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Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room will reopen on Monday 9 April

22 February 2018

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Southbank Centre’s iconic Brutalist venues, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, will reopen on Monday 9 April 2018, following over...

The BRIT Awards 2018 with Mastercard

22 February 2018

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Broadcast exclusively on ITV and streamed live around the globe on YouTube Stormzy triumphs with two awards for British Male Solo...

Kobalt Signs Betty Who to Recordings Deal

22 February 2018

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Betty Who to Release Her First Independent Record with Kobalt Kobalt, a music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers...

Briony Turner and Alec Boateng promoted to co-Heads of A&R, Atlantic Records UK

21 February 2018

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Award-winning duo Briony Turner and Alec Boateng have been named Co-Heads of A&R at Atlantic Records UK, reporting to label...

ICE and Facebook reach landmark multi-territory music licensing agreement

21 February 2018

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New deal will see songwriters and composers remunerated   ICE announced today that they have reached an agreement with Facebook for...

Critically acclaimed composer, singer-songwriter and pianist Agnes Obel signs exclusively to Deutsche Grammophon

21 February 2018

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Blue Note to release Obel's albums in North America   Eminent contemporary composer, singer-songwriter, pianist and producer Agnes Obel has signed exclusively to...

Warner Music appoints Marcela Vaccari as VP, Business Development, Latin America and Spain

20 February 2018

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Warner Music has appointed Marcela Vaccari as Vice President, Business Development, Latin America and Spain.  She will be based in...

Doctor Yvonne Thompson, CBE, Appointed New Chair And Deputy At Radio Academy

20 February 2018

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Doctor Yvonne Thompson, CBE, has been appointed as the new chair of The Radio Academy, with John Dash appointed as deputy...

7digital appoints new Head of Legal & Business Affairs

20 February 2018

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7digital, the B2B digital music and radio services company, today announces the appointment of Stacey Mitsopulos as its new Head of Legal...

Concord Music Announces Worldwide Publishing Creative Team

20 February 2018

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Subsequent to the announcement last month of a consolidated Concord Music publishing business, the executive team has now appointed the...

RoyaltyShare Extends Platform With Secure Online Statement Distribution

20 February 2018

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New Toolset Gives Record Labels an Efficient and Reliable Method to Deliver Statements to Artists RoyaltyShare, Inc., today launched an extension...

Bebe Rexha Renews Publishing Deal With BMG

20 February 2018

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Multi-platinum hit singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha has renewed her worldwide co-publishing deal with BMG. Since initially signing with BMG and bursting...

Music unlocks former gang leaders' & young offenders' potential

20 February 2018

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With knife crime and gang warfare on the rise, Key4Life – supported by the music industry and, specifically, The BRIT...

PRS for Music celebrates international songwriting talent with sister CMOs at PRS Presents

19 February 2018

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·  Le Boom, Halo Maud and Baloji perform at a very special International PRS Presents  Four European CMOs and their members joined...

Wide Day First Panel Topics & Speakers Announced

19 February 2018

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Wide Days is pleased to announce the first panel topics and speakers for this year’s conference, which takes place at...

Vydia Closes $7M Series A Funding Round

19 February 2018

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Vydia has announced it has completed its initial close of $7.0 million Series A funding on the heels of significant...

Music & TV stars turn out to back new law to boost shared parental leave for the self-employed

19 February 2018

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Stars from the world of music and film will join forces with politicians to fight for a new law to...

UK Music welcomes “landmark victory” to introduce agent of change in Scotland

19 February 2018

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UK Music – the umbrella body for the music industry - today celebrated a “landmark victory” in the battle to...

Transmission Roundhouse Launches

19 February 2018

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AUDIO PLATFORM CREATED BY AND FOR A NEW GENERATION OF LEADING YOUNG VOICES WITH RADICAL DISCUSSION AND EXPERIMENTAL CONTENT TRANSMISSION ROUNDHOUSE...

One Little Indian’s Head of Press launches Brixton Agency’s UK office

19 February 2018

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One Little Indian Records’ Head of Press, Katie Malcolmson, has announced the launch of US-based music PR company Brixton Agency's UK office,...

Nude Music Publishing signs Wovoka Gentle under Bucks sponsorship deal

19 February 2018

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Respected independent Nude has signed Wovoka Gentle to its publishing division. Nude Music Publishing operates under a sponsorship deal with Bucks...

Brighton Music Conference (BMC18) Announces Speakers

19 February 2018

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Brighton Music Conference (BMC18) has announced Irvine Welsh, Eats Everything, Friction, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, and Sam Divine will join...

Live music census strikes note of caution over future of venues

16 February 2018

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Small live music venues are facing a number of threats that could affect their long-term future, research suggests. Results of the...

3 Beat renews joint venture with Universal Music UK

16 February 2018

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Independent record label 3 Beat has renewed its joint venture with Universal Music UK with a new multi-year agreement.Prior to...

Social platforms kick off day-long live celebration for The BRIT Awards

16 February 2018

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Wednesday 21st February at The O2 Arena, LondonWatch 8pm GMT / 12pm PT / 3pm ET on ITV in the...

IMS Ibiza in association with Pioneer DJ announce IMS Dalt Vila 2018 line up

15 February 2018

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Featuring headline performances from Sven Väth, Dubfire, Jackmaster, Nastia, Peggy Gou and more “It’s like a scene from a movie, it’s...

Warner/Chappell Music signs Tristan Landymore

15 February 2018

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Tristan Landymore has signed a global deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group.  Landymore has...

shesaid.so - Alternative Power 100 Music List

15 February 2018

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Following the incredible feedback of its 2017 inauguration shesaid.so will be launching the 2018 edition of the Alternative Power 100...

WMA Announce Third U.S. Site Launch in Nashville

15 February 2018

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Hannah Dudley To Head New Operation And Announced As Head of Marketing Strategy.   WMA are delighted to announce their third operation...

Universal Music Publishing Australia has signed breakthrough songwriter Robinson to a worldwide publishing deal

15 February 2018

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Universal Music Publishing Australia today announced that songwriter-singer Robinson has been signed to a worldwide publishing deal. A fast-rising star, Robinson...

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