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ESNS 2019 Conference Highlights

29 November 2018

Press release

Keynotes with Tom Windish (The Windish Agency), Richard Jones (manager Pixies & Agnes Obel), Ben Chapman (Head of Digital for...

Sony/ATV extends worldwide agreement with Joel Little

29 November 2018

Press release

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has renewed its worldwide deal with Grammy-winning and Golden Globe nominated songwriter, musician and producer Joel Little. The...

Help Musicians UK announces three emerging artists to receive £10,000 as part of the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award

29 November 2018

Press release

Help Musicians UK (HMUK) is delighted to announce Alex Hitchcock, Tom Smith and Sheila Maurice-Grey as the three winners...

Hipgnosis Songs Fund acquires 37.5% interest in the Bernard Edwards music catalogue

28 November 2018

Press release

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (“Hipgnosis” or the “Company”)Acquisition of Music Catalogue The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and its Investment...

Tom Lewis appointed VP Decca, A&R and Artist Strategy

28 November 2018

Press release

Universal Music Group announces the promotion of Tom Lewis to the role of Vice President of Decca, A&R and Artist...

Spotify Wrapped 2018

28 November 2018

Press release

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Spotify’s end of year marketing campaign - better known as ‘Wrapped’ -...

AWAL Signs Worldwide Recordings Deal With Creative Triple Threat - Singer, Songwriter & Producer Gus Dapperton

27 November 2018

Press release

AWAL, Kobalt's recording company, today announced a worldwide recordings deal with singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and producer, Gus Dapperton. The AWAL recordings...

Annie Mac announces Top 20 Hottest Records of 2018

27 November 2018

Press release

THE 1975, DRAKE & MICHAEL JACKSON, MABEL AND POST MALONE IN THE RUNNING On Annie Mac’s Monday show (7-9pm), Annie announced...

ETEP Moves Europe: Looking back at 4,001 ETEP shows

27 November 2018

Press release

ETEP 2019 to offer even more possibilities for emerging European Artists.www.etep.nl With 483 shows by 161 acts at 122 festivals, ETEP...

Matt Sheeran signs two-way deal with BMG and BMG Production Music

27 November 2018

Press release

Classically-trained composer and songwriter Matt Sheeran has signed an exclusive global publishing deal with BMG and BMG Production Music.Matt, older...

Magic Radio to rebrand to a Christmas only station

27 November 2018

Press release

In a UK first, Magic Radio announces playlist switch to 100% Christmas music throughout December. It’s beginning to SOUND a lot...

CMA secures court action against Viagogo - FanFair Alliance reaction

27 November 2018

Press release

FanFair Alliance, the music industry campaign against industrial-scale online ticket touting, has today responded to news that the Competition and...

JAAK works with Intellectual Property Office (IPO) on Image and Film Initiative

27 November 2018

Press release

●  Working group to explore opportunities in Public Domain, Out of Copyright, and Orphan works●  Collaborators include the British Film...

‘Songs of War’ live event in support of War Child UK

27 November 2018

Press release

To be held at the Hard Rock Cafe on Thur Nov 29thThe winner of the inaugural ‘Songs of War’ songwriting...

Robin Firman and Horace Trubridge elected to the PPL Performer Board

27 November 2018

Press release

Robin Firman and Horace Trubridge elected as Performer Directors at PPL Annual Performer Meeting 2018 in London Today, at the twelfth...

Award-winning comedian and actor Jack Whitehall returns to host The BRIT Awards 2019 with Mastercard

26 November 2018

Press release

Wednesday 20th FebruaryToday The BRIT Awards 2019 with Mastercard confirm the return of Jack Whitehall as host, after a triumphant...

BMG Production music triumphs with a record nine wins at the Production Music Awards

26 November 2018

Press release

In the first year of entering the PMAs, an expert panel selected nine BMGPM winners, including four of its wholly-owned...

Indie festivals can be trail-blazers in a growing experience economy

26 November 2018

Editorial

by Paul Reed, Association of Independent Festivals Earlier this month, AIF hosted the 2018 edition of its annual Festival Congress. It...

UK Music warns Brexit could put fast-growing live music sector at risk

26 November 2018

Press release

UK Music CEO Michael Dugher has written to the Prime Minister warning of the risks Brexit poses to the UK...

Sam Barsh Facebook post

21 November 2018

Editorial

Today, I am going to expose the reality of what it pays to be a songwriter in 2018.   Update: I addressed...

Peermusic signs Dan Olsen

21 November 2018

Press release

Peermusic is very pleased to announce, that is has signed a publishing deal with international award-winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Dan...

The Radio Academy has appointed Sean Childerley as its new Managing Director

21 November 2018

Press release

Childerley, who takes up his position in early December, will report to The Radio Academy Chair, Dr. Yvonne Thompson CBE...

MTV Push: Ones to Watch announce the 2019 shortlist

20 November 2018

Press release

WWW.MTV.CO.UK/MTV-PUSHFACEBOOK.COM/MTVMUSICUK #MTVPUSH   MTV UK today announced the shortlist for MTV PUSH: Ones to Watch 2019 [formerly known as MTV Brand New], the...

Cambridge Folk Festival Announces First Headline Acts

20 November 2018

Press release

First Names Include Lucinda Williams, José González & Richard Thompson CAMBRIDGE SINGER-SONGWRITER RETURNS TO FESTIVAL AS GUEST...

International Keychange Initiative results in Manifesto For Change to be launched at European Parliament today

20 November 2018

Press release

The groundbreaking, international Keychange initiative led by the UK's PRS Foundation launches a manifesto to unite the music industry, national...

Sound Royalties and AdRev Announce Marketing Relationship to Benefit Content Creators on YouTube

20 November 2018

Press release

Specialty music financing company Sound Royalties is pleased to announce its new strategic marketing partnership with AdRev to collectively help...

Winners of Music Moves Europe Talent Awards Revealed

20 November 2018

Press release

International jury selects twelve winners • Public choice voting opens Today The first winners of the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards...

Steve Sayer announced as Vice President & General Manager, The O2

20 November 2018

Press release

Danielle Kennedy-Clark promoted to Deputy General Manager, The O2 Gavin Brind appointed Finance Director, The O2 and The SSE Arena, Wembley The...

Universal Music Publishing Group signs George Fenton to global administration deal

20 November 2018

Press release

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global publishing company, today announced that acclaimed composer George Fenton has been signed...

David Bowie is... Virtual

20 November 2018

Press release

RECORD-BREAKING EXHIBITION COMES TO DIGITAL/INTERACTIVE LIFEMOBILE APP TO BE RELEASED JANUARY 8, 2019 Groundbreaking Collaboration Between David Bowie Archive and Sony...

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