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Music Industry Trusts Award 2021: Pete Tong honoured in the Award's 30th year

21 July 2021

Press release

Music legend, DJ, pioneer and national treasure Pete Tong MBE is to be honoured with this year's prestigious Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS),...

Craig Charles to host new BBC Radio 6 Music weekday afternoon show

21 July 2021

Press release

BBC Radio 6 Music today announces schedule changes across weekdays and the weekend, which kick off in October, as well...

BMG drives UK album sales 10% higher year-on-year as KSI vies for number one

21 July 2021

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Official chart data shows BMG increased its sales of albums, predominantly physical, in the UK by 10% in the first...

Warner Chappell Production Music announces global rebrand

21 July 2021

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Company Introduces New Logo, Website and Studios  News Comes as WCPM UK Releases Projects for Major Clients Including Honda, Maserati...

RotD featured artists at Latitude festival

21 July 2021

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Occasionally we like to take stock here at RotD and shout about some of our early spots continuing to do...

Sony Music Publishing promotes Carol NG to President, Asia

21 July 2021

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  Sony Music Publishing today announced the promotion of Carol NG to President, Asia. Carol is based in the company’s Hong...

hmv celebrates its 100th year on the high street with store expansion and Ed Sheeran concert

20 July 2021

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The iconic entertainment retailer hmv celebrates its 100th birthday today, revealing its plans for the year ahead and the future...

EC takes first decisive step to stop European performers and producers losing millions every year in broadcast and performance monies

20 July 2021

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EU Commissioner Thierry Breton has acknowledged existing concerns about the impact of the RAAP EU court ruling on European performers...

BBC Radio 1: Jordan North tricks Greg James and locks him in Radio 1 Campervan live on The One Show

20 July 2021

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Radio 1’s Summer Break has turned into an official Summer Break Out, after Greg James was locked in the Radio...

Oak View Group Inks Deal With Ticketmaster To Provide Ticketing Services Across Its World-Class Venues

20 July 2021

Press release

Ticketmaster’s Leading Digital Ticketing to Support Concerts and Sporting Events at New UBS Arena, Climate Pledge Arena, Moody Center, Coachella Valley...

Original documentary series event "McCartney 3,2,1" coming to Disney+ on 25 August in the UK and Ireland.

20 July 2021

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Disney+ announced that the fascinating new documentary series “McCartney 3,2,1” is set to premier exclusively on Disney+ as a Star Original from Wednesday 25 August,...

Marquee Records signs young Brit-pop/indie band, Lapels

20 July 2021

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New 4-piece, brit-pop/indie band, from the East Midlands, Lapels, have signed a deal with Marquee Records, with their first release...

Warner Music Group acquires the assets of 12Tone Music

20 July 2021

Press release

  Warner Music Group (WMG) and 12Tone Music announced today that they have entered in an arrangement where Warner Music Group...

New report reveals 86% of Brits want brands to help solve the mental health crisis in the UK

20 July 2021

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Creative communications agency Full Fat shows where consumer experiences are headed post pandemic - with insight from age 18-55 year...

Music fintech company offers advances up to $1 million to drive artist empowerment and freedom

20 July 2021

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beatBread leverages chordCashAI™ technology to expand opportunities for new and independent artists  beatBread, the pioneering music fintech business, is stepping up...

MU Outrage as Planned Cuts to Government Funding for Higher Education Arts and Music Confirmed

20 July 2021

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The MU is devastated that the Office for Students has recommended implementing Government funding cuts to Higher Education arts and...

BPI in association with Music Ally announces the next edition of the Music & Tech Springboard Programme

19 July 2021

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The BPI, the association of UK independent and major record labels, in partnership with knowledge and skills company Music Ally...

One Media iP acquires majority catalogue of late country star Don Williams

19 July 2021

Press release

ONE MEDIA IP AGREES TERMS FOR MAJORITY CATALOGUE OF LATE COUNTRY STAR DON WILLIAMS - ‘THE GENTLE GIANT’  AROUND 200 SONGS,...

IMPF and IMPEL launch Digital Licensing Handbook for members

19 July 2021

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The publication is the latest outcome of IMPF and IMPEL’s Charter of Co-operation   IMPF and IMPEL are set to jointly publish...

LIVE calls on Government to keep its promise on insurance

19 July 2021

Press release

LIVE is calling on the UK Government to keep the promise it has made on delivering a COVID insurance scheme,...

Kobalt Music Signs Worldwide Publishing Deal With Ovy On The Drums

19 July 2021

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Kobalt has signed Ovy on the Drums to a global publishing deal. The deal includes a full range of creative,...

Reaction: Live music responds to Covid certification confirmation

19 July 2021

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Greg Parmley, CEO of LIVE said: "The Government has had several different positions on Covid certification in the last six months...

Audience Republic Lets Event Promoters Rally Fans and Harness Data To Sell Tickets

19 July 2021

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Social platforms come and go, but audiences are everything for event promoters. If Facebook or Instagram disappeared tomorrow, what would...

Music Venue Trust launches #TAKEATEST initiative

18 July 2021

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Live Music Fans Urged to Self-Test Before Attending Gigs   Music Venue Trust (MVT), which represents hundreds of grassroots music venues, has...

BMG statement on DCMS inquiry into the Economics of Music Streaming

16 July 2021

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We congratulate the DCMS committee on the most significant inquiry into the British music industry since their predecessor committee investigated...

Round Hill Music Royalty Fund

16 July 2021

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ROUND HILL MUSIC ROYALTY FUND LIMITED  (“RHM” or the “Company”)Result of C Share Placing and Total Voting Rights   The Board of Round...

MPs call for a 'complete reset' of music streaming to fairly reward performers and creators

15 July 2021

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Successful artists see 'pitiful returns' from streaming while some performers frozen out of payments altogether Artists must be given a legal...

The Musicians' Union, The Ivors Academy and #BrokenRecord Campaign welcome "revolutionary" Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee Economics of music streaming report

15 July 2021

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This follows their joint campaign to fix streaming which has to-date received support from over 234 big name artists, musicians...

AIM responds reacts to DCMS Economics of Streaming report

15 July 2021

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Paul Pacifico, CEO of AIM said: "The Select Committee has impressively zeroed-in on some of the key issues in music...

Joint response from FAC & MMF to the DCMS Committee "Economics of streaming" report

15 July 2021

Press release

We welcome today's landmark report from Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee calling for artists, composers and musicians to...

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