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Apple's App Store ecosystem facilitated half a trillion dollars in commerce in 2019

16 June 2020

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Apple today announced the App Store ecosystem supported $519 billion in billings and sales globally in 2019 alone. The new...

Universal Music Group expands in the Middle East and North Africa

16 June 2020

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 World leader in music-based entertainment launches new creative and commercial hubs in Morocco and Israel  New operations will focus on domestic...

Defenders Ent presents 'This Is UK Rap Awards 2020' the first live streamed awards platform this October

16 June 2020

Press release

The first live streamed online music awards - In line with current social distancing rules, this innovative new live streaming...

Daði Freyr Confirms Exclusive Performance At Iceland Airwaves 2020

16 June 2020

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Icelandic pop sensation Daði Freyr makes a triumphant return to Reykjavík this November with an exclusive show for music festival...

Beatchain releases industry-leading features to help independent artists beat the system

16 June 2020

Press release

For new and emerging artists, the name of the game is exposure. But it can be difficult to manage multi-platform...

Pop Smoke Estate signs worldwide publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music

16 June 2020

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Warner Chappell Music announced today that it has entered into a global co-publishing agreement with the estate of Pop Smoke....

Caroline signs Zoe Wees

16 June 2020

Press release

Zoe Wees – the 18-year-old Hamburg, Germany-based artist whose debut single, “Control,” is poised to become a breakout global smash – has...

Andrson launches international song contest, Uploaded, with a grand prize of €10,000

15 June 2020

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Monthly prizes to be won, along with a People’s Choice award of €2,500New A.I. artist discovery platform connecting artists to...

Caroline Dollimore, Louise Mayne, Paul Flynn and Caroline McAteer launch Cherry

15 June 2020

Press release

Today sees the launch of Cherry, a new global creative communications collective, merging sport, music and fashion. Under the Cherry banner...

Verifi Media launch/FUGA offers Verifi's ground-breaking blockchain music metadata management tools to clients worldwide

15 June 2020

Press release

Verifi Media launches a landmark blockchain-based music metadata tracking and management service now available to FUGA clients worldwide.  FUGA is the...

Radioplayer and AUDI/VW Group sign new partnership agreement

15 June 2020

Press release

Radioplayer has signed a new partnership agreement with AUDI AG as the lead developer of infotainment systems within the Volkswagen...

BPI welcomes progression of UK/US trade negotiations

15 June 2020

Press release

The BPI has welcomed the completion of the first round of trade negotiations between UK and US Governments. Our industry’s urgent...

CARE4LIFE

12 June 2020

Press release

Various Artists (incl. Pete Tong, The Chemical Brothers, Groove Armada & more) CARE4LIFE CARE4LIFECARE4LIFE-INDUSTRYRelease Date: 12-06-2020 The Chemical Brothers, Jamie Jones, Pete Tong,...

Labels, artists & DJs plan world's largest online instore for #loverecordstores event

12 June 2020

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#loverecordstores Announce More Details of 24 hour ‘Virtual Instore’ for June 20th #loverecordstores, the campaign launched to raise awareness of...

#SaveOurScottishVenues Festival Announced. First Artists Revealed

12 June 2020

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www.saveourvenues.co.uk Music Venue Trust (MVT) today announce the #SaveOurScottishVenues virtual festival. Taking place on Friday June 19th across 3 ‘stages’, and...

Pent-up desire to spend will benefit short-term bounce back

11 June 2020

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  Commercial radio listeners looking forward to spending money on travel and social activities again as lockdown is relaxed Radio ads play...

Viagogo/StubHub - FanFair Alliance statement

11 June 2020

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Adam Webb, FanFair Alliance We welcome today's announcement from the CMA and hope it leads the way to an in-depth...

Update from YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki

11 June 2020

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Several times a year, CEO Susan Wojcicki updates users and creators on YouTube’s priorities. This Letter addresses initiatives to support...

A statement of intent from Stormzy

11 June 2020

Press release

At #Merky we have always used our brand to elevate, support and amplify the issues and the voices of the...

Midem makes history with digital edition

11 June 2020

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Midem is making history in offering the largest digital event for the music industry: The Midem Digital EditionA pioneer of...

meet audiobridge: the power of ProTools, in an app

11 June 2020

Press release

Everyone, everywhere, hit record: audiobridge brings studio-quality possibilities to smartphones audiobridge has a simple proposal: Most of what you need to...

Future Bubblers announce Year 5 candidates

10 June 2020

Press release

9 new, unsigned artists chosen for Gilles Peterson-backed talent development scheme   The Future Bubblers team are excited to announce the...

Where Love Lives: Glitterbox’s first foray into documentary explores dance music’s enduring power to embrace and liberate

10 June 2020

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The film will feature exclusive interviews with Billy Porter, Honey Dijon, Kathy Sledge, Nicky Siano and more Global nightlife phenomenon Glitterbox...

The Heavy Metal Truants ride again... Virtually!

10 June 2020

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 CHARITY CYCLING TROOP SMASH THROUGH 66K TARGET ON FIRST DAY OF RIDE  ALMOST 500 PEOPLE WORLDWIDE COME TOGETHER TO RECREATE LEGENDARY...

Deezer free users can sing-along on desktop

10 June 2020

Press release

We know you love singing along to your favorite songs. Since January 2020, we’ve seen a 33% rise in music...

AIM Covid-19 Crisis Fund opens to wider applications for contractors & freelancers

10 June 2020

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Lost work in June and July now covered Applicants can now apply for funding directly Freelancers working with Bonobo, FKA Twigs, Fontaines...

Strictly Confidential Announces Raft of New Signings

10 June 2020

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Global Agreements Reached with Ghostpoet, Nyege Nyege Tapes & Hakuna Kulala Independent music publisher Strictly Confidential has announced a number...

Universal Music Group Appoints Nan Jin as Head of Communications, Universal Music Greater China

10 June 2020

Press release

Universal Music Greater China, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment announced today that...

Austin Daboh joins Atlantic Records UK as EVP

09 June 2020

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INFLUENTIAL CREATIVE EXEC IS LATEST HIGH-PROFILE ADDITION TO SENIOR TEAM  LED BY WMUK CEO, TONY HARLOW AND ATLANTIC CO-PRESIDENTS BRIONY TURNER...

Right Solution for Remote: Soundwhale and Media Integration Partner for Japan Distribution

09 June 2020

Press release

Remote audio collaboration platform Soundwhale is announcing an exclusive partnership with Media Integration, Japan’s largest distributor of professional production software...

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