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Gaming soundtracks – These songs brought in the most cash!

30 June 2022

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  Minecraft's song 'Sweden' by C418 gets first spot, with over 102 million Spotify streams and estimated earnings of over $408k The...

The summer of sporting entertainment has arrived as The Hundred unveils blockbuster music line-up

30 June 2022

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Headliners Bastille will take to the stage at Lord's for The Hundred final on 3 September  Kicking off from 3 August,...

Three Six Zero Announce Signing of New J-pop Supergroup SG5

30 June 2022

Press release

Three Six Zero have announced the signing of new J-pop supergroup SG5 as a management client.  Spawning from the Pretty Guardian...

Village Underground celebrates 15 years of independence

30 June 2022

Press release

Village Underground celebrates its 15th birthday with a month of parties this September. Gwenno, salute, DJ Nobu, Paula Temple, Two...

ASM Global celebrates wins for P&J Live and Olympia London at AEO Awards

30 June 2022

Press release

  ASM Global, the world's leading producer of entertainment experiences, venue management and event strategy, celebrates two wins this week, following the...

UK Music Appoints Stephanie Haughton-Campbell as Director of Operations

30 June 2022

Press release

UK Music has appointed Stephanie Haughton-Campbell as its new Director of Operations. Stephanie handles business operations, the UK Music Board secretariat...

PPL pays out £71.3 million to a record number of 113,271 performers and recording rightsholders in June distribution

30 June 2022

Press release

  PPL, the UK's music licensing company for recorded music, today makes a payment of £71.3 million to 113,271 performers and...

Utopia Music enters exclusive partnership with Red Bee Media

30 June 2022

Press release

  The partnership will lead to increased transparency and greater efficiencies in royalty allocation for the use of music on TV...

Universal Music Group becomes the permanent home of Frank Zappa Estate

30 June 2022

Press release

Company Acquires Recordings, Song Catalog, Film Archive and Complete Contents of The Vault of the Legendary American Artist, Genius Composer,...

Logic signs to BMG

30 June 2022

Press release

MULTI-PLATINUM SUPERSTAR LOGIC SIGNS TO BMG CITES BMG'S COMMITMENT TO EMPOWERING ARTISTS   Multi-Platinum, chart-topping hip-hop superstar Logic has switched labels to BMG,...

Track Club Becomes TikTok Sound Partner

30 June 2022

Press release

  The socially conscious subscription music platform for creators is joining TikTok's curated Sound Partners program via parent company Marmoset, letting...

Proper ink world ex. Americas distribution deal with Chrysalis & Tommy Boy

29 June 2022

Press release

Legendary labels Chrysalis and Tommy Boy Records have signed a world ex. Americas distribution deal with Proper Music Group, part...

Notting Hill Carnival CEO Matthew Phillip announced as new AIF Chair

29 June 2022

Press release

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has appointed Notting Hill Carnival CEO Matthew Phillip as its new Chair.   Phillip is the...

AEG’s David Jones appointed to newly created Chief Information Officer, Global Technology role

29 June 2022

Press release

Effective immediately, London-based executive will lead the new overarching global technology division for the world’s leading sports and live entertainment organization.    AEG has...

Better Noise Music promotes Paul Cormack to General Manager

29 June 2022

Press release

 Management Promotion Coincides With the Major Theatrical Release of THE RETALIATORS, a Better Noise Film, This Fall  Cormack Leading Strategy for New...

TuneCore Underscores Commitment to Innovation with Appointment of Alisha Outridge to Newly Created Position of Chief Technology & Product Officer

29 June 2022

Press release

Outridge's background includes leading teams and expanding product offerings internationally at both startups as well as industry leading companies such as Facebook...

Neko Trust and Gallowglass launch 'Diversity in Crewing' initiative

28 June 2022

Press release

Neko Trust - the major charity for the live music sector - has joined forces with leading event crewing company,...

Downtown Music Services Announces Publishing and Label Services Agreement with Geejam Music

28 June 2022

Press release

Agreement Covers Existing Catalogue & New Signings including Jamaican Dancehall Sensation Skeng    Downtown Music Services, which offers bespoke distribution, publishing administration,...

Perfect Havoc Sign Just Kiddin To Management Roster

28 June 2022

Press release

Perfect Havoc, the UK independent record label and management agency, has signed the breaking, commercial house music duo Just Kiddin...

Beatport Group announces new executive hires in London and Barcelona

28 June 2022

Press release

The Beatport Group, the global leader in music for DJs, producers, and their fans, announced today several new executive hires.  With...

Avex USA expands its venture investment fund to $25M

28 June 2022

Press release

Avex USA, launched in Los Angeles less than a year ago, has already shaken up the music industry with major...

Digital Havens: Entertainment merchandising expert and accessibility advocate Stevie Hopkins wants to build an inclusive web3 home for pop culture fans

28 June 2022

Press release

Stevie Hopkins, CEO and founder of entertainment industry branding and merch service SCP Merchandising, has learned a lot over the...

DistroKid Officially Launches DistroVid, a Music Video Distribution Service That Lets Artists Upload Unlimited Music Video to Apple Music, Amazon, TIDAL and Vevo

28 June 2022

Press release

    DistroKid, the world's leading distributor of independent music, announced today that it has launched DistroVid, a groundbreaking new music video distribution...

Spin Magazine to launch free ad supported streaming TV channel later this year via distributor Best Ever Channels

28 June 2022

Press release

  From one of the most recognized names in music journalism and media, the SPIN Magazine channel will feature special live...

Reservoir announces publishing deal with multi-platinum hip-hop producer Marley Marl

28 June 2022

Press release

Reservoir Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSVR) (“Reservoir” or the “Company”), an award-winning independent music company, today announced a deal for a stake...

Backstreet Boys and Westlife collaboration breaks livestream records on WeChat

28 June 2022

Press release

- Broadcast last Friday (June 24th), a free livestream performance by Backstreet Boys, recorded at Rock Lititz Studio, Pennsylvania, was watched by...

Warner Chappell Music Korea brings back international songwriting camps

27 June 2022

Press release

  As COVID-19 restrictions ease in South Korea, Warner Chappell Music Korea has brought back in-studio songwriting camps by hosting a...

CIRKAY Fan Pass announces metaverse partnership with NOWHERE

27 June 2022

Press release

  This partnership allows music fans to access more experiences with and content from their favourite acts. Following the release of the...

Viagogo fined €23.5M by Italian Regulator for breaking rules on secondary ticketing rules

26 June 2022

Press release

Italy's Communications Regulatory Authority AGCOM, has fined viagogo €23.5M for breaking Italy's rules on secondary ticketing and given it seven...

TikTok Classics - memes & viral hits

24 June 2022

Press release

TikTok Classics - memes & viral hits: Orchestral versions of 18 of the biggest sounds in a world-first TikTok album...

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