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Jon Webster steps down as MMF President

25 May 2017

Press release

Jon 'Webbo' Webster has stepped down as MMF President in order to pursue a number of external projects - including...

Robert Ashcroft's PRS for Music AGM speech

25 May 2017

News

Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to the PRS AGM and thank you for the introduction Nigel. May I extend a very warm...

AFEM trade body adds Jean Michel Jarre, Nile Rodgers, Pete Tong to ambassadors

25 May 2017

Press release

Today at the 10th edition of the International Music Summit Ibiza, The Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), the global voice...

BPI & ERA announce joint Insight Session

25 May 2017

Press release

‘Generation Z: Meet the Young Millennials’Tuesday 27th June, 4pm to 6pm, BPI County Hall The latest in the regular series of...

Face value ticket resale launches in Australia with huge Ed Sheeran tour

25 May 2017

Press release

●    Twickets launches Australian fan-to-fan resale platform●    Partners with Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Rag’n’Bone Man●    Teams up with Frontier TouringTwickets has...

Bucks strikes ground-breaking sponsorship deal with Sian Anderson and Jason Black for FLOOR SIXX Music Publishing

24 May 2017

Press release

Sian Anderson (BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ and grime ambassador) and Jason Black (aka J2K and co-founder of Crep Protect) have...

IMS 10 - Annual Business Report News Released

24 May 2017

Press release

Global electronic music industries up 3% to $7.4 billion showing positive growth, pointing to healthy and successful industry   International Music Summit...

Nugs.net offers live concerts in MQA

24 May 2017

Press release

Music Fans Step Closer to the Original Performance Nugs.net, the official home of live music for some of the largest touring artists...

Music Glue Announces Partnership with Probity

23 May 2017

Press release

To coincide with the launch of a new version of their leading e-commerce platform, Music Glue has announced a partnership...

PPL and PRS for Music appoint Suzanne Smith managing director of joint licensing venture

23 May 2017

Press release

New Leicester-based company to be called PPL PRS Ltd PPL and PRS for Music have appointed Suzanne Smith to the...

Yes Please welcomes Olivia Whitton to new radio promotions department

22 May 2017

Press release

Boutique music publicity company Yes Please welcome Olivia Whitton who joins the team to head up a new radio promotions...

BPI General Election 2017 statement – Conservative and Labour Manifestos

21 May 2017

Press release

"The BPI strongly welcomes the commitment in both the Conservative and Labour manifestos to ensure sustainable business models and a...

The Great Escape

21 May 2017

Press release

The Great Escape – the festival for new music – brought an historic edition of the festival to a close...

Vevo Launches New TV OS

19 May 2017

Press release

Vevo today unveiled its new experience for fourth generation Apple TV (tvOS), providing new levels of personalization and curation for...

MMF and Music Support publish Music Managers Guide To Mental Health

18 May 2017

Press release

with support from Help Musicians UK New free-to-download publication is launched at The Great Escape    The Great Escape, Brighton: The Music Managers...

Winners announced for the Ivor Novello Awards 2017

18 May 2017

Press release

BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, today announced the winners of the 62nd Ivor Novello Awards [The Ivors].  ...

Sound Diplomacy unveils Music Export Pledge industry initiative

18 May 2017

Press release

‘Music export is an extension of a thriving music industry.’  The new 15-page pledge will be launched on Friday 19th May...

MCPS announces long term administration deal with PRS

18 May 2017

Press release

The Mechanical Copyright Protection Society Limited (MCPS), the UK collection society that licenses mechanical copyrights on behalf of over 26,000...

BMI RESPONDS TO DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE APPEAL BRIEF

18 May 2017

Press release

On September 16, 2016, federal Judge Louis Stanton issued an order rejecting the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) interpretation of...

New Modern Sky UK label to launch maiden EP sampler

17 May 2017

Press release

Label’s first four signings to be showcased at Liverpool Sound City China’s independent music titan Modern Sky Entertainment will unveil the...

Bucks Music Group and Nude join forces in sponsorship deal to sign Juanita Stein

17 May 2017

Press release

Juanita Stein has signed to Nude Music Publishing, which is sponsored exclusively by Bucks Music Group.Nude Music sits alongside the...

Manners McDade announce new worldwide publishing deal with American band Balmorhea

17 May 2017

Press release

Manners McDade welcome the Texas-based band Balmorhea to their publishing roster. Balmorhea (pronounced bal-mə-ray) is an instrumental group from Austin,...

Universal Music Group and Tencent Music Entertainment Group enter into strategic agreement significantly expanding Chinese music market

16 May 2017

Press release

Provides Vast Multi-Platform Distribution and Marketing Opportunities Across China  Companies to Develop Abbey Road Studios China to Create World-Class Recording Studio...

Merlin deal heralds boost for master quality audio

16 May 2017

Press release

World's leading independent labels strike multi-year agreement to encode masters in MQA   MQA and Merlin, the global digital rights agency for...

Unsigned Music Awards Return For 2018 In Partnership With Live Nation And The Great Escape

16 May 2017

Press release

Following on from 2016’s successful Unsigned Music Awards, UMA Music have teamed up with Live Nation and Europe’s biggest festival...

Bucks and the Roundhouse partner for first collaborative showcase

15 May 2017

Press release

Independent publisher Bucks Music Group has partnered with London’s Roundhouse for a special collaborative showcase next month. It will the first...

Bills PR launches playlist plugging service

15 May 2017

Press release

Music PR agency Bills PR has launched a playlist plugging service. The new service, which initially will face independently curated...

New CEO for the FAC

15 May 2017

Press release

The Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) today announced the appointment of a new CEO Lucie Caswell who will work alongside AIR...

A Manifesto for Music Venues?

15 May 2017

Press release

MVT to host “A Manifesto for Music?” Panel at The Great Escape on Thurs 18 May at 1pm. Music Venue...

Sony/ATV Music Publishing unveils newly enhanced songwriter royalty portal

15 May 2017

Press release

 Sony/ATV Music Publishing has introduced a number of upgrades to its state-of-the-art royalty portal SCORE, giving its songwriters access to...

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