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DiMA Statement on Release of UK Contract Transparency Code

01 February 2024

Press release

Today, the UK government released its long-awaited Contract Transparency Code. The Code stems from DCMS inquiries into the music industry, and...

Sony Music Publishing UK Announces Key Promotions and New Hires Across Creative Team

01 February 2024

Press release

Sony Music Publishing UK today announced a new hire and two strategic promotions across its A&R department. ZaZa Kazadi has...

UK Music Calls On Education Secretary To Halt “Damaging” Plans To Withdraw Funding From Post-16 Music Qualifications

01 February 2024

Press release

  UK Music is calling on Education Secretary Gillian Keegan to halt “damaging” plans to halt funding for post-16 music qualifications. The...

Brian Eno & Jarvis Cocker Keynote Announced for GEI16

01 February 2024

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  The artist and musician Brian Eno returns to GEI for the third time in 2024. Having previously headlined the event...

Sound City Forum

01 February 2024

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Revered and acknowledged as a defining voice for new music for over 15 years, Sound City is set to land...

100 more artists added to the Great Escape 2024 line-up

01 February 2024

Press release

FROST CHILDREN | THE DARE | KINGFISHR | TOM LARK | RADIO FREE ALICE | MUIREANN BRADLEY | JAMBINAI | MACKENZY MACKAY...

The BRIT Awards 2024 with Mastercard announces the opening of public voting for the five genre awards

01 February 2024

Press release

The winners of  Alternative/Rock Act Dance Act Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act Pop Act R&B Act to be decided by music fans, exclusively on Instagram Supported by takeover of...

EU AI Act - Joint statement from European creators and rightsholders

01 February 2024

Press release

  IFPI has today co-signed a rightsholder letter about the EU AI Act – please see the full text of the...

ESNS to Focus on Italy in 2025, Delegate Passes Now Available at Super Early Bird rate

01 February 2024

Press release

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag), the key exchange for emerging European music, in collaboration with Italia Music Export, proudly announces Italy as the...

Tramlines and We Out Here to host Music Support Safe Hubs on site in 2024

01 February 2024

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AIF members given the opportunity to host fully-funded hubs thanks to The Christopher Meredith Foundation partnership.   Tramlines and We Out Here...

Gen Z attend music events to build human connection as a form to combat loneliness

01 February 2024

Press release

75% OF GEN Z ATTEND GIGS & MUSIC EVENTS TO BUILD HUMAN CONNECTION AND SOCIALISE AS A WAY TO BEAT...

BMG strikes pact with TUM’s Gen-AI lab to target fans with gen-ai visuals

31 January 2024

Press release

  BMG is pleased to announce it has struck a strategic partnership with the TUM School of Management, part of Munich’s...

The Return of The Young Music Boss Awards

31 January 2024

Press release

2024 NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED!   A unique awards programme celebrating the outstanding achievements of the music industry’s U35 executive and entrepreneurial stars with...

£15 million boost for cultural venues to level up access to the arts across England

31 January 2024

Press release

  Fourth round of the Cultural Development Fund launched for cultural organisations across England to level up access to the arts,...

Industry transparency code on music streaming announced by Government

31 January 2024

Press release

The music industry has agreed a Code of Good Practice on Transparency in Music Streaming.      - The Intellectual Property Office (IPO)...

The Register of Copyrights Begins Periodic Review of the Designation of The MLC and DLC

31 January 2024

Press release

In accordance with the Music Modernization Act, the Register must review the designation of The MLC and DLC every five...

US Copyright Office issues MLC NoI

31 January 2024

Press release

DiMA Statement on Commencement of MLC Redesignation Process The Mechanical Licensing Collective must be designated every 5 years   Today, the Notice of Inquiry for...

Sacem and GEMA unveil results of study on the impact of artificial intelligence in music

31 January 2024

Press release

Sacem (France's Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music) and GEMA (Germany's Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of...

Universal Music Group Agreement with TikTok to Expire on 31 January

31 January 2024

Press release

 An Open Letter to the Artist and Songwriter Community  Why We Must Call Time Out on TikTok    Our core mission is simple:...

BPI response to IPO announcement on industry transparency code on music streaming

31 January 2024

Press release

Welcoming the new Industry Transparency Code on Music Streaming, Dr Jo Twist OBE, BPI Chief Executive, said: "This landmark agreement, the first of...

UK gov publishes streaming transparency code - comment from AIM

31 January 2024

Press release

Gee Davy, COO of the AIM, said: "The Transparency Code is a milestone, with participants across the music sector uniting...

Ghetts, Sugababes and Cristale performing at 26th MOBO Awards

31 January 2024

Press release

SUGABABES TO RECEIVE MOBO IMPACT AWARD SHEFFIELD’s OWN DAME JESSICA ENNIS-HILL TO RECEIVE MOBO PAVING THE WAY AWARD LIVE FROM UTILITA ARENA SHEFFIELDHOSTED...

Secret 7" unveils sleeve designers for 2024

31 January 2024

Press release

  700 ARTISTS, DESIGNERS & CREATIVES HAVE PRODUCED 700 ONE-OF-A-KIND 7” RECORDS FOR WAR CHILDALL RECORDS TO BE EXHIBITED AT NOW...

The Performance Laboratory open at London’s Royal College Of Music

31 January 2024

Press release

THE PERFORMANCE SIMULATOR COMBINES STATE-OF-THE-ART ACOUSTIC & VISUAL GRAPHICS TO REFINE PERFORMANCES IN REAL-WORLD CONDITIONS   PLUS  PREPARES STUDENTS FOR THE STRESS-INDUCING ENVIRONMENTS...

AURORA and GABRIELS added to BRITs Week 24 for War Child line-up

31 January 2024

Press release

Aitch, Ash, Baby Queen, Cian Ducrot, CMAT, Keane, The Last Dinner Party, Pendulum, Sleaford Mods, Venbee & You Me At...

Midɛm+ 24: The reference event for the music industry

31 January 2024

Press release

Over 10,000 festival-goers and 500 professionals attended the edition in Cannes    The latest edition of MIDƐM+ has just taken place in...

Misogyny in Music report - Rebecca Lucy Taylor comment

31 January 2024

Press release

Following the release of the Women and Equalities Committee’s Misogyny in Music report this week, Rebecca Lucy Taylor – Self...

Former Wichita Recordings Exec Vicky Eacott launches new project and Label Management agency Hit Reset

30 January 2024

Press release

Today (January 30th) marks the launch of Hit Reset, a new project & label management company headed up by Vicky...

Victor Ray signs to Decca

30 January 2024

Press release

THE SELF-MADE STAR FROM NEWCASTLE WITH A GLOBAL AUDIENCE OF MILLIONS “..a phenomenon” - Clash “..impassioned singing and lyrics of wit and gritty candour” - Sunday...

Meltdown 2024: Chaka Khan announced as festival curator as icon celebrates 50 years of music

30 January 2024

Press release

The Southbank Centre today announces that iconic singer and musician Chaka Khan will be the 29th curator of its annual contemporary music festival, Meltdown.  Chaka Khan’s...

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