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Tom Hoare Re-Joins [PIAS] as Head of Digital

21 September 2020

Press release

[PIAS], one of the world’s leading independent music companies, has announced the appointment of Tom Hoare as UK Head of Digital.  Tom, whose...

Better Noise Films and the Amy Winehouse Foundation team up with Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation To Save Lives presenting SNO BABIES movie

21 September 2020

Press release

Better Noise Music are proud to announce that the Amy Winehouse Foundation is now the official UK charity partner for...

Vinyl sales up 3% as record stores prepare for Drop 2 on Saturday 26th September

21 September 2020

Press release

Record store owners across the UK are preparing for the second instalment of this year’s rescheduled Record Store Day.   ‘Drop...

Mark Fry has been promoted to President of Warner Music Nordics

21 September 2020

Press release

Highly regarded music industry leader Mark Fry has been promoted to President of Warner Music Nordics.  He will be based...

Sentric inks co-publishing deal with Prolifica

21 September 2020

Press release

Sentric Music Group and Prolifica have announced a publishing joint venture.  Expanding on an existing relationship between the two companies, the...

Prince staff engineer Susan Rogers to be next guest in a special National Album Day edition of “Let’s Talk About Music”

21 September 2020

Press release

The BPI and Official Charts Company are partnering once again to host Let’s Talk About Music – the online event...

Reach Music acquires the publishing catalogue of writer/producer Young Fyre

21 September 2020

Press release

Catalogue includes songs performed by Marc Anthony, Bad Bunny, Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Britney Spears, T-Pain and Lil Wayne  Reach Music...

BIMM Institute Launch Talent Match Service For The Creative Industries

21 September 2020

Press release

BIMM Institute have announced that they are offering a brand new service, which sources new talent for the creative industries....

RIAA Statement on the Appointment of Shira Perlmutter as U.S. Register of Copyrights

21 September 2020

Press release

Mitch Glazier, Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), released the following statement on the appointment...

Fortnite's Party Royale to host the world premiere for BTS' Dynamite choreography version music video

21 September 2020

Press release

Never-before-seen Choreography version music video to premiere in Fortnite on September 25 Today, Epic Games announces that it has partnered with...

TikTok statement on proposed deal

20 September 2020

Press release

We are pleased that the proposal by TikTok, Oracle, and Walmart will resolve the security concerns of the US Administration...

Absolute partners with Chris Difford for new label

18 September 2020

Press release

First album release sees award-winning songwriters celebrate frontline workers  Musician, singer, songwriter and producer Chris Difford has partnered with Absolute Label...

Harriet Rose joins KISS Breakfast line up for daily content hits

18 September 2020

Press release

Following the launch of the brand-new KISS Breakfast Show with Jordan and Perri last month, KISS has today announced thatHarriet Rose will be...

Warner Music Group's Arts Music division & Warner Chappell Music enter global partnership with Skyship Entertainment for beloved children's brand Super Simple Songs

18 September 2020

Press release

Super Simple Brand Encompasses a Family of Popular YouTube Channels Including Super Simple Songs®  Regular New Album and Song Releases Begin...

Thomas Coesfeld appointed Chief Financial Officer of BMG effective April 2021

18 September 2020

Press release

  Thomas Coesfeld will join the international music company BMG as Deputy Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with effect from October 15,...

TikTok statement on evolving US situaton

18 September 2020

Press release

  "We disagree with the decision from the Commerce Department, and are disappointed that it stands to block new app downloads...

AIF welcomes new members and reflects on Covid response at AGM

17 September 2020

Press release

  CEO Paul Reed praises indie festival sector for rising to coronavirus challenge.  Representatives from Boomtown Fair, Black Deer and Elderflower Fields...

Can Music Make You Sick?

17 September 2020

Press release

  Measuring the Price of Musical Ambition  By Sally Anne Gross & George Musgrave     29th September 2020 – paperback – £14.99  This provocatively titled, ground-breaking...

Scope appoints Robin Millar CBE as Chair Designate

17 September 2020

Press release

  Disability equality charity Scope is delighted to announce Robin Millar CBE as the Chair Designate of its Trustee Board. His...

Never miss home again with Deezer's Country Selector

17 September 2020

Press release

 Exclusive feature lets you switch your music and shows tabs to anywhere in the world   Gospel in Brazil, Grime in England,...

The Scottish Album of the Year Award announce 2020's Longlist

17 September 2020

Press release

 20 OUTSTANDING SCOTTISH ALBUMS WERE ANNOUNCED VIA THE VIRTUAL 'LIVE AT THE LONGLIST' EVENT AND ARE NOW IN THE RUNNING...

Brand new Radio 1 Dance stream to launch this October

17 September 2020

Press release

  Brand new 24 hour dance music stream Radio 1 Dance will launch on BBC Sounds on Friday 9 October 2020...

Amazon Music x Twitch take-over with Scruff of the Neck

17 September 2020

Press release

Amazon Music UK and Twitch have announced a takeover with iconic Manchester record label and live promoters Scruff of the...

Clapham Grand announces first post lockdown shows with a special re-opening party this Friday with Frank Turner

17 September 2020

Press release

London’s iconic venue The Clapham Grand announces first post lockdown shows for 2020 with a special re-opening party with Frank...

Beatport And Twitch Announce Exclusive Live Streaming Music Programming Partnership

17 September 2020

Press release

BEATPORT AND TWITCH ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE LIVE STREAMING MUSIC PROGRAMMING PARTNERSHIP Beatport and Twitch partner to deliver a robust program of weekly...

MP urges Ofcom to conduct urgent review of BBC Sounds

17 September 2020

Press release

The Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Commercial Radio is calling on Ofcom to conduct a review of...

ESNS 2021; thirty-fifth edition, both physical and digital

17 September 2020

Press release

Focus on European music during European Music Week The conference and showcase festival ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) will go ahead as...

The FAC invites you to its annual general meeting on Wednesday 14 October 2020

17 September 2020

Press release

  The Featured Artist Coalition (FAC), the UK artist trade body, is delighted to announce that its 2020 Annual General Meeting...

Spotify names beabadoobee as latest UK artist to join its global RADAR programme for emerging talent

16 September 2020

Press release

Today, Spotify’s global emerging artist programme, RADAR has announced its latest artist partnership for the UK, with 2020’s emerging alternative...

Executive Dream Team Launches Major New Force in Audio content: Auddy

16 September 2020

Press release

A major new force in podcasting with a superior offer to content creators launches today. Founded by four vastly...

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