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PPL announces partnership with Music for Youth

16 October 2018

Press release

The music licensing company partners with the national youth music charity to support access to music for young people.  PPL has...

Launch of Measure PR, a new music, entertainment and arts PR agency

15 October 2018

Press release

MEASURE PR LAUNCHES Today sees the launch of Measure PR, a new music, entertainment and arts PR agency. Formerly known as EMMS...

ERA protests at "blinkered" IFPI report which excludes physical formats

15 October 2018

Press release

ERA CEO Kim Bayley has written to international record companies trade association the IFPI to protest about the organisation's new Music...

Mixcloud and Universal Music Group announce direct licensing deal

15 October 2018

Press release

Mixcloud, the digital audio streaming platform that’s reinventing radio for listeners and audio creators, has signed a multi-year direct licensing...

Welsh Music Prize 2018 shortlist announced

15 October 2018

Press release

Welsh Music Prize returns to celebrate the best album by a Welsh artist   The twelve strong album shortlist for the...

BMG acquires World Circuit Records, home to Buena Vista Social Club

15 October 2018

Press release

BMG is proud to announce it has acquired the leading world music label, World Circuit Records, home to Buena Vista...

Leading UK press company Jukebox PR launches Jukebox Management

15 October 2018

Press release

Leading UK press company Jukebox PR is launching Jukebox Management, an exciting new division that extends their offerings to include...

ESNS confirms another twenty one acts for Eurosonic and ticket pre-sale

15 October 2018

Press release

ESNS confirms another twenty one acts for Eurosonic and ticket pre-sale on Friday October 19www.eurosonic-noorderslag.nl The festival announces twenty-one more acts...

Platoon announces Cape Town Creative Lab

15 October 2018

Press release

Working to empower unsigned African artists including Shungudzo, Bantu, Dope Saint Jude, Dr Chaii, Kaien Cruz and Sipho The Gift “One...

Ollie Hodge appointed Director of A&R at Polydor Records

15 October 2018

Press release

Polydor Records' Presidents Tom March and Ben Mortimer are delighted to announce the appointment of Ollie Hodge as Director of...

Rocío Guerrero appointed Vice President, A&R and Cross-Cultural Strategy, Warner Music Latin America & Spain

15 October 2018

Press release

Former Spotify Executive Developed Acclaimed Latin and Global Music Playlists, Brands and Strategy Rocío Guerrero will join Warner Music Group as Vice President, A&R...

AWAL Promotes Matt Riley to Vice President, A&R

12 October 2018

Press release

AWAL today announced that Matt Riley has been promoted to the position of VP, A&R, based in Kobalt's London office...

Ultimate Seminar Returns with RCA President David Dollimore

11 October 2018

Press release

Saturday 24 November 2018 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London Other speakers include Sulinna Ong (Global VP Artist Marketing, Deezer ), Rob Pascoe...

Little Dragon sign to Ninja Tune and announce new EP

11 October 2018

Press release

Scandinavian luminaries Little Dragon announce their new ‘Lover Chanting’ EP, the band’s first release after signing with iconic label Ninja...

Pilot to Policy: Dance music industry back PRS for Music and PPL as music recognition technology is extended to nightclubs

11 October 2018

Press release

Many more dance music creators will receive royalties from performances of their music played by DJs in nightclubs, as PRS...

AM Licensing and Altarboy Music align agencies to offer astounding solutions in sync and clearance services

11 October 2018

Press release

L.A. Native Leon Luis, founder of Altar Boy Music Publishing UK LTD and Altar Boy Music USA now based in...

Free To Be Foundation signs global publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music

11 October 2018

Press release

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed an exclusive agreement with the Free to...

BPI/ERA Insight Session for National Album Day

11 October 2018

News

BPI's Geoff Taylor - opening remarks (lightly edited)I’m delighted to welcome you all to this wonderful YouTube Space for the...

Help Musicians UK highlights Music Minds Matter service on World Mental Health Day with #MyMusicMindMatters social media campaign

10 October 2018

Press release

A growing music industry population needs preventative support - as evidenced by new data revealing nearly 3 in every 4...

PledgeMusic Announces Management Changes and Initiatives to Better Serve Artists

09 October 2018

Press release

PledgeMusic can confirm that Dominic Pandiscia, previously CEO of PledgeMusic, is no longer with the company. The company can also...

BMG, Penguin Random House and Fremantle collaborate to create new UK youth culture podcast, This is Spoke

09 October 2018

Press release

BMG has teamed up with fellow Bertelsmann companies publisher Penguin Random House UK and production company Fremantle to launch This...

2018 line-up for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge month

09 October 2018

Press release

The 1975, Rita Ora, Twenty One Pilots and Mumford & Sons are among some of the artists stepping into the...

IFPI releases Music Consumer Insight Report 2018

09 October 2018

Press release

In-depth study on global music listening habits  Download full report here   IFPI has today released its Music Consumer Insight Report 2018. The...

Laura Monks appointed General Manager, Decca Records UK

09 October 2018

Press release

  Universal Music Group announces the promotion of Laura Monks to the role of General Manager of Decca Records.Laura steps up...

Bucks inks deal with This Is Music’s new publishing company

09 October 2018

Press release

Bucks will provide administration for management firm’s new operation Bucks Music Group has signed an administration agreement with These Are Songs...

AIF announces Independent Festival Awards shortlist, Sarah Nulty of Tramlines awarded Outstanding Contribution.

08 October 2018

Press release

- Sarah Nulty of Tramlines to posthumously receive Outstanding Contribution award.- Meltdown awarded ‘Act of Independence’ for addressing mental health...

Guy Garvey to be crowned Artists' Artist at the 2018 Artist & Manager Awards

08 October 2018

Press release

Kilimanjaro Live & DHP Family to jointly receive the FanFair Alliance Outstanding Contribution To Live Music Small Green Shoots announced as...

Help Musicians UK responds to the needs of DIY music creators by launching the holistic Do It Differently Fund

08 October 2018

Press release

Pivotal new £200,000 fund for independent music creators offers a 360-degree support package across creative, wellbeing and business The leading independent...

Sentric Electronic launches to service thousands of producers without music publishing

08 October 2018

Press release

Millions of tracks left with unclaimed publishing across electronic music genre every year Sentric Music has combined with Black Rock Publishing...

Help Musicians UK partners with Music Venue Trust at Venues Day 2018

07 October 2018

Press release

Help Musicians UK (HMUK) announced today that it has partnered once again with Music Venue Trust (MVT) for this year's...

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