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L-R: James Barnes (The 44 Music), Richard Holley (peermusic), Gabrielle Aplin, Liz Horsman (Youthemic), Orna Lyons (The 44 Music) & Mike Spencer (Youthemic)
L-R: James Barnes (The 44 Music), Richard Holley (peermusic), Gabrielle Aplin, Liz Horsman (Youthemic), Orna Lyons (The 44 Music) & Mike Spencer (Youthemic)
Peermusic and Youthemic Sign Gabrielle Aplin

LONDON, November 2016:Singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin has achieved much success in her short career, and has just signed a co-publishing deal with Peermusic via Youthemic. One of the first UK artists to break through social media, Aplin signed to Parlophone Records in 2012. From then until 2016 she released two albums with the label, with much critical and commercial success. Entering a new chapter in her career, she is releasing 'Miss You' on Never Fade Records, which has been co-written by Gabrielle and Liz Horsman (Youthemic) and produced by Mike Spencer (Youthemic).

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John Otway
John Otway
JOHN OTWAY'S MISSION TO MONTSERRAT

LONDON, October 2016: For the first time in over 25 years, the small Caribbean island of Montserrat has played host to a rock recording session, with UK artist John Otway being the first artist to record a new album there since the Rolling Stones recorded 'Steel Wheels' in 1989. Otway arrived there recently along with a party of 50, including his band, producer Chris Birkett, film-makers, PR and a bunch of fans, to lay down tracks for his new album, 'A Postcard From Montserrat' which was crowd-funded on Kickstarter.

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Imogen Heap
Imogen Heap
IMOGEN HEAP LAUNCHES SUPAPASS CHANNEL

London, August 2016: Grammy-award winning artist & songwriter Imogen Heap has launched her subscription channel on the newly-launched streaming platform SupaPass to find and engage with her core fanbase. The channel will include a rich archive of music and videos, some of which have never been available before, alongside around 100 tracks of her existing music catalogue to stream on demand.

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Pro7ect at Hotel Pelirocco
Pro7ect at Hotel Pelirocco
PRO7ECT ANNOUNCES 2017 SONGWRITERS RETREAT

MAY 2016: Pro7ect is returning to Brighton, UK's Hotel Pelirocco from March 12th-17th 2017 for another stimulating week of musical collaboration, and for the second year running acclaimed producer Andrew Levy will be taking part in the event. The official launch of Pro7ect 2017 will take place at the Hotel Pelirocco on Friday 20th May 2016 during The Great Escape music conference & festival. It will feature a performance by Eddie Prove, a guest artist from this year's retreat, and will be broadcast live by 1Brighton FM.

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Max Martin and Björn Ulvaeus
Max Martin and Björn Ulvaeus
AUDDLY - KEEPING TRACK FOR WRITERS, PUBLISHERS & MORE

APRIL 2016: Co-owned by top writer/producer Max Martin, Abba's Björn Ulvaeus and Avicii manager Ash Pournouri, new music rights management hub Auddly allows songwriters and producers to keep track of all their projects from inception to release, including versions, lyrics, stems and split sheets. Using Auddly, you can effortlessly collect all information connected to a song, including who wrote it, splits and publisher affiliations, as well as who played on the recordings. You can also help make sure you get paid and credited correctly by streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify.

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kerr-hazzard
VETERAN WRITERS HAZZARD & KERR RELEASE NEW ALBUMS

London, February 2016: Two veteran hit songwriters, Tony Hazzard and Richard Kerr, who between them have sold millions of recordings of their classic songs respectively, both have new solo albums being released.

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WORLD WIDE MUSIC CONTEST
WORLD WIDE MUSIC CONTEST LAUNCHES NEW SITE

London, January 2016: World Wide Music Contest (WWMC), the website dedicated to supporting emerging talents throughout the world through music contests, has announced the release of their new website, now online at worldwidemusicontest.com. After the success of the first edition in which 16 prizes were handed out to winners from all over the world, WWMC has opened the second contest and introduced new advanced services to further support musicians in their career. The winners will receive their prizes in money: €2000 euros for the best song and €1000 euros for the best video, they will get both a radio and video interview; the first will be broadcast several times on the WWMC web radio, the second posted on the website. The website is divided into three areas:

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Tin Pan Alley TV
NEW SONGWRITER TV SERIES LAUNCHES IN 2016

LONDON, December 2015: Tin Pan Alley TV is a 10 week series that will run on Showbiz TV (Sky 266) and other platforms early in 2016. There will be a set-up programme and a final programme with the eight-week series running in between. The series will be presented by broadcaster and songwriter Mike Read, produced by Scott Millaney and directed by a multi-award winning director whose name will be revealed in the New Year.

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