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Electronic Sound Summit 2020 announces first wave of acts

16 December 2019

Press release

The Electronic Sound Summit is the North West’s foremost celebration of the Electronic Music Industry, with a goal of introducing...

The Qube announces January launch for West London’s first music co-create space

16 December 2019

Press release

- Music producers Nicholas Sonuga and Amin Hamzianpour to open a first of its kind venue and community for music...

Research will measure how much the music industry is worth to Scotland's economy

16 December 2019

Press release

A new partnership of academics and music industry professionals is set to map and measure the impact of the music...

Kobalt Signs Dean Lewis to publishing deal

16 December 2019

Press release

Global Hitmaker Inks Publishing Deal On the Back of Billions of Lifetime Streams & Multiple ARIA Awards Kobalt today announced an...

'The BRITs are Coming' nominations show

16 December 2019

Press release

ITV - SATURDAY 11th JANUARY 2020 HOSTED BY ALICE LEVINEBRITs 2020 NOMINATIONS TO BE EXCLUSIVELY ANNOUNCED  PERFORMANCES FROM LIAM PAYNE, MABEL, AITCH,...

Rupert Howell, formerly of ITV plc and Reach plc, appointed Chairman of British music streaming pioneer ROXi

16 December 2019

Press release

Music streaming and entertainment business ROXi, whose shareholders include Robbie Williams, Sheryl Crow, Alesha Dixon, Ron Dennis and Nigel Wray,...

Townsend hires former PledgeMusic exec Ben James

16 December 2019

Press release

D2C company Townsend Music has hired PledgeMusic’s former Head of Acquisitions Ben James as New Business Manager.James started his career...

Gigantic Tickets Ltd have announced the purchase of the company by My Ticket Services Ltd a subsidiary of DEAG

16 December 2019

Press release

The move will provide future investment and stability into the existing Gigantic ticketing operations. Mark Gasson and James Woodward will...

Sun, Mirror and i Newspapers - 13 December

13 December 2019

Press release

Media---------Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora and Davina McCall lead an all-star panel in the ITV's version of The Masked Singer that...

Eurosonic Noorderslag 2020: Switzerland

13 December 2019

Editorial

At Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) in January the spotlight will be focused firmly on Switzerland. Some 22 Swiss acts are poised...

Election 2019 - Trade bodies comment

13 December 2019

Press release

  UK Music CEO Michael Dugher said: "Congratulations to the newly elected Government. Hopefully this will now deliver the stability we need...

BBC Music Sound of 2020 longlist revealed

12 December 2019

Press release

The longlist for BBC Music Sound of 2020 has been unveiled, tipping ten new artists for success next year.  Last year...

Sony Music UK gears up for 2020 expansion with new VP of Podcasting & Creative Strategy

12 December 2019

Press release

Adam Cardew appointed to newly-created role: VP of Podcasting & Creative Strategy, part of Sony’s 4th Floor Creative department Podcast expansion...

Hipgnosis acquires Jack Antonoff catalogue

12 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...

IMS Ibiza 2020 - New venue for a new decade, Destino Ibiza

12 December 2019

Press release

IMS IBIZA 2020 BADGES ON SALE NOW‘IN PURSUIT OF PURPOSE’ THE SUMMIT RELOCATES TO DESTINO PACHA RESORTA NEW VENUE FOR...

NME Awards Are Back in 2020

11 December 2019

Press release

The most raucous night in music is back. On February 12, 2020, music’s greats will come together for the NME...

Hipgnosis Songs Fund - Jeff Bhasker

11 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...

Hipgnosis Songs Fund - Interim Results

11 December 2019

Press release

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (“Hipgnosis” or the “Company”) Interim Results for the six months ended 30 September 2019 ("H1") The Board of Hipgnosis...

Deezer opens a Portal to your music and shows

11 December 2019

Press release

It’s time to put your phone away and open a portal to entertainment. Starting today,  you can download Deezer onto...

Soundcharts predicts Hip-Hop, Grime and R&B artists to break in 2020 - by analysing 15 major sources including Spotify, YouTube, Deezer, Apple Music and many more

11 December 2019

Press release

- Soundcharts predicts tomorrow’s music trends using data science that pulls and evaluates information from some of the biggest digital...

Remote Control’s Dot Dash Label Inks UK & Europe Deal with Proper Music Group

11 December 2019

Press release

Covers physical distribution for Dot Dash’s Australian roster throughout Europe, UK & Republic of Ireland Upcoming UK & Europe releases include...

UK Music Chairman and founder Andy Heath to step down after 11 years at the top

11 December 2019

Press release

UK Music Chairman Andy Heath is to step down in 2020 after 11 years at the helm of the UK’s...

Better Noise & FUGA: The Perfect Global Indie Match

11 December 2019

Press release

- Pioneering deal between Better Noise (formerly Eleven Seven Label Group) and FUGA fully integrates marketing and distribution activities for...

Clare McConnell joins WMG as Senior Privacy Counsel

11 December 2019

Press release

Warner Music Group (WMG) has appointed Clare McConnell to the new role of Senior Privacy Counsel.  She joins the company...

Alice Webb appointed Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Rock Entertainment

11 December 2019

Press release

Universal Music UK hires senior BBC executive to run its award-winning music programming production and distribution division   Universal Music UK has...

Reservoir signs Grammy-nominated writer-producer Sam Sumser to a worldwide publishing deal

11 December 2019

Press release

Deal Includes Lizzo’s ‘Juice’ and ‘Lingerie’ Alongside other Hits   Reservoir announces the signing of Grammy-nominated writer-producer Sam Sumser to a worldwide...

OneFest and Shabaka Hutchings announce 'twin city' festivals in London & Sheffield in March 2020

10 December 2019

Press release

By day: Challenging the 'North-South divide' & bringing music business education to young peopleBy night: Bringing together the cream of...

BDi Music signs Marina Elderton in exclusive deal

10 December 2019

Press release

Independent publisher BDi Music has signed rising composer and songwriter Marina Elderton in an exclusive, worldwide deal. Based in London, Elderton...

Hipgnosis acquires Kaiser Chiefs catalogue

10 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...

Dirty Hit Records Signs Global Distribution Deal with Ingrooves

10 December 2019

Press release

Dirty Hit, the hugely successful British independent record label that launched the careers of such artists as The 1975, Wolf Alice, Pale Waves andBeabadoobee has...

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