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Bauer Media Audio Reinventing Radio

05 May 2021

Press release

Premium Subscription Services set to launch across Scala Radio, Jazz FM, Planet Rock and Kerrang! Radio, offering live radio with no...

Creative Industries and Social Media firms agree new anti-piracy measures in Government Roundtable

05 May 2021

Press release

  In 2018, as agreed in the Creative Industries Sector Deal, the Intellectual Property Office launched a series of Government-backed, voluntary roundtable...

Airbit Launches Playlists, Curated and Collaborative Beat Collections to Showcase Producers' Best

05 May 2021

Press release

  First celebrity-curated playlist by GRAMMY-Winning Producer S1 (Kanye, Drake) Airbit has launched a new feature to support producers and showcase their beats...

Hipgnosis acquires Andrew Watt catalogue

05 May 2021

Press release

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (“Hipgnosis” or the “Company”) Acquisition of Music Catalogue The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, the first UK...

Recording industry takes action against Vimeo for making available infringing music content

05 May 2021

Press release

  IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, together with its Italian national group FIMI and the Italian anti-piracy organisation FPM, has...

Deezer makes strategic investment in DREAMSTAGE and joins the live music streaming revolution

05 May 2021

Press release

  Deezer, the global audio streaming service, is becoming a cornerstone investor in DREAMSTAGE, a U.S.-based live music streaming startup. The...

‘Passport: Back To Our Roots’ announce concerts by Elbow, KT Tunstall, Metronomy & Slow Readers Club

05 May 2021

Press release

Big Artists. Small Gigs. Saving Grassroots Music Venues Passport: Back to Our Roots announce dates for special shows by Elbow, KT...

Acclaimed songwriter and rapper Belly extends publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music

05 May 2021

Press release

  Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has extended its worldwide publishing agreement with Grammy and...

Patrick Topping, Joel Corry, Sam Divine, Eats Everything, Fat Tony & more to play first ever edition of The Estate Festival

05 May 2021

Press release

Music and events series The Estate Festival are taking over Turvey House in Bedfordshire across five consecutive weekends next month....

Warner Chappell Music appoints Michael Lobiondo as Head of Business Development

05 May 2021

Press release

Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, announced today that seasoned music executive Michael LoBiondo has...

RK signs to Warner Chappell Music

05 May 2021

Press release

  Ryad Kartoum, one of France’s fastest-rising breakout rap stars, known by his stage name of RK, has signed a global...

Multi million-selling music icons Coldplay confirmed for BRITs

04 May 2021

Press release

The BRIT Awards with Mastercard 2021 Tuesday May 11th 2021 – at The O2 arena on ITV and ITV Hub   The BRIT...

Music Venue Trust Reveal Grassroots Music Venue Survey Results

04 May 2021

Press release

2500 Socially Distanced Shows Confirmed from May 17th as UK Lockdown Eases28,500 Shows Expected in Grassroots Venue Between May and...

Noel Gallagher announced as 2021’s Official Record Store Day UK Ambassador

04 May 2021

Press release

Record Store Day, the annual celebration of the UK’s independent record stores, is excited to announce Noel Gallagher as the...

X Factor Israel and Universal Music Group announce collaboration

04 May 2021

Press release

UMG to offer recording deal to winning Israeli artists   RESHET 13, Fremantle Media, SYCO Entertainment and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music-based...

Sony Music Entertainment UK appoints Charlotte Edgeworth Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Impact

04 May 2021

Press release

Sony Music Entertainment UK today announce the appointment of Charlotte Edgeworth to the newly created position of Director of Diversity,...

Over a quarter of UK festivals cancelled – many more on the cusp without Government action

04 May 2021

Press release

AIF issues Red Alert warning over 2021 season   Over a quarter of UK festivals over 5,000 capacity have been cancelled due...

Alexander Ludwig (Vikings, Bad Boys For Life) Signs with BMG/BBR Music Group

04 May 2021

Press release

BBR Music Group/BMG has proudly announced the signing of a global recording deal with multi-talented artist, Alexander Ludwig. Ludwig’s self-titled...

IFPI welcomes decision in The Pirate Bay case

03 May 2021

Press release

Today, the Helsinki Court of Appeal confirmed that an administrator of the website The Pirate Bay infringed the related rights...

Warner Music Group announces groundbreaking partnership with and investment in Wave

03 May 2021

Press release

Wide-Ranging Collaboration Allows Wave to Expand Virtual Entertainment Experiences and Monetization Opportunities for WMG’s Roster of Artists   Warner Music Group (WMG)...

English Folk Expo announces Folk Talk Academy

03 May 2021

Press release

A new online learning hub for artists and industry launched today   Covid-19 has hit the music industry harder than most, with...

Warner Music Group and Genies sign partnership to bring WMG’s roster of artists to life as avatars

03 May 2021

Press release

 News Comes on Heels of Genies Launching New NFT SDK and 3D Luxury Avatars Used By Thousands of Artists, Athletes,...

Deezer statement on European Commission's findings of the Apple antitrust case

03 May 2021

Press release

"We applaud the Commission's findings today. It's an important step towards a fair competitive landscape where dominant market players like...

European Music Managers Alliance appoints Yvonne Stausbøll as Executive Director

30 April 2021

Press release

  The European Music Managers Alliance (EMMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Yvonne Stausbøll as its first Executive Director.  Yvonne...

Tier One Entertainment raises Pre-Series A financing to expand presence across Asia

30 April 2021

Press release

Gobi Partners and Warner Music Group join round   Tier One Entertainment, the gaming and esports entertainment pioneer and leader in Southeast...

Maya Delilah signs to Amadeus Publishing in co-pub deal with Bucks Music Group

30 April 2021

Press release

  Amadeus Publishing has signed guitarist and singer/songwriter Maya Delilah in a co-publishing deal with Bucks Music Group. Amadeus Publishing was founded...

Iconic dance imprint FFRR to host weekly ‘Radio 1 Dance Presents…’ show throughout May

30 April 2021

Press release

The opening show sees Eats Everything present a one-off 'History Of FFRR' mix, with further mixes from label head Andy...

TuneCore and Black Lives in Music partnership announced

30 April 2021

Press release

Online panel series will discuss challenges faced by black artists and executives in the music industry and explore possible solutions First...

Jordan Jay

29 April 2021

Press release

Jordan Jay has left his position as Senior A&R Manager at EMI Records to focus on his management and publishing endeavours...

Clara Amfo and Maya Jama to host BRITs Backstage show

29 April 2021

Press release

Clara Amfo and Maya Jama are confirmed to host this year's BRITs Backstage show on ITV2 and ITV Hub from...

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