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20th Nov 2013
  • Terrific Independent retailer and perpetual hipster retreat Rough Trade has announced its Top 100 albums of the year, with John Grant’s ‘Pale Green Ghosts’ coming first, followed by Savages debut ‘Silence Yourself’ and Matthew E White LP ‘Bigger Inner’.
  • The Musicians Benevolent Fund has announced that the next deadline for its Emerging Excellence Awards is Monday 6th January. The fund offer grants of up to £3K to support the creative and career development of musicians, from bands to songwriters, rappers and string quartets- the only criteria is that applicants must be in “the early stages of a professional career and already be achieving significant impact in their field”.
15th Nov 2013
  • To celebrate the launch of PRS for Music’s ‘Music Makeover’ competition, we’ve chosen our favourite pubs and venues across the North East. “The North East is packed with bars and pubs that contribute to its renowned nightlife in amongst its proud heritage and culture, nestled amidst this smorgasbord of happenings is a fantastic collection of pubs that offer live music alongside our dedicated venues such as The Sage Gateshead,
13th Nov 2013
  • PRS for Music Foundation has announced the acts it has awarded grants to in the second round of the Momentum Music Fund, including a few familiar names such as These New Puritans, Bo Nigren and Soulsavers.
  • Spotify is reportedly close to securing a venture capital investment of £125m as Billy Bragg speaks out against its relationship with major labels and Founder Daniel Ek makes a further claim that the streaming platform is the answer to piracy and the future of artist revenues.
  • The Network of Women in Events (NOWIE) has announced its inaugural networking event at Alphabet City at The O2, London on November 21st. The initiative was put together by Head of Operations at Kilimanjaro Live Zac Fox and SC Production’s Sarah Cole with the aim of offering training and support to women at all levels in their careers in the events industry.
6th Nov 2013
  • Liverpool Sound City will explore the themes of football and style alongside music next year, with last year’s keynote speaker and Former Manager of The Rolling Stones Andrew Loog Oldham returning as lead curator. Sound City CEO David Pichilingi said: “The British music business is as much about style and football as it is about the music”.
  • Copyright terms in the UK have now officially extended from 50 to 70 years, with performers and musicians set to benefit in a range of ways. These include the much discussed "use it or lose it" clause, allowing artists to claim back their performance rights for recordings that are not being commercially exploited by labels. In addition, the "clean slate" provision now in effect means that producers can’t make deductions from payments such as advance royalties following publication of a recording.
  • The inaugural YouTube Music Awards took place on November 3rd this week and were appropriately streamed live in addition to perhaps being the only awards that could count Eminem alongside Macklemore & Ryan Lewis amongst its winners.
  • The Fly Magazine has announced that its first ever awards ceremony will take place in February next year and will reward “credible” artists. Taking place on at The Forum venue in Kentish Town, London on February 6 2014 to celebrate the 15th year of the free magazine, categories, shortlists, event sponsors and live performances will be announced soon.
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