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Uncharted Territory: Entertainment Intelligence’s New Indie Benchmarks Create Guideposts in a Data Wilderness

19 September 2019

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Charts are nice if you’re part of music’s top 10%, but what about the other 90%? Public data analytics dashboards look...

YMU Group Appoints Mary Bekhait As First UK CEO

19 September 2019

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Group Continues Focus on Global Expansion Strategy Leading talent management company YMU Group today announced the appointment of Mary Bekhait to the newly created role...

National Album Day ‘white label’ vinyl album auction raising funds for The BRIT Trust

18 September 2019

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300 collectible LPs by artists ranging from David Bowie, Ed Sheeran, Liam Gallagher, The Jam,    Arctic Monkeys, Oasis and Coldplay...

James Morton re-elected as ERA Chairman

18 September 2019

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HMV’s John Hirst joins ERA boardJames Morton has been re-elected as non-executive Chairman of the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA), it...

First Fifty acts announced

18 September 2019

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INC:MASTER PEACE, AYO BRITAIN, CHLOBOCOP, SASSY 009, HOUSE OF PHARAOHS, JOHN, WEIRD MILK, BOY SCOUTS, SARATHY KORWAR, SONS OF RAPHAEL...

Noel Gallagher to be honoured with the BMI President’s Award at the 2019 BMI London Awards on October 21

17 September 2019

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Rock Icon And Multi-Million-Selling, Ivor Novello Award-Winning Songwriter Noel Gallagher To Receive Prestigious Award At Ceremony Celebrating the Previous Year’s...

Aitch, L Devine and Easy Life join Deezer NEXT 2019

17 September 2019

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Manchester rapper Aitch, North Tyneside pop artist L Devine and Leicester band Easy Life join Deezer NEXT as UK local...

BMG appoints Ian Ramage to head US strike force for UK music

17 September 2019

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BMG has appointed seasoned music business all-rounder Ian Ramage to head a new strike force for UK repertoire in the US in a first for...

FanFair Alliance launches new guidance to help artists and managers tackle exploitative secondary ticketing

17 September 2019

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  FanFair advocates simplified T&Cs to promote "consumer-only" ticket sale and "consumer-friendly" resale. Download HERE New YouGov research indicates audiences want artists and...

CD Baby Expands its Creator Services Team with Global Head of Promotions Addition

17 September 2019

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CD Baby continues its significant focus on and investment in the development of artists’ careers with the further growth of...

Universal Music Group announces strategic expansion and key label launches within South East Asia to boost focus on domestic and local language artists

17 September 2019

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World leader in music-based entertainment announces the arrival of Def Jam South East Asia, Astralwerks Asia, Ingrooves & Spinnup for...

Sony/ATV signs Sam Hollander to worldwide publishng deal

17 September 2019

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Songwriter co-wrote Panic! At The Disco’s 2019 global hit “High Hopes” Sony/ATV Music Publishing has entered into a worldwide futures deal...

Kobalt hires Sebastien Cayla to oversee Synch and Brand Partnerships in France

17 September 2019

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Kobalt and AWAL Strengthen Global Footprint With Continued Hiring in Paris Office Kobalt today announced the recent hiring of Sebastien...

ESNS announces first acts for 2020 edition

17 September 2019

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37 acts from 26 countries, selected in cooperation with EBU, confirmed to showcase in Groningen. Amy Root, Black Country New...

ESNS 2020 Conference Update

17 September 2019

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ESNS 2020 is slowly approaching, so we are happy to update you on the conference programme.Keynote Jonathan Poneman (Sub Pop)In...

Sony/ATV signs Rihanna to worldwide publishing deal

16 September 2019

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Agreement covers superstar’s entire song catalog and future works   Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal to represent the entire...

AEG Presents and Eden Project form new Eden Sessions Joint Venture

16 September 2019

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The Eden Project and global live events company AEG Presents today (Monday September 16) announced a new partnership to run...

Accelerator Programme for Music Managers to return in 2020

15 September 2019

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  YouTube Music confirm support for the Music Managers Forum's groundbreaking grants and educational initiative  Applications to open on October 15th 2019 24...

Q Awards 2019 shortlist nominations announced

13 September 2019

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Q MAGAZINE READERS' SHORTLIST SHOWCASES A GLOBAL, ROBUST AND DIVERSE MUSICAL LANDSCAPE  THE 1975 AND BILLIE EILISH LEAD 2019 WITH A HUGE...

Killer Tracks Rebrands as Universal Production Music

13 September 2019

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A Universal Music Group subsidiary, the new brand reinforces the company's commitment to providing the best in music quality and technology...

John Clifford to head BMG Production music after revenues double in two years

13 September 2019

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  BMG has appointed London-based John Clifford to head its worldwide production music business. BMG Production Music (BMGPM) is the fastest-growing provider of one-stop,...

Warner Records partners with newly formed Masked Records

13 September 2019

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 Label Headed by Masked Gorilla Founder and Hip-Hop Entrepreneur Roger Gengo  JV’s First Signing is Breakout Artist 2KBABY   Warner Records has entered...

Vevo celebrates a decade of music video

13 September 2019

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  Vevo, the world's largest all-premium music video platform has announced that 2019 marks its 10-year anniversary.  Vevo has seen tremendous growth...

BBC’s Bring the Noise puts music at the heart of learning

12 September 2019

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New BBC campaign, Bring the Noise, to inspire children to become musicians and discover the joys of music-making Zara Larsson, Nile Rodgers, JP...

2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize

12 September 2019

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2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize announces full line-up of live performances for the Awards Show - on Thursday, 19 September 2019...

Round Hill Music signs Andy Taylor

11 September 2019

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Round Hill Music is proud to announce their worldwide publishing deal with multi award-winning artist Andy Taylor. A songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer, Taylor is...

Sony/ATV extends worldwide deal with Grammy-winning songwriter Boi-1da

11 September 2019

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Has penned hits for superstars including Drake, Rihanna, Eminem, Cardi B  Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its long-term global deal with...

BMI names Shirin Foroutan Vice President, Creative, Europe

11 September 2019

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BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) is pleased to announce that Shirin Foroutan has been named Vice President, Creative, Europe. Foroutan will...

Music tech startup, PEEX, appoints new CEO, Patrick Vosgimorukian

11 September 2019

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PEEX, a new and revolutionary music tech startup which allows concert goers to have perfect quality sound anywhere within a...

Take Note Academy London

11 September 2019

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Saturday November 16th 2019 10am – 9pm Second Home, Spitalfields E1 5JL London   Educating, inspiring and connecting the next generation of the music industry   Take...

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