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South London's Sound Lounge hosts 'Tapestry Rewoven' 50th anniversary livestream

20 February 2021

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KT Tunstall leads distinguished cast of British artists including Robert Vincent, Jo Harman, Charlie Dore, Danni Nicholls and Hannah White...

Jody Friedman, Award-Winning Songwriter, Music Supervisor & Producer, Joins Rocket Songs

20 February 2021

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   Online song marketplace and licensing platform, Rocket Songs, welcomes music supervisor, songwriter and producer Jody Aaron Friedman as its new Director...

Astralwerks, Universal Music Group and The Lego Group introduce DJ/producer L.L.A.M.A with first single and video, "Shake" Ft. Ne-Yo and Carmen Deleon

19 February 2021

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"Shake" Available Now Via DSPs And On The LEGO® VIDIYO™ App  L.L.A.M.A Is First LEGO Minifigure Signed To A Record Label View Official Video &...

Roger Sanchez signs to Sentric’s Black Rock Division

19 February 2021

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Sanchez is the latest leading electronic music artist to sign an exclusive songwriting agreement with the independent publisher  Sentric’s concierge electronic...

rightsHUB launches online music rights data enrichment tool “DataDoktor”

18 February 2021

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- DataDoktor helps music rights holders clean, enrich, enhance and update their rights data- New customers include Marathon Music Group,...

A.I. music discovery platform Andrson launches #ReWrapped

18 February 2021

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Discover your new favourite artists, influenced by your musical taste from last year- New artist recommendations based on a user’s...

UK Music chief warns Boris Johnson’s reopening roadmap must include live music events to save jobs and boost economy

18 February 2021

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UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin is urging Boris Johnson to include live music in his roadmap out of Covid-19...

ASCAP launches On The Come Up United Kingdom to showcase emerging British talent

18 February 2021

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Breakout Indie Star Alfie Templeman Featured in First Virtual Event on 18 FebruaryASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and...

£1 Billion Exports Opportunity Beckons for British Music

18 February 2021

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New BPI report highlights how streaming can drive music exports to more than £1 billion by 2030 with UK Government...

First ever UK live music body - formed to tackle unprecedented challenges from COVID-19, Brexit and beyond

18 February 2021

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UK live music industry launches new overarching industry federation as voice of the businessLIVE (Live music industry, venue and entertainment)...

Beatchain Announces Partnership with Royalty Collection Service Songtrust

18 February 2021

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In its continuing mission to help democratize promotion and discovery in the music industry, marketing and distribution platform Beatchain is...

Big Hit Entertainment and Universal Music Group announce expanded strategic partnership

18 February 2021

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The two global companies to collaborate across multiple projects and technology platforms including Big Hit's Weverse and Venewlive to help...

Ostereo Publishing and Distiller Music agree global sub-publishing deal

18 February 2021

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London based independent music company Distiller Music and Ostereo Publishing have announced a global sub-publishing partnership. Distiller Publishing, the music publishing...

Concert TV launches a spectacular digital show that puts the viewer in charge of what they watch

18 February 2021

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Who will perform? You decide. That is the question poised by Concert TV, a fresh viewing platform designed to bring the...

Universal Music Group launches Virgin Music Label and Artist Services

18 February 2021

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Iconic Virgin Music brand revitalized as a powerful new global network supporting music’s best label entrepreneurs and independent artists New...

Concord Music Publishing signs drill music producer Yoz Beatz

18 February 2021

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  Today, Concord Music Publishing announced the signing of one of the leading producers shaping the sound of drill music around the...

Ditto Music launches industry access initiative to support BLM movement

17 February 2021

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  Developed to improve working-class and minority representation in the music industry  Includes training sessions, workshops and networking fair for those looking...

Blue Raincoat Music Publishing/Reservoir acquires D:Ream principal songwriter Peter Cunnah’s catalogue

17 February 2021

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  Blue Raincoat Music Publishing in conjunction with Reservoir have acquired the catalogue of 90s dance/pop D:Ream founder, vocalist and principal...

AWAL Signs Worldwide Recordings Deal with Payton

17 February 2021

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Acclaimed Musical Talent and Viral Creator with Millions of Fans on TikTok, Instagram and Youtube, Inks Recording Deal   AWAL today announced...

Jamendo strengthens its team with the arrival of Theo Short, former Product Manager at Skype (Microsoft)

17 February 2021

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Jamendo, the pioneer music platform for DIY artists founded in 2004, appoints Theo Short as Product Manager in order to...

Former Shazam & LyricFind Executive Will Mills joins Audoo

17 February 2021

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Today, Audoo a London based music-tech company that has created state of the art technology to analyse & report public...

Warner Chappell Music and Love Renaissance announce leading-edge publishing partnership

17 February 2021

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                                                                                                                                     Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has entered into a dynamic publishing partnership with...

#ILoveLive Prize Draw campaign

17 February 2021

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In 2020 the first #ILoveLive prize draw raised £546,000 for the charity Stagehand helping music and road crew in desperate...

Grammy award winner and 2021 nominee Jacob Collier renews publishing agreement with Concord Music Publishing

17 February 2021

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Concord Music Publishing announces the renewal of the worldwide publishing agreement of multi-GRAMMY award winning artist, songwriter, composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist...

Digital Rights Tech Innovator Pex Announces $57m in New Funding

17 February 2021

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Pex, the market leader in digital rights technology, is announcing a $57m investment round. The round was joined by existing...

Applications open for EMMMA - the second edition of European Mentorship Programme for Music Managers

17 February 2021

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Deadline closes 01 March 2021 at midnight Confirmed mentors include managers for artists like MoStack, Hinds, Napkey, Hildur, Ruben Hein, WOJTEK...

Dan Gopal appointed Chief Commercial Officer of PRS for Music

17 February 2021

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PRS for Music is pleased to announce that Dan Gopal has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer and will take up the position on 1 March...

Evidence session: Economics of music streaming

17 February 2021

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Tuesday 23 February, 15.15  Watch LIVE on parliamentlive.tv    Spotify, Apple and Amazon to face questions from MPs in music streaming inquiry  Senior executives from streaming platforms Spotify, Apple and Amazon appear before MPs next week...

Virgin Media picks Karl Zine's single 'Greenscreen' for major sync

17 February 2021

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Karl Zine’s 2020 debut single ‘Greenscreen’ has been chosen as the soundtrack to Virgin Media’s major new advertising campaign ‘Faster...

Music industry welcomes Government firm commitment to save touring in Europe following Commons evidence session

17 February 2021

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The largest bodies representing musicians, the Incorporated Society of Musicians and the Musicians' Union, have welcomed the UK Government's firm...

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