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Country music icon Crystal Gayle blows through Texas again

With such a long career under her renowned skin, country music icon Crystal Gayle’s little time off since 2020 is just a blip on her touring record. In September, she gave her first three performances since the start of the pandemic and is heading to the Brauntex Theater in New Braunfels for her fourth on […]

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Tori Amos: The music industry is a toxic environment for women | People

Tori Amos thinks the music industry can be a “toxic environment” for women. The 58-year-old thinks female artists are often pitted against each other and sometimes fall victim to the ‘system’. She said: “When you’re on your first, second, third record, and you’re not established enough yet, you can be pitted against each other. “People […]

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Roblox strikes a deal with music publishers

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) and video game platform Roblox have reached an agreement that settles any prior claims against Roblox. The deal also “lays the foundation for future partnerships with global publishers that will unlock new creative and business opportunities on its platform,” according to a statement released by the NMPA today (September […]

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Crescendo, a music business workshop series, begins October 5

The Ella Project, an artist services organization providing legal assistance and pro bono business services to the cultural community of New Orleans, presents Crescendo, a seven-week music business workshop series beginning on Tuesday, October 5., at the New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade Ave. Co-presented with the New Orleans Jazz Museum and OffBeat Media, Crescendo […]

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Warner Music Group – Director, Global Catalog Marketing (UK)

At Warner Music Group, we care about our employees. Our global company is made up of skilled, passionate and creative individuals. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute and grow. We believe in the value of every individual and encourage applications from people of any age, […]

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The 2021 A&R Awards: the finalists revealed!

Britain’s music industry’s finest night is on its way: on the evening of Tuesday 9 November, the A&R Awards 2021 in association with Abbey Road Studios – presented by MBW – will take place in central London. Held at the De Vere Grand Connaught venues in Holborn/Covent Garden, all lounge tables for this year’s event […]

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The creation of MS Subbulakshmi, the music icon

On MS Subbulakshmi’s 105th birthday, a look at how his music has transcended barriers of language, region and religion ‘Swara raga sudharasa yuta bhakti svargapavargamu ra…’ says Tyagaraja in his Sankarabharanam kriti. He says that bhakti in unison with the nectar of swara and raga confers salvation. In another composition, “Nadaloludai”, in raga Kalyanavasantam, he […]

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Reservoir signs global deal with Joni Mitchell

Reservoir Media has signed a new contract with music icon Joni Mitchell, which sees the company become the global administrator of its publishing catalog. The catalog of the singer-songwriter winner of nine Grammy Awards has been previously administered by Sony Music Publishing, following a global agreement hit 24 years ago in 1997. Mitchell’s third studio […]

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Round Hill Music – Label Royalty Services Coordinator (USA)

Round Hill Music (RHM) is a full-service creative music company primarily focused on music publishing. The company operates a music publishing division, synchronization and royalty administration, a music production library business, a label and label services division as well as a Nashville songwriter services group with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and London. […]

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Primary Wave – Creative Sync Coordinator (US)

Primary Wave Music is the world’s leading independent publisher of iconic and legendary music. The company is home to some of the most iconic songwriters, artists and record labels in recorded music history, including Bob Marley, Stevie Nicks, Smokey Robinson, Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Sun Records and many more. Throughout the company’s 15-year history, Primary […]

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Look Away examines sexual abuse in the music industry

The lyrics are cheeky: “I slept with Sable when she was 13,” sings Iggy Pop. Ted Nugent had a song called “Jailbait” about the same girl. “Sable” was Sable Starr, one of many young girls drawn to the dangerous glamor of the Los Angeles rock ‘n’ roll scene in the early 1970s. marvels the songwriter […]

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YouTube Music surpasses 50 million subscribers

MBW’s Stat Of The Week is a series in which we highlight a data point that deserves the attention of the global music industry. Stat Of the Week is supported by Music Group Fivea technology-driven record label, distribution and rights management company. Beware of Spotify. Last June, YouTube’s global head of music, Lyor Cohen, suggested […]