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Bananarama choose Absolute for first album in 10 years

26 March 2019

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Duo will release In Stereo on April 19Bananarama (Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward) have signed with Absolute Label Services to...

Copyright Directive - BPI comment

26 March 2019

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Responding to the news that the vote on the European Parliament has passed the final Copyright Directive text to update...

‘Creative Mentor Network’ partner with Sony Music UK on inclusion and development mentor programme

26 March 2019

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‘Creative Mentor Network’ (CMN) have partnered with Sony Music UK for a pioneering mentorship programme entitled ‘Positive Influence’. CMN is...

AIM statement: EU Copyright Directive passes

26 March 2019

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“The passing of the copyright directive into EU law represents a momentous opportunity for music and culture across Europe.  Artists...

PRS for Music statement: EU Copyright Directive passes

26 March 2019

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Robert Ashcroft, Chief Executive of PRS for Music:“This is about creating a fair and functioning market for creative works of...

UK Council of Music Makers statement on the European Copyright Directive

26 March 2019

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The UK Council of Music Makers (CMM) welcomes the European Parliament vote to approve the Copyright Directive. This is a...

SoundCloud and Targetspot Announce Exclusive Advertising Partnerships in France, Germany and The Netherlands

26 March 2019

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SoundCloud, the world’s largest open audio platform, together with Targetspot, the most advanced independent digital audio advertising platform, announced today...

Soundvault secures Sony/ATV deal for EMI Production Music

25 March 2019

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SoundVault, the online music rights management company, is delighted to announce a global partnership with Sony/ATV’s EMI Production Music, covering...

Music association BASCA enters new era as The Ivors Academy

25 March 2019

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BASCA, the champion and campaigner for songwriters and composers, unites its work under one banner – taking a cue from its...

Ben Larsen named SVP, International Marketing for Warner Bros. Records.

25 March 2019

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Ben Larsen has been promoted to Senior Vice President, International Marketing for Warner Bros. Records (WBR), based at the label’s...

Third year of consecutive growth in UK record label income, boosted by surging subscription streaming

21 March 2019

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BPI’s new yearbook “All About The Music 2019” reports UK recorded music revenues up by over 20% in 3 years...

Hipgnosis Songs Fund - Acquisition of Music Catalogues

21 March 2019

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Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (“Hipgnosis” or the “Company”) Acquisition of Music Catalogues The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and its Investment...

AIM announces final wave of speakers for flagship conference AIM Connected

21 March 2019

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PHILIP SELWAY, JAMZ SUPERNOVA, MOSES BOYD, NOISEY, STONEWALL, YOUTUBE AND MORE JOIN 150+ SPEAKERS LIMITED TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE   The Association of Independent...

Rick Boardman signs to Warner/Chappell

20 March 2019

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Prolific songwriter and producer Rick Boardman has signed a global publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of...

Blockchain ticketing company, Citizen Ticket, launch charity initiative & new platform features

20 March 2019

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UK blockchain ticketing startup Citizen Ticket have unveiled a host of new features now available on their platform, including the...

7digital appoints Chief Financial Officer

20 March 2019

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7digital (AIM:7DIG), the global leader in B2B end-to-end digital music solutions, announces that it has appointed Julia Hubbard as its...

ADA Worldwide partners with Sara Evans and Born To Fly Records on global distribution deal

20 March 2019

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ADA Worldwide today announced an exclusive partnership with multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans and her label, Born To Fly Records. ADA...

The Great Escape

20 March 2019

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The Great Escape launches ground-breaking new professional development programme thanks to National Lottery funding further boosting the TGE Conference which...

Open letter to Alan Davey, Controller, Radio 3

20 March 2019

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Don’t Cut BBC Late Junction and Jazz Now19th March 2019 Dear Mr Davey, When questions arise as to whether Radio 3 is...

Jem Music Group appoints Naz Idelji as new Managing Director

19 March 2019

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JEM Music Group, the international artist management company founded by Colin Lester, has announced the appointment of Naz Idelji to...

UK Music welcomes "landmark" DCMS Committee report as a "wake-up call" towards safeguarding the live music industry

19 March 2019

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UK Music CEO Michael Dugher today welcomed the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee's Live Music report as a "landmark"...

Music Venue Trust’s Work Recognised by DCMS Live Music Inquiry Report

19 March 2019

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A cross party government report released today recognises five years of work by Music Venue Trust with a clear statement...

PPL announces details of new “Specially Featured Entertainment” tariff

19 March 2019

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Music licensing company PPL has today published details of its new Specially Featured Entertainment (SFE) tariff, coming into effect on...

Spotify announces free Google Home Mini offer

18 March 2019

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Spotify Premium for Family Gets a New Family Member - A Google Home Mini With the Spotify Premium for Family...

DCMS Committee urges public "not to buy or sell tickets" through viagogo

18 March 2019

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FanFair Alliance commentThis morning, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published a new report, calling for action to safeguard the...

Music Venues Need Strategic Support as Much as Crisis Management

18 March 2019

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It seems like every week brings at least one story of a grassroots music venue facing a crisis or closing,...

SXSW Announces 2019 Grulke Prize Winners

17 March 2019

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The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals announced the winners for this year's Grulke Prize. The award, now in its seventh...

BPI announce latest Insight Session

17 March 2019

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'The New Promotion: How to win fans and influence people'   Record label association, the BPI, have announced their latest Insight Session, which will...

Session announces world's first music credits ecosystem

17 March 2019

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Initial Collaborators Include MXM Music, Avid Technology, Universal Music Group and DDEX. Proof-of-concept demo reveal at SXSW, Hilton Hotel, 4th St,...

Africa’s Boomplay Announces Licensing Deal With Warner Music

15 March 2019

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Boomplay, the largest music streaming and download service in Africa, has signed a direct licensing agreement with Warner Music to...

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