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Tom Gray replaces Crispin Hunt as the new Chair of The Ivors Academy

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Composer, musician and campaigner Tom Gray has been elected as the new Chair of The Ivors Academy by the Board of the London-based organisation that represents songwriters and composers in the UK. 

Gray, who is the former leader singer of British band Gomez, replaces Crispin Hunt who stepped down last week after five years at the helm.  Gray was a leading voice for creators in the #FixStreaming and #BrokenRecord campaigns, which led to an inquiry into the economics of music streaming by...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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BMG signs US producer and performer Mustard to a global recordings agreement

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American producer and artist Mustard, a.k.a. Dijon Isaiah McFarlane, has signed a new global recordings agreement with BMG, which will distribute his fourth studio album, 'Faith of a Mustard Seed', on July 26.

Mustard said, "I’m happy to join forces with BMG, a company known for its dedication to nurturing artistic independence, integrity, and innovation. Together, we’ll continue to push the boundaries of creativity and deliver groundbreaking music that resonates with audiences worldwide." ...

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ACT elects new Board as Sky’s Cécile Frot-Coutaz is reappointed as President; Niklas Lagergren joins as Advisor

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The Members of the Association of Commercial Television and Video on Demand Services in Europe (ACT) have elected a new ACT Board at the Annual General Assembly that took place in Brussels on 19 June 2024.

The new Board Members, elected for a period of two years, are: Carolina Lorenzon (Mediaset S.p.A.) as Chair of the Board; Christophe Roy (CANAL+); Joanna O'Sullivan (ITV plc); Claus Grewenig (RTL Group); Jean-Baptiste Amilhat (Sky plc); Marie Marzin (TF1 Group); Mélanie Amilhat (Paramount...

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Carín León’s Socios Music inks partnership with Virgin Music Group and Island Records

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Socios Music, the record label set up by Mexican Singer and songwriter Carín León, has entered into a partnership with Virgin Music Group and Island Records to release new music.

León is known for songs such as 'Como Lo Hice Yo', as well as 'Ni Me Debes Ni Te Debo', 'Te Lo Agradezco', 'No Es Por Acá', among others. The new partnership’s first release is León’s Boca 'Chueca Vol. 1', album out on May 30. 'Boca Chueca Vol. 1' features 19 songs, with 'Despídase Bien' as the new single, as well ...

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