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Cultivating Wild Data: How Entertainment Intelligence Is Bringing Meaningful Analytics to the Streaming-Age Music Business

11 September 2019

Press release

It’s fun to talk about data, its ubiquity and importance. It’s not so fun to make sense of a billion...

UK Music industry is backing Music at Work Week Campaign

11 September 2019

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THE British music industry and the English National Opera have backed the Music at Work Week Campaign- aimed at encouraging...

Data Nightmares, Blockchain Dreams: Viberate is Giving Control Back to Artists and Standardizing Key Music Data

11 September 2019

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"The whole data situation is just nasty," explains Viberate co-founder Vasja Veber. "You can't develop anything using the current data...

Coldplay's Chris Martin spearheads UK Music's drive for a fairer deal for self-employed parents in music industry

10 September 2019

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  Music stars back moves to change rules to end discrimination against self-employed parents  Parental leave for the self-employed to take centre...

Help Musicians re-opens 360 degree Do It Differently Fund

10 September 2019

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£60,000 DIY music creators fund announces new Featured Artist Coalition partnership and encourages applications via video submission     Help Musicians, the independent...

YMU Group Appoint Anna Gregorek as Commercial Director

10 September 2019

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International artist management company YMU Group has appointed Anna Gregorek to the position of Commercial Director. Based in London Anna, whose...

BMG welcomes its artists, songwriters and music city to new state-of-the-art complex in Nashville

10 September 2019

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BMG has officially opened its brand-new, state-of-the-art Nashville complex to its artists, songwriters, and the Music City community. The move...

The Ivors Academy Gold Badge 2019 recipients announced

10 September 2019

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 Ceremony will celebrate outstanding contributors to the music creator community  Trevor Nelson MBE, Vanessa Reed and Olga FitzRoy amongst those recognised  Broadcaster...

Universal Music Publishing Group names Thomas Vidovic as Managing Director, Germany and Senior Vice President, Austria & Switzerland

10 September 2019

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 Diana Muñoz promoted to SVP, Finance and Administration   Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading, global music publisher, today announced that Thomas...

Introducing Kyoto Management & recording studio

10 September 2019

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KYOTO today announced the launch of a brand-new style of management company and the opening of a world-class recording and...

Kobalt appoints new Chief Product Officer Johan Land

09 September 2019

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Product Lead for First Commercial Self-Driving Cars Joins Kobalt to Break New Ground in Music Industry Kobalt today announced Johan Land...

Music Venue Trust and PRS Foundation Announce New Support for Young Women Promoters

09 September 2019

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Music Venue Trust and PRS Foundation are delighted to announce a new partnership to encourage more young women and gender...

Spinnup UK moves up a gear with Universal Music On Demand

09 September 2019

Press release

  The global digital distribution platform for independent artists, Spinnup, is now powered by the chart-topping, award-winning Universal Music On Demand (UMOD) label in the UK; branching...

Sony/ATV signs King Princess to worldwide publishing deal

09 September 2019

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Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal with acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer King Princess. At just 20 years of...

Universal Music Publishing Group appoints David Gray & Walter Jones as Co-Heads, A&R

09 September 2019

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   Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publishing company, today announced that David Gray and Walter Jones have been...

Auntie Flo win coveted Scottish Album Of The Year Award 2019

08 September 2019

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GLITTERING CEREMONY SEES AUNTIE FLO COLLECT £20,000 PRIZE FOLLOWING AN INCREDIBLE SHORTLIST FEATURING OUTSTANDING SCOTTISH ALBUMS    The winner of Scotland’s national...

UK Music calls on ministers to back music in education - as Government announces boost in education funding

08 September 2019

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UK Music’s CEO Michael Dugher called on the Government to ensure the future success of the music industry by investing...

FanFair Alliance

06 September 2019

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Adam Webb, Campaign Manager, FanFair Alliance   "Today's announcement was a bolt from the blue, and we need time to assess its...

Sam Fender announced as next Vevo UK Lift act for 2019

06 September 2019

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EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES OF 'THE BORDERS' & 'WILL WE TALK?' TO DEBUT ON 16 SEPTEMBER   Vevo are excited to announce Sam Fender as the next...

Boiler Room announce debut festival line-up for this October

05 September 2019

Press release

Aba Shanti-I, Amy Becker, Biig Piig, Blawan, Bradley Zero, D Double E, DJ Stingray, Jammer, Nubya Garcia, Obongjayar, Sherelle, Steam...

Parlophone Records announces Ina Rasinger and Jin Jin are joining the label as A&R Director and Senior A&R Manager, respectively

05 September 2019

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Parlophone Records announces Ina Rasinger (formerly Jedlicka) and Jin Jin are joining the label as A&R Director and Senior A&R...

Sony Music UK acquires merchandise company Kontraband

05 September 2019

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Sony Music UK today announced the acquisition of the full-service merchandise company, Kontraband. The acquisition will enhance and strengthen Sony Music’s presence...

Nastia, Denis Sulta, Saoirse and Sherelle join the new line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Residency

05 September 2019

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BBC Radio 1 has announced the new line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Residency - the strand that brings listeners the...

Stephen J Dallas appointed Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs and Digital Business Development at Universal Music Publishing Group

05 September 2019

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   Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publishing company, announced today that Stephen J. Dallas has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Business & Legal...

Allen Kovac Honoured at the AIM Independent Music Awards with the 'Innovator Award'

04 September 2019

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The ceremony in London saw Sir Richard Branson congratulate Allen via a special video message WATCH: Sir Richard Branson  Legendary music industry...

Dave & IDLES Win Big at 2019 AIM Independent Music Awards

04 September 2019

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  South London rapper Dave and punk juggernauts IDLES celebrate two awards each Other newly-announced winners include Jade Bird, Freya Ridings, Gerry...

Top 20 Most Shazamed Songs of the Summer

04 September 2019

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The Top 20 Most Shazamed Songs of the Summer, covering the period 1 July – 15 August 2019.     Shazam top 20...

Mabel performs world’s first vertical gig to celebrate the launch of Samsung KX

04 September 2019

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Creative innovation network, Iris, and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd have made history with the world’s first vertical gig performed by...

Thekla Returns Home After £1m Overhaul

04 September 2019

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Thekla, the multi-award-winning live music boat venue and club in Bristol’s floating harbour, is returning home on Monday 9 September...

Rising star Ava Max signs joint co-publishing agreement with Warner Chappell Music and Artist Publishing Group

04 September 2019

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Warner Chappell Music (WCM) and Artist Publishing Group (APG) today announced that they have entered into a joint co-publishing agreement...

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