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Hannah Joseph and Horace Trubridge elected as Performer Directors at PPL Annual Performer Meeting 2021

25 November 2021

Press release

  Today at the PPL Annual Performer Meeting (APM), it was announced that PPL-registered performers have elected Decibelle Management founder Hannah Joseph as...

Stefania Passamonte elected to BPI Council and Alice Dyson re-elected

25 November 2021

Press release

  Independent and major record labels association the BPI today announces Stefania Passamonte as a newly elected member on BPI Council representing independent labels and...

Distiller Music Group announces new hires and promotions across team

25 November 2021

Press release

  London based independent music company Distiller Music Group has announced a number of staff changes within its UK team. Distiller Music...

Music Leaders’ Drive To Tackle Racism And Boost Inclusion Wins Backing From Football Legend And Diversity Champion Rio Ferdinand

24 November 2021

Press release

  UK Music and UK Music’s Diversity Taskforce is calling for greater transparency in the battle to boost diversity and inclusion...

Synchtank raises $5.8m in Series A funding round led by Octopus Ventures

24 November 2021

Press release

  Investment led by Octopus Ventures will enable the SaaS music and media platform to rapidly expand its rollout plans, product...

The Biggest Sounds of 2021

24 November 2021

Press release

Deezer shares end of year music and podcast winners   As the year comes to an end, one thing’s for sure -...

AIM: Take action today to avoid harmful new law on streaming

24 November 2021

Press release

  From: Paul Pacifico, CEO, Association of Independent Music I'm writing to you today to ask you to take urgent action to prevent proposed changes to...

CM.COM launches ticketing solution in the UK & Ireland

24 November 2021

Press release

  www.cm.live    A new ticketing solution for UK & IE, launched by Dutch mobile commerce giant, CM.com Paul Everett joins as Head of...

ECONOMICS OF MUSIC STREAMING. Featured Artists Coalition & Music Managers Forum reaction to Kevin Brennan MP's Private Members Bill

24 November 2021

Press release

Annabella Coldrick, Chief Executive, Music Managers Forum & David Martin, CEO, Featured Artists Coalition  “The MMF and FAC are pleased to...

Alfie Templeman announced as the final Amazon Music Breakthrough UK Artist of 2021

24 November 2021

Press release

  Amazon Music has today announced that London singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Alfie Templeman has been selected for its developing artist...

BPI Comment to Kevin Brennan MP Private Members' Bill on streaming

24 November 2021

Press release

“This Bill would bind British music in red tape, reduce income for the most entrepreneurial artists, stifle investment and innovation...

Support from MPs, musicians and artists grows for the ‘Brennan Bill’, which aims to Fix Streaming

24 November 2021

Press release

  Cross-party MPs, artists and musicians are backing a Parliamentary Bill, published today, which presents legislative solutions to ensure performers are...

Leon Neville to join BPI in new Director of Insight role

23 November 2021

Press release

Former Universal Music Senior Director of Global Insight to take over from Chris Green   UK record labels association the BPI today...

Downtown Music Services Announce Global Publishing Agreement for Johnny Clegg Catalogue

23 November 2021

Press release

Sheer Publishing entrusted to “create a new generation of fans.” Johnny Clegg may no longer be with us, but his legacy...

AWAL announces launch of global audience development department

23 November 2021

Press release

Aaron Bogucki Announced as Global Head of Team   AWAL, the artist services company, has announced the launch of a newly structured global team...

The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour Returns!

23 November 2021

Press release

Music Venue Trust and The National Lottery Announce New Round of UK Live Shows in 2022 Music Venue Trust (MVT), which represents...

MMF & FAC statement on wider implications of the Four Tet/Domino legal dispute

23 November 2021

Press release

Annabella Coldrick, Chief Executive, Music Managers Forum and David Martin, CEO, Featured Artists Coalition: "The removal of Four Tet’s first three...

Amazon Music to Celebrate Ed Sheeran’s New Album, =, With ‘Equals Live Experience’ Exclusive Performance

23 November 2021

Press release

The exclusive performance will see Sheeran, one of the world’s biggest recording artists, play some of his most loved hits...

DICE and COLORS kick off partnership with live experience launch

23 November 2021

Press release

Partnership sees unique, aesthetic music platform COLORS work with DICE for its move into live events, choosing the leading ticketing...

NME Awards 2022

23 November 2021

Press release

BANDLAB NME AWARDS 2022 2 MARCH 2022 @ O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON    PERFORMANCES ANNOUNCED FROM GRIFF, SAM FENDER & RINA SAWAYAMA + MORE TBA HALSEY...

Live music industry responds to vaccine passport announcement

23 November 2021

Press release

Following the First Ministers statement this afternoon on vaccine passports please find a response from the live music industry. LIVE...

Dua Lipa announces Service95

23 November 2021

Press release

Dua Lipa, global pop superstar, multi Grammy and BRIT award winning singer-songwriter, is proud to announce her new project, Service95, launching in early...

Glastonbury Presents: Live At Worthy Farm wins prestigious Royal Television Society Award

23 November 2021

Press release

Driift, the pioneering promoter and producer of livestream music events, is deeply honoured that our Live At Worthy Farm livestream...

The F-List Announces New President Brix Smith + Tools For Tackling a lack of Diversity & Inclusion within the Music Industry

22 November 2021

Press release

The F-List for Music is the first directory of its kind to feature up-to-date information on UK-based female* musicians, songwriters,...

ABBA's Voyage makes history with UK chart launch success

22 November 2021

Press release

ABBA's first album release in forty years tops album charts in 17 countries Voyage sold 1 million copies globally in its...

Levantine Music joins IMPEL

22 November 2021

Press release

Independent publisher brings music from MENA region to the West   Levantine Music – an independent publisher focused on music from the...

Beyond Livestreaming: BeatConnect Unveils New Interactive Sessions for Creators, Artists, and Producers

22 November 2021

Press release

  Creators can invite fans to learn, make music in real time, and hang out on BeatConnect’s newly optimized, deeply collaborative...

The BRIT Awards 2022 announce new host and more

22 November 2021

Press release

WITH NEW CHAIR TOM MARCH AT THE HELM, 2022 IS SET TO BE A LANDMARK YEAR FOR THE UK’S BIGGEST NIGHT...

Warner Chappell Music signs co-publishing deal with emerging Australian producer Haan

22 November 2021

Press release

  Warner Chappell Music has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Haan, one of Australia’s most dynamic up and coming producers....

925 cultural organisations supported by £107 million in latest recovery fund

19 November 2021

Press release

  925 arts, heritage and cultural organisations to benefit from share of £107 million Emergency grants providing a lifeline to organisations supported...

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