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West One Music Group appoints Dej Mahoney as Non-Executive Chairman

23 November 2020

Press release

 Dej Mahoney is appointed as Non-Executive Chairman, working closely with the Board to continue laying the foundations for future growth  West...

Anoushka Shankar announced as inaugural president of The F-List CIC, a not-for-profit that supports female musicians

23 November 2020

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   Genre-defying and award-winning artist Anoushka Shankar is announced as the inaugural president of The F-List CIC.  The-not-for-profit enterprise launches Monday...

Amazon Music UK reveal 2021 'Ones To Watch' list

23 November 2020

Press release

Annual list showcasing the artists tipped for future stardom Alfie Templeman, Baby Queen, Biig Piig, Bree Runway, Griff, Holly Humberstone, Ivorian...

Sony/ATV Promotes Sarah Lockhart to Head of A&R, UK

23 November 2020

Press release

  Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced it has promoted Sarah Lockhart to Head of A&R for the company’s UK division. Sarah...

Simon Robson named President, International, Recorded Music for Warner Music Group

23 November 2020

Press release

Dynamic Leader with Wide-ranging Global Experience to Lead Warner’s Operations Outside the U.S. and U.K.   Simon Robson has been appointed to...

Chris Austin elevated to Operations Director of the Official Charts Company

23 November 2020

Press release

  The Official Charts Company this week announces the appointment of Chris Austin to the new position of Operations Director, effective...

Spike management announces formation of new agency

23 November 2020

Press release

  https://spikemanagement.com   Irish artist managers David De Valera and Marcus O'Sullivan announce the formation of artist management and music consultancy agency Spike....

John Telfer’s Rocking Gorillas joins IMPEL

23 November 2020

Press release

Industry veteran has a long career across publishing, records and management   IMPEL has added the first Brazil-based publisher to its...

Evidence session: Economics of music streaming

23 November 2020

Press release

Tuesday 24 November, 10.00am Watch live on Parliament TV or on our Twitter @CommonsDCMS  #MusicStreamingInquiry Please note there is no access to Parliament    Session will have remote...

Musicians' Union calls on ministers to issue clearer guidance on out-of-school music learning under the new tiered restrictions

23 November 2020

Press release

The Musicians' Union has today written to the Government to request more pragmatic and clearer guidance for instrumental and vocal...

Music Venue Trust statement: A response to the UK Government's plans to end the lockdown

23 November 2020

Press release

  While Music Venue Trust welcomes the end of the national lockdown and the very welcome end of the 10pm curfew,...

BPI announce latest international opportunities for labels and creators

23 November 2020

Press release

BPI partner with Sound City for Sound City Korea, and host further LA Sync Mission Webinar with the MPA and DIT   UK...

Concord Music Publishing Announces Chris LaCorte as First Signing to Hillary Lindsey Creative Venture, Hang Your Hat Music

23 November 2020

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Jake Gear Joins Hang Your Hat Music as GM/EVP   Nashville-based Concord Music Publishing has entered into an exclusive, creative venture, to jointly sign...

K2 Agency signs Bullet For My Valentine to global deal

23 November 2020

Press release

John Jackson's global booking powerhouse K2 AGENCY have signed modern metal standard bearers, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE to a global...

Miley Cyrus Kicks Off "Amazon Music Holiday Plays"

23 November 2020

Press release

Miley Cyrus Kicks Off "Amazon Music Holiday Plays": A Weekly Concert Experience Featuring Performances and Whimsical Pageantry, December 1, in her...

Defected reveals details for part two in live stream series We Dance As One

23 November 2020

Press release

#AsOne- Pete Tong, Purple Disco Machine, Monki, John Summit, Sef Kombo, Riva Starr and Vintage Culture are among the acts- A...

AI driven talent discovery business Instrumental launches £10million fund to invest directly into independent artists - the Instrumental Music Fund

20 November 2020

Press release

AI driven talent discovery business Instrumental launches £10million fund to invest directly into independent artists - the Instrumental Music Fund Instrumental,...

The Great Escape - The first fifty acts announced

19 November 2020

Press release

ARLO PARKS | BERWYN | HOLLY HUMBERSTONE | BREE RUNWAY | PA SALIEU| AMA | 220 KID | MAE MULLER | BABY QUEEN +...

9 New Voices of Support for Music Venue Trust

19 November 2020

Press release

  To tackle the challenges of 2020 every cause needs its advocates. Music Venue Trust, which works to protect, secure and...

DTS Connected Radio Adds Song Lyrics from LyricFind to its Global Hybrid Radio System

19 November 2020

Press release

Deep collaboration with LyricFind means DTS Connected Radio users can access the world’s largest, most accurate, multi-language lyrics catalogue for...

Tracklib announces partnership with Spinnin’ Records

19 November 2020

Press release

Spinnin’ Artists Firebeatz To Release Song With A Tracklib Sample, And Judge New Producer Contest With the discovery and development of...

IMPEL expands into Japan as NexTone joins

19 November 2020

Press release

NexTone is the only private-sector music copyright admin business in JapanIMPEL has expanded its reach into the Japan with the...

Introducing a New Way to Connect with Canvas Designers

19 November 2020

Press release

We’re expanding access to Canvas and adding a new SoundBetter category to connect musicians with a curated community of visual...

BPI announces election of Fred Jude and Henry Semmence as Independent Label Representatives on BPI Council

19 November 2020

Press release

The BPI announces the election of Fred Jude, MD Snapper Music, and the re-election of Henry Semmence, MD Absolute Label...

Reservoir Announces Joint Venture with Atlantic Screen Music

19 November 2020

Press release

Reservoir has announced a joint venture agreement with Atlantic Screen Music, one of the world’s leading film score and soundtrack...

Jacob Fain joins Elektra Music Group as Senior Vice President, A&R and Head of Research & Analytics

19 November 2020

Press release

  Seasoned executive Jacob Fain has joined Elektra Music Group as Senior Vice President, A&R and Head of Research & Analytics....

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike announce VR performances at Sensorium Galaxy

19 November 2020

Press release

Award-winning DJs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are the latest artists announced to perform a series of shows on the...

Sony/ATV Nashville Acquires River House Artists Catalogue, Signs Joint Venture

19 November 2020

Press release

Sony/ATV Buys River House Artists Catalogue of hits by Luke Combs, Jake Owens, and More; Signs Join Venture Today, Sony/ATV Nashville...

Music and political leaders throw support behind UK Music’s 2020 Music by Numbers report

19 November 2020

Press release

Music industry and political leaders have voiced their strong support for UK Music’s 2020 Music By Numbers report  The report, published...

BPI launches "Membership Inclusion Programme"

19 November 2020

Press release

New scheme of x20 free Full BPI memberships for underrepresented categories aimed at promoting equality & inclusion across the music...

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