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Emily Burns signs global publishing deal with BMG

16 December 2020

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International artist management company YMU has announced the signing of hotly tipped singer/songwriter Emily Burns to a global music publishing...

Sony/ATV Signs Tate McRae to Worldwide Deal

16 December 2020

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Sony/ATV music publishing announced it has signed breakout singer, songwriter and dancer Tate McRae to a worldwide publishing deal. ...

Free BPI membership for Music & Tech Springboard Programme extended

16 December 2020

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Launched in May 2020, the Music & Tech Springboard Programme with Music Ally  has welcomed 35 tech startups   Following a successful...

RHMRF - Results of Placing

16 December 2020

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The Board announces that 46,100,000 Ordinary Shares (the "New Shares") have been conditionally placed pursuant to a placing under the...

Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) Appoints Jason Edwards as Executive Director

15 December 2020

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  The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) today announces the appointment of Jason Edwards as Executive Director, who commences post in...

BPI reflects on a packed year of virtual events

15 December 2020

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Nearly 7,000 attendees for over 70 events held, mostly online due to the COVID-19 pandemic   The BPI is celebrating a successful...

Kobalt Signs RÜFÜS DU SOL to International Neighbouring Rights Deal

15 December 2020

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One of the Biggest Live Acts in Australia and US Partners with Kobalt New Music to be Released in 2021   Kobalt today...

FUGA Partners with Japanese Firm Space Shower Networks To Establish New Digital Music Distribution Joint Venture

15 December 2020

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  “SPACE SHOWER FUGA” will combine FUGA’s advanced technology with Space Shower Networks’ local market expertise to provide a full-suite of...

Vevo 2020 Review - the music videos that kept us going through the pandemic

15 December 2020

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Vevo, the world’s leading premium music video service, has reached weekend daily highs of one billion global views, a record...

BMI announces partnership with ICE

15 December 2020

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BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) is partnering with ICE to license portions of its repertoire to digital music services operating across Europe. While much...

Strawberries & Creem returns in 2021 with its biggest line-up ever

15 December 2020

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Strawberries & Creem, the UK’s tastiest festival for music and youth culture, returns in 2021 as a two-day event, complete...

UVC light Innovation strengthens ongoing COVD-19 battle – providing hope for beleaguered entertainment sector

15 December 2020

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The British HVAC innovation that could help buildings open sooner and more safely. Music Venue Trust sees, “opportunity for economically viable,...

Sony/ATV Renews Worldwide Deal with Becky Hill

15 December 2020

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Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK announced it has renewed a worldwide deal with celebrated singer, songwriter and artist Becky Hill. 26-year-old...

IFPI Welcomes European Commission’s “Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List”

15 December 2020

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The European Commission has published its Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List, exposing online service providers established outside of the European Union...

EU Updates Digital Laws

15 December 2020

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Work Required to Realise Political Maxim: ‘What Is Illegal Offline Must Be Illegal Online’   The European Commission has published its flagship...

EU recognises bigger platforms need tougher rules – New framework for platform accountability a starting point but still a way to go

15 December 2020

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Today, the European Commission published its long-awaited and concurrent proposals for a Digital Services Act (DSA) and a Digital Markets...

LyricFind Partners with Wixen Music Publishing

15 December 2020

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LyricFind, the world's leader in lyric licensing solutions, is pleased to announce its worldwide partnership with Wixen Music Publishing, Inc.,...

YouTube: What the UK watched in 2020

14 December 2020

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YouTube unveils the top trending and music videos of the year alongside lists of the top and breakout creators viewed...

Africori signs deal with Warner Chappell Music

14 December 2020

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African label behind global smash ‘Jerusalema’ signs a global sub-publishing agreement with Warner Chappell Music France Yoel Kenan, the owner of...

Hipgnosis: Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You' reaches UK Number 1

14 December 2020

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Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (“Hipgnosis” or the “Company”) Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You' reaches UK Number 1 The...

Sony/ATV Promotes Sharon Boyse to SVP, International Operations and Society Relations

14 December 2020

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  Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced it has promoted Sharon Boyse to Senior Vice President, International Operations and Society Relations. Sharon...

Sony Music Africa Appoints Christine 'Seven' Mosha to Lead East Africa Region Marketing and Artist Development

14 December 2020

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Mosha to build out artist roster and amplify international catalogue across the region  Mosha brings over 15 years' of pan-African marketing,...

Beneficiaries announced for the Sony Music UK Social Justice Fund

14 December 2020

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   Sony Music UK today announced new beneficiaries for the UK Social Justice Fund, part of the global Sony Music Group...

Sentric signs sub pub deal with Marshall Records

14 December 2020

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Marshall Records has inked a new sub-publishing deal that will see Sentric Music Group handle all of the label’s publishing interests. The...

Creative Europe agreement – time for a renewed ambition for music

14 December 2020

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IMPALA welcomes today's agreement on the next Creative Europe programme, the EU's only programme dedicated to culture. With a budget of...

Legendary music venue ROCK CITY celebrates its 40th anniversary

14 December 2020

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Artists and fans are paying tribute to the Nottingham institution as it commemorates 40 years of live music. Since opening...

SyncFloor Hires David Rojas as Director of Sales & Business Development

14 December 2020

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  SyncFloor, the innovative sync marketplace for commercial music, has hired David Rojas to lead its business development efforts. An experienced...

We Generate Announce New Hires and New Insights for Growing Artist's Profiles

14 December 2020

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Digital marketing and talent development agency 'We Generate' has announced some exciting additions to the already burgeonin team, with the...

The Music Producers Guild reveals 2021 Awards Shortlist

12 December 2020

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The MPG board becomes 60% female as two new directors are announced    The Music Producers Guild is excited to reveal the...

Commercial radio news connects with audiences other media struggle to reach

12 December 2020

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Over 12 million people rely on commercial radio as their principle source of information and are far less likely to...

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