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AWAL partners with Creative Futures Collective to launch AWAL Futures Program

21 May 2024

Press release

  AWAL has partnered with the LA-based networking and mentoring program Creative Futures Collective to launch the AWAL Futures program, with...

Full Fat opens applications for summer 2024 pro-bono scheme

21 May 2024

Press release

Apply here Applications open: 21st May Deadline: 21st June  Since 2020, Full Fat has pledged to commit an annual pro-bono budget to charitable organisations...

The Other Songs Live celebrates songwriters in spectacular showcase at the London Palladium

21 May 2024

Press release

 CAT STEVENS DUETS “FATHER AND SON” WITH TOM ODELL IN SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE   BERNIE TAUPIN DISCUSSES PARTNERSHIP WITH ELTON, TEASES NEW...

TCE Presents & Broadwick Live reveal debut venue in NYC under new partnership

21 May 2024

Press release

BROOKLYN STOREHOUSE IS A TRANSFORMATIVE 104,000 SQ FT CULTURAL SPACE IN BROOKLYN NAVY YARD   TCE PRESENTS & BROADWICK LIVE, two of the...

BEAT Music Fund Closes Deal with GRAMMY-nominated Artist Jax Jones

21 May 2024

Press release

Armada Music Group’s acquisition arm continues upward momentum with latest move including a deal with singer-songwriter AMBA SHEPHERD and new...

Groundbreaking new AI-powered radio airplay monitoring platform Radiostats launches

20 May 2024

Press release

Developed by Songstats, Radiostats is a groundbreaking, AI-powered radio airplay monitoring platform that stands to transform the way artists, labels, and promoters monitor radio...

The Mechanical Licensing Collective Brings Legal Action for Unpaid Royalties Against Spotify USA

17 May 2024

Press release

Complaint asserts Spotify has underpaid The MLC for royalties due under the compulsory mechanical blanket license.     The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The...

Billie Eilish - #HITMEHARDANDSOFT takeover

17 May 2024

Press release

Today, TikTok is excited to unveil the #HITMEHARDANDSOFT takeover in celebration of Billie Eilish's new album, Hit Me Hard and Soft launching Friday, 5/17.   Fans...

Sony Music Publishing Promotes Nasra Artan to Head of International A&R

17 May 2024

Press release

Sony Music Publishing today announced the promotion of Nasra Artan to the new position of Head of International A&R, effective...

KT Tunstall to receive an Ivor Novello award for Outstanding Song Collection

17 May 2024

Press release

CELEBRATING HER CREATIVE OUTPUT AND SONGWRITING ABILITY ACROSS A PROLIFIC 20-YEAR CAREER AMAZON MUSIC EXCLUSIVELY RELEASES UNHEARD DEMO OF KT TUNSTALL'S...

ATC and Raw Power join forces to create artist management powerhouse

17 May 2024

Press release

ATC Management is delighted to announce a majority investment in Raw Power Management, bringing together two of the UK's most...

Rajar Q1 2024 - editorial

17 May 2024

Editorial

Now here's a stat to confound and bemuse all the naysayers who'll try to convince you that nobody listens to...

beatBread brings business affairs in-house with new appointment

17 May 2024

Press release

    beatBread (www.beatBread.com), the AI-driven funding platform for music that enables artists and labels to access growth capital while maintaining ownership...

Survey reveals growing demand for environmentally friendly vinyl records

16 May 2024

Press release

Research from Key Production reveals over two thirds (69%) of vinyl consumers would buy more if records were made more...

Sony Music Publishing Acquires Kevin Parker’s Complete Song Catalog, Expands Global Deal

16 May 2024

Press release

Deal extends longstanding partnership, encompassing catalog and future works Sony Music Publishing today announced it has acquired the catalog of award-winning...

TikTok LIVE's Gimme The Mic returns with SoundOn

16 May 2024

Press release

Gimme The Mic, TikTok LIVE's global talent competition to discover new musical talent is back for 2024, this time in...

Global growth!

16 May 2024

Press release

  Global delivered an incredible set of RAJAR figures for Quarter 1 (1 January – 31 March 2024), with a record-breaking 27.6...

AIM Independent Music Awards 2024 Return to Roundhouse – Submissions Open!

15 May 2024

Press release

Fourth Roundhouse edition takes place Thursday 17th October More inclusive than ever, with several categories free to enterTastemaker awards celebrates the...

Broma 16 expands with new YouTube and collecting society deals

15 May 2024

Press release

Broma 16 expands with new YouTube and collecting society deals Music licensing hub Broma16 is expanding with its latest deals,...

New initiative, The Alternative Conservatoire is offering transformational solutions for the future of music education

15 May 2024

Press release

  The Alternative Conservatoire is a multi-disciplinary accelerator course for young music creators who defy conventional categorisation Partnerships with Nonclassical, GOKUMI Ensemble,...

PMY Group and Audoo announce global partnership, audio meter integration enhances public performance reporting at large-scale events

15 May 2024

Press release

   Partnership sees the Audoo Audio Meter™ integrated into tech stacks at major events.  This rollout bolsters Audoo's global expansion, and mission...

The Script sign global deal with BMG

15 May 2024

Press release

  The Script are set to embark upon a fresh chapter in their hugely successful career with the news that they...

Ralph W Peer named Managing Director of Peermusic UK

15 May 2024

Press release

  Ralph W. Peer has been named Managing Director, peermusic UK, expanding his role within the world’s premiere independent music publishing firm...

Sun Label Group Launches to Honor Musical Legacies and Shape the Future of Sound

15 May 2024

Press release

Celebrating 160 Years of Musical Heritage with a Vision for Tomorrow   Sun Label Group has officially launched under its parent company, Primary Wave...

FKP Scorpio Entertainment (FKPE) announces major UK & European expansion plans

14 May 2024

Press release

FKP SCORPIO ENTERTAINMENT (FKPE) ANNOUNCES MAJOR UK & EUROPEAN EXPANSION PLANS FOR EXHIBITIONS, FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT, COMEDY, SPOKEN WORD AND SPECIAL...

Apple Music celebrates the greatest records ever made with the launch of inaugural 100 Best Albums list

14 May 2024

Press release

    A 10-day countdown kicks off today with the reveal of albums 100-91, featuring works from Solange; Tyler, The Creator; George...

AIMP Followup Statement on Spotify’s Bundling Plans, Cutting Publisher Royalties by Estimated $150m

14 May 2024

Press release

The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) — including Michael Lau (National Chair and New York Chapter President), Marc Caruso (Los Angeles...

UK trio Flo sign exclusively to PPL for international royalties collection

14 May 2024

Press release

  The BRITs-winning group FLO have agreed a deal with PPL for the collection of their international neighbouring rights royalties. The...

Could a soundtrack change Rishi Sunak's chances of election success?

14 May 2024

Press release

  'Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now' by McFadden & White is the soundtrack most likely to win voters back round for...

Downtown Music Launches Downtown Royalties & Financial Services Division

14 May 2024

Press release

Downtown Music (Downtown), the world's leading independent service provider to the global music industry, has today announced the launch of...

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