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OneFest and Shabaka Hutchings announce 'twin city' festivals in London & Sheffield in March 2020

10 December 2019

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By day: Challenging the 'North-South divide' & bringing music business education to young peopleBy night: Bringing together the cream of...

BDi Music signs Marina Elderton in exclusive deal

10 December 2019

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Independent publisher BDi Music has signed rising composer and songwriter Marina Elderton in an exclusive, worldwide deal. Based in London, Elderton...

Hipgnosis acquires Kaiser Chiefs catalogue

10 December 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...

Dirty Hit Records Signs Global Distribution Deal with Ingrooves

10 December 2019

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Dirty Hit, the hugely successful British independent record label that launched the careers of such artists as The 1975, Wolf Alice, Pale Waves andBeabadoobee has...

Warner Music Group and Providence Equity Partners join forces to invest in music catalogs

10 December 2019

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New Platform to Promote Recording Artists and Songwriters Across the Globe   Warner Music Group (“WMG”) and Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”) today...

Kobalt Signs Publishing Deal With 88Rising

10 December 2019

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Deal Expands Relationship with Leading Asian Music and Culture Company  Kobalt today announced an exclusive worldwide deal with international media collective...

Significant step towards USA, Canada & Mexico trade deal

10 December 2019

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Copyright provisions a mixed bag for music industry   A deal has been reached in the US by the Democratic Speaker of...

Tony Harlow to become Chairman & CEO, Warner Music UK

09 December 2019

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 Creative & Entrepreneurial Music Exec to Return Home Following Global Leadership Posts    Max Lousada, Warner Music Group’s (WMG) CEO of Recorded...

KT Tunstall & pals cover Lennon for charity single

09 December 2019

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A supergroup featuring singer KT Tunstall and some of the world's top musicians are to release a charity version of...

Sentric launches fund for emerging artists

09 December 2019

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The Sentric Academy Fund will support 12 artists each year Sentric Music Group has launched a fund for artists based on...

Max Richter signs new global deal with Universal Music Group

09 December 2019

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PLUS LANDMARK MOMENT OF HITTING 1 BILLION STREAMS AND OVER 1 MILLION ALBUM SALES New partnership across Decca Records, Decca Publishing...

Electronic Sound Summit 2020 announces first wave of acts

09 December 2019

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The Electronic Sound Summit is the North West’s foremost celebration of the Electronic Music Industry, with a goal of introducing...

Boomplay and Merlin bring the world’s best independent music to Africa

09 December 2019

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A landmark licensing partnership with Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the independent label sector, will ensure that Boomplay,...

UK Music CEO Michael Dugher to step down

08 December 2019

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  UK Music CEO Michael Dugher is to step down after almost three years leading the music industry trade body. He is...

AirAsia Group and Universal Music Group Launch RedRecords

06 December 2019

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New label focused on elevating A-Pop music to a global audience First signing is Jannine Weigel – Thai singer, songwriter, influencer,...

BMG moves into artist management, partners with Carl Stubner's Shelter

06 December 2019

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  BMG has partnered with Carl Stubner, the renowned manager of Fleetwood Mac, ZZ Top, Crowded House, and Neil Finn, among others, in...

The Sun, Mirror and i Newspapers

06 December 2019

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Artist and Music Features----------------------------------Robyn's Dancing On My Own changed the sound of pop, indie and dance. The song that defined...

Flagship independent music conference, AIM Connected, goes panel-less for 2020

05 December 2019

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The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced that its flagship music business conference, AIM Connected, is going totally panel-less...

Voisey Partners with Stargate

05 December 2019

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Stargate, one of the world’s leading production and songwriting duos, comprising of LA based Norwegians Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen, has announced...

Jamie Cullum collaborates with lifestyle retail brand Clos19, to create 19 original songs from personal tributes

05 December 2019

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It’s not just what you say but how you say it that really counts; a belief that brought Clos19 and...

MelodyVR extends O2 partnership

05 December 2019

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MelodyVR to be offered to O2 customers in the UK in addition to existing 5G partnership EVR Holdings plc (AIM:EVRH),...

Jools’ Annual Hootenanny 2019

04 December 2019

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Tuesday 31 DecemberBBC Two   Jools’ Annual Hootenanny is now firmly part of the UK’s tradition in celebrating the New Year on...

Latitude announces line up for 15th edition

04 December 2019

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Following sell out success in 2019, the multi-award-winning Latitude Festival returns to celebrate its 15th year in the glorious grounds...

Tattoo studio owner, shop manager and PhD student among BBC Radio 1’s all new schedule of guest presenters for Christmas

04 December 2019

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BBC Radio 1 have revealed the all-new schedule of guest presenters set to take over the airwaves across the festive...

Beatport announces new website Beatportal - bringing dance music artists and fans together

04 December 2019

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Beatport is proud to introduce Beatportal, the new electronic music-focused editorial website from the world’s largest DJ download store.  With...

Chris Carey joins TicketSwap as Head of International Marketing

03 December 2019

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  TicketSwap is pleased to announce Chris Carey joins as the company’s Head of International Marketing. Carey is Founder and CEO...

YouTube Music officially open brand new studio at The BRIT School, Croydon for emerging creative talent

03 December 2019

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State-of-the-art video production facility funded through YouTube Music's partnership with The BRIT Awards 2019 in conjunction with The BRIT Trust   Leading music...

PRS and BMI sign new international reciprocal agreement

03 December 2019

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PRS for Music and BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) today announced the signing of a new international reciprocal agreement, which will benefit the songwriters, composers...

Celeste awarded BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year 2019

03 December 2019

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Celeste awarded BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year 2019   BBC Music has announced Celeste as BBC Music Introducing Artist of...

Hipgnosis Songs Fund

03 December 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...

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