Connie Constance announces debut album, English Rose
Connie Constance has announced that she will release her debut album, ‘English Rose’, next month. It features as its titleRead more.
Grandmaster Flash among winners of this year’s Polar Music Prize
Grandmaster Flash, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and music charity The Playing For Change Foundation have been named the winners of thisRead more.
One Liners: Swedish House Mafia, Dua Lipa, Jessie Ware, more
Other notable announcements and developments today… • Swedish House Mafia have signed a new record deal with Sony’s Columbia label.Read more.
Idles “appropriating a working class voice”, says Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson
Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson is not averse to bad-mouthing other bands – even if they refuse to take the bait.Read more.
Job ad: TEG Live – Tour Accountant (Sydney, Australia)
TEG Live is a dynamic and diverse promoter of live content across many genres, including music, sport, family entertainment, esportsRead more.
Job ad: Secretly Group – Project Manager (London)
Secretly Group is looking for a motivated, ambitious and enthusiastic Project Manager to join its London team. 2-4 years of musicRead more.
Universal Music announces INgrooves acquisition
Universal Music yesterday announced it was acquiring independent distribution company INgrooves in a deal which will significantly boost the mega-major’sRead more.
21 Savage to be released from custody today, pending deportation hearing
Still awaiting a court ruling on accusations that he has been living in the USA illegally, 21 Savage has beenRead more.
Katy Perry removes ‘racist’ shoes from sale
Katy Perry has removed a pair of shoes from her fashion line, after their design was dubbed racist. The musicianRead more.
ISM launches new series of how to guides
The Incorporated Society Of Musicians yesterday announced the launch of a new series of resources for its members offering practicalRead more.
HMV’s Oxford Street shop among those to close
The list of HMV shops that will close, following a rescue deal agreed earlier this week, has been published. AmongRead more.
New lawsuits seek to force labels to return old recordings to artists
Two potentially explosive lawsuits have been filed in the US targeting Sony Music and Universal Music. Both are set toRead more.
21 Savage confirms he is British, says he’s lived in the US since he was seven
US-based rapper 21 Savage has confirmed that he was indeed born in the UK, following his arrest and the beginningRead more.
Cathy Dennis signs to Sony/ATV
Sony/ATV has signed a new worldwide publishing deal with songwriter extraordinaire Cathy Dennis. The deal sees her return to theRead more.
Mad Decent partners with Big Deal
Big Deal Music and Diplo’s Mad Decent Publishing have entered into a new agreement. It will see music publisher BigRead more.
CMU Insights: Sign up for seminars on licensing and the music rights sector
The latest round of CMU Insights evening seminars kicked off earlier this week putting the spotlight on all things musicRead more.
Billy Bragg announces three night residency tour
Billy Bragg has announced UK and Ireland tour dates for later this year, which will see him take up residencyRead more.
One Liners: Zach Katz, Festicket, Bauer, more
Other notable announcements and developments today… • Former BMG President Zach Katz has teamed up with Scooter Braun’s Ithaca HoldingsRead more.
Pet Shop Boys tackle Brexit and Trump on new song, Give Stupidity A Chance
The Pet Shop Boys have taken aim at Brexit and the leading political campaigners for it, as well as theRead more.
HMV deal saves 100 stores
So, if you ever want to predict who will own the HMV UK business next, turns out you just needRead more.