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Former Spotify Artist-in-Residence D.A.Wallach, YouTube Content ID Creator David King join JAAK as Advisors

07 December 2018

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●  Former head of UK copyright at UMPG Dom Lovett, Alina Colceag, Hari Ashurst- Venn, Philippe Rixhon and Samir Rashed...

MelodyVR launches exclusive event with Liam Payne

07 December 2018

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MelodyVR’s first live Virtual Reality Broadcast from a secret London location   The event will be presented to Liam’s fans around the...

Hipgnosis Songs Fund acquires TMS catalogue

07 December 2018

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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...

EU Commission publishes first ‘Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List’

07 December 2018

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Report highlights continuing threat of music copyright infringement, including stream ripping sites The European Commission today published its inaugural Counterfeit and...

Producer Hugh Padgham To Receive Top Honour At The 2019 Music Producers Guild Awards

06 December 2018

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This internationally acclaimed producer will receive the PPL sponsored MPG Award For Outstanding Contribution to UK Music in London next...

AIM announces brand new sync conference, AIM Sync

05 December 2018

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The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced a new international sync licensing conference named AIM Sync. Taking place on...

Qwire Expands Board of Directors, Adds Two Prominent Media Leaders

05 December 2018

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Qwire, the SaaS company aiming to transform music for picture, has added two highly experienced media executives and thinkers to...

Camelphat signs to RCA Records

05 December 2018

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British DJ and production duo CamelPhat signed to RCA Records on Friday 30.11.18.   Mike Di Scala and Dave Whelan are CamelPhat,...

FastForward kicks off 2019 plans with speakers for FastForward: Amsterdam, and dates for FastForward: Sydney

05 December 2018

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FastForward announces it will kick off 2019 in style - once again - with the return of its flagship music...

Kurt Weill estate entrusts priceless catalogue to BMG

05 December 2018

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BMG is honored to announce that the estate of legendary German-born composer Kurt Weill has agreed to entrust to BMG...

Universal Production Music UK signs Liquid Cinema

05 December 2018

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Universal Production Music U.K., a division of Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM), today announced it has signed Liquid Cinema to...

The BRIT Awards 2019 with Mastercard

04 December 2018

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Award designed by Sir David Adjaye OBE revealed today   The BRIT Awards with Mastercard today release the first official images of...

Sentric and Riptide Music Group form Strategic Partnership

04 December 2018

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Partnership sees creation of a global, independent one stop shopDeal establishes Sentric in North America and marks Riptide's launch in...

Spotify reveals the most streamed artists, tracks and albums of 2018

04 December 2018

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Drake was the most streamed artist in the UK and worldwide in 2018 Drake’s ‘God’s Plan’ was the most streamed track,...

Apple's 'Best Of 2018'

04 December 2018

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Apple's 'Best Of 2018' highlights the top-selling and most-streamed Music, Apps, Games, Podcasts and Books of the year as well as...

Mixcloud launches Select, a pioneering fan-to-creator audio subscription service.

04 December 2018

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  - Listeners can now subscribe to individual Mixcloud channels to directly support and get closer to their favorite creators - Mixcloud’s...

MOBO Help Musicians Fund supports a further 20 music creators with £40,000 in round two of the grant programme

03 December 2018

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Awardees span jazz, hip hop, electronic, blues, soul, reggae and more from across the UK     Help Musicians UK (HMUK) and MOBO Trust are proud to...

Bucks inks sub publishing agreement with Mushroom

03 December 2018

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Deal becomes active from January 1 2019Companies will represent each other in their home territories of the UK and AustraliaBucks...

Attitude is Everything's Suzanne Bull MBE to discuss accessibility and live music with acclaimed US artist Gaelynn Lea

03 December 2018

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Conversation will be moderated by BBC's Nicola Stanbridge before Gaelynn's performance at London's Café OTO on Friday December 14th The all-accessible...

Record Store Day 2019 to take place on Saturday 13th April

03 December 2018

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Record Store Day and Sound Performance to also return with Unsigned CompetitionRecord Store Day returns for its 12th edition in...

Jess Keeley-Carter named SVP, Global Digital Marketing for WMG Recorded Music

03 December 2018

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Former Facebook Exec Reports to Warner Music’s Chief Global Marketing Officer  Jess Keeley-Carter has been named Senior Vice President of...

Dave Gibson signs worldwide co-publishing agreement with BMG

03 December 2018

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Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Dave Gibson has signed a new worldwide co-publishing agreement with BMG to continue representing his rapidly growing and...

Wintel 2018 announces new global market share analysis of the independent music sector

03 December 2018

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Independents Now Represent 39.9% of Global Recorded MusicOverall Revenues Up 10.9% Year on Year, Global Streaming Revenues up 46%  WINTEL 2018...

New rounds of Transmission and Fusion funds see Help Musicians UK award 22 creators over £45,000

01 December 2018

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Help Musicians UK's Fusion Fund distributes £30,000 across 7 new projects in Wales while Transmission supports 15 music creators' career...

New wave of delegates set for FOCUS Wales 2019

01 December 2018

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FOCUS Wales have announced an exciting new wave of delegates and performers for the 2019 international showcase festival, which takes...

Kaytranada signs to RCA Records & releases new EP Nothin Like U / Chances

30 November 2018

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Canadian artist and producer KAYTRANADA shares a new EP, NOTHIN LIKE U / CHANCES via RCA Records. Click HERE to listen.  NOTHIN LIKE U /...

The Soundtrack of 2018: Rap reigns supreme in UK music as Deezer reveals the most streamed artists and tracks of the year

30 November 2018

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Rap and hip hop have been revealed as the nation's most popular music genre of 2018, experiencing a huge surge...

Britain's creative industries break the £100 billion barrier

29 November 2018

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  ·         New figures show bumper growth in Britain's film, TV, music and advertising industries ·         Department for Digital, Culture, Media and...

Critics’ Choice Award shortlist announced

29 November 2018

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LEWIS CAPALDIMAHALIASAM FENDERWinner to be announced Friday 7th DecemberThe BRIT Awards exclusively broadcast live on ITV - Wednesday 20th February...

Robert Ashcroft to step down as Chief Executive of PRS for Music in 2019

29 November 2018

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Robert Ashcroft has announced that he will step down as Chief Executive of PRS for Music on the tenth anniversary...

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