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IFPI releases ‘Music Listening 2019’

24 September 2019

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A global snapshot of music engagement IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, today released the ‘Music...

Sony/ATV signs worldwide publishing deal with Jonas Blue

24 September 2019

Press release

Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK has signed multi-BRIT-nominated DJ, songwriter, artist and record producer Jonas Blue to a worldwide futures deal. The...

The Spotify for Artists App: Fresh Design, A New Home, and Real-Time Stats

24 September 2019

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Spotify are excited to share refreshed Spotify for Artists app, redesigned for both iOS and Android. The app is your on-the-go...

AWAL Announces Partnership With Simon Fuller’s Global Pop Group Now United

24 September 2019

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After Successfully Managing the Spice Girls, Annie Lennox, Carrie Underwood & Kelly Clarkson, the creator of the Idol TV Franchise...

Universal Music Publishing Group extends global publishing deal with The xx

24 September 2019

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  Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global publishing company, announced that The xx have renewed their worldwide publishing deal....

How CD Baby Quietly Built a Global Sync Success Machine, Thanks to its Unique Catalog

24 September 2019

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From Korean coffee commercials to Season 3 of Stranger Things, CD Baby is landing prime placements for its artists that...

Nile Rodgers to be honoured at the Brit School in Croydon with wing of the music school to be named after him

23 September 2019

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In recognition of funds raised by Nile Rodgers and his manager, Merck Mercuriadis, in support of young artists at the...

Wizkid announced as headliner for 1Xtra Live 2019

23 September 2019

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BBC Radio 1Xtra announced this morning that Wizkid, DaniLeigh, Headie One, Miraa May and Stylo G have joined the bill...

New IMPALA board elected in Hamburg at Reeperbahn festival

23 September 2019

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IMPALA held its annual general meeting at Reeperbahn festival in Hamburg this weekend. A new 32-strong board was elected for...

Circa Waves’ Kieran Shudall signs with Sentric Music Group

23 September 2019

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Exclusive songwriting agreement includes latest LP What’s It Like Over There?  Circa Waves frontman and chief songwriter Kieran Shudall has signed...

Two New Start-ups Join Abbey Road Red

23 September 2019

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Abbey Road Red, the acclaimed music tech incubator at Abbey Road Studios in London, is proud to announce the next...

The Ivors Academy Youth Network launched

23 September 2019

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New Youth Council formed and under 25 Board Director vacancy announced to support and promote young music creators across the...

Reservoir and CTM Publishing co-sign writer-producer Thom Bridges

23 September 2019

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Reservoir has teamed up with Benelux sub-publishing partner CTM Publishing to co-sign Thom Bridges to a worldwide publishing deal. The...

7digital - two announcements

22 September 2019

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7digital (AIM: 7DIG) has made two announcements this morning:   Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2019 H1 2019 Financial Summary Licensing...

UTA signs lease to relocate Nashville headquarters

20 September 2019

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Leading global talent and entertainment company UTA has signed a long-term lease for new Nashville headquarters. The office will be...

EMMA launches EMMMA - the European Music Managers Mentorship Activation

20 September 2019

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First ever pan-European mentorship programme for music managers announced at Reeperbahn festival Upcoming managers across the EU encouraged to apply   At the...

DAVE wins the 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize for Album of the Year

20 September 2019

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Dave was announced tonight, Thursday, 19 September 2019, as the overall winner of the 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize for Album...

Neneh Cherry to receive Pioneer Award at the A&MAs

19 September 2019

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Disruptive hospitality brand, Selina, confirmed as headline awards sponsor BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens confirmed as presenter     The Music Managers Forum (MMF) and Featured...

BMG Production Music appoints new MDs in UK, Benelux

19 September 2019

Press release

  BMG Production Music (BMGPM) - the world's fastest-growing production music company, servicing the film, broadcast, games and advertising industries -...

Keychange 2.0 unveiled at Reeperbahn festival by Kate Nash, Peaches, Puja Patel

19 September 2019

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The extended project will increase its support to 74 participants each year, up from 60 previously Participants from...

Uncharted Territory: Entertainment Intelligence’s New Indie Benchmarks Create Guideposts in a Data Wilderness

19 September 2019

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Charts are nice if you’re part of music’s top 10%, but what about the other 90%? Public data analytics dashboards look...

YMU Group Appoints Mary Bekhait As First UK CEO

19 September 2019

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Group Continues Focus on Global Expansion Strategy Leading talent management company YMU Group today announced the appointment of Mary Bekhait to the newly created role...

National Album Day ‘white label’ vinyl album auction raising funds for The BRIT Trust

18 September 2019

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300 collectible LPs by artists ranging from David Bowie, Ed Sheeran, Liam Gallagher, The Jam,    Arctic Monkeys, Oasis and Coldplay...

James Morton re-elected as ERA Chairman

18 September 2019

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HMV’s John Hirst joins ERA boardJames Morton has been re-elected as non-executive Chairman of the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA), it...

First Fifty acts announced

18 September 2019

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INC:MASTER PEACE, AYO BRITAIN, CHLOBOCOP, SASSY 009, HOUSE OF PHARAOHS, JOHN, WEIRD MILK, BOY SCOUTS, SARATHY KORWAR, SONS OF RAPHAEL...

Noel Gallagher to be honoured with the BMI President’s Award at the 2019 BMI London Awards on October 21

17 September 2019

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Rock Icon And Multi-Million-Selling, Ivor Novello Award-Winning Songwriter Noel Gallagher To Receive Prestigious Award At Ceremony Celebrating the Previous Year’s...

Aitch, L Devine and Easy Life join Deezer NEXT 2019

17 September 2019

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Manchester rapper Aitch, North Tyneside pop artist L Devine and Leicester band Easy Life join Deezer NEXT as UK local...

BMG appoints Ian Ramage to head US strike force for UK music

17 September 2019

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BMG has appointed seasoned music business all-rounder Ian Ramage to head a new strike force for UK repertoire in the US in a first for...

FanFair Alliance launches new guidance to help artists and managers tackle exploitative secondary ticketing

17 September 2019

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  FanFair advocates simplified T&Cs to promote "consumer-only" ticket sale and "consumer-friendly" resale. Download HERE New YouGov research indicates audiences want artists and...

CD Baby Expands its Creator Services Team with Global Head of Promotions Addition

17 September 2019

Press release

CD Baby continues its significant focus on and investment in the development of artists’ careers with the further growth of...

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