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Record Store Day UK announces the official partnerships powering 2021’s Summer event

16 February 2021

Press release

  Meantime Brewing Company welcomed as RSD’s Official Beer Partner  Bowers & Wilkins, Rega Research & Sound Performance return as part of...

Natasha Mann named Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Universal Music UK

16 February 2021

Press release

Universal Music UK have today announced the appointment of Natasha Mann to the newly created role of Director of Diversity...

WIN’s independent sector market research project, WINTEL, resuming in 2021

16 February 2021

Press release

  WIN is pleased to announce the launch of the survey phase of its market research project WINTEL. This new edition,...

Tonic Rider launches – a free mental health programme providing support to musicians and venues through the pandemic and beyond

16 February 2021

Press release

Announced by patrons Terry Hall and Barry Ashworth   Terry Hall of The Specials and Barry Ashworth of Dub Pistols announced today the launch of Tonic...

Various Artists Management Promote Rebecca Dixon to Head of Marketing & Promotions

16 February 2021

Press release

Various Artists Management whose roster of clients include Ashnikko, Tom Grennan, Supergrass, Loyle Carner & La Roux among others ,...

KSI Launches Record Label The Online Takeover

16 February 2021

Press release

As the biggest-selling UK breakthrough of 2020 with his debut LP Dissimulation and scoring seven Top 10 singles including collaborations...

Statement from Music Venue Trust on Rapid Testing Plans

16 February 2021

Press release

  Music Venue Trust has already created the possibility of two pilot sites to host events featuring rapid testing and a range...

Tobacco Dock Virtual Announce Colossal Opening Weekend Line-up

16 February 2021

Press release

A colossal lineup has been announced for the Tobacco Dock Virtual Opening Weekend, which is completely free-to-attend across all platforms...

Warner Music Group invests in Rotana Music, Arab world’s leading independent label, part of Rotana Group

16 February 2021

Press release

Deal to Grow WMG’s Presence in Burgeoning Music Region   Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced an investment in the Arab world’s...

British Underground premiere Looking for a New England showcase as part of the US-based Folk Unlocked virtual music conference on 22 February

16 February 2021

Press release

Filmed at Real World Studios, Looking for a New England will feature rising stars of English folk music including John...

MU and The Ivors Academy highlight importance of shielding for musicians, songwriters and composers

16 February 2021

Press release

Joint research by the Musicians’ Union and The Ivors Academy has revealed that 70% of musicians, songwriters and composers who...

Streaming platform TheClub reinvents virtual gigs for EDM industry in lockdown by putting fans at the heart of an AR-driven, immersive experience

16 February 2021

Press release

Self-serve streaming platform revives gigging options for EDM industry in lockdown; puts music fans - the “missing 25%” - at...

Music Tech Europe Academy launches and opens call for applications –the first music-tech focused project backed by Music Moves Europe

15 February 2021

Press release

On February 15, Music Innovation Hub (IT) and Media Deals (DE) are launching the European capacity building program Music Tech...

My Ugly Clementine wins IMPALA's album of the year award

15 February 2021

Press release

The 11th edition of IMPALA’s Album of the Year award goes to Austrian band My Ugly Clementine for"Vitamin C", released...

The BRIT Awards with Mastercard 2021

15 February 2021

Press release

Tuesday May 11th 2021 – at the The O2 arena on ITV The BRITs announce a new collaborative creative team at...

Megan McKenna announces a new deal with frtyfve

15 February 2021

Press release

  After gaining a whole new audience as the winner of ‘The X Factor: Celebrity’, Megan McKenna today announces that she...

CD Baby Brings on First Representative in Africa

15 February 2021

Press release

Seasoned independent music advocate Sakhele Mzalazala will support artists across Southern Africa as CD Baby builds out its operations on...

Sentric signs Danny Dearden to Black Rock, hires Shino Parker as Creative Manager, Sentric Electronic

15 February 2021

Press release

Sentric Music Group has signed singer/songwriter Danny Dearden to its Black Rock division, as well as hiring Shino Parker as...

Search and Deploy: SyncFloor Announces Patent For Its Music Discovery Technology

15 February 2021

Press release

Music search and licensing platform, SyncFloor, has received a patent for its system and method for natural language music search...

UK music venues set to trial You Check’s digital health passport to reopen live music venues safely

12 February 2021

Press release

In collaboration with the Music Venue Trust (MVT) and approved for trial by the UK’s department for Digital, Culture, Media...

FAC and MMF announce winners for the “reimagined” Artist & Manager Awards

11 February 2021

Press release

Michael Kiwanuka & Starwood Management, Michael Adex (NQ), Arlo Parks & Ali Raymond (Beatnik Creative) and Driift to be recognised...

Bergen label Gems partners with Warner Music Norway

11 February 2021

Press release

  Having quickly established itself through recent releases by iris, Jonas Hibiki and døssi, Bergen-based record label GEMS is today announcing...

MU and The Ivors Academy optimistic about a fairer deal for musicians and songwriters following the latest streaming hearing

11 February 2021

Press release

Presenting the issues facing musicians and writers following the growth of streaming as the leading format for music-listening, MU General...

Renewed Europavox Media connects new fans to upcoming artists

11 February 2021

Press release

Europavox.com's makeover: New languages, top lists, weekly curated playlists, new visual identity and editorial content, interactive maps... Europavox was born 15 years...

Evidence session: EU Visa Arrangements for Creative Workers

11 February 2021

Press release

Tuesday 16 February, 10.00 Watch LIVE on parliamentlive.tv Please note there is no access to Parliament  Session will have remote participation by witnesses and Committee members  MPs...

Ninja Tune and Carbon Logic celebrated as AIM Sync Award winners at Global Sync Conference

11 February 2021

Press release

  Today, AIM Sync, the global sync conference and marketplace, took place virtually for the second time due to Covid-19. Over 8,000 viewers from 70 countries tuned in to the specialist event, which featured more than 50 music supervisors...

10 diverse indie artists to benefit from £100,000 music exports boost in the latest round of the Music Export Growth Scheme

10 February 2021

Press release

£100k awarded in 19th wave of Government funding will go towards growing audiences internationally through digital marketing and other forms of overseas...

Nadia Khan, founder of Womxn In CTRL, appointed new AIM Chair

10 February 2021

Press release

  The Association of Independent Music (AIM), the non-profit trade body exclusively representing the UK's independent music sector, has announced Nadia...

One Media iP - Acquisition of 21 Vision catalogue royalties

10 February 2021

Press release

One Media iP Group Plc ("One Media" or the "Company")   Acquisition of 21 Vision catalogue royalties One Media iP Group Plc (AIM: OMIP),...

‘Power Up’ Initiative Opens Application Process for Black music creators and industry professionals

10 February 2021

Press release

Apply HereLady Leshurr and Tiffany Calver Join the list of Ambassadors Supporting the ProgrammeWatch ‘Time To Power Up’ on YouTube...

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