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Matchstick - Digital Talent Agency launches

01 March 2021

Press release

MATCHSTICK   THE NEW DIGITAL TALENT AGENCY SETTING THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY ALIGHT – INVESTED BY BINKY FELSTEAD & DANNY JONES –   BINKY FELSTEAD |CARLY NEAVE | DAN...

Annie Lennox launches global campaign for International Women's Day

01 March 2021

Press release

  The Circle, a global NGO founded by singer, songwriter and activist Annie Lennox that uses the collective power of women to...

Queen Rock Tour

01 March 2021

Press release

BECOME A ROCK LEGEND WITH THE FIRST EVER OFFICIAL QUEEN GAME ON MOBILE.  "Be a Lockdown Rock Star!  No turning back !!!" -...

Jazz re:freshed announce SXSW online UK showcase filmed in the world famous Studio Two at Abbey Road Studios

01 March 2021

Press release

The showcase will feature award winning tuba sensation Theon Cross who will also be presented by SXSW as a 3D...

AIF issues 'final countdown' warning for Government insurance and VAT support to kickstart festival planning

01 March 2021

Press release

  Independent festivals could be forced to cancel their 2021 events if they don't get Government-backed insurance and VAT intervention by...

GALA Festival returns to Peckham Rye Park

26 February 2021

Press release

GALA Festival announces new dates and lineup for 2021 Taking place over two days for the very first time, South London’s...

Tony Wadsworth CBE announced as the new Chair of The BRIT Trust

26 February 2021

Press release

Music charity The BRIT Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Wadsworth CBE as its new Chair. Tony, a...

Better Noise announces promotion of Dan Waite to President as company expands its global footprint and ventures further into film

26 February 2021

Press release

Waite Set to Oversee All Music and Film Releases Across the Company’s Global Offices, Including Upcoming Projects from Papa Roach,...

ADA Asia announces key senior appointments

26 February 2021

Press release

Chiou Rei Min named Head of Greater ChinaJin Hwang appointed Head of Korea Tan Wei Keng will serve as Director,...

Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ reaches one billion Spotify streams

26 February 2021

Press release

The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, the first UK listed investment company offering investors a pure-play exposure to songs...

Ibiza Club Amnesia Announces Closing Party for 2021 // October 23rd

26 February 2021

Press release

As the positive news begins to flow around the UK and EU, iconic Ibiza club Amnesia lead from the front...

Liverpool Sound City 2021 moves to October

26 February 2021

Press release

The organisers of Sound City have made the decision to move the 2021 edition of Liverpool’s famous showcase festival and...

Music Venue Trust Add Six More Grassroots Music Venues to the #saveourvenues "Imminent Danger of Closure" Red List

26 February 2021

Press release

Music Venue Trust (MVT), which represents hundreds of UK grassroots music venues (GMVs), has announced that 20 venues remain in...

Calling Europe's music managers

26 February 2021

Press release

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MONDAY MARCH 8TH FOR EMMMA - THE SECOND EDITION OF THE EUROPEAN MUSIC MANAGERS MENTORSHIP ACTIVATION...

UK Music urges Chancellor to "back British music" and deliver "sounds of summer" for music fans

26 February 2021

Press release

  UK Music has called on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to back its new three-point plan to guarantee a summer packed with...

Sound City 2021 moves to October

26 February 2021

Press release

Rejjie Snow, The Lathums, Lanterns On The Lake, and Abbie Ozard among first wave of acts Tickets: https://www.soundcity.uk.com/   The organisers of Sound City...

Music Venue Trust announce 20 grassroots music venues are still at risk of permanent closure

26 February 2021

Press release

#saveourvenues #savethe20 www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-our-venues-red-list   Music Venue Trust (MVT), which represents hundreds of UK grassroots music venues (GMVs), has announced that 20 venues remain...

BMG hires Rachel Menzies to expand Original Repertoire Services to media clients

26 February 2021

Press release

BMG has announced the appointment of Rachel Menzies to the position of Senior Director Original Repertoire Services, in a boost...

DCMS Committee: Chair calls on Chancellor to provide urgent support for festivals

26 February 2021

Press release

  Chair calls on Chancellor to provide urgent support to enable opening up of festivals' sector DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight has...

Eight new presenters to join BBC Radio 1 on Fridays

25 February 2021

Press release

Eight new presenters will take on BBC Radio 1’s Friday Early Breakfast slot over the coming months.  Dean McCullough, Rakeem Omar,...

Len Phillips Big Band - Abbey Road Studios 20th March 2021

25 February 2021

Press release

For over 30 years the Len Phillips Big Band has been entertaining lovers of swing music across the UK and...

Hospitality Weekend In The Woods reveals full lineup

25 February 2021

Press release

Hospitality Weekend In The Woods are incredibly proud to announce the full wave of artists joining their debut festival in...

Creamfields 2021 Sold Out

25 February 2021

Press release

Creamfields, one of the world’s leading electronic music festivals is the first UK festival to announce sell out when it...

Anton Powers joins the KISS Network

25 February 2021

Press release

New weekend shows on KISS and KISSTORY KISS has announced that globally renowned DJ and producer, Anton Powers is to launch...

Record Industry Wins Double Landmark UK Court Victory In New Cyberlocker and Stream Ripping Piracy Cases

25 February 2021

Press release

Following an online hearing, the High Court has ruled that cyberlocker and stream ripping sites, and a stream ripping app,...

The British Music Embassy reveals SXSW Online 2021 line-up

25 February 2021

Press release

35 acts put UK talent front and centre of renowned international festival   The British Music Embassy, SXSW’s venue for hotly-tipped UK...

Bauer Media Audio agrees to acquire Communicorp Group

25 February 2021

Press release

Bauer Media Audio has today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Communicorp Group subject only to regulatory...

Universal Music Publishing Group signs Julia Michaels to exclusive, global publishing agreement

25 February 2021

Press release

  Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading, global music publisher, today announced that Grammy Award-nominated artist and songwriter Julia Michaels...

Sony Music Publishing Signs Kane Brown to Global Deal

25 February 2021

Press release

Kane Brown and Kent Earls Launch Verse 2 Music as Joint Venture with the Company   Sony Music Publishing Nashville today announced...

MU and The Ivors Academy welcome evidence given by Amazon Music, Apple Music and Spotify to streaming inquiry

24 February 2021

Press release

The MU and The Ivors Academy were pleased to hear three of the music streaming giants commit to a dialogue...

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