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Ed Sheeran to play at Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds global concert series Give a Home

24 July 2017

Press release

WORLDWIDE SUPERSTAR ED SHEERAN TO PLAY THE LARGEST GLOBAL FESTIVAL EVER HELD...IN A LIVING ROOM   'GIVE A HOME' GIGS TO SHOW...

Association Of Independent Festivals Announce This Year’s Festival Congress

24 July 2017

Press release

TICKETS ON SALE NOW www.festivalcongress.com  Making waves earlier this year with their groundbreaking initiative ‘Safer Spaces At Festivals’, the AIF has announced...

Delia Barker has joined the Roundhouse as Programmes Director

24 July 2017

Press release

The Roundhouse – the live venue and charity – has welcomed new Programmes Director, Delia Barker. Delia joins the Roundhouse from...

HELP MUSICIANS announce MUSIC MINDS MATTER

24 July 2017

Press release

A campaign to fund a unique, new 24/7 mental health service Help Musicians, the largest provider of health and welfare support...

Ivor Novello Awards 2018 date announced

24 July 2017

Press release

NEXT YEAR’S CEREMONY WILL BE ONE WEEK LATER THAN USUALBASCA in association with PRS for Music has announced that the...

Stuart Galbraith, CEO of Kilimanjaro Live, talks us through the labour-intensive task of ensuring fans pay face value, why the end is nigh for Viagogo and discusses the vital work of the FanFair Alliance

21 July 2017

Editorial

Following the news that 10,000 Ed Sheeran tickets have be voided this week after being found on the secondary market,...

BBC One’s new prime time music show is welcome news for new artists and hopefully the promise of more to come, says Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive at BPI & BRIT Awards

21 July 2017

Press release

The announcement of a new prime-time music series on BBC One this Autumn will not only bring a smile to those...

PPL and PRS for Music launch Music Recognition Technology pilot

20 July 2017

Press release

PPL and PRS for Music have launched a pilot designed to evaluate the use of Music Recognition Technology (MRT) in...

David Zedeck joins United Talent Agency as Global Head of Music

20 July 2017

Press release

MUSIC VETERAN WILL LEAD AGENCY'S GROWING MUSIC DIVISION Prominent music industry executive David Zedeck has joined United Talent Agency (UTA) as...

'Despacito' sets record for most streamed song of all time

19 July 2017

Press release

LUIS FONSI AND DADDY YANKEE'S ORIGINAL SONG & REMIX FEATURING JUSTIN BIEBER REACHES IN EXCESS OF 4.6 BILLION STREAMS IN...

Sony/ATV Music Publishing signs Maluma to a worldwide publishing deal

19 July 2017

Press release

Long-term deal brings Maluma’s catalog to Sony/ATV as well as his latest hit single, “Felices Los 4” Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced...

Amy Wheatley Named General Manager Of Ministry Of Sound Recordings

18 July 2017

Press release

Amy Wheatley has been appointed General Manager of MOSR, it has been announced today [18.07.17]. She is appointed with immediate...

Universal Music Group Appoints Adam Granite To Executive Vice President, Market Development

18 July 2017

Press release

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced that Adam Granite, an experienced international music executive,...

ERA agm line-up announced

18 July 2017

Press release

Decca President Rebecca Allen, Warner Home Entertainment MD John Stanley and 505 VP International Marketing Tim Woodley announced as ERA...

Sony/ATV Music Publishing appoints Thomas Krottinger as Senior Manager, International A&R,

18 July 2017

Press release

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has appointed Thomas Krottinger as Senior Manager, International A&R, based in the company’s Los Angeles office. Krottinger takes...

Chrysalis Records enter into global partnership with Everything But The Girl

18 July 2017

Press release

Chrysalis Records, one of the leading British independent labels announced today a global partnership with acclaimed band Everything But The...

Bravado Appoints Christine Calip Victor Senior Vice President Of Business Development And Business And Legal Affairs

17 July 2017

Press release

Bravado, Universal Music Group’s industry-leading merchandise and brand management company, announced today that Christine Calip Victor will join the company,...

Kilimanjaro Live, DHP Family And AEG Presents Make Further Announcements About Ed Sheeran’s 2018 UK Stadium Concerts

17 July 2017

Press release

Promoters KILIMANJARO LIVE, DHP FAMILY and AEG PRESENTS have today announced that the ticket sales for Ed Sheeran’s stadium tour...

Warner Music, Spotify, Bbc 6 Music, & Vevo Join Fastforward London Speakers

17 July 2017

Press release

FastForward – the future-focused international music business conference – has announced their second addition to the speaker lineup for their...

Jamie Diamond Named Director Of Communications For Universal Music Publishing Group

14 July 2017

Press release

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, has named Jamie Diamond to the Global Communications team in...

Warner Music Group Acquires Selected Songkick Assets

14 July 2017

Press release

Songkick’s discovery app and website to operate as part of WEA, WMG's artist and label services division Warner Music Group (WMG)...

BPI supports Alliance for IP Summer Reception at House of Commons

12 July 2017

Press release

UK record labels association the BPI was delighted to attend the Alliance for Intellectual Property’s Summer Reception yesterday evening (11th...

Sound City opens artist applications for big showcases in South Korea and Indonesia

11 July 2017

Press release

Opportunities at MU:CON and Zandari Festival in South Korea, and Archipelago Festival in Indonesia. Applications are now open for the Sound...

Online ticket touting: Google, we have a problem...

10 July 2017

Press release

New FanFair Alliance research highlights how Viagogo and other secondary ticketing platforms pay to dominate search results and direct UK...

Live Nation Partners With Openair Frauenfeld Festival

10 July 2017

Press release

Live Nation Switzerland GmbH has announced that it will become the majority shareholder of Openair Frauenfeld Festival, working alongside festival...

Music Venue Trust And Ticketweb Launch Grassroots Venues Tickets Website

10 July 2017

Press release

Music Venue Trust, in partnership with TicketWeb – a division of Live Nation Entertainment - today launch Grassroots Venues Tickets,...

Vevo's Mid-Year Top 10

10 July 2017

Press release

Vevo, the all-premium music video and entertainment platform, has revealed the top 10 most-watched videos in Britain from 1 January...

Rani Hancock named President of Sire Records

10 July 2017

Press release

Iconic New York Record Label Reborn During 50th Anniversary Year Sire Records, one of the most revered and influential labels in...

Bucks Music Group launches new publishing company for worship songs

10 July 2017

Press release

Gloworks founded alongside heavyweight Christian artist and songwriter Martin Smith Bucks Music Group has launched a new company dedicated to worship...

Robbie Williams gives his support for music charity as first ever patron

10 July 2017

Press release

Music Support – a charity working within the music industry to provide help for those suffering with alcoholism, addiction or...

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