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Spotify introduces personalised playlists for pets along with ‘My Dog’s Favourite Podcast’

15 January 2020

Press release

74% of UK owners play music for their pets and 8 in 10 believe their pets like music Nearly three quarters...

Lucy Rose launches new independent record label, Real Kind Records.

15 January 2020

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- LUCY ROSE LAUNCHES NEW INDEPENDENT RECORD LABEL, REAL KIND RECORDS WITH COMMUNION RECORDS  - REVEALS FIRST ALBUM RELEASE BY OKLAHOMAN...

Live DMA Survey Report: Live Music Venues data 2017 (publication January 2020)

15 January 2020

Press release

Live DMA is a European umbrella association for live music venues across Europe. An extensive report about the activities and...

Metal icons Sepultura sign with BMG

15 January 2020

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Brazilian metal superstars Sepultura have signed to BMG for the release of their forthcoming new album Quadra in Latin America.  Formed...

BMG signs deal with sampling service Tracklib

15 January 2020

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International music company BMG has signed a deal with Tracklib, the Stockholm-based sampling service that has revolutionized sample clearance. BMG...

Aaron Randall and Bill Ashton appointed Managing Directors of Songkick

14 January 2020

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Aaron Randall and Bill Ashton have been named as the new Managing Directors of Songkick, the global live music discovery...

BBC Asian Network announces Future Sounds 2020 list

14 January 2020

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BBC Asian Network has announced its Future Sounds 2020 list. Celebrating the next generation of British Asian talent tipped for...

KondZilla signs with The Orchard for global distribution

14 January 2020

Press release

The deal includes partnership of KondZilla's YouTube Channel; one of the largest channels in the world.  The Orchard and Brazilian YouTube Star/multimedia...

BRITs Week Together With O2 For War Child returns for its 6th year

14 January 2020

Press release

Bastille, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Bombay Bicycle Club, YUNGBLUD, Sigrid, Tom Walker, Louis Tomlinson, Jack Savoretti, Gang of Youths, Tom...

UK Music CEO urges PM Boris Johnson to protect music industry in Whitehall

14 January 2020

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Outgoing UK Music CEO Michael Dugher has urged the Government to ensure the music industry is protected amid speculation about...

Statement from Warner Chappell Music regarding Spotify and India

14 January 2020

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Spotify and Warner Chappell have signed a multi-territory licensing agreement. This agreement includes India, and therefore the parties have jointly...

Universal Music UK launches in-house agency The Square, Jack Fryer promoted to Managing Director

14 January 2020

Press release

Universal Music UK has launched The Square, an in-house agency aimed at the intersection between big data, human insight, strategy...

Delic secures investment that will enable MVP release in February 2020

14 January 2020

Press release

  Edinburgh based Delic recently closed a £250,000 pre-seed round, led by Velocity EIS Technology Fund. Velocity joins the board as...

Orville Peck announced as first 2020 Apple Music Up Next artist

14 January 2020

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  Up Next Short Shot on iPhone 11 Debuts Exclusively on Apple Music Today   Watch the trailer HERE     Apple Music today announced country crooner Orville...

BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Hot For 2020 list revealed

13 January 2020

Press release

BBC Radio 1Xtra has named fifteen exciting acts for the station’s Hot For 2020 list. The list, compiled annually by...

Spotify couples up with ITV to create official Love Island playlist - the hot spot where fans can find the music from the series

13 January 2020

Press release

Fans can find the ‘Sounds of Love Island’ series 6 on the official Spotify playlist Love Island started on Sunday 12th January,...

Sentric acquires Big World Publishing

13 January 2020

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Sentric Music Group has acquired Big World Publishing. Founded by Patrick Meads in 2000, Big World Publishing is an independent publisher...

Johnny Minardi Promoted to VP, A&R at Elektra Music Group

13 January 2020

Press release

Elektra Music Group (EMG) has announced that Johnny Minardi has been upped to Vice President of A&R. Among his notable...

Celeste wins BBC Music’s Sound of 2020

09 January 2020

Press release

Celeste has been crowned the winner of BBC Music’s Sound Of 2020.  The British-Jamaican singer was chosen by a panel of...

Hipgnosis acquires music catalogue from Emile Haynie

09 January 2020

Press release

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

Chairman of Eclipse Global Entertainment and COO & CFO of Hearst UK join the Board of One Media iP

09 January 2020

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One Media iP is delighted to announce that music mogul Brian Berg, Chairman of Eclipse Global Entertainment, and Claire Blunt,...

Bauer Media appoints Rebecca Frank as KISS Content Director

09 January 2020

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Bauer Media has appointed Rebecca Frank as KISS Content Director  In this role, Rebecca will lead the content vision, strategy and...

Nigel Elderton reappointed as Chairman of PRS

09 January 2020

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Nigel Elderton, Managing Director and European President of peermusic, has been reappointed as Chairman of Performing Right Society Limited by...

Saban Music Group announces worldwide distribution and marketing alliance with Universal Music Group

09 January 2020

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Saban Music Group (SMG), a music company backed by worldwide entertainment industry pioneer Haim Saban, today announces a global distribution...

Independent Venue Week 2020

08 January 2020

Press release

INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK 2020 CELEBRATES WITH INTIMATE LIVE SHOWS AND TOURS, A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY & NEW LIVE RECORD RELEASE INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK’S 2020 AMBASSADOR:...

MQA and Bluesound Team Up with British Music Tastemakers to Present 'The Master Sessions'

08 January 2020

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SEED Ensemble and Theon Cross to Perform Exclusive Live Sets   Bluesound, the premium audio brand and MQA, the pioneering music technology...

AWAL Hires Pete Giberga as Head of A&R

08 January 2020

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AWAL, Kobalt’s recording company, today announced the hiring of Pete Giberga as Head of A&R, North America. Based in Kobalt’s...

Merlin appoints Jeremy Sirota as the new Chief Executive Officer

08 January 2020

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Sirota joins from Facebook’s Music Team Merlin diversifies its board, adding eight new executives from Australia, Brazil, Nigeria, the Netherlands, North...

UK trade mission aims to boost British music in China

07 January 2020

Press release

Applications now being accepted for mission to China: 30th March – 4th April 2020 Download the application form here – https://bit.ly/36tfMtO   A UK music industry...

Hipgnosis acquires Tom DeLonge catalogue

07 January 2020

Press release

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

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