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Benee announced as Apple Music Up Next artist

15 July 2020

Press release

Up Next Short Shot on iPhone 11 Pro Debuts Exclusively on Apple Music Today   Watch the trailer HERE    Apple Music today announced alt-pop...

AWAL Extends Deal With The Wombats For Upcoming Fifth Album

15 July 2020

Press release

Renewed Deal Comes On the Back of the Success of “Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life” AWAL, Kobalt’s recording company,...

LiveFrom.events launches app introducing its revolutionary StreamingTicket

15 July 2020

Press release

Over 200 Performances Streamed by LiveFrom in Q2 2020, Generating More than $1M in Streamed Commerce   LiveFrom Media LTD, co-founded by...

Super-producer Mike WiLL Made-It returns to Warner Chappell Music in exclusive worldwide publishing deal

15 July 2020

Press release

  Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, announced today that it has signed an exclusive worldwide...

Amazon Music Announces Breakthrough, a New Global Developing Artist Programme

15 July 2020

Press release

Amazon Music today announced Breakthrough, a new developing artist programme aimed at championing emerging artists during crucial moments in their...

PRS Foundation announces the PPL Momentum Accelerator - a partnership with Music:Leeds’ Launchpad to offer support to talented artists in Yorkshire

15 July 2020

Press release

PRS Foundation announces the PPL Momentum Accelerator - a partnership with Music:Leeds’ Launchpad to offer support to talented artists in...

Simon Cowell to acquire Sony Music Entertainment’s stake in television talent and production joint-venture

15 July 2020

Press release

  Simon Cowell will lead new privately-owned entertainment venture ‘Syco Entertainment’ Sony Music Entertainment to wholly retain joint venture music assets Amicable buyback...

The MP3 turns 25 – how the file format opened the door to mass piracy, the iPod and streaming

14 July 2020

Editorial

The MP3 turns 25 today – how the file format opened the door to mass piracy, the iPod and streaming The...

Warner Music UK promotes Victor Aroldoss to SVP, International Marketing

14 July 2020

Press release

Aroldoss also joins UK Leadership Team   Warner Music UK (WMUK) today announced that Victor Aroldoss has been promoted to Senior Vice...

TWENTY:TWO - Former Since 93' execs Tasha Demi + Whitney Asomani launch new marketing and creative agency

14 July 2020

Press release

Co-founded by music industry executives Tasha Demi and Whitney Asomani, TWENTY:TWO presents itself as a dynamic marketing and creative agency...

Shazam 2020 Mid-year insights UK

14 July 2020

Press release

  Key Points So far this year, SAINt JHN’s "Roses (Imanbek Remix)" is the most-Shazamed song and longest-running Shazam No. 1 in...

A call to invest in all our creative futures

14 July 2020

Press release

European culture is in the midst of a crisis. How decision-makers choose to respond now will set the scene for...

Warner Chappell Music has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with iconic Mexican Grupero, Bronco

14 July 2020

Press release

Warner Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with...

KSI, Lianne La Havas, YONAKA, James Gillespie, Malik Harris and more to take part in “Amazon Music Sessions”

14 July 2020

Press release

Amazon Music and Twitch partner to announce “Amazon Music Sessions” - a multi-week run of performances, Q&As, discography discussions and...

Spotify launches new podcast charts, promoting podcast discovery for users and creators

14 July 2020

Press release

Starting today, Spotify is now making it easier to find trending and top podcasts with the launch of podcast charts by officially dropping...

Key Production Group celebrates 30 years in business

14 July 2020

Press release

Key Production Group celebrates 30 years in business by launching ‘KEY PLAYBACK - music is essential’: content and interviews in...

FanTracks Hosts its First Livestream Concert and Fan Experience with British Rock Icons Bush

14 July 2020

Press release

Free virtual show, meet-and-greet, and online afterparty on July 18, 2020 starting at 6 PM PT FanTracks, the new live streaming and...

Xtra Mile Recordings signs with the Orchard for global distribution

13 July 2020

Press release

London based independent label Xtra Mile Recordings announces an exciting new partnership with leading music distributor The Orchard for a...

The Streets livestream concert

13 July 2020

Press release

Pay-per-view livestream showfrom London's EartH in HackneyThursday 6th August 2020Eagle Rock Entertainment and Globe Productions' first pay-per-view livestream concert Many more to...

Bertelsmann starts new content alliance in UK

13 July 2020

Press release

BMG teams up with Bertelsmann UK content businesses, launches joint podcast business  BMG has joined forces with Bertelsmann UK content businesses – Fremantle,...

The Great Escape 2021 | Early Bird tickets and Delegate Passes on sale

13 July 2020

Press release

TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROWFOR THE GREAT ESCAPE 2021 30+ VENUES ACROSS BRIGHTON12TH - 15TH MAY 2021 THE FESTIVAL FOR NEW...

Bucks inks admin agreement for Gene catalogue

13 July 2020

Press release

Bucks Music Group has signed an administration agreement with Gene for the band’s catalogue. Consisting of Martin Rossiter, Steve Mason, Matt...

Sony Music Group names Towalame Austin EVP, Philanthropy and Social Impact

13 July 2020

Press release

  Today, Sony Music Group, inclusive of Sony Music Entertainment and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, announced it has named prominent non-profit leader...

Beatchain Takes Over Instagram's Beloved "Artist Growth Tips"

13 July 2020

Press release

Artist-centered platform doubles down on its mission to boost musician career development through tech  In yet another win for musicians who...

The Community Where Music Meets Tech

12 July 2020

Press release

Music Tectonics Launches Social App for Music Tech Networking and Community As Music Tech events of the spring and summer fell...

Hipgnosis Songs Fund

12 July 2020

Press release

HIPGNOSIS SONGS FUND LIMITED (the “Company” or “Hipgnosis”)   RESULT OF C SHARE ISSUE Further to its announcement on 2 July 2020, Hipgnosis Songs...

Applications for Future Bubblers 2021 programme are now open

10 July 2020

Press release

New, unsigned artists are chosen for Gilles Peterson-backed talent development scheme  Application opens from Friday 10th July - Friday 14th August...

Yoop Announces New Production Locations for Interactive Virtual Events on Yoop eSpace

10 July 2020

Press release

Yoop, an entertainment company developing products to help creators distribute content directly to fans, has announced the global expansion of...

PRS Foundation’s third round of Sustaining Creativity Fund to support exciting Black music creators affected by COVID-19

10 July 2020

Press release

PRS Foundation’s third round of Sustaining Creativity Fund to support exciting Black music creators affected by COVID-19  Black-led music organisations GIRLS...

The Annual IMS Electronic Music Business Report 2020 To Be Presented By Live Webinar On July 16th At 17:00 BST

10 July 2020

Press release

International Music Summit (IMS), the premier platform for business, culture and education in global electronic music, will present and publish...

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