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Kite: Brand new festival of ideas & music launches in January

23 January 2020

Press release

KITE Festival’s official launch: 23rd January 2020 First festival of its kind delivering a pioneering event of ideas and music Kickstarter launch...

AWAL Signs Worldwide Recordings Deal with mxmtoon

23 January 2020

Press release

On the Back of More Than 300 Million Streams & Publishing Deal with Kobalt, Rising Bedroom Pop Star Inks Recordings...

Merlin and TikTok agree to a landmark global music licensing partnership

23 January 2020

Press release

 Merlin, the digital licensing hub for the world’s independent music sector, has entered into a multi-territory partnership with TikTok, the...

HMV-owner buys 200 store-strong entertainment and pop culture retailer in USA with acquisition of For Your Entertainment

23 January 2020

Press release

Canadian business entrepreneur Doug Putman, owner of hmv in the UK and Sunrise Records in Canada has confirmed today that...

Ditto Music announce launch of ‘Bluebox’

23 January 2020

Press release

DITTO MUSIC ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF ‘BLUEBOX’: A BRAND-NEW SUITE OF MUSIC INDUSTRY TOOLS PUTTING 250,000 ARTISTS ON THE BLOCKCHAIN   Global music...

Mixcloud reveals brand consultancy arm LOUD

22 January 2020

Press release

Audio streaming platform Mixcloud welcomes 2020 by announcing the launch of its in-house brand consultancy LOUD, under the leadership of...

Ayla Owen appointed European VP of Sync and Creative Services at Warner Chappell Music

22 January 2020

Press release

ANDREW HOWELL NAMED UK HEAD OF SYNC   Ayla Owen has been appointed Vice President, Sync & Creative Services for Europe at...

Concord Music Publishing announces partnership with Creative Titans and first signing with hitmaker Bassto

22 January 2020

Press release

Concord Music Publishing, the worldwide independent leader in music publishing, today announces a new creative partnership with Guyanese-American music executive Ron André Elvis Telford...

Culture Minister Nigel Adams reveals plan for new music strategy to ensure industry remains “the envy of the world”

22 January 2020

Press release

Culture Minister Nigel Adams revealed Government plans for a new music strategy as he pledged to support UK’s “brilliant creators”....

Concord Music Publishing appoints Tom Coulson-Smith as Director of A&R

22 January 2020

Press release

Concord Music Publishing today announces the appointment of executive Tom Coulson-Smith as Director of A&R, to its  growing frontline A&R team. Based...

Amazon Music celebrates more than 55 million customers worldwide

22 January 2020

Press release

After a year of incredible growth, Amazon Music revealed today it has reached more than 55 million customers globally, with subscriptions to Amazon Music...

Downtown’s AVL Digital Group acquires FUGA

22 January 2020

Press release

Market-Leading B2B Music Technology and Services Company Joins Downtown Music Holdings’ Portfolio of Music Distribution, Artist & Label Service Businesses Global...

Sheffield City Region Music Board

22 January 2020

Editorial

Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis writes about the importance of music and why he is determined to make the...

Dark Horse Records partners with BMG

22 January 2020

Press release

BMG has announced a new multi-faceted global partnership with Dark Horse Records, the imprint led by Dhani Harrison and manager...

Line-up and venues for the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival 2020 announced

21 January 2020

Press release

This morning (Tuesday 21st January) on BBC Radio 6 Music, Lauren Laverne and Mary Anne Hobbs revealed the details and line-up...

Worldwide Independent Network elects new board

21 January 2020

Press release

The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) has announced its newly elected board of directors. Five new directors join the WIN Board:...

Diana Ross to play Eden Sessions, July 21, 2020

21 January 2020

Press release

Global legend Diana Ross is to play the Eden Sessions on July 21, 2020. Diana is one of the most...

Britain’s first nationwide music therapy bursary programme launched by charity Nordoff Robbins & Sony Music UK

21 January 2020

Press release

  Nordoff Robbins, the UK’s largest independent music therapy charity, has today announced it is to benefit from a bursary from...

AIM announces full speaker line-up for flagship conference AIM Connected

21 January 2020

Press release

   The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced the full speaker line-up for its flagship conference AIM Connected, which will...

Save the date: FastForward is back! 30 April - 1 May 2020

21 January 2020

Press release

FastForward is delighted to be coming back to Sydney in 2020 for its 3rd edition, supported by APRA AMCOS, Soundcharts,...

Darren Baber joins Warner Records as SVP, Media & Strategic Development

21 January 2020

Press release

Warner Records today announced that respected public relations vet Darren Baber is joining the company as SVP, Media & Strategic...

Beatport looks back at 16 years of achievements

21 January 2020

Press release

    Beatport just capped off another incredible year, and to celebrate, the world's largest DJ download store is looking back at...

UK music legends, Queen, to be celebrated on UK coin

20 January 2020

Press release

The Royal Mint has announced the iconic band, Queen, will be celebrated with the launch of a commemorative coin collection,...

NME Awards 2020 nominations revealed

20 January 2020

Press release

GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL’S EMILY EAVIS ANNOUNCED AS WINNER OF GODLIKE GENIUS AWARD   The NME Awards return next month to celebrate the last...

ESNS 2020 Rings in New Decade for Flourishing European Music Scene

19 January 2020

Press release

The 34th edition of ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) was wrapped up on Saturday night in Groningen’s De Oosterpoort with the Noorderslag...

Music Moves Europe Talent Awards 2020 winners announced

19 January 2020

Press release

Meduza (IT), girl in red (NO), NAAZ (NL), Anna Leone (SE), PONGO (PT), HARMED (HU), 5K HD (AT) and Flohio (UK) are...

A Natural Search to Democratize Sync: SyncFloor Unites a Fractured Music-for-Picture World by Finessing Discovery

19 January 2020

Press release

  Video is everywhere, and the corresponding demand for music is exploding. Yet finding and licensing the right music at the...

Richard Russell to release book

19 January 2020

Press release

RICHARD RUSSELL Liberation Through Hearing   2 APRIL 2020 | HARDBACK, EBOOK, AUDIO | £20 | White Rabbit    A spiritual journey through music by...

Warner Chappell Music signs publishing deal with Mandarin popstar A-Lin

17 January 2020

Press release

Warner Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group (WMG), has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with the...

Midem announces Midemlab jury members and new startup category

17 January 2020

Press release

Midem, the home of the global music community, today unveils the jury for Midemlab 2020, the leading music startup competition,...

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