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The first ever comprehensive book on the history of Decca

10 April 2019

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DECCA  THE SUPREME RECORD COMPANYTHE STORY OF DECCA RECORDS 1929-2019 FEATURING RARE & UNSEEN ARCHIVE MATERIAL OF DAVID BOWIE, LUCIANO PAVAROTTI, DAME...

Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Argentinian trap star and songwriter, Ecko.

10 April 2019

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Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Argentinian trap star...

PPL achieves largest ever Q1 distribution of international revenue

10 April 2019

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PPL has announced a record Quarter 1 (Q1) distribution of international revenue, distributing £16.1m collected from more than 50 collective...

Record Store Day UK - The Mighty Boosh

09 April 2019

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Record Store Day UK goes on a journey through time and space to bring you the official UK ambassadors of...

Hipgnosis Songs Fund

09 April 2019

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Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (“Hipgnosis” or the “Company”) Acquisition of Music Catalogue The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and its Investment...

UK Hitmaker Weiss signs deal with Island Records

09 April 2019

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The London based DJ and producer first made an impact with his 2013 hit 'My Sister', which reached #1 on...

Bucks Music Management signs Duck Blackwell

09 April 2019

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Writer and producer has recently worked with Louis Tomlinson and Armin Van Buuren  Bucks Music Management has signed writer and producer...

R&R Records sets joint venture with Warner Bros. Records

09 April 2019

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Label Founded in 2016 by Ben Persky and Mason Klein First Signings are Dijon and Wens  R&R Records has inked a joint...

Sounds magazine returns

08 April 2019

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Sounds launched in 1971 and was juxtaposed to the weeklies of the time, Melody Maker and NME as it sought...

Help Musicians UK opens round two of its 360-degree fund for music creators Do It Differently

08 April 2019

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The pivotal fund for independent music creators offers a support package across creative, wellbeing and business   Help Musicians UK, the independent charity...

BPI response to Online Harms White Paper

08 April 2019

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Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI & BRIT Awards, said: "The BPI welcomes the global lead the UK government is taking to...

New Additions Bring Music Venue Trust’s Patron Base to 50

08 April 2019

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Over the 5 years since its launch, Music Venue Trust has steadily built its roster of key supporters, welcoming artists,...

UK Music says Government must not waste 'once-in-a-generation opportunity' to protect our culture and creative industries from online harm

08 April 2019

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UK Music has welcomed the Government's proposals to make big tech take greater responsibility for content they host, but urged...

Nigerian streaming platform uduX and Universal Music Group announce licensing partnership

08 April 2019

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Universal Music Group becomes first music company to partner with Nigerian music streaming start-up Nigerian music streaming service uduX and Universal...

Ed Sheeran’s first South African tour breaks ticket sales record

08 April 2019

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AEG presents promotes the biggest shows in South African historyEd Sheeran, whose last album Divide featured in the global Top...

Music Makers

07 April 2019

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Julie Bennett and Gerald O’Dowd: Exploring the interplay of art and music Private View: Thursday 4 April 6-9.30pm Closing Party: Monday...

IFPI Appoints Jenny Wong as Asia Regional Director

05 April 2019

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IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has announced the appointment of Jenny Wong as Asia Regional...

PPL’s gender pay gap results

05 April 2019

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2018 figures here. The median gender pay gap is 2.0% in favour of women, and our mean gender pay gap...

Decca announces V&A Event - featuring rare Bowie videos, performances from Sheku Kanneh-Mason and more

04 April 2019

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On Sunday 5th May, Decca Records partners with London’s prestigious V&A for a day of family fun, and music and...

Pablo Diaz-Reixa, the Latin Grammy winner known as ‘El Guincho’, has signed a renewed worldwide deal with Warner/Chappell Music

04 April 2019

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Pablo Diaz-Reixa, the Latin Grammy winner known as ‘El Guincho’, has signed a renewed worldwide deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the...

Olga FitzRoy and Rhiannon Mair Join The MPG’s Executive Board

04 April 2019

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The two women were elected at an Extraordinary General meeting held in London on April 2nd 2019.     The Music Producers Guild...

Deezer appoints Nigel Harding as its new VP of Artist Marketing

04 April 2019

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Deezer, the global music streaming service, has appointed Nigel Harding as its new VP of Artist Marketing. Nigel will lead Deezer’s...

UTA's Neil Warnock receives his MBE for series to Music and Charity

04 April 2019

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Neil Warnock, Global Head of Touring at United Talent Agency, receiving his MBE for services to Music and Charity at...

Bauer Media appoints Paul Keenan and Rob Munro-Hall to new international roles

04 April 2019

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Bauer Media has appointed Paul Keenan President of Audio at Bauer Media Group, and Rob Munro-Hall as Co-Head of Bauer...

Sony/ATV signs Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock through new JV Twentyseven Music Publishing

04 April 2019

Press release

JV pairs industry veteran Barry Weiss and songwriter Jenna Andrews Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal with Jade Thirlwall...

Capitol Music Group/Caroline signs agreement with global K-Pop superstars NCT 127 through SM Entertainment

04 April 2019

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WILL PROVIDE DISTRIBUTION AND EXTENSIVE MARKETING SERVICES FOR MOST GLOBAL TERRITORIESCapitol Music Group (CMG) & Caroline, their independent distribution and...

AIF adds 3 new Board members at AGM

03 April 2019

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Rewind Festival’s Katt Lingard, Boardmasters’ Kevin Moore and Nozstock’s Rob Nosworthy join 8 existing Board members The Association of Independent Festivals...

HMV partners with Tixserve for next-gen digital tickets

03 April 2019

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HMV has partnered with Tixserve to provide secure, content-rich, next-generation digital tickets for in-store events. Tixserve is a Software as a...

The Music Managers Forum announce role changes for Fiona McGugan & Joseph Lever

03 April 2019

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  Fiona is made Strategy & Operations Director, Joseph is now Industry Relations & Events Manager MMF membership increases 25% year-on-year to...

BMG names new leadership in Continental Europe and Germany

03 April 2019

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Dominique Kulling appointed EVP Continental Europe Repertoire & Marketing BMG has promoted Dominique Kulling to EVP Continental Europe Repertoire & Marketing, responsible...

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