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Music Support launches first fundraising gig with To Kill a King

02 May 2018

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To Kill A King will headline the first fundraising gig for music mental health and addictions charity Music Support on...

LIMF Academy returns for 2018

01 May 2018

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The award-winning Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) Academy, responsible for kick-starting the careers of XamVolo, Jalen N’Gonda, Eleanor Nelly and...

Zeitgeist Launch New Division

01 May 2018

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Zeitgeist have launched a new artist PR division, bringing to market an innovative new model for artist PR campaigns. As a...

Kobalt Signs Childish Gambino

01 May 2018

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Kobalt, a music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music...

Jeff Sosnow Promoted to Executive Vice President, A&R for Warner Bros. Records & Reprise Records

01 May 2018

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Warner Bros. Records has announced the promotion of Jeff Sosnow to Executive Vice President, A&R. In his expanded post, he...

BBC Music Heads To The Great Escape Festival

30 April 2018

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BBC Music today announced they are once again heading to The Great Escape (TGE) continuing its partnership with the annual...

PPL confirms Calvin Harris as the most-played Scottish artist of the 21st century

30 April 2018

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Music licensing organisation PPL celebrates Scotland’s contribution to UK music with most-played chart. Calvin Harris takes the top spot having amassed...

The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award launches for 2018

30 April 2018

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The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award 2018 is now open for entries, with artists, labels and music fans...

Help Musicians UK agm

28 April 2018

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HELP MUSICIANS UK REACH A NEW HIGH - 14,000 INDIVIDUALS IMPACTED IN 2017, MORE THAN DOUBLE THE REACH IN 2016AS...

MCPR celebrates ten years in the business

28 April 2018

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SARAH HENDERSON IS PROMOTED TO MANAGING DIRECTOR WHILST MURRAY CHALMERS ASSUMES THE ROLE OF CHAIRMANJACK BEADLE IS PROMOTED TO HEAD...

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier on the Music Modernization Act

26 April 2018

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Following the Music Modernization Act being passed unanimously by the House of Representatives, the following statement has been issued by...

Universal Music Group and Empire form strategic distribution agreement

25 April 2018

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Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a multi-year global agreement with EMPIRE, the San...

NMPA praises historic house passage of Music Modernization Act

25 April 2018

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House of Representatives passed the MMA unanimously  Today the United States House of Representatives voted unanimously with a vote of 415-0 to...

ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews Statement on House Passage of the Music Modernization Act

25 April 2018

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The House of Representatives today passed the Music Modernization Act—an important bipartisan piece of legislation that will give songwriters a...

7digital announces a positive start to its 2018 financial year

24 April 2018

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Contracts with a lifetime value of £2.3m were agreed in Q1 New contracts include deals with: a leading music service for...

The Ivor Novello Awards nominations announced for 2018

24 April 2018

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BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, today [24 April] announce the songwriters and composers nominated for the 63rd Ivor Novello...

IFPI Global Music Report 2018

24 April 2018

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Global Recorded Music Revenues Increase by 8.1% Streaming revenues grow 41.1% to become largest revenue source, driven by 176 million users...

Joanne Shaw Taylor signs album deal with Sony/Silvertone

24 April 2018

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JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR SIGNS ALBUM DEAL WITH SILVERTONE/SONY COMMERCIAL GROUPNEW ALBUM DUE FOR RELEASE IN SPRING 2019UK TOUR STARTING IN...

Kris Wu, one of Asia’s biggest stars, signs exclusive international agreement with Universal Music Group

24 April 2018

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 A Mega-Star Producer and Singer-Songwriter from China, Kris Wu is the Only Chinese Artist with No. 1 Song on the...

IMPEL - a new era in digital licensing

24 April 2018

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In a radical, even revolutionary way, independent publishers have grouped together to form a new collective licensing agency to represent...

Online music retailer Rarewaves.com wins coveted Queen's Award for Enterprise

23 April 2018

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Rarewaves.com wins coveted Queen's Award for Enterprise Rarewaves.com, the leading online retailer of physical music, has earned the highest accolade for...

MMF Welcomes Funding Support for Music Managers in Public Grants

23 April 2018

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PRS Foundation have confirmed that future Momentum applications for artist funding can include an 'Artist Manager Project Contribution' budget line...

PRS: Record royalties paid to songwriters and composers as international performance reaches all time high

23 April 2018

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Record £605.1m paid out to songwriters, composers and music publishers on 4.4 million songs and musical compositions Total revenues up...

Rob Pascoe promoted at Virgin EMI

23 April 2018

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Rob Pascoe, one of the most experienced and respected promotions executives in the UK music industry, is stepping up to...

DICE Girls Music Day returns

23 April 2018

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Date: Saturday 28th April 2018 Time: 10am - 4pm Venue: DICE, 92-96 De Beauvoir Road, London Admission: Free via online application at https://dice.fm/girls-music-day....

Deezer Flow’s New Swipeable Music Carousel

23 April 2018

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Flow Tab Features Cards with Multiple Personalised Music Tracklists Deezer, the world’s most personal music streaming service is introducing a new...

PRS Foundation announce partnership with Creative Scotland

20 April 2018

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  Scottish artists at crucial tipping points can now apply for vital funding Grants of between £5,000 - £15,000 available Full partnership revealed...

Sony/ATV Nashville adds new faces to A&R team

20 April 2018

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Sony/ATV Nashville has added four new team members to its creative staff.  Dane Schmidt joins Sony/ATV as Creative Director, Katie...

Andy Edwards explores what having a Pulitzer Prize winning rapper means for the music industry and the arts landscape as a whole

20 April 2018

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DAMN. Kendrick Lamar is the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. The Pulitzer Prize...

AIM Partners With Muso

20 April 2018

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INDEPENDENT SECTOR TO GAIN ACCESS TO BESPOKE DIGITAL PIRACY PROTECTION SERVICE Formal Launch Takes Place at Music Connected on Friday April...

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