Music business

Universal’s Virgin Music enters global partnership with Australian band Mushroom

The Virgin Music Label & Artist Services (VLMAS) division of Universal Music Group has entered into a global partnership with Australia’s largest group of independent labels, Mushroom, to support and distribute the releases of Mushroom artists worldwide, outside Australia and New Zealand. The Mushroom label division remains 100% independently owned and its established ANZ operations […]

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Kartel – Head of Digital Marketing and Advertising (UK)

Kartel Music Group is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Digital Marketing & Advertising Manager to join its growing music marketing and services agency. The Digital Marketing and Publicity Manager role will work closely with a roster of independent artists and label clients who will drive their digital marketing, social media and content goals […]

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Anghami set to list on NASDAQ as SPAC shareholders approve merger

Spotify’s prominent rival in the Middle East, Anghami, is set to become a NASDAQ-listed company. In March 2021, Anghami entered into a definitive merger agreement with Vistas Media Acquisition Company, a publicly traded Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC), with the agreement expected to result in Anghami listing on NASDAQ in New York. . The way […]

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Sony Music acquires Bob Dylan’s recorded music catalog

Sony Music Entertainment (SME) has acquired Bob Dylan’s entire catalog of recorded music. SME has also acquired the rights to several future new releases, in what the company calls “a major expansion” of its six-decade relationship with the legendary artist. The deal, which SME calls a “historic deal”, reached in July 2021 and includes the […]

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Big investors are pouring money into the music business – Billboard

Less than a month after a $54 billion stock split by Universal Music Group (UMG), three of the world’s biggest private equity players – KKR, Blackstone and Apollo Global Management – are making billion dollar bets dollars on the music sector. KKR, which has $429 billion in assets under management and announced in March that […]

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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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Travis Barker signs global publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music

Warner Chappell Music has signed an exclusive worldwide administration deal with musician, record producer, songwriter and pop-punk icon Travis Barker. Known as the drummer of the hugely influential multi-platinum band Blink-182, Barker has also found success with his Transplants and +44 outfits, alongside a prolific solo career. Crossing multiple musical genres, he co-wrote and produced […]

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Music Business returns to offices – Billboard

Edited by Frank DiGiacomo With low COVID infection rates (so far) and high vaccination rates in major music business hubs in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville, companies across various industry sectors are taking steps to get their American workforce safely back to the office while monitoring news about the Delta variant of the virus. […]

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Cat Kreidich named chairman of Warner’s ADA

There has been a big change at Warner Music Group (WMG). Cat Kreidich has been promoted to president of ADA Worldwide, the independent label and artist services arm of WMG, just months after joining the company from Sony Music. The respected executive will now oversee a number of operations at Warner that serve the independent […]

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Industry leaders to discuss the future of the music industry in UCLA’s virtual event series

The global music industry has seen dramatic changes in 2020. This fall, a series of virtual events hosted by the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music will explore the current state and future of the music industry from perspective from industry leaders and influencers. The program, LA is ringing now, will begin Oct. 6 with […]