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Harry Styles to invest in new Co-op Live arena in Manchester

26 October 2020

Press release

  Multi-award winning and multi-million selling global artist and musician Harry Styles has made his first big move into the business...

Vevo scales its offering by partnering with Foxxum for global distribution on Smart TVs

26 October 2020

Press release

  Vevo, the leading all-premium music video platform, today announced a partnership with Foxxum, an innovator in cutting-edge Smart TV solutions...

Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” Reaches 1 Billion Views on YouTube

26 October 2020

Press release

  GRAMMY Award-Winning Hit from “The Bodyguard” Becomes the First Solo Artist Entry and Fourth Video Overall from the ‘90s to...

Commercial radio sector calls on Government for support as Covid crisis continues

25 October 2020

Press release

  As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues, Radiocentre has written to the Government requesting additional support measures as new...

Sony/ATV Nashville Signs After Midtown to Global Deal

25 October 2020

Press release

  Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville announces it has signed singer-songwriter duo After Midtown to a worldwide publishing agreement.Adam Ernst and Michael...

The 18th edition of South Asian culture-fest, London Mela will be held online and virtually for the first time ever on 7-8 November 2020

23 October 2020

Press release

The 18th edition of South Asian culture-fest, London Mela will be held online and virtually for the first time ever...

Baby Strange announce partnership with Rob McGee at The Empire Agency

23 October 2020

Press release

  Ahead of their forthcoming single More! More! More! Glaswegian 3-piece Baby Strange announce their partnership with Rob McGee of The Empire Agency, who...

Vick Bain joins Attitude is Everything as Interim Director of Strategy

23 October 2020

Press release

Interim post strengthens crucial industry accessibility organisation to face the future, building on 20 years of positive change   Attitude is Everything is...

Marathon Music Group Announces Three Key Artist Partnerships

22 October 2020

Press release

Theon Cross, Lava La Rue and Friedberg “New Partnerships with Groundbreaking Artists” Cements A&R vision & Commitment to Building a...

YouTube Music announces #FoundryFest

22 October 2020

Press release

AN ON-DEMAND VIDEO SERIES CELEBRATING ARTISTS FROM YOUTUBE’S FOUNDRY   #FOUNDRYFEST TO FEATURE NEW VIDEOS FROM FOUNDRY ARTISTS PAST AND PRESENT INCLUDING...

Quincy Jones Makes Strategic Investment In AI Startup Musimap

22 October 2020

Press release

- Legendary 28-time Grammy winner will act as special adviser to the startup transforming the personalised recommendations space- Investment is...

Sam Smith invites fans to join them and Holly H live on TikTok

22 October 2020

Press release

A unique chance to see Sam before their only concert of 2020   Ahead of Sam's only UK performance of 2020, they will be...

UK Music Diversity Taskforce calls on music industry to ditch "outdated and offensive" BAME acronym

22 October 2020

Press release

  UK Music's Diversity Taskforce is calling on the music industry to dump the "outdated and offensive" term BAME as part...

GeeWizz announces extraordinary charity auction

22 October 2020

Press release

Raising funds and creating a lasting legacy for  children and young adults with disabilities and life limiting illness in Suffolk   AUCTION...

Specsavers Scottish Music Awards return for 2020 with Amy Macdonald, Kitti and Luke La Volpe first names announced for virtual event

22 October 2020

Press release

Scotland’s biggest music stars will celebrate St. Andrew’s Day in style with virtual event on 28th November raising urgent funds...

Cultural industries unite to tackle ticketing touting via new EU initiative

22 October 2020

Press release

  Demands include clear liability for secondary ticketing marketplaces, ticket and seller verification obligations, increased transparency, efficient reporting of tickets listed...

Reservoir grows global creative team and announces raft of key promotions

22 October 2020

Press release

  Reservoir has announced the expansion of its Creative team, with key promotions and additions to its staff globally. Donna Caseine has...

Sony/ATV Names Russell Emanuel President & CEO of its Newly Centralized Production Music Division

22 October 2020

Press release

  Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced it has centralized its two production music divisions – Extreme Music and EMI Production Music – as...

IMPALA adopts charter to promote diversity and inclusion in the European independent music sector

21 October 2020

Press release

  IMPALA has adopted a Diversity and Inclusion Charter setting out a series of twelve commitments for the organisation, which it will report...

Sony Music India (SMI) has announced an exclusive recording agreement with India’s young and successful music composer, Amaal Mallik.

21 October 2020

Press release

Sony Music India (SMI) announced today an exclusive recording agreement with India’s young and successful music composer, Amaal Mallik.  Composer, singer...

George Michael’s music comes to TikTok

21 October 2020

Press release

As part of the 30th anniversary of Freedom! ‘90, Sony Music UK has partnered with TikTok to bring George Michael's...

First ever virtual ASCAP London music awards take place on social media

21 October 2020

Press release

“Happier” Receives Triple Gongs with Song of the Year, Top EDM Song and Top Streaming Song for Steve Mac Along...

Lavida Loca, Sarathy Korwar, Magugu and Fatherson among the latest artists to receive support from PRS Foundation's PPL Momentum Music Fund

21 October 2020

Press release

First targeted Yorkshire based PPL Momentum Accelerator grantees announced Applications for the next round are open now – deadline for submissions...

170,000 jobs lost in live music industry before end of 2020 as revenue falls by 80%

21 October 2020

Press release

 Full report here. New research published today shows that over 26,000 permanent jobs will be lost in the live music industry...

Deezer powers ADE with exclusive partnership

21 October 2020

Press release

Being cooped up at home is hard enough. But for the dance community, there’s no question about it, we thrive...

BBC Radio 1Xtra announces Richie Brave as the new 1Xtra Talks host

21 October 2020

Press release

Richie Brave will be joining 1Xtra as the new host of 1Xtra Talks (Sundays, 9-10pm). Richie will take over the...

BMG expands into live music in Germany

21 October 2020

Press release

  BMG is entering the live music business for the first time, with a plan to offer artists a new alternative...

BBC Music Introducing LIVE 2020 unveils schedule and broadcast plans

21 October 2020

Press release

BBC Music Introducing LIVE 2020 has unveiled the schedule and broadcast plans for this year’s event, which will take place...

An open letter from Skiddle to the industry

21 October 2020

Press release

CC: Ben Wallace MPCC: Boris, Number 10 Downing StreetCC: Preston City CouncilCC: Oliver Dowden, Culture Minister.21st October 2020It’s been a...

New artist agency Frills enters the electronic music scene

21 October 2020

Press release

From their newly established headquarters in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district, Frills launches operations with a promise to shake up the landscape...

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