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Warner Chappell Music sign publishing deal with Swedish DJ and producer Alesso

16 December 2020

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Warner Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Swedish DJ...

The music that defined TikTok in 2020

16 December 2020

Press release

  Music and TikTok have been a formidable partnership in the UK in 2020.  New artists have been uncovered, new music...

BBC Radio 1Xtra unveils Hot For 2021 list

16 December 2020

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BBC Radio 1Xtra has named ten exciting acts for the station’s Hot For 2021 list. The list, compiled annually by...

PUSH LIVE announces hire of former Boiler Room Head of Live Production, Larry Gale, as Head of Production Network

16 December 2020

Press release

Gale to spearhead the growth of the PUSH LIVE global production network and lead product innovation     PUSH LIVE, a leading live...

Deezer's collaborative playlist feature arrives on Android

16 December 2020

Press release

Making your perfect playlist is fun, but it's solo work. Sometimes, you need a bit of inspiration to curate your...

0207 Def Jam announce Wretch 32 as Creative Director

16 December 2020

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0207 Def Jam have today announced multi-award winning British musician, Wretch 32, as Creative Director at the new label.  The role will see Wretch...

Top of the Pops Christmas and New Year Specials 2020

16 December 2020

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The countdown to the Top of the Pops Christmas and New Year Specials is on! TV’s biggest pop party will...

Sony/ATV promotes Antony Bebawi to President, Global Digital

16 December 2020

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Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced it has promoted Antony Bebawi to President, Global Digital. Antony is based in the company’s...

Deezer and DAZN join forces in an integrated championship boxing campaign

16 December 2020

Press release

●      Global campaign launches in 21 countries for phase one of the rollout, across advertising, customer engagement, content and social channels ●      Deezer...

Beatport Acquires Loopmasters, a Leading Global Provider of Soundpacks and Plugins for Music Producers

16 December 2020

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Beatport announced that it has acquired UK based Loopmasters, which includes its consumer brands, Loopcloud and Plugin Boutique.  Beatport has...

Emily Burns signs global publishing deal with BMG

16 December 2020

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International artist management company YMU has announced the signing of hotly tipped singer/songwriter Emily Burns to a global music publishing...

Sony/ATV Signs Tate McRae to Worldwide Deal

16 December 2020

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Sony/ATV music publishing announced it has signed breakout singer, songwriter and dancer Tate McRae to a worldwide publishing deal. ...

Free BPI membership for Music & Tech Springboard Programme extended

16 December 2020

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Launched in May 2020, the Music & Tech Springboard Programme with Music Ally  has welcomed 35 tech startups   Following a successful...

RHMRF - Results of Placing

16 December 2020

Press release

The Board announces that 46,100,000 Ordinary Shares (the "New Shares") have been conditionally placed pursuant to a placing under the...

Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) Appoints Jason Edwards as Executive Director

15 December 2020

Press release

  The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) today announces the appointment of Jason Edwards as Executive Director, who commences post in...

BPI reflects on a packed year of virtual events

15 December 2020

Press release

Nearly 7,000 attendees for over 70 events held, mostly online due to the COVID-19 pandemic   The BPI is celebrating a successful...

Kobalt Signs RÜFÜS DU SOL to International Neighbouring Rights Deal

15 December 2020

Press release

One of the Biggest Live Acts in Australia and US Partners with Kobalt New Music to be Released in 2021   Kobalt today...

FUGA Partners with Japanese Firm Space Shower Networks To Establish New Digital Music Distribution Joint Venture

15 December 2020

Press release

  “SPACE SHOWER FUGA” will combine FUGA’s advanced technology with Space Shower Networks’ local market expertise to provide a full-suite of...

Vevo 2020 Review - the music videos that kept us going through the pandemic

15 December 2020

Press release

Vevo, the world’s leading premium music video service, has reached weekend daily highs of one billion global views, a record...

BMI announces partnership with ICE

15 December 2020

Press release

BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) is partnering with ICE to license portions of its repertoire to digital music services operating across Europe. While much...

Strawberries & Creem returns in 2021 with its biggest line-up ever

15 December 2020

Press release

Strawberries & Creem, the UK’s tastiest festival for music and youth culture, returns in 2021 as a two-day event, complete...

UVC light Innovation strengthens ongoing COVD-19 battle – providing hope for beleaguered entertainment sector

15 December 2020

Press release

The British HVAC innovation that could help buildings open sooner and more safely. Music Venue Trust sees, “opportunity for economically viable,...

Sony/ATV Renews Worldwide Deal with Becky Hill

15 December 2020

Press release

Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK announced it has renewed a worldwide deal with celebrated singer, songwriter and artist Becky Hill. 26-year-old...

IFPI Welcomes European Commission’s “Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List”

15 December 2020

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The European Commission has published its Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List, exposing online service providers established outside of the European Union...

EU Updates Digital Laws

15 December 2020

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Work Required to Realise Political Maxim: ‘What Is Illegal Offline Must Be Illegal Online’   The European Commission has published its flagship...

EU recognises bigger platforms need tougher rules – New framework for platform accountability a starting point but still a way to go

15 December 2020

Press release

Today, the European Commission published its long-awaited and concurrent proposals for a Digital Services Act (DSA) and a Digital Markets...

LyricFind Partners with Wixen Music Publishing

15 December 2020

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LyricFind, the world's leader in lyric licensing solutions, is pleased to announce its worldwide partnership with Wixen Music Publishing, Inc.,...

YouTube: What the UK watched in 2020

14 December 2020

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YouTube unveils the top trending and music videos of the year alongside lists of the top and breakout creators viewed...

Africori signs deal with Warner Chappell Music

14 December 2020

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African label behind global smash ‘Jerusalema’ signs a global sub-publishing agreement with Warner Chappell Music France Yoel Kenan, the owner of...

Hipgnosis: Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You' reaches UK Number 1

14 December 2020

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Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (“Hipgnosis” or the “Company”) Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You' reaches UK Number 1 The...

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