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Stagehand Launches #ILOVELIVE

27 November 2020

Press release

A Prize Draw Campaign To Raise Funds For Music Stage Crew Impacted By Covid-19Now LiveFeaturing Unique Memorabilia From Artists Including...

Perfect Havoc expand with new employee hire

26 November 2020

Press release

Today, independent dance music record label Perfect Havoc announce the hiring of their first full time employee.  Frederik Bonnesen has...

Charlene Brown appointed as Chair of The Ivors Academy’s new Ethics Committee

26 November 2020

Press release

Charlene Brown appointed as Chair of The Ivors Academy’s new Ethics Committee Lawyer and human resources expert Charlene Brown to Chair...

Pioneering Youth-Music event announces more speakers, sessions and networking opportunities

26 November 2020

Press release

Off The Record is pleased to announce a range of exciting additions to its programme including workshops, an opportunity for...

Pete Tong brings live music back to The O2

26 November 2020

Press release

Calling all ravers. For one night only, Pete Tong, The Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley return to The O2 to...

BMG acquires No Angels catalogue bringing Germany’s biggest ever popstars back to streaming services

26 November 2020

Press release

No Angels, the most successful girl band in German chart history, is returning to streaming services thanks to BMG. The...

BBC Radio 1: Aitch x AJ Tracey, Billie Eilish, HAIM, and Royal Blood named on longlist for Annie Mac’s Hottest Record of the Year

26 November 2020

Press release

The longlist for Annie Mac’s Hottest Record of the Year was revealed on BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds this evening,...

In Place of War Announces Global Music Industry Advisory Board: Midem, Native Instruments & Roland Represented

26 November 2020

Press release

In Place of War, the organisation that uses creativity to effect positive change in 26 areas of conflict around the...

Get a year’s worth of Deezer Premium or HiFi for half the price

26 November 2020

Press release

Pre-pay and get 12 months of Deezer Premium for £60 or HiFi for £90*Are you itching for a great Black...

ESNS confirms first acts for 2021 edition

26 November 2020

Press release

56 up and coming artists confirmed to showcase on the digital platform ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) reveals the first artists for its...

Sony Music Brazil launch new programme to boost digital transformation in the Brazilian music industry

26 November 2020

Press release

Programme seeks to develop creative tech-driven solutions that help further improve the music experience for people across the country Sony Music...

MU expresses consternation as new Government measures deliver blow for live music

26 November 2020

Press release

The Musicians’ Union has greeted with dismay the Government’s new guidance for the live music and events sectors, with particular...

Universal Music UK launch 0207 Def Jam label

25 November 2020

Press release

Alec Boateng and Alex Boateng named co-presidents of the new frontline label with a series of senior appointments confirmed Amy...

Best Art Vinyl Award 2020 Goes Virtual

25 November 2020

Press release

Bringing contemporary cover art to the public in a lockdown   Best Art Vinyl 2020, the annual search for the most creative...

Can music make you multilingual?

25 November 2020

Press release

New research explores the connection between music and learning languages- 87% of people in the UK found listening to music...

Clubbing TV launch Clubbing.Live, a New, Interactive Streaming Platform

25 November 2020

Press release

Over the last 10 years, Clubbing TV has successfully produced and broadcast more than 1500 hours of live streams from...

Jackie Davidson MBE and Peter Thoms elected as directors at PPL Annual Performer Meeting 2020

25 November 2020

Press release

Today, at the PPL Annual Performer Meeting (APM) Jackie Davidson MBE and Peter Thoms were elected as Performer Directors by...

UK Music Chief urges chancellor to use new £4bn fund to help support music industry

25 November 2020

Press release

Responding to the Chancellor’s Spending Review, UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin said: “We welcome the Chancellor’s announcement of a £4...

Jon Ollier launches One Fiinix Live

24 November 2020

Press release

Plans for New Live Booking Agency Revealed “Now is the Time to Embrace the Change"  Jon Ollier the award-winning UK booking agent...

Female-focused mentoring enterprise The Cat’s Mother teams up with PPL for 2021 event series

24 November 2020

Press release

Mentoring network The Cat’s Mother is teaming up with music licensing company PPL to provide support for young women entering...

#loverecordstores launches Inaugural ‘Independent Albums Of The Year’ Initiative

24 November 2020

Press release

List Announced on December 3 – New, Vinyl Exclusives Available to Buy & Pre-Order instore & Online on December 5   #loverecordstores, the...

Tribe XR Bring Streaming for DJs to Virtual Reality for the First Time Ever with Beatport LINK Integration

24 November 2020

Press release

No DJ gear, no problem! Beatport and Tribe XR have announced the full integration of Beatport LINK,the streaming service for...

Rick Boardman and TripTik Management Announce Matter Music and New Signing, The Nocturns.

24 November 2020

Press release

Rick Boardman, hit songwriter/producer and former member of the critically acclaimed Delphic, alongside Will Gresford and Holly Lintell of TripTik...

Communion are very excited to share details of a forthcoming weekly streamed series of live new music sessions and artists in conversation, filmed at London’s Lafayette.

24 November 2020

Press release

In partnership with LIVENow, ‘Communion Presents’ takes the form of a weekly 30 minute show featuring two live performances and...

Absolut and Beatport Launch NYE 2020 - a 20+ Hour, 15-city, Global New Year’s Eve Live Stream Party to #DanceAway2020

24 November 2020

Press release

In response to global research insight that consumers, especially LDA Gen Z*, are craving real life connections, Absolut has launched...

MMF reactive comment - Select Committee

24 November 2020

Press release

Annabella Coldrick, CEO, Music Managers ForumThe MMF is delighted that this hugely important inquiry has started, and that MPs have...

Sony/ATV Signs KOLIDESCOPES to Exclusive Global Deal

24 November 2020

Press release

Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK announced it has signed powerhouse duo KOLIDESCOPES to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal. KOLIDESCOPES, consisting...

Warner Music Group taps Dr. Kobi Abayomi as SVP, Data Science and Analytics

24 November 2020

Press release

Recognized Expert and Author Joins Company in Newly Created Role  Recognized data science expert, statistician, and author Dr. Kobi Abayomi has...

Music Groups Unite to Again Ask Congress to Provide Relief from Toll of Pandemic

24 November 2020

Press release

A united music community today sent a letter to congressional leaders highlighting the growing devastation to the live music industry...

Road to Recovery, ESNS 2021

24 November 2020

Editorial

By Ruth KilpatrickThe thirty-fifth edition of Eurosonic Noorderslag will be fully digital for 2021. Running from the 13-16 of January,...

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