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BPI “All About the Music” 2022 yearbook reveals more artists and tracks succeed on streaming than ever before

28 April 2022

Press release

  New analysis from the BPI – the UK association of independent and major record labels – reveals that a record...

ASM Global's AO Arena in Manchester unveils dramatic multi-million pound three-year re-imagination of legendary venue

28 April 2022

Press release

AO Arena In Manchester To Embark On £50 Million Phased Development Intended To Further Elevate The Historic Live Entertainment Venue...

AWAL Launches the AWAL Academy at Liverpool Sound City 2022

28 April 2022

Press release

The AWAL Academy is a series of filmed interviews with experts in music promotion and marketing, that together create a...

The Weeknd expands global partnership with Universal Music Group

28 April 2022

Press release

Deal further extends relationship across recorded music with Republic Records, music publishing with Universal Music Publishing Group, merchandise and audiovisual...

BMG acquires Primal Scream song rights

28 April 2022

Press release

  BMG has acquired a 50% stake in the song interests of Bobby Gillespie, Andrew Innes and the late Robert Young...

IMS Ibiza 2022 Web3 & Metaverse Day - Electronic Music Leads NFT Space and Empowers Artists.

28 April 2022

Press release

IMS IBIZA 2022 WEB3 & METAVERSE DAY ‘ELECTRONIC MUSIC IS THE SOUNDTRACK TO WEB3.0’(Pixelynx CEO Inder Phull) SPEAKERS INCLUDED DEADMAU5,...

The Youth Music NextGen Fund tackles big barriers for creatives

27 April 2022

Press release

Round three of the Youth Music NextGen Fund is open for applications until 23 May The fund will provide £80,000 to...

Ticketmaster launches in South Africa

27 April 2022

Press release

  Ticketmaster, the global leader in live event ticketing, is bringing its advanced digital ticketing technology to South Africa, with headquarters...

Little Mix Announce 'The Last Show (for now...)'

27 April 2022

Press release

A Global Livestream Of The Final Show Of Their Confetti Tour Live From London's O2 Arena Last Chance To See The...

48 UK music organisations announced as PRS Foundation Talent Development Partners

27 April 2022

Press release

  The network includes venues, festivals, rehearsal spaces, studios and other talent development experts supporting talent from the grassroots up PRS Foundation’s...

BBC World Service’s critically acclaimed ‘U.Me: The Musical' lauded with four New York Festivals Radio Awards

27 April 2022

Press release

MUSIC AND SOUND PRODUCED BY MAGNUM OPUS BROADCASTING  MUSIC AND LYRICS BY THEO JAMIESON   Steve Levine and Magnum Opus Broadcasting presented with four...

Island Records collaborates with Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov on charity NFT campaign with Bonhams London

27 April 2022

Press release

Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov is auctioning a collection of five digital artwork NFTs via Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers, London between...

IMS Business Report 2022: Electronic Music Industry Pioneers The NFT & Digital Space, Innovating Its Way To A Recovery. Market Valuation $6 Billion

27 April 2022

Press release

IMS Business Report PR 2022Presented by PIXELYNX and powered by Viberate ELECTRONIC MUSIC INDUSTRY PIONEERS THE NFT & DIGITAL SPACE, INNOVATING...

Abbey Road Studios confirms Eric Johnson as their ‘Icon’ award winner for this year’s inaugural Music Photography Awards

26 April 2022

Press release

The awards will celebrate the unforgettable, unique and unsung music images of 2021 Awards ceremony will take place on 14 May...

TuneCore Reaches Milestone of $2.5 Billion Earned by Independent Artists

26 April 2022

Press release

The company pays out 100% of 100%, with no commission on earnings from digital music distribution to download and streaming...

X-Ray Touring new appointments

26 April 2022

Press release

X-ray Touring has announced that Jo Biddiscombe has been appointed a director of the company. Jo has been with the...

EU Reaches a Deal on Tighter Digital Rules To Improve Ticket Resale

26 April 2022

Press release

  Digital Services Act will require secondary ticketing marketplaces to act responsibly by making sure information provided by sellers is reliable,...

Social music creation platform BandLab raises US$65m Series B funding, with Prosus Ventures joining as a new investor

26 April 2022

Press release

  BandLab, the Singapore-based social music platform bringing pro-quality creator tools to music makers worldwide, today announced the close of its...

IMPALA welcomes EU court judgement on Article 17

26 April 2022

Press release

This morning, the Court of Justice of the EU dismissed the challenge brought by Poland against Article 17 of the...

Warner Music Group launches in-house podcast network, Interval Presents

26 April 2022

Press release

Company will produce multi-format audio content at the intersection of music, pop culture, and social impact  First slate of shows includes...

Off the (block)chain: Crypto exchange Luno announced as presenting partner of All Points East

26 April 2022

Press release

Luno, the cryptocurrency exchange with over 10m users worldwide, is to be the presenting partner of this year’s All Points...

Ray BLK, Jack Garratt, Fiona Bevan and Jamie Hartman lead events at Ivors Week to support up-and-coming music makers

25 April 2022

Press release

  Songwriters Ray BLK and Jack Garratt will join co-author of Can Music Make You Sick? Sally Anne Gross and counsellor Denise Devenish for...

Co-op Live opens for bookings

25 April 2022

Press release

  Co-op Live, the new world-class arena in Manchester backed by global superstar Harry Styles, has opened bookings for its pre-opening...

PRS for Music: UK's leading music society sees 22.4% increase in revenues in 2021 to £777.1m

25 April 2022

Press release

Strong year-on-year growth driven by increase in online royalties, up 45.6% in 2021 Public performance royalties begin to bounce back as...

Sky Ferreira

25 April 2022

Press release

As the world awaits her new album announcement the critically-acclaimed actress, Capitol Records recording artist, songwriter, and model makes a...

TicketSwap joins STAR - Society of Ticket Agents & Retailers

22 April 2022

Press release

This is only the second time in STAR’s 25-year history that a company dedicated to ticket resale has been welcomed...

Lee & Thompson promotes Liv Lyons to Partner

22 April 2022

Press release

Lee & Thompson – the UK's leading law firm for the media, entertainment & creative industries - is delighted to...

LIVE invited to join Government group managing effects of Brexit on business

22 April 2022

Press release

  LIVE invited to join the Government’s UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement Domestic Advisory Group. LIVE’s membership is fully supported by a wide...

Music economist Chris Carey joins Opinium to launch new Music, Media and Entertainment team

22 April 2022

Press release

Award winning London-based insight agency Opinium Research has hired well known music economist Chris Carey to run its new Music, Media and...

Majid Jordan Sign With Three Six Zero

22 April 2022

Press release

Three Six Zero have announced the signing of visionary Toronto-based duo Majid Jordan as a management client.  Majid Jordan, comprising singer...

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