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BPI and South Wales Police close down fake Northern Soul vinyl & CD operation

14 December 2018

Press release

Record labels association the BPI and South Wales Police recently collaborated over a four-year period to close down a major...

Soundation unveils new studio and visual identity

13 December 2018

Press release

On December 13th, Soundation launches a new browser-based studio and visual identity across all channels in cooperation with design agency...

Nordoff Robbins named official charity partner of Rock Choir

13 December 2018

Press release

The UK’s leading music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins are delighted to announce the official launch of a brand-new partnership with...

CEO Alison Wenham steps down at WIN

13 December 2018

Press release

After twelve years at the helm of The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), the global forum for the professional independent music...

Global Underground set to release latest edition in its city album series with GU42: Patrice Bäumel - Berlin next March

13 December 2018

Press release

Global Underground presents the latest edition in its signature city album series with GU42: Patrice Bäumel - Berlin, due for...

Kacey Musgraves, George Ezra and Andy C presented awards to celebrate first time achievements at the SSE Arena, Wembley

13 December 2018

Press release

Awards were recently presented to CMA winner Kacey Musgraves, singer-song writer George Ezra and drum’n’bass legend Andy C for a...

MTV honours its top 20 music videos of 2018

13 December 2018

Press release

MTV today announced its top 20 global most played music videos of the year. The list is based on cumulative...

Help Musicians UK's new Do It Differently Fund announces first 22 awardees

13 December 2018

Press release

Pivotal new fund for independent music creators offers nearly £60k of holistic support across creative, wellbeing and business   Help Musicians UK (HMUK)...

Flohio, Ms Banks, Novelist, Big Zuu and more: Behind the scenes of the first ever grime and rap songwriting camp

13 December 2018

Press release

Some of the biggest talent in UK grime and rap came together this week, for a first-of-its-kind songwriting camp.  Marking the...

Rightsholders unite in calling for an effective solution to the value gap

13 December 2018

Press release

As Commission, Parliament and Council meet in Strasbourg to negotiate the Copyright Directive, a broad coalition of rightholders have called...

Little Mix, BTS, The 1975 and Hollywood megastars host their own Christmas Day show on BBC Radio 1.

12 December 2018

Press release

Little Mix, BTS, The 1975, Charli XCX, HRVY and a Hollywood All-Star line-up including Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Emma Stone...

Statement from Robert Ashcroft, Chief Executive, PRS for Music.

12 December 2018

Press release

Robert Ashcroft, Chief Executive of PRS for Music said: “I would like to congratulate Paul on his appointment and look forward to working...

AWAL Signs Worldwide Recordings Deal With Singer-Songwriter Ella Vos & hwyl records, LLC

12 December 2018

Press release

Following Massive Success of "Words I Never Said", Ella Vos Takes Career to Next Level with AWAL AWAL, Kobalt's recording company,...

Justin Tranter and Katie Vinten partner with Warner Bros. Records for launch of new label, Facet Records

12 December 2018

Press release

Vinten Will Also Serve as A&R Consultant to Warner Bros. and Warner/Chappell Music  Warner Bros. Records (WBR) today announced that the...

Sony/ATV signs Ella Mai to worldwide publishing deal

12 December 2018

Press release

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal with Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Ella Mai whose breakthrough hit “Boo’d Up”...

Partisan Records appoints Sara Dempsey as Director of Sales

12 December 2018

Press release

Partisan Records is excited to announce the appointment of Sara Dempsey as Director of Sales. Dempsey will oversee Partisan’s sales...

KISS welcome in next generation of talent as it announces brand new hosts of the KISS Breakfast Show - Tom Green & Daisy Maskell

11 December 2018

Press release

Leading UK radio station, KISS today announce their brand new breakfast show for 2019. Presenters Tom Green and Daisy Maskell...

AWAL Expands Recordings Footprint With New Office and Team In Toronto

11 December 2018

Press release

Company Prepares to Hire New Team & Dedicate On The Ground Canadian Resources to Support Global Artist and Label Clients North...

Top stars and Music Industry leaders align to trash Brexit deal

11 December 2018

Press release

Grammy, Emmy, Brit and Oscar award-winning musicians sign letter calling for Brexit alternative Annie Lennox, Chrissie Hynde, Jamie Cullum, Paloma Faith,...

Music charity Attitude is Everything unveils NEXT STAGE - a groundbreaking initiative to empower Deaf and disabled artists

11 December 2018

Press release

- Launching with an extensive nationwide survey, NEXT STAGE aims to build an comprehensive network of artists, musicians, songwriters, DJs...

Gig Club kicks off in Porto and Lisbon with Jessy Lanza, Low Roar and Kamasi Washington

11 December 2018

Press release

Designed for music lovers and avid concert goers, Gig Club is a live music subscription service with thoughtful curation and...

CODA Agency Launches CODA Independent Sports and Expands its Brand Partnerships Team with Debbie Ward

11 December 2018

Press release

CODA Agency announces two major growth moves today; the creation of sports agency CODA Independent Sports, and an expansion of...

SACEM Honours Music Creators at its 2018 Grands Prix Awards

11 December 2018

Press release

SACEM, the Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music last night honoured outstanding musicians, composers and writers during their...

Mark Ronson extends long-term worldwide publishing deal with Concord Music

11 December 2018

Press release

Concord Music, the worldwide independent leader in music publishing, today announces a new global long-term publishing deal with international hit...

Executive and entrepreneur Amber Grimes named to newly-created post as Senior Vice President of Global Creative for Capitol Music Group

11 December 2018

Press release

Will be integrally involved in the company’s global streaming strategy and lead the company’s innovation team and Ten3 content department Highly-regarded music...

PPL and SAMI to collaborate with Swedish tech start-up Auddly

10 December 2018

Press release

The companies will work together to help uniquely identify performers within sound recordings. PPL and SAMI,  the collective management organisations (CMOs) from...

BASCA calls for the submission of works across six nominated categories for The Ivors 2019

10 December 2018

Press release

The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) has opened the call for entries across six nominated categories for...

Sony/ATV extends worldwide agreement with Noonie Bao

10 December 2018

Press release

Written hits for acts including Camila Cabello, Alessia Cara and Rita Ora Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its worldwide deal with...

busbee Launches Music Company Altadena in Exclusive Joint Venture with Warner Bros. Records

10 December 2018

Press release

Altadena Signs Publishing Deal with Warner/Chappell Music  Grammy-nominated Warner/Chappell songwriter and producer busbee announced today the creation of Altadena, a music...

Sam Fender announced as winner of Critics' Choice Award

07 December 2018

Press release

The BRIT Awards 2019 with Mastercard have today announced that Sam Fender is the winner of the 2019 Critics' Choice Award. Sam will be...

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