Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal with Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock from Little Mix through its new joint venture TwentySeven Music Publishing with music industry veteran Barry Weiss and songwriter Jenna Andrews. Weiss, formerly an executive at Jive/RCA/Sony and Universal/Island Def Jam/Republic/Motown, is co-founder/partner of the Sony...
Recently rescued from going bust by Sunrise Records owner Doug Putman, UK-based entertainment retailer HMV is looking to ramp up its live in-store event offering and has partnered with Tixserve to provide secure, content-rich digital tickets. Tixserve is a Software as a Service (SaaS), white label, digital ticketing solution that...
Supermarket chain Morrisons is to start selling paper shopping bags in all its stores from May following customer concerns about plastic use. The UK’s fourth-biggest grocer will roll out the paper bags in Wales next week, followed by England and Scotland. It said the scheme will take 1,300 tonnes of plastic...
Pretty Green, the fashion brand founded by Liam Gallagher, has been rescued from administration by JD Sports. JD Sports will keep the flagship store in Manchester open, but 11 other stores and 33 concessions in House of Fraser will close, putting 97 jobs at risk. Pretty Green called in administrators last...
Online fashion giant Asos has changed its returns policy lengthening the time allowed for returns of unwanted items, but is threatening to investigate and “take action” if it notices anything unusual. It says if it suspects someone is actually wearing and returning goods or ordering and returning “loads”, it might deactivate...
MBW can today (April 4) reveal the pay gap between women and their male colleagues who work at all three major labels in the UK. Universal, Sony and Warner’s UK companies have published figures which display the percentage difference between average hourly earnings for male and female employees. This data is...
Spirit Music Group has promoted Rak Sanghvi (pictured) to Global President, Spirit Music Group. Sanghvi previously served as Managing Director of UK/International for Spirit B-Unique at Spirit Music Group, working with James Bay, Johnny McDaid, Dagny, Jonny Coffer, John Newman, Jon Maguire, Corey Sanders, Kodaline, Tiggs Da Author, J C Stewart...
The Music Managers Forum (MMF) has promoted General Manager Fiona McGugan to the position of Strategy & Operations Director, while Joseph Lever has been named as the organization’s first ever Industry Relations & Events Manager. The changes are effective immediately. The MMF currently represents 660 UK-based managers – a 25%...
Apple Music is now available on Amazon Echo devices in the UK. The music streaming service was made available on Echo devices in the US in December 2018, with an Apple Music skill added in the Alexa app. That Apple Music skill can now be used by users in the UK. The...
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