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BPI comment on Economics of Music Streaming report

15 July 2021

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Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive of record labels association the BPI (which represents over 500 UK record labels), said: "The UK's global success...

IMPALA's reaction to UK parliamentary committee on streaming

15 July 2021

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Right conclusion, but other reforms better adapted for independent sector's work with emerging artists Today, the UK DCMS Committee released...

Warner Music Australia announces new appointments

15 July 2021

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CHRISTINA ERSKINE AS SVP MARKETING & PROMOTIONS AUSTRALASIA CATHY OATES AS HEAD OF MARKETING - AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS RICH WILES AS HEAD OF...

Merck Mercuriadis comments on the DCMS Committee Report

15 July 2021

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Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited ("Hipgnosis" or the "Company") DCMS Committee Report The Board of Hipgnosis, the first UK listed investment company offering...

The Sound Lounge - The First Carbon Neutral Grass Roots Music Venue in the UK

15 July 2021

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The Sound Lounge in south London is proud to announce that it has become the UK’s first grassroots music venue...

DICE x SONAR FESTIVAL partnership announcement

15 July 2021

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Today, pioneering international event Sónar Festival has chosen DICE, the world’s fastest growing ticketing and discovery platform, as its exclusive...

Billy Lockett to play 20 show tour of fans' homes & gardens in July & August

15 July 2021

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Billy Lockett announces a 20 show ‘Living Rooms And Gardens Tour’ taking to the road in a camper van with...

ERA statement on DCMS committee inquiry into the Economics of Music Streaming

15 July 2021

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  Following the report today of the DCMS committee inquiry into the Economics Of Music Streaming, ERA CEO Kim Bayley said: “We...

Every Device is a Studio: BandLab Unveils Even More Powerful Creator Tools and Social Elements that Work Everywhere

15 July 2021

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 BandLab has taken a leap forward in its ongoing mission to create a well-equipped studio that anyone can use on any...

Revealed: Music helped Britain survive lockdown as public throw support behind return of live music - new survey shows

14 July 2021

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UK Music, the collective voice of the music industry, today (Wednesday 14 July) publishes a major new survey that reveals the crucial...

Sony Music’s The Orchard Signs Global Distribution Deal With Birmingham Label BE83 Music

14 July 2021

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Founded in 2006 in Birmingham as a content production company, BE83 is now a pioneering music group housing recordings, management,...

Three Six Zero Recordings Promotes Nick Dearmun to General Manager

14 July 2021

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Three Six Zero Recordings, a division of Three Six Zero, has promoted Nick Dearmun to General Manager. At TSZ Recordings,...

Terry Hall presents HOME SESSIONS - Final line-up revealed for major four day festival of live music, DJ sets, film and spoken word

14 July 2021

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  Coventry City of Culture Trust announces the second wave of acts and film screenings for Terry Hall Home Sessions,...

Charlotte de Witte is the latest addition to the Sensorium Galaxy Metaverse

14 July 2021

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Award-winning DJ and producer Charlotte de Witte is revealed as the latest addition to theSensorium Galaxy Metaverse, where she is...

Billy Strings Inks Global Publishing Deal with River House Artists/Sony Music Publishing

14 July 2021

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  River House Artists, in partnership with Sony Music Publishing, today announced the signing of Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Billy Strings to a worldwide publishing administration...

SonicKey enables all music in the world to be identifiable, referenceable and trackable with 100% accuracy

14 July 2021

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New platform is free to use at the point of delivery for artists and rights holders SonicData platform operates at a...

The MU and ISM warn that Government proposals on haulage risks bringing cost-effective touring for small bands to a 'full stop'

14 July 2021

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The Musicians' Union (MU) and the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) have developed a joint response to a Department for...

Amazon Music returns as Heavy Music Awards headline sponsor for 2021

13 July 2021

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  Following the ground-breaking success of HMA20, the Heavy Music Awards is proud to welcome back Amazon Music as headline sponsor for the fifth annual...

TikTok and Spotify launch Premium offer for users in UK

13 July 2021

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TikTok has teamed up with Spotify, the world’s most popular audio streaming service, to offer eligible members of the TikTok...

Universal Music Africa expands exclusive distribution partnership with leading French rapper Booba across Africa

13 July 2021

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Deal encompasses distribution of Booba's acclaimed catalog and future releases throughout the continent for the first time UMA And Booba...

Italian Music Company Artist First offers public access to Le Vibrazioni’s live performance rights for the first time, as industry rises from global lockdown

13 July 2021

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Innovative New Listing Allows Investment in Artist’s Image Rights and Future Touring Revenues   Artist First, the leading Italian record label, event...

Reservoir signs BTS’ “Butter” co-writer Rufio Hooks to a worldwide publishing deal

13 July 2021

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Reservoir has announced the signing of artist, songwriter, and producer Rufio Hooks to a worldwide publishing deal. The deal includes...

CTM Music and We Are Era launch label for online talent!

13 July 2021

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As of June 1, 2021, CTM Music and We Are Era have entered into an exclusive partnership to launch global...

Deezer's free users can now play tunes on Google Home, Nest smart speakers and displays

13 July 2021

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Good things come to those who wait. Starting today, we've made it possible for our free listeners to use their...

Sentric Music Group and Nick Halkes sign PBH & JACK to exclusive songwriting agreement

13 July 2021

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The deal is the first under the Sentric and Halkes JV   Sentric Music Group's rapidly expanding electronic division has today announced...

What Advertisers Need to Know About Gen Z & The Future of Digital Audio According to Spotify

13 July 2021

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Spotify, the world leader in audio streaming, dropped the third volume of Culture Next, the Annual Global Culture and Trends...

BMG launches global benefits program for songwriters

13 July 2021

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BMG is launching a new global Benefits program offering discounts and value-added services to its songwriter and producer clients. Enrollment for...

Believe welcomes Cr2 Records, BLK&WHT RCRDS and Credence relaunch with global distribution deal and partnership.

13 July 2021

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UK independent dance label, Cr2 Records, has signed a global distribution deal and partnership with Believe.  Now celebrating its 17th year, Cr2...

Nancy Dubuc joins Warner Music Group board of directors

13 July 2021

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Highly Respected Media Executive is CEO of VICE Media Group  Thomas H. Lee Named WMG Director Emeritus   Warner Music Group Corp. (“WMG”)...

Details of Oasis Knebworth 1996 Unveiled

13 July 2021

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Feature Length Knebworth Documentary in Cinemas Worldwide from Thursday, 23rd SeptemberCelebrating the 25th Anniversary of Oasis Live at Knebworth Park Tickets...

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