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Ingrid Andress announced as Apple Music Up Next artist

12 March 2020

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  Up Next Short Shot on iPhone 11 Pro Debuts Exclusively on Apple Music Today   Watch the trailer HERE   Apple Music announces singer/songwriter Ingrid...

UTA continues London expansion with new music agent Sophie Roberts

12 March 2020

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  Leading talent and entertainment company UTA today announced that Sophie Roberts will be joining the rapidly expanding London office as...

BBC Music Introducing and the British Music Embassy announce London studio sessions

12 March 2020

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In support of the UK bands and artists that were set to perform at the recently cancelled South by Southwest...

NME and The 100 Club Announce London Music Pop Up Showcase in Wake of SXSW Cancellation

11 March 2020

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Iconic music powerhouse, NME, together with legendary music venue The 100 Club are putting on a last minute live showcase...

Ali Gatie and Joesef join Deezer NEXT class of 2020

11 March 2020

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New global and local artists will receive full editorial and marketing support   Our NEXT programme is back with a bang for...

Suzanne Hughes appointed Chief People and Transformation Officer of PRS for Music

11 March 2020

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  PRS for Music announced today that Suzanne Hughes has been appointed Chief People and Transformation Officer and will take up the position on...

Kobalt Promotes Julie Hurwitz & Rob Christensen to Co-Heads of Synch & Brand Partnerships

11 March 2020

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Kobalt today announced that Julie Hurwitz and Rob Christensen have been promoted to co-heads of synch and brand partnerships. Together,...

UK Music welcomes business rate 'lifeline' for music venues in budget

11 March 2020

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UK Music Acting CEO Tom Kiehl has welcomed a Budget lifeline for grassroots music venues with a Government pledge to...

BounceCast Launches App To Make Any Podcast Or Video Audio Sound Professional

11 March 2020

Press release

  The intelligent digital audio app from Finland taps into the fast-growing podcast and video content market, which includes influencers,...

The BPI has today responded to Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Budget

11 March 2020

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Commenting on the fiscal plans, Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI & BRIT Awards, said: “Today’s Budget contained a number of positive...

AIM announces final speakers for AIM Sync Conference

11 March 2020

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The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced the final wave of speakers joining its global sync licensing conference AIM...

bad guy by Billie Eilish Named Biggest Global Single of 2019

10 March 2020

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IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has named bad guy by Billie Eilish as the biggest...

Music Licensing Platform SyncFloor Hires Business Development Manager

10 March 2020

Press release

  SyncFloor, the commercial music licensing platform, is announcing the hire of Shellie Lewis as its first business development manager. Lewis will guide the...

Deezer supersizes lyrics

10 March 2020

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New Lyrics on Chromecast now available for all There's one philosophy we like at Deezer and that's "go big or go...

ICM Partners and Primary Talent International join forces

10 March 2020

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The Deal Will Provide Primary Talent Clients with Full-Service Benefits of a Major Agency While Greatly Expanding ICM’s International Touring...

Tallinn Music Week postponed

10 March 2020

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The international new music festival and conference Tallinn Music Week is postponed until August. The new dates are 26 -...

BPI sends 500 millionth illegal link to Google for removal from search results

10 March 2020

Press release

As part of its mission to promote British music, record labels association the BPI supports the legal music market by...

Sony/ATV Music Publishing signs Ian Fitchuk to worldwide publishing deal

10 March 2020

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  Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced it has signed a worldwide publishing deal with the Grammy award-winning songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist...

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

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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

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  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

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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

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  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

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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

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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

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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

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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'...

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