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16 Aug 2018 | Press release

AEG Presents Promotes Simon Jones To Senior Vice President Live Music International


AEG Presents, the live music division of global entertainment company, AEG, has announced the appointment of Simon Jones in the newly created position of Senior Vice President Live Music International.

The creation of the role further builds on AEG Presents global...more

16 Aug 2018 | Press release

7digital Group plc announce results

7digital Group plc (AIM: 7DIG), the global leader in B2B digital music solutions, today announces its preliminary results for the full year ended 31 December 2017.   Operational Highlights: Excellent progress made in building the business and solidifying the Company's leading position in...more

16 Aug 2018 | Press release

PRS for Music Announces Four Senior Appointments

· Sami Valkonen appointed Director of International· Claire Jarvis appointed Director of Membership· Rachael Naylor promoted to Director of Operations and Distributions· Barney Hooper appointed Director of Communications and MarketingPRS for Music has announced three key hires and an internal...more

15 Aug 2018 | Press release

Lele Pons Signs to Universal Music Group's 10:22pm

Already One of the World's Leading Digital Stars with a Global Fanbase of Tens of Millions, the Multi-Talented Artist Will Extend Her Musical Creativity with Shots Studios, 10:22 pm and UMG."[Signing] Lele Pons, the content creator who boasts 26.6 million...more

15 Aug 2018 | Press release

Reeperbahn Festival's Anchor Award

Reeperbahn Festival's international accolade for the best emerging artist ANCHOR 2018 is a label of excellence and considered a stepping stone into the nominated artists' international career. Here are this year's nominees. Before the ANCHOR 2018 Judges Linda Perry (songwriter, singer, producer,...more

15 Aug 2018 | Press release

Sony/ATV strengthens European digital and international business affairs team

Moses Martiny and Jenny Lambert promoted, Mika Partanen joins team Sony/ATV Music Publishing has strengthened its market-leading European Digital and International Business Affairs team in a move that is designed to enable it to work more closely with its international affiliates...more

14 Aug 2018 | Press release

Bucks Music Group Hires Adam Soffe To Sync Team

Soffe joins following roles at Ministry Of Sound and Universal Music Bucks Music Group has appointed Adam Soffe to its award-winning sync team as Creative & Bespoke Sync Executive.   Soffe joins the independent publisher having worked at Ministry Of Sound for the...more

14 Aug 2018 | Press release

Sony faces regulatory concerns in move to take over EMI Music Publishing

Independent music companies have made a pre-emptive strike to oppose Sony's attempt to gain sole control of EMI Music Publishing. IMPALA confirms today that it has lodged concerns with the European Commission about the transaction, which it describes as "seismic'.Sony's...more

14 Aug 2018 | Press release

Concord Music Signs Producer And Grammy Award Winning Songwriter Alex Metric

Concord Music, the worldwide independent leader in music publishing, today announces a new global publishing deal with British producer and songwriter Alex Metric. Internationally in demand, Alex has worked with a plethora of artists including Robbie Williams, Charlie XCX, Avicci, Busted...more

14 Aug 2018 | Press release

Blue Raincoat Artists Brings Two New Managers Into The Fold

Blue Raincoat Artists have announced that LA based artist manager Darin Harmon has joined the company. He brings with him renowned artist Phoebe Bridgers whose album Stranger In The Alps was cited in many critics polls on both sides of...more

14 Aug 2018 | Press release

Virgin EMI Launches New Label Imprint, Lost Ones

Virgin EMI has launched a new label imprint; Lost Ones, led by former Apple exec Ashley Sykes and ex-RCA A&R Barry Burt. Reporting to Virgin EMI President, Ted Cockle, the label will serve as a stand-alone brand, signing and...more

12 Aug 2018 | Press release

Deutsche Grammophon and Apple Music launch dedicated audio and audio-visual destination for classical music

Deutsche Grammophon and Apple Music mark launch of new dedicated audio and audio-visual destination for classical music with special media event at Salzburg FestivalIn Deutsche Grammophon's 120th-anniversary year, the label's artists to curate Apple Music's Beethoven, Mozart and Bach radio...more

09 Aug 2018 | Press release

Reservoir signs Stone Temple Pilots frontman Jeff Gutt to a worldwide publishing deal

Reservoir announces the signing of Stone Temple Pilots frontman Jeff Gutt to a worldwide publishing deal. The deal includes global rights to Gutt’s entire catalog of titles, including Stone Temple Pilots’ self-titled 2018 release, plus future works. Beating out 20,000 other...more

09 Aug 2018 | Press release

FastForward London announces Sony, War Child, Abbey Road Studios, Warner Bros and more for speaker line-up

Eric Mackay, EVP Digital Strategy, Warner Chappell to present keynote speech on the challenges facing songwriters in the digital age Marketing leader Karma Bertelsen talks diversity as Kilimanjaro Live joins the line-up with Lewis Silkin & ATC Live War Child’s Head Of...more

09 Aug 2018 | Press release

Capitol Music Group holds fifth annual Capitol Congress in Hollywood

  PAUL MCCARTNEY SURPRISES AUDIENCE WITH LIVE WTF PODCAST WITH MARC MARON     Motown Records’ year-long 60th Anniversary celebration unveiled, featuring definitive documentary – Hitsville: The Making of Motown – and major catalogue reissue campaign   Stellar array of superstars and rising artists reveal new...more

09 Aug 2018 | Press release

BBC Radio 6 Music announces schedule changes for January 2019

The UK’s biggest digital-only radio station, BBC Radio 6 Music today unveils changes to its daytime and weekend schedule. Launching early in the New Year, Lauren Laverne will move from mid-mornings to be 6 Music’s new weekday Breakfast Show presenter, and...more

08 Aug 2018 | Press release

Triller Partners With 7digital

7digital grants Triller access to previews for songs globally, manages detailed reporting to major music label partners Triller, the AI-powered music video platform with 29 million users worldwide, today announced a licensing deal with 7digital, a global leader in B2B...more

07 Aug 2018 | Press release

James Bass And Sarah Hall Promoted At RCA

David Dollimore, president of RCA Records, has announced the promotion of two key executives at the label. James Bass has been promoted to the new role of Head of Playlisting and Sarah Hall has been promoted to Head of Publicity....more

06 Aug 2018 | Press release

London's legendary new music venue Scala puts fans first with DICE

DICE has partnered with iconic venue and longstanding home of new music, Scala. Kings Cross is in the midst of a dramatic upheaval, and now one of its most recognisable landmarks is teaming up with digital ticketing trailblazers DICE. Scala will be...more

06 Aug 2018 | Press release

7digital appoints new Director of Legal, Business Affairs and Music Partnerships

7digital, the B2B digital music and radio services company, today announces the promotion of Stacey Mitsopulos to the role of Director of Legal, Business Affairs and Music Partnerships. Mitsopulos joined the company earlier this year as Head of Legal &...more

06 Aug 2018 | Press release

Music Venue Trust Welcomes New Trustees: Ellie Rowsell And Bengi Unsal

Board developments at charity to reflect opportunities in the sector Music Venue Trust is excited to announce two additions to its Board, musician Ellie Rowsell (Wolf Alice) and Bengi Unsal (Senior Contemporary Music Programmer at Southbank Centre) and the appointment of...more

06 Aug 2018 | Press release

Lionsgate And Universal Music Group Sign Multiyear Television Agreement

Companies Sign First-Look Deal to Develop Original Scripted and Unscripted Television Projects Drawn from Universal Music Group’s World-Class PortfolioGlobal content leader Lionsgate and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, signed a multiyear first-look television deal under...more

06 Aug 2018 | Press release

PledgeMusic and PRS Foundation Emerging Artists Fund Partnership

Round 1 winning artists announced and Round 2 launched  The PledgeMusic and PRS Foundation Emerging Artists Fund, launched in April this year, has announced its first set of artists to benefit from the partnership and today releases details of the second...more

03 Aug 2018 | Press release

BBC Radio 2 celebrates three legends of pop: Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince

Across the August Bank Holiday Weekend (25 – 27 August), BBC Radio 2 will celebrate the 60th birthdays of three of the most influential names in pop music: Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince. The weekend kicks off with a Pick of...more

02 Aug 2018 | Press release

Leading Songwriters and Composers Join BASCA Board & Committees – Hunt Retains Chair

New Ministry Creative Hub Confirmed as BASCA’s New HomeACM/BASCA Scholarship Recipient Announced at Summer Party The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors (BASCA) has made a number of key announcements including the results of its recent Board and Committee elections,...more

02 Aug 2018 | Press release

Universal Music Group Launches ‘Peaceful Music’ on Apple Music

THE FIRST PLAYLIST BRAND TO BE CO-CREATED BY UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP IN CONJUNCTION WITH APPLE MUSIC AND ARTIST AMBASSADORS PIONEERING COMPOSER AND MUSICAL VISIONARY MAX RICHTER TO CURATE INAUGURAL PLAYLIST  -WATCH THE MAX RICHTER PEACEFUL MUSIC VIDEO TEASER HERE- Today Universal Music Group has launched the new ever-evolving Peaceful...more

02 Aug 2018 | Press release

ESNS and IMPALA introduce the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards

The Music Moves Europe Talent Awards are the new European Union Prize for popular and contemporary music implemented by ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag). The prize is to be awarded annually to those artists who represent the European sound of today and...more

02 Aug 2018 | Press release

Crowdfunding campaign launched for exciting new music festival app

Gigtimes, a new app that will deliver live stage times to attendees at music festivals, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to make the project a reality.The app has been roadtested at Dot to Dot Festival in Bristol, Nottingham & Manchester...more

02 Aug 2018 | Press release

Kobalt Music to Administer and Service David Guetta’s Acclaimed Catalog

Kobalt announced today that it has taken over the back catalog of Grammy-winning DJ, songwriter, producer, and remixer David Guetta. The worldwide agreement includes publishing administration, including global synch and creative support services, for Guetta’s back catalog, including hits such...more

02 Aug 2018 | Press release

Warner Music Group acquires youth culture powerhouse, Uproxx

Artists, Audiences and Advertisers to Benefit from UPROXX’s Expanded Resources and Reach  Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced the acquisition of UPROXX – the youth culture and video production powerhouse. Founded in 2008, UPROXX is one of the most influential media...more

16 Aug 2018

  • Sony/ATV makes key promotions. (see Business)

  • 7digital reports healthy growth. (see Business)

15 Aug 2018

  • Virgin EMI launches label imprint Lost Ones. (see Business)

  • Universal Music Publishing Group chairman/CEO Jody Gerson speaks about the difficulties facing songwriters in the digital age. (see News)

14 Aug 2018

  • IMPALA lodges concerns with European Commission over Sony's attempt to gain sole control of EMI Music Publishing. (see News)

  • Ticketmaster to close its secondary ticketing websites. (see News)

13 Aug 2018

  • Spotify trials ad-skipping for free users. (see Digital)

  • Feargal Sharkey claims streaming is killing the ability for songwriters and artists to make a living. (see News)

10 Aug 2018

  • Spotify strikes major partnership with Samsung. (see Digital)

  • 6 Music announces presenter reshuffle for 2019. (see Radio)

09 Aug 2018

  • Drake becomes first artist to surpass 50bn streams. (see News)

08 Aug 2018

  • Warner Music Group sells final Spotify stake. (see Business)

07 Aug 2018

  • Lionsgate and Universal Music Group strike first-look television deal. (see Business)

  • Concord Music acquires Independiente Records. (see Business)

06 Aug 2018

  • Industry seeks to shut down two Russian-based stream-ripping services. (see News)

03 Aug 2018

  • Warner Music Group acquires UPROXX. (see Business)

  • Deezer raises $185m; values company at $1bn. (see Business)

  • Musical.ly absorbed into sister app TikTok. (see Digital)