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PPL pays out £43.2 million to more than 148,000 performers and recording rightsholders in Q4 2022 distribution

15 December 2022

Press release

This represents the highest number of performers and recording rightsholders PPL has ever paid in a distribution   In its Q4 distribution...

Kobalt Hires Kate Loesch as Senior Director of Creative

15 December 2022

Press release

  Kobalt today announced the hiring of Kate Loesch, Senior Director, Creative. Based in Los Angeles, Loesch is tasked with signing...

OVO Arena Wembley is the third arena in the UK to complete AGF Greener Arena certification

15 December 2022

Press release

All ASM Global operated venues in the UK going forward for AGF Greener Arena certification  Title partner OVO Energy committed to...

Any Company Can Get Their Own Custom Cloud DAW: ModeAudio Integrates Soundation’s Beatmaker Into Their Website

15 December 2022

Press release

  Producers can try out samples with a real DAW before purchase, within the ModeAudio site. Soundation and ModeAudio have teamed up...

Warner Music Group announces partnership with, and investment in leading digital fashion company, Dressx

15 December 2022

Press release

Collaboration Will Enable Fans to Wear Digital Fashion Lines Designed by WMG’s Roster of Artists   Warner Music Group (Nasdaq: WMG) today announced...

DDEX Publishes ERN 4.3 Update and Catalogue Transfer Standard 1.0

15 December 2022

Press release

DDEX, the international standards-setting organisation dedicated to improving the exchange of data and information across the music industry, has released...

IMPEL strikes strategic partnership with Blokur

14 December 2022

Press release

Alliance with leading music rights and data platform marks beginning of 'exciting plans for growth' IMPEL, the independent music publishing digital...

Fruits Music Appoints Arno Van Berkel as Managing Director

14 December 2022

Press release

Former Warner Chappell Music Managing Director, Benelux Joins Team  Fruits Music Founder Stef Van Vugt (left) with incoming Managing Director Arno...

PPL appoints Titania Altius as Head of Member Services and Dan Millington as SVP/Head of Client Services

14 December 2022

Press release

New roles will ensure PPL delivers a high-quality service, maximising member income   PPL today announces two senior appointments in its Member...

BMG's Bowie film Moonage Daydream is biggest documentary of the year

14 December 2022

Press release

  Moonage Daydream, the acclaimed David Bowie documentary directed by Brett Morgen, is the biggest-grossing documentary of 2022 in any category,...

BIMM Institute and Spotify announce Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship winners

14 December 2022

Press release

BIMM Institute and Spotify are excited to announce the winners of 2023's Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships. Watch the announcement video here.Last year BIMM Institute and...

The Bocelli family to perform special festive TikTok LIVE from Mont Blanc

14 December 2022

Press release

  On December 15th at 5pm GMT / 6pm CET, TikTok will present an unforgettable Christmas performance by world-renowned Italian tenor,...

Labelcoin Channels Finance and Fandom to End Artistic Poverty

14 December 2022

Press release

  Artists can make consistent, sustainable income by selling portions of their streaming royalties to retail investors with Labelcoin, a new...

BRITs Week presented by Mastercard for War Child - 2023 Shows Announced

13 December 2022

Press release

Beabadoobee, Bob Vylan, Cavetown, easy life, Frank Turner + The Sleeping Souls, Kojey Radical, Metronomy, Rina Sawayama, Sea Girls, The...

Aidan Glover, Amira El-Shafie and Kelly Kiara among the latest songwriters and producers to receive Hitmaker fund support

13 December 2022

Press release

Next deadline for applications will be in Spring 2023   PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent...

Sean Warner appointed President, Universal Music Australia & New Zealand

13 December 2022

Press release

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

Tribunal appeals dismissed: R&S Records and Renaat Vandepapeliere vindicated

13 December 2022

Press release

  A legal appeal launched by former record scout, Raj Chaudhuri, following an employment tribunal judgment on 6th April 2022 has been...

Taylor Swift joins Alicia Keys, Angelique Kidjo, Annie Lennox, Billie Eilish for The Circle's Music Icons Auction

13 December 2022

Press release

Proceeds will support The Circle's work to economically empower and end violence against women and girls.   Take part in the global...

Downtown Music Services announce new signings for global distribution, creative marketing and sync licensing services

13 December 2022

Press release

COLBIE CAILLAT, FRANCIS KAREL, LILY MEOLA, LOREN GRAY, REBECCA BLACK, YUNG BAE   Downtown Music Services has announced a number of new...

Montreux Jazz Festival announces MJF Spotlight 20 Artists to Watch for 2023

13 December 2022

Press release

THE ANNUAL TASTEMAKER PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS AND SUPPORTS EMERGING GLOBAL ARTISTS POISED TO BREAK THROUGH IN THE YEAR AHEAD    Montreux Jazz Festival today...

Capitol Music Group strengthens marketing & artist development teams as six executives are promoted or named to key vice president positions

13 December 2022

Press release

Elevation of Jessica Eason, Zoe Gillespie, Kate Haffenden, Chris Kershaw, Byron Miller and Alex Williams reflect CMG’s commitment to build...

Sony Music Publishing Promotes Naomi Asher to VP, Songwriter Services & Neighbouring Rights

13 December 2022

Press release

  Sony Music Publishing UK today announced the promotion of Naomi Asher to Vice President, Songwriter Services and Neighbouring Rights.In her...

Minibeats Launches on Snapchat To Play Interactive Songs in AR

13 December 2022

Press release

What's a Musical Tattoo, and how do I get one?  Minibeats is a new AR Music platform enabling interactive music for...

1 out of 5 Hits This Year Sampled Other Songs

13 December 2022

Press release

  Tracklib has compiled an exclusive look into the impact of sampling in 2022, presented as their annual State of Sampling...

AGF Announce First Speakers for Green Events & Innovations Conference

13 December 2022

Press release

From the world's greenest football club to Grammy-nominated musicians The Green Events and Innovations Conference (GEI 15), the foremost conference for...

Public Pressure announces $6m in new funding

12 December 2022

Press release

Scytale leads new funding round for Web3 Music Specialists   Public Pressure, the Web3 music specialist, which officially launched in August, has...

Connect Music Acquires MTX Music, Allocates Up To $10m For Artist Development

12 December 2022

Press release

  Multi-GRAMMY-nominated Askia Fountain appointed MTX Managing Director Deal expands Connect’s global business, with MTX heading up UK operations MTX to branch into...

BMG appoints Pierrot Raschdorff to further develop and accelerate its diversity strategy

12 December 2022

Press release

  BMG has appointed Pierrot Raschdorff to further develop and accelerate the company's diversity strategy. As Senior Director of Global Diversity, Equity...

Sony Music Publishing UK Signs Global Deal with Naomi Kimpenu

12 December 2022

Press release

  Sony Music Publishing UK today announced the signing of breakthrough singer, songwriter and producer Naomi Kimpenu to a worldwide publishing...

Sound Royalties' Business Nearly Doubles, Powering More Music Professionals' Projects in 2022

12 December 2022

Press release

Increasing their volume of business by more than 90%, the leading music finance firm's record growth in 2022 reflects established...

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