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COOKING VINYL LAUNCHES NEW ROYALTY FIRM

London, November 2014: Cooking Vinyl Group has launched a new co-owned business venture - the Music Royalty Company (MRC). Set up to help labels and publishers cope with the exponential growth in data associated with music streaming, MRC's USP is the team's accountancy nous...

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The Who
The Who
PRESS RELEASE: BLUE PLAQUE HONOUR FOR THE WHO

LONDON, November 2014: A special Blue Plaque in honour of The Who will be unveiled by the Heritage Foundation on Sunday 16th November at the legendary Shepherds Bush club where the band first played over 50 years ago. The ceremony will be attended by friends and colleagues...

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Steve Levine
Steve Levine
MPG ANNOUNCES 2015 AWARDS NOMINEES

London, November 2014: Jake Gosling, Paul Epworth, Pharrell Williams and T-Bone Burnett are just some of the hugely influential producers who have made it onto the short list for the Music Producers Guild Awards 2015...

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City Showcase - Finding The Future
CITY SHOWCASE: FINDING THE FUTURE

LONDON, November 2014: City Showcase has announced the first free music industry event encouraging enterprise, creativity, employment and debate in the entertainment sector. Finding The Future will be held at the Apple Store on Regent Street, London W1 from Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th November 2014. The 3-day event, which runs from 2pm to 8:30pm on each day, provides a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs and jobseekers to meet, speak to, learn from and share ideas with leading music industry experts and peers...

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Jeremy Pritchard (Everything Everything), Emily Dixon (Fig + Sparrow), Jonathan Higgs (Everything Everything) <em>Photo by Shirlaine Forrest
Jeremy Pritchard (Everything Everything), Emily Dixon (Fig + Sparrow), Jonathan Higgs (Everything Everything) Photo by Shirlaine Forrest
PRS FOR MUSIC LAUNCHES 'SONGS FOR MANCHESTER'

Manchester UK, October 2014: Mercury Prize nominated trio GoGo Penguin joined critically acclaimed Everything Everything in the city's Northern Quarter to officially launch 'Songs for Manchester', a new initiative from PRS for Music - the organisation that represents over 100,000 songwriters and composers. Signed to Manchester indie label, Gondwana Records, GoGo Penguin's second album v2.0 has been shortlisted for Album of the Year at the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize while multi-award nominated indie rockers Everything Everything are currently writing their third studio album in the city...

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Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp
SONGWRITERS SET TO ROCK OUT IN VEGAS

The summer edition of Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas will feature a special Songwriting Camp running alongside the main RRFC event at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino from Thursday July 31st to Sunday August 3rd. Participants in this camp will spend time and pitch their songs to all the special guests and rock star counselors. We will be featuring many talented songwriters throughout the four days, including main RRFC producer and head counselor Joe Vitale who will be joined...

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Martina McBride
Martina McBride
CMA HOST MAJOR COUNTRY EVENTS IN UK & IRELAND

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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ELTON JOHN
ELTON LEADS CELEBRATION OF BRITISH SONGWRITING IN HYDE PARK

On Friday 12th July, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time in Hyde Park to celebrate a great evening of British songwriters, as AEG Live and the Royal Parks confirm Elton John & his band as the headline act. Also on the bill will be former Kinks frontman, Ray Davies, along with Elvis Costello who will both perform full sets with their own bands...

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AND IN THE END - THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOHN LENNON
JOHN LENNON & DORY PREVIN INSPIRE NEW PLAYS

Two plays based on the lives of two iconic music & songwriting legends are currently playing in London's West End. "And In The End: The Death And Life of John Lennon" is currently on at Jermyn Street Theatre until June 1st, while "Beware Of Young Girls: The Dory Previn Story" debuts at The St. James Studio on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May...

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ICMP, The Carnabys, Crystal Seagulls
INSTITUTE STUDENTS WIN SLOTS AT TOP ROCK FESTS

Two bands whose members include former students of NW London music college The Institute (ICMP) have won performance slots at two of the biggest British music festivals of the summer...

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Richard Buskin - Classic Tracks
'CLASSIC TRACKS' BOOK SPOTLIGHTS SEMINAL RECORDINGS

Sample Magic has announced the publication of its latest book, Richard Buskin's Classic Tracks. What really went on behind the doors of the world's top studios while recording The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Nirvana and R.E.M.? How did producers and engineers deal with the legendary egos of Oasis and Paul Simon...?

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Joe Brown
JOE BROWN'S UKULELE ALBUM & LONNIE DONEGAN BIOG

Two British musical legends who started out in the late 50's are featured on album and in book form, in the shape of Joe Brown who has a brand new album out; and his much-missed old pal Lonnie Donegan, who is the subject of a new biography by acclaimed music writer Patrick Humphries...

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Steve Miller Band
STEVE MILLER BAND RE-ISSUES & EUROPEAN TOUR

Edsel Records have reissued the first five albums by the Steve Miller Band, originally released on Capitol/EMI between 1968 and 1970, and now issued in special Digipak editions. The albums released on October 8th include Children of the Future (1968), Sailor (1968), Brave New World (1969), Your Saving Grace (1969) and Number 5 (1970)...

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Marc Bolan - Ride A White Swan
NEW MARC BOLAN BIOG & TRIBUTE SHOW FOR 35th ANNIVERSARY

"RIDE A WHITE SWAN - The lives and death of Marc Bolan" by Lesley-Ann Jones is published by Hodder on 13th September 2012 in hardback and eBook, priced £19.99. At the peak of his popularity Marc Bolan was outselling many other stars, and yet, relatively little is really known about this hypnotic and enigmatic star. In her new biography, respected music journalist and broadcaster Lesley-Ann Jones is given access to those who knew Bolan best, and paints a vivid and revealing portrait of him...

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City Showcase
CITY SHOWCASE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS IN OCTOBER

City Showcase: London 2012 celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The 5-day live music festival, supported by SongLink among others, will take place in central London and Soho between October 9th-13th. Since 2003, the growing list of alumni who've performed their first live gigs on a City Showcase stage include Amy Winehouse, Keane, Gabriella Cilmi, Razorlight, Laura Marling, Ray LaMontagne, Newton Faulkner, and Hot Chip...

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PPL
PPL LICENSING INCOME EXCEEDS £150m

London, June 14: PPL, the UK music licensing company, working on behalf of record companies and performers, today announced its financial results for the year ending December 2011 at the company's AGM, which took place at music venue and arts gallery Kings Place in London...

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The Great Gatsby
STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL SIGNS ANDY BURROWS FOR PUBLISHING

London, June 7th: Strictly Confidential UK has signed former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows to an exclusive global publishing agreement.The artist, known for his global hits 'America' and 'Before I Fall To Pieces', which he co-wrote during his time with Razorlight, left the band in 2009. He released his debut solo album 'I Am Arrows' and went on to join We Are Scientists, which he continues to be a member of...

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The Great Gatsby
JAY Z, KANYE & MANZANERA TEAM FOR GATSBY TRAILER

London, June 1st: The soundtrack for the trailer of Baz Luhrmann's forthcoming remake of The Great Gatsby features 'No Church In The Wild', one of the standout tracks on Jay Z and Kanye West's new album which heavily features the driving, powerful guitar riff of Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera. The film trailer was released on Tuesday, as was the dynamic new video for 'No Church In The Wild', shot in Prague...

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Jean Michel Jarre
Jean Michel Jarre
BMG RIGHTS ACQUIRES FRANCIS DREYFUS MUSIC

PARIS/BERLIN, 30 May 2012 - BMG Rights Management (BMG) and leading French independent music company Francis Dreyfus Music (Dreyfus) today announced a definitive agreement under which BMG has acquired Dreyfus. Founded in 1970 by Francis Dreyfus and headquartered in Paris (France), Dreyfus is an independent French music publishing and recording company...

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Krystina Myles
Krystina Myles
EX-BUSKER KRYSTINA MYLES HOPES TO RAISE £250K+ FOR CHARITY

Krystina Myles is not your average musician. She's a young, extraordinarily gifted singer song-writer who got her start playing on the streets of musically celebrated Manchester, slowly but steadily building a repertoire of original material and an avid fan base to go with it...

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Rhythms of the Earth
GUY CHAMBERS, DAVID STARK & OTHERS ON MBF CONTEST JURY

Songwriter, producer and musician Guy Chambers will chair the jury at the annual Musicians Benevolent Fund Songwriting Awards Showcase Final on Wednesday 23rd May. Three-time Ivor Novello Award winner Paul Barry, hit writer Andy Hill (Celine Dion, Westlife, Cher etc) plus SongLink editor & publisher David Stark will join him on the panel. Previous winners of the £5,000 award include The Wombats and Hannah Rei...

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Rhythms of the Earth
RHYTHMS OF THE EARTH SINGLE FOR WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

In 1987 renowned record producer Vic Coppersmith-Heaven (The Jam etc), musician Nick Glennie-Smith and composer/producer Kenny Young formed the group Gentlemen Without Weapons. Together they recorded the album 'Transmissions'. It used natural sounds from the environment instead of standard musical instruments and was picked up by UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) as a theme for many of their conferences...

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GGraham gouldman - Daylight
10cc's GOULDMAN DEDICATES NEW SINGLE & ALBUM TO ANDREW GOLD

On June 4th 2012, 10cc legend Graham Gouldman will release 'Daylight', his first new solo single in twelve years. Dedicated to Gouldman's former Wax partner Andrew Gold, with whom he recorded four albums between 1984 and 1990, 'Daylight' is taken from his forthcoming solo album 'Love & Work', due for release in August 2012...

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Gabrielle Aplin on stage at The Music Cafe, Sundance London
Gabrielle Aplin on stage at The Music Cafe, Sundance London
ASCAP SUPPORTS SUNDANCE IN LONDON

For many years ASCAP has had a relationship with the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, curating the Music Cafe. ASCAP London were very proud to be associated with the inaugural Sundance London event last weekend, April 26th-29th at The O2 centre, London...

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HENLEY - University of Reading
HENLEY MBA FACULTY TO HOST MUSIC AND BRANDS SEMINAR

Following the launch of Henley Business School's "MBA for the Music Industry" at Midem earlier this year, the course has received outstanding widespread endorsement with applications already well underway and exceeding expectations. The unique programme is the brainchild of Professor John Board, Dean Of Henley and Industry Executive Helen Gammons and will be delivered over 2 - 3 years to enable industry related professionals to continue with their busy work schedules...

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ICMP Songwriting BA Degree
INSTITUTE LAUNCHES NEW SONGWRITING DEGREE

London, March 2012 The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance has announced the launch of their new three year BA Honours degree in Songwriting. As part of the Institute's rapidly growing Songwriting programme, the course is focused on developing each songwriter's unique 'creative voice', combining both the craft and skill of songwriting with the entrepreneurial and business skills required to create a rewarding career in the music industry...

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Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
BRUNO MARS SIGNS WITH BMG RIGHTS

NEW YORK / BERLIN, 21 March 2012 - BMG Chrysalis US announced today that it has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Bruno Mars. The multi-talented singer/songwriter/producer/musician's debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans has earned 36 Platinum certifications worldwide...

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Phil Galdston
Phil Galdston
IMAGEM MUSIC USA SIGNS PHIL GALDSTON

London, March 2012 - Imagem Music USA, home to the Elvis Presley and Sammy Cahn catalogues as well as Ludacris, Phil Collins, Genesis and more, has signed a worldwide, multi-year administration and co-publishing agreement with songwriter/producer Phil Galdston...

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L-R: Sina Wahnschaffe (BMG), Simon King (Covert Music Management), Maik Pallasch (BMG), Nick Coler, Florian Schrödter (BMG A&R)
L-R: Sina Wahnschaffe (BMG), Simon King (Covert Music Management), Maik Pallasch (BMG), Nick Coler, Florian Schrödter (BMG A&R)
BMG RIGHTS SIGNS NICK COLER

Berlin, March 2012: BMG Rights Management has announced the signing of British songwriter and producer Nick Coler. Nick has been a versatile and prolific songwriter, producer, and musician for the last 30 years, working with artists and bands from the UK Britpop scene to US rock star Alice Cooper...

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Labrinth will produce the winning track
Labrinth will produce the winning track
SENNHEISER OFFERS UNIQUE 'MASTERS OF SOUND' OPPORTUNITY

Masters of Sound, an exciting new initiative from leading audio manufacturer Sennheiser, aims to bring together both established and aspiring musicians in their passion for sound, as the company begins a three-month Facebook campaign to create the perfect "sound test track" for their new headphones...

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BMG Rights Managment, R2M Music
BMG RIGHTS ACQUIRES R2M MUSIC

BERLIN, 01 March 2012 - BMG Rights Management (BMG) announced today the completion of a transaction whereby BMG acquired the assets of R2M Music (Lux) S.a.r.l ("R2M")...

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Kim Frankiewicz
KIM FRANKIEWICZ TO BE NEW IMAGEM MUSIC MD

London, February 27th 2012 - Kim Frankiewicz has been appointed UK Managing Director of Imagem Music, the pop music publishing arm of Imagem...

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Andrew Miller
ANDREW MILLER 1946 - 2012

Andrew Miller, concert promoter and founder of the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy fund-raising committee, died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family on Thursday, 16th February 2012...

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Alex Orbison and Roy Orbison, Jr.
ORBISON SONS TAKE OVER ROY'S LEGACY

Nashville, TN: Orbison Enterprises is under new leadership following the late 2011 death of Barbara Orbison. Barbara and Roy Orbison's sons Alex and Roy Jr. have taken the helm and will be directing the family estate, catalog, and publishing companies...

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UNI Music League
UNI MUSIC LEAGUE - NEW STUDENT CONTEST LAUNCHES

UML is the first official live music platform that connects universities across London (and the whole of UK in the future) in a single music challenge. Competitive platforms in terms of sports and academia have been already successfully established...

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Uniform Beat
PLAYGROUND MUSIC LAUNCHES UNIFORM BEAT

Stockholm, Sweden: Playground Music, the biggest independent music company across Scandinavia, now launches a new electronic dance music label, Uniform Beat. Some of the new acts presented at MIDEM 2012 include...

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HENLEY - University of Reading
HENLEY BUSINESS SCHOOL OFFERS MUSIC BIZ MBA

Henley Business School MBA for the Music Industry will be hosting an exclusive launch party, aboard a beautiful Sunseeker yacht during Midem 2012. The launch will take place in Cannes harbour adjacent to the Palais...

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FM co-manager Adrian Bell; FM members Jem Davis and Steve Overland; FM co-manager Steve Strange; Peermusic European President Nigel Elderton; FM members Pete Jupp, Merv Goldsworthy and Jim Kirkpatrick; Peermusic Head of Business Affairs Allan Dann
FM SIGN WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING DEAL WITH DARK GREEN / PEERMUSIC

British rock band FM have signed a worldwide publishing deal with Dark Green Music / Peermusic who will administer the rights for works on FM's 2010 album METROPOLIS and future works...

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Glenn Friedman of The Music Umbrella
ALT-ROCK BAND PALE PARTNERS WITH IMG UK

Deer Park, Texas (November 1, 2011) - Pale, the progressive musical brotherhood of four and flagship artist of newly formed A-Blake Records, LLC, has announced a world-wide agreement with the United Kingdom's Independent Music Group (IMG) to handle all international music sub-publishing...

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Rock 
									Chorus presents Sing It Back
MAJOR ARTISTS SET FOR SING IT BACK CHARITY

The three counties very own community choir "Rock Chorus" have attracted some major international names to appear with them at what looks set to be the biggest music entertainment extravaganza the area has seen for many years...

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Celtic Tenors
CELTIC TENORS NEW ALBUM & TOUR

The Celtic Tenors have had world wide success and have become global phenomenon's touring consistently over the past ten years, which has seen them become Irish superstars all across the globe...

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Simon Clothier
Simon Clothier
SIMON CLOTHIER SIGNS WITH UNIVERSAL/GENEPOOL

The past few years have seen the public embrace artists who sum up part of their everyday lives. We have had The Priests, The Soldiers, The Nurses, and even The Fisherman. Now the ukulele playing Simon Clothier...

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'Mixed Blessings' Sheena Coote
SHEENA COOTE NEW ALBUM "MIXED BLESSINGS"

Sheena Coote is a semi-professional composer and who lives in a small cottage on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border (UK) with her husband, young daughter and a small menagerie of animals...

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D-Pop co-write camp
DENMARK'S D-POP CELEBRATES 20th CO-WRITE CAMP

For the 20th time, TG Publishing recently held its famous D-pop Co-writing Camp and it was a huge success. This year TG Publishing invited the top A&R's from South Korea's SM Entertainment, Chris Lee and Hanna Cho, along with top hit writers like Erik Lidbom, Winston Sela, Anderz Wrethov...

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Shane Board
Shane Board
POP FOR DIABETES SINGLE

UK pop singer Shane Board has a new single set for release in September titled 'Your Day Will Come' produced by Simon Elis, with all proceeds going to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Shane runs the Pop for Diabetes annual charity ball which is sponsored by OK Magazine...

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Music Publishers Association
CHRIS BUTLER ELECTED MPA CHAIRMAN

MPA members voted at the meeting to elect Chris Butler as MPA Chairman. Butler, Head of Publishing - Worldwide at Music Sales Ltd had previously served three years as Deputy Chairman of the MPA, having first been elected to that post at the MPA's 2008 AGM...

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Diane Warren
Diane Warren
DIANE WARREN LINKS WITH UNIVERSAL

Los Angeles, CA - Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, has entered into a multi-faceted agreement with renowned songwriter and prolific hitmaker Diane Warren...

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Totally House Event Management
EVENTS COMPANY 'THEM' RELOCATES TO UK

Totally House Event Management appropriately uses a "Disco" ball in their logo, so there"s no mistake recognising this as an entertainment company, but one with a difference...

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Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
CLIFF RICHARD SOUL ALBUM & UK TOUR

London, 9th May 2011; The live tour and album concept conceived by television star and music producer David Gest, Sir Cliff Richard will duet with more than ten soul legends on a brand new album (and tour featuring selected artists from the record) for EMI Music which will be produced by renowned Motown songwriters: Lamont Dozier...

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London Blues Festival Logo
LONDON BLUES FESTIVAL 2011

Shades of Soul are delighted to announce the inaugural London Blues Festival this year from 15-22 May 2011. The festival will be held at a number of venues throughout the capital and will endeavour to highlight the extraordinary talent both here in the UK and internationally. We intend to make it a major annual music event, expanding its scope every year.

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Michael Fuller, Jonathan Quarmby, Tommy D, Karen Emanuel, James McGuiness
L-R: Michael Fuller (Aim), Jonathan Quarmby (AWAL), Tommy D, Karen Emanuel (Key Production), James McGuiness (Absolute Marketing)
MPG HOSTS DIY RECORD EVENT

London, UK: Investigating the ins and outs of starting your own DIY record company is proving to be a popular topic as the Music Producers Guild discovered when it held its second DIY Event at Metropolis Studios in London on March 30th. The event built on the sell-out success of the first DIY event, which took place at the end of last year. This time the theme was distribution and pressing, with a panel of experts giving valuable advice that really got into the nitty-gritty of this important subject.

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Bill Whelan and Brendan Graham
Bill Whelan and Brendan Graham
IMRO ACADEMY LAUNCHED IN IRELAND

Bill Whelan, best known as the composer of Riverdance and Brendan Graham the co-author of the hugely successful song, 'You Raise Me Up' became the first inductees to the new IMRO Academy which was launched by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) this week.The IMRO Academy's mission is to celebrate and mark the successes of Ireland's iconic songwriters and composers who have made a very significant cultural and social impact in Ireland and/or internationally. Two IMRO members will be inducted into the Academy each year.

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Paul Woolf, Richard Boote and David Ravden
Paul Woolf, Richard Boote and David Ravden
AIR STUDIOS ANNOUNCES MAJOR RESTRUCTURE

31st March 2011 - Air Studios comprising of Air and Strongroom Studios, Air Post Production, Air Mastering, Air Management, Stronghire and Strongroom Bar & Kitchen has undergone a major restructure. Richard Boote has confirmed his relationship with Paul Woolf and David Ravden who become joint owners and Directors of the Air Group. A new company, the Air Entertainment Group has been formed to manage the existing businesses (Air and Strongroom Studios, Air Post Production, Air Management, Air Mastering, Stronghire and the Strongroom Bar & Kitchen) and to act as the vehicle for the development of new businesses that will take Air from a facilities company to a content creation business.

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Music Publishers Association
MPA PARTNERS WITH UKTI & BPI FOR TRADE MISSIONS

London, March 17th 2011 - The Music Publishers Association (MPA) has announced a new partnership with UKTI & The BPI, which will see them become one of the driving forces behind high profile UK trade missions to Los Angeles and Tokyo later this year. This is the first time that the MPA has taken an organisational role in these annual trade missions, which give UK companies unrivalled access to leading figures in two of the world's key music markets. The LA Synch Licensing Mission will take place between 6 and 8 June and will be attended by around 40 UK delegates.

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MusicTank
MUSICTANK LIVE MUSIC COURSE LAUNCHED

MusicTank has partnered with Andy Inglis, the hugely respected co-creator and manager of north London venue The Luminaire to create a live industry course, "Get Plugged In: Live Music, Promotion and Venue Management." Designed as a much needed best-practice roadmap of the processes involved in live music promoting and venue management, the six part course draws on Inglis' two decades of experience, sharing lessons learned and highlighting the pitfalls plaguing promoters and venue operators UK wide. The course will cover an extensive range of topics concerning venue owners, promoters and programmers such as promotion, ticketing, legislative issues as well as the future issues facing Britain's venues.

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City Showcase: Spotlight London
FIRST BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR CITY SHOWCASE EVENT

City Showcase, the year-round music festival promoting the talent of the future, has today pre-announced the first five artists on the bill of its centre-piece event, Spotlight London, in the West End from 4 - 8 May 2011.The early-bird five were selected to perform at the five day new music event from the hundreds of applications that were made via the gig booking website www.sonicbids.com.

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Jamie Hartman and Pam Sheyne
Jamie Hartman & Pam Sheyne
REVERB MUSIC SIGNS TOP WRITERS

Reverb Music (UK) ends another successful year on a high note with key signings Jamie Hartman, Pam Sheyne and Peter Gordeno. Talented writer/producer/musician Pete Gordeno (Il Divo, Ben's Brother, Shaheen) re-signs an exclusive worldwide agreement, whilst the prolific LA-based Pam Sheyne (Corinne Bailey Rae, Seal, Saturdays) inks a new administration deal for the world outside the US. The return of singer/songwriter Jamie Hartman (Ben's Brother, Joss Stone, Westlife, The Wanted) to Reverb following his stint at Universal is seen as a major coup for the indie publisher.

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ASCAP
COLDPLAY COLLECTS BIG ASCAP ACCOLADES IN LONDON

London, UK / New York, NY, October 13, 2010: ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) held its 30th annual Awards tonight at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Hosted by ASCAP Senior Vice President, International Roger Greenaway and Vice President, Membership Seán Devine, the gala dinner and awards presentation honored those songwriter, composer and publisher members of PRS for Music - the UK's Performing Right Society - whose repertory is licensed by ASCAP and was among its most performed works in the U.S. during 2009.

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Elton John and Leon Russell
Niclass Björlund, Stefan Grahl,
John Aagaard & Thomas Sherer
BMG ACQUIRES 50% OF TG PUBLISHING CATALOGUE

Berlin/Copenhagen, October 07, 2010 - TG Publishing from Denmark has entered into a global partnership with BMG Rights Management for their entire catalogue. As part of the deal, BMG acquired 50% of the catalogue and will sub-publish the remaining 50% in addition to future works.

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Elton John and Leon Russell
Elton John & Leon Russell
ELTON & LEON UNITE FOR BBC ELECTRIC PROMS

In a unique performance for the BBC, multi-Grammy Award-winning superstar Sir Elton John is teaming up with Leon Russell and their young fans Plan B and Rumer to celebrate Sir Elton and Leon's classic songs and launch the BBC Radio 2 Electric Proms. The first of three...

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ASCAP
Gianluca Paganelli - Tango
GIANLUCA PAGANELLI "TANGO" OUT OCTOBER 4TH

Following their world wide joint venture and admin deal with Imagem Music in winter 2009, Mission Publishing and Recordings are set to launch on September 19th, the first act on their new label, Mission Recordings Ltd., and in keeping with the creative nature of its founder Sir Harry Cowell...

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ASCAP
ASCAP LAUNCHES APP FOR iPHONE, iPAD & iPOD TOUCH

New York, NY, September 2, 2010: John A. LoFrumento, CEO of ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), has announced the launch of ASCAP Mobile, a new app for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®. The app provides...

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Don Black, OBE
Don Black, OBE
DON BLACK TO BE NAMED BMI ICON

LONDON, September 2, 2010 - Songwriter Don Black, OBE will be honored as a BMI Icon at the U.S. performing right organization's annual London Awards. The ceremony is Tuesday, October 5 at London's Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane...

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Billy Preston
Billy Preston
MUSIC LEGEND BILLY PRESTON'S ENDANGERED LEGACY

Los Angeles, CA - (September 1, 2010) - Legendary musician Billy Preston died in tragic circumstances reminiscent of Michael Jackson a little over four years ago. Had he lived, the musical prodigy would have celebrated his 64th birthday on September 2, 2010...

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Peermusic
PEERMUSIC ACQUIRES JOHN CARTER MUSIC

Peermusic UK have acquired the rights to the John Carter Music catalogue and its sister record label Sunny Records which includes international hits such as 'Beach Baby' by First Class which was a number one single in the USA...

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Music Producers Guild (UK)
LIPA GRADUATE WINS INAUGURAL MUSIC PRODUCERS GUILD PRIZE

London, UK: Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts graduate Henrik Barman Michelsen has become the first person to receive the Music Producers Guild (UK) Prize - a new prize aimed at rewarding the most promising student to graduate from LIPA's Sound Technology degree course...

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MUSEX Music Export Finland
THE 21ST MUSIC & MEDIA FINLAND CONFERENCE OFFERS OUTSTANDING SPEAKERS AND NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

The Music & Media Finland conference is bringing music industry makers and shakers together in the Finnish industrial city of Tampere for the 21st time. It is not only providing what you might expect from one of the world's longest-established music-business conferences, but also broadening its range of services and seeking to strengthen its market position internationally...

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