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Random Noize Musick signs long-term administration agreement with Bosworth Music

20 February 2024

Press release

  The publishing catalogue Random Noize Musick GmbH is now represented internationally by Bosworth Music GmbH, part of the internationally renowned...

Radar becomes first festival to donate percentage of ticket sales to Music Venue Trust

20 February 2024

Press release

TICKET SALE CONTRIBUTION WILL GO TO THE CHARITY’S PIPELINE INVESTMENT FUND TO SUPPORT GRASSROOTS MUSIC VENUES   Music Venue Trust (MVT), which...

Matt Ellis Joins Thomas St. John Group as CEO of UK Office

20 February 2024

Press release

Former Deloitte Managing Partner and Deputy CEO to Direct Business Management Firm's Strategic Direction and Growth in the United Kingdom   Thomas...

CMM response to IPO's ER impact publication

20 February 2024

Press release

This report was commissioned by the IPO in 2021 with the intention to facilitate the modelling of various different approaches...

ADA Worldwide and South Coast Music Group ink global distribution deal

20 February 2024

Press release

Charlotte-based label founded by Arnold Taylor is home to a roster of rising talent that includes Big Mali, Dustystaytrue, DeeYounginn,...

Erica Bellarosa elevated to Head of Business Affairs and General Counsel for Atlantic Records

20 February 2024

Press release

  Respected music attorney Erica Bellarosa has been promoted to Head of Business Affairs and General Counsel for Atlantic Records. In...

Government decline ER/BPI response to IPO update

19 February 2024

Press release

BPI response to IPO update on research findings into interventions - and further working group looking at aspects of streamingBPI...

Sony Music UK celebrates second year of 'Beyond the Instrument' initiative with expansion into Newcastle

16 February 2024

Press release

DJ EQUIPMENT AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS DONATED TO WALKER RIVERSIDE ACADEMY IN NEWCASTLE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RESTORE THE MUSIC AND PLAYVIRTUOSO   Ahead...

Becky Hill X Chase & Status confirmed to perform at The BRITs 2024

16 February 2024

Press release

Joining the already-announced Dua Lipa, Jungle, Kylie Minogue, RAYE, Rema for UK's biggest night in music   The BRIT Awards 2024 with...

Ticket resale platforms become subject to new rules as EU’s Digital Services Act enters into force

16 February 2024

Press release

  From 17 Feb the DSA will apply to all platforms, including Viagogo and Stubhub Online marketplaces will be required to identify...

Richard Antwi Scholarship opens for 7th and final round

15 February 2024

Press release

6 years of building an inclusive & equitable pipeline for Future Music Leaders: Richard Antwi Scholarship opens for 7th and...

Jungle and Rema confirmed to perform at The BRITs 2024

15 February 2024

Press release

Yinka Bokinni and Jack Saunders confirmed to present The BRITs’ Red Carpet on ITV2 and The BRITs’ Aftershow on ITVX   The BRIT...

Liam Fray (Courteeners), The K's, English Teacher and Antony Szmierek to perform alongside Lisa Stansfield at first ever Northern Music Awards

15 February 2024

Press release

  Nordoff and Robbins Northern Music Awards will honour Lisa Stansfield as 'Northern Icon' at its inaugural Northern Music Awards Shortlists announced...

Michael Kushner promoted to SVP, Deputy General Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs for Warner Music Group

15 February 2024

Press release

Industry Veteran Makes Move After Two Decades at WMG's Atlantic Music Group     Michael Kushner has been promoted to Senior Vice President,...

Kobalt signs Umbrella Songs to global publishing deal

15 February 2024

Press release

Fast-rising Independent Publishing Company Backed by European, American, and African Industry Player Lunick Bourgess   Kobalt today announced that it has signed Umbrella...

Wise Music Group announces the transfer of Edition Peters Artist Management artists to Podium Music after 13 successful years

15 February 2024

Press release

Wise Music Group (WMG), owners of Edition Peters Artist Management (EPAM), has announced the transfer of artists on the EPAM...

The British Music Embassy Returns to SXSW with a Record 70+ Showcase Performances

15 February 2024

Press release

The British Music Embassy (BME) is returning to Austin, Texas from Saturday, March 9 to Saturday, March 16 to shine a light on some...

Crowded House sign global recordings deal with BMG

15 February 2024

Press release

  Platinum-selling, multi-ARIA and BRIT award-winning band Crowded House have signed a global recordings deal with BMG for their upcoming eighth...

How Beyoncé won the Super Bowl

14 February 2024

Editorial

Nicola Murray, Managing Partner at M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment    She may not have been the half-time performer this year, but...

Spotify Partners with Bandsintown to Boost Live Music Discovery

14 February 2024

Press release

Concerts listed by artists on Bandsintown are now automatically discoverable on Spotify, available as contextual event recommendations to Spotify's 602...

Sony Music Publishing Expands MENA Operations With New Dubai Office, Names Dounia Chaaban As Managing Director

14 February 2024

Press release

  Sony Music Publishing today announced the expansion of its operations across the Middle East and North Africa with the opening...

Trailblazing British media platform REPREZENT faces closure due to grassroots music crisis

14 February 2024

Press release

Grassroots music in crisis as youth-led organisations, including trailblazing British media platform REPREZENT, face closure  REPREZENT Radio, credited with giving profile and...

The Royal Northern College of Music Announces Live Showcase In Collaboration With Sony Music Social Justice Fund

14 February 2024

Press release

The Royal Northern College of Music today announces its first Live Music Showcase in partnership with Sony Music UK’s Social...

Kobalt Unlocks New Levels of Transparency for Songwriters and Rightsholders

14 February 2024

Press release

Kobalt, the most trusted name in music and leading independent music publisher, has announced the release of its next-generation Client...

PPL to support East London Arts & Music (ELAM) specialist education programmes for three years

13 February 2024

Press release

  PPL has announced that it will provide funding to East London Arts & Music (ELAM) for the next three years...

Symphonic Unveils Suite of Tools Revolutionizing Catalog Transfer, Recoupments, Royalty Transparency, and More

13 February 2024

Press release

Tools Include Transfer Track, SplitShare, Enhanced Recoupments, and Marketing Drivers Symphonic Distribution, a leading music technology and services company for independent...

Tomorrow’s Warriors welcomes alumna and saxophonist Camilla George as new Trustee

13 February 2024

Press release

Award-winning talent development organisation and charity, Tomorrow’s Warriors today announced that the respected Warriors alumna and saxophonist, Camilla George has...

Warner Chappell Music signs Grammy-nominated songwriter and music producer Jon Shave

13 February 2024

Press release

Warner Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed a worldwide publishing deal with the Grammy-nominated...

The Mechanical Licensing Collective Brings Legal Action for Unpaid Royalties Against Pandora Media, LLC

13 February 2024

Press release

Complaint asserts Pandora has underpaid The MLC for multiple years of royalties due under the compulsory mechanical blanket license.   The Mechanical...

Groover Raises $8 Million in Series A Funding to Provide All-in-One Music Promotion Platform for Independent Artists

13 February 2024

Press release

  Groover, the innovative music promotion platform, announces today an $8 million Series A funding round, led by investors OneRagtime, Trind, Techmind, and MozzaAngels, and supported by...

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