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Warner Music Group names Kareem Chin SVP, Head of Investor Relations

08 September 2020

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Highly Regarded Media Exec Joins Company Following Recent IPO   Warner Music Group (WMG) announced today that Kareem Chin has joined the...

Deezer debuts audiobooks channel in the Netherlands

08 September 2020

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What do Stephen Hawking, Michelle Obama and Wouter Laumans all have in common? They’re all waiting for you to listen...

Quincy Jones returns to Warner Chappell Music in exclusive worldwide publishing deal

08 September 2020

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Administration Pact Covers Majority of Catalog and Future Work   Warner Chappell Music announced today that it has entered into a global...

Sony/ATV Nashville signs Jay Brunswick to worldwide deal

08 September 2020

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  Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville announced it has signed hit country music songwriter and producer Jay Brunswick to a worldwide...

BBC Music announces coverage plans for the 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize Album Of The Year

07 September 2020

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BBC Music, the official broadcast partner of the 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize, today announces its TV, radio and online plans...

David Guetta and Sia pre-release new single Let's Love on TikTok

07 September 2020

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Unique preview for fans one week before global launch on 11th September   TikTokers are getting a five-day premiere of David Guetta...

Trenton Harrison-Lewis joins Warner Music UK in dual ADA/WMUK artist and label development role

07 September 2020

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  Highly regarded artist manager Trenton Harrison-Lewis has joined Warner Music UK (WMUK) in a newly created dual role as SVP Artist...

AWAL Signs Global Deal With Joesef

07 September 2020

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BBC’s “Sound of 2020” Nominee Teams Up with AWAL to Release Debut AlbumAWAL, Kobalt’s recording company, today announced a global...

Piccadilly Lights taken over for Digital Detox Day

07 September 2020

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Celebrities Rita Ora, Ronnie Wood, Maya Jama, Sam Smith, Joel Dommett supported mental health initiative Over 50 countries took part...

‘Passport: Back to our Roots’ announce second group of artists playing gigs to save grassroots music venues

07 September 2020

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“Without grassroots music venues, there are no big acts. It’s as simple as that.” KT Tunstall   Pet Shop Boys, KT Tunstall, Russell...

UK Music backs parliamentary bid to safeguard music industry amid fears over government’s post-Brexit immigration shake-up

07 September 2020

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UK Music has thrown its support behind a drive to back the music industry amid mounting concern over the impact...

Jukebox PR Hires New Director of Operations to drive forward new business opportunities following by Covid 19

07 September 2020

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Jukebox PR continues to expand even in these unprecedented times with the announcement today that Josh Karpf joins the team...

Everything Everything announce ‘Everything Everything: Virtual Re-animator’ – the first album release show held in virtual reality

07 September 2020

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AN INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL REALITY EVENT, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SANSAR. EVENT LAUNCHES THE NEW ALBUM ‘RE-ANIMATOR’, OUT SEPTEMBER 11TH.   “Restlessly creative.” **** - Q “Intricate yet seamless electronic...

Lewis Capaldi Hits Huge Milestone of 1 Million UK Sales for Debut Album 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent'

05 September 2020

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Biggest Selling Album & Single Of 2019 Album Has Not Left the UK Top 10 For 68 Weeks x5 Top 10 Singles...

EMI Records becomes first label to score five albums in the Top 10 Official Album's Chart this decade

05 September 2020

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  Today, EMI Records becomes the first label this decade to score five albums from multiple artists in the Top 10...

Heavy Music Awards 2020 winners announced

04 September 2020

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- SLIPKNOT, BRING ME THE HORIZON, DON BROCO, RAMMSTEIN AND MORE HONOURED AT BASH STREAMED VIA AMAZON MUSIC UK'S TWITCH...

Sony Music UK’s 4th Floor Creative Launches Artist-Led Quiz Skill “Number One Fan” for Amazon Alexa

04 September 2020

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Tom Walker First To Put His Fans To The Test Artists take the reins as quiz host, testing fans’ knowledge every...

D.O.D and Armada Music celebrate exclusive signing with release of first single: 'Cardboard Box'

04 September 2020

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D.O.D has been making ginormous waves across the dance music scene as of late, and the U.K. DJ and producer...

Record Store Day UK announce new line up of exclusive releases for September and October Drops

03 September 2020

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Lewis Capaldi, Daft Punk, Kali Uchis, Neneh Cherry, Sports Team and more to support indie record shops with new releases...

BBC Radio 1 to bring in brand new presenters for Christmas 2020

03 September 2020

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BBC Radio 1 will be bringing in a host of brand new presenters between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve...

Music Industry Trusts’ Award postpone to November 2021

03 September 2020

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Today we are saddened to announce the postponement of this year's Music Industry Trusts Awardceremony in light of the current...

Kobalt Signs Publishing Deal With Mr Eazi’s emPawa Publishing

03 September 2020

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Kobalt today announced it has signed a worldwide agreement with emPawa Publishing. The partnership with the independent African music company...

BMG appoints Levy Isabella to head Benelux operations

03 September 2020

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  BMG has appointed Hilversum-based Levy Isabella as Managing Director Benelux. He will report to Dominique Casimir, BMG, EVP Repertoire &...

FUGA Power Up With Three Senior Hires

03 September 2020

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Former Ditto Music Head of Artist & Label Services, Craig May joins as Global Head of Streaming & Marketing Services...

Feeling Good: Music, Wellbeing & Technology

03 September 2020

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BPI announces its next Insight Session for 1st October 2020   The BPI is pleased to announce that the latest in its regular...

Global superstars BTS celebrate new Hyundai EV brand – Ioniq – with new song and video

02 September 2020

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Exclusive limited-edition merchandise giveaway also announced   As part of Hyundai's ongoing collaboration with fellow global superstars BTS, and to celebrate the...

Warner Chappell Music celebrate Ivor Novello wins

02 September 2020

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  Warner Chappell Music is celebrating big wins at the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards which were announced today.  Chappell songwriters Dave...

Irish promoters announce new event promotions company: Singular Artists

02 September 2020

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  - Fin O’Leary, Brian Hand and Simon Merriman announce they have come together to launch a new company Singular Artists   -...

MPG launches Studio Membership

02 September 2020

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https://mpg.org.uk/featured-categories/studio-membership/   The Music Producers Guild today announced a new corporate membership for recording and rehearsal studios. The move comes following a...

Kobalt and SMACKSongs Extend Worldwide Publishing Partnership

02 September 2020

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Kobalt has announced a renewed partnership with Nashville-based music publishing powerhouse, SMACKSongs. The deal includes a continuation of publishing administration,...

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