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Pod Only Knows: What’s Next For Music and Podcasts

23 May 2019

Press release

The latest in the regular series of BPI Insight Sessions will explore the dynamics and trends shaping the popularity of...

Metal Hammer and Deezer announce world exclusive content partnership

23 May 2019

Press release

Future plc (LSE: FUTR), the global platform for specialist media, today announces an exciting partnership between Metal Hammer, the world’s...

Music Export Growth Scheme celebrates 5 years and awards a further £257,000 to support 19 British music acts in its latest round of overseas investment

22 May 2019

Press release

- To date, MEGS has distributed almost £3.5 million to 227 mainly indie-based music projects- Secretary of State, Liam Fox...

First speakers for ESNS20 announced

22 May 2019

Press release

We're already gearing up for ESNS20. Artist applications opened earlier this month and we're happy to confirm the first speakers...

CD Baby Partners with Automated Mastering Platform CloudBounce To Provide Pro-Sounding Polish For a Singles-Oriented Era

22 May 2019

Press release

CD Baby users can now instantly master their tracks right from the CD Baby dashboard, thanks to a new partnership...

IMS Ibiza 2019 Business Report reveals decline in nightclub venues is accelerating + Dance / Electronic as the World’s 3rd most popular music genre.

22 May 2019

Press release

International Music Summit (IMS), the premier platform for business, culture and education in global electronic music, today released the annual...

Sweden’s Music Sampling Startup Tracklib Raises $1.7M from Sony and WndrCo

22 May 2019

Press release

Stockholm-based Tracklib, the world’s first record store with songs for sampling, raised $1.7 million to act on its ambitious plan...

Hipgnosis acquires music catalogue from Jamie Scott

21 May 2019

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Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (“Hipgnosis” or the “Company”) Acquisition of Music Catalogue The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and its Investment...

Jack Savoretti among new Absolute Rights Management signings

21 May 2019

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Recent additions to ARM roster include HeavyTrackerz, Brian Rawling and Marcella PuppiniIndependent neighbouring rights company, Absolute Rights Management, has signed...

Nile Rodgers and Doves head galaxy of stars for landmark 100th Eden Session

21 May 2019

Press release

Stunning gigs spanning 18 years to be celebrated at all-day event on Sunday June 23  Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Doves, Dreadzone,...

Logic signs with Universal Music Publishing Group for exclusive global administration of song catalog

21 May 2019

Press release

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading, global music publisher, today announced that multiplatinum, Grammy-nominated artist Logic (aka Bobby Hall) has been signed...

Antony Bebawi, Tom Gray, Crispin Hunt and Philip Pope newly appointed to PRS Board

21 May 2019

Press release

New Writer Directors Tom Gray, Crispin Hunt and Philip Pope join the Board, alongside Barry Blue, Michelle Escoffery and Steve Levine, who are reappointed  New Publisher Director Antony Bebawi joins Jackie Alway, Simon...

Deezer offers unlimited music to drivers of new Toyota C-HR Neon Lime Limited edition

20 May 2019

Press release

Deezer, the global music streaming service, is offering six months of its Premium subscription, which includes unlimited music, to new...

AIM Independent Music Awards to Take Over Roundhouse

20 May 2019

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Featuring first-ever live show open to the public Submissions open here: www.aimawards.co.ukCelebrating the leaders and pioneers of the global independent...

REBALANCE SESSIONS #2

20 May 2019

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Launching in 2017, Festival Republic together with PRS Foundation has seen hundreds of nominations and industry panellists, resulting in 13...

PRS Foundation’s Keychange initiative wins Innovation Award at Classical:NEXT

20 May 2019

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At this year’s Classical:NEXT, the global meeting for all art music innovators, PRS Foundation’s international Keychange initiative was awarded a...

Warner Chappell Music signs worldwide publishing deal with Tony-nominated Eddie Perfect

20 May 2019

Press release

Warner Chappell Music (WCM) today announced that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Australian multi-hyphenate Eddie Perfect. The...

Ellie Goulding becomes a Classic FM presenter to help student through exams

17 May 2019

Press release

STAR TO HOST CLASSIC FM’s REVISION HOUR, SATURDAY 1ST AND 15TH JUNE The multi-million selling music artist Ellie Goulding is joining Classic FM to...

Music never sleeps at Midem

17 May 2019

Press release

Midem, the home of the global music community, will place artists and creation at the core of its annual Cannes...

RAJAR Q1 2019 results - Global leads market with top 4 commercial stations

16 May 2019

Press release

GLOBAL CONTINUES TO LEAD THE UK COMMERCIAL RADIO MARKET WITH 25.2M WEEKLY LISTENERS GLOBAL LEADS THE PACK WITH THE TOP FOUR...

Sarah Woods appointed Director of Communications & Business Services by Help Musicians

16 May 2019

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Help Musicians CEO James Ainscough announced today the appointment of Sarah Woods into the new position of Director of Communications...

Bauer smashes the 70% digital mark for the first time led by KISSTORY

16 May 2019

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Bauer smashes the 70% digital mark for the first time led by KISSTORY – No. 1 commercial digital station, Absolute...

Sony/ATV promotes David Ventura and Tim Major to head UK company

16 May 2019

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Ventura appointed President/Co-MD; Major becomes Co-MD   Sony/ATV Music Publishing Chairman and CEO Jon Platt has announced that David Ventura and Tim Major will head...

Andrea C. Martin appointed Chief Executive of PRS for Music

16 May 2019

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PRS for Music has announced that Andrea C. Martin has been appointed Chief Executive and will take up the position on...

Festival Republic announce a new tented concert series in Gunnersbury Park

16 May 2019

Press release

LONDON’S NEW TENTED CONCERT SERIES IN GUNNERSBURY PARKTICKETS FROM £35+BF – ON SALE 24 MAY AT 9AM Festival Republic have today...

ICMP to host Reboot - the music business education conference

16 May 2019

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  First event of its kind to explore music business and entrepreneurship education  Experts from BBC Radio 1, Music Ally and Florida’s...

BRIT Awards' Charity - The BRIT Trust - celebrates its 30th birthday and announces that it has now given out well over £25 million to worth causes

15 May 2019

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BRIT AWARDS’ CHARITY – THE BRIT TRUST – CELEBRATES ITS 30TH BIRTHDAY AND ANNOUNCES THAT IT HAS NOW GIVEN OUT...

Funnel Music appoints Tim Delaney as CEO

15 May 2019

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Funnel Music, which addresses the many issues of artist development by focusing on the resource gap that plagues the artist...

Live Nation acquires PDH Music, Denmark’s leading booking and artist management agency

15 May 2019

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Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired Danish booking agency and artist...

Akira Nomoto appointed as General Manager, Merlin Japan

15 May 2019

Press release

• Spotify Japan’s former Director of Licensing and Label Relations to spearhead expansion of Merlin’s activities • Kaoruko Hill promoted to Head of Member Services and Operations for...

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