  Additional keynote speakers include Susan Paley, Michelle Edgar, Brian Malouf & Faryal Khan-Thompson The virtual summit will take place on June...

Windmill Brixton launches support initiative w, Goat Girl to spotlight crucial role of UK venues

17 June 2021

Press release

Two week programme, supported by Dr. Martens, to offer unsigned female, trans and non-binary artists the chance to collaborate with...

Griff mini-doc via Spotify RADAR’s global emerging artists program

17 June 2021

Press release

Spotify has created a mini documentary on up-and-coming British pop-star, Griff.   The move comes following the announcement of Griff, AKA...

A brand new super-club launches in Newcastle

17 June 2021

Press release

The biggest club launch that the North East has seen in a decade is set for August bank holiday weekend...

The Musicians’ Union, The Ivors Academy and #BrokenRecord welcome Kevin Brennan MP’s Private Members Bill calling for a better deal for musicians and songwriters from streaming

17 June 2021

Press release

  The Bill titled: Copyright (Rights and Remuneration of Musicians, Etc.) Bill is backed by 11 cross party MPs including former...

CAA ICON Joins World-Class Team at Co-op Live Amid UK and Europe Expansion Plans

17 June 2021

Press release

  CAA ICON, the industry’s leading owner’s representative and strategic management consulting firm for the sports and entertainment industries, has been retained...

David Guetta and Warner Music announce innovative career-spanning partnership

17 June 2021

Press release

Deal includes exciting upcoming projects, with new single in July  Warner Music acquires rights to recorded music catalogue  Superstar and label will...

TuneCore & Believe Expand to Benelux; Nikolaas De Belie Named Head of Believe & TuneCore

17 June 2021

Press release

Believe and its subsidiary TuneCore, independent global leaders in digital music distribution, today officially announced their expansion into Benelux. Together,...

Loopcloud, Beatport, Beatsource, LabelRadar and Plugin Boutique announce Global Producer Challenge with a $100,000 prize package

17 June 2021

Press release

Following the success of Beatport’s 2020 Producer Challenge, Loopcloud and Beatport have teamed up once again to announce the biggest...

BMG promotes Shane Cosme to SVP, International Marketing

17 June 2021

Press release

  BMG has announced the promotion of Shane Cosme to Senior Vice President, International Marketing, US. Cosme is based in Los...

Beatport Celebrates Pride With A Club Called Rhonda, Community Bread, HE.SHE.THEY, Worthy and Others

17 June 2021

Press release

Beatport, the worldwide leader of electronic music for DJs, producers, and their fans, is celebrating Pride throughout the month with...

Streaming Powers British Music Exports to New High in 2020

16 June 2021

Press release

New BPI analysis shows British music exports have grown to over half a billion pounds for the first time Highest figure...

Ditto Music launches new publishing division

16 June 2021

Press release

DITTO MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPLETES SERVICE OFFERING TO FULLY EMPOWER INDEPENDENTSDitto Music the award-winning global music distribution and record label services...

Leading Japanese music rights admin & distribution company NexTone launches independent, artist-focused division “ArtLed”

16 June 2021

Press release

NexTone Inc. (7094:Tokyo), a leading Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers listed Japanese music rights administration and distribution company, today announce...

WEA taps Danielle Lee for the newly created role of President, Warner Music Artist and Fan Experiences

16 June 2021

Press release

 Former NBA and Spotify Exec will lead WEA’s artist services division with a special focus on strengthening the company’s fan...

Sherry Tan appointed as MD of Warner Music China

16 June 2021

Press release

Successful media exec Sherry Tan has been tapped by Warner Music Group to become head of its recorded music business...

One Two Many Songs launches Hot Wave Publishing with Metronomy's Joseph Mount and Prah/Moshi Moshi Music founder Stephen Bass

16 June 2021

Press release

One Two Many roster includes some of the UK's most exciting new songwriters and producers including Gianluca Buccellati (Arlo Parks) Bad...

New '360 Sessions' transforms live performances for HiFi users

16 June 2021

Press release

Spatial audio listening featuring the world's biggest artists in Sony 360 Reality Audio   Virtual shows aren't the only way to experience...

Event Wallet is revealed

16 June 2021

Press release

The solution to open up festivals, sport, travel and events across the UK and the world    DAM Health and Health...

Four-time Grammy-nominated super producer Sean Garrett signs global publishing agreement with Warner Chappell Music

16 June 2021

Press release

  Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with creative powerhouse...

Heavy Music Awards 2021 finalists announced

16 June 2021

Press release

  The finalists for the fifth annual Heavy Music Awards have been revealed following the news that HMA21 will take place at a...

Darcus Beese joins Warner Music UK as EVP and new label President

16 June 2021

Press release

JOINT VENTURE LABEL TO LAUNCH LATER THIS YEAR  LATEST HIGH-PROFILE EXEC TO JOIN WMUK UNDER CEO TONY HARLOW   A&R and music industry...

The Musicians' Union and Featured Artists Coalition delighted to share joint guidance for session musicians and featured artists

16 June 2021

Press release

The Musicians Union (MU), the trade union representing musicians working in the UK across all sectors of the music business,...

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