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Beatport Presents: ReConnect, A Global Music Event

31 March 2020

Press release

8.5 million people tuned in to watch Beatport's 34-hour live stream marathon with DJs from around the globe, raising over $180,000 for...

SyncFloor Partners with Motor Music, Launches Motor Music SyncSite

31 March 2020

Press release

  SyncFloor, the commercial music marketplace, is announcing its partnership with Motor Music, bringing the label's catalog to more potential sync...

BMG appoints Dan Pounder as Co-Head of BMG Production Music

31 March 2020

Press release

BMG has further strengthened the leadership of its fast-growing BMG Production Music (BMGPM) business unit with the appointment of Dan...

Music Industry Rallies To Support Independent Music Retail With #recordstoreoftheday Campaign

30 March 2020

Press release

Share your support for your local independent retailer using the hashtag #recordstoreoftheday to win vouchers of up to £150   OVERVIEW: In light...

Hipgnosis acquires music catalogue of Richie Sambora

30 March 2020

Press release

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (“Hipgnosis” or the “Company”) Acquisition of Music Catalogue The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and its Investment...

Stay at home with 3 months free HiFi and Family from Deezer

30 March 2020

Press release

Right now, most of us are home with our families. Deezer wants to make sure you have the right tunes...

UK Music appoints Tom Watson as new UK Music Chair

30 March 2020

Press release

UK Music has appointed former Shadow Culture Secretary Tom Watson as the new chair of UK Music. He succeeds outgoing chair...

Grassroots music venues in crisis – Music Venue Trust call to action

30 March 2020

Press release

  Music Venue Trust is calling on the music industry, cultural sector and the UK’s most successful musicians to come together to create a £1 million...

IMPEL expands to Latin America

30 March 2020

Press release

Deal with LatinAutor will allow IMPEL to license and collect across Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay and moreIMPEL has expanded its services...

Sentric makes Business Affairs and Data Science hires

30 March 2020

Press release

Loren McShane joins as Head of Legal and Business AffairsDr. Joe Watson takes Data Scientist roleSentric Music Group has made...

Midem 2020 reboots as Midem Digital Edition

30 March 2020

Press release

MIDEM IN CANNES RETURNS IN 2021 Reed MIDEM announces that Midem 2020, which was due to take place June 2-5 in...

Official Charts and Era support independent retailers through home delivery reporting system

30 March 2020

Press release

Official Charts and Era partner to support indie record shops Indies moving to home delivery offered new reporting system Initiative designed to...

New Deezer data suggests global audio streaming will recover

30 March 2020

Press release

Streaming on smart TVs and speakers is on the rise during coronavirus isolation period Deezer sees sports, meditation and kids...

Universal Music Group’s response to Covid-19

30 March 2020

Press release

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re making a global commitment, offering our support in a variety of ways, including:   Supporting...

Music Publishers Association COVID-19 Statements from Paul Clements CEO and Chair Roberto Neri

30 March 2020

Press release

  From the smallest independents to multinational companies, music publishers nurture and protect songwriter and composer talent at all stages of...

BPI comment on payments to the self-employed

27 March 2020

Press release

Reacting to the Chancellor's announcement on COVID-19 related payments to the self-employed, Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI & BRIT Awards, said:   "A...

UK Music chief welcomes lifeline for self-employed - but calls on Government to act now and offer 'urgent help' as interim move

27 March 2020

Press release

  UK Music Acting CEO Tom Kiehl has welcomed the Government's new support today for the self-employed as a "vital lifeline"...

South African superstar Nasty C – the most-streamed rapper in Africa - signs to Def Jam Recordings

27 March 2020

Press release

Nasty C, the #1 most-streamed South African artist on Apple Music for four years in a row, has signed an...

AIM welcomes Government support for the self-employed

27 March 2020

Press release

  Welcoming the Chancellor's announcement of support for the self-employed, Paul Pacifico, CEO of The Association of Independent Music (AIM) stated "We applaud...

COVID-19: Music Managers Forum & Featured Artists Coalition data reveals the crippling impact of live music shutdown

27 March 2020

Press release

Calls for industry to step up efforts to support artists, creators and the wider music community Responses so far from 150+...

Sound City Guest House: First line-up confirmed

27 March 2020

Press release

The Lathums, Monarchy, Fever, Crawlers and Bronnie set for first episode on April 2 Subscription live streaming show to provide...

The Royal Society of Musicians collaborates with Help Musicians and releases £500,000 to musicians affected by Coronavirus

27 March 2020

Press release

Major contribution provides emergency aid via the Help Musicians Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund   The Royal Society of Musicians (RSM), Britain's oldest music charity,...

The One Show Playlist/Music & Dementia at the BBC - launching 7pm this eve

27 March 2020

Press release

  We are launching The One Show Playlist tonight; a collaboration between BBC Music, The One Show, BBC Sounds and BBC...

Nordic Music Creators reach an agreement with Soundcloud

26 March 2020

Press release

The Polaris Hub, which licences the repertoires of the three Nordic collection societies Koda, Teosto and Tono online, has entered...

AIM Sync conference to be free virtual event in response to Covid-19

26 March 2020

Press release

The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced that its global sync licensing conference, AIM Sync, will be the first major music...

Brandon Block’s new BELIEVE Tuesdays Mindfulness Festival moves online

26 March 2020

Press release

BELIEVE Tuesdays Mindfulness Festival, originally scheduled for 31 March in London, will go ahead as a free online event, live on  Facebook and Instagram. The...

Recording Engineers and Producers lose over 70% of their income

26 March 2020

Press release

A new report by the Music Producers Guild has found that recording engineers and producers have now lost over 70%...

IMPALA Adopts Covid-19 Crisis Plan calling for urgent action across Europe

25 March 2020

Press release

  IMPALA's Covid-19 Task Force has published a package of ten recommendations seeking urgent action at EU, national and sector level....

Music Community Launches ‘Love Record Stores’ Initiative

25 March 2020

Press release

#loverecordstores   Campaign to Mobilize Artist Support & Encourage Customers to Shop Online with their Favourite Independent Record Stores.   The music community are...

New 'Stay at home' channel helps you cope while on lockdown

25 March 2020

Press release

  Right now, a lot of us are locked away at home with our families. We can't leave the house and...

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