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EMI is the No.1 record label in the UK once again. The Universal Music UK label reclaimed its title in 2022 after losing out to RCA the year before. It follows a successful run for the label headed by co-presidents Becky Allen and Jo Charrington. The race had been tightening earlier this year, but EMI pulled away … Continued

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Indie stars The Lathums have said they are “buzzing” to return to their pub gig beginnings for an “eyebrow-raising” new album launch. The Wigan band will play intimate shows in Glasgow, Middlesbrough, Hull, London and their hometown in February. The band said like many acts, their first show was in a pub, so it was … Continued

Tom Grennan has hit out at artists who overcharge for concert tickets. The 27-year-old star will embark on the ‘His What Ifs and Maybes’ tour next year, with tickets priced at £30.50. And the ‘Not Over Yet’ hitmaker, without naming names, slammed music stars who have upped their ticket prices excessively amid these economically-challenging times. … Continued

The Zutons and former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan will support Gallagher at the Heritage Live concert. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have announced an outdoor headline show in Essex for next summer – tickets will be available here. The former Oasis singer-songwriter will perform in the grounds of English Heritage’s Audley End House & Gardens on August 5, 2023. The … Continued

New pay per view streaming platform Lounges.tv has partnered with The Lower Third venue, part of Outernet London. The collaboration will help support the grassroots music community, providing an online space for artists to stream their performances from the venue through the Lounges.tv platform. Any artist or creator who uses the platform is paid 80% of streaming or content … Continued

Warner Music Group‘s earnings call on Tuesday (November 22) ended on an upbeat note – and it’s easy to see why. WMG posted revenues of $1.5 billion for the three months to end of September (up 16% YoY at constant currency), with adjusted EBITDA also up by 16% YoY. As a result, WMG’s share price flew upward by 15% yesterday, as Bank Of America upgraded … Continued

Self Esteem has won the Dice Live Award for 2022. The music and event discovery platform named Self Esteem this year’s winner during an event at The Lower Third, Outernet’s new entertainment venue. The victory was based on testimonial input from senior industry figures and a final vote from Dice uses. The Dice Live Award is a celebration of … Continued

INDIE chart stars The Sherlocks – fresh from touring UK arenas with Kaiser Chiefs – have announced their own 2023 national headline tour. Frontman Kiaran Crook, his brother and drummer Brandon, lead guitarist Alex Proctor and bassist Trent Jackson, will play 12 dates next October and November, including a home gig at O2 Academy Sheffield. … Continued

Try These 7 Proven Tips that get music fans and curators to pay attention   Spotify can be a tricky mistress. Getting started in music marketing is also very confusing to new artists because often your short-term expectations are not realistic. This makes most artists give up after one release pushing them back into the … Continued

It’s that time of the year when thousands have been left disappointed because they haven’t been able to secure their spot at the UK’s biggest festival: Glastonbury. Tickets this year took over an hour to sell out, with the provider See Tickets saying the site experienced technical difficulties. Even when things were back up and running, … Continued

The recently reunited band, who are releasing a new Greatest Hits album next month, will hit the road in April Razorlight have announced details of a 2023 UK tour – see the full list of dates below and buy tickets here. The ’00s indie icons, who reunited with their original line-up of Johnny Borrell, Andy Burrows, Björn Ågren and … Continued

The track comes from the musician’s fifth studio album ‘The Theory Of Whatever’ His fifth studio album was announced in April this year, when the artist shared a short trailer. In the clip, the South London singer-songwriter is seen filming himself reading from a brief from his management and sharing snippets from the record. In the … Continued

James are pleased to announce the ‘James Lasted’ tour and the release of a double album, both featuring a full orchestra and gospel choir in celebration of the band’s 40th Anniversary. The double album will feature new versions of their greatest hits, fan favourites and deep cuts and will also include one brand new track. … Continued

MGMT have released 11-11-11, an hour long music project created for the 2011 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Maurizio Cattelan retrospective is out today. In the spring of 2011, MGMT was approached by the New York museum to create a wholly unique live music experience in conjunction with Cattelan’s exhibit All, which opened that autumn. The group … Continued

22.09.2022: UK Music, the collective voice of the UK music industry, publishes its This Is Music 2022 annual report today, which reveals how the sector began to recover from the initial impact of the pandemic. Unveiling the report, UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin said the economic findings showed why the Government should act to … Continued

DANA MEYERSON, A partner at the publicity firm Biz3, has been on Twitter since its early inception as a widget where users had to text their tweets to publish them. She was introduced to the platform when URB Magazine partnered with Twitter for SXSW in 2007. “There would be a live feed to the Twitter widget on URB’s website, and … Continued

This follows an inquiry by the Committee that looked at whether funding for cultural initiatives has been reaching areas that historically have missed out, and the role creative talent and businesses could play in revitalising public spaces post-pandemic. Amid the cost-of-living crisis, the Committee called on the Government to urgently bring forward targeted support, such … Continued