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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.

20 May 2019 | Press release

Deezer offers unlimited music to drivers of new Toyota C-HR Neon Lime Limited edition

Deezer, the global music streaming service, is offering six months of its Premium subscription, which includes unlimited music, to new owners of the limited edition Toyota C-HR Neon Lime. Toyota is only releasing 2,000 of the C-HR Neon Lime cars,...more

20 May 2019 | Press release

AIM Independent Music Awards to Take Over Roundhouse

Featuring first-ever live show open to the public Submissions open here: www.aimawards.co.ukCelebrating the leaders and pioneers of the global independent music scene, the AIM Independent Music Awards is now accepting entries for its most ambitious edition to date. The ceremony...more

20 May 2019 | Press release

REBALANCE SESSIONS #2

Launching in 2017, Festival Republic together with PRS Foundation has seen hundreds of nominations and industry panellists, resulting in 13 finalists for the ReBalance programme which provides five days of recording time in Old Chapel studios to a UK basedcore...more

20 May 2019 | Press release

PRS Foundation’s Keychange initiative wins Innovation Award at Classical:NEXT

At this year’s Classical:NEXT, the global meeting for all art music innovators, PRS Foundation’s international Keychange initiative was awarded a Classical:NEXT Innovation Award at the closing ceremony of the conference in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. This follows Keychange’s recognition for...more

20 May 2019 | Press release

Warner Chappell Music signs worldwide publishing deal with Tony-nominated Eddie Perfect

Warner Chappell Music (WCM) today announced that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Australian multi-hyphenate Eddie Perfect. The songwriter’s work recently made its Broadway debut in two highly anticipated musicals: King Kong and Beetlejuice. King Kong, based on the classic 1933 film,...more

17 May 2019 | Press release

Ellie Goulding becomes a Classic FM presenter to help student through exams

STAR TO HOST CLASSIC FM’s REVISION HOUR, SATURDAY 1ST AND 15TH JUNE The multi-million selling music artist Ellie Goulding is joining Classic FM to present two programmes as part of the radio station’s first ever series for students.  Ellie will host Classic FM’s Revision Hour on Saturday...more

17 May 2019 | Press release

Music never sleeps at Midem

Midem, the home of the global music community, will place artists and creation at the core of its annual Cannes conference, 04-07 June.This year’s Midem will see multiple initiatives putting artists and creation centre stage as the beating heart of...more

16 May 2019 | Press release

RAJAR Q1 2019 results - Global leads market with top 4 commercial stations

GLOBAL CONTINUES TO LEAD THE UK COMMERCIAL RADIO MARKET WITH 25.2M WEEKLY LISTENERS GLOBAL LEADS THE PACK WITH THE TOP FOUR COMMERCIAL RADIO BRANDS IN THE UK - HEART, CAPITAL, SMOOTH & CLASSIC FM HEART IS THE UK’S BIGGEST COMMERCIAL RADIO BRAND...more

16 May 2019 | Press release

Sarah Woods appointed Director of Communications & Business Services by Help Musicians

Help Musicians CEO James Ainscough announced today the appointment of Sarah Woods into the new position of Director of Communications and Business Services at the charity.   The recently-advertised role is newly created, connecting communications with I.T. and Human Resources.  Sarah has over twenty years' experience within...more

16 May 2019 | Press release

Bauer smashes the 70% digital mark for the first time led by KISSTORY

Bauer smashes the 70% digital mark for the first time led by KISSTORY – No. 1 commercial digital station, Absolute 80s, Mellow Magic, Magic Chilled and Planet Rock  Absolute Radio and Magic Networks continue to grow  Absolute Radio Dave Berry Breakfast Show remains...more

16 May 2019 | Press release

Sony/ATV promotes David Ventura and Tim Major to head UK company

Ventura appointed President/Co-MD; Major becomes Co-MD   Sony/ATV Music Publishing Chairman and CEO Jon Platt has announced that David Ventura and Tim Major will head up the company’s UK operations. Ventura is promoted to President & Co-Managing Director and Major to Co-Managing Director as part of...more

16 May 2019 | Press release

Andrea C. Martin appointed Chief Executive of PRS for Music

PRS for Music has announced that Andrea C. Martin has been appointed Chief Executive and will take up the position on 17 June. Her career has been varied and international, working for a diverse range of data-focused and big subscription-based organisations....more

16 May 2019 | Press release

Festival Republic announce a new tented concert series in Gunnersbury Park

LONDON’S NEW TENTED CONCERT SERIES IN GUNNERSBURY PARKTICKETS FROM £35+BF – ON SALE 24 MAY AT 9AM Festival Republic have today announced a new tented concert series heading to Gunnersbury Park, later this year. Gunnersville is set to blur the lines...more

16 May 2019 | Press release

ICMP to host Reboot - the music business education conference

  First event of its kind to explore music business and entrepreneurship education  Experts from BBC Radio 1, Music Ally and Florida’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship to speak alongside ICMP tutors and alumni   Event to take place in June 2019 ahead of...more

15 May 2019 | Press release

BRIT Awards' Charity - The BRIT Trust - celebrates its 30th birthday and announces that it has now given out well over £25 million to worth causes

BRIT AWARDS’ CHARITY – THE BRIT TRUST – CELEBRATES ITS 30TH BIRTHDAY AND ANNOUNCES THAT IT HAS NOW GIVEN OUT WELL OVER £25 MILLION TO WORTHY CAUSES - Majority funding has gone to BRIT School in Croydon and music therapy charity...more

15 May 2019 | Press release

Funnel Music appoints Tim Delaney as CEO

Funnel Music, which addresses the many issues of artist development by focusing on the resource gap that plagues the artist development process through technology and the unique community it is building, has appointed respected industry figure Tim Delaney to the...more

15 May 2019 | Press release

Live Nation acquires PDH Music, Denmark’s leading booking and artist management agency

Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired Danish booking agency and artist management company, PDH Music.  As the live music industry in Denmark grows, Live Nation is continuing to meet the demand for...more

15 May 2019 | Press release

Akira Nomoto appointed as General Manager, Merlin Japan

• Spotify Japan’s former Director of Licensing and Label Relations to spearhead expansion of Merlin’s activities • Kaoruko Hill promoted to Head of Member Services and Operations for Merlin Japan Merlin, the global music rights agency representing the independent record label sector, is delighted to announce the appointment...more

14 May 2019 | Press release

James Purnell reveals a new public service algorithm for BBC Sounds

James Purnell, BBC’s Director of Radio and Education, speaking today (Monday May 13th ) at the Radio Festival in London, revealed details of a new public service algorithm to improve BBC Sounds. Purnell said: “Algorithms can be positive. They learn from...more

14 May 2019 | Press release

Minister confirms digital radio review

Margot James, MP, Minister for Digital and Creative Industries at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has today (May 13th ) confirmed Government’s support for the radio sector and announced that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and...more

14 May 2019 | Press release

Liverpool Philharmonic, Help Musicians UK and Liverpool John Moores University announce pioneering research partnership

Inaugural partnership to explore injury prevention through collaborative PhD study for long-term benefit of musicians across sector   Liverpool Philharmonic, Help Musicians UK and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) have today announced a new partnership for groundbreaking research into injury prevention in professional musicians. Physiotherapist and Masters Graduate Céleste Rousseau will...more

14 May 2019 | Press release

Deezer partners with Greencopper to bring festival lineup playlists to fans

Greencopper, the leading festival app provider, and Deezer, the global music streaming service, are building excitement ahead of this summer’s biggest festivals with instant access to performing artists’ playlists.     Greencopper creates mobile apps for over 325 dedicated festivals in 26...more

14 May 2019 | Press release

Kobalt Signs Publishing Deal With The Other Songs

Kobalt today announced it has signed a worldwide agreement with The Other Songs. The partnership with the independent British music company includes publishing administration, creative services and synch for all of The Other Songs’ catalogue/future works. "Whenever our Creative team at...more

13 May 2019 | Press release

CTM extends worldwide publishing deal with composer Vincent Van De Ende

Producer and composer Vincent van de Ende a/k/a Avedon extended his music publishing deal with one of the top indie publishers in the world: CTM Publishing.  At the same time CTM honoured Vincent with an award for more than 1 billion...more

13 May 2019 | Press release

Multi-platinum selling Spanish singer songwriter Melendi has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music

Multi-platinum selling Spanish singer songwriter Melendi has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group (WMG). The deal covers both his extensive back catalogue and new music that he is currently working...more

13 May 2019 | Press release

Kobalt promotes Amanda Samii to Vice President, Creative

Kobalt Music Publishing has promoted Amanda Samii to the position of VP, Creative. Based in Kobalt’s Los Angeles office, Samii was previously a Senior Director, Creative. Amanda Samii has been instrumental in signing hitmakers including Marshmello, who has released collaborations with...more

13 May 2019 | Press release

The Orchard recruits Lisa Logutenkow to lead Canadian operations

The Orchard announced today that it has named Lisa Logutenkow, Vice President, Canada. Based in Toronto, she will report to Colleen Theis, COO of The Orchard.  In this role, Logutenkow will be responsible for leading The Orchard’s Canada-based operations and driving...more

13 May 2019 | Press release

International Music Summit (IMS) Ibiza

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUMMIT IBIZA  ANNOUNCES FINAL DETAILS & FULL IMS WEEK SCHEDULE FEATURING 118 GLOBAL LEADERS & EXPERTS PLUS ISLAND WIDE NETWORKING EVENTS & PARTIES  MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC TO BE DEBATED BY 20+ LEADING INDUSTRY FIGURES  "The question that's been...more

13 May 2019 | Press release

Live Music Venue Borderline Set to Close

London live music venue Borderline will be closing this summer.   With ever increasing rents, rising business rates and ongoing redevelopment plans for Soho, DHP Family has taken the decision to close the venue by 31 August 2019. The company will reinvest into...more

13 May 2019 | Press release

MIXMAG and BUDWEISER announce their Global Music Cultural Partnership, the BudX Global Program

MIXMAG and BUDWEISER are thrilled to announce their Global Music Cultural Partnership, the BudX Global Program. The partnership from the global lead music publication and one of the world’s most admired beverage brands is built around shared ambitions – uniting...more

21 May 2019

20 May 2019

  • NME and Uncut sold to BandLab Technologies. (see Business)

  • Further analysis on the PledgeMusic situation. (see Analysis)

  • The Netherlands win Eurovision. (see News)

17 May 2019

  • Andrea C Martin appointed Chief Executive of PRS for Music. (see Business)

16 May 2019

  • Rajar Q1 results: Chris Evans launches with 1m listeners. (see Media)

  • David Ventura and Tim Major take reins at Sony/ATV Music Publishing. (see Business)

15 May 2019

  • Beatport launches DJ subscription streaming service; SoundCloud launches DJ software integration. (see Digital)

  • Kobalt signs deal with The Other Songs. (see Deals)

  • Tim Delaney appointed CEO of Funnel Music. (see Business)

14 May 2019

  • James Purnell says BBC is determined to win back younger listeners. (see Media)

  • London's Borderline venue to close. (see News)

  • PPL report 13% revenue increase. (see Business)

13 May 2019

  • Music Venue Trust score Arts Council England fund for grassroots live music. (see News)

10 May 2019

  • Music Week Awards: Darcus Beese honoured; Polydor win Record Company of the Year. (see News)

  • Spotify tests new version of app, giving podcasts prominence. (see Digital)

09 May 2019

  • MMF launch report on how inefficient payment systems reduce royalties that creators receive. (see News)

  • PledgeMusic heads for administration. (see Business)

08 May 2019

  • Ben and Daniel Parmar appointed co-Presidents of A&R at Virgin EMI. (see Business)

  • Warner Music Group report 13.2% increase in total revenue for latest quarter. (see Business)

  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing signs deal with Troy Carter’s new company, Q&A. (see Deals)