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First speakers announced for stand-out radio festival

26 April 2017

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Chris Tarrant, Greg James and Nicholas Parsons are amongst a raft of high-profile speakers unveiled today (April 26) who will...

Imagem USA Concludes New Long-term Publishing Deal With The Irving Berlin Music Company

26 April 2017

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Iconic catalog includes "God Bless America," White Christmas," "Blue Skies" and many more from The Great American Songbook   Rodgers & Hammerstein, an...

ISA - International Sound Awards and ABAWARDS at the Reeperbahn Festival 2017

26 April 2017

Press release

In the second year of the partnership with the Reeperbahn Festival, the Audio Branding Academy will present the "ISA -...

Max Richter signs to newly-launched Decca Publishing

26 April 2017

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One of the world's most in-demand composers signs to newly-launched Decca Publishing    Max Richter, one of today's leading composers, has...

Kobalt Hires Former Co-President Of Columbia Records, Alison Donald

25 April 2017

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Kobalt, the leading independent music servicescompany, today announced that Alison Donald has joined Kobalt as head of creative, U.K. (publishing...

IFPI Global Music Report 2017

25 April 2017

Press release

Global Recorded Music Revenues Increase by 5.9% 112 million users of paid streaming subscriptions driving streaming revenue growth of 60.4% Digital income...

ASCAP takes Capitol Hill on "Stand with Songwriters" Advocacy Day

25 April 2017

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SONGWRITERS TO CALL FOR REFORMS TO OUTDATED MUSIC LICENSING REGULATIONS DURING ASCAP “STAND WITH SONGWRITERS” ADVOCACY DAY ON APRIL 26 Paul...

BMG strikes deal with hitmaker Stefan Dabruck to target pop streaming market

25 April 2017

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BMG STRIKES DEAL WITH HITMAKER STEFAN DABRUCK TO TARGET POP STREAMING MARKETBMG has entered a partnership with crossover dance and...

IMS Ibiza Announce A Further 20 Speakers, Global Industry Leaders & Influencers

25 April 2017

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International Music Summit (IMS) 2017, the three-day educational, inspirational and motivational thought-leadership platform held annually in Ibiza, announce new internationally...

Industry Welcomes DHP Family Transformation of The Garage, Islington

24 April 2017

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DHP Family has unveiled the results of its transformation of The Garage in Islington at a launch night for the...

X-Ray Touring partners with Paradigm Talent Agency and Yucaipa to become part of powerful global music agency consortium

24 April 2017

Press release

X-ray Touring, the international live music touring agency that represents such wellknown global artists as Coldplay, Chance the Rapper, Robbie...

CI Partners With Data Specialists Entertainment Intelligence

24 April 2017

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CI (Consolidated Independent), the market-leading digital platform for independent record labels and distributors, has announced a strategic alliance with the...

Hyundai Mercury Prize announces dates for 2017

24 April 2017

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Hyundai Mercury Prize Awards Show: Thursday, 14 September 2017, Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith   The Hyundai Mercury Prize has announced its dates for...

Girls I Rate launches #GETHEARD A&R Weekender

24 April 2017

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Girls I Rate launches #GETHEARD A&R Weekender in partnership with PRS for Music and Island Records Girls I Rate (GIR) has...

Songwriter duo Mac & Phil sign to Warner/Chappell Uk

24 April 2017

Press release

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has signed a worldwide...

Hitting the High Note: Government targets lucrative Chinese music industry

21 April 2017

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Latest round of Music Exports Growth Scheme funding also announced The Government is set to launch a ‘Music Mission’ to China...

PRS 2016 Financial Results

21 April 2017

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Over half a billion pounds in royalties paid out to music creators as PRS celebrates record financial performance in 2016 Milestone...

International Festival Forum 2017 launches

21 April 2017

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Industry-leading festival conference & showcase returns for 3rd edition   The third edition of the International Festival Forum (IFF) launches today, with...

Jonas Blue Unveiled As Vevo’s Latest Lift Act

21 April 2017

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DANCE MUSIC’S NEW SUPERSTAR FOLLOWS RAG ‘N’ BONE MAN AS VEVO’S SECOND LIFT ACT OF 2017 FANS GET CLOSER THAN EVER...

Spotify and Merlin agree to new multi-year global licence agreement for the world’s leading independent record labels

20 April 2017

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Spotify, the leading global music streaming service, and Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the independent label sector, today...

First major UK fund for songwriters and writer-producers launched by PRS Foundation in association with the BASCA Trust

19 April 2017

Press release

 Grants of up to £10,000 available to get songwriters and writer-producers to the next stage of their careersGrants can support...

Sony/ATV statement about Sylvia Moy's death

19 April 2017

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“We are extremely sad to hear about the death of Sylvia Moy whose songwriting played an important part in Motown’s...

Kobalt Hires Former Three Six Zero General Manager And General Counsel, Arif Mahmud

19 April 2017

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Mahmud to Lead Business Affairs for the Company’s Music Recordings Division Across Non-US Territories Kobalt, the leading independent music services  company,...

Vevo Announces Stage Line-Up For The Great Escape

19 April 2017

Press release

Stefflon Don will headline the Vevo stage on Saturday night Raye, Rat Boy and The Japanese House will also perform at Brighton’s...

Nominations announced for the Ivor Novello Awards 2017

19 April 2017

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BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, announce the nominations for the 62nd Ivor Novello Awards [‘The Ivors’].  The Ivors...

Third ETEP Results

19 April 2017

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With record numbers of shows already being confirmed in the programme’s 15th year, ETEP continues to promote and support the...

The BBC Radio 1’S Big Weekend Hull 2017 Line-up Announced

19 April 2017

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BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw this morning announced the line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Hull...

Final Line-up Announced For M.I.A.'S Meltdown Festival

19 April 2017

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M.I.A., Soulwax, Giggs, Young Fathers, Crystal Castles, Young M.A, Mykki Blanco, MHD, Princess Nokia, JD Samson, Yung Lean, Afrikan Boy,...

Steel Banglez signs publishing deal with Warner/Chappell

18 April 2017

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Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has signed a worldwide...

PPL and PRS for Music join forces to co-host stage at Handmade 2017

18 April 2017

Press release

- The two music licensing organisations will co-host the festival’s second stage which includes performances from Cabbage, Jaws and Superfood-...

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