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IMS Ibiza announces final details and full IMS Week schedule featuring 118 global leaders and experts plus island wide networking events and parties

09 May 2019

Press release

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

Entertainment One secures publishing deal with Portland’s hip hop music producer Trox

09 May 2019

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In its commitment to deepening its relationship with top music talent, Entertainment One (eOne) announces a global publishing administration deal...

Southbank Centre announces first names for Nile Rodgers’ Meltdown festival

09 May 2019

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Featuring: Nile Rodgers & CHIC, the World Premiere of Eurythmics Songbook, Despacio, Thundercat, Anitta, SOPHIE, Songhoy Blues, Alfa Mist, Durand...

Deezer Makes Voice Activated Music Available to Free Users with Amazon Alexa

09 May 2019

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Listening to music using voice control has never been more accessible for Deezer users. For the first time ever, global...

The BRITs Apprentice Scheme announces 2019 intake

08 May 2019

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Returning for its second round, The BRITs Apprenticeship Scheme officially launched this week with talented successful applicants taking their positions...

Independent festivals say no to single-use tents

08 May 2019

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Association of Independent Festivals calls on major retailers such as Argos and Tesco to stop marketing ‘festival tents’ as single-use...

Universal Music Group announces strategic expansion within Southeast Asia and appoints Calvin Wong as CEO for the region

08 May 2019

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New Regional UMG Headquarters for Southeast Asia to open in Singapore Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music entertainment,...

Cooking Vinyl make a splash with new signings Swim Deep and more

08 May 2019

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Also sign Isobel Campbell, Sam Lee, Kerri Watt, and Saint Raymond  Cooking Vinyl have had an exciting start to 2019 with...

How technology changed music: Pink Floyd's Nick Mason presents BBC World Service series

08 May 2019

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A new landmark nine-part Open University and BBC series on the BBC World Service, A History of Music in Technology...

AIM Announce Regional Champions Initiative

07 May 2019

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The Association of Independent Music (AIM), the trade body exclusively representing the UK’s independent music sector, which makes up around...

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has partnered with Arketek Publishing to sign a worldwide publishing deal with rising singer-songwriter Saint Bodhi

07 May 2019

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Sony/ATV Music Publishing has partnered with Arketek Publishing to sign a worldwide publishing deal with rising singer-songwriter Saint Bodhi.  The topliner...

Deezer debuts new look and updated app

07 May 2019

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Deezer updates the look and feel of its app to improve accessibility, make it more approachable and easier to navigate ·New...

Rolling Stone to launch music charts

07 May 2019

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Alpha Data (formerly BuzzAngle Music) to Power New Charts Featuring Top and Most In-Demand Artists, Albums and Songs  Rolling Stone, the...

Help Musicians UK puts artists first at The Great Escape with the ‘Help Musicians Artist Hub’

07 May 2019

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Help Musicians UK, the independent charity for musicians, has today announced the creation and full line-up of its first ever...

Future Classic and Dropbox announce studio residency: six emerging artists will be chosen to work in Los Angeles studio with mentors

07 May 2019

Press release

Future Classic (Flume, SOPHIE, Hayden James, G Flip, Nick Murphy, Flight Facilities), theground-breaking Australian founded music company today announces a...

Sony ATV signs global deal with music and technology company Q&A

07 May 2019

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Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal with Troy Carter and J. Erving’s new music and technology company, Q&A....

Parmar brothers join Virgin EMI as co-presidents of A&R

07 May 2019

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Ben and Daniel Parmar, champions of cutting-edge music and courageous A&R at agenda-setting label PMR, have been appointed co-Presidents of...

[PIAS] announces global digital distribution deal with Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings

07 May 2019

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[PIAS] is pleased to announce a new global digital distribution agreement with another of the world's top orchestras, the Berliner Philharmoniker.  The organisation’s...

Rhapsody International Inc. adds MQA studio quality audio to ‘Powered by Napster’ platform service

07 May 2019

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Global agreement supports Powered by Napster with an extensive breadth of studio quality audio solutions Rhapsody International Inc., a pioneer in...

IMS Ibiza Announce IMS Week 2019 20th-26th May

03 May 2019

Press release

Ibiza hosts IMS Week 2019, offering three days of thought provoking discussions at IMS Ibiza, industry networking events, daily yoga,...

AWAL Brings ‘A World Artists Love’ Programming to The Great Escape

03 May 2019

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Featuring Talks with Howl and The Hum, Millie Turner & Industry Leaders - Jamz Supernova, Glassnote’s Liz Goodwin, AWAL’s Liz...

Take That break their own record for the most shows played by any artist at the O2

02 May 2019

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Record is the most show for any artist in venue’s 12 year history 34 headline shows and performances at The BRIT...

International Songwriting Competition (ISC) announces 2018 Winners

02 May 2019

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R.LUM.R and Super Duper Win Grand Prize For The Song “Frustrated” Judges Include: Adam Lambert, Nicky Jam, Tom Waits, Portugal. The...

Kinga Siennicka named Managing Director, Warner Music Poland

02 May 2019

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Kinga Siennicka has been appointed Managing Director, Warner Music Poland with immediate effect.  Based in Warsaw, Siennicka will report directly...

AWAL announces partnership with Imran Ahmed’s new label In Real Life

02 May 2019

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Former Head of A&R at XL Recordings Who Signed Acts Including Vampire Weekend & Jungle Launches Label in Partnership with...

Taylor Swift breaks Vevo 100m record

02 May 2019

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“ME!” becomes fastest video to reach 100M views On Sunday, Vevo confirmed that “ME!” had broken the 24hr Vevo record and...

Garage music venue given a major boost by Islington Council’s draft Local Plan

02 May 2019

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Legendary north London music venue The Garage has been given a major boost in the fight for its future as...

Tiwa Savage, one of Africa’s biggest stars, signs exclusive international agreement with Universal Music Group

02 May 2019

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Acclaimed Nigerian Singer-Songwriter was the first female Artist to be named Best African Act at the MTV EMA Awards in...

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park awarded Gold Status for Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice

01 May 2019

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Award recognises long term commitment to improving access for Deaf and disabled music fans   Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has...

MMF joins the FAC in calling for an open discussion with PRS about increases to admin rates on songwriter royalties

01 May 2019

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PRS for Music's announcement of a sudden and dramatic increase in administration rates, in some cases doubling and quadrupling the...

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