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Nile Rodgers to be crowned Artists’ Artist at the 2019 Artist & Manager Awards

26 June 2019

Press release

The CHIC co-founder and music legend to receive the coveted award for extraordinary innovation and creativity The A&MAs return to the...

Kobalt Signs Pop Singer-Songwriter Hayley Kiyoko

26 June 2019

Press release

Pop Icon & VMA and Billboard’s Rising Star Award Winner Inks Worldwide Publishing Deal   Kobalt today announced an exclusive worldwide...

Artists United; The Featured Artists Coalition celebrates 10 years

26 June 2019

Press release

For a decade, the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) has been fighting for equality, recognition, fairness and transparency for music makers....

Pivotal Music Conference, Birmingham - Announces "Houses" and First Content for the Day

25 June 2019

Press release

- Main Sponsors for 2019 include: ACM, WARM, The MPG, The BPI, ROTOR Videos, AIM, AWAL and Awesome Merchandise- Partners...

Help Musicians’ 360-degree Do It Differently Fund supports more artists than ever in latest awardee announcement

25 June 2019

Press release

57 musicians hailing from the breadth of the UK, performing an eclectic mix of genres, represent the diverse nature of...

Partisan Records Appoints Theresa Adebiyi as Creative Director

25 June 2019

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Label Celebrates Wins at Libera Awards   Partisan Records, the independent label with offices in New York, Los Angeles and London, has...

BMG Production Music partners with Sounds of Red Bull

24 June 2019

Press release

BMG Production Music (BMGPM) - the world’s fastest-growing production music company, servicing the film, broadcast, games and advertising industries -...

Latest BPI ‘Wisdom Wednesdays’ event focuses on the music business career paths ‘less travelled’

24 June 2019

Press release

July 10th panel includes representatives from Warner Music UK, Abbey Road, Lewis Silkin & Kobalt, exploring music careers beyond the traditional...

a-ha's Take On Me video approaches one billion views

21 June 2019

Press release

a-ha Is Celebrating The Milestone With A Contest That Lets Fans Predict The Exact Date And Time Of When The...

Iceland Airwaves announce 3rd wave of acts

20 June 2019

Press release

JOHN GRANT, CAUTIOUS CLAY, ORVILLE PECK, JUST MUSTARD, AGENT FRESCO, BIGGI VEIRA (GUS GUS DJ SET), BAGDAD BROTHERS, & MORE   JOINING...

Wireless Festival and MelodyVR join forces for live Virtual Reality broadcast

20 June 2019

Press release

MelodyVR launch brand new mobile app giving an unlimited number of music fans the chance to witness the festival in...

Johnny Marr to Headline Inaugural AIM Awards Live Show & Receive Pioneer Award

20 June 2019

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BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne to host Roundhouse-based ceremony Award submissions extended until 24th June Iconic guitarist and former Smiths member Johnny...

UK Music throws Summer Party at Southbank Centre

20 June 2019

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Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright paid tribute to UK Music for a “fantastic year” supporting the music industry at our summer...

Voisey attracts high profile investors ahead of planned US launch

19 June 2019

Press release

New short form music format gaining traction prior to international expansion Voisey, the mobile music app that allows users to record...

Deezer Launches lyric sharing on Instagram Stories

19 June 2019

Press release

- New shareable feature allows fans to post favourite lyrics from Deezer- Deezer users can play the full song, direct...

The Kerrang! Awards

19 June 2019

Press release

METALLICA, GHOST, BRING ME THE HORIZON, ARCHITECTS, IDLES AND MORE HONOURED AT THE ANNUAL KERRANG! AWARDS   The most raucous night in the...

Next deadline for Steve Reid Innovation Award announced

18 June 2019

Press release

PRS Foundation and the Steve Reid Foundation today announce that the next deadline for theSTEVE REID INNOVATION AWARD is Thursday 8th August 2019....

Merlin reveals record revenue distributions in new 2019 Membership Report

18 June 2019

Press release

Since opening for business, Merlin has paid in excess of $2bn to thousands of independent labels and distributors worldwide. While...

The Shires sign to BMG

18 June 2019

Press release

UK country phenomenon The Shires have chosen BMG to release their next album. The duo’s first three albums not only...

Important update to labels and suppliers on Record Store Day 2020

18 June 2019

Press release

Ahead of April 2020, Record Store Day UK are making important changes to the submission timeline for labels and suppliers.As...

Charles Caldas to step down as Merlin CEO

18 June 2019

Press release

Charles Caldas has announced that he will step down as CEO of Merlin at the end of 2019 after more...

Rumer signs to Cooking Vinyl for special Nashville album project

17 June 2019

Press release

Having already added four artists to their roster earlier this year, Cooking Vinyl’s A&R team are continuing to make big...

KISS switch-up the schedule in time for Summer

17 June 2019

Press release

KISS have today launched a refreshed daytime schedule, which sees some presenters move into new roles on the station. Alex and...

Music and Millennials helping to fuel the podcasting boom

14 June 2019

Press release

New BPI Insight Session report explores dynamics & trends shaping the popularity of podcasts   A new report produced for record labels...

Jaxsta launches public beta of its pioneering music database

13 June 2019

Press release

PLATFORM CONTAINS MORE THAN 100 MILLION MUSIC CREDITS ACROSS 25 MILLION WEBPAGES   Jaxsta Limited (ASX: JXT) has launched an open beta...

Concord expands classical and European interests by acquiring Sikorski Music Publishing

13 June 2019

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Sikorski Music Publishing will be combined with Concord Music Publishing's venerable Boosey & Hawkes division, bringing together two giants of...

Hipgnosis acquires Sam Hollander catalogue

12 June 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...

IMRO choose ICE

12 June 2019

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Irish collecting society appoint ICE for Online Licensing   ICE and IMRO, the Irish Music Rights Organisation, are delighted to announce IMRO...

Sony/ATV appoints Clare Cowland as Vice President, Human Resources – UK & International

12 June 2019

Press release

Clare Cowland has joined Sony/ATV Music Publishing’s senior international team as Vice President, Human Resources – UK & International. Based in...

CTM opens Latin office, together with global hit & Grammy winning producers: Play-N-Skillz

12 June 2019

Press release

The biggest global (Latin) hit of 2019 is without a doubt, “Con Calma” by Daddy Yankee & Snow, garnering more than...

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