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'AXS Marketplace’ launch will deliver capped resale prices in Europe

26 June 2018

Press release

The O2 and The SSE Arena, Wembley first to partner New entrant to theresalemarket set to transform ticketing industry AXS has announced...

MelodyVR adds new artists to platform, in line with Oculus Go retail launch

26 June 2018

Press release

MelodyVR, the world’s first dedicated virtual reality music platform announces exciting new artists added to their library. A whole host...

Sony Music Launches New Label Since '93

26 June 2018

Press release

GLYN AIKINS AND RIKI BLEAU NAMED AS CO-PRESIDENTS Sony Music today announced the launch of a new label entitled Since ‘93, which...

UK Music delivers “clarion call” to Brussels as industry turns out in force to back proposed changes to EU copyright law

26 June 2018

Press release

UK Music led a top-level delegation to Brussels today (June 26) in a united show of force to back proposed...

PRS for Music signs landmark long-term licensing deal with song data hub Auddly

26 June 2018

Press release

- New tool powered by Auddly will help future of PRS distributions- Deal follows previous collaborations with Auddly to raise...

BBC Radio 1Xtra Appoints DJ Target And Sarah Beaumont As Joint Music Leads

25 June 2018

Press release

BBC Radio 1Xtra today announced the appointments of DJ Target and Sarah Beaumont to jointly lead the station for music....

Video to enter UK's Official Singles Chart this summer

25 June 2018

Press release

The UK's Official Singles Chart enters a new era this summer, with music fans' consumption of video counting toward the...

Camille Purcell Enters New Long-Term Publishing Agreement With BMG

25 June 2018

Press release

Camille Purcell, the songwriter who has just replaced herself atop the UK singles charts with two consecutive Number One singles,...

UK Music Calls On British Euro MPs To Ensure Fair Rewards For Music Creators And Investors

21 June 2018

Press release

UK Music is urging British Euro MPs to protect the music industry by backing crucial changes to copyright law. CEO Michael...

Sound City will return on May 3 - 5 2019

21 June 2018

Press release

2018 event contributed £1.43m to England’s economy The UK’s leading independent festival for new music, Sound City, will return to Liverpool’s...

Red Light Management’s Lisa Ward and Rachael Bee, MD, ILUVLIVE, elected to board of the Music Managers Forum

21 June 2018

Press release

Adam Tudhope (Everybody’s), Kwame Kwaten (Ferocious) and Ric Salmon (ATC) all re-elected  Erik Nielsen (Rocket Music) & Joey Swarbrick (Woof Music) stand...

Kobalt Music Signs Marshmello To Publishing Deal

21 June 2018

Press release

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

PRS Foundation and PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund open applications for the Lynsey de Paul Prize 2018

21 June 2018

Press release

Fourth year of the prize for emerging female solo music creators in honour of Lynsey de Paul PRS Foundation, the UK’s...

Online Ticket Touting: Google, We Still Have A Problem...

20 June 2018

Press release

In July 2017, FanFair Alliance published research to show how Viagogo, StubHub and Get Me In! could be misleading live music audiences...

The BRIT Awards with Mastercard presents £250,000 to Mind, BRIT School & Music Support to fund mental health education

20 June 2018

Press release

Cheque presentation at BRIT School by BRITs Chairman Jason Iley and GeorgeEzra BRITs 2018 partners with mental health charity, Mind, to promote mental...

The last mile to bridge the value gap - Europe’s parliament adopts vital decision

20 June 2018

Press release

Today a great step was taken toward addressing the now famous “value gap” which has been plaguing the music sector...

MMF on Spotify equity

19 June 2018

Press release

Annabella Coldrick, CEO, Music Managers Forum:  The Music Managers Forum has long campaigned for the income from Spotify equity to be...

SoundCloud Launches “First On SoundCloud” Campaign in the UK

19 June 2018

Press release

Creator campaign features artists hailing from London who began their careers on SoundCloud Artists around the globe can continue to participate...

Universal Music Group and All Def Media expand content agreement

18 June 2018

Press release

 Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, and All Def Media (ADM), one of the fastest-growing multi-platform...

Elektra Music Group to be launched

18 June 2018

Press release

ELEKTRA MUSIC GROUP TO BE LAUNCHED OCT. 1st STAND-ALONE LABEL GROUP WILL INCLUDE ELEKTRA, FUELED BY RAMEN, ROADRUNNER, LOW COUNTRY SOUND...

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium Launch in the UK

18 June 2018

Press release

From Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester live stream to Stormzy taking over at the 2018 BRIT Awards, and landmark videos...

Deezer Honours Classical Music with ‘The Composers’

18 June 2018

Press release

- New Deezer ‘The Composers’ offers new classical playlists with exclusive commentary by presenter Lucy Coward- ‘The Composers’ will focus...

Warner Classics and Leeds International Piano Competition announce major new partnership

18 June 2018

Press release

Warner Classics and the Leeds International Piano Competition have announced a major new partnership to bring the best of the...

Elektra Music Group To Be Launched October 1

18 June 2018

Press release

A stand-alone, fully staffed label group to be known as Elektra Music Group will be launched on October 1st. Elektra...

Liverpool International Music Festival Announces The Limf Academy Class Of 2018-2019

17 June 2018

Press release

The top six selected artists will take part in the award winning LIMF Academy programme and perform at LIMF, with the three...

Music stars in Father’s Day push to demand action over shared parental leave for the self-employed

15 June 2018

Press release

Music legends have joined forces with campaigners to demand the Government stops short-changing self-employed parents. Ahead of Father’s Day this year...

Uk Music Video Awards Marks 10Th Anniversary With Global Music Filmmaking Celebration At London’s Roundhouse

15 June 2018

Press release

The UK Music Video Awards 2018 opens for entries today (June 14th). The leading awards event for music video creativity...

BPI/ERA announce details of latest member Insight Session

15 June 2018

Press release

MAGIC NUMBERS: HOW MUCH CAN DATA & ANALYTICS REALLY HELP? - Monday 9th July 2018, 4.00pm - 6.00pm at BPI County...

Interview: Alastair Webber, The Other Songs

14 June 2018

Editorial

Lost songs have been the stuff of fascination for fans since the birth of music, but what if we gave...

AWAL Hires Michael Pukownik As Senior Vice President Head Of Artist Marketing North America

14 June 2018

Press release

AWAL, Kobalt’s recordings company, today announced that the company has hired Michael Pukownik as senior vice president, head of artist...

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