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Kate Wyn Jones joins EMI as Business Development Director

09 November 2020

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Kate Wyn Jones has been appointed Business Development Director at EMI Records. Kate begins her new role with immediate effect,...

Liam Gallagher announces exclusive live stream gig

09 November 2020

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The global event takes place on MelodyVR on December 5 British musical icon Liam Gallagher is set to make a biblical...

Driift launches in Australia & New Zealand

06 November 2020

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The pioneering UK-based livestream business hires Paul “Sloanie” Sloan (Supersonic Enterprises/ Billions Australia) to produce and promote shows in both...

A lockdown night to remember: UK Music Video Awards 2020

06 November 2020

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  The British-produced video for DJ Shadow ft De La Soul’s Rocket Fuel, and Finnish-born director Anton Tammi were the biggest winners...

BBC Radio 1 announces new presenters and shows for January 2021

06 November 2020

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- Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James moves to five days a week   - Five brand new presenters join station -  From...

UK Music welcomes Government green light for recording studios to remain open for business during new lockdown

05 November 2020

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  UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin has welcomed the Government’s “important vote of confidence” in the music industry after ministers...

European Music Managers Alliance issues statement calling for streaming reforms

05 November 2020

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  The European Music Managers Alliance (EMMA), the umbrella body representing music managers for thousands of artists, songwriters, musicians, producers and...

Beatport ReConnect x When The Music Stops: #YouAreNotAlone - A Virtual Music Festival Including Music & Educational Segments in Support of Mental Health

05 November 2020

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Beatport, the world’s number one destination for electronic music and DJ culture, announced that it has partnered with When the...

PRS for Music publishes Gender Pay Gap Report 2019 and 2020

05 November 2020

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 PRS for Music has today published its Gender Pay Gap Report covering data for two consecutive years, 2019 and 2020. Read the...

Google liable for advertising tickets without rightsholder permission, Paris court rules

05 November 2020

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A court in Paris has prohibited Google from selling keywords to advertisers selling or reselling event tickets without the promoter’s...

BDi Music signs AJ Wander

05 November 2020

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Pop singer/songwriter releases debut solo single, Time Out, via US-based Elevation Recording Group todayBDi Music has signed pop singer/songwriter AJ...

SyncFloor Raises New Funding Round

05 November 2020

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  Seattle-based SyncFloor, the innovative music marketplace for sync discovery and licensing, has raised a new round of funding. Ascend.vc and...

Nicole Hofman takes up new role as Creative Music Director at Be Yourself Music

05 November 2020

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Be Yourself Music welcomes Nicole Hofman as its new Creative Music Director, afterfive years as senior label and promotions manager,...

Tuned Global appoints Andrew Stess to lead US expansion

05 November 2020

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B2B music tech expert hired as Head of Sales and Business Development in USA Brings extensive experience advising businesses within...

Capitol Music Group’s Steve Barnett announces retirement

05 November 2020

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Jeff Vaughn and Michelle Jubelirer tapped to lead companyIconic company revitalized over Barnett’s eight-year run at helm of Capitol   Barnett announced...

TikTok reaches out to independent music community with Friend of AIM partnership

04 November 2020

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  The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced that TikTok is to officially become a Friend of AIM Member. The...

Future Bubblers 4.0 Compilation

04 November 2020

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Brownswood Recordings 20th November Listen Here On 20th November,Brownswood Recordings release the 4th edition of the Future Bubblers compilation. An expansion of...

Warner Chappell Music renews deal with Mandopop superstar David Tao

04 November 2020

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Warner Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has renewed its deal with David Tao, one...

Sony Music UK partner with record label WEAREBLK

03 November 2020

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  A joint venture partnership with Sony Music and record label WEAREBLK has been announced today (03.11.20). The deal, led by DJ Semtex...

IMPALA & CMU team up to keep independents one step ahead in the digital market

03 November 2020

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IMPALA has teamed up with music business consultancy CMU Insights to launch One Step Ahead, a new digital intelligence facility...

Hipgnosis acquires portfolio of 42 catalogues from Kobalt Music

02 November 2020

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Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (“Hipgnosis” or the “Company”) Acquisition of Portfolio of Catalogues The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, the first...

Ticketmaster announces new North American leadership team

02 November 2020

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Ticketmaster, the global leader in advanced ticketing technologies, has today announced a series of leadership appointments within the North American team...

TikTok announces agreement with Sony Music Entertainment

02 November 2020

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TikTok, the short-form video app with a mission to inspire creativity and bring joy, announces a new agreement with Sony...

Warner Chappell Music has announced that a leadership transition will be taking place in its French business.

02 November 2020

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Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has announced that a leadership transition will be taking...

New specialist squad assembled on KISS

02 November 2020

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  After a year of major reinvigoration at the station, evenings at KISS are about to explode with new and existing specialist talent...

Over 100 organisations call for culture to be at the core of Europe's recovery plans

02 November 2020

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    110 organisations from across the cultural and creative sector have published a joint call on the EU and national governments to place culture at the core...

MU expresses lukewarm welcome for financial assistance for the self-employed

02 November 2020

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With England in a national lockdown from this Thursday, 5 November, until at least 2 December, the Musicians' Union has...

M Magazine publishes special digital edition in celebration of Black History Month

02 November 2020

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  PRS for Music has published a beautifully curated digital edition of M Magazine, as part of its celebration of Black History Month,...

Candidates standing for election as independent representatives on BPI Council announced

02 November 2020

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Member voting opens online today, 3rd November – with results to be announced 18th November 2020     UK record labels association, the BPI, today...

Industry and political leaders unite behind UK Music call for action on diversity

01 November 2020

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  Industry and political leaders have united behind UK Music’s call for action on diversity following the publication of its 2020...

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