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BandPay Receives $2 mil Investment to Launch Creator-Oriented Payment Platform

10 March 2020

Press release

  BandPay, the payment platform designed to help creative collaborators come to and stick to agreements, is announcing $2 mil investment...

Global APRA Music Awards London winners announced

09 March 2020

Press release

HONOURING AUSTRALASIAN SONGWRITERS IN LONDON   JORDAN RAKEI PRESENTED WITH SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD BY LOYLE CARNER NICK CAVE AND WARREN ELLIS HONOURED...

Mike Walsh joins From the Fields as Development Director

09 March 2020

Press release

  The ex-Head of Music of Radio X joins the Manchester-based promoters behind bluedot and Kendal Calling From the Fields have announced...

Björn Ulvaeus moves to PPL for his international royalty collections

09 March 2020

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Swedish songwriter, producer and performer, Björn Ulvaeus, has signed to PPL for the administration of his international neighbouring rights collections....

Warner Music India launches

09 March 2020

Press release

Warner Music Group has announced the expansion of its presence in India, through the launch of its newest affiliate. Widely...

UK Music chief urges Chancellor to use Budget as "huge opportunity" to boost growth in the music industry

09 March 2020

Press release

  UK Music's Acting CEO Tom Kiehl has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak with a four-point plan to boost growth in...

Concord Music Publishing signs global deal with Cam Blackwood

09 March 2020

Press release

Concord Music Publishing announces a new global publishing agreement with producer-writer Cam Blackwood. The new deal, effective immediately, covers his past...

Kobalt signs neighbouring rights deal with Secretly Distribution

09 March 2020

Press release

 Roster’s Groundbreaking Artists Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, Mitski, and More to Benefit in Collection of Neighbouring Rights Kobalt today announced that...

Spotify Launches RADAR, Global Emerging Artist Program with 17 Sister Programs Spanning More Than 50 Markets, along with New Playlist & Content

09 March 2020

Press release

Spotify is excited to announce the next class of artists for its global emerging artists program, RADAR, with 17 global...

100 Women Changing Music: PRS for Music celebrates most influential female songwriters and composers of the year ahead of International Women’s Day

06 March 2020

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100 most successful female songwriters and composers list Nearly 2,000 women registered as professional songwriters and composers in the UK in...

Entertainment sales enjoy seventh consecutive year of growth to reach £7.8bn

06 March 2020

Press release

Victory of the internet: it now accounts for 90% of entertainment sales Digital video the biggest winner in 2019, PS4 games...

The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk - The Winners!

06 March 2020

Press release

DUA LIPA WINS BEST BRITISH ACT  JONAS BROTHERS ARE CROWNED BEST GROUPCAMILA CABELLO IS CROWNED BEST FEMALEED SHEERAN IS NAMED BEST MALELEWIS CAPALDI WINS BOTH MASS APPEAL AND MOST PLAYED SONG 2019HARRY STYLES'...

Staff memo on Universal Studios fire

06 March 2020

Press release

Pat Kraus, UMG Senior VP Recording Studios and Archive Management Dear Colleagues, I’m writing to provide you with another update on our continuing...

Pex Acquires Dubset Media

06 March 2020

Press release

Rights-Tech Leaders Join Forces to Bring Digital Copyright Solutions to the Music, Film, and Video Industries Pexeso, Inc. (Pex) is announcing...

Marathon Music Group & Tileyard London announces new round of ‘Music Discovery’ businesses for ‘LABs’ start-up mentoring programme

05 March 2020

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Marathon Music Group in association with Tileyard London has announced the launch of its third tech start-up accelerator programme, Marathon...

Reservoir partners with Americana & Roots music publisher One Riot; announces the Secret Sisters as first signing

05 March 2020

Press release

  Reservoir announces a new partnership with Nashville-based boutique music publisher One Riot, the first and only contemporary publisher dedicated to...

Hipgnosis Songs Fund - FTSE 250 Index Inclusion

05 March 2020

Press release

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited ("Hipgnosis" or the "Company") FTSE 250 Index Inclusion The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and its Investment...

MelodyVR appoints James Garside as Head of Product

05 March 2020

Press release

 MelodyVR has appointed James Garside as its head of product. Based in London, he will hold global responsibility for developing...

PPL has announced the appointments of Mark Douglas to Chief Information Officer and Matt Phipps-Taylor to Chief Data Officer

04 March 2020

Press release

PPL has today announced the appointments of Mark Douglas to Chief Information Officer and Matt Phipps-Taylor to Chief Data Officer.  Both...

Annette Barrett to Head IMPF Board of Directors

04 March 2020

Press release

IMPF, representing independent music publishers internationally, is pleased to announce that Annette Barrett has been declared President-elect of IMPF and...

Amazon Music Celebrates #IWD2020 with Dua Lipa Curated-Playlist, Exclusive Songs by Chika, AURORA & More

04 March 2020

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Amazon Music announced new Amazon Original songs dropping every week in March to kick off #IWD2020 and celebrate Women’s History...

Three Top Atlantic A&R Execs Upped to Senior Vice President: Brandon Davis, Jeff Levin, Riggs Morales Elevated to New Posts

04 March 2020

Press release

Atlantic Records has announced the promotion of three of its top A&R execs: Brandon Davis and Jeff Levin have both...

O2 lines up Michael Kiwanuka’s ‘Light’ as the sync to its brand new advertising campaign

04 March 2020

Press release

O2 has teamed withGlobe - Universal Music UK’s creative agency - to line up Michael Kiwanuka’s track ‘Light’ as the...

Recording Industry Acts Against Stream Manipulation Site

03 March 2020

Press release

IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, and its German national group, BVMI, announced today that the Berlin District Court has...

UK Music welcomes government backing in fight to ensure music creators are “fairly remunerated” by online platforms

03 March 2020

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UK Music Acting CEO Tom Kiehl has welcomed support from the Government in the battle to ensure that music creators...

News UK's Wireless and Bauer Media join forces to launch Octave Audio, a new digital audio advertising platform

03 March 2020

Press release

 In a joint venture, two of the UK’s leading commercial radio operators, Bauer Media and News UK’s Wireless, today announce...

Bootsy Collins takes on A&R role for Mascot Label Group's new Funk label imprint

03 March 2020

Press release

The Mascot Label Group is adding a funk label to its expanding umbrella. The new imprint, The Funk Garage, will exist...

Beatport to Host Two International Women's Day 2020 Events

03 March 2020

Press release

  https://www.beatport.com   On March 4th and 8th 2020, Beatport will continue promoting diversity in dance music with two carefully curated events for...

Chosen By Fans: Bandsintown's Big Break spotlights emerging artists gaining momentum with live music fans

03 March 2020

Press release

Bandsintown, the leading live music discovery platform, is on a mission to help artists grow their career. Just in time...

Taylor Swift named IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2019

02 March 2020

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IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has named Taylor Swift the world’s best-selling recording artist of...

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