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UK Music tells PM the government must protect British music when ‘getting Brexit done’

07 January 2020

Press release

UK Music has warned Boris Johnson the “clock is ticking” and urged PM to make swift progress on securing a...

Concord Music Publishing and Pulse Music Group announce exclusive A&R-driven joint venture

07 January 2020

Press release

Concord Music Publishing and PULSE Music Group have announced a partnership, forming an exclusive joint venture music publishing business. Having...

Warner Music Turkey launches and partners with Doğan on campaigns for local artists

06 January 2020

Press release

Warner Music and Doğan Music are expanding their artistic partnership with a new deal that will see them build a...

Sonarworks, the award-winning audio-tech specialists, announce SoundID

06 January 2020

Press release

- Big data to make a big impact in audio-tech at CES 2020 - SoundID by Sonarworks is a paradigm...

The O2 is crowned Venue of the Decade following a huge 2019 with 219 arena events

02 January 2020

Press release

In a year that saw 219 arena shows, six residencies, over 10 first time performances, a record number of boxing...

Streaming breaks the 100 billion barrier, fuelled by exciting new talent

01 January 2020

Press release

  More than 100bn tracks were played on audio streaming services for the first time in a single year in 2019,...

UK Music announces Andy Edwards as new Director of Research and Analysis

23 December 2019

Press release

UK Music CEO Michael Dugher today announced Andy Edwards will be UK Music’s new Director of Research and Analysis. Andy Edwards...

Sam Fender’s Hypersonic Missiles named as Annie Mac's Hottest Record of the Year 2019

20 December 2019

Press release

Sam Fender’s Hypersonic Missiles has been crowned as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record of the Year 2019, announced tonight in a...

Hipgnosis Songs Fund acquires Savan Kotecha catalogue

20 December 2019

Press release

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

Bandpay: Milestone-based Payment Platform Guarantees Trust Between Collaborators

19 December 2019

Press release

  A singer with a vision for a new single is looking for a producer. She asks around, finds a guy...

News from the Christmas 2019 break

19 December 2019

News

News and features will be updated daily over the Christmas break. The daily email returns on 6 January.   -------------------------------------------------BUSINESSVivendi has sold...

The Ivors 2020 Call for Entries Open

19 December 2019

Press release

Songwriters and screen composers are invited to submit eligible works across song, album, film, television and video game categories  Deadline to...

Andrea Gray appointed Managing Director of PPL PRS

19 December 2019

Press release

PPL and PRS for Music are delighted to announce that Andrea Gray has been appointed as Managing Director for PPL PRS Ltd,...

Selena Gomez to host her own show on BBC Radio 1 on Christmas Day

19 December 2019

Press release

Selena Gomez is the latest addition to Radio 1’s Superstar Playlists, joining some of the biggest names in entertainment as...

UK Music welcomes PM’s move in Queen’s Speech to slash business rates for music venues as a “vital lifeline” and a “victory for common sense”

19 December 2019

Press release

UK Music CEO Michael Dugher has praised a planned Government shake-up of business rates as a “vital lifeline” for grassroots...

Dry Cleaning, Kitt Philippa and Petite Noir among the latest artists to receive support from PRS Foundation’s Momentum Music Fund

19 December 2019

Press release

Applications for the next round are open now – Deadline for submissions is 10 February 2020PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading...

Music tourism adds £92 million to the Sheffield City Region’s economy

19 December 2019

Press release

New figures released today show that music tourism adds more than £92 million to the Sheffield City Region economy each...

AWAL Signs Rising Australian Indie Rock Band, Spacey Jane

19 December 2019

Press release

  AWAL, Kobalt's recording company, today announced a global deal with indie rock band, Spacey Jane. The AWAL Recordings deal offers...

Claire McAuley named SVP of Global Administration at Warner Chappell Music

18 December 2019

Press release

Jo Smith to take up new role as International Director of Society and Industry Affairs   Claire McAuley is being promoted to...

Hipgnosis Songs Fund acquires Johnny McDaid catalogue

18 December 2019

Press release

The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and its Investment Adviser, The Family (Music) Limited, are pleased to announce that...

Kaleidoscope festival returns to London’s iconic Alexandra Park & Palace for 2020

18 December 2019

Press release

On 25th July 2020, Alexandra Park and Palace will once again play host to a kaleidoscope of music and arts,...

95% of Brits can't name a single Christmas number one from the past decade

18 December 2019

Press release

- Just one in 25 people can correctly identify the Christmas number one from last year- Brits believe the Christmas...

OCL announces unique, mobile first, direct-to-fan platform

18 December 2019

Press release

‘PORTES’ TO OFFER UNIQUE VIP FAN ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES… AND IT’S FREE! OCL, a London based technology company, has announced the...

Hipgnosis acquires Brendan O’Brien catalogue

17 December 2019

Press release

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

AEG European Festivals division hires Clare Lusher as first Marketing and Brand Director

17 December 2019

Press release

AEG European Festivals led by CEO Jim King announced today (date) that Clare Lusher will become the division’s first Marketing...

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival 2020 to be held in Camden, London

17 December 2019

Press release

Lauren Laverne announced on her BBC Radio 6 Music Breakfast Show that Camden, London will host the 6 Music Festival...

Ed Howard and Briony Turner named Co-Presidents of Atlantic Records UK

17 December 2019

Press release

Warner Music UK today announced that Briony Turner and Ed Howard have been promoted to Co-Presidents of Atlantic Records UK, effective...

ECSA strongly condemns the malpractices of Epidemic Sound and its disrespect for fundamental authors’ economic and moral rights

17 December 2019

Press release

The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) represents over 30,000 professional composers and songwriters in 27 European countries. Our main...

World-Renowned DJs Debut Unheard Mixes Exclusively on Deezer

17 December 2019

Press release

Get ready to celebrate New Year’s Eve with exclusive DJ mixes. Deezer is bringing innovation to dance music with a...

The BRIT Awards 2020 - Amazon Music confirmed as digital music partner

17 December 2019

Press release

The BRIT Awards 2020 with Mastercard have today announced that Amazon Music will be the digital music partner for next...

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