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Amber Davis appointed Head of A&R at Warner Chappell Music UK

05 August 2019

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Amber Davis has been named Head of A&R at Warner Chappell Music UK, the music publishing arm of Warner Music...

Urban Development and Island Records partner to support young artists with development funding

05 August 2019

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Music charity Urban Development and Island Records have announced a partnership that will give exceptional young artists access to development funding, mentoring and expertise at...

Beatport and Loopmasters join forces in Sounds Partnership

02 August 2019

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Beatport, the world’s premier digital music store for DJs, has sold its Beatport Sounds business to Loopmasters, the leading online...

Global RAJAR Results

01 August 2019

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GLOBAL’S BIGGEST EVER RAJAR RESULTS HIGHEST EVER REACH, HOURS AND SHARE NATIONALLY… GLOBAL CONTINUES TO LEAD THE UK COMMERCIAL RADIO MARKET...

RAJAR Q2 2019 - Boost in online listening underpins impressive commercial radio growth

01 August 2019

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Boost in online listening underpins impressive commercial radio growth· Share of listening online and via apps up by over a...

Bauer's innovation drives digital record reach

01 August 2019

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KISSTORY is number 1 digital radio station in the UK  Ground-breaking Scala Radio makes strong debut  Country Hits Radio captures the zeitgeist of...

Paris Electronic Week announces its first panels and speakers

01 August 2019

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From 25 to 29 September 2019, Paris Electronic Week will celebrate its 7th edition and take over the capital with...

Live UK Summit conference and networking event

01 August 2019

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With a move to a new venue after 12 years at its previous location, the annual LIVE UK Summit conference...

Maren Morris signs with Universal Music Publishing Group for exclusive administration deal

01 August 2019

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  Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading, global music publisher, today announced that superstar singer-songwriter Maren Morris has been signed to...

VRJAM launches crowdfunding campaign and invites fans to join its community

31 July 2019

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VRJAM invites you to join the VR-Evolution Revolutionary XR mobile streaming technology launches coinciding with 5G launch VRJAM commits to paying all...

Commercial radio’s diversity highlighted in Ofcom report

31 July 2019

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Radiocentre, the industry body for commercial radio in the UK, has welcomed Ofcom’s latest annual report into diversity and equal...

FUGA acquire rights platform Songspace

31 July 2019

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FUGA to invest an additional significant sum over two years to grow and enhance the Songspace platform Songspace clients include Kobalt,...

Shazam’s Love Island recap insights

31 July 2019

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The latest series of Love Island has been record-setting on Shazam, proving how powerful the emotional connection is to music...

UK Music calls on government for an urgent meeting to prevent a repeat of Pledgemusic scandal

31 July 2019

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UK Music Deputy CEO Tom Kiehl has called on the Government to take urgent action to prevent a repeat of...

Sony/ATV revolutionizing songwriter royalty payments with major admin upgrades

31 July 2019

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Initiatives will speed up royalty processing and when songwriters are paid   Sony/ATV Music Publishing is revolutionizing the way it reports and...

ICM Partners and Joel Madden form artist representation partnership

31 July 2019

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    ICM Partners and Joel Madden have formed a partnership aimed at identifying and developing emerging artists and brands in the...

First ever Twitch online festival

31 July 2019

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The first ever live streamed online music festival on Twitch.tv kicks off at 6pm (UK) 1st August. The in-house digital agency...

Pioneering Music Database Jaxsta Finalizes Partnership Deal With APRA AMCOS

30 July 2019

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Innovative music database platform Jaxsta has announced the completion of a partnership deal with Australian music rights organization APRA AMCOS (the Australasian...

Jason Hradil promoted to top US international role at BMG

30 July 2019

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BMG is pleased to announce that it has promoted Jason Hradil to LA-based Senior Vice President, Global Repertoire, responsible for...

John Franck Named EVP, Commercial & Marketing for ADA Worldwide

30 July 2019

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Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), the global independent distribution division of Warner Music Group, today announced the appointment of John Franck...

Music publisher Steve Lewis: ‘Being honoured by Paul McCartney’s LIPA is better than a knighthood’

30 July 2019

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Former Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd Managing Director Steve Lewis has described being made a Companion of the Liverpool Institute for...

War Child to host industry day about mental health and the music industry

30 July 2019

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Confirmed speakers and partners include: Rebecca Taylor (Self Esteem), DIY, MMF, The Association of Independent Music (AIM), Little Pink Book,...

Mike Biggane to join Universal Music Group as Executive Vice President of Music Strategies and Tactics

30 July 2019

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Newly created position will work across the company’s labels and territories as an accelerator for artists’ careers and to maximize...

LyricFind Extends their Lead on Publisher Relationships, Inking Agreement with MPA/PMLL in the UK

30 July 2019

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LyricFind are happy to confirm an agreement with 63 UK publishers through PMLL, a company attached to the UK Music...

Absolute partners with Salute The Sun for Barney Artist and Chloe Martini

29 July 2019

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Absolute Label Services has been enlisted by management company Salute The Sun for album campaigns from two of its acts:...

The Scottish Album of the Year Award announce the 2019 Longlist

29 July 2019

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Scotland’s national music prize, The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award, have officially announced the twenty outstanding albums...

First Sound City Ipswich set for October

29 July 2019

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One-day festival and conference will bring together artists and executives   Sound City will land in Ipswich on Friday 4 October for...

Will Mason wins the 2019 MPG LIPA Prize

26 July 2019

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LIPA graduate Will Mason has been named as the recipient of the 2019 Music Producers Guild Prize, which brings with...

OneFest hits the road bridging the ‘North-South divide’ in 2019 with ‘twin city’ festivals in London & Sheffield

26 July 2019

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Shabaka Hutchings curates to provide a platform for grassroots music industry talent The Leadmill, Sheffield Saturday 14th September EartH, London on Sat 21st September “OneFest...

DJ Khaled named Apple Music Artist In Residence

25 July 2019

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  Apple Music today announced world-renowned producer, platinum-selling recording artist, social media titan, modern-day music mogul, and Asahd's Dad, DJ Khaled as its first...

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