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Featured Artists Coalition Launches Petition To Stop PRS Foundation Funding Cuts

01 June 2022

Press release

The Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) has launched a petition urging UK collecting society, PRS for Music to reconsider its...

Leicester’s Curve theatre names seat after PPL CEO Peter Leathem to mark 10 years in role

01 June 2022

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A seat has been named in Leicester’s Curve theatre to mark Peter Leathem’s 10th year as Chief Executive Officer of...

Rising K-pop girl group aespa and SM Entertainment announce global partnership with Warner Records

01 June 2022

Press release

Rising K-Pop girl group aespa and SM Entertainment announce a global partnership with Warner Records. First up from the record-smashing group is aespa’s lead single, “Life’s Too Short'' on...

New Tuned Global integration with LyricFind to power Gabb Music app for kids in the US

01 June 2022

Press release

Gabb Wireless and Tuned Global are excited to announce today the launch of Gabb Music™, a custom-made children’s streaming service....

Kobalt Signs Afrobeat Star Omah Lay

01 June 2022

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Kobalt announced that it has signed 25-year-old afrobeat star Omah Lay to a worldwide publishing administration agreement, including global synch...

AIM’s ‘Future Independents’ unveil full speaker lineup, incl. 1994 Collective & Soundway Records

31 May 2022

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The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced the final wave of speakers for ‘Future Independents,’ its free virtual conference...

IMPALA releases its report on the first diversity and inclusion survey for the independent music sector to round up European Diversity Month

31 May 2022

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IMPALA is releasing a report on the first diversity and inclusion survey of the independent sector, “Towards a more diverse...

Outernet Live name two new Central London music venues

31 May 2022

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HERE at Outernet, the new live events venue, the first to be built in Central London since the 1940’s, alongside...

BBC Music presents Glastonbury 2022

31 May 2022

Press release

Glastonbury Festival (Wednesday 22nd – Sunday 26th June) makes a much anticipated comeback in 2022 and the BBC will once...

Multiverse platform VRJAM announces first artists to join platform & NFT auction

31 May 2022

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VRJAM, a leading multiverse platform for live entertainment, has unveiled the first artists to join its Creator Guild. VRJAM will...

ASM Global appoint Sam Ryder as General Manager of York Barbican

31 May 2022

Press release

ASM Global, the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences, venue management and event strategy, today announces the appointment of Sam...

The O2 marks event milestone with naming of The O2 arena non-stage end as ‘Young Voices End’

31 May 2022

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Young Voices, the largest children’s choir concerts in the world, returned to The O2 last week as it celebrated 25...

Mark Owen signs with BMG

31 May 2022

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Multi-Platinum superstar Mark Owen has signed a brand-new wide-ranging global deal with BMG. The agreement spans from new recordings to...

Aux App Receives £50,000 Grant To Develop Pioneering AI Software

31 May 2022

Press release

Aux App (www.aux.app) the collaboration and file sharing platform for producers, musicians and podcasters, has received £50,000 funding from Innovate...

Robin Millar to host 70th birthday celebration for 70th anniversary of disability equality charity Scope

30 May 2022

Press release

Music Industry veteran Robin Millar , the renowned British music producer, entrepreneur and current Chairman of Chrysalis Records Ltd & Blue...

IFPI and UAE Ministry of Economy sign landmark MoU to support local recorded music

30 May 2022

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IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, and the Ministry of Economy (MoE) of the United Arab Emirates today announced their...

Radio 2 All Day PopMaster guests

30 May 2022

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Ken Bruce reveals the eight platinum-selling popstars who will be going up against the eight members of the public this...

Entries open for the twentieth Ivors Composer Awards recognising contemporary classical, jazz and sound arts

30 May 2022

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The Ivors Academy has opened entries for The Ivors Composer Awards 2022, which recognise creative excellence in composition for contemporary...

Pink Floyd to join TikTok

30 May 2022

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Pink Floyd will today join TikTok for the first time with the Pink Floyd catalogue launching globally on the platform...

Live Events Reinsurance Scheme supports over £400 million of investment and paves way for busy summer events season

28 May 2022

Press release

Nearly three million people are expected to have attended events supported by the Government’s Live Events Reinsurance Scheme by the...

Nordoff Robbins announce the return of its prestigious annual O2 Silver Clef Awards

27 May 2022

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Nordoff Robbins, the UK’s largest music therapy charity, is delighted to announce the return of its prestigious annual O2 Silver...

Amazon Music and Wondery Announce New Podcast Content Across the UK and Europe

27 May 2022

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Amazon Music and Wondery revealed today 10 new podcast announcements, from returning shows to brand new offerings, across the UK,...

Liam Gallagher releases exclusive fashion collection with Selfridges

27 May 2022

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FEATURING NEW CLOTHING AND MERCH FROM BRANDS INCLUDING BARBOUR, C.P. COMPANY, FINLAY, NIGEL CABOURN, SAGE NATION AND SNOW PEAK PLUS NEW DESIGNS FROM MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY FASHION STUDENTS    To coincide with...

Astralwerks & Capitol Records China announce global licensing and distribution partnership with Live Nation Electronic Asia's Fabled Records label

27 May 2022

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Fabled Records will introduce the next generation of Chinese electronic artists and music culture globally through an innovative partnership with...

Beatport Acquires LabelRadar

26 May 2022

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Beatport, the global leader of music for DJs, producers, and their fans, announced the acquisition of LabelRadar, a company that...

Latest PPL Momentum Music Fund and PPL Momentum Yorkshire Accelerator supported artists announced

26 May 2022

Press release

PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development, together with PPL, Creative Wales, Arts Council...

Hipgnosis Song Management acquires Justin Timberlake’s incomparable song catalogue

26 May 2022

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  Hipgnosis Song Management (“Hipgnosis” or the “Company”), which offers investors a pure-play exposure to songs and associated intellectual property rights, is pleased to announce...

MMF & FAC statement re: Sony unrecouped balances

26 May 2022

Press release

Annabella Coldrick, Chief Executive, MMF and David Martin, CEO, FAC: We welcome the news that Sony Music Entertainment are to disregard...

IAFAR announces panels for the world’s first conference on Neighbouring Rights

26 May 2022

Press release

  The UK’s leading educator in Neighbouring Rights, IAFAR, will host the first ever dedicated Neighbouring Rights conference in London over...

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