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Have we reached 'peak vinyl'?

31 January 2023

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LAST YEAR SAW MORE RECORDS SOLD THAN IN 35 YEARS, BUT HOW IS THE MARKET LOOKING NOW? Predictions for 2023’s...

Utopia sharpens focus on execution and synergy realization with new management team and drive towards sustainable growth

31 January 2023

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In a reorganization aimed at refocusing on its core, Utopia bids farewell to its current CEO and has made several...

Sofi Tukker extends deal with Third Side Music

31 January 2023

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2X Grammy-Nominated Electro Pop Act SOFI TUKKER Extends Exclusive, Worldwide Deal with Independent Music Publisher Third Side Music on the Heels...

Shirin David signs deal with Warner Chappell Music

30 January 2023

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Shirin David, one of the most successful female hip-hop musicians in Germany, has signed a worldwide deal with Warner Chappell...

Thomas Coesfeld to succeed Hartwig Masuch as CEO of BMG

30 January 2023

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- The change in leadership will take place on January 1, 2024 - Hartwig Masuch to remain associated with Bertelsmann long-term as...

peermusic U.K. has signed UK-based band The Reytons to an exclusive, global music publishing deal via a joint venture with Max Music Publishing

30 January 2023

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peermusic U.K. has signed UK-based band The Reytons to an exclusive, global music publishing deal via a joint venture with...

IFPI appoints Adriana Restrepo as Latin America and Caribbean Regional Director

30 January 2023

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   IFPI, the organisation that represents the recording industry worldwide, has appointed Adriana Restrepo to the role of Regional Director for...

Concord Label Group expands German team

30 January 2023

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  Concord Label Group has hired Patricia Dünnebier as Label Manager in Germany.  Reporting to Fred Gillham, MD UK & Europe,...

Warner Music Group announces the launch of Rhythm City, its first persistent music experience on Roblox

30 January 2023

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Rhythm City to introduce users to artists and music through social roleplay, virtual concerts, and mini-music challenges   Warner Music Group (NASDAQ: WMG),...

rightsholder.io Study Reveals Major Gaps and Duplication in Global Song Registration Data for Top GRAMMY Award Categories

30 January 2023

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Song registration with rights societies around the world is critical for proper licensing and royalty collection, but current methods of...

Concord Music Publishing acquires catalog of country songwriter and producer Corey Crowder

28 January 2023

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Concord Will Also Publish Crowder's Future Works   Today, Concord Music Publishing announced the signing and catalog acquisition of top country music songwriter and...

UK Americana Music Awards 2023 Winners

27 January 2023

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Allison Russell and Elles Bailey lead the way with two awards each Nods for Alison Krauss & Robert Plant, Ferris &...

The Return of The Young Music Boss Awards 2023: Nominations Announced!

27 January 2023

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A unique awards programme celebrating the outstanding achievements of the music industry’s unsung heroes.   Young Music Boss (YMB) welcomes the new year...

So.co Music Photographer of the Year Awards

27 January 2023

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THE BRAND-NEW INAUGURAL AWARDS CELEBRATING THE EXCELLENCE OF MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHERS AROUND THE WORLD ENTRY IS FREE AND OPEN NOW    Featuring six categories...

Warner Music Group releases 2022 annual ESG report

27 January 2023

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2022 report reaffirms commitment to ESG, including through new targets on People, Workplace, and DEI agendas, and the announcement of...

One House and Aerial Launch World's First Emissions Reduction Platform for Touring Artists and DJs

26 January 2023

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One House, the world's fastest growing talent development company and Aerial, the sustainable living platform, are announcing a tool for measuring,...

The Sandbox and Warner Music Group announce virtual release party for Spinnin’ Records’ World’s Biggest Demo Drop DJ contest

26 January 2023

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Major DJ talent contest will celebrate two “firsts” with online party in The Sandbox and winning demo releases as NFTs through LGND...

In 2022 PPL paid out £244.9m to 165,000 performers and recording rightsholders

26 January 2023

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Today UK music licensing company PPL announces that, in 2022, it paid out £244.9 million (7.1% increase from £228.7 million...

+1 Records And Exceleration Music Forge Strategic Partnership

26 January 2023

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Exceleration Invests In +1’s Catalog And The Companies Form A Partnership For Future Releases 2023 Releases Will Include Music From Rejjie...

BBC Radio 1 DJ &TV presenter Jordan North has been announced as the host for Stand Up To Cancer at Union Chapel

26 January 2023

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BBC Radio 1 DJ &TV presenter Jordan North has today been announced as the host for Stand Up To Cancer...

Stormzy confirmed to perform at The BRIT Awards 2023 with Mastercard

26 January 2023

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Saturday 11th February, The O2 arena Exclusively broadcast on ITV1 and ITVX   The BRIT Awards 2023 with Mastercard today announce that acclaimed...

Amazon Music app arrives on Sky Glass, Sky Stream and Sky Q

26 January 2023

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Amazon and Sky deepen existing partnership with the arrival of the Amazon Music app   The Amazon Music app has arrived on...

Alika, Pupil Slicer and Shygirl among the latest artists to receive PPL Momentum Music Fund support

26 January 2023

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8 talented UK-based artists to receive the ground-breaking PPL Momentum Music Fund in its latest round Next deadline: 6th March 2023 at...

Reservoir announces new deal with rock and roll icon Dion

26 January 2023

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Reservoir Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSVR) (“Reservoir” or the “Company”), an award-winning independent music company, today announced a new deal with...

MIDƐM+23: the successful beginnings of a new generation MIDEM

26 January 2023

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This prequel and collaborative edition of the new MIDƐM+, held from January 19 to 21, 2023 in Cannes, assembled artists...

Sas Metcalfe To Step Down As Chief Creative Officer of Kobalt Music

26 January 2023

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Kobalt announced that its Chief Creative Officer, Sas Metcalfe, will be stepping down effective February 28, 2023. Metcalfe was Kobalt’s...

Universal Music Group elevates Roey Hershkovitz to Vice President of Sound & Picture

26 January 2023

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Hershkovitz Named Head of West Coast Studios and Member of UMG’s Audio Leadership Team   Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader...

‘Taking Music Business Education Out Of The Classroom’

25 January 2023

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MUBUTV Is Set To Relaunch February 28, 2023A Variety of New Content Slated Including The Debut of the ‘MUBUTV: Insider...

TuneCore has appointed rapper Papoose as Head of Hip Hop

25 January 2023

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TuneCore, the leading development partner for self-releasing artists—owned by Believe, one of the world’s leading digital music companies—has announced...

Sam Tompkins has signed a worldwide (excluding AZ and NZ) publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music

25 January 2023

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British singer-songwriter and musician, Sam Tompkins has signed a worldwide (excluding AZ and NZ) publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music,...

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