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'PledgeMusic Presents’

15 February 2017

Press release

'PledgeMusic Presents’……a new monthly event starting February 2017 at London’s Hospital Club. ‘PledgeMusic Presents’ is a new monthly event staged by...

Universal Music Publishing Group Appoints Walter Jones VP Of Creative

15 February 2017

Press release

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) announced today that Walter Jones has been appointed VP Creative, it was announced today by David...

Independent Label Market: London announce Spring Event, April 1

15 February 2017

Press release

The annual Spring event returns to Old Spitalfields Market  Saturday 1st April 2017, with The London Brewers’ Market    !K7 + Bella Union...

Global recording industry welcomes EU-Canada trade agreement

15 February 2017

Press release

The European Parliament has today given its approval to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union...

CISAC and ARIPO join forces to champion creators’ rights and economic growth in Africa

15 February 2017

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Royalty collections in Africa total US$68.6 million annually with potential for sharp growth CISAC and ARIPO, organisations championing creators and intellectual...

Katy Perry will perform at The BRIT Awards 2017

14 February 2017

Press release

The BRIT Awards with Mastercard exclusively broadcast live at 7.30 pm on ITV  The BRIT Awards 2017 with Mastercard announce that...

Brighton Music Conference Reveals First Panels And Speakers

13 February 2017

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Brighton Music Conference (BMC17) has revealed the first panels and speakers for the fourth edition of the UK’s leading electronic...

Universal Music Group relaunches Polygram Entertainment

12 February 2017

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UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP RELAUNCHES POLYGRAM ENTERTAINMENT TO ACCELERATE FILM AND TELEVISION STRATEGY Announces 'The Story of Motown' As Polygram's First...

Drake named IFPI global recording artist 2016

09 February 2017

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Drake has been named by IFPI as the world’s best-selling recording artist of 2016, highlighting the huge success of his...

Vevo appoints Kevin Mcgurn as Chief Sales Officer

09 February 2017

Press release

Vevo, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, today announced it has appointed Kevin McGurn as Chief Sales...

Kobalt hires Silvia Montello

09 February 2017

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KOBALT HIRES SILVIA MONTELLO TO RUN SUPPLY CHAIN AND CLIENT SERVICES FOR THE COMPANY’S MUSIC RECORDINGS DIVISIONKobalt, the leading independent...

Rock Sound announces fourth consecutive ABC increase

09 February 2017

Press release

The independently owned rock title sees its combined print and digital issue ABC increase to 14,057, for a remarkable fourth...

PRS Foundation supports its highest number of UK artists ever to perform at SXSW through its International Showcase Fund

09 February 2017

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- Highest no. of artists supported through the International Showcase Fund to attend SXSW since the fund began in 2011. -...

The Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson selects Universal Music Group to manage iconic artist’s recordings

09 February 2017

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Deal Encompasses Prince’s Grammy-Winning NPG Records, Hits from Earlier Catalogs and Vast Collection of Unreleased Works Universal Music Group (UMG), the...

Tixserve launches at Autonomy Music’s 10th anniversary Omeara event

08 February 2017

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New paperless ticket service helps ticket sellers tackle fraud and secondary marketTixserve, a new paperless ticket fulfilment platform that replaces...

Bureau Export's London office announces new B2C site and brand refresh

08 February 2017

Press release

2016 was a benchmark year for French artists in the UK. The triumph of Christine and the Queens (who had...

Universal Music Publishing Group appoints Rochelle Holguin VP of Creative Strategy

08 February 2017

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Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has appointed Rochelle Holguin to the position of Vice President of Creative Strategy, it was announced today...

Live Nation Entertainment launches concerts and ticketing businesses in Israel

08 February 2017

Press release

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has acquired a majority interest in leading Israeli promoter, Bluestone Entertainment and...

ASCAP promotes Simon Greenaway

08 February 2017

Press release

ASCAP PROMOTES SIMON GREENAWAY TO VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP, UK & CONTINENTAL EUROPE Best-Selling Songwriter/ Composer/ Producer Will Grow European Membership ASCAP, The...

Lions Entertainment Jury Presidents 2017 announced

08 February 2017

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Lions Entertainment Jury Presidents 2017 announced: Olivier Robert-Murphy, Global Head of New Business for Universal Music Group fronts Entertainment Lions...

ASCAP Ups Simon Greenaway to VP, Membership, UK & Continental Europe

08 February 2017

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ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators,...

PPL records its largest ever annual international collection

07 February 2017

Press release

International collections for the past year are up more than a third (34 per cent) from 2015, to £49.1 million PPL...

#1 Children’s Music Brand In The US ‘Kidz Bop’ To Launch In The UK In Spring 2017

07 February 2017

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UNIVERSAL MUSIC ON DEMAND, ITV, CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY (CAA) AND CROWN TALENT & MEDIA GROUP CONFIRMED AS UK PARTNERS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL ROLL-OUT First-Ever Group...

Soundrop relaunches

07 February 2017

Press release

Drop the Single: Soundrop Returns with Digital-First Distribution for the YouTube Generation A whole generation of artists and creators have reinvented...

M.I.A to curate Southbank Centre's 2017 Meltdown Festival

07 February 2017

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Southbank Centre today announces that rapper, producer, director and visual artist M.I.A., or Mathangi ‘Maya’ Arulpragasam, will curate the 24th...

WMG's Ron Wilcox appointed to SoundExchange Board of Directors

07 February 2017

Press release

SoundExchange today announced the appointment of Ron Wilcox of Warner Music Group (WMG) to its Board of Directors. Wilcox serves...

Warner Music Group Corp. results

07 February 2017

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WARNER MUSIC GROUP CORP. REPORTS RESULTS FOR FISCAL FIRST QUARTER ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2016  ·      Total revenue grew 8.0% or was...

Ben Vaughn Named President,Warner/Chappell Nashville

06 February 2017

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Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO of Warner/Chappell Music, today announced that Ben Vaughn has been promoted to President, Warner/Chappell Nashville. In this...

AMRA signs multi-territorial digital licensing deal with ole

06 February 2017

Press release

AMRA, the first global, direct, digital collections society, announced a deal today with ole, the world's fastest-growing independent rights management company,...

ASCAP Expands Asia-Pacific Strategy

06 February 2017

Press release

Engages CML Consultancy Services Led by Miew Lan Chan ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader...

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