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Reservoir signs Platinum-selling EDM producer Illenium to a worldwide publishing deal

14 September 2020

Press release

  Reservoir has announced the signing of Platinum-selling EDM producer Nick Miller, PKA Illenium, to a worldwide publishing deal. The deal...

UK Voice star Donel, signs major US record & publishing deals

14 September 2020

Press release

18 year old signs with Warner Records  Inks publishing deal with Sony/ATV Donel, 18-year-old star of The Voice UK, has signed a major...

ASCAP plans 2020 Country, Christian and London Music Awards in popular social media format

14 September 2020

Press release

ASCAP Christian Music Awards Kick Off Fall Virtual Awards Season October 7 - 8   ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors...

Super Hi-Fi adds Tristan Jehan to advisory board

14 September 2020

Press release

Former Spotify Head of Research Joins the Fast-Growing AI Audio Tech Service to Advance Music Industry Innovation  Super Hi-Fi (www.superhifi.com), the company...

Bauer Media launches #RadioRave On Tour, four weekends of shows played simultaneously across 7 European countries

13 September 2020

Press release

The shows will be hosted from London, Copenhagen, Oslo and Krakow   Following the success of #RadioRave earlier this year, Bauer Media has announced the launch of #RadioRave...

TikTok releases its summer hits of 2020

13 September 2020

Press release

  TikTok has today released its summer hits of 2020 in the UK, the first time ever it's released its biggest...

Jin Jin, Tom Gray and Daniel Kidane join The Ivors Academy Board

11 September 2020

Press release

Three of the country’s most exciting songwriters and composers - Jin Jin, Tom Gray and Daniel Kidane - have become...

Hipgnosis Songs Fund acquires Chrissie Hynde’s music publishing catalogue

11 September 2020

Press release

The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, the first and only UK listed investment company offering investors a pure-play exposure...

Hipgnosis acquires Big Deal Music Group

10 September 2020

Press release

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (“Hipgnosis” or the “Company”) Acquisition of Big Deal Music, to be rebranded Hipgnosis Songs Group with immediate...

RIAA releases 2020 mid-year data on US consumer listening and recorded music revenues

10 September 2020

Press release

Paid Streaming Subscription Growth Offsets Fall in Physical and Downloads, and Slowing Ad-Supported Streaming Revenues   The Recording Industry Association of America...

Universal Music Group and Daddy Yankee, Global Superstar and Reggaeton Icon, Strike Multifaceted Global Strategic Partnership

10 September 2020

Press release

Anuel AA and Kendo Kaponi Join Daddy Yankee on ‘Don Don,’ New Song to be Released on Friday New Single Available...

Australia, Canada and the UK present the inaugural Country Connections Live showcase event on 17th September

10 September 2020

Press release

Part of Nashville’s new thriving roots online conference, the showcase will be introduced by BBC’s Bob Harris and feature rising...

Electronic Labor Day and Beatport ReConnect present 'For Beirut'

10 September 2020

Press release

Headliners include Andhim, Amelie Lens, Blond:ish, Carl Cox, Danny Howard, Dennis Ferrer, Derrick May, Kölsch, Luciano, Pete Tong, Roger Sanchez, Skream,...

Soriya Clayton, Joy Ellington and Charlotte Saxe appointed as directors at PPL Annual General Meeting 2020

10 September 2020

Press release

Today, at the PPL Annual General Meeting (AGM) held virtually, Soriya Clayton (Demon Music Group) and Charlotte Saxe (Warner Music...

Cultural industries urge European Commission not to rewrite the copyright directive

10 September 2020

Press release

As the European Commission consultation on article 17 guidance closes later today, IMPALA joins a wide-ranging group of rightholder organisations...

Dance Label Dirtybird Partners with OnNow.tv to Hatch Livestream Creativity and Fan Interaction

10 September 2020

Press release

  Dirtybird spent 15 years creating a close-knit community via electronic music, live events, and a spirit of intense dedication to their...

BMG promotes Allegra Willis Knerr to SVP, Synch Licensing

10 September 2020

Press release

  BMG has announced the promotion of Allegra Willis Knerr to SVP, Synch Licensing. Based in Los Angeles, Willis Knerr is...

Vevo announces new partnership with Telstra

09 September 2020

Press release

World’s leading music video platform expands living room distribution in AU by bringing catalogue of music videos to Telstra TV  Vevo,...

Round Hill Music announces publishing deal with Craig David

09 September 2020

Press release

Back Catalogue and Futures Included in Global Agreement Round Hill Music has announced a worldwide publishing deal with Craig David, which...

Liz Phair signs to the re-launched Chrysalis Records

09 September 2020

Press release

Having returned as a frontline label earlier this year, Chrysalis Records have signed US singer-songwriter and highly influential indie pioneer...

AVICII Invector Encore Edition Out Now for the First Time on Nintendo Switch and Major Platforms in Honour of Beloved DJ's Birthday

09 September 2020

Press release

Video games publisher Wired Productions and developer Hello There Games announced that the rhythm-action game, AVICII Invector is now available...

Troy Miller announced as Diana Ross producer after ‘Giant’ Ivors win

09 September 2020

Press release

Troy Miller has been revealed as producer for a multitude of upcoming studio releases from Motown legend Diana Ross. The announcement...

Sony/ATV Signs Emma Rosen to Worldwide Deal

09 September 2020

Press release

  Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced it has signed songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, artist, and producer Emma Rosen to a worldwide co-publishing agreement. Emma...

Natanael Cano announced as Apple Music Up Next artist

09 September 2020

Press release

  Up Next Short Shot on iPhone 11 Pro Debuts Exclusively on Apple Music Today   Watch the trailer HERE   Apple Music today announced charting...

My Life Story joins Mute Song

09 September 2020

Press release

  Epic pop pioneers My Life Story have inked a worldwide publishing agreement with Mute Song.  The agreement includes last year’s critically...

National Album Day 2020 celebrates Eighties theme with announcement of additional ambassadors & album releases

08 September 2020

Press release

Carol Decker, Jazzie B, Kim & Marty Wilde, Martin Fry, Ward Thomas (exclusive live stream performance also announced)   Special re-issues, picture discs...

One Night Records announces Poldark's Kerri McLean as Director for immersive live music event 'Lockdown Town'

08 September 2020

Press release

UK'S FIRST SOCIALLY DISTANCED IMMERSIVE LIVE MUSIC VENUE OPENS ITS DOORS OCTOBER 2   www.onenightrecords.com WATCH TRAILER HERE   Explore five enchanting musical worlds in one evening,...

Sky signs exclusive deal to bring ROXi music entertainment to millions of Sky Q customers

08 September 2020

Press release

Sky has signed an exclusive deal to bring Unlimited Music, Karaoke and other music entertainment features to its Sky Q...

Featured Artists Coalition & Attitude Is Everything's Next Stage initiative announce strategic partnership plus two new dual ambassadors

08 September 2020

Press release

  Featured Artist Coalition (FAC), the UK artist trade body and disability-led charity, Attitude Is Everything (AiE), are delighted to announce...

Hipgnosis appoints Ted Cockle and Amy Thomson

08 September 2020

Press release

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (“Hipgnosis” or the “Company”) Appointment of Ted Cockle and Amy Thomson Merck Mercuriadis, the founder of Hipgnosis Songs...

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