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Play Musical Shares with Deezer on Facebook Stories

12 October 2021

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New 30 second preview of tracks with option to customize Music fans love sharing their artists and tunes with their friends....

ANote Music builds on strong growth period with Mathew Knowles and Carlo Antonelli joining advisory board

12 October 2021

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  ANote Music (“ANote”), Europe’s leading marketplace for investing in music royalties, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mathew Knowles and...

Blackstone and Hipgnosis Song Management launch $1 billion partnership to invest in songs, recorded music, music IP and royalties

12 October 2021

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Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and Hipgnosis Song Management Ltd (“HSM”) today announce a new partnership, backed by funds managed by Blackstone,...

Universal Music Africa and African music icon Youssou NDour announce new global partnership

12 October 2021

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Universal Music Africa (UMA), a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment and African music...

Universal Music Japan Appoints Mitsuru Koyama as Corporate Executive, Legal and Business Affairs

12 October 2021

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Universal Music Japan (UMJ), announced today that Mitsuru Koyama has been named as Corporate Executive, responsible for legal and business...

Sony Music Publishing Promotes Moses Martiny to SVP, Global Digital Commercial Strategy

12 October 2021

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  Today, Sony Music Publishing announced the promotion of Moses Martiny to Senior Vice President, Global Digital Commercial Strategy.In this position,...

P!nk is the most played female artist of the 21st Century in the UK

11 October 2021

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New PPL chart for National Album Day on 16 October – celebrating Women in Music More than a third (7) of...

Project exploring racism and mental health launched by Mind and funded by Sony Music UK

11 October 2021

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New projects with Runnymede Trust & OnSide Youth Zone also funded through Sony Music's UK Social Justice Fund   An innovative partnership that...

BMI celebrates its 2021 London award winners

11 October 2021

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Rising Star Arlo Parks Receives the BMI Impact Award Renowned Songwriter/Producer Inflo Honoured with the BMI Champion Award “Before You Go” Co-Written...

UK Music calls on government to support moves for 'swifter and greater progress' to end gender pay gap

11 October 2021

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  UK Music has called on the Government to help remove the barriers that stand in the way of closing the...

Warner Music Group names Andre Torres Senior Vice President, Catalog Development and Marketing for Recorded Music Global Catalog Division

10 October 2021

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Former Spotify executive will develop and execute catalog campaigns and strategies for company’s vast array of recording artists Warner Music Group...

Demand for mental health support through Music Minds Matter has nearly doubled in 2021

08 October 2021

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  Help Musicians’ Music Minds Matter service has seen demand nearly double in 2021, reflecting the impact the pandemic continues to...

Virgin Media teams up with Spotify to help listeners discover the musical history of their favourite tracks

08 October 2021

Press release

  The new search-engine-style platform allows users to discover the musical history of more than 70 million songs  Integrated with Spotify, the...

IMPALA and Julie’s Bicycle to build first bespoke carbon calculator project for the independent music sector

07 October 2021

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IMPALA, the European independent music companies' association, has launched a collaboration with Julie's Bicycle to build the first bespoke carbon...

Ramona Forsström promoted to General Manager of Warner Music Finland

07 October 2021

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  Warner Music Finland today announced the promotion of longstanding, widely respected and multi-award winning executive, Ramona Forsström, to General Manager. She...

Applications Open For The 2021 The Drake YolanDa Award For Emerging Young Artists

07 October 2021

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  Award winning saxophonist and broadcaster YolanDa Brown teams up once again with entreprenuer and philanthropist James JP Drake, to launch...

PRS for Music signs five-year licence agreement with BBC

07 October 2021

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  New agreement further cements the important partnership between PRS for Music and the UK’s largest public service broadcaster   PRS for Music, which represents...

Kobalt Promotes Jeannette Perez To President & Chief Operating Officer

07 October 2021

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Perez to Partner with CEO Laurent Hubert to Run Day-to-Day Operations   Kobalt has promoted Jeannette Perez from chief experience officer to...

ESNS Announce First Acts for 2022 Edition, registrations available now

07 October 2021

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First sixty one ESNS acts, Focus on Spain and keynote speaker Marjan Minnesma ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag), the leading international platform...

Global chart-toppers 5 Seconds of Summer sign with BMG to release highly anticipated new studio album

07 October 2021

Press release

  Worldwide chart-topping superstars 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) have signed a new global recordings deal with BMG – their first...

PPL appoints Titania Altius as Head of Member Relations

06 October 2021

Press release

  PPL, the UK music industry’s collective management organisation (CMO) for recorded music, today announces the appointment of Titania Altius as...

Universal Music Group's Bravado division announce exclusive global partnership with the Spice Girls

06 October 2021

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  Bravado will represent rights for the band across merchandising, direct-to-consumer products, touring, brand and retail licensing and distribution, ahead of...

BMG acquires Tina Turner's music interests

06 October 2021

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BMG is proud to announce it has acquired an extensive portfolio of rights in the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll,...

Bucks Music Group has signed house DJ Lenny Fontana to a worldwide exclusive songwriting agreement

06 October 2021

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Bucks Music Group has signed legendary house DJ Lenny Fontana to a worldwide exclusive songwriting agreement. Fontana began DJing professionally in...

Deezer: Get in touch with your feelings with Flow Moods

06 October 2021

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New emotional jukebox matches your music to your mood  Did you know that 90% of the time humans usually experience one or...

Opulous unlocks music royalty investing for the masses through Republic

06 October 2021

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Fans will be able to own music by their favourite artist and earn money  Week one releases from Lil Pump and...

PRS for Music welcomes Fabienne Leys as North American Member Relations lead

06 October 2021

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PRS for Music has announced that US music industry executive Fabienne Leys will lead its North American member and industry relations. Fabienne...

New PR business 3nation launches with cross-nation expertise

06 October 2021

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3nation, a public relations specialist for music artists and businesses, has officially landed with a new website and brand. The...

Mike Sherwood Joins CMG as Executive Vice President of Global Commercial Marketing & Strategy

06 October 2021

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Highly regarded music veteran Mike Sherwood has been appointed Executive Vice President of Global Commercial Marketing & Strategy for Capitol Music Group (CMG), it was announced...

BPI Equality Sessions: Celebrating Black History Month

06 October 2021

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UK independent and major record labels association the BPI is delighted to announce that the latest in its series of...

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