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Universal Music Group named to Fast Company's annual list of the world's 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2019

21 February 2019

Press release

 At No. 21, Universal Music achieves the highest rank ever for a major music company and becomes the first selected...

AIM announces new chair

20 February 2019

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Peter Quicke of Ninja Tune appointed The Association of Independent Music (AIM), which represents the UK’s independent music sector, has announced a...

Annie Mac challenges the music industry to address gender equality in 2019

20 February 2019

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Annie Mac heads up the latest initiative from SMIRNOFF’s “Equalising Music” campaign – the ‘Equalising Music Pledge’ - challenging each...

The Tribes Launches to connect Music Influencers with Brands and Events

19 February 2019

Press release

The Tribes is a new Music and Lifestyle network that connects brands with youth culture and relevant music markets in...

LoveMusicHateRacism launch new campaign, Beautiful Resistance

19 February 2019

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March 8th – March 22nd 2019https://www.lovemusichateracism.com/“Everyone can be the beautiful resistance”  LoveMusicHateRacism are to launch a new two-week campaign, ‘Beautiful Resistance’,...

Nile Rodgers & CHIC to bring Good Times to the Eden Sessions

19 February 2019

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Nile Rodgers & CHIC are the latest superstar headliners to be confirmed for the Eden Sessions this summer and will play...

NOW That’s What I Call a Chart Show

19 February 2019

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Greatest Hits Radio teams up with iconic compilation brand for retro countdown chartAND Pat Sharp joins the station for Saturday...

Entertainment One strikes exclusive partnership with Nashville-based, Grammy award-winning producer/songwriter, Aaron Pearce

19 February 2019

Press release

 Partnership to nurture Pearce’s stable of new songwriters and producers under newly-formed publishing venture Vintern Songs   Entertainment One (“eOne”) has signed an...

UK Music unveils expert panel of senior MPs and business leaders to discuss post-Brexit music industry at SXSW 2019

18 February 2019

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UK Music today unveiled a stellar line up of senior MPs and music business leaders for SXSW 2019 to discuss...

Yinka Ilori brings an explosion of colour to his innovative collaboration with Universal Music

18 February 2019

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Universal Music, the UK’s leading music company have revealed an exciting collaboration with British artist and designer Yinka Ilori for...

LyricFind Increases its Global Reach, Expanding Services in Southeast Asia and the Middle East

18 February 2019

Press release

LyricFind has opened offices in two key regions for the global music business: Morocco and Vietnam.These new offices are the...

KISS & Hits Radio networks partner for special BRIT Awards live show, sponsored by YouTube Music

18 February 2019

Press release

Bauer Media’s Absolute Radio, Magic and heat Radio also join to cover the biggest night in British music Bauer Media have...

EU copyright text agreed, now requires final approval

15 February 2019

Press release

After much debate and further changes to the text of the copyright directive, an agreement was reached in Strasbourg last...

Clint Mansell signs with Decca Publishing

14 February 2019

Press release

ACCLAIMED COMPOSER AND MUSICIAN SIGNS LONG-TERM WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING DEAL WITH DECCA PUBLISHINGDEAL BRINGS CAREER WORKS TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME...

All-star talent recruited to drive BRITs 2019 social conversation

14 February 2019

Press release

Todrick Hall, Jamie Laing, Yasmin Evans, Vick Hope, Michael Whitehall, Montana Brown, Mark Ferris and The Slumflower will bring The...

AIM announces brand-new, flagship conference AIM Connected

13 February 2019

Press release

  The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced its largest ever conference, AIM Connected. The flagship, three-day event will take...

ie:music proudly welcome Neck Deep, As It Is and Frost Koffin to their management roster

13 February 2019

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Each represented by Leander Gloversmith who joins the renowned management company Global artist management company, ie:music, famed for their varied range...

BMG signs worldwide deal with new label Trojan Jamaica

13 February 2019

Press release

BMG is delighted to announce the launch of Trojan Jamaica, a new frontline label working directly with BMG to bring...

Brighton Music Conference (BMC19) announces 180 artists and speakers, including David Morales, Defected, Irvine Welsh, & more

13 February 2019

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Brighton Music Conference has announced 180 artists and speakers, including David Morales, Ultra Music, Defected, Irvine Welsh and more from...

Sam Fender and Lewis Capaldi Selected as New 'Deezer NEXT' 2019 Global Priority Acts

13 February 2019

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Lewis Capaldi is the first artist ever to take the step up from a local to a global Deezer NEXT...

Dua Lipa announced for International Women’s Day keynote at Futures Forum

13 February 2019

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Double Grammy-winning artist completes gender-balanced conference programme alongside Steve Lamacq, The Brits and 30+ speakers Organisers of the inaugural Futures Forum...

Joint statement of creators and rightholders on the Copyright Directive

12 February 2019

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Time to improve and adopt the Copyright Directive Distinguished trilogue negotiators, We, the undersigned organisations representing authors, performers, and others working in...

The Great Escape Conference

12 February 2019

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THE GREAT ESCAPE CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES INITIAL SPEAKERS AND MORE FOR 2019  TAKING PLACE UNDER ONE ROOF AT ITS NEW HOME JURY'S INN BRIGHTON...

Michael Lynton joins Warner Music Group Board of Directors as Chairman

12 February 2019

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  Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG) today announced that Michael Lynton has been elected non-executive Chairman of the Board, effective February...

Urban Development continues to champion next generation British urban talent with its annual Industry Take Over All Dayer at Kings Place

11 February 2019

Press release

Industry partners include AIM, BPI, FAC, MMF PPL, PRS, UK Music, Polydor Records/Universal Music, media partners Complex UK, Reprezent Radio,...

Southbank Centre announces Nile Rodgers as curator of Meltdown 2019

11 February 2019

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Southbank Centre today reveals that the curator of Meltdown festival 2019 will be three-time Grammy Award-winning American composer, producer, arranger,...

The British Music Embassy returns to SXSW 2019

11 February 2019

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Six showcases of hotly-tipped British music will return to the festival in Austin, Texas, 11 – 16 March 2019....

Suzanne Smith steps down from PPL PRS Ltd

11 February 2019

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PPL and PRS for Music have announced that Suzanne Smith, Managing Director of their public performance joint venture PPL PRS...

An open letter from the UK Council of Music Makers: The REAL creators speak out #notinourname

08 February 2019

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The UK Council of Music Makers (CMM) - comprising BASCA, FAC, MMF, MPG and the MU - call on negotiators...

Bauer Media set to acquire Wireless local stations across England and Wales in third UK investment this week

08 February 2019

Press release

Bauer Media Group has today announced it will acquire Wireless local stations across England and Wales in its third acquisition...

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