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Global releases first multi brand ad campaign celebrating the global family of brands

03 October 2020

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'HEAR IT. SEE IT. FEEL IT.' PREMIERES TONIGHT ON ITV   Today (Saturday 3rd October), Global, the Media and Entertainment group, launches its first...

Taponeswa Mavunga announced as Director of Africa at Sony Music UK

02 October 2020

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  It has been announced that Taponeswa Mavunga is appointed Director of Africa at Sony Music UK, a newly created position...

Spotify launching Global RADAR Hub to celebrate 6-month anniversary of program

02 October 2020

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Spotify has just released Episode 7 of the Spotify: For the Record podcast featuring six up-and-coming artists from Spotify’s RADAR...

SOSV and Warner Music Asia partner to invest in music tech start-ups

02 October 2020

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  Warner Music Asia has partnered with venture capital and investment management firm SOSV to boost tech innovation in the music...

Warner Music and Tips music join hands in India with Bollywood music deal

02 October 2020

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Distribution Partnership Gives Warner Access To Thousands Of Hindi Bollywood Tracks    Warner Music has stepped up its presence in India by...

Michael Kiwanuka’s “KIWANUKA” surges after Hyundai Mercury Prize win

02 October 2020

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4,537% climb in sales and 800% increase in streams power winning album to Number 2 in midweek Official Charts during...

BMG Production Music announces key hires, global executive promotions and launch of in-house creative agency

02 October 2020

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  Senior UK execs upped to global creative roles in licensing, content and marketing. Launch of internal creative agency at London HQ. Reorganisation...

Ceci Kurzman elected to Warner Music Group Board of Directors

02 October 2020

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 Nexus Management Founder and Entrepreneurial Investor Joins WMG Board Following Recent IPO   Warner Music Group Corp. (“WMG”) today announced the election...

The Rattle Debuts World's First Music Venture Label Making Artists and Inventors Founders of their own companies to Empower True Change in Music

02 October 2020

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A radical new approach to supporting more "artists of business" that liberates creativity and promotes sustained innovation and social change Spurred...

ICE and Triller agree to a multi-territory licensing deal

02 October 2020

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Deal reflects the essential value that songwriters bring to the industry and industry platforms alike   ICE and Triller agree a multi-territory...

Amazon Music Partners with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group to Exclusively Remaster and Deliver Thousands of Songs and Albums in Ultra High Definition

02 October 2020

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For the first time, music from Eagles, Marvin Gaye, Nirvana, Diana Ross, Linkin Park, J. Cole, Ramones, Lady Gaga, 2...

Richard Manners to work with Warner Chappell Music on catalogue projects

01 October 2020

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  Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, announced today that noted industry executive Richard Manners is...

New Polaris agreement with YouTube

01 October 2020

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A new joint Polaris agreement on the use of music on YouTube has been reached. The agreement was entered into under...

PPL to celebrate Black British creators and music professionals during Black History Month

01 October 2020

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Event series and social media campaign to spotlight black culture and talent in music   PPL today announces a month-long programme marking...

Oxford University Press and Boosey & Hawkes sign a new global agreement for music hire and stage licensing

01 October 2020

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Two of the world’s leading music publishers, Oxford University Press and Boosey & Hawkes, have signed an agreement for B&H...

Global launches brand-new station dedicated to dance

01 October 2020

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LAUNCHING ACROSS THE UK TODAYTHURSDAY OCTOBER 1STFROM 4PMON DAB DIGITAL RADIO AND GLOBAL PLAYER DANCE LEGEND MISTAJAM JOINS GLOBAL TO HOST...

Statement by Orphy Robinson, Jin Jin and Daniel Kidane for Black History Month

01 October 2020

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‘If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of...

Have your say! Scottish Album of the Year Award announce public vote

01 October 2020

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JUDGES REVEALED INCLUDING EDITH BOWMAN, FAY MILTON, JACK SAUNDERS, WEZI MHURA AND MORE   LONGLIST INCLUDES ANNA MEREDITH, ERLAND COOPER, LEWIS CAPALDI,...

Camp Bestival Announces 2021 Line-Up

30 September 2020

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When we originally announced our Movies theme, we didn’t quite expect 2020 to be the kind of show-stopper it became....

AIM Covid-19 Crisis Fund Receives £300,000 Injection of New Donations

30 September 2020

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New donations will allow the fund to reach hundreds more applicants as Government changes SEISS support PPL donates a further £50,000...

Dan Rosen appointed President of Warner Music Australasia

30 September 2020

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Influential Exec Brings Wide-Ranging Experience as Artist Advocate and Industry Leader  Begins his post February 2021 after transition at ARIA and PPCA   Highly accomplished and respected music industry...

Musicians' Union alarmed by live music crisis in Northern Ireland

30 September 2020

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The Musicians' Union has expressed its deep concern about the decision by the Northern Ireland Executive to introduce a range...

Jamendo reinforces the team with the arrival of a Head of Music and Artists Services

30 September 2020

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Jamendo, the pioneer music platform for independent artists founded in 2004, strengthens its team with the arrival of a new...

Rising star jxdn joins Warner Chappell Music in an exclusive publishing deal

30 September 2020

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  Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has entered into a worldwide co-publishing agreement with breakout singer/songwriter jxdn....

PPL distributes more than £30 million of international revenue in Q3 distribution

30 September 2020

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  PPL today made its Quarter 3 (Q3) distribution of £30.4 million in international revenue collected from 48 collective management organisations...

Sony/ATV renews worldwide deal with Plested

30 September 2020

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   Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK announced it has renewed its worldwide publishing deal with the in-demand hitmaker Plested. Phil Plested, or...

Audience Access Alliance urge continued inclusion of Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people via open letter of support for colleagues across the cultural, sports, heritage and tourism sectors

30 September 2020

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  Marking the 10th anniversary of the Equalities Act coming into force and in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis,...

Music Venue Trust: "The whole grassroots music venue sector is now at critical, red alert status"

30 September 2020

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Urgent Calls Made for ‘Decisive, Direct Action’ by Wider Music Sector, Music Fans & Local Communities #saveourvenues   Music Venue Trust (MVT),  which...

Niko Nordström has been named Executive Vice President, Warner Music Nordics and Managing Director of Warner Music Finland.

29 September 2020

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Noted industry leader Niko Nordström has been named Executive Vice President, Warner Music Nordics and Managing Director of Warner Music Finland. This marks a return...

Round Hill Music announces global publishing deal with multi-Grammy award winning Rob Thomas

29 September 2020

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Round Hill Music is thrilled to announce the signing of Rob Thomas to a worldwide publishing deal.  Of the announcement,...

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