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24 May 2024 | Press release

The Courtyard Studios Announces Its Summer Video Releases

The Courtyard Studios proudly announces its latest project: the summer video releases, filmed, and recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, showcasing the talents of emerging artists in an unprecedented live session experience. With 12 captivating releases, featuring one interview...more

23 May 2024 | Press release

Raye and Jess Glynne collaborator Jin Jin inks global publishing deal with Concord Music Publishing

  Concord Music Publishing proudly announces a new global publishing agreement with platinum-selling English songwriter, Jin Jin. This comprehensive deal encompasses all forthcoming works. With nominations for prestigious awards including Grammy, Ivor Novello, and Brit Awards, as well as being the recipient...more

23 May 2024 | Press release

Teenage Cancer Trust concerts at the Royal Albert Hall breaks fundraising record for the charity

This year’s week of fundraising concerts for Teenage Cancer Trust at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall over 18th to 24th March were truly historic. Not only was it the final week of shows with Roger Daltrey at the helm but for the...more

23 May 2024 | Press release

Mahogany launches curated distribution service, Mahogany Songs

Dom Wallace (ex. Spotify) appointed Label & Marketing Manager to lead release strategy Partners with rising singer-songwriter Áine Deane, EP due out this year Mahogany, the global multi-platform music brand best known for the Mahogany Sessions video channel, has launched Mahogany Songs,...more

23 May 2024 | Press release

40 festivals cancelled in 2024

El Dorado Festival cites ‘dramatic rise in operational costs’ as reason for cancellation.  40 UK festivals have now announced a postponement, cancellation or complete closure in 2024. Herefordshire's El Dorado Festival announced its cancellation yesterday (May 21) citing “a dramatic rise in...more

23 May 2024 | Press release

ATC Group announces co-operation agreement with leading Chinese music company Modern Sky

  ATC Group Plc is delighted to announce a new co-operation agreement with Modern Sky, one of China’s longest established and leading independent music companies.  The arrangement seeks to expand the global presence of the Modern Sky brand and its talent and...more

23 May 2024 | Press release

Landlord fails to evict The Leadmill

The Leadmill wins first battle in court with the judge saying he believed they had “a real prospect of success” The Leadmill has taken one step closer in its bid for survival in the eviction battle against its landlord. The case was...more

23 May 2024 | Press release

Black & Irish recognised with Impala’s Changemaker award for their inspirational efforts promoting equity, diversity and inclusion

IMPALA announces the recipient of its Changemaker Award 2024: Black & Irish, an Irish not-for-profit organisation advocating for the black community in Ireland, fostering connections within Irish society and championing an anti-racist ethos.  Black & Irish was founded almost four years...more

23 May 2024 | Press release

Warner Chappell Music sign songwriter and producer Toby Daintree

Daintree co-wrote the global Number One smash ‘i like the way you kiss me’ by Artemas  Warner Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed a global publishing deal with songwriter and producer Toby Daintree.  Daintree has recently...more

23 May 2024 | Press release

Kavi signs Co-Publishing Deal with Brandon Silverstein's S10 Publishing & Avex USA

Producer Behind Global #1 Single Tommy Richman's "Million Dollar Baby"  Today, Brandon Silverstein's S10 Publishing and Avex USA announced a worldwide co-publishing deal with Kavi, the producer behind the current #1 global single "Million Dollar Baby" by Tommy Richman. This week, "Million...more

23 May 2024 | Press release

Winners of The Ivors 2024 with Amazon Music announced

 SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARDED TO RAYE BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN PRESENTED FELLOWSHIP OF THE ACADEMY BY PREVIOUS FELLOW SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY 'GIFT OF THE ACADEMY' AWARDS ALSO PRESENTED TO LANA DEL REY, SKEPTA, KT TUNSTALL AND BERNIE TAUPIN YUSSEF DAYES CLAIMS BEST ALBUM FOR BLACK CLASSICAL...more

23 May 2024 | Press release

Sony Music Publishing UK Renews Global Deal with Gorgon City

Gorgon City launches REALM Publishing in partnership with SMP, announces first signing with Riordan   Sony Music Publishing UK today announced the renewal of its exclusive global publishing agreement with renowned electronic/dance music duo Gorgon City. Additionally, Gorgon City has launched REALM...more

23 May 2024 | Press release

David El Sayegh elected as the new President of GESAC

GESAC General Assembly also elects its new Board for 2024-2026 mandate.   GESAC, the European Grouping of Authors' Societies (CMOs) gathering 32 authors' societies from the European Union, Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland, and representing as such more than one million authors nd...more

23 May 2024 | Press release

Independent booking agency Runway expands by hiring Louise McGovern

  - Formerly at Midnight Mango, Louise's roster includes Alien Chicks, KEG, Jaws The Shark, Dutch Criminal Record and Jade Helliwell  - Runway also announces a promotion for Amy Grieg (The Wytches, Babymarocco, Flat Party, King Nun and Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard) - The...more

23 May 2024 | Press release

WE, THE LEADERS legacy programme for WOMEX 24 in Manchester announced

  Manchester Music City, the host partner for this year's WOMEX (Worldwide Music Expo), has today (23 May 2024) announced further details of its legacy programme, WE, THE LEADERS, which will include showcases, leadership training, commissions, industry roundtables, TED-style leadership lectures, a supplementary schools...more

23 May 2024 | Press release

EMMA announces a new partnership with beatBread to boost the European music management sector

The European Music Managers Alliance (EMMA) is delighted to announce a new partnership with the AI-driven music funding platform, beatBread, that will benefit more than 3,000 managers based across Europe.  Using an algorithm that uses billions of data points to forecast...more

23 May 2024 | Press release

American Express presents BST Hyde Park 2024

OPEN HOUSE returns for 2024! Enjoy the long days and warm summer nights with 8 days of activities and FREE entry in the heart of Hyde Park!   All Things Orchestral, Norman Jay (MBE) presents Good Times, Angels of The North - with...more

22 May 2024 | Press release

Shufti Pro and .MUSIC partner to authenticate music identities and protect global music community against AI impersonation

In the new age of AI-powered musical impersonation, deepfakes and bots, an artist's greatest asset in the digital world is their Name, Image, Likeness, and Voice (NILV). Today, identity verification is essential to ensure trust, integrity, and authenticity. .MUSIC and...more

22 May 2024 | Press release

The Web3 Music Association unveils platform for education, innovation and collaboration

Music Companies Join Forces to Explore Opportunities in the Advanced Technology Space   The Web3 Music Association (W3M), a new music industry trade body facilitating industry-wide research and development, has announced its official launch.   A global organisation, W3M brings together influential entities...more

22 May 2024 | Press release

LIVE launch ‘Powered By Freelancers - the Live Music Edition 2024’

UK Music Industry’s First, Comprehensive Study of Freelancers in the Live Sector Reveals Both Optimism and Concerns 60% of Freelancers ‘Optimistic’ about the Next 12 Months but Changes Still Needed LIVE (Live music Industry Venues & Entertainment), which represents 16 live music...more

22 May 2024 | Press release

ICE passes €1bn a year in royalties distributed

  ICE has distributed more than €1bn to rightsholders in a consecutive 12-month period for the first time.  It took just under 3½ years to reach the first €1bn in distributions, just over 2 more years to pass the second billion and...more

22 May 2024 | Press release

A tsunami of success for The Spanish Wave!

The Spain lead country programme packs out all six of their events at the 2024 edition of The Great Escape, watch the aftermovie here. Spain lead country at The Great Escape 2024 in data: More than 2000 fans and industry attending...more

22 May 2024 | Press release

MCPS distributions up 8.5% to £204.3 million in 2023

The UK collection society for mechanical rights has now distributed over £4 billion to publishers, songwriters and composers this century   MCPS, the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society, the organisation that represents the mechanical rights of music publishers, songwriters and composers in the UK,...more

22 May 2024 | Press release

Music Venue Trust announces ‘The Artist Pledge’

ARTISTS COMMIT TO SUPPORT GRASSROOTS MUSIC VENUES THROUGH TICKET LEVY Frank Turner, Enter Shikari, snake eyes, The Luka State, Sister, Red Rum Club, Vigilantes and more have signed the pledgemusicvenuetrust.com/the-artist-pledgeIf we can't change the music industry now, then we'll change it...more

22 May 2024 | Press release

Apple Music’s 100 Best Albums list culminates today with the much-anticipated reveal of the top 10 albums of all time and The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill crowned No. 1

  Upon receiving the news, Lauryn Hill told Apple Music: “This is my award, but it’s a rich, deep narrative, and involves so many people, and so much sacrifice, and so much time, and so much collective love.” To celebrate, Apple Music’s...more

22 May 2024 | Press release

RNIB presents the 6th Duke of Westminster Lifetime Achievement Award to British music producer, businessman and disability campaigner

Sir Robin Millar was celebrated for his noble work in the sight loss sector at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) See Differently Awards, supported by People’s Postcode Lottery.      Sir Robin Millar CBE, 72, from Tottenham, London, who...more

22 May 2024 | Press release

2024 Polar Music Prize

Yesterday, two legendary names in music were honoured with the 2024 Polar Music Prize at a gala ceremony held in Stockholm, Sweden.Nile Rodgers, award-winning songwriter, composer, producer, arranger, guitarist and co-founder of CHIC, and Esa-Pekka Salonen, esteemed conductor and composer,...more

22 May 2024 | Press release

Fast Company honors Tunecore at annual Most Innovative Companies gala

Fast Company included TuneCore on its Most Innovative Companies in Music list for the second consecutive year (full list below) and invited TuneCore artist Madelline to provide entertainment for the annual gala     TuneCore, the leading independent development partner for self-releasing artists—owned...more

21 May 2024 | Press release

Metaverse studio Karta hires from Tommy Hilfiger, Epic Games and Emperia

  Karta continues to expand its workforce significantly to deal with ever-increasing demand for metaverse experiences The startup announces five new hires - eyeing up new sectors and bolstering its game design, programming and production output   Karta, an award-winning metaverse studio pioneering the...more

21 May 2024 | Press release

Worldwide independent music community calls for joined-up approach on GenAI through high global standards and collaboration

WIN presents guidance around key principles promoting safety, transparency, respect for copyright, a human-centered approach, ethics, and cross border consistency. Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), the organization that connects and develops the global independent music community, has created new guidance on generative...more

24 May 2024

  • The Ivors: Winners announced (see News)

  • Is the music business too afraid of big, bad AI? (see Opinion)

  • A changing music industry expands to $100 billion in revenues. For whom? (see Analysis)

23 May 2024

  • Are kids losing their love for music? (see Comment)

  • Apple’s 100 Best Albums list is ridiculous and exists almost expressly to make you mad (see News)

22 May 2024

  • Apple is not the only one crushing the old music-making paradigm (see Comment)

21 May 2024

  • Government says it will bring forward AI training rules (see News)

20 May 2024

  • Music rightsholders reach their ‘or what?’ moment with AI (see Comment)