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Heavy Group launches The Heavy Network, debuts groundbreaking new podcast ‘On Wednesdays We Wear Black’

21 January 2021

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AN UNINHIBITED LOOK AT SEX, RACISM, MUSIC AND ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE.DIVERSIFYING THE SPACE AND ELEVATING UNDERREPRESENTED AND QUEER VOICES .HOSTED BY:KERRANG!...

AIM to deliver brand new iteration of British Council's Selector PRO connecting musicians from UK and Latin America

21 January 2021

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  Having delivered a successful programme of online conferences and events for nearly a year since the Covid-19 pandemic started, The...

Hipgnosis acquires Bob Rock catalogue

21 January 2021

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Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (“Hipgnosis” or the “Company”) Acquisition of Music Catalogue The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, the first UK...

Unum Festival Returns for 2021 as Albanian Government Approves Use of Rapid Testing

21 January 2021

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Unum Festival is to return to the gorgeous beaches and pine forests of Shenghin on the Albanian Riviera from June...

25 nominees shortlisted for IMPALA’s European Independent Album of the Year Award

20 January 2021

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2020 was a unique year, marked by the coronavirus pandemic. The creativity of European independent labels throughout the year really...

Kobalt Signs FRED to Neighbouring Rights Deal

20 January 2021

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Kobalt today announced that FRED has been signed to an international neighbouring rights deal. FRED joins Kobalt for a neighbouring...

Proper Music Distribution Expands Deal With Wienerworld

20 January 2021

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Leading indie top-tier specialist music video label Wienerworld has renewed and expanded their deal with Proper Music Distribution to include...

BBC Music TV announces Paloma Faith - As I Am for BBC Two

20 January 2021

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BBC Music TV today announces Paloma Faith - As I Am, a one hour film for BBC Two and BBC...

Hannah Neaves and Azi Eftekhari launch Remedy Inc.

20 January 2021

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A new cultural creative agency for the entertainment industry With a combined total of over forty years experience at the forefront...

Universal Music Russia appoints Maxim Vlasov as Managing Director

20 January 2021

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  Universal Music Russia, a division of Universal Music Group, announced today the appointment of Maxim Vlasov to the position of Managing Director,...

UK Music reaction following meeting with Culture Secretary

20 January 2021

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Following the meeting between music industry representatives and Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin said:  "The UK...

Blue Raincoat Music/Reservoir strikes publishing deal with Nick Drake Estate

19 January 2021

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  Blue Raincoat Music Publishing in conjunction with Reservoir have signed a global publishing deal with the estate of seminal artist...

More artists reaping the rewards of streaming, BPI data shows

19 January 2021

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  Around 1,800 artists now surpass 10 million streams annually in the UK alone – 72% more than achieved the equivalent 10,000...

James Tones joins Mother Artists

19 January 2021

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James Tones has joined Mother Artists as an Agent.  Tones, who was previously a booker at Paradigm Agency, will continue...

Tunecore names Gareth Mellor as Head of Tunecore, UK

19 January 2021

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Leading independent digital music company, TuneCore, has named Gareth Mellor as Head of TuneCore, UK, reporting to Faryal Khan-Thompson, Vice...

Gramrphone, Shure, And AWAL Team Up For HQ Live Streaming Series Titled: NextSoundSessions

19 January 2021

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Fans Can Listen and Interact with the Hottest Up-and-Coming Artists From the Comfort of Home using Gramrphone’s New Technology Global leader...

DCMS Committee - MMF statement

19 January 2021

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Annabella Coldrick, CEO, Music Managers Forum: Today, the DCMS Select Committee's inquiry heard from the CEOs of PPL and PRS for...

Sony/ATV Extends Global Deal with CamelPhat, Launches Joint Publishing Venture

19 January 2021

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  Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK today announced it has renewed its worldwide deal and launched a joint publishing venture with CamelPhat....

Sea Shanties Shore Up Big Streams on Spotify

19 January 2021

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Spotify crunched the numbers, and, no surprise, shanties are having a certified, swashbuckling moment. Here’s what we found: Over 12,000 new user-generated...

Musicians’ Union quoted during Parliament debate on the future for musicians touring the EU

19 January 2021

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The Musicians' Union (MU) has paid tribute to the numerous MPs who this afternoon acknowledged in Parliament the campaign to...

Sony/ATV Promotes Audrey Ashby to SVP, Business Affairs, Catalog

19 January 2021

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Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced it has promoted Audrey J. Ashby to Senior Vice President, Business Affairs and Catalog. Audrey...

Nina Nesbitt re-signs to Cooking Vinyl for a worldwide recording deal

19 January 2021

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- currently writing and recording new music remotely between UK and Sweden  With well over half a billion streams under...

FEAT Publishes Guide To Prevent Ticket Touting Across Europe

18 January 2021

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Download the guide for freeThe Face-value European Alliance for Ticketing (FEAT) — the organisation helping rebuild the secondary ticketing market...

Warner Music strikes exclusive deal with Sky Digital India

18 January 2021

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ADA and Warner Music India Will Distribute Top Punjabi Acts Signed To Fast-Growing Label  Warner Music India has struck an exclusive...

Twitch and Scruff of the Neck announces partnership

18 January 2021

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Pioneering Manchester music company Scruff of the Neck announce a groundbreaking partnership with leading live streaming service Twitch. Having built a...

Sound Advice by Rhian Jones and Lucy Heyman

18 January 2021

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Out February 28 Shoreditch Press Preorder HERE   "Guidance around health and wellbeing can often be overwhelming but Sound Advice does an excellent job of...

Michelle Escoffery appointed as President of the PRS Members' Council

18 January 2021

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  President will be focal point for PRS for Music members Newly created role forms part of PRS for Music's recent historic governance changes Composer Dru...

Rip It Up

18 January 2021

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AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING BURSARY PROGRAMME PROVIDING A PATHWAY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF BLACK, ASIAN AND DIVERSE ARTISTS & ASPIRING PROFESSIONALS...

Round Hill Music announces catalog acquisition with Collective Soul

18 January 2021

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Futures Agreement in Place with Ed Roland Round Hill Music has announced the acquisition of the back catalog of multi-platinum, Atlanta,...

Concord Music Publishing renews global agreement with in demand songwriter Gez O'Connell

18 January 2021

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  Concord Music Publishing today announces the re-signing of one of the most in demand hitmakers in the world, Gez O'Connell....

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