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New figures reveal UK music industry's £5.8bn boost to economy before Covid delivered 'catastrophic blow'

18 November 2020

Press release

  UK Music unveiled its Music By Numbers 2020 report today (Nov 18) as it called for urgent help to revive...

Jack Delaney launches publicity agency Number 23

18 November 2020

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Jack Delaney, former Head Of Music at Outside Organisation, launches publicity agency Number 23.    Starting out at EMI Records in 2005, Jack joined Outside...

AMA-UK announce nominations and special honours for UK Americana Awards 2021

18 November 2020

Press release

ELVIS COSTELLO, STEVE EARLE, CHRISTINE MCVIE, JOHN PRINE AND MAVIS STAPLES TO BE RECOGNISED FOR THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS  WRISTBANDS ON SALE NOW FOR...

Concord Music Publishing signs producer and songwriter Bizness Boi

18 November 2020

Press release

  Today, Concord Music Publishing is pleased to announce the signing of songwriter and producer, Andre “Bizness Boi” Robertson. The worldwide agreement, effective immediately, will...

Atlantic Records, Artist Partner Group and ADA announce extension of partnership

18 November 2020

Press release

  Artist Partner artists signed in partnership with Atlantic will now be directly managed by Atlantic  Artist Partner adds new distribution pact...

Marketing agency Blackstar London welcomes Ben Tipple

18 November 2020

Press release

  The London and Los Angeles based creative, marketing and digital agency Blackstar continues its rapid growth, welcoming Ben Tipple (Ticketmaster...

Round Hill Music raises its largest music royalty fund to date

18 November 2020

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Secures $291 Million for Third  Private Music Royalty Fund Further Validates Music Royalties Asset Class Round Hill Music Royalty Partners (“Round...

Pat Metheny signs first new label deal in 20 years with BMG's Modern Recordings

18 November 2020

Press release

  Acclaimed jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny has signed a new recording agreement with Modern Recordings, one of BMG's newest...

Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA) announce 2020 winners

18 November 2020

Press release

The Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA) recognise the best new Scottish music, annually shining a spotlight on an eclectic range of artists.The...

Health charity BAPAM launches bursary scheme to support music’s Black, Asian and minority ethnic community

17 November 2020

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 Help Musicians and PPL to jointly fund accredited training scheme for counsellors and psychotherapists   BAPAM (the British Association for Performing Arts...

Warner Music UK's brand partnership team rebrands to WMX

17 November 2020

Press release

WMX launch their new services across strategy, creative, production and amplification   Warner Music UK (WMUK) has announced today that its Brand...

Music supports two million jobs, contributes €81.9 billion annually to economy of EU, study finds

17 November 2020

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The music sector supports two million jobs and contributes €81.9 billion annually to the economy across the 27 EU Member...

Former President Obama Celebrates A Promised Land Book Release with New Spotify Playlist

17 November 2020

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In celebration of Barack Obama’s highly anticipated book release of A Promised Land, the former POTUS unveiled his own personally curated playlist today,...

Katy Perry and Coca-Cola collaborate on new music project with a message of hope and optimism

17 November 2020

Press release

Coca-Cola and Katy Perry announced the launch of a new music project, seeing the two very different pop icons joining...

Amazing Radio and TuneCore Launch “Inside Track,” a New Radio Series for Independent Artists

17 November 2020

Press release

Amazing Radio, the world’s only radio station playing 100% new music and owner of legendary music festival CMJ, has partnered...

Queen comes to TikTok

17 November 2020

Press release

TikTok today announced that the music of Queen is coming to its community. An account to celebrate the band has...

Midem Launches the Music Networking Week

17 November 2020

Press release

Midem, home of the global music community, today announces the launch of Midem Music Networking Week via the Midem Digital...

Tap Music launches Tap Sports, a new global consultancy for the sports industry

17 November 2020

Press release

Tap Sports, a new global consultancy for the sports industry – born from music industry leaders TaP Music - launches...

Dominique Casimir to lead BMG's repertoire teams outside North America and UK

17 November 2020

Press release

  BMG is pleased to announce that EVP Continental Europe Repertoire & Marketing Dominique Casimir is to take additional responsibility for...

Scalping sign to Houndstooth & return with new single 'Deadlock'

17 November 2020

Press release

  Bristol's Scalping return today with much-anticipated new material in the shape of the propulsive, muscular "Deadlock" and the news that...

Rotor Videos announces partnership with Soundcloud, launches subscriptions model

17 November 2020

Press release

- SoundCloud partnership sees Pro Unlimited members benefit from 20% discount on all music video creation in Rotor. - Rotor...

The Ultimate Seminar announces more exciting names to their line-up including Merck Mercuriadis, Shani Gonzales, Innis Ferguson, David Levy and Austin Daboh

17 November 2020

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The Ultimate Seminar have today announced more big music industry names confirmed to be speaking at this year's virtual 2020...

TicketSwap and GoFundMe launch #LocalLegends campaign to help music venues affected by COVID-19

17 November 2020

Press release

- The #LocalLegends campaign, launched today, is calling on individuals and businesses across the UK to start campaigns to save...

Pete Bott and Jules O'Riordan promoted at Sound Advice

16 November 2020

Press release

London-based music law firm Sound Advice has promoted Pete Bott and Jules O’Riordan to partnership. Both lawyers joined the firm in 2018,...

Maria Weaver named President of WEA, Warner Recorded Music’s global artist and label services network

16 November 2020

Press release

Award-winning Leader Brings Transformational Marketing Expertise  Former TV Executive to Grow Warner’s Owned-And-Operated Channels   Warner Music Group (WMG) announced today that Maria...

UNILAD Sound x Apple Music

16 November 2020

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Big Sean and Tyla Yaweh have curated the first of UNILAD Sound’s monthly playlists on the global music streaming platform UNILAD...

IMPALA launches year-long programme to put the spotlight on independent sector for 20th anniversary

16 November 2020

Press release

Today marks the official 20th anniversary of IMPALA, the European independent music companies association. From a handful of founding members,...

TikTok revives #TTFreestyle challenge with Fraser T Smith & Mixtape Madness

16 November 2020

Press release

At TikTok, we love to see the diversity of music genres and talent on the platform. So we are very...

SyncFloor Partners with Symphonic’s Bodega Sync

16 November 2020

Press release

SyncFloor, the leading sync marketplace for commercial music, is teaming up with Bodega Sync, a division of Symphonic Distribution, and...

Sony/ATV Signs Publishing Deal with 'Baby Shark' Creators Pinkfong

15 November 2020

Press release

  Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced it has signed an agreement with SmartStudy, the global entertainment company behind the beloved children's...

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