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Sony/ATV signs Skillibeng to global deal

10 December 2020

Press release

Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK announced it has signed rising dancehall songwriter and artist Emwah Warmington, aka Skillibeng, to a...

Join the UK's favourite YouTube creators, artists and comedians for a party worth staying in for

10 December 2020

Press release

10.30pm GMT | 31st December | Available on the YouTube Originals Channel    YouTube Originals will kick off 2021 in uplifting style with “Hello...

ESNS confirms Scumeck Sabottka keynote interview

10 December 2020

Press release

Legendary promoter to be interviewed by Emma Banks on digital conference ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) announces a keynote with legendary promoter, Scumeck...

The Rolling Stones choose BMG for neighboring rights, extend publishing deal

10 December 2020

Press release

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have chosen BMG to collect the royalties due when their recordings...

Shure and AWAL team up for a limited live streaming series titled: NextSound Sessions

10 December 2020

Press release

With recent recommendations to stay home, music lovers can find it difficult to experience concerts around the holidays. Shure has...

BBC Radio 1: Bring Me The Horizon and YUNGBLUD’s Obey wins Annie Mac’s Hottest Record of the Year 2020

10 December 2020

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Obey by Bring Me The Horizon with YUNGBLUD has been crowned as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record of the Year 2020,...

Concord signs exclusive agreement with musician and Grammy award-winning producer Shooter Jennings

09 December 2020

Press release

Concord announced today that 2x GRAMMY® Award-winner Shooter Jennings will be joining its label group as a staff producer. In this new...

Reservoir acquires catalog of prolific Songwriters Hall of Famer Bob Crewe

09 December 2020

Press release

“My Eyes Adored You,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Lady Marmalade” Among Classic Hits Included   Reservoir announces...

Nines, Mahalia, Headie One and Aitch score top prizes at MOBO Awards 2020

09 December 2020

Press release

London rapper Nines bags prestigious Album of The Year and Best Hip Hop Act accolades Mahalia scoops up Best...

Wise Music Group acquires catalogue of legendary Italian film composer Riz Ortolani

09 December 2020

Press release

Wise Music Group is proud to announce it has acquired the catalogue of legendary Italian composer Riziero ‘Riz’ Ortolani. Ortolani, who passed away...

Warner Music Group announces the launch of ADA France

09 December 2020

Press release

New division to be led by Alassane Konaté Latest Expansion in ADA’s global network   Warner Music Group’s ADA Worldwide has announced the...

New anti-piracy software service set to curb lockdown spike in illegal music streaming

09 December 2020

Press release

  According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), over a third of music consumers continue to acquire music through illegal...

TicketCo Media Services partners with Spektrix to enhance broadcasting service for theatre sector

09 December 2020

Press release

TicketCo Media Services (previously TicketCo TV) have partnered with Spektrix, a powerful technology platform for ticketing, marketing and fundraising in the...

YMU Promotes Alistair White to Head of Streaming & Audience - UK Music

09 December 2020

Press release

International artist management company YMU has promoted Alistair White to Head of Streaming and Audience – UK Music  Based in London...

Famous Carols unite for the ultimate Christmas carol

09 December 2020

Press release

  Watch Carole Baskin, (Smillie), (Thatcher), (Wright) and more sing together as part of Deezer's new Christmas charity campaign  The quirky carol...

Allen Kovac’s Better Noise Music Makes Mediabase History

09 December 2020

Press release

Named Billboard’s #1 Mainstream Rock Label 2020 First to be #1 Mediabase Active Rock Label 3 Years Straight Label Posts 34% Growth...

Love Record Stores wins IMPALA Outstanding Contribution Award

08 December 2020

Press release

This year, IMPALA’s Outstanding Contribution Award goes to the #Love Record Stores campaign. Jason Rackham, MD of [PIAS] UK, created...

Official Folk Albums Chart - NOVEMBER 2020

08 December 2020

Press release

Today, the Official Charts Company in partnership with English Folk Expo reveal the Top 40 best-selling and most streamed folk albums released in the NOVEMBER period, 23...

Sony Music Entertainment appoints Jean-Sebastien Permal Director of A&R, Continental Europe and Africa

08 December 2020

Press release

With knowledge of African and European music markets, Permal will work with in-country A&R leads to drive the company’s A&R...

Sony/ATV extends global deal with Mark Ralph

08 December 2020

Press release

  Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK announced it has renewed its worldwide publishing deal with renowned, Ivor Novello-nominated songwriter, producer and...

Tap Music Publishing signs Yaeji

08 December 2020

Press release

TaP Music Publishing proudly welcomes Yaeji as their newest signing.  “Kathy is a most holistic of artists whose music and art...

JUMP is OPEN for applications from 1 December 2020 - 1 February 2021

08 December 2020

Press release

The JUMP - European Music Market Accelerator is a development and mentoring programme OPEN to music industry professionals, with innovative...

Keith Shocklee, co-writer of Public Enemy's "Fight The Power", sells publishing catalog to Reach Music

08 December 2020

Press release

Catalog sale includes classic album tracks by Public Enemy, Ice Cube and LL Cool J     Reach Music Publishing has acquired Keith...

Apple Music releases exclusive, star-studded 'Carols Covered' holiday collection

08 December 2020

Press release

Stream holiday songs from beabadoobee, James Blake, Fivio Foreign, FLETCHER, GIVĒON, Mickey Guyton, Jax Jones, Victoria Monét, Ozuna and Arlo...

Live music and sports industries join forces with EU key decision-makers to plan for the reopening of European arenas as cultural and social hubs

08 December 2020

Press release

  #AGameOfTwoHalves virtual conference hosted speakers from music, sport and the EU to discuss the need for a pan European approach...

Natasha and Mark Bent launch new company Mother Artists

07 December 2020

Press release

A new artist and live agency for the music industry With a combined total of 44 years experience at the forefront...

The Other Songs first label to announce revenue share initiative to support songwriters

07 December 2020

Press release

- The “TOS Writer Royalty” to be paid to all songwriters on every The Other Songs release - Equal 3%...

BBC Music Sound of 2021 longlist revealed

07 December 2020

Press release

The longlist for BBC Music Sound of 2021 has been unveiled, tipping ten new artists for success next year. This year's...

Universal Music Publishing Group acquires Bob Dylan's entire catalog of songs

07 December 2020

Press release

  LANDMARK AGREEMENT ENCOMPASSES MORE THAN 600 COPYRIGHTS SPANNING 60 YEARS     Dylan's singular body of work earned him a Nobel Prize...

Sony/ATV names Naomi Asher VP, Neighbouring Rights, UK & International

07 December 2020

Press release

Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced Naomi Asher has joined the company as Vice President, Neighbouring Rights, UK & International. She...

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