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#RecordStoreOfTheDay Campaign Relaunches In Support Of Independent Record Shops

13 November 2020

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Supported by AIM, BPI, ERA, and a host of UK DistributorsThe campaign features two rounds of competitions, offering £100s in...

Hipgnosis acquires share in Rick James catalogue

13 November 2020

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Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (“Hipgnosis” or the “Company”) Acquisition of Music Catalogue The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, the first UK...

Beabadoobee announced as Apple Music Up Next artist

12 November 2020

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Up Next Short Shot on iPhone Debuts Exclusively on Apple Music Today   Watch the trailer HERE   Apple Music today announced UK singer-songwriter beabadoobee...

Sound City Korea going online for 2020

12 November 2020

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As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sound City Korea 2020 will be broadcast globally, for free via the Guest...

RIAA Statement in Response to United States Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property

12 November 2020

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  On November 9, the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator released a forward-looking plan to continue America’s bipartisan tradition of strong...

Concord Music Publishing inks new agreement with Donovan Woods

12 November 2020

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  Today, Concord Music Publishing is pleased to announce the signing of award-winning singer-songwriter Donovan Woods. The new publishing agreement, effective...

Amazon Music Kicks Off Christmas with New Amazon Original Songs from Justin Bieber, Jess Glynne, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Cullum, Carrie Underwood and More

12 November 2020

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Amazon Music today announced its kickoff to the Christmas season with a slate of brand-new Christmas content for listeners, including...

Super Hi-Fi announces conductor: the AI audio production toolset for streaming audio services

12 November 2020

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The Next Generation Of Artificial Intelligence Capabilities To Curate And Present Personalized, On-Demand Audio Content In Real-Time Based On Musical...

Tidal adds millions of master quality tracks, offering extensive catalog of highest quality streaming audio

12 November 2020

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MQA Users Have Doubled Since 2019 On TIDALTIDAL HiFi Users Now Stream 40% More Tracks In Master Quality Than Last...

Association for Electronic Music launches Code of Conduct against sexual harassment & gender discrimination

12 November 2020

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DOWNLOAD CODE OF CONDUCT HERE   A powerful response from the industry for the industry, this Code of Conduct is launched with...

#savethe30 - Music Venue Trust Announces New Phase of #saveourvenues Campaign to Save Remaining 30 Venues in Crisis

11 November 2020

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Music Venue Trust (MVT), which represents hundreds of UK grassroots music venues (GMVs), has announced #savethe30, a new phase of...

Warner Music inks licensing deal with Audiomack for key African territories

11 November 2020

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  Warner Music has announced a new licensing agreement with artist-first music streaming platform Audiomack, making the record company’s diverse catalogue...

BBC Radio 1 to host Lockdown Awards show

11 November 2020

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In a special edition of Radio 1 Breakfast, BBC Radio 1 will host an awards show with a difference to celebrate...

Round Hill Music Royalty Fund - Results of Initial Public Offering

11 November 2020

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Round Hill Music Royalty Fund Limited (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised gross proceeds of US$282,000,000...

DCMS Committee to examine the future of UK music festivals

11 November 2020

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How to ensure the survival of UK music festivals is the subject of a new inquiry launched by the...

Spotify’s Our Generation playlist announces a community-first approach to creative revamp, including takeovers by beabadoobee, Thomas Headon, and Biig Piig.

11 November 2020

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Spotify’s Our Generation playlist - a curated hub that spotlights the most anticipated tracks amongst Gen Z - is rebranding...

London Trio Berries Announce Signing to Xtra Mile Recordings

10 November 2020

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A three piece with a penchant for effortlessly combining off kilter melodies with guttural grunge, London trio BERRIES have been...

Nils Frahm and Felix Grimm sign label deal with BMG

10 November 2020

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German musician, composer, and producer Nils Frahm and his long-time manager Felix Grimm have signed an exclusive global label deal...

Thirty-fifth edition of ESNS becomes fully digital

10 November 2020

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ESNS 2021 focus on European new music and the road to recovery  The conference and showcase festival ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag)...

Morgan Howell donates hand painted SuperSizeArt of Ben E. King's original vinyl sleeve

10 November 2020

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AUCTIONED VIA eBAY WITH ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO HELP MUSICIANS   (AUCTION ENDS 18 NOVEMBER)    PART OF THE #STANDBYME (2020) FUND-RAISING EFFORT  BROUGHT TO YOU...

Young Poet Records Announce Funding Success

10 November 2020

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Founders Hugh Worskett & Will Frank ‘Full of Confidence’ for 2021  Guy Garvey, Jamie Hartman & Tom Firth Join Advisory Group   Young...

Sentric signs Don Broco to exclusive songwriting agreement

10 November 2020

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Sentric Music Group has signed Don Broco to an exclusive songwriting agreement that covers future works. The British rock band released...

Music Collective, The Rattle, Continues to Grow, Doubles Down on its Commitment to a Fairer Music Ecosystem in L.A.

10 November 2020

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Today, The Rattle is announcing the full opening of its L.A. location, surviving against the odds throughout the first wave...

The UK’s independent sync conference, AIM Sync, returns as virtual event for 2021

10 November 2020

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 The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced the first sessions and speakers of the UK’s leading independent sync market and...

Sony/ATV Signs Jason Evigan to Worldwide Deal

10 November 2020

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Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced it has signed renowned songwriter and producer Jason Evigan to a worldwide publishing administration agreement.Jason...

IMPALA welcomes top-up for culture in future EU budget

10 November 2020

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Earlier today, EU institutions reached a preliminary political agreement on the future EU budget 2021-2027, ending months of deadlock. If...

Best Art Vinyl Award 2020

09 November 2020

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Best of Record Cover Art & Design Shortlist Reflects a Year of Lockdowns and Self-Isolation with Self Portrait Album Covers     On November...

Super Saturday: Driift sell more than 150,000 tickets for online shows from Niall Horan and Kylie Minogue

09 November 2020

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The two commercially successful events highlight global demand for high-quality ticketed livestreams Fans from 151 countries purchased tickets to experience Niall's...

Kylie Minogue joins Robbie Williams as shareholder in UK music streaming innovator ROXi

09 November 2020

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  Pop legend Kylie Minogue has joined UK music streaming innovator ROXi as a major shareholder in the business alongside Robbie...

Much loved London bar and music venue The Social joins forces with the team behind Omeara and Lafayette

09 November 2020

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Thriving new partnership offers central London venue a safer, stable future  The Social are very excited to be joining forces with...

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