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Stormzy, Rag'n'Bone Man, Foo Fighters and Declan McKenna are all unveiled as winners of the BBC Music Awards 2017

09 December 2017

Press release

The winners of the BBC Music Awards 2017 have tonight been revealed during a one-hour BBC Two special, The Year...

SparkLabs joins Universal Music Group’s Accelerator Engagement Network

08 December 2017

Press release

SparkLabs Group (www.sparklabsgroup.com), which oversees the leading accelerator network in Asia, is joining Universal Music Group’s (UMG) recently announced Accelerator...

ESNS completes festival line up with Alma, Skott, Youngr and more

08 December 2017

Press release

ESNS will take place in Groningen (The Netherlands) from the 17th to 20th of January 2018. The event hosts showcase...

Spotify, Tencent And Tencent Music Entertainment Announce Equity Investments

08 December 2017

Press release

Spotify, Tencent Holdings Limited (“Tencent”, HKEx stock code: 00700) and its subsidiary Tencent Music Entertainment Group (“TME”) today jointly announce...

Merlin Announces Board Election Results For 2017-19

07 December 2017

Press release

EPITAPH’S DAVE HANSEN IS ELECTED CHAIRMAN Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the world’s independent label sector, has today announced...

Unlocking The Sync: …a band’s guide to brands, and a brand’s guide to bands

07 December 2017

Press release

MusicTank partners with award-winning music consultancy, Record-Play to produce definitive, FREE eBook on music synchronisation and brands- Unique and extensive...

'The Man' by The Killers is BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac's Hottest Record of the Year 2017

07 December 2017

Press release

BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac today revealed 'The Man' by The Killers as The Hottest Record of the Year. Annie...

DAVE crowned as the DICE Live Awards Winner 2017

06 December 2017

Press release

DICE is hyped to announce that Dave has won this year’s DICE Live Award. The versatile lyricist has truly owned 2017,...

UK and global #YouTubeRewind lists 2017

06 December 2017

Press release

2017 UK #YouTubeRewind Lists UK Trending Video List  Ed Sheeran Carpool Karaoke Black Epic Sax Guy Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Harry Styles Carpool...

Live Bookings Platform Headliner Brings Top Talent To Everyone

06 December 2017

Press release

Live entertainment booking platform Headliner has today launched ‘H’; a fully-managed service that simplifies the process of booking renowned artists...

International Music Summit returns to Ibiza with a Wellness agenda for 2018

06 December 2017

Press release

The 11th edition of IMS Ibiza examines the most crucial issues that face the industry, placing special attention on health...

Reservoir Announces Joint Venture With Warren “Oak” Felder

06 December 2017

Press release

Songwriter & Producer Duo The Orphanage Are First Signing Under The Agreement  Reservoir announces the formation of a new joint venture...

Dice Partner With AEG Presents UK

05 December 2017

Press release

DICE and AEG Presents UK today announce a new partnership in which the UK’s fastest growing ticketing and event discovery...

Primephonic Launches iOS App For Top Quality Classical Music Listening On The Move

05 December 2017

Press release

Primephonic, the 100% high resolution streaming service dedicated to classical music, has today expanded its offering to include a dedicated...

New Warehouse and New Look for Proper Music

05 December 2017

Press release

 - Proper opens new warehouse in Dartford, quadruples capacity  - Major rebrand including new logo and website Proper Music Group today opens...

Michael Alexander Promoted to Executive Vice President, International for Def Jam Recordings, Island Records and Republic

05 December 2017

Press release

Republic Records, Def Jam Recordings and Island Records today announced that Michael Alexander has been promoted to Executive Vice President, International. In...

The Orchard Signs Worldwide Distribution Deal With SPV

05 December 2017

Press release

The Orchard today announced a worldwide partnership with German independent label SPV to distribute the company’s legendary catalog digitally. Founded...

IDAGIO Raises €8m

05 December 2017

Press release

IDAGIO, the specialised streaming service for classical music, has successfully closed its SeriesA funding round and was able to secure...

Introducing Brilliant Corners Artist Management

05 December 2017

Press release

Zeitgeist Artist Management, Lever and Beam, and Barsuk Artist Management Join Forces To Create New Company Roster includes Death...

Kobalt signs Tash Sultana to worldwide publishing agreement

05 December 2017

Press release

Kobalt, an independent music services company, built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music...

Kobalt Music enters into strategic licensing and distribution deal with NetEase in China

04 December 2017

Press release

China's Fastest Growing Music Platform, NetEase Cloud Music, to License and Distribute More Than 600,000 Songs from Kobalt Publishing and...

Jorja Smith Named BRITs Critics' Choice Winner

04 December 2017

Press release

Wednesday 21st February 2018 from The O2 Arena, London Exclusively broadcast live on ITV The BRIT Awards with Mastercard have today announced...

Help Musicians UK launches 24/7 mental health support line and service for the music industry

04 December 2017

Press release

The country's leading independent music charity, Help Musicians UK (HMUK), today launched its landmark new 24/7 mental health service ‘Music...

Festicket And Eventbrite Announce Integration Partnership From 2018

04 December 2017

Press release

Collaboration enables Eventbrite festival promoters to offer thousands of accommodation and travel options, while boosting Festicket’s roster of 1000+ festivals...

Immedia launches first ever live audio and visual radio station for the UK’s largest brands

04 December 2017

Press release

DreamStream X is set to overtake national radio stations, streaming to millions of customer's mobile phones every week Immedia Group has...

WMA Announce The Launch Of US Publicity Division

04 December 2017

Press release

WMA are delighted to announce the launch of their US Publicity division. The rapidly growing agency, which now employs over...

Rita Ora, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, London Grammar and Rag‘n’Bone Man to perform Christmas classics in BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge

04 December 2017

Press release

BBC Radio 1 has today announced that Rita Ora, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, London Grammar and Rag‘n’Bone Man will perform...

Rough Trade Records announces US label manager

04 December 2017

Press release

Rough Trade Records is excited to announce the appointment of Melanie Sheehan as their new US Label manager. Melanie has been...

Vinyl set for 1 million LPs gifting bonanza this Christmas

01 December 2017

Press release

- Gifting helps vinyl boost its share of music consumption during the festive period.- More than 1 million vinyl LPs...

Google Play Music reveals its UK ‘Ones To Watch’ for 2018

01 December 2017

Press release

Stefflon Don leads an all-female top five on this year’s lineup.  Google Play Music reveals its ‘Ones To Watch’ in the...

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