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Bauer Media UK announces changes to its publishing portfolio following review

23 June 2020

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Bauer Media today outlined changes to 10 brands in its UK Publishing portfolio following the completion of a comprehensive review...

Saban Music Group, Universal Music Publishing Group enter global administration agreement

23 June 2020

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  Saban Music Group (SMG), a music company backed by worldwide entertainment industry pioneer Haim Saban, announced an exclusive, global administration...

Warner Chappell Music opens for business in Shanghai

22 June 2020

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  Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, announced today the opening of a new office in...

Ed Sheeran named the UK’s Most Played Artist for the 4th time in 5 years

22 June 2020

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Collaborations deliver chart success as PPL reveals the Most Played Artists and Tracks of 2019   Today PPL announces its Most Played...

SyncFloor partners with TuneCore to Make Artists' Tracks Easier to Find and Sync

22 June 2020

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  SyncFloor, the search and discovery site for sync, has partnered with independent distributor TuneCore to buildTuneCore Sync on the SyncFloor...

Music Venue Trust leads calls for £50m to save grassroots sector

19 June 2020

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90% of Music Venues and Festivals Facing Permanent Closure. Music Venue Trust (MVT), which represents hundreds of grassroots music venues, has...

Global pop star Anitta signs with Warner Records

19 June 2020

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 ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM FROM ANITTA AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY HITMAKER RYAN TEDDER    Brazilian global superstar Anitta has signed with Warner Records, and her official...

“Opportunity in crisis”: Music Managers Forum AGM plans for the future

18 June 2020

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- Applications open for MMF’s ReBuild support fund for music managers- MMF board hits gender parity with the election of...

Radio 2 Live At Home announced as BBC Proms in the Park and BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park cancelled in 2020

18 June 2020

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BBC Proms in the Park and BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, which are usually held in September, are...

AWAL and Little Simz Team Up Again For Highly Anticipated Album

18 June 2020

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Mercury Prize-Nominated Rapper to Debut New Album in 2021AWAL, Kobalt’s recording company, today announced a worldwide renewed partnership with Simbi...

IFPI opens Sub-Saharan Africa regional office in Nairobi

18 June 2020

Press release

  IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has opened its first regional office in Sub-Saharan Africa (S-SA). ...

Polygon’s 3D binaural headphone mixes are an entirely new listening experience

18 June 2020

Press release

From live events to headphonesFor several years, Polygon has been creating 360-degree sound experiences at major events and festivals all...

VirtualDJ Announces Biggest Ever Updates That Will Change Digital DJing forever

18 June 2020

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Real time stem separation on any track, making live mashups and seamless transitions the new normal on latest update  More...

Industry leaders join forces to support UK Music Diversity Survey

17 June 2020

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Music industry leaders have joined forces to support UK Music's 2020 Music Industry Workforce Diversity Survey which was unveiled yesterday  (June 16).  The...

Hip hop legends Cypress Hill to perform Live from LA with MelodyVR

17 June 2020

Press release

Friday June 19 - 6pm PT/9pm ET/2am (+ 1 day) BST   View the 360° show for free via MelodyVR app on smartphones and...

Digga D and Moses Boyd Lead AIM Awards Nominations As Ceremony Goes Virtual For 2020

17 June 2020

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- Digga D and Moses Boyd top the bill with three nominations each- Hania Rani, Greentea Peng, Floating Points and...

Joachim Pastor signs with Armada Music

17 June 2020

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Joachim Pastor has always been one to carve his own road rather than walk the beaten path, and that includes...

Secretly & Ghostly International Announce New Partnership

17 June 2020

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10 Collective Nominations Earned at This Week’s Libera Awards   Today, Secretly and Ghostly International, two of the independent music...

Rema announced as Apple Music Up Next artist

17 June 2020

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The Self-Captured Up Next Short on iPhone 11 Pro Debuts Exclusively on Apple Music Today Apple Music today announced Nigerian Afropop...

Radiocentre launches industry-specific Tuning In specials

17 June 2020

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  Radiocentre, the industry body for commercial radio, is expanding its Tuning In events to host a series of sector-focused virtual...

Annie Lennox, Sting, Taylor Swift, Emeli Sandé, Jessie J, Paloma Faith, Celeste and more launch The Circle Music Auction

17 June 2020

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All proceeds to go to The Circle’s global Covid-19 Emergency Appeal Trailer HERE Singer-Songwriter, Activist and Founder of The Circle, Annie Lennox, has invited fellow...

Super Hi-Fi signs Octave Group to improve the retail music experience

17 June 2020

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Partnership to help retailers with new audio capabilities  Super Hi-Fi, the AI-powered audio platform that creates engaging digital music listening experiences,...

Fix Streaming Campaign

17 June 2020

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Naomi Pohl, Deputy General Secretary of the Musicians’ Union, and Crispin Hunt, Chair of the Ivors Academy, outline the reasons...

Rebecca Allen appointed President of EMI Records

16 June 2020

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EMI REBORN AS FLAGSHIP UK LABEL Universal Music Group has mapped out a bold new future for one of the most renowned...

Legendary Auto-Tune comes to the Reason Rack

16 June 2020

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Joint development from Antares and Reason Studios brings the industry-standard pitch-correction algorithms into modular cable workflow  Reason Studios announces the release...

Pop Smoke estate signs worldwide publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music as debut album is set to be released

16 June 2020

Press release

  Warner Chappell Music announced today that it has entered into a global co-publishing agreement with the estate of Pop Smoke....

Commercial radio gets temporary relief on transmission costs

16 June 2020

Press release

  The commercial radio sector has welcomed a support package from Arqiva designed to help its customers with the cost of...

Amy Lamé confirmed as the next special guest for "Let's Talk About Music"

16 June 2020

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Tickets now available for free BPI/Official Charts event on 30th June to mark Pride   BPI and Official Charts Company are delighted to partner once again...

UK Music unveils 2020 workforce diversity survey in fight to bring about “major change” in music industry

16 June 2020

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  UK Music, the voice of the UK’s commercial music industry, today (June 16) launched its Music Industry Workforce Diversity Survey...

UTA names two partners

16 June 2020

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Agents Emerson Davis And Chelsea McKinnies Elevated To Partners   Leading global talent and entertainment company UTA today announced the promotion of...

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