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Ed Sheeran pledges support for Music Venue Trust ‘Own Our Venues’ initiative

26 September 2022

Press release

Campaign to change the ownership model of Grassroots Music Venues extended to 31 December 2022 Ed Sheeran has thrown his weight...

YouTube Shorts to host classic David Bowie footage to celebrate new ‘Moonage Daydream’ documentary

26 September 2022

Press release

  SERIES TO MARK DEBUT OF BOWIE’S CATALOGUE ON YOUTUBE SHORTS  VIEW THE SHORTS HERE      In an exciting first, YouTube Shorts are celebrating the release of...

2022 Mercury Prize with FREE NOW Awards Show is rescheduled for Tuesday, 18 October 2022

23 September 2022

Press release

The Awards Show on Thursday 8th September was postponed due to the death of Her Majesty The Queen. The re-scheduled 2022...

Piri & Tommy sign major publishing deals

23 September 2022

Press release

  Fresh from wowing the crowds at Reading and Leeds, pop-dance duo piri & tommy have just signed major publishing deals. ...

DCentralize to host the UK's first Web3 music festival

23 September 2022

Press release

  Date: 14th - 16th August, 2023Location: Prestwold Hall Estate, Loughborough Register: https://www.dcentralize.ioDCentralize Festival will put the power back in the hands...

John Leahy and Rupert King move to Blue Raincoat Artists

23 September 2022

Press release

FORMER CHRYSALIS/BLUE RAINCOAT SENIOR MARKETING EXECS ANNOUNCE TRANSITION TO ARTIST MANAGEMENT TO FOCUS ON NOVA TWINS, THE MYSTERINES & OTHERS.   Respected...

Nottingham’s Home to Dance Music Stealth Begins New Chapter After Major Upgrade

23 September 2022

Press release

  Leading UK dance club Stealth has begun a new chapter opening to rave reviews in Nottingham following a major transformation...

LIVE statement on the Government’s mini-budget

23 September 2022

Press release

Jon Collins, CEO of LIVE, said:  “While we are pleased to see the Government taking steps to alleviate the cost-of-living crisis,...

IMPALA recognises Didier Gosset at Reeperbahn festival for his outstanding contribution to independent music

23 September 2022

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 Didier Gosset receives IMPALA's prestigious Outstanding Contribution Award during the association’s annual meeting in Hamburg.     Didier’s work as Communication and Network...

A statement from AIF CEO Paul Reed on the UK Government's newly announced mini-budget

23 September 2022

Press release

  "Today's announcement from the Chancellor means very little for our £1.76bn UK festival industry. We've faced unprecedented challenges on increased...

Aveleen Rose Entertainment to Represent Rapper and Spoken Word Artist, John Bernard

23 September 2022

Press release

The London-based artist services agency, Aveleen Rose Entertainment has announced new management signing with rapper and spoken word artist John...

UK Music Urges Government To Protect Music Industry From 'Economic Storm' As New Report Reveals Sector's Fragile Recovery

22 September 2022

Press release

  UK Music, the collective voice of the UK music industry, publishes its This Is Music 2022 annual report today (Sept...

BBC Studios and BBC Music presents Later… with Jools Holland at 30

22 September 2022

Press release

  Celebrating a landmark birthday, BBC Two’s Later… with Jools Holland at 30 is to be recorded before 3,000 fans at one of...

hmv's Live & Local gig programme leads to Newcastle singer being signed to 1921 Records

22 September 2022

Press release

  - India Arkin will release her debut album on vinyl after being spotted by hmv staff following gigs in her...

Warner Music and the Rio Ferdinand Foundation host inaugural youth careers event in Belfast

22 September 2022

Press release

  Major music company, Warner Music, and sporting charity, the Rio Ferdinand Foundation, have come together with the support of local...

BeatStars Publishing Announces Recent Producer Signings - Including Hitkidd, 1SRAEL, Pxcoyo, Emkay, Chris Rich and RedMOSK

22 September 2022

Press release

Responsible for Multiple Platinum Hits and Tracks by Lil Uzi Vert, Megan the Stallion, Future and More Today, BeatStars Publishing announces...

Fire In The Booth announces new partnership with Donny “Dizzy Clean Face” Flores to spearhead US developments

22 September 2022

Press release

  Charlie Sloth announced a new partnership with award-winning music industry titan Donny “Dizzy Clean Face” Flores.  Flores is to help spearhead...

Leila Oliveira named President of Warner Music Brazil

22 September 2022

Press release

Sérgio Affonso to step down after more than 15 years as President to run his own independent label     Leila Oliveira...

Oscar-winning producer Paul Epworth congratulates the first Ivor Novello Scholar, Andy Skinner, calling him “an inspiration”

21 September 2022

Press release

  Songwriter Andy Skinner from Bangor, Northern Ireland, has been confirmed as the first Ivor Novello Scholar and will have his...

National Album Day

21 September 2022

Press release

NATIONAL ALBUM DAY 2022 – SATURDAY 15TH OCTOBER “CELEBRATING DEBUT ALBUMS” Presented in association with audio partner Bowers & Wilkins and broadcast...

Anna Gregorek joins UTA as Senior Director of Music Brand Partnerships in the UK

21 September 2022

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UTA’s Music and Marketing Practices See Momentum with Expanded Presence Over the Past Year    Leading global talent, entertainment and sports company...

Stormzy & Rina Sawayama Win Big At AIM Awards 2022

21 September 2022

Press release

Legendary British musician Stormzy honoured as Diversity ChampionRina Sawayama to receive Innovator Award in association with Amazon MusicFinal nominees revealed...

Music Venue Trust announces Ticketmaster as headline sponsor for Venues Day 2022

21 September 2022

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FRANK TURNER TO GIVE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND OTHER SPEAKERS CONFIRMED  Music Venue Trust (MVT) has announced Ticketmaster as the headline sponsor for...

Warner Music UK promotes Charlotte Saxe to SVP, Legal and Business Affairs

21 September 2022

Press release

James Radice to step down from his role after eight years   Warner Music UK has today announced that Charlotte Saxe will...

YouTube announces new ways for creators to make money, supporting the next wave of global creative entrepreneurs

21 September 2022

Press release

At its inaugural Made on YouTube event, the platform reveals that over the last three years, YouTube has paid creators,...

Music Venue Trust statement on energy support package

21 September 2022

Press release

"Music Venue Trust warmly welcomes this intervention by the Government, which appears at face value to comprehensively tackle the immediate...

YMU expands into gaming and sports marketing as Digital Sports Mgmt joins the group

21 September 2022

Press release

 Digital Sports MGMT represents leading brands such as Warner Bros and Xbox, and influencers such as Danny Aarons, ShaunaGames and...

LIVE statement on energy support package

21 September 2022

Press release

Jon Collins, CEO of LIVE said: "We welcome this support from Government, but we are clear that this needs to be...

Music Mudder 2022 raises over £55,000 for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy

21 September 2022

Press release

  Music Mudder 2022, the music-inspired endurance event organised by leading talent agency Wasserman Music, in partnership with music therapy charity, Nordoff...

Robert Kyncl named CEO of Warner Music Group starting January 1, 2023

21 September 2022

Press release

Entrepreneurial Leader and Creator Economy Pioneer Joining from YouTube  Steve Cooper to Complete Successful Tenure as Longest-Running WMG CEO on January...

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