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EXCLUSIVE SONGLINK NEWS CONTENT
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Fairwood Music Breakthrough Sessions
SONGLINK TEAMS WITH FAIRWOOD MUSIC IN NEW WRITER CAMP
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Fairwood Music Group, in association with SongLink and exclusive sponsor SESAC, have announced the 'Breakthrough Sessions' - a new writer camp concept initiated by Fairwood and designed specifically for exciting, newly published writers who crucially are yet to have their first major cut. Also participating with Fairwood in this inaugural four-day event at north London's prestigious Tileyard studio complex will be Good Groove, Notting Hill Music, Touch Tones Music and Tileyard Music, as well as SongLink and A&R Worldwide.

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Double Ivors nominee James Napier
Double Ivors nominee James Napier
BASCA ANNOUNCES 60TH IVORS NOMINATIONS
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LONDON, April 2015: BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, today announced the nominations for the 60th Anniversary of the Ivor Novello Awards (The Ivors), which will take place on Thursday May 21st at Grosvenor House, Park Lane. Nominees include James Napier (aka Jimmy Napes) who scored two nods with 'Stay With Me' co-written with Sam Smith, and 'Rather Be' co-written with Jack Patterson of Clean Bandit. Other contenders include Hozier, alt-J, FKA Twigs, George Ezra, Ben Howard for single songs; and Wild Beasts, Royal Blood & Bombay Bicycle Club for albums.

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Euro-entrants Electro Velvet: Alex Larke and Bianca Nicholas
Euro-entrants
Electro Velvet:
Alex Larke
& Bianca Nicholas
SONGLINK HELPS TO FIND UK EUROVISION ENTRY
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London, March 2015: SongLink has played a key role in the selection of the UK's entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest, as the song selected "Still In Love With You" was entered as a direct result of songwriter David Mindel reading about the BBC's open contest in SongLink last autumn. The electro-swing song was co-written by Mindel & Adrian Bax White, and performed by new duo Electro Velvet (Alex Larke and Bianca Nicholas) who will represent the UK at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on May 23rd.

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Country to Country logo
COUNTRY STARS SET TO ROCK LONDON AT C2C 2015
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LONDON, February 2015: From March 6-8th some of country music's biggest stars, as well emerging artists from the UK and Europe, will be onstage as C2C - Country to Country returns to The O2 for the third year running. The weekend will kick off with CMA Songwriters Series at Indigo at the O2 on Friday March 6th, with host Kix Brooks presenting Brandy Clark, Sam Palladio, Jessi Alexander and Jon Randall. The two-hour show features the songwriters and artists together on stage, taking turns telling the stories behind their songs and performing them acoustically as originally written.

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Liverpool honours for Brian Epstein
LIVERPOOL HONOURS FOR BRIAN EPSTEIN
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LIVERPOOL, February 2015: Beatles manager Brian Epstein is continuing to be honoured in what would have been his 80th birthday year, with a campaign to erect a statue for him in Liverpool and the unveiling of a memorial plaque at his birthplace. The "Statue 4 Eppy" campaign has been building since last year and has the support of many well-known Merseyside singers and musicians who have come together to record a tribute song entitled "My Friend" written by campaign organiser Bob Pitt and produced by Billy Kinsley of The Merseybeats.

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Save Denmark Street
SAVE DENMARK STREET - LONDON'S TIN PAN ALLEY
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LONDON, JANUARY 2015: London's Denmark Street aka 'Tin Pan Alley' is Britain's only 'Street Of The Music'. It saw the birth of sheet music publishing in 1911 at Wrights, which eventually led to the first music charts, the birth of the Melody Maker, New Musical Express and British Rock 'n' Roll. The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath and David Bowie all recorded their earliest work in Regent Sounds and Central Sounds, respectively. Elton John started his career at Mills Music publishers. Jimi Hendrix and Phil Lynott bought their prized guitars in the street. British Punk Rock began at the rear of number 6 with The Sex Pistol's rehearsal space. Coca Cola had its most famous theme written here by Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway, while a few doors along Lionel Bart wrote the musical Oliver.

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The SongLink Team
The SongLink Team
SONGLINK WINS NORDOFF-ROBBINS POP QUIZ
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London, December 2014: The SongLink team has won the 26th annual music industry Pop Quiz organised by charity Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, held at the Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, central London. The SongLink Saboteurs beat 18 other teams including Ministry of Sound, Polydor, Warner Music, Demon, PPL and Kobalt Music to win the coveted trophy at the packed-out quiz which is hosted by radio presenter Mark Goodier.

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PRS group photo with Prince Charles
PRINCE CHARLES CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF PRS
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception at Clarence House on Thursday 20 November to celebrate PRS for Music's centenary. The reception was attended by some of the UK's most successful songwriters and composers such as Sir Paul McCartney, Ray Davies, Brian May, Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Arnold, Lily Allen, Laura Mvula, Howard Goodall and Gary Kemp, along with publishers, key PRS for Music licensees and the PRS for Music senior management team.

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Eurovision Song Contest, Vienna 2015
BBC ACCEPTING SONGS FOR EUROVISION 2015
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London, October 2014: For the first time in eight years, the BBC is accepting song submissions to find the UK's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. However only video entries of your song & proposed artist (one entry max per writer) will be accepted, no audio-only demos under any circumstances. Please read BBC producer Guy Freeman's blog and further information at the link on the next page, which includes a PDF link to the full rules & regulations.

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David Stark, founder of SongLink
David Stark, founder of SongLink
SONGLINK CELEBRATES 21 YEARS
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SongLink was launched 21 years ago back in September 1993, well before the internet took off properly and before the rise of mp3s, free downloads and everything else that has changed the music business so dramatically since then. What started out as a monthly hard copy magazine is now essentially an online service with the latest leads distributed instantly by email to hundreds of loyal subscribers around the world - songwriters, publishers, producers, labels, artists & managers. In this new interview with 'Songwriting' magazine, Editor/Publisher David Stark recalls how SongLink started, some of its successes and some essential tips for writers looking to break into the market.

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Don Black, Paul McCartney and David Stark
Don Black, Paul McCartney and David Stark
SONGLINK PRIZES AWARDED IN LIVERPOOL
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SongLink editor David Stark presented two songwriter graduates of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts with the SongLink Prizes at the annual LIPA Graduation Day ceremony on July 31st, which was also attended by Paul McCartney. This year's SongLink Prize recipients were Joe Smithson...

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The Ivors
THE IVORS, EUROVISION & PPL JAZZ AWARDS
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Nominees for the Ivor Novello Awards 2014 on May 22nd include London Grammar (Warner/Chappell); John Newman & co-writer Steve Booker (Universal/B-Unique); and the Palma Violets (Universal Music) in the category Best Song Musically &...

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Brian Epstein
Brian Epstein
SONGLINK SPONSORS BRIAN EPSTEIN PLAQUE
PLUS LONDON LAUNCH OF "EPSTEIN - THE PLAY"

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SongLink is proud to be the title sponsor of the Heritage Foundation's Blue Plaque for Brian Epstein which will be unveiled at 12 noon on Sunday 29th June, at Sutherland House, 5/6 Argyll Street, London W1 next door to the London Palladium. Epstein's company NEMS Enterprises occupied offices on the fifth floor of...

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Martina McBride
Martina McBride
CMA HOST MAJOR COUNTRY EVENTS IN UK & IRELAND
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Country music will be in focus in the UK and Ireland next month with a diverse lineup of CMA events from songwriters' showcases to industry panels and stadium concerts from March 14-17. Scheduled events for the weekend include the Second Annual CMA International Marketing Summit; an evening with the storytellers behind the hits with CMA Songwriters Series, a special BBC songwriters show taping; and two crowning C2C (Country To Country) concerts, two nights each, at The O2 in both Dublin and London...

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David Martin, David Stark, and David Hockman
David Martin, DS & David Hockman
OLD DOGS NEW TRAX JOIN SONGLINK
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SongLink founder David Stark is celebrating his 40th year in the music business in 2014, and just ahead of his 37th trip to MIDEM in Cannes was reunited with a songwriter pal whom he first met in 1974. David's first job was as a runner for Dick James Music (DJM) headed by legendary publisher Dick James who famously signed John Lennon & Paul McCartney, and who later struck gold again by signing Elton John to his company...

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Trevor Horn
MPG AWARDS TO HONOUR TREVOR HORN
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The accolade for Outstanding Contribution to UK Music will be presented to Trevor Horn at the 2014 MPG Awards in London next month. The Music Producers Guild will honour the renowned producer, musician and songwriter by presenting him with the prestigious Outstanding Contribution Award, sponsored by PPL. In addition, Horn has revealed his plans to perform live at the event as part of the supergroup The Producers, the band he established in 2006 with former 10cc member Lol Crème, award-winning engineer and producer Stephen Lipson and drummer Ash Soan. The awards take place on February 13th at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London...

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Christina Aguilera - Genie In A Bottle
PITCHING YOUR SONGS
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What is the correct way to pitch a song to an artist for them to cover? If you see a lead in SongLink that you think you may have a suitable song for, make certain that your song fulfills all the requirements that are mentioned in the lead. Is it the correct genre of song? For example do not send a rock song to a pop artist! Or if they are asking for an uptempo pop song, then don't send a ballad! This is of course just common sense, but you would be surprised how many writers (and even some publishers) don't bother to stick to this pretty basic rule...

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Cherry Red Records
CHERRY RED CELEBRATES 35 YEARS WITH NEW SIGNINGS
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London, 21st July 2013: Cherry Red, one of the UK's most iconic, eclectic and hardworking independent record labels celebrates its 35th birthday this month, and is as busy as ever. 2013 sees Cherry Red's famously busy release schedule (623 albums - all on CD - in 2012) continue apace, including new studio albums from Big Country, The Fall (both making the Top 75), House of Love and the Blow Monkeys; also a comprehensive reissue of Hawkwind's 'lost' Warrior On The Edge Of Time. Exciting new signings include Jack Bruce, Luke Haines, The Polyphonic Spree and Uriah Heep's Ken Hensley, all of whom will deliver fresh studio albums in due course.

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Emeli Sande
Emeli Sandé
EMILI SANDÉ SCOOPS 2 IVORS; RANDY NEWMAN & OTHERS HONOURED
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Emeli Sandé was a double winner at the 58th Ivor Novello Awards, with two awards for her smash hit "Next To Me", in the categories of Best Song Musically and Lyrically and PRS for Music Most Performed Work. Held at the Grosvenor House on Thursday 16th May, the Ivors also saw trophies going to Alt-J, The Maccabees, Errollyn Wallen (Classical), Dario Marianelli (Film Score), plus special awards to Marc Almond (Inspiration Award), Justin Hayward (Outstanding Achievement), Noel Gallagher (Outstanding Song Collection), Calvin Harris (Songwriter of the Year), Gavin Rossdale of Bush (International Achievement) and finally US legend Randy Newman (PRS for Music Special International Award), whose award was presented by PRS chairman Guy Fletcher and Peter Gabriel...

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- London Music Awards Return For 2015
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Paul Brady Releases Vicar Street Sessions
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Old Dogs Getting New Trax Out Worldwide
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Bachman's 'Heavy Blues' Album with Star Guests
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MPG Awards 2015 To Honour Dave Stewart And Others
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New Album From Pre-Yes Band Mabel Greer's Toyshop
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Cooking Vinyl Launches New Royalty Firm
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Blue Plaque Honour for The Who
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MPG Announces 2015 Awards Nominees
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City Showcase: Finding The Future
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Songlink Teams with Fairwood Music in New Writer Camp
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BASCA Announces 60th Ivors Nominations
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SongLink Helps To Find UK Eurovision Entry
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Country Stars Set to Rock London at C2C 2015
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Liverpool Honours for Brian Epstein
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Save Denmark Street - London's Tin Pan Alley
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SongLink Wins Nordoff-Robbins Pop Quiz
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Prince Charles Celebrates 100 Years of PRS
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BBC Accepting Songs For Eurovision 2015
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SongLink Celebrates 21 Years
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