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BRITs 2019 Week Shows Announced

15 January 2019

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The 1975, Anne-Marie, Bring Me The Horizon, Jake Bugg with Jade Bird, Tom Odell, Mabel, IDLES, You Me At Six,...

Ellie Goulding, Octavian, Mahalia, Dermot Kennedy, Grace Carter and Sea Girls form the line-up for BBC Music's Sound of 2019 Live.

15 January 2019

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BBC Music Sound Of 2019 Live will return to Maida Vale studios on Thursday 31st January. BBC Radio 1’s Annie...

BDi Music signs Æ MAK to exclusive worldwide publishing deal

15 January 2019

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Æ MAK and collaborator Lullahush have had support from BBC 6 Music and will play Eurosonic 2019 Growing independent publisher BDi Music...

The SSE Arena, Wembley celebrates busiest year on record

15 January 2019

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The SSE Arena, Wembley has reported 2018 as its busiest year on record since reopening in 2006, welcoming one million...

JP Evangelista promoted to Senior Vice President of Content, Programming and Marketing

15 January 2019

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Today Vevo announces that JP Evangelista has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Content, Programming and Marketing. In this expanded...

AIF partners with RAW Bottles following Drastic On Plastic campaign

15 January 2019

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RAW Bottles has become the exclusive reusable bottle supplier to the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF). The partnership is part of...

Concord Music Publishing Germany announces new era of administration of catalogues in GSA Region

15 January 2019

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 - Bicycle Music Company and Razor & Tie copyrights now directly administered by Concord Music - Concord Music will also administer...

Music Managers Forum & YouTube Music unveil beneficiaries of the Accelerator Programme for Music Managers

14 January 2019

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24 managers awarded grants of up to £15,000 to help develop their business - as well as extensive training and...

Bernard Butler signs global publishing deal with Warner/Chappell

14 January 2019

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  Renowned songwriter, guitarist and producer Bernard Butler has signed a worldwide deal covering catalogue and future songwriting with Warner/Chappell Music,...

Jerry Williams signs to Royal Mountain Records, Big Picnic Records and Ferryhouse Records.

14 January 2019

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Portsmouth’s Jerry Williams starts the new year with her touching search for ‘David At The Bar’. The 23 year-old closed...

Spotify and T-Series Agree to Global Distribution Deal

14 January 2019

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Spotify, the world’s most popular music streaming service and T-Series, India’s leading music and film company, have agreed to a...

AIM partners with Stonewall as a diversity champion, calls on members to take action

14 January 2019

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The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has joined the UK's leading charity for lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality, Stonewall,...

Classical crescendo for music sales & streams in 2018

12 January 2019

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  Classical music sales and streams rise by more than 10%, striking a chord with consumers Growth driven by a rise in...

Music Industry heavyweights call on the Prime Minister to reconsider Brexit just days before crucial vote

12 January 2019

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Supporters include Spotify's UK MD (Tom Connaughton), Fatboy Slim, Carl Barat, Jamie Cullum, Snow Patrol, Alan McGee, Primal Scream &...

KISS kicks of 2019 with KISS Breakfast launch and new additions to weekend line-up

11 January 2019

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Diversity stars Jordan and Perri join KISS for Sunday evening showFormer KISS Chosen One winners Swarzy and AJ for weekly...

Octavian has been crowned the winner of BBC Music’s Sound Of 2019.

11 January 2019

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Octavian has been crowned the winner of BBC Music’s Sound Of 2019. The South London rapper was chosen by a...

BPI welcomes Government initiative on music education

11 January 2019

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Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI & BRIT Awards, said: "Britain is a global leader in music from classical to pop and...

Peter Smidt steps down as creative director of ESNS

11 January 2019

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Peter Smidt will step down as creative director of ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag). Unfortunately, after 33 years, the founder of the...

UK Music welcomes moves towards new music curriculum as "first step towards tackling the decline of music in state education"

11 January 2019

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UK Music CEO Michael Dugher welcomed School Standards Minister Nick Gibb's announcement today (Friday) to develop a new model music...

Kevin McGurn promoted to President of Sales and Distribution for Vevo

10 January 2019

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Vevo announces that Kevin McGurn has been promoted to President of Sales and Distribution. Since 2017, as Chief Sales Officer...

BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Hot For 2019 list announced

10 January 2019

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BBC Radio 1Xtra has named fifteen exciting acts from the world of black music on the station’s Hot For 2019...

Steve Robson inks global publishing deal with Concord Music

10 January 2019

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Concord Music, the worldwide independent leader in music publishing, today announces a new global long-term publishing deal with Ivor Novello...

Best Art Vinyl 2018: Winners announced

09 January 2019

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Tumbling intertwinned naked bodies WINS ARTwork design prize for editorsThis evening, Art Vinyl together with The Hari Hotel, Belgravia, revealed...

Expanded programme announced for Wide Days 2019

09 January 2019

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Wide Days is set to celebrate its tenth edition with an expanded programme including more networking opportunities, pre-event activities and...

Rising global star Au/Ra has signed a worldwide deal with Warner/Chappell Music.

09 January 2019

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Rising global star Au/Ra has signed a worldwide deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group.Au/Ra...

AIM announces new wave of speakers for global conference AIM Sync

09 January 2019

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The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced a new wave of speakers joining its global sync licensing conference AIM...

UK Music and Music Venue Trust accuse Chancellor of discriminating against music venues and call for Treasury guidance to be changed

09 January 2019

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  UK Music CEO Michael Dugher and Music Venue Trust CEO Mark Davyd have written to the Chancellor accusing him of...

New promotions company from former Synergy Concerts team

08 January 2019

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432 Presents is a new Glasgow-based concert promotions company formed by Brian Reynolds, a seasoned promoter of 17 years; previously...

European Festival Awards to honour Peter Smidt with Lifetime Achievement Award

08 January 2019

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The European Festival Awards is proud to announce that this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will go to industry veteran, Peter...

CTM extends worldwide publishing deal with iconic record producer & songwriter Scott Storch

08 January 2019

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CTM has extended its worldwide exclusive music publishing agreement, with American iconic writer and producer Scott Storch. Scott Storch is known...

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