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14 Nov 2019 | Press release

Communion sign new band HONEYMOAN

South Africa’s most exciting new export HONEYMOAN sign to Communion Records for the release of their second EP, ‘Weirdo’, and reveal the massive first single ‘Still Here’ today… The announcement comes ahead of their first live shows in the UK, concluding...more

14 Nov 2019 | Press release

BMG to launch new label Modern Recordings

BMG today announced the launch of Modern Recordings, a label for new classical, jazz and electronic music, mostly instrumental but also extending to singer-songwriters. The label – the first new imprint to be launched by BMG since its launch in 2008...more

14 Nov 2019 | Press release

Bucks signs Soumik Datta to exclusive publishing deal

Composer and virtuoso Sarod player has collaborated with Beyonce, Jay-Z and the London Philharmonic OrchestraBucks Music Group has signed composer Soumik Datta to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal.Datta is a composer and virtuoso player of the Sarod – a 19-stringed,...more

14 Nov 2019 | Press release

Can anyone match Freddie Mercury’s legendary voice?

Queen and YouTube Music are challenging fans to find out! New Google built AI-powered singing challenge -FreddieMeter-rates how closely fans can mimic Freddie Mercury’s voice Take on the #FreddieChallenge now in support of the Mercury Phoenix Trust freddiemeter.withyoutube.com   “Bohemian  Rhapsody” is considered one of...more

13 Nov 2019 | Press release

AIM report explores the changing face of modern distribution

AIM (The Association of Independent Music) is launching a groundbreaking new report in partnership with CMU Insights today, that will provide a benchmark study of the music distribution market and demystify the 21st century digital music supply chain. ‘Distribution Revolution’ is the...more

13 Nov 2019 | Press release

Extra Soul Perception

Extra Soul Perception (ESP.) is a creative collaboration that brings together innovative artists from the UK, Kenya and Uganda for a week-long writing camp in Nairobi. The result will be an audio-visual album, documentary and series of events in East...more

13 Nov 2019 | Press release

International Live Music Conference launches 2020 edition

Second hotel site added as leading international live business event continues to grow2,000 live music professionals set to attend ILMC events across the week Organisers of the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) have today launched the 2020 edition which sees a...more

13 Nov 2019 | Press release

AWAL Hires Jennifer Kirell as Vice President, Catalog Marketing

AWAL Expands Global Marketing Capabilities to Support Artist Catalogues AWAL, Kobalt’s recording company, today announced the hire of Jennifer Kirell as VP, Catalog Marketing. Based in Kobalt’s New York office, Jennifer will oversee AWAL’s catalog marketing strategy and work closely with...more

13 Nov 2019 | Press release

Marathon Artists LABs Launches Third Music Tech Accelerator Focused on “Music Discovery"

Marathon Music Group will launch its third tech startup accelerator program, Marathon Artists LABs, in Q1 2020. Marathon Artists LABs, which is run from Marathon Music Group’s HQ at Tileyard Studios in London, has collaborated with a wide range of music...more

12 Nov 2019 | Press release

Stereo Honey has signed a worldwide deal with W Songs, the in-house publishing arm of the Warner Music UK Sync team

Up-and-coming London-based Stereo Honey has signed a worldwide deal with W Songs, the in-house publishing arm of the Warner Music UK Sync team.  W Songs has traditionally offered short term deals, typically ranging from three to six months, with a heavy...more

12 Nov 2019 | Press release

The MOBO Awards 2020

The MOBO Awards returns to its London home in a show stopping spectacular set to be bigger and bolder than ever before.Tickets go on sale today! www.mobo.com/tickets MOBO is back with a new awards show for a new decade. The biggest global celebration...more

12 Nov 2019 | Press release

Lewis Capaldi gets soaked playing Innuendo Bingo on Radio 1

Lewis Capaldi joins Scott Mills and Chris Stark on Radio 1 on Wednesday 13th November for a game of Innuendo Bingo.  Innuendo Bingo is a regular feature on Scott’s show in which a celebrity gets soaked by laughing at some of...more

12 Nov 2019 | Press release

ESNS adds 87 emerging artists to Eurosonic 2020 line-up

ESNS expands line-up with Alfie Templeman (gb), Blanche (be), Duncan Laurence (nl), Gabriel Ólafs (is), Lankum (ie), Martyn Heyne (de), Moyka (no), and The Homesick (nl)ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) has added 87 emerging artists to the Eurosonic line-up. Among the newly...more

12 Nov 2019 | Press release

Jessie Reyez announced as Apple Music Up Next Artist

  Up Next Short Shot on iPhone 11 Debuts Exclusively on Apple Music Today   Watch a trailer HERE   Apple Music today announced Toronto based singer-songwriter and emerging global superstar Jessie Reyez as the latest addition to its Up Next program, Apple Music's monthly artist initiative geared towards identifying, showcasing...more

12 Nov 2019 | Press release

Boiler Room x Ballantine's launch the true music fund to support local music scenes

Applications now open for first-of-its-kind investment and mentorship programme blrrm.tv/true-music-fund     Boiler Room x Ballantine's Scotch whisky today announce the True Music Fund which will offer financial investment and one-to-one mentoring for independent programmers, artists and creatives, with the goal to help local music communities thrive. Promising...more

12 Nov 2019 | Press release

Synchtank Partners with Education Non-Profit Charity London Grid for Learning (LGfL), Offers Schools Software and Licensed Music Library

Entertainment software company Synchtank has partnered with London Grid for Learning (LGfL) and a prominent production library to provide high-quality music to students and teachers in London schools. Synchtank's software will make it easy to surface licensed tracks for school activities, from...more

11 Nov 2019 | Press release

Ticketmaster names 'New for 2020' list

Ticketmaster has announced the ten artists and bands predicted to take the live scene by storm in 2020. Ticketmaster's 'New for 2020' list has been hand-picked by the Artist Services team - the people who have been taking artists' tours to...more

11 Nov 2019 | Press release

Tom Walker to star as UK Music launch major new report on the health of the music industry

Tom Walker will headline the launch party for UK Music’s revealing new report on the state of the UK music industry which will be unveiled on November 20.  The singer-songwriter, whose hits include ‘Leave a Light On' and 'Just You and...more

11 Nov 2019 | Press release

Vevo now available on Pluto TV

World’s leading music video platform enhances its distribution offering by partnering With Pluto TV with new linear genre-curated channels   Vevo, the world’s leading all-premium music video platform has today announced that its catalog of music videos will be available through genre-curated...more

11 Nov 2019 | Press release

RaeLynn Inks Worldwide Recordings Deal With Round Here Records & AWAL

Platinum recording artist RaeLynn has inked a worldwide recording deal with Round Here Records- the newly-formed label created by trailblazing Florida Georgia Line superstars Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard - and AWAL, Kobalt’s recording company, as announced today. The AWAL...more

11 Nov 2019 | Press release

London Music Conference Announces First Round of Artists, Experts and Brands for 2020 at fabric

London Music Conference fabric, London Jan 30 - Feb 1   https://www.londonmusicconference.org/   @LondonMusicConference   London's premier music conference and showcase festival returns from January 30th - February 1st, and the first round of DJs, industry experts and brands taking part has been revealed. These include representatives from...more

11 Nov 2019 | Press release

The Cat’s Mother

The Cat’s Mother - a brand new mentoring network aiming to provide a voluntary consultancy service for aspiring young women starting their careers in the creative industries.   Wednesday 6th November saw the launch of new women’s career development initiative ‘The Cat’s Mother’....more

08 Nov 2019 | Press release

Roger James and Mark Krajewski join PRS for Music

PRS for Music announced today the appointment of two new members of its Executive Leadership Team. Roger James joins as Chief Commercial Officer and General Counsel and Mark Krajewski takes up the role as Chief Information Officer. A qualified lawyer, Senior Media...more

07 Nov 2019 | Press release

Creators' royalties shift to digital as CISAC global collections hit record €9.7 billion

Digital revenues up 29%, video on demand and “champion” markets help growth Worldwide royalty collections for creators of music, audiovisual, visual arts, drama and literature reached a record €9.65 billion in 2018, according to the 2019 Global Collections Report published today...more

07 Nov 2019 | Press release

Rights’Up launches Eddy.App, a new software allowing independent labels to concentrate their time and efforts on their core business: managing their artists’ careers.

Rights’Up launches Eddy.App, the royalties management solution that will revolutionise the day-to-day life of independent music labels   The founders of Rights’Up launch Eddy.App, a new software allowing independent labels to concentrate their time and efforts on their core business: managing their...more

07 Nov 2019 | Press release

Independent Festival Awards 2019 winners revealed

Awards ceremony follows first day of AIF’s 2019 Festival Congress in Sheffield.Winners include Standon Calling, Deer Shed Festival, Twisterella and KOKOKO! across eight categories including four new this yearThe Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced the winners of the...more

07 Nov 2019 | Press release

AIF to offer members mental health first aid training through Music Support partnership

The Association of Independent Festivals has partnered with Music Support – a peer-led music industry charity that provides confidential mental health and addiction services – to offer its members discounted training in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). The partnership was announced...more

07 Nov 2019 | Press release

Music Support partners with industry to further deliver mental health first aid training

Music Support, the peer-led music industry charity that provides confidential mental health and addiction services, is leading a new initiative by partnering with 10 UK companies and organisations to train music industry professionals in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).As it...more

07 Nov 2019 | Press release

Musiio announces their latest customer, Overcoast ...and discusses the future of Sync

Musiio are delighted to announce their new partnership with Overcoast, an International Award Winning Music and Sound House. Overcoast are a full-suite company with an impressive in-house library of music, as well as the ability to produce unique and custom...more

07 Nov 2019 | Press release

UK Music calls on party leaders to back music industry ahead of "game-changing" general election

UK Music CEO Michael Dugher has written to political party leaders to urge them to support measures in their manifestos that will secure the future of Britain’s world-leading music industry.  He called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn,...more

14 Nov 2019

  • John Lewis Christmas advert with song unveiled (see News)

  • Spotify releases app on Magic Leap’s headset (see Digital)

13 Nov 2019

  • SoundCloud introduces self-service promotional tool (see Digital)

  • Facebook tests Instagram Reels (see Digital)

12 Nov 2019

  • Tencent Music posts solid third-quarter results (see Business)

11 Nov 2019

  • Grumpy Old Management accounts show £29.5m income last year (see Business)

  • Ticketmaster names its 'New for 2020' list (see News)

08 Nov 2019

  • Nik Powell, co-founder of Virgin Records, passes away (see News)

  • Live Nation's proposed takeover of MCD Productions provisionally cleared (see Business)

07 Nov 2019

  • Tom Watson to step down as an MP (see News)

  • CISAC's 2019 Global Collections Report shows worldwide royalty collections for creators of music rose in 2018 (see Analysis)

06 Nov 2019

  • Winners at MBW's A&R Awards announced (see News)

  • Spinal Tap and Universal settle royalties dispute (see News)

05 Nov 2019

  • Revamped BRIT Awards announced for 2020 (see News)

04 Nov 2019

  • MTV EMA - winners announced (see News)

  • Parlophone top single, album, airplay and other charts (see News)

01 Nov 2019

  • Molly Neuman named president of Songtrust (see Business)

  • Live Nation reports 6% year-to-date revenue increase (see Business)