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Happy birthday Record of the Day!

20th anniversary
November 2022


Sat Bisla

A&R Worldwide

Congratulations to Paul and the RotD team on your 20th anniversary. Wishing you continued success and appreciate the good work you do for our musical community.


Gordon Williams

Lee & Thompson

20 years young for the indispensable daily read, and listen, that still feels as ‘up to date’ as the day it started and keeps me feeling ‘up to date’ too. Many congratulations to all the team at RotD!


Simon Wheeler

Beggars Group

Congratulations to Paul and the team at RotD for staying around for 20 years. RotD has been part of my daily work ritual for pretty much all of that time and serves up all the relevant news you need over your morning coffee. Essential reading.


Paul Hitchman


RotD is an indispensable part of my daily routine come hail or shine! Congratulations to Paul and the team for consistently delivering all the most important news and gossip, and for their passion for the people and music at the heart of our industry.


Alexis Petridis


20 years in, RotD still feels like a brilliant idea - a hugely useful way of collecting everything you might need to know in one place.


Sarah Liversedge


Hey Paul and Team, what an amazing achievement reaching 20 years! Sending you huge congratulations.


Clare Byrne

Ignition Records

RotD is essential reading as a bitesize daily overview of news across the entire industry. Reliable, balanced, digestible - and always with interesting insights in Mongrel. Invaluable! Thank you and congratulations to all at RotD on achieving this landmark milestone. Enjoy the celebrations and keep up the great work! 


Martin Goldschmidt

Cooking Vinyl

Hearty congratulations to RotD on their own milestone anniversary. Second congratulations in choosing Small Green Shoots as their partner. Cooking Vinyl are big fans of and users of both, a magic combination. 


Jamie Njoku-Goodwin

UK Music

Paul and the team have worked tirelessly over the past 20 years to make RotD a music industry institution. It’s a must read every morning. I get all the vital information I need, as well as new songs and insightful analysis. As the music industry changes every year, I’m sure it will continue to be at the forefront of supporting new talent and raising awareness of all the key issues.


Ric Salmon

ATC Management

Massive congratulations to Paul and the entire team. I’ve grown up with RotD from the very beginning, which means I’m getting old, or they are, or both! Over the years it has become a constant. An independent voice that has somehow managed to survive the madness of the last two decades. For that, I salute you!


Peter McCamley

Sentric Music Group

Having subscribed to RotD for the past 20 years it is with great joy that I get to congratulate Paul and the team on this milestone. His unwavering support for artists has cemented RotD as a vital part of anyone in the industry’s  working day.


Roberto Neri

Utopia Music

RotD is the first thing I read in the morning as it’s a great snapshot of what’s happening across the industry. Paul and the team have worked hard to provide a constant source of news and new music for two decades and should be very proud of what they continue to accomplish with each additional year. 


Drew Hill

Utopia Music & Proper Music Group

RotD is invaluable for anyone working in or interested in the music industry. Not only does it round up the latest news, but it provides a platform to break new artists. Congratulations to Paul and the team for 20 years in business! 


Simon Wills

Utopia Music & Absolute Label Services

There is a reason Paul and the RotD team are celebrating 20 years in the business, and that’s because they have done an amazing job every year to support us all in the industry. Great journalism, great people. Congratulations!


Selina Webb

Universal Music UK

Dear Paul and team, thank you for doing all those early starts so we didn’t have to. Congratulations and gratitude. 


Emma Banks


Wow, twenty years old and stronger than ever. So pleased that I am not the only person that uses the word record as well! ‘Stream’ or ‘Digital file’ of the day just doesn’t sound right. Congratulations to everyone that makes RotD an absolutely indispensable read! I look forward to 20 more years. 


Barney Hooper


Huge congratulations to Paul and the team - what an amazing 20 years you’ve all had. Mornings just wouldn’t be the same without opening up the daily newsletter and finding out what is actually going on in our crazy world. It’s been a pleasure to work with you all and here’s to the next 20 years. 


Peter Leatham


Record of the Day is a valuable constant in an industry that is forever evolving. It is an indispensable press outlet for the music business, helping keep everyone up to date with the business as it innovates day-in day-out, year after year. Thank you to Paul and the team for all that you do and congratulations on reaching such a prestigious milestone. 


Richard Engler

Autonomy Music Group

For 20 years Paul and the RotD team have been getting up at crazy o’clock to take care of all the sifting and editing so I don’t have to. It’s a concise fun read, and makes me look smart to my team. And they have supported dozens of our releases over the years, a sure sign of great taste. Here’s to many more!


Ric Blaxhill

Bauer Media

I’ve been subscribing to RotD for many years and it is one of the first emails I open in the morning. It is well researched, detailed, informative and captures anything and everything that goes on in the fast moving worlds of music, media and broadcasting. Congratulations Paul and the team on a special anniversary and for such a high quality publication. 


Simon Robson

WMG International

RotD has been an indispensable guide for me since its inception. It’s a great way to get up to speed each morning on the important music stories - a must for anyone in the industry. Congrats on your ‘china’ anniversary! 


Martin Talbot

Official Charts Company

Huge congratulations to Paul and his team on 20 years serving the music business, in the UK and beyond. When the Official Singles Chart hit the same milestone, Queen, Abba and many other music icons were still yet to have a hit - and I have no doubt RotD also has many more years of hits and headlines to come.


Nicholas Caley


Massive congratulations to Paul and the RotD team. Paul knows the music industry back to front and I’m still in awe after all these years at the forensic news round up the team pull together every single morning!


Shabs Jobanputra

Relentless Records

Despite Paul’s best efforts it is still an essential read. You can read if you’ve been fired, an artist is about to leave and how well your competitors are doing. Always good over breakfast!


Nigel Elderton

Peer Music

In an ever changing industry it is gratifying to know that there are still a few things that we can rely upon. RotD have continued to provide valuable insight and reporting on the daily events and machinations of the music industry. Congratulations RotD on a great twenty years!


Prof Jonathan Shalit OBE 

InterTalent Rights Group & Chosen Music

A backbone to our great industry since before Spotify, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, LinkedIn or TikTok were even thought of. So, a truly historical anniversary. Many congratulations. 


Barbara Charone


Congrats to RotD for this milestone anniversary. The world is a better place because of it.


Tom Connaughton

Spotify UK and Ireland

Congratulations to the whole team at RotD on hitting your twenties - the world is yours! I grew up with RotD throughout my career: it’s still usually the first email I look for in the morning. Thank you to everyone on the team for the work you do in keeping us all informed and updated!


Andrea Czapary Martin

PRS for Music

RotD is insightful, informative, and engaging, covering all of the vital industry developments that happen overnight. We’re also hugely appreciative of the support Paul and the team have shown us over the years in communicating out PRS for Music news. Congratulations on 20 successful years, here’s to the next 20!


Adrian Pope


Congratulations Paul and team on RotD reaching 20! RotD has always been a super useful digest on the goings on of our business whilst highlighting some fantastic music and developing talent along the way. Long may this continue!


Jason Iley

Sony Music UK & Ireland

RotD is an integral part of daily routine and is a news source I encourage everyone starting out in music to read. In an industry where things can change at lightning speed it provides an invaluable overview of everything you need to know. Despite the turbulence of the past few years RotD landing in my inbox has been a constant. Congratulations to Paul and the team on this brilliant milestone!


Paul Burger

Soho Artists

20 years of RotD? Congratulations Paul and all the team. Can’t really recall how we managed without it? It’s my “go to” read first thing each morning.


Keith Ames

Musicians’ Union

We have worked with Paul and the excellent team at RotD for many years. Their facilities and news services remain an extremely valuable and informative start to any working day. We send them our congratulations for being a mainstay of the music industry for the last 20 years and long may they prosper!


Shirin Foroutan

(Then) BMI

Congratulations to Paul and the entire RotD family on your 20th anniversary. It’s a tremendous feat to be celebrating two decades in our business, and we look forward to reading your work for 20 more years. With all our very best, Your Friends at BMI.


Paul Hourican


Huge congratulations to everyone at RotD on your 20th anniversary. There’s been extraordinary transformation and change in the music industry during that time and you’ve kept us informed and also entertained every morning throughout it all. We greatly appreciate all you and the team do and the support you’ve given so many across the business.


Murray Chalmers


I love RotD because it takes a broad, outward-looking view of the media landscape. It’s an essential read - intelligent, focussed, fresh and, thus, vital. My go to! Congratulations!! 


Geoff Taylor

(Then) BPI, BRIT Awards & Mercury Prize

The BPI congratulates Paul and all at Record of the Day on their landmark achievement – faithfully recording daily coverage and the transformation of our industry over the past two decades. From its own green shoots it has grown to become a valued part of the music community, providing essential reading and insights that we all rely on. Happy birthday, and wishing you many more to come. 


Richard, Harry & Will


A RECORD 20 YEARS! Congratulations and love, from all at Modest! 


Alistair Norbury


A Record Of The Day is one thing; turning that into a 20 year career takes talent and staying power. Congratulations! Sending our very best wishes from Paddington to Paul and the entire RotD team.


Steve Redmond


I should point out that following the launch of RotD in 2002, the UK recorded music industry went into an 11 year decline. Happily that’s now behind us and all is forgiven! Many congratulations on your 20th birthday. You have scored the distinction of being an essential part of the daily routine for thousands of us. Thank you for all that you do. 


Neil Hughes

Tileyard Music

After 20 years RotD is still the best way of keeping across all news & updates across the whole industry. Essential daily reading. Congrats to Paul & the rest of the team!!


Shani Gonzales

Warner Chappell Music

Happy 20th anniversary to Paul and the team! You’ve built something that really helped me get ingrained with the UK scene and has become my go-to source for daily news. 


Dipesh Parmar

Ministry of Sound

RotD is a part of my daily morning routine - breakfast, tea and Record of the Day! It’s a great way to find out what’s going on the music biz all neatly packaged in one concise email. Congrats on 20 years, here’s to the next 20.


Peter Button


I don’t feel that my day has properly started without my quick-fix of bite-sized pertinent music industry news; thank you RotD for providing that so succinctly for the last 20 years. Congratulations and best wishes on your 20th Anniversary to Paul and all the RotD team; here’s to the next 20.


Martin Mills

Beggars Group

Your commitment to getting up so early for so long for our edification is truly inspiring.


Andreea Gleeson


RotD is truly a one-stop-shop for all things music. Paul and his team have created a reliable, comprehensive daily source for news and music discovery that has become an indispensable resource within the industry. Congratulations to the whole team on 20 years — here’s to 20 more!

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