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IDOL Inks Two North American Deals, Appoints US Label Manager

01 March 2024

Press release

Expands agreement with New York’s Le Plan Recordings to service full roster, Caravan Palace album out Friday Signs new North Carolina...

2024 Artist & Manager Awards returns to the Bloomsbury Big Top on Thursday 21 November

01 March 2024

Press release

The Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) and the Music Managers Forum (MMF) are delighted to reveal that our annual awards ceremony,...

UMPG statement on TikTok

01 March 2024

Press release

  TikTok is removing UMPG songs because there is no license in place. As you may have heard, to date, they have not agreed to recognize the fair...

The Official Singles Chart - what should its future be?

01 March 2024

Editorial

For years now, the Official Singles Chart has been something of an unhappy compromise. Now in 2024, it’s in real...

Streaming and vinyl propels UK music business to new all-time high

29 February 2024

Press release

Annualised revenue exceeds 2001 record   Booming streaming subscriptions and sales of vinyl albums have propelled UK recorded music revenues to an...

Alternative Songs announce raft of new deals

29 February 2024

Press release

Key New Signings Under Various Artists/Stellar Songs Joint Venture Unveiled Glen Roberts, RNDM BEATS, DeijuVHS & Ed Cosens to Spearhead New...

Damaris Rex-Taylor promoted to Managing Director at RCA Records UK

29 February 2024

Press release

  Sony Music UK has today announced that Damaris Rex-Taylor has been promoted to Managing Director at RCA Records UK.   Damaris has...

Manchester to host 2024 MTV EMAs

29 February 2024

Press release

MTV today confirmed that the 2024 MTV EMAs will take place in Manchester, UK. Now in its 30th year, this...

Steve Heap sets retirement date, hands AFO operation to AIF

29 February 2024

Press release

AIF and AFO will represent combined membership of over 200 festivals Steve Heap will retire from his position as General Secretary...

Experience Commerce Platform Easol Officially Expands to North America with Opening of New York Office

29 February 2024

Press release

All In One Platform For Managing Experiences Behind Afro Nation, Wanderlust, Rapha & More Experience commerce platform Easol has launched its...

UK’s leading agency for bespoke vinyl packaging, Key Production, eyes EU markets with expansion

28 February 2024

Press release

  The UK’s no.1 bespoke design and packaging agency for vinyl, CD, cassette and DVD now offering services for European labels  Expansion...

Believe UK signs global partnership with Bella Union

28 February 2024

Press release

Includes new Bella Union releases and select catalogue.  Deal 'signals sea change away from licensing model of the past'.   The UK office...

Bella Figura Music make two key hires

28 February 2024

Press release

Billy Millar appointed Senior Vice President of CreativeChris Presland named Catalogue Project Manager Bella Figura Music, the independent creative music rights...

UK Music Calls On Chancellor To Slash VAT To Throw Industry A "Vital Lifeline" And Help Save Closure-Threatened Venues

28 February 2024

Press release

UK Music, the collective voice of the UK music industry, has urged Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to slash VAT in the...

The BRIT Awards 2024 with Mastercard reveals another winner ahead of main show this coming Saturday

28 February 2024

Press release

RAYE announced as recipient of BRITs Songwriter of the Year award - after breaking BRITs record as most nominated artist...

French Montana Dives into Generative Music on "Ride the Wave"

28 February 2024

Press release

Rapper and hitmaker collabs with SOUNDRAW's unique AI platform to create the beat for a new single from his latest...

Bucks Music Group forms JV with veteran Eddie Levy for Chelsea Songs

28 February 2024

Press release

The new independent publisher launches with Bill Withers and Andre Rieu catalogues for the UK.   Music publishing veteran Eddie Levy has...

Leading Women in the UK Music Industry unite to combat gender-based violence and poverty worldwide

28 February 2024

Press release

Industry-wide collaboration aims to empower women across the globe.    In a powerful demonstration of solidarity and action, a group of distinguished...

ASCAP Delivers Record-Breaking Financial Results

28 February 2024

Press release

ASCAP Delivers Record-Breaking Financial Results With $1.737 Billion In Revenues, Up 14.1% From The Prior Year;   Welcomes New Members Including Jack...

BMG promotes Marian Wolf to lead publishing in North America

28 February 2024

Press release

  BMG has announced it has promoted longtime publishing executive Marian Wolf to lead its Publishing teams in North America. Now...

"No climate action without us"

27 February 2024

Press release

Attitude is Everything, Julie’s Bicycle and A Greener Future publish new toolkit on how to make disabled people’s access to...

IMPALA invites Apple to discuss alternatives to coupling spatial and royalties

27 February 2024

Press release

  Over the last few weeks, IMPALA has been gathering views on Apple’s proposal to apply a 10% stream rate uplift...

Riot Noise launches “social enterprise for artists”

27 February 2024

Press release

New Initiative Unveiled by Industry Veterans Ronnie Traynor, Nicky Maciocia and Ben Johnson Cassyette, Yonaka and Gateway Girl First Beneficiaries of...

Licensable music marketplace Wavetick launches with industry-leading sales shares for creators and instant payouts

27 February 2024

Press release

  Former Splice employee, Sample Magic Founder, artist and producer Sharooz Raoofi is disrupting the landscape with this super-creator-friendly proposition. Made by...

SEVENTEEN's FML announced by IFPI as biggest-selling Global Album of the Year

27 February 2024

Press release

IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has announced SEVENTEEN's FML as the winner of the IFPI Global Album...

First exhibition to document 500 years of Black music in Britain opens at the British Library this spring

27 February 2024

Press release

Beyond the Bassline (26 April – 26 August 2024) is the first major exhibition to document 500 years of Black music in...

The BRITs outlines all-round commitment to positive environmental impact

27 February 2024

Press release

Partnership with NO MUSIC ON A DEAD PLANET  - the first ever awards to partner with a climate campaign  - launching Music...

In a world first, two innovative UK startups join forces at SXSW to capture and share immersive 3D interviews with just a single device

27 February 2024

Press release

Volvid and Velox will be shooting live 3D content at UK House and British Music Embassy throughout SXSW   Volvid and Velox, two innovative...

DiMA appoints Colin Rushing as new EVP and General Counsel

27 February 2024

Press release

DiMA appoints industry veteran Colin Rushing to the role of EVP and General Counsel, following the recent appointment of Graham...

The Great Escape conference announces first speakers and key content themes

27 February 2024

Press release

SPEAKERS INCLUDE: LAUREN MAYBERRY (CHVRCHES),  SACHA LORD (NTIA) AND 'THEY THINK IT'S ALL SOBER' PODCAST  PLUS  STEVE STRANGE AWARD RETURNS   PARTNER PANELS, NETWORKING...

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