21 Jun 2018 | Press release

UK Music Calls On British Euro MPs To Ensure Fair Rewards For Music Creators And Investors

UK Music is urging British Euro MPs to protect the music industry by backing crucial changes to copyright law. CEO Michael Dugher called on the UK’s Euro MPs to back the proposed Copyright Directive following its approval by the European Parliament’s...more

21 Jun 2018 | Press release

Sound City will return on May 3 - 5 2019

2018 event contributed £1.43m to England’s economy The UK’s leading independent festival for new music, Sound City, will return to Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle and Cains Brewery from May 3 – 5 in 2019, following this year’s sold-out event. As is tradition, the...more

21 Jun 2018 | Press release

Red Light Management’s Lisa Ward and Rachael Bee, MD, ILUVLIVE, elected to board of the Music Managers Forum

Adam Tudhope (Everybody’s), Kwame Kwaten (Ferocious) and Ric Salmon (ATC) all re-elected  Erik Nielsen (Rocket Music) & Joey Swarbrick (Woof Music) stand down New Chair to be announced next month  The Music Managers Forum (MMF) has announced that Lisa Ward (Red Light Management) and...more

21 Jun 2018 | Press release

Kobalt Music Signs Marshmello To Publishing Deal

Kobalt, a music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model, announced that it has signed breakthrough music producer and DJ, Marshmello. The worldwide agreement includes publishing administration and...more

21 Jun 2018 | Press release

PRS Foundation and PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund open applications for the Lynsey de Paul Prize 2018

Fourth year of the prize for emerging female solo music creators in honour of Lynsey de Paul PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development, together with PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund announce the fourth year...more

20 Jun 2018 | Press release

Online Ticket Touting: Google, We Still Have A Problem...

In July 2017, FanFair Alliance published research to show how Viagogo, StubHub and Get Me In! could be misleading live music audiences through their use of pay-per-click Google advertising.    By paying to dominate search results for live music events - even when those events...more

20 Jun 2018 | Press release

The BRIT Awards with Mastercard presents £250,000 to Mind, BRIT School & Music Support to fund mental health education

Cheque presentation at BRIT School by BRITs Chairman Jason Iley and GeorgeEzra BRITs 2018 partners with mental health charity, Mind, to promote mental health in schools and the music industry Donation to fund pilot of Mind's 'Whole School Approach to mental health'in six schools reaching 12,000 people Funds distributed...more

20 Jun 2018 | Press release

The last mile to bridge the value gap - Europe’s parliament adopts vital decision

Today a great step was taken toward addressing the now famous “value gap” which has been plaguing the music sector for years.After EU member states a few weeks ago, the European Parliament said loud and clear that they wanted online...more

19 Jun 2018 | Press release

MMF on Spotify equity

Annabella Coldrick, CEO, Music Managers Forum:  The Music Managers Forum has long campaigned for the income from Spotify equity to be shared with artists whose music the labels traded. We're very pleased to hear from Sony that they will be doing...more

19 Jun 2018 | Press release

SoundCloud Launches “First On SoundCloud” Campaign in the UK

Creator campaign features artists hailing from London who began their careers on SoundCloud Artists around the globe can continue to participate by uploading tracks to SoundCloud with the hashtag #SCFIRST SoundCloud, the world’s largest open audio platform, announced today the launch of...more

18 Jun 2018 | Press release

Universal Music Group and All Def Media expand content agreement

 Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, and All Def Media (ADM), one of the fastest-growing multi-platform media brands leveraging the cultural power of Hip-Hop, today announced an expanded relationship that includes developing long and short-form video...more

18 Jun 2018 | Press release

Elektra Music Group to be launched

ELEKTRA MUSIC GROUP TO BE LAUNCHED OCT. 1st STAND-ALONE LABEL GROUP WILL INCLUDE ELEKTRA, FUELED BY RAMEN, ROADRUNNER, LOW COUNTRY SOUND & BLACK CEMENT LABELS Mike Easterlin & Gregg Nadel Named Co-PresidentsLabel Group to Launch with Fully Staffed Team A stand-alone, fully staffed...more

18 Jun 2018 | Press release

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium Launch in the UK

From Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester live stream to Stormzy taking over at the 2018 BRIT Awards, and landmark videos like “Despacito,” “New Rules” and “This Is America,” people come to YouTube to be part of music culture and discover...more

18 Jun 2018 | Press release

Deezer Honours Classical Music with ‘The Composers’

- New Deezer ‘The Composers’ offers new classical playlists with exclusive commentary by presenter Lucy Coward- ‘The Composers’ will focus on the music and lives of five iconic classical composers, including Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart and Tchaikovsky To honour the greatest...more

18 Jun 2018 | Press release

Warner Classics and Leeds International Piano Competition announce major new partnership

Warner Classics and the Leeds International Piano Competition have announced a major new partnership to bring the best of the outstanding pianistic talent of ‘The Leeds’ to audiences around the world. Warner Classics, one of the world’s leading global classical music...more

18 Jun 2018 | Press release

Elektra Music Group To Be Launched October 1

A stand-alone, fully staffed label group to be known as Elektra Music Group will be launched on October 1st. Elektra Music Group will include Elektra, Fueled By Ramen (FBR), Roadrunner, Low Country Sound, and Black Cement Records – which will...more

17 Jun 2018 | Press release

Liverpool International Music Festival Announces The Limf Academy Class Of 2018-2019

The top six selected artists will take part in the award winning LIMF Academy programme and perform at LIMF, with the three ‘Most Ready’ set to be enrolled in the year-long Elite Talent Development Programme   Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) is proud to...more

15 Jun 2018 | Press release

Music stars in Father’s Day push to demand action over shared parental leave for the self-employed

Music legends have joined forces with campaigners to demand the Government stops short-changing self-employed parents. Ahead of Father’s Day this year (Sunday June 17), campaign group Parental Pay Equality stepped up its campaign for action with a warning that the government...more

15 Jun 2018 | Press release

Uk Music Video Awards Marks 10Th Anniversary With Global Music Filmmaking Celebration At London’s Roundhouse

The UK Music Video Awards 2018 opens for entries today (June 14th). The leading awards event for music video creativity in the world, the UKMVAs will be celebrating its 10th anniversary when it returns to London’s iconic Roundhouse on Thursday 25th October...more

15 Jun 2018 | Press release

BPI/ERA announce details of latest member Insight Session

MAGIC NUMBERS: HOW MUCH CAN DATA & ANALYTICS REALLY HELP? - Monday 9th July 2018, 4.00pm - 6.00pm at BPI County Hall Offices - Record labels association, the BPI, and the Entertainment Retailers Association, ERA, today announce their latest joint BPI/ERA Insight Session, which will...more

14 Jun 2018 |

Interview: Alastair Webber, The Other Songs

Lost songs have been the stuff of fascination for fans since the birth of music, but what if we gave them another chance before it’s too late? Co-founder of The Other Songs, Alastair Webber, tells us how his business is...more

14 Jun 2018 | Press release

AWAL Hires Michael Pukownik As Senior Vice President Head Of Artist Marketing North America

AWAL, Kobalt’s recordings company, today announced that the company has hired Michael Pukownik as senior vice president, head of artist marketing, North America. Based in AWAL’s Los Angeles office, Pukownik will oversee artist marketing campaigns for the AWAL roster as...more

14 Jun 2018 | Press release

IFPI Re-Appoints Concord Music’s Glen Barros And Appoints Embassy Of Music MD Konrad Von Löhneysen To Main Board

IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, has announced that Glen Barros, Chief Operating Officer, Concord Music, and Konrad von Löhneysen, managing director of Embassy of Music, have been appointed to its Main Board.  Glen Barros has served on IFPI’s Main Board...more

14 Jun 2018 | Press release

Invisible Hands Music

FULL VINYL ALBUMS FOR UNDER A TENNER!Invisible Hands Music are launching a budget vinyl range, with full albums by well knownartists at an intended retail price of between £8.99 and £9.99. The launch date is July 28and will be publicised...more

13 Jun 2018 | Press release

Jack Melhuish announced as Parlophone’s new Director of Marketing, Strategy and Partnerships

Parlophone Records has made a major new appointment - the first under Co-President, Mark Mitchell - recruiting Jack Melhuish as its new Director of Marketing, Strategy & Partnerships. Melhuish has now joined the label, having recently left his former post...more

13 Jun 2018 | Press release

Mass Appeal and Universal Music Group Announce Exclusive Global Distribution Agreement

Mass Appeal, the urban culture-focused media and entertainment company, and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced the companies have entered into a multi-year global agreement. The deal encompasses the exclusive distribution of physical and digital...more

13 Jun 2018 | Press release

AMLOR Music signs Louis Mattrs

AMLOR Music Publishing celebrated the signing of in-demand writer/producer and artist Louis Mattrs last Friday, adding to the fledgling publishing company’s growing roster.Amongst other projects Mattrs has played a key role in the development of Modest! managed artist TS Graye....more

12 Jun 2018 | Press release

OCL announces agreements with leading music rights holders

Deals Now in Place with Warner Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Beggars Group and Bucks Music OCL, the London based technology company specialising in helping app developers, content owners and music fans work as partners instead of adversaries, over contentious issues like...more

12 Jun 2018 | Press release

Pluggers join forces to create new agency

Gregory Wells and Becky Richardson Launch GhostTwo of the UK music industry’s best-known pluggers have teamed up to create a new London based radio promotions agency.Ghost is the result of a merger between Plug Life, founded by Gregory Wells and...more

10 Jun 2018 | Press release

The Artist & Manager Awards returns

The Artist & Manager Awards returns on Wednesday November 14th 2018 at the Bloomsbury Big TopModest! Management to receive the Peter Grant Award   The Music Managers Forum (MMF) and Featured Artist Coalition (FAC) have today announced that the Artist & Manager...more

22 Jun 2018

  • A2IM calls for equal access to Spotify data. (see News)

  • New tools for YouTube creators to generate revenue announced. (see Digital)

21 Jun 2018

  • EU copyright reform bill takes step forward. (see News)

20 Jun 2018

  • BBC to no longer attempt to increase its radio audiences. (see Radio)

19 Jun 2018

  • YouTube Music launches in the UK; Premium now in 17 countries. (see Digital)

18 Jun 2018

  • New European copyright regime would see YouTube pay more to content creators. (see News)

  • BBC’s director of radio to declare he does not “care” about audience share or beating commercial stations. (see Radio)

15 Jun 2018

  • Sony declares intent to share profits from sale of stake in Spotify with artists "as soon as possible”. (see Business)

  • Spotify's George Ergatoudis to become Apple's UK Head of Music. (see Digital)

14 Jun 2018

  • Classic Brit Awards - all the winners. (see News)

13 Jun 2018

  • Spotify's Mark Williamson to leave the company. (see Business)

  • YouTube Music's Lyor Cohen explains the forthcoming service. (see Digital)

12 Jun 2018

  • Robbie Williams to perform at World Cup opening ceremony in Russia. (see Showbiz)

  • ICMP raises concerns that SGAE's behaviour is "detrimental" to Spanish and foreign authors. (see News)

  • Report on YouTube Music's new service. (see Digital)

11 Jun 2018

  • Apple Music’s app adds pre-save mechanic for upcoming albums. (see Digital)