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Renowned music agent and founder/CEO of ITB, Rod MacSween, given an honorary doctorate degree by the University of Exeter in recognition for his outstanding contribution to music.

25 July 2019

Press release

Last week, renowned music agent and founder/CEO of ITB (International Talent Booking), Rod MacSween, was given an honorary doctorate degree...

Ditto Music announces new additions to Australian team

25 July 2019

Press release

Music distributor and record label services company Ditto Music continues its global expansion announcing today the appointment of two new additions to...

Over half of Mercury Prize 2019 artist nominees have had their careers supported by PRS Foundation

25 July 2019

Press release

PRS Foundation, the UK's leading charitable funder of new music and talent development is delighted to see today that 7...

Blue Dot - Review

25 July 2019

Editorial

Just three years ago, when Blue Dot made its debut on the UK festival calendar, the organisers must have had...

Veteran artist Manager Corey Smyth launches Blacksmith Recordings with Capitol Music Group & Motown Records

25 July 2019

Press release

New label dedicated to evolving artist representation beyond music with an emphasis on global marketing, creative and brand strategy   Today, Corey...

AIF statement on Gov response to DCMS Select Committee

25 July 2019

Press release

Below is a statement from the Association of Independent Festivals' CEO Paul Reed on the Government's recently published response to...

2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ revealed

25 July 2019

Press release

The 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ were announced on Thursday 25 July.   The 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums...

2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ to be announced tomorrow

24 July 2019

Press release

  2019 ‘Albums of the Year’ shortlist to be announced on 25 July  2019 Judging Panel confirmed Amazon Music confirmed as 2019 Digital...

Merlin’s Jim Mahoney promoted to VP, Global Operations

24 July 2019

Press release

Merlin, the global rights agency for the independent label sector, today announced that Jim Mahoney is promoted with immediate effect...

IDLES & Jade Bird Lead AIM Independent Music Awards Nominations For 2019

24 July 2019

Press release

Blondie’s Debbie Harry To Receive Outstanding Contribution To Music AwardGeorgia revealed for first-ever live show line-upPublic voting open for Best...

Deezer Introduces New Dark Mode for Android Users

24 July 2019

Press release

Dark mode setting can now be turned on or off at any time on Android mobile or the Deezer websiteBenefits...

Natalie Imbruglia signs to BMG

24 July 2019

Press release

Natalie Imbruglia today announces signing to BMG with a new album likely to come next year.  Posting on her Instagram, Natalie...

The Psychedelic Furs to release first album in 29 years and sign worldwide deal with Cooking Vinyl

23 July 2019

Press release

A new worldwide deal with Cooking Vinyl is set to see post-punk icons The Psychedelic Furs release their first album...

Boris Johnson must support music industry as Brexit and music education top new PM’s in-tray- warns UK Music CEO

23 July 2019

Press release

UK Music CEO Michael Dugher called on new Tory leader and incoming PM Boris Johnson to take swift action on...

2019 breakout star Lizzo signs global agreement with Warner Chappell Music

23 July 2019

Press release

Warner Chappell Music today announced that it has entered into a global publishing administration agreement with rising superstar Lizzo, covering...

Britney Davis has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Artist Relations, Marketing & Special Projects for Capitol Music Group (CMG)

23 July 2019

Press release

Britney Davis has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Artist Relations, Marketing & Special Projects for Capitol...

Coda Agency formally becomes Paradigm

22 July 2019

Press release

Paradigm, home to a diverse roster of globally recognized artists and creators, today announced that London-based CODA Agency will merge...

One Media iP has announced the acquisition of the music catalogue of Locomotive Records, an independent record label

22 July 2019

Press release

One Media iP (AIM: OMIP), the digital media content owner which exploits intellectual digital property rights around music, video and...

Kobalt Music signs Roddy Ricch to publishing deal

22 July 2019

Press release

After Massive Success of First Two Mixtapes & Hundreds of Millions of Lifetime Streams, Breakthrough Rapper Joins Kobalt  Kobalt has announced...

Queen's Iconic Bohemian Rhapsody video reaches 1 billion views on YouTube and Launch 'You Are The Champions' campaign for fans to star in three new videos

22 July 2019

Press release

Queen’s iconic music video for “Bohemian Rhapsody” has now officially passed 1 Billion views on YouTube, making history as the...

Warner Music Denmark partners with Absolute for new Alphabeat album

22 July 2019

Press release

Warner Music Denmark has partnered with Absolute Label Services for the release of a new album from Danish hitmakers Alphabeat...

Reading Festival has completely sold out

22 July 2019

Press release

With over a month to go until Reading & Leeds Festivals 2019, taking place August Bank Holiday Weekend, excitement for...

Ursa is with the band: Artist-centered music streaming service Ursa launches artist sponsorship initiative

22 July 2019

Press release

Ursa, the soon-to-launch music streaming service, is announcing a new artist sponsorship initiative. Initially tested at SXSW this year, the...

Freya Ridings, rising star and singer-songwriter is named as YouTube Music’s Artist On The Rise in the UK.

19 July 2019

Press release

YouTube Music announces British singer-songwriter, Freya Ridings, as the second Artist On The Rise in the UK.  Coinciding with the release...

BBC Radio 1 announce the biggest names in dance for Ibiza

19 July 2019

Press release

BBC Radio 1 is returning to Ibiza, taking some of the biggest artists including David Guetta and Idris Elba to...

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has committed to introducing a Music Board for the region following the recommendations of UK Music’s Greater Manchester Music Review 2019.

19 July 2019

Press release

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has committed to introducing a Music Board for the region following the recommendations of UK...

Music tourism contributes more than £169m to Greater Manchester economy every year

19 July 2019

Press release

Figures released as part of UK Music’s review into music in Greater Manchester show just how important the city-region’s thriving...

AWAL Hires Bianca Bhagat, SVP, Synch & Brand Partnerships

18 July 2019

Press release

AWAL, Kobalt’s recorded music company, announced the hiring of Bianca Bhagat as senior vice president, synch & brand partnerships, AWAL....

Paul McCartney is writing his first musical – an adaptation of one of the world’s most loved films

18 July 2019

Press release

It’s A Wonderful LifeMusic & Lyrics by Paul McCartney Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall Produced by Bill Kenwright Today,...

Quote from Face-value European Alliance for Ticketing (FEAT) Director Sam Shemtob

18 July 2019

Press release

“This is a hugely significant step — Google is the first port of call for fans searching for gig tickets...

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