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Introducing Spotify Publishing Analytics in Beta

08 November 2018

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We know that there are usually many more people involved in the creation of your favorite song than just the...

AIF Announces winners of Independent Festival Awards 2018

07 November 2018

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Awards ceremony follows first day of this year’s Festival Congress in SheffieldThe Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced the...

Independent festivals contributed over £1bn to UK economy in last 3 years

07 November 2018

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Association of Independent Festivals publishes special 10-year report at Festival CongressDownload the full report.The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) publishes...

The latest songwriters and writer producers to receive support through the Writer Producer Fund announced

07 November 2018

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Nine new writer-producers receive career-changing support   PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development, in association with...

Esports music label Enter Records announces debut release ’The Chosen One’ from TheFatRat

05 November 2018

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Two months after announcing the groundbreaking partnership between the world’s largest esport company ESL and the world leader in music-based...

Boomplay and Universal Music Group announce landmark distribution partnership In Africa

05 November 2018

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Universal Music Group becomes first music company to partner with leading African music streaming and download service   Boomplay, Africa’s leading music...

Transgressive Publishing & Warner/Chappell Music Sign publishing deal with Foals

05 November 2018

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As part of their joint venture, Transgressive Publishing and Warner/Chappell Music have signed a worldwide publishing deal for the catalogue...

Ladbible and Universal Music On Demand partner to redefine how emerging artists are promoted across social platforms

05 November 2018

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LADbible and Universal Music On Demand have partnered to launch 'LADbible Presents Acoustic Room' a ground-breaking partnership to promote the...

ESNS expands 2019 line-up with 123 confirmations

05 November 2018

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ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) has expanded the line-up for the 2019 edition with another 123 acts. Among the confirmations are 19...

AmericanaFest UK returns to London in January 2019

05 November 2018

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AWARDS SHOW TO TAKE PLACE AT HACKNEY EMPIRE BOB HARRIS OBE TO INTERVIEW THE LEGENDARY JOHN OATES RHIANNON GIDDENS TO DELIVER KEYNOTE...

Jake Gosling signs with Absolute for Goldun Egg label

05 November 2018

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Gosling has collaborated with Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Shawn Mendes and many more  Respected producer and songwriter Jake Gosling has signed...

Artist & Manager Awards 2018: Jamie Oborne to pick up Entrepreneur of the Year

02 November 2018

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Breakthrough Artist + Breakthrough Manager nominees revealedSpotify to sponsor Breakthrough Artist AwardAwards to take place on Wednesday November 14th 2018...

TaP expands and rebrands to form TaP Music

02 November 2018

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TaP Music welcomes new client Ellie Goulding to the roster and celebrates yet more record breaking with Dua LipaThe company...

New industry figures reveal surge in exports, recorded music and jobs in record £4.5bn boost to UK economy

01 November 2018

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- UK Music’s 2018 Measuring Music report reveals UK music industry exports rose by 7% to a record £2.6 billion...

New IMPEL elects Board at first AGM

01 November 2018

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Ryan Farley, Simon Harris, Mary Jo Mannella and Paul Tunkin added to original management team to complete organisation’s first Board...

PledgeMusic and PRS Foundation announce the latest artists to be selected for the Emerging Artists Fund

01 November 2018

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PledgeMusic and PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development, have announced that the next...

Because live arm Corida acquires 50% stake in French promoter Super! building independent live powerhouse

31 October 2018

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- Deal brings four promoters and five independent festivals under Corida Group umbrella- Creates alternative to multinational promoters in Europe- Respected promoter...

Arts Council England adds support to the Accelerator Programme for Music Managers

30 October 2018

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UPCOMING MANAGERS IN ENGLAND & SCOTLAND CAN APPLY FOR GRANTS UP TO £15,000  FIRST STAGE APPLICATION DEADLINE CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT TOMORROW...

Attitude is Everything announces Outstanding Attitude Awards 2019

30 October 2018

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"If you are working to break down barriers and include Deaf and disabled music fans, this is your chance to...

Sony/ATV and SOLAR extend their pan-European digital licence administration agreement

30 October 2018

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Sony/ATV Music Publishing, PRS for Music, GEMA and SOLAR have extended their agreement for the management of pan-European licences for...

IMS Ibiza aims to inspire the electronic music industry and fuel creativity & productivity

30 October 2018

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The 12th edition of the summit reveals its cornerstone theme; building on its existing successful wellness agenda with a focus...

AWAL signs worldwide recordings deal with Gabrielle Aplin

30 October 2018

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Latest AWAL Partnership to Support Singer-Songwriter’s Label Never Fade Records & Upcoming Third Album AWAL, Kobalt’s recording company, today announced a...

Tonik presents ‘The Next Generation of Instruments’ at BBC Introducing Live 2018

30 October 2018

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Award winning, innovate music-tech startup, Tonik, is presenting at BBC Introducing Live on November 9th & 10th to discuss the...

AMRA expands European and UK presence to further support songwriters and publishers with more money and faster payments

30 October 2018

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Company Adds Stockholm Office and Appoints Mårten Karlsson as AMRA’s Director of Rightsholder Services   Confirms Global Licensing Deals with Spirit Music...

Rudimental announce Ella Henderson signing to Major Toms

30 October 2018

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ELLA JOINS MAJOR TOMS AFTER TOURING WITH THE BAND ON THEIR RECENT HEADLINE UK TOURRudimental are delighted to announce that...

Iceland Airwaves Lounge and Conference 2018

30 October 2018

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The Iceland Airwaves Lounge and Conference will be held for the fourth time from 7-9th November. The conference will be...

Artist & Manager Awards 2018

29 October 2018

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DUA LIPA TO WIN ARTIST OF THE YEAR, IN ASSOCIATION WITH DEEZERCLOSER ARTISTS TO PICK UP MANAGER OF THE YEAR...

UK Music welcomes Chancellor's Budget and calls for reassurances to support our talent pipeline

29 October 2018

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UK Music has welcomed the Chancellor's Budget, but called for reassurances on business rates, licensing and support for music in...

Childish Gambino, Florence + the Machine, Sevdaliza and Young Fathers win big at UK Music Video Awards 2018

26 October 2018

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Donald Glover and his longterm visual collaborator, Hiro Murai, headed up a truly international roster of winners at this year’s...

Independent music companies slam decision to green light the Sony/EMI merger

26 October 2018

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Sony’s move from joint to sole control of EMI Music Publishing has been approved today by the European regulator. This...

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