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16 Oct 2018 | Press release

PPL announces partnership with Music for Youth

The music licensing company partners with the national youth music charity to support access to music for young people.  PPL has partnered with the national youth music organisation and registered charity, Music for Youth (MFY), to support an engaging annual programme...more

15 Oct 2018 | Press release

Launch of Measure PR, a new music, entertainment and arts PR agency

MEASURE PR LAUNCHES Today sees the launch of Measure PR, a new music, entertainment and arts PR agency. Formerly known as EMMS Publicity, which has been running since 2001, Steve Rose took over ownership of the company officially in June this year...more

15 Oct 2018 | Press release

ERA protests at "blinkered" IFPI report which excludes physical formats

ERA CEO Kim Bayley has written to international record companies trade association the IFPI to protest about the organisation's new Music Consumer Insight Report which fails to mention physical formats once in its twenty page review of music fans' listening habits. Bayley points...more

15 Oct 2018 | Press release

Mixcloud and Universal Music Group announce direct licensing deal

Mixcloud, the digital audio streaming platform that’s reinventing radio for listeners and audio creators, has signed a multi-year direct licensing agreement with the Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment. Under the agreement, UMG’s recording artists will be...more

15 Oct 2018 | Press release

Welsh Music Prize 2018 shortlist announced

Welsh Music Prize returns to celebrate the best album by a Welsh artist   The twelve strong album shortlist for the 2018 Welsh Music Prize has today (Monday 15 October) been revealed. This is the eighth year of the Prize as...more

15 Oct 2018 | Press release

BMG acquires World Circuit Records, home to Buena Vista Social Club

BMG is proud to announce it has acquired the leading world music label, World Circuit Records, home to Buena Vista Social Club, Ali Farka Touré and Orchestra Baobab. The UK-based label, which specializes in music from Cuba and West Africa, is renowned for having...more

15 Oct 2018 | Press release

Leading UK press company Jukebox PR launches Jukebox Management

Leading UK press company Jukebox PR is launching Jukebox Management, an exciting new division that extends their offerings to include artist management, distribution, bookings, content creation, syncing and much more. Over the last decade, Jukebox PR has proven itself as...more

15 Oct 2018 | Press release

ESNS confirms another twenty one acts for Eurosonic and ticket pre-sale

ESNS confirms another twenty one acts for Eurosonic and ticket pre-sale on Friday October 19www.eurosonic-noorderslag.nl The festival announces twenty-one more acts for Eurosonic. 5K HD (at), Bülow (de), Die Wilde Jagd (de), Haerts (de), Hilary Woods (ie), Iris Gold (dk), Kompromat...more

15 Oct 2018 | Press release

Platoon announces Cape Town Creative Lab

Working to empower unsigned African artists including Shungudzo, Bantu, Dope Saint Jude, Dr Chaii, Kaien Cruz and Sipho The Gift “One of the world’s most thought-provoking new music companies” – Music Business Worldwide Earlier this year London-based PLATOON (Jorja Smith, YEBBA, Mr...more

15 Oct 2018 | Press release

Ollie Hodge appointed Director of A&R at Polydor Records

Polydor Records' Presidents Tom March and Ben Mortimer are delighted to announce the appointment of Ollie Hodge as Director of A&R, with immediate effect.Hodge joins Polydor from Columbia Records where he was Senior A&R Manager. He brings a wealth of...more

15 Oct 2018 | Press release

Rocío Guerrero appointed Vice President, A&R and Cross-Cultural Strategy, Warner Music Latin America & Spain

Former Spotify Executive Developed Acclaimed Latin and Global Music Playlists, Brands and Strategy Rocío Guerrero will join Warner Music Group as Vice President, A&R and Cross-Cultural Strategy, Warner Music Latin America & Spain. She will report to Warner Music Latin America President Iñigo Zabala and will be based...more

12 Oct 2018 | Press release

AWAL Promotes Matt Riley to Vice President, A&R

AWAL today announced that Matt Riley has been promoted to the position of VP, A&R, based in Kobalt's London office and overseeing AWAL's UK A&R team. Previously, as Director of Creative, Riley signed a number of notable independent artists to AWAL...more

11 Oct 2018 | Press release

Ultimate Seminar Returns with RCA President David Dollimore

Saturday 24 November 2018 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London Other speakers include Sulinna Ong (Global VP Artist Marketing, Deezer ), Rob Pascoe (General Manager, Virgin EMI), Charlene Grant (Senior A&R, BMG Music Publishing), Cass Lowe (Grammy and Ivor Novello-winning songwriter and producer...more

11 Oct 2018 | Press release

Little Dragon sign to Ninja Tune and announce new EP

Scandinavian luminaries Little Dragon announce their new ‘Lover Chanting’ EP, the band’s first release after signing with iconic label Ninja Tune. In addition, the band today unveil the EP’s title track ‘Lover Chanting’, an invigorating blend of bass-heavy electronica and...more

11 Oct 2018 | Press release

Pilot to Policy: Dance music industry back PRS for Music and PPL as music recognition technology is extended to nightclubs

Many more dance music creators will receive royalties from performances of their music played by DJs in nightclubs, as PRS for Music and PPL expand their distribution policies to include data generated from music recognition technology, in turn improving the...more

11 Oct 2018 | Press release

AM Licensing and Altarboy Music align agencies to offer astounding solutions in sync and clearance services

L.A. Native Leon Luis, founder of Altar Boy Music Publishing UK LTD and Altar Boy Music USA now based in the UK and US and Amelia McCloskey founder of UK based sync company AM Licensing LTD have joined forces to...more

11 Oct 2018 | Press release

Free To Be Foundation signs global publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed an exclusive agreement with the Free to Be Foundation to administer the rights to the popular children’s classic Free To Be... You and Me, which was created...more

11 Oct 2018 |

BPI/ERA Insight Session for National Album Day

BPI's Geoff Taylor - opening remarks (lightly edited)I’m delighted to welcome you all to this wonderful YouTube Space for the latest in our series of BPI/ERA Insight Sessions, which today is held in association with MIDiA Research.These Sessions explore the...more

10 Oct 2018 | Press release

Help Musicians UK highlights Music Minds Matter service on World Mental Health Day with #MyMusicMindMatters social media campaign

A growing music industry population needs preventative support - as evidenced by new data revealing nearly 3 in every 4 people who contacted Music Minds Matter were in need of a listening ear and advice New HMUK partnerships and collaborations with...more

09 Oct 2018 | Press release

PledgeMusic Announces Management Changes and Initiatives to Better Serve Artists

PledgeMusic can confirm that Dominic Pandiscia, previously CEO of PledgeMusic, is no longer with the company. The company can also confirm that key members of the finance team were replaced in recent months. In addition, recent senior management changes include Co-Founder Malcolm Dunbar...more

09 Oct 2018 | Press release

BMG, Penguin Random House and Fremantle collaborate to create new UK youth culture podcast, This is Spoke

BMG has teamed up with fellow Bertelsmann companies publisher Penguin Random House UK and production company Fremantle to launch This Is Spoke, a new UK podcast series for Generation Z, the first episode of which goes live today. This Is Spoke...more

09 Oct 2018 | Press release

2018 line-up for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge month

The 1975, Rita Ora, Twenty One Pilots and Mumford & Sons are among some of the artists stepping into the world famous Live Lounge this November on BBC Radio 1. Hosted by Clara Amfo in the new weekday slot of...more

09 Oct 2018 | Press release

IFPI releases Music Consumer Insight Report 2018

In-depth study on global music listening habits  Download full report here   IFPI has today released its Music Consumer Insight Report 2018. The report examines the ways in which music consumers aged 16-64 engage with recorded music across 20 of the world’s largest...more

09 Oct 2018 | Press release

Laura Monks appointed General Manager, Decca Records UK

  Universal Music Group announces the promotion of Laura Monks to the role of General Manager of Decca Records.Laura steps up to the new position after six years at Decca, starting as Senior Digital Campaign Manager, moving to Head of Digital...more

09 Oct 2018 | Press release

Bucks inks deal with This Is Music’s new publishing company

Bucks will provide administration for management firm’s new operation Bucks Music Group has signed an administration agreement with These Are Songs Ltd – the new publishing company from This Is Music Ltd’s Oli Isaacs, Lisa Marxen and Simon Gold. This Is Music...more

08 Oct 2018 | Press release

AIF announces Independent Festival Awards shortlist, Sarah Nulty of Tramlines awarded Outstanding Contribution.

- Sarah Nulty of Tramlines to posthumously receive Outstanding Contribution award.- Meltdown awarded ‘Act of Independence’ for addressing mental health in the music industry.- Seven awards categories including New Festival on the Block, Unique Festival Arena, Smart -Marketing Campaign and...more

08 Oct 2018 | Press release

Guy Garvey to be crowned Artists' Artist at the 2018 Artist & Manager Awards

Kilimanjaro Live & DHP Family to jointly receive the FanFair Alliance Outstanding Contribution To Live Music Small Green Shoots announced as the A&MA's official charity partner   BBC Radio 1's Gemma Cairney confirmed as host.  Awards take place on Wednesday November 14th 2018 at Bloomsbury...more

08 Oct 2018 | Press release

Help Musicians UK responds to the needs of DIY music creators by launching the holistic Do It Differently Fund

Pivotal new £200,000 fund for independent music creators offers a 360-degree support package across creative, wellbeing and business The leading independent music charity Help Musicians UK (HMUK) announces today the launch of a new, holistic fund that will provide the most...more

08 Oct 2018 | Press release

Sentric Electronic launches to service thousands of producers without music publishing

Millions of tracks left with unclaimed publishing across electronic music genre every year Sentric Music has combined with Black Rock Publishing to launch Sentric Electronic – a dedicated electronic music publishing service that puts producers and songwriters first.While many electronic music...more

07 Oct 2018 | Press release

Help Musicians UK partners with Music Venue Trust at Venues Day 2018

Help Musicians UK (HMUK) announced today that it has partnered once again with Music Venue Trust (MVT) for this year's Venues Day, which takes place on Wednesday 17 Oct at Islington Assembly, London. The UK's leading independent music charity has teamed...more

16 Oct 2018

    15 Oct 2018

    • BMG acquires World Circuit. (see Business)

    • ERA protests to IFPI over failure to mention physical formats in report. (see News)

    • Mixcloud strikes licensing deal with Universal. (see Digital)

    12 Oct 2018

    • Tencent Music Entertainment postpones IPO plans. (see Business)

    • Music Modernization Act passes into law. (see News)

    11 Oct 2018

    • National Album Day: Industry discusses the future of the album; BBC announce weekend coverage across TV and radio. (see News, TV)

    • Industry figures warn DCMS the UK could lose its reputation for live music. (see News)

    10 Oct 2018

    • Spotify UK reports 2017 financials. (see Business)

    • IFPI report suggests one-third of global music listeners are still pirating music. (see News)

    09 Oct 2018

    • PledgeMusic promote Malcolm Dunbar to Global President and COO as company addresses issues. (see Business)

    • Facebook launches home device with screen and camera, also featuring Spotify and Pandora. (see Digital)

    08 Oct 2018

    • Open letter to Theresa May warns leaving the EU will wreak havoc on music industry. (see News)

    05 Oct 2018

    • Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon cash in another $100m in Spotify shares. (see Business)

    04 Oct 2018

    • AIR Studios sold; will remain a studio. (see Business)

    • Advertising Standards Authority reverses ruling that Viagogo’s advertising is misleading consumers. (see News)

    • Chrysalis Records reports strong Q2 figures. (see Business)

    03 Oct 2018

    • Tencent Music files for IPO. (see Business)

    • Zoe Ball to be Radio 2 Breakfast Show presenter from January. (see Radio)