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Gordon Mac, innovative and successful entrepreneur and Founder of Kiss FM, announces
his departure from Colourful Radio to launch a new venture, Mi-Soul, which will provide
access to everything related to Soul music on every broadcast platform which is scheduled
to go live by the end of this year.

Following two years of research, Gordon, working with his business partner Martin Strivens
(ex Commercial Director of Kiss FM), and a team that includes Deanna Hallett, Sháá
Wasmund, Roy Marsh, Chris Phillips and Jon Mansfield, is developing a Soul and Dance
community that will provide ‘Everything Soul Everywhere’.

Commenting on his new venture, Gordon said: “I have not been so excited about the
opportunity to create a multi platform Soul brand dedicated to Soul and Dance fans
everywhere, since the deregulation of broadcast media in the late 1980s which gave birth to
Kiss FM”.

Since leaving Kiss in 1998, Gordon has maintained his passion for music and, while running
his successful Bar and Restaurant he kept his ‘toe in the water’ with a weekly show on
Choice before taking the reins at Colourful Radio as Station Manager to help establish the
brand over the last three years.

Having identified this gap in the market, it will be Gordon’s legendary tenacity, guts and
drive, together with the ability to create a successful product from scratch, that will ensure
the success of the new venture.

Gordon Mac, also known as the ‘Godfather of Dance Music', was both the first
person to launch a pirate radio station which subsequently became legal, and the
youngest Managing Director of a radio station company (29). His lasting legacy is
the creation the Kiss FM brand.

During the 13 years that he ran the business, Gordon also masterminded the
establishment of the Kiss network, franchising Kiss 102 in Manchester and Kiss 105
in Yorkshire. The London station achieved the target of 1million listeners a week, by
the end of its second year, and when sold in 2006 was valued at £46m.

14 Dec 2018 | Press release

BPI and South Wales Police close down fake Northern Soul vinyl & CD operation

Record labels association the BPI and South Wales Police recently collaborated over a four-year period to close down a major counterfeit operation specialising in Northern Soul records.Last month, on 30th November 2018 at Newport Crown Court four defendants: Alan Godfrey,...more

13 Dec 2018 | Press release

Soundation unveils new studio and visual identity

On December 13th, Soundation launches a new browser-based studio and visual identity across all channels in cooperation with design agency Kurppa Hosk. Apart from the studio’s new UI, the studio engine also gains a +300% performance improvement as a result...more

13 Dec 2018 | Press release

Nordoff Robbins named official charity partner of Rock Choir

The UK’s leading music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins are delighted to announce the official launch of a brand-new partnership with Rock Choir, which will see both organisations working together to reach even more people with the life-changing power of music...more

13 Dec 2018 | Press release

CEO Alison Wenham steps down at WIN

After twelve years at the helm of The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), the global forum for the professional independent music industry, Alison Wenham is stepping down as Chief Executive of the organisation. Prior to joining WIN full time in 2016 Alison...more

13 Dec 2018 | Press release

Global Underground set to release latest edition in its city album series with GU42: Patrice Bäumel - Berlin next March

Global Underground presents the latest edition in its signature city album series with GU42: Patrice Bäumel - Berlin, due for release on Friday 29th March 2019. The album, which follows the last Global Underground city series installments by Solomun, and...more

13 Dec 2018 | Press release

Kacey Musgraves, George Ezra and Andy C presented awards to celebrate first time achievements at the SSE Arena, Wembley

Awards were recently presented to CMA winner Kacey Musgraves, singer-song writer George Ezra and drum’n’bass legend Andy C for a series of monumental firsts at The SSE Arena, Wembley. American country music singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves was presented an award for her...more

13 Dec 2018 | Press release

MTV honours its top 20 music videos of 2018

MTV today announced its top 20 global most played music videos of the year. The list is based on cumulative on air music video plays from January 1st – December 3rd, 2018. Full list below:· Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa – One...more

13 Dec 2018 | Press release

Help Musicians UK's new Do It Differently Fund announces first 22 awardees

Pivotal new fund for independent music creators offers nearly £60k of holistic support across creative, wellbeing and business   Help Musicians UK (HMUK) today celebrated the first 22 music creators who have received funding from the charity's first ever Do it Differently Fund – which...more

13 Dec 2018 | Press release

Flohio, Ms Banks, Novelist, Big Zuu and more: Behind the scenes of the first ever grime and rap songwriting camp

Some of the biggest talent in UK grime and rap came together this week, for a first-of-its-kind songwriting camp.  Marking the end of 2018, a year that saw Godfather of Grime, Wiley, receive an MBE for services to music, PRS for Music and ASCAP,...more

13 Dec 2018 | Press release

Rightsholders unite in calling for an effective solution to the value gap

As Commission, Parliament and Council meet in Strasbourg to negotiate the Copyright Directive, a broad coalition of rightholders have called for them to remember the original objective of the legislation, which is to correct the distortion of the digital marketplace caused...more

12 Dec 2018 | Press release

Little Mix, BTS, The 1975 and Hollywood megastars host their own Christmas Day show on BBC Radio 1.

Little Mix, BTS, The 1975, Charli XCX, HRVY and a Hollywood All-Star line-up including Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Emma Stone and Benedict Cumberbatch are set to host their own hour long show on BBC Radio 1 this Christmas Day with...more

12 Dec 2018 | Press release

Statement from Robert Ashcroft, Chief Executive, PRS for Music.

Robert Ashcroft, Chief Executive of PRS for Music said: “I would like to congratulate Paul on his appointment and look forward to working with him in his new capacity as Chief Executive of the MPA Group of Companies. Paul has given 22 years...more

12 Dec 2018 | Press release

AWAL Signs Worldwide Recordings Deal With Singer-Songwriter Ella Vos & hwyl records, LLC

Following Massive Success of "Words I Never Said", Ella Vos Takes Career to Next Level with AWAL AWAL, Kobalt's recording company, today announced a worldwide recordings deal with Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and visual artist, Ella Vos. The AWAL recordings deal...more

12 Dec 2018 | Press release

Justin Tranter and Katie Vinten partner with Warner Bros. Records for launch of new label, Facet Records

Vinten Will Also Serve as A&R Consultant to Warner Bros. and Warner/Chappell Music  Warner Bros. Records (WBR) today announced that the company has partnered with award-winning songwriter Justin Tranter and Katie Vinten, most recently Co-Head of A&R for Warner/Chappell Music, to...more

12 Dec 2018 | Press release

Sony/ATV signs Ella Mai to worldwide publishing deal

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal with Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Ella Mai whose breakthrough hit “Boo’d Up” is one of the biggest singles of the year. The award-winning song climbed to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100,...more

12 Dec 2018 | Press release

Partisan Records appoints Sara Dempsey as Director of Sales

Partisan Records is excited to announce the appointment of Sara Dempsey as Director of Sales. Dempsey will oversee Partisan’s sales and streaming strategy, reporting to Label Manager Andy Hsueh and Global MD Zena White. Dempsey joins Partisan with over 14...more

11 Dec 2018 | Press release

KISS welcome in next generation of talent as it announces brand new hosts of the KISS Breakfast Show - Tom Green & Daisy Maskell

Leading UK radio station, KISS today announce their brand new breakfast show for 2019. Presenters Tom Green and Daisy Maskell will host the new look show, launching 2nd January. 24 year old Tom Green is the current host of KISS’...more

11 Dec 2018 | Press release

AWAL Expands Recordings Footprint With New Office and Team In Toronto

Company Prepares to Hire New Team & Dedicate On The Ground Canadian Resources to Support Global Artist and Label Clients North American Expansion Continues Impressive Momentum That Follows Strategic Partnership with Glassnote Music, Acquisition of In2une Music and $150M Investment from...more

11 Dec 2018 | Press release

Top stars and Music Industry leaders align to trash Brexit deal

Grammy, Emmy, Brit and Oscar award-winning musicians sign letter calling for Brexit alternative Annie Lennox, Chrissie Hynde, Jamie Cullum, Paloma Faith, and David Arnold are among the names Call backed by several leading music industry bodies Musicians sign letter saying Brexit is ‘threat’...more

11 Dec 2018 | Press release

Music charity Attitude is Everything unveils NEXT STAGE - a groundbreaking initiative to empower Deaf and disabled artists

- Launching with an extensive nationwide survey, NEXT STAGE aims to build an comprehensive network of artists, musicians, songwriters, DJs and music creators  - Self-identifying Deaf or disabled individuals can take part in the survey here - as well as...more

11 Dec 2018 | Press release

Gig Club kicks off in Porto and Lisbon with Jessy Lanza, Low Roar and Kamasi Washington

Designed for music lovers and avid concert goers, Gig Club is a live music subscription service with thoughtful curation and engaging exclusive perks. For a low annual fee, members have access to free concerts, discount tickets to every show produced...more

11 Dec 2018 | Press release

CODA Agency Launches CODA Independent Sports and Expands its Brand Partnerships Team with Debbie Ward

CODA Agency announces two major growth moves today; the creation of sports agency CODA Independent Sports, and an expansion of their Brand Partnerships and Corporate team with the appointment of Debbie Ward. CODA have partnered with Paul and Barney Crockford of...more

11 Dec 2018 | Press release

SACEM Honours Music Creators at its 2018 Grands Prix Awards

SACEM, the Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music last night honoured outstanding musicians, composers and writers during their annual Grands Prix SACEM awards in Paris. Since its creation, the Grands Prix awards recognise SACEM members for their contribution to...more

11 Dec 2018 | Press release

Mark Ronson extends long-term worldwide publishing deal with Concord Music

Concord Music, the worldwide independent leader in music publishing, today announces a new global long-term publishing deal with international hit maker, artist and producer, Mark Ronson.2018 has been a stellar year for the British born, LA based musician. A master...more

11 Dec 2018 | Press release

Executive and entrepreneur Amber Grimes named to newly-created post as Senior Vice President of Global Creative for Capitol Music Group

Will be integrally involved in the company’s global streaming strategy and lead the company’s innovation team and Ten3 content department Highly-regarded music industry executive and entrepreneur Amber Grimes has been named to the newly-created position of Senior Vice President of Global Creative...more

10 Dec 2018 | Press release

PPL and SAMI to collaborate with Swedish tech start-up Auddly

The companies will work together to help uniquely identify performers within sound recordings. PPL and SAMI,  the collective management organisations (CMOs) from two of Europe’s music export powerhouses, the UK and Sweden,  have teamed up with Auddly to support performers with the...more

10 Dec 2018 | Press release

BASCA calls for the submission of works across six nominated categories for The Ivors 2019

The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) has opened the call for entries across six nominated categories for the 64th Ivor Novello Awards. The Ivors 2019 will take place on Thursday 23rd May 2019 at London’s Grosvenor House. The...more

10 Dec 2018 | Press release

Sony/ATV extends worldwide agreement with Noonie Bao

Written hits for acts including Camila Cabello, Alessia Cara and Rita Ora Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its worldwide deal with Swedish songwriter Noonie Bao who has written hits for artists including Camila Cabello, David Guetta and Zedd & Alessia Cara. The...more

10 Dec 2018 | Press release

busbee Launches Music Company Altadena in Exclusive Joint Venture with Warner Bros. Records

Altadena Signs Publishing Deal with Warner/Chappell Music  Grammy-nominated Warner/Chappell songwriter and producer busbee announced today the creation of Altadena, a music company that will identify and develop a new generation of artists and songwriters. Altadena launches as a joint venture with...more

07 Dec 2018 | Press release

Sam Fender announced as winner of Critics' Choice Award

The BRIT Awards 2019 with Mastercard have today announced that Sam Fender is the winner of the 2019 Critics' Choice Award. Sam will be the first recipient of a 2019 BRIT Award, designed by Sir David Adjaye OBE. The award arrives at an important moment...more

14 Dec 2018

  • Industry groups back calls for the European Parliament to "correct the distortion of the digital marketplace". (see News)

13 Dec 2018

  • Alison Wenham to step down from WIN. (see News)

  • Tencent ends first day trading up 8.6%; looks to subscription model. (see Business, Digital)

  • Paul Clements appointed CEO of The MPA Group. (see News)

  • Final ruling on the Blurred Lines case. (see News)

12 Dec 2018

  • Tencent Music prices shares at bottom of targeted range. (see Business)

  • Industry bodies and artists sign letter calling on the Government for an alternative to Brexit. (see News)

11 Dec 2018

  • Government commits £2m to fund the ongoing Get it Right anti-piracy campaign. (see News)

  • Ed Sheeran's Shape of You becomes the first track to reach 2bn Spotify streams. (see News)

10 Dec 2018

  • Apple acquires Platoon. (see Business)

  • BBC's Sound of 2019 longlist announced. (see News)

  • Grammy awards nominations announced. (see News)

07 Dec 2018

  • Sam Fender wins BRITs Critics' Choice. (see News)

  • Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks dies. (see News)

06 Dec 2018

  • BMG to split US repertoire teams into three distinct units; Zach Katz to leave. (see Business)

05 Dec 2018

  • Mixcloud now lets creators charge subscriptions for their channels. (see Digital)

04 Dec 2018

  • UK based Sentric Music and US based Riptide Music Group partner. (see Business)

  • Tencent Music Entertainment launches IPO. (see Business)

  • WIN report highlights global market share analysis of the independent sector. (see Analysis)

  • Spotify and Apple Music reveal end of year streaming charts. (see Digital)

03 Dec 2018

  • Ariana Grande becomes most streamed artist worldwide on Spotify; ‘thank u, next’ most viewed YouTube video ever in 24 hours. (see Digital)

  • Take That score fastest-selling artist album of 2018. (see News)