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Radio Shows Resilience - Global's latest listening figures

24 March 2020

Press release

RADIO SHOWS HUGE RESILIENCE  HIGHER LISTENING FIGURES ACROSS ALL GLOBAL’S RADIO BRANDS SHOW THAT PEOPLE ARE TUNING IN WHILST THEY ADAPT...

New on Apple Music

24 March 2020

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  First...introducing The Get Up! Mix, Apple Music's brand new personalized mix full of happy-making, smile-finding, sing-alonging music that you love. The...

The Big Freeze – ‘We are all in this together – To do whatever it takes’

24 March 2020

Press release

Our Industry has been subject to a period of prolonged frustration, as we have been drip fed the government’s economic...

Music Festivals Hit Hard by Coronavirus: This Startup Has the Data

24 March 2020

Press release

  With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc across the world, music festivals are announcing cancelations or postponing dates on a daily...

Bandsintown Offers Artists Free Fast Track Access To Twitch's Live Streaming Monetization Tools

24 March 2020

Press release

  Bandsintown is offering artists free, accelerated, and much-needed access to Twitch Affiliate status and its world-class live streaming monetization tools Top...

Beatport Presents: ReConnect, A Global Music Event - Beatport will host 24-hour music marathon stream on Twitch

23 March 2020

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Beatport will host 24-hour music marathon on Twitch with leading DJs from around the world to raise funds for those...

AIM CEO urges Rishi Sunak not to 'wash his hands' of the self-employed

21 March 2020

Press release

  Responding to the business support measures announced by the Chancellor tonight, Paul Pacifico, CEO of The Association of Independent Music...

European independent music sector launches IMPALA Covid-19 Task Force

20 March 2020

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    IMPALA, the European independent music companies association, has set up a Covid-19 Task Force to help address the effects of...

WHO teams up with Rita Ora & Sir Bob Geldof

20 March 2020

Press release

Covid-19 is impacting the world in a way none of us could have imagined. Over the last few months we have...

Tabloid Papers 20 March 2020

20 March 2020

Press release

--------------------Artist and Music Features Rufus Wainwright on why it’s not about breaking rules — but going back and working out why...

UK Music demands more help for self-employed hit by coronavirus crisis

20 March 2020

Press release

  UK Music Acting CEO Tom Kiehl has called on the Prime Minister to offer more help for the self-employed hit...

Huawei phone hack hits London duo Sahand

19 March 2020

Press release

Cult UK dance duo SAHAND are taking on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, after discovering that their 2019 underground hit "HOPE"...

Sound City 2020 moves to September

19 March 2020

Press release

Following the UK Government’s recently announced social distancing measures aimed at tackling the COVID-19 outbreak, the organisers of Liverpool Sound...

Music industry issues joint plea to Chancellor for urgent help to fight coronavirus crisis

19 March 2020

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Music industry and charity leaders have joined forces to urge the Chancellor to draw up a package of urgent measures...

Bandsintown Launches WATCH LIVE Notifications And The Bandsintown LIVE Channel On Twitch

19 March 2020

Press release

  - Direct to fans platform Bandsintown adds WATCH LIVE feature to help artists promote their live show streams - Pioneering DJ, producer Black...

BMG Production music expands operations into Canada

19 March 2020

Press release

  BMG Production Music (BMGPM) has announced the expansion of its operations into Canada. The move into the seventh largest global music...

Concord Music Publishing inks new global deal with Richard 'Biff' Stannard

19 March 2020

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Concord Music Publishing announces a new global publishing agreement with multi-award-winning songwriter Richard 'Biff' Stannard. The new deal, effective immediately,...

The Ivors have been moved to 2 September 2020

19 March 2020

Press release

  The Ivors Academy has decided to move The Ivors with Apple Music awards ceremony to Wednesday 2nd September 2020, from its usual May date.  Graham...

ARASHI Awarded Global Album of 2019 for Their 20th Anniversary Compilation 5x20 All the BEST!

19 March 2020

Press release

 IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has announced that Japanese band ARASHI had the biggest global...

BBC Radio - coronavirus

18 March 2020

Press release

Hi All Decision from Pop Core Hub meeting today – all live music sessions cancelled from Wed 18th March until further notice...

SoundStorming, the Social Music Platform that Challenges Music Discovery

18 March 2020

Press release

  9 out of 10 artists are left forever undiscovered. Chances are, the next potential hit by an undiscovered artist is...

Patreon fundraiser for artists

18 March 2020

Press release

  Patreon will be holding a live stream today, March 18, to raise money for artists affected by cancelled gigs and lost...

MMF reaction to Govt £330bn package of business support - new questionnaire for music makers

18 March 2020

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Annabella Coldrick, CEO, MMF & Paul Craig, Chair, MMF:  On Monday evening, the Prime Minister recommended people should avoid mass gatherings...

UK based CountryLine, the global fan club app for country music, has announced a deal to acquire Chris Country Radio, the UK’s country radio station.

18 March 2020

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UK based CountryLine, the global fan club app for country music, has announced a deal to acquire Chris Country Radio,...

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ Teenage Cancer Trust, Glastonbury and O2 Apollo Manchester performances postponed

18 March 2020

Press release

Following the Teenage Cancer Trust’s announcement of the postponement of the band’s show at the Royal Albert Hall, and the...

£1.1 billion UK record labels' trade income at highest level in over a decade

17 March 2020

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Investment in new music, and growth of streaming and vinyl drive revenues up 7.3%, but the long-term health of music...

AIF comment on COVID-19 and latest UK social distancing clampdown

17 March 2020

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A statement from Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) CEO Paul Reed following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's social distancing clampdown relating to...

BDi Music has signed multi-talented producer, composer and songwriter Robert Primrose to a worldwide, exclusive publishing deal.

17 March 2020

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BDi Music has signed multi-talented producer, composer and songwriter Robert Primrose to a worldwide, exclusive publishing deal. Based in Bristol, having...

Cancel the Festival of Britain 2022. Save Britain’s Grassroots Culture

17 March 2020

Press release

An Open Letter to Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, United Kingdom Cancel the Festival of Britain 2022. Save Britain’s Grassroots Culture.   ...

AIM calls on PM not to wash his hands of British music during corona crisis

17 March 2020

Press release

In response to the Prime Minister's announcement regarding Covid-19, Paul Pacifico, CEO of The Association of Independent Music (AIM) stated: "We all...

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