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UK’s first national Country Music station set to launch next month

12 March 2019

Press release

More of Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood on your radioLaunching 5th April...

AIF sets date for first AGM as independent company

12 March 2019

Press release

The Association of Independent Festivals will hold its first AGM as a fully autonomous organisation on Wednesday, April 3.Using independence...

3 Beat to celebrate 30th anniversary with special LIMF showcase

12 March 2019

Press release

- Labelwill showcase historic catalogueat Liverpool International Music FestivalLiverpool’s most successful record company, 3 Beat Records, celebrates its 30th anniversary this...

TaP Music announce The Weird & The Wonderful’s Steven Braines & Sophia Kearney as founders of their new electronic division.

12 March 2019

Press release

TaP Music announce The Weird & The Wonderful’s Steven Braines & Sophia Kearney as founders of their new electronic division.  Today,...

UK Music leads cross-party plea of MPs and Peers for Chancellor to use Spring Statement to end "nonsensical" discrimination against grassroots music venues over business rates

11 March 2019

Press release

A cross-party group of 59 MPs and peers have written to Chancellor Philip Hammond urging him to think again over...

JYPE Expands Worldwide Reach, Signs with The Orchard For Global Digital and Physical Distribution

11 March 2019

Press release

JYP Entertainment (hereinafter, JYPE) announced today a partnership with The Orchard for global digital and physical distribution. With this partnership, JYPE...

Ditto Music announce the launch of Ditto Management

11 March 2019

Press release

A BRAND-NEW MANAGEMENT COMPANY FOR ARTISTS FIRST DISTRIBUTION COMPANY TO OFFER MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR ARTISTS ROSTER INCLUDES: BIG ZUU / NATHAN DAWE...

Stream Tidal Masters everywhere: iPhone now supports MQA

11 March 2019

Press release

TIDAL, in partnership with MQA, has announced that Master quality tracks are now available via iPhone devices, continuing to optimise...

Q Magazine partners with All Points East music festival to create bespoke commercial package

11 March 2019

Press release

Q Magazine has teamed up with All Points East music festival to create bespoke commercial content with unrivalled access to...

Fightback: Grassroots Promoter scheme – one year on

11 March 2019

Press release

A year after its launch, Music Venue Trust is making a call out for new partners and sponsors to take...

Universal Music Publishing Group signs independent publisher S2 Songs to global administration agreement

11 March 2019

Press release

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publisher, today announced a worldwide administration agreement with S2 Songs, a...

Cage The Elephant sign worldwide publishing deal with BMG

11 March 2019

Press release

Multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning rock band Cage The Elephant have signed a new worldwide publishing administration agreement with BMG. The group...

I AM POP raise €2M for growth as BMG, MAMA, Mad Decent join platform

11 March 2019

Press release

  Max van den Ingh confirmed as Head of Growth MAMA Festivals, Mad Decent, The Orchard, Ministry of Sound and Elrow join client...

BPI calls on Government to tackle growing inequality in access to music in state schools

08 March 2019

Press release

- New BPI teacher survey lays bare the extent to which state provision is falling behind the independent sector- BPI...

Amazon, Spotify Appeal CRB Decision

08 March 2019

Press release

Tech companies signal fight to lower recently-raised rates to songwriters Today NMPA President & CEO David Israelite and Nashville Songwriters Association...

7digital signs partnership deal with Music Powered Games

08 March 2019

Press release

7digital (AIM:7DIG), the global leader in B2B end-to-end digital music solutions, is delighted to announce that it has signed its...

Female artists unite to support LoveMusicHateRacism campaign, Beautiful Resistance

08 March 2019

Press release

Lianne La Havas, Ray BLK, Grace Carter and Kara Marni have joined forces to launch the new LoveMusicHateRacism ‘Beautiful Resistance’...

Deezer empowers female musicians with exclusive takeover for International Women’s Day

07 March 2019

Press release

- Female artists will dominate Deezer’s homepage and playlist covers for one week- Female singers such as Rita Ora and...

Music tech startup, PEEX, goes live on Elton John tour

07 March 2019

Press release

- PEEX’s patented and ground-breaking technology allows concert goers to customise and personalise their live music experience - via augmented...

AMP London Conference Days

07 March 2019

Press release

2 Days of Talks @ Moth Club, Hackneyon Friday 29th March ‘Industry Day’ & Saturday 30th March ‘Next Generation Day’ UK:...

40+ emerging UK music creators are preparing to take the US by storm thanks to PRS Foundation’s International Showcase Fund

07 March 2019

Press release

- Supported artists include Art School Girlfriend, Flohio, Novelist and The Ninth Wave - Three songwriters Yami, Siba and Phil Cook...

The Chemical Brothers and Formula 1 create fastest remix of all time in brand collaboration

07 March 2019

Press release

Three second track, WGTT15000BPM F1 NEEEUM MIX, matches BPM to RPM of an F1 car to become the sport’s new...

AWAL Hires Chris Hardy as Head of Canadian Operations

07 March 2019

Press release

Following the Opening of AWAL Toronto Office, Company Announces Head of Operations who Comes With More Than 20 Years Experience...

2018 Year-End Figures for the German Music Industry

07 March 2019

Press release

Streaming and CDs by far the dominant music formats in 2018 Overall industry revenues just below previous year’s level German music industry...

Vanessa Picken joins [PIAS] as Head of Digital for America, Asia Pacific, Australia & New Zealand

06 March 2019

Press release

Vanessa Picken, Founder and Managing Director of the highly respected digital agency Comes With Fries, will relocate to Los Angeles to lead...

Jane Abernethy named MD of Omnian Music Group

06 March 2019

Press release

OMNIAN MUSIC GROUP (Captured Tracks, 2MR, Sinderlyn, Flying Nun) TAPS GRIMES, TUNE-YARDS A&R AS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR ADDITIONAL PROMOTIONS AT THE...

The BRIT School launches BRIT for Business

06 March 2019

Press release

25 years of teaching experience across the creative industries brought to a corporate audience The BRIT School has launched BRIT for...

Founder Damian Harris returns to new look Skint as Creative Director

06 March 2019

Press release

BMG, Skint’s owners since 2014, has announced the return of label founder Damian Harris as creative director with his first...

Academy Music Group venues are the first to go digital with Ticketmaster UK

06 March 2019

Press release

Academy Music Group (AMG), the UK’s leading owner and operator of nationwide live music and club venues, has partnered with...

Havana by Camila Cabello (featuring Young Thug) named best-selling single of 2018

06 March 2019

Press release

IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has named Havana by Camila Cabello (featuring Young Thug) as...

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