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The Cat’s Mother

11 November 2019

Press release

The Cat’s Mother - a brand new mentoring network aiming to provide a voluntary consultancy service for aspiring young women starting...

Roger James and Mark Krajewski join PRS for Music

08 November 2019

Press release

PRS for Music announced today the appointment of two new members of its Executive Leadership Team. Roger James joins as Chief...

Creators' royalties shift to digital as CISAC global collections hit record €9.7 billion

07 November 2019

Press release

Digital revenues up 29%, video on demand and “champion” markets help growth Worldwide royalty collections for creators of music, audiovisual, visual...

Rights’Up launches Eddy.App, a new software allowing independent labels to concentrate their time and efforts on their core business: managing their artists’ careers.

07 November 2019

Press release

Rights’Up launches Eddy.App, the royalties management solution that will revolutionise the day-to-day life of independent music labels   The founders of Rights’Up...

Independent Festival Awards 2019 winners revealed

07 November 2019

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Awards ceremony follows first day of AIF’s 2019 Festival Congress in Sheffield.Winners include Standon Calling, Deer Shed Festival, Twisterella and...

AIF to offer members mental health first aid training through Music Support partnership

07 November 2019

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The Association of Independent Festivals has partnered with Music Support – a peer-led music industry charity that provides confidential mental...

Music Support partners with industry to further deliver mental health first aid training

07 November 2019

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Music Support, the peer-led music industry charity that provides confidential mental health and addiction services, is leading a new initiative...

Musiio announces their latest customer, Overcoast ...and discusses the future of Sync

07 November 2019

Press release

Musiio are delighted to announce their new partnership with Overcoast, an International Award Winning Music and Sound House. Overcoast are...

UK Music calls on party leaders to back music industry ahead of "game-changing" general election

07 November 2019

Press release

UK Music CEO Michael Dugher has written to political party leaders to urge them to support measures in their manifestos...

George Michael's brand new single

06 November 2019

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Link to video: https://GeorgeMichael.lnk.to/ThisIsHowV (live from 8am)   George Michael's brand new single This Is How (We Want You To Get High), Previously unreleased song...

Southbank Centre announces Grace Jones as curator of Meltdown 2020

06 November 2019

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Southbank Centre today announces that the next curator and headliner of its award-winning Meltdown festival, the longest-running artist-curated festival in...

Wembley Park and Getty Images Gallery present Heroes – The Exhibition

06 November 2019

Press release

A new photography exhibition exploring 60 years of The SSE Arena, Wembley as London’s iconic music venue.Opens to the public...

UK Americana Awards 2020 announces nominations

05 November 2019

Press release

AMERICANAFEST UK TO RETURN ON 28 - 30 JANUARY TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE   UK AMERICANA AWARDS AT BIGGER AWARDS VENUE - LONDON TROXY JOAN...

Music artist, YouTuber, and boxer KSI strikes global partnership with BMG

05 November 2019

Press release

  International music artist, YouTube personality, and social media influencer KSI has signed a global recordings and publishing partnership with RBC...

Music Industry Trusts Award - 2019

05 November 2019

Press release

Press release: Richard Griffiths and Harry Magee, co-founders of legendary music management company Modest! Management, tonight became the first music managers to receive...

The BRIT Awards 2020 with Mastercard

05 November 2019

Press release

Tuesday 18th February 2020 – broadcast live on ITV  The BRITs celebrate their landmark 40th show with a number of exciting changes signalling a...

PRS for Music launches royalty dashboard for music creators

05 November 2019

Press release

Unlocks a wealth of royalty data and analytics for songwriters, composers and publishers Provides trend analysis by song/composition, by revenue type...

Enterprise-Strength Software for the Entertainment Business: Synchtank Brings Powerful Solutions to Large Companies Grappling with Metadata, Royalties, and Asset Management

05 November 2019

Press release

Rights holders with large catalogs of entertainment assets face the daunting prospect of asset management, revenue maximization, and collecting fully...

Smash Hits returns for a one-off special

04 November 2019

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SMASH HITS RETURNS: A ONE-OFF SPECIAL OF THE ICONIC MUSIC MAGAZINE TO BE PUBLISHED CELEBRATING RELEASE OF '& JULIET'     Bauer Media,...

Serge Pizzorno, Jamie Hewlett, Pete Doherty, Nicky Wire, Alison Mosshart and Jimmy Caulty among stars auctioning off artwork in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

04 November 2019

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A unique online auction of artwork created and donated by top musicians including Serge Pizzorno, Jamie Hewlett, Pete Doherty, Nicky Wire,...

MOBO Help Musicians Fund innovates in its third year of talent investment

04 November 2019

Press release

Working to support even more musicians, new funding round grows its value by £20,000 and adds pivotal health package to...

Mute Song joins IMPEL

04 November 2019

Press release

London-based publisher represents music by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Max Richter, Nadine Shah and more  Mute Song, part of...

Vevo Announces 'DSCVR Artists to Watch' 2020

04 November 2019

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Program highlights 20 emerging artists poised to break through   Vevo today released the complete list for its highly-anticipated Vevo DSCVR 'Artists to...

Universal Music Publishing Group signs Robbie Williams to global administration deal

04 November 2019

Press release

  Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global publishing company, today announced the signing of a global administration deal with Robbie Williams'...

The Book of Dreams

04 November 2019

Press release

New Argos Christmas Advert Syncs up with Simple Minds’ Iconic ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’    Argos has teamed up with Globe...

First Ever UK Blue Note Records Pop Up Store

04 November 2019

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First Ever UK Blue Note Records Pop Up Store To Open In London As Part Of Label’s 80th Anniversary Celebrations *Taking Place Friday 15th November 1pm...

New MMF report ‘Managing Expectations’ calls for re-evaluation of the music manager’s role

01 November 2019

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Download here Published today, a new report from the MMF explores the changing face of music management - highlighting the increasingly...

The Music Walk Of Fame

31 October 2019

Press release

The Music Walk Of Fame confirms 19 November in Camden for Founding Stone and first artist stone unveiling Queen's Roger Taylor,...

UK Music urges music creators to have their say at General Election.

31 October 2019

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UK Music CEO Michael Dugher is urging music creators to make sure they have their say in the General Election...

Neo Sala

31 October 2019

Press release

Today the 6th edition of the “Premios Fest” (Fest Awards) is celebrated in Bilbao, a gala were Neo Sala, Founder...

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