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Music never sleeps at Midem

17 May 2019

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Midem, the home of the global music community, will place artists and creation at the core of its annual Cannes...

RAJAR Q1 2019 results - Global leads market with top 4 commercial stations

16 May 2019

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GLOBAL CONTINUES TO LEAD THE UK COMMERCIAL RADIO MARKET WITH 25.2M WEEKLY LISTENERS GLOBAL LEADS THE PACK WITH THE TOP FOUR...

Sarah Woods appointed Director of Communications & Business Services by Help Musicians

16 May 2019

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Help Musicians CEO James Ainscough announced today the appointment of Sarah Woods into the new position of Director of Communications...

Bauer smashes the 70% digital mark for the first time led by KISSTORY

16 May 2019

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Bauer smashes the 70% digital mark for the first time led by KISSTORY – No. 1 commercial digital station, Absolute...

Sony/ATV promotes David Ventura and Tim Major to head UK company

16 May 2019

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Ventura appointed President/Co-MD; Major becomes Co-MD   Sony/ATV Music Publishing Chairman and CEO Jon Platt has announced that David Ventura and Tim Major will head...

Andrea C. Martin appointed Chief Executive of PRS for Music

16 May 2019

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PRS for Music has announced that Andrea C. Martin has been appointed Chief Executive and will take up the position on...

Festival Republic announce a new tented concert series in Gunnersbury Park

16 May 2019

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LONDON’S NEW TENTED CONCERT SERIES IN GUNNERSBURY PARKTICKETS FROM £35+BF – ON SALE 24 MAY AT 9AM Festival Republic have today...

ICMP to host Reboot - the music business education conference

16 May 2019

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  First event of its kind to explore music business and entrepreneurship education  Experts from BBC Radio 1, Music Ally and Florida’s...

BRIT Awards' Charity - The BRIT Trust - celebrates its 30th birthday and announces that it has now given out well over £25 million to worth causes

15 May 2019

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BRIT AWARDS’ CHARITY – THE BRIT TRUST – CELEBRATES ITS 30TH BIRTHDAY AND ANNOUNCES THAT IT HAS NOW GIVEN OUT...

Funnel Music appoints Tim Delaney as CEO

15 May 2019

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Funnel Music, which addresses the many issues of artist development by focusing on the resource gap that plagues the artist...

Live Nation acquires PDH Music, Denmark’s leading booking and artist management agency

15 May 2019

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Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired Danish booking agency and artist...

Akira Nomoto appointed as General Manager, Merlin Japan

15 May 2019

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• Spotify Japan’s former Director of Licensing and Label Relations to spearhead expansion of Merlin’s activities • Kaoruko Hill promoted to Head of Member Services and Operations for...

James Purnell reveals a new public service algorithm for BBC Sounds

14 May 2019

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James Purnell, BBC’s Director of Radio and Education, speaking today (Monday May 13th ) at the Radio Festival in London,...

Minister confirms digital radio review

14 May 2019

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Margot James, MP, Minister for Digital and Creative Industries at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has today...

Liverpool Philharmonic, Help Musicians UK and Liverpool John Moores University announce pioneering research partnership

14 May 2019

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Inaugural partnership to explore injury prevention through collaborative PhD study for long-term benefit of musicians across sector   Liverpool Philharmonic, Help Musicians...

Deezer partners with Greencopper to bring festival lineup playlists to fans

14 May 2019

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Greencopper, the leading festival app provider, and Deezer, the global music streaming service, are building excitement ahead of this summer’s...

Kobalt Signs Publishing Deal With The Other Songs

14 May 2019

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Kobalt today announced it has signed a worldwide agreement with The Other Songs. The partnership with the independent British music...

CTM extends worldwide publishing deal with composer Vincent Van De Ende

13 May 2019

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Producer and composer Vincent van de Ende a/k/a Avedon extended his music publishing deal with one of the top indie...

Multi-platinum selling Spanish singer songwriter Melendi has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music

13 May 2019

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Multi-platinum selling Spanish singer songwriter Melendi has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of...

Kobalt promotes Amanda Samii to Vice President, Creative

13 May 2019

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Kobalt Music Publishing has promoted Amanda Samii to the position of VP, Creative. Based in Kobalt’s Los Angeles office, Samii...

The Orchard recruits Lisa Logutenkow to lead Canadian operations

13 May 2019

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The Orchard announced today that it has named Lisa Logutenkow, Vice President, Canada. Based in Toronto, she will report to...

International Music Summit (IMS) Ibiza

13 May 2019

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INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT IBIZA  ANNOUNCES FINAL DETAILS & FULL IMS WEEK SCHEDULE FEATURING 118 GLOBAL LEADERS & EXPERTS PLUS ISLAND WIDE...

Live Music Venue Borderline Set to Close

13 May 2019

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London live music venue Borderline will be closing this summer.   With ever increasing rents, rising business rates and ongoing redevelopment plans...

MIXMAG and BUDWEISER announce their Global Music Cultural Partnership, the BudX Global Program

13 May 2019

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MIXMAG and BUDWEISER are thrilled to announce their Global Music Cultural Partnership, the BudX Global Program. The partnership from the...

Funding breakthrough for grassroots music venues

12 May 2019

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Good News for artists, audiences and venues across the UK Music Venue Trust, the charity created to protect, secure and improve...

The Great Escape

12 May 2019

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580 ARTISTS PLAY 780 GIGS ACROSS 4 EPIC DAYS IN BRIGHTON   The final day of The Great Escape was electric from start...

Hipgnosis acquires David A. Stewart music catalogue

10 May 2019

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

Dubset Launches mau5trap MixCRATE, VIP Mixes in its First Deal to Highlight a Pivotal Electronic Music Catalog

10 May 2019

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Dubset is unveiling a new way for DJs to find tracks for their mixes. By partnering with mau5trap, the label...

New survey reveals the "hidden barriers" faced by disabled musicians and artists

09 May 2019

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  Nationwide survey by music charity Attitude is Everything indicates artists with access requirements and long-term health conditions are encountering career-damaging obstacles when...

Are UK songwriters losing millions in streaming royalties?

09 May 2019

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- New $ong Royalties Guide highlights how global licensing inefficiencies relegate songwriters and composers to the slow lane.- While self-releasing...

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