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  • Approximately five minutes after the first ever The Fly Awards, MAMA has abruptly announced that the free monthly magazine is to close after 15 years in business as a result of “current market conditions”.
  • 26th Nov 2013

    PRS for Music Makeover

    PRS for Music has launched this year’s ‘Music Makeover’ 2013 competition which gives one lucky pub the chance to win £10,000 to revamp their live music facilities with equipment from music retailer GAK. There are also 10 runner up prizes of £200 GAK vouchers to be won.
  • 4th Sep 2013

    BMG Making Waves

    In industry deals news, The Gen goes on a transatlantic trawl- this one isn’t going to run and run like the EMI sale but it’s a significant development Stateside. BMG is to partner up with Primary Wave Music in a venture that will see the two companies operate a joint artist services business in North America.
  • Industry Trade Association BASCA has announced an event that aims to help songwriters and composers in exploring opportunities in soundtracks and syncs, with a line-up including Nitin Sawhney and Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll, who has had a bunch of tracks licensed to critically acclaimed films including video game adaption Mortal Kombat- a film based on a series of ultraviolent computer games with characters such as ‘Johnny Cage’ and ‘Reptile’.
  • 6th Aug 2013

    BPI bids you g’day

    The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) are teaming up with the Music Publishers Association (MPA) and launching their first ever trade mission to Australia. The event is happening from 7th-11th October and is a five-day programme taking in Sydney and Melbourne and aiming to deliver a fast track course on how the industry works down under.
  • Independent global rights agency Merlin turned five this week and will celebrate building up a membership of 20,000 labels with a collective catalogue of three million tracks.After launching in 2008, key indies including Beggars, Warp and Domino swiftly signed up, with Merlin going on to battle everything from Myspace (for jumping into bed with only the majors) to the Universal takeover of EMI (for literally wanting to kick every other label out of bed).
  • The Government has this week released £150,000 to help kick start the ‘Copyright Hub’, a proposed one-stop shop aimed at simplifying online copyright processes. The PRS, PPL and BBC have already pledged support and are amongst 12 organisations offering services to help get it off the ground.
  • BMG may have lost out to Warner on the Parlophone sale last week but the group has reportedly snapped up Sanctuary from Universal for around £40m, as the divestment deals surrounding the EMI takeover continue to rumble throughout the recording and publishing sectors.
  • PRS for Music has launched a new initiative aimed at the dance music community, following research showing that dance music artists, producers and composers have less connection to the rights body and are frequently losing out on royalty payments.
  • PRS for Music has published a festive Top 50 of the most played Christmas songs in the past two years – who do you think made it to Number One? Unsurprisingly, the list favours Shakin Stevens over Sufjan Stevens despite the songwriter releasing numerous fantastic alternative Christmas EPs over the years.
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