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Charlotte de Witte is the latest addition to the Sensorium Galaxy Metaverse

14 July 2021

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Award-winning DJ and producer Charlotte de Witte is revealed as the latest addition to theSensorium Galaxy Metaverse, where she is...

Billy Strings Inks Global Publishing Deal with River House Artists/Sony Music Publishing

14 July 2021

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  River House Artists, in partnership with Sony Music Publishing, today announced the signing of Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Billy Strings to a worldwide publishing administration...

SonicKey enables all music in the world to be identifiable, referenceable and trackable with 100% accuracy

14 July 2021

Press release

New platform is free to use at the point of delivery for artists and rights holders SonicData platform operates at a...

The MU and ISM warn that Government proposals on haulage risks bringing cost-effective touring for small bands to a 'full stop'

14 July 2021

Press release

The Musicians' Union (MU) and the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) have developed a joint response to a Department for...

Amazon Music returns as Heavy Music Awards headline sponsor for 2021

13 July 2021

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  Following the ground-breaking success of HMA20, the Heavy Music Awards is proud to welcome back Amazon Music as headline sponsor for the fifth annual...

TikTok and Spotify launch Premium offer for users in UK

13 July 2021

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TikTok has teamed up with Spotify, the world’s most popular audio streaming service, to offer eligible members of the TikTok...

Universal Music Africa expands exclusive distribution partnership with leading French rapper Booba across Africa

13 July 2021

Press release

Deal encompasses distribution of Booba's acclaimed catalog and future releases throughout the continent for the first time UMA And Booba...

Italian Music Company Artist First offers public access to Le Vibrazioni’s live performance rights for the first time, as industry rises from global lockdown

13 July 2021

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Innovative New Listing Allows Investment in Artist’s Image Rights and Future Touring Revenues   Artist First, the leading Italian record label, event...

Reservoir signs BTS’ “Butter” co-writer Rufio Hooks to a worldwide publishing deal

13 July 2021

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Reservoir has announced the signing of artist, songwriter, and producer Rufio Hooks to a worldwide publishing deal. The deal includes...

CTM Music and We Are Era launch label for online talent!

13 July 2021

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As of June 1, 2021, CTM Music and We Are Era have entered into an exclusive partnership to launch global...

Deezer's free users can now play tunes on Google Home, Nest smart speakers and displays

13 July 2021

Press release

Good things come to those who wait. Starting today, we've made it possible for our free listeners to use their...

Sentric Music Group and Nick Halkes sign PBH & JACK to exclusive songwriting agreement

13 July 2021

Press release

The deal is the first under the Sentric and Halkes JV   Sentric Music Group's rapidly expanding electronic division has today announced...

What Advertisers Need to Know About Gen Z & The Future of Digital Audio According to Spotify

13 July 2021

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Spotify, the world leader in audio streaming, dropped the third volume of Culture Next, the Annual Global Culture and Trends...

BMG launches global benefits program for songwriters

13 July 2021

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BMG is launching a new global Benefits program offering discounts and value-added services to its songwriter and producer clients. Enrollment for...

Believe welcomes Cr2 Records, BLK&WHT RCRDS and Credence relaunch with global distribution deal and partnership.

13 July 2021

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UK independent dance label, Cr2 Records, has signed a global distribution deal and partnership with Believe.  Now celebrating its 17th year, Cr2...

Nancy Dubuc joins Warner Music Group board of directors

13 July 2021

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Highly Respected Media Executive is CEO of VICE Media Group  Thomas H. Lee Named WMG Director Emeritus   Warner Music Group Corp. (“WMG”)...

Details of Oasis Knebworth 1996 Unveiled

13 July 2021

Press release

Feature Length Knebworth Documentary in Cinemas Worldwide from Thursday, 23rd SeptemberCelebrating the 25th Anniversary of Oasis Live at Knebworth Park Tickets...

7digital and Super Hi-Fi announce partnership program to deliver next-generation music listening experiences

13 July 2021

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New Partnership Integration Allows Customers to Seamlessly Access 7digital's "Music-as-a-Service" and Super Hi-Fi's AI Audio Tools Super Hi-Fi, the audio technology...

Blokur release major new global songwriting report

13 July 2021

Press release

TONES AND I REVEALED AS WORLD’S BIGGEST SONGWRITER   Blokur, the specialists in ensuring music publishers, labels and CMOs, increase royalty collections...

Virgin Music Label and Artist Services launches in Brazil and partners with Work Show, Brazil's leading Sertanejo label

12 July 2021

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Brazilian superstar duo Henrique & Juliano join the Work Show roster as first signings under the agreement.   Universal Music Group (UMG),...

Leading Serbian Hip-Hop label Balkaton joins forces with Universal Music Serbia/Virgin Music Label & Artist Services for global strategic distribution partnership

12 July 2021

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Universal Music Serbia and Virgin Music Label & Artist Services announced today, the beginning of a strategic global distribution partnership with one of Serbia's most important...

Warner Chappell Music has signed a worldwide publishing deal with UK rapper and songwriter Wretch 32

12 July 2021

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Warner Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed a worldwide publishing deal with pioneering UK...

YouTube Shorts arrives in UK

12 July 2021

Press release

Users around the world will now be able to enjoy YouTube's new short-form video experience to create short, catchy videos...

Sony Music Publishing Partners with Alberts to Represent AC/DC, Vanda, Young & Wright Catalogues

12 July 2021

Press release

Sony will administer the entire catalogues of the iconic band and legendary songwriting team   Sony Music Publishing today announced its worldwide...

Beatport and Arigami Release "Music Connects Us", a Report on Wellbeing in the Music Industry in Support of Artist's Mental Health

12 July 2021

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Beatport, the worldwide leader of electronic music for DJs, producers, and their fans, announced the release of Music Connects Us,...

Live music to play again on July 19th

12 July 2021

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Greg Parmley, CEO of LIVE said:"Today is a fantastic day for live music - our members cannot wait to get...

Inaugural AI Song Contest winners transform the future of music-making

10 July 2021

Press release

  Uncanny Valley, winners of the inaugural AI Song Contest 2020, have joined forces with this year’s competition organisers to create...

DCMS Committee to publish report on the Economics of music streaming

10 July 2021

Press release

The DCMS Committee Report on the Economics of music streaming will be published at 00.01 on Thursday 15 July 2021. The inquiry took evidence on the...

adidas announces partnership with Abbey Road Studios, providing opportunities for the next generation of creatives in London.

09 July 2021

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adidas announces a new partnership with Abbey Road Studios. The two brands come together with a shared ambition to offer...

John Parish signs to Blue Raincoat Music Publishing/Reservoir

08 July 2021

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NEW TALENT ROSTER GROWS WITH ELANOR MOSS AND HIGHSCHOOL   Renowned producer, composer and artist John Parish has signed a global deal...

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