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Apple Music officially launches on Messenger

06 October 2017

Press release

Apple Music will officially launch on Messenger, allowing people to discover, listen, and share their favourite tunes with friends and...

Addictions & mental health charity MUSIC SUPPORT announces the launch of "YOU ARE NOT ALONE" campaign

06 October 2017

Press release

MUSIC SUPPORT – the specialist addictions and mental health charity for people within the UK Music   Industry, founded and run...

MonoKrome Music announce the launch of revolutionary rights platform, ‘The HUB’, and the addition of director, John Holborow

06 October 2017

Press release

Innovative industry services company MonoKrome Music have announced the launch of their exciting new digital rights platform. ‘The HUB’ is...

Crispin Hunt Signs Deal With Warner/Chappell

05 October 2017

Press release

Multi-platinum selling songwriter Crispin Hunt has signed a worldwide deal with Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner...

Zayn, Ed Sheeran and James Bay in the running for Song of the Year

05 October 2017

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Zayn and James Bay’s self penned tracks ‘Pillowtalk’ and ‘Let It Go’ are both in the running for Song Of...

Underworld to give keynote speech at ADE

05 October 2017

Press release

Underworld are a true one-off - at home headlining the world’s biggest festivals and events, playing underground techno clubs and...

Artist & Manager Awards 2017: Tracey Thorn to be crowned Artists’ Artist

04 October 2017

Press release

The Featured Artist Coalition (FAC) and Music Managers Forum (MMF) are delighted to announce that Tracey Thorn will receive the...

Adam Parness joins Spotify as Global Head of Publisher Licensing

04 October 2017

Press release

Adam Parness is joining Spotify as Global Head of Publisher Licensing in NYC. He will be charged with leading Spotify's...

FastForward returns to Amsterdam in February 2018 for third edition

04 October 2017

Press release

BMG, AIF, TicketSwap, Deviate Digital among first speaker announcementFUGA, Soundcharts and AIM join MIC and Sherry Design as Event PartnersFastForward...

UK Music Calls On Industry To "Be Part Of The Change" When It Comes To Diversity

04 October 2017

Press release

UK Music is calling on everyone in the music industry to “be part of the change” by taking part in...

Glassnote Entertainment Group’s Resolved Records Announces Strategic Partnership With Spacebomb Group

03 October 2017

Press release

Glassnote Entertainment Group, the renowned independent music company founded by industry veteran Daniel Glass, today announced its Resolved Records has...

Leading Manager Lucy Tallant Sets Up New Label And Artist Development Company XVII Music

03 October 2017

Press release

Lucy Tallant, previously part of the management team for major artists including Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea and BB Diamond, has set...

Kobalt Signs The Kooks to Recordings Deal

03 October 2017

Press release

Kobalt Music, an independent music services company, built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional...

The Great Escape 2018 Announces The Netherlands As Its Lead International Partner

03 October 2017

Press release

Forget everything you thought you knew about music in the Netherlands. There’s a whole world beyond that one cacophonously hazy...

Jonas Sjöström, founder of Playground Music Scandinavia is awarded by IMPALA for his outstanding contribution to independent music

03 October 2017

Press release

IMPALA’s Outstanding Contribution to Independent Music Award goes this year to Swedish national Jonas Sjöström, acknowledging his crucial role in...

BBC ONE AND BBC MUSIC ANNOUNCES SAM SMITH AT THE BBC

03 October 2017

Press release

BBC Music today announces a world-exclusive hour-long entertainment show Sam Smith At The BBC, for BBC One this autumn, presented...

The 2017 BASCA Gold Badge Awards

03 October 2017

Press release

BASCA [British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors] has today presented the 44th Gold Badge Awards at The Savoy hotel...

Warner Music Group unveils new leadership at Warner Bros. Records

03 October 2017

Press release

Aaron Bay-Schuck Named Co-Chairman & CEO; Tom Corson Named Co-Chairman & COO Chairman & CEO Cameron Strang to Step Down at the...

New free printed monthly gig listings magazine launches in Manchester and Leeds

02 October 2017

Press release

“I've always loved gig guides, from reading the back pages of the music weeklies as a teenager - it's like...

Mick Clark

01 October 2017

Press release

1956-2017 Music industry veteran Mick Clark, 61, died suddenly in hospital on Friday evening his family have announced. Mick who was often...

Spotify expands its original podcast offering

29 September 2017

Press release

Spotify is today unveiling a new UK original podcast: ‘We Need To Talk About’, a series hosted by BAFTA-winning actor,...

AIM CEO's Paul Pacifico addresses the AIM agm

29 September 2017

Press release

I would summarise 2017 for me as a ‘year of inspiration’I have spent a lot of this year getting to...

Music Managers Forum celebrates its silver anniversary at Manchester’s Old Granada Studios

29 September 2017

Press release

    •    Six original MMF board members join more than 180 young managers and artists in Manchester yesterday evening to...

Because Acquire The Beta Band back catalogue

29 September 2017

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The Because Group have acquired the back catalogue of acclaimed Scottish group The Beta Band.The acquisition, part of the Parlophone...

The Brit School celebrates 25 years

28 September 2017

Press release

The BRIT School celebrates 25 years by hosting Brit Vision event with the BPI to thank industry partners for supporting...

Rita Ora To Host And Perform At The 2017 MTV EMAs

28 September 2017

Press release

MTV today confirmed that pop superstar Rita Ora will host and perform at the 2017 MTV EMAs live from London’s...

DICE launches in the U.S

28 September 2017

Press release

Since launching in the UK DICE has changed the game by getting fans in, and keeping scalpers out. Three years...

Artists Show Their Support For Music Venue Trust’s Work

28 September 2017

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Music Venue Trust believes that the people who run the nation’s grassroots music venues (GMVs) do so because they want...

Sound City takes to the road in 2018

27 September 2017

Press release

  Brand new Sound City Satellite set to tour towns between Liverpool and Manchester, and the M62 corridor, between April and...

Rationale signs worldwide publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music

27 September 2017

Press release

London-based singer/songwriter and producer Rationale has signed a worldwide deal with Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner...

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