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Entries in 'music week' (25)

James Bay reveals the story behind his Epiphone signature guitar

James Bay reveals the story behind his Epiphone signature guitar

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Last month, we reported that Epiphone has introduced a new limited edition James Bay "1966" Century archtop Outfit, inspired by the musician’s own vintage 1966 Epiphone.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 3rd 2017 at 11:04AM
Former UK Music chief Jo Dipple joins Live Nation

Former UK Music chief Jo Dipple joins Live Nation

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Jo Dipple has been named as the new SVP of public affairs for Live Nation.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 2nd 2017 at 4:10PM
David Bowie, John Peel and more honoured with Blue Plaques for BBC Music Day

David Bowie, John Peel and more honoured with Blue Plaques for BBC Music Day

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47 new blue plaques have been unveiled up and down the country to honour a host of musicians, music industry legends and influential places.

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 15th 2017 at 11:27AM
Is it time MI retailers embraced the vinyl revival?

Is it time MI retailers embraced the vinyl revival?

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The 10th annual Record Store Day took place on Saturday April 22nd, and early data suggest sales grew by 10% this year.

Laura  Barnes
on May 2nd 2017 at 12:10PM

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Labour politician Michael Dugher becomes new UK Music chief executive

Labour politician Michael Dugher becomes new UK Music chief executive

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UK Music has announced that Labour politician Michael Dugher will be its new chief executive.

Laura  Barnes
on May 2nd 2017 at 10:07AM
The Dirty Youth unveiled as Marshall Records' first signing

The Dirty Youth unveiled as Marshall Records' first signing

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Last year Marshall Amplification announced plans to launch its very own record label, now its first signing has been revealed.

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 7th 2017 at 3:32PM
Why UK music consumption continued to rise in 2016

Why UK music consumption continued to rise in 2016

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New figures from UK labels association the BPI reveals that UK music consumption rose again in 2016.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 3rd 2017 at 3:27PM
Man caught pirating Top 40 singles sentenced to 12 months in prison

Man caught pirating Top 40 singles sentenced to 12 months in prison

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A man from Liverpool has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after being caught illegally distributing music.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 18th 2016 at 2:54PM

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UK Government to ban ticket tout bots

UK Government to ban ticket tout bots

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Westminster has disclosed plans to ban bots used by ticket touts, reports Music Week.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 16th 2016 at 3:13PM
Trump win could hinder UK musicians working in the US, says music industry trade body

Trump win could hinder UK musicians working in the US, says music industry trade body

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Jo Dipple, the chief executive of music industry trade body UK Music has warned that Donald Trump’s victory in the US election could negatively affect UK musicians working in America.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 15th 2016 at 11:09AM
Halting venue closures is a 'total priority' says new London night czar

Halting venue closures is a 'total priority' says new London night czar

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Amy Lamé, London’s newly appointed night czar, has outlined the importance of halting closures of the capital's music and entertainment venues.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 7th 2016 at 3:54PM
Will virtual reality gigs help or hinder live music?

Will virtual reality gigs help or hinder live music?

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The live music scene is essential to most working musicians.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 5:01PM

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'We need immediate action to combat the impact of Brexit,' says Creative Industries Federation

'We need immediate action to combat the impact of Brexit,' says Creative Industries Federation

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A new report by the Creative Industries Federation warns that the sector needs to act now if it was to safeguard against the impact of Brexit.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 30th 2016 at 2:34PM
Music biz feels the full force of Brexit after sterling crash

Music biz feels the full force of Brexit after sterling crash

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Some of the leading execs in music business have outlined how the drastic fall of the pound following the Brexit vote has affected the industry.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 24th 2016 at 3:16PM
Emerging UK musicians to benefit from £2.8m scheme to break into overseas markets

Emerging UK musicians to benefit from £2.8m scheme to break into overseas markets

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Young musicians in the UK are set to benefit from the relaunch of the Music Export Growth Scheme (MEGS).

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 10th 2016 at 4:27PM