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Our Weekly Industry Update 11/09/2016

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Welcome to our weekly round up! Here you’ll find the latest industry news, events, updates from our partners, what’s been going on at MG HQ and our pick of the week’s projects – enjoy!

This week in the industry… 

Live Nation announces new joint venture to manage two arenas in Qatar via Current Music Update

The well known Live Nation has recently announced a joint venue with Qatari state-owned entertainment and advertising firm “The Elan Group” which will now be formally known as “Elan Live Nation”. Read on here.

Apple Music now has 17 million subscribers, after securing 70 exclusives via Music Business Worldwide

With the new release of the iphone 7, apple took the opportunity to announce more impressive figures as the company now appears to be adding just under a million subscribers to its music streaming service each month.Last official update was back in mid-June when the company had a skyrocketing 15m subscribers. Read more here.

Give these a read…

Check out what our dedicated bloggers have been talking about this week.

How Do Musicians Enter the Zone?

That place of total control, of peak performance. Elite sports stars know it. So do gamers, computer programmers, and of course, musicians. We know when we’re there because everything seems to come effortlessly, even though we’re at the edge of our abilities and charging to the next level. Read on here.

Supersonic Media Connects with Music Companies and Musicians through platform

Supersonic Media, a multi-genre Independent Record Label is a growing establishment making big moves in the Music Industry. Having worked with the likes of Atomic Kitten and Icelandic Tenor in the past, we caught up with the label owner to discuss Supersonic Media, their thoughts on Music Gateway and the opinion on the state of the industry for the likes of songwriters and artists. Read more here.

MG Member Receives Free All That Matters Ticket

We are partnered with the award winning ‘All that Matters’ conference which is returning back to Singapore September 12- 15.  All that Matters conference is an exclusive event dedicated to high-level digital executives in Music. Read on here.

5 Reasons Artists Should Consider DIY Marketing

Marketing plays a huge role in the exposure and popularity of an artist and therefore is an extremely important factor to any musician’s success. Read more here.


Unsigned Music Awards 2016

Unsigned artist have become highly popular in the music industry. This is where the Unsigned Music Awards (UMA) comes in and recognises the talent these artists have. The awards will be held on October 27th. UMA and Music GAteway have recently announced a new partnership. Read about it here.

To celebrate this partnership, Unsigned Music Awards are giving a discount for all Music Gateway members. Check it out here.

Breakthrough in Music 2016

‘Breakthrough in Music’ in association with Media Magazine is really breaking through musical boundaries. This year they will be holding the UK’s first and only existing conference catered specifically to support musicians. We’re happy to be offering a discount in association with this exciting event so keep your eyes peeled for that. In the meantime, read more about the event here.

Independent Music Awards

The Independent Music Awards believe artistry and innovation should be rewarded. Honoring innovative Artists & their Releases  since the year of 1999 has primarily been the focus of organisation as they connect artists/bands to Performance, Promotion, Distribution opportunities & millions of discerning Music Fans around the world.  Read more here. 


Jobs Board via MusicMatch

Here is a selection of the best jobs from our friends at Music Match…

Assistant Producer

Conductor of Community Gospel Choir (Paid Internship)

Marketing & PR Manager

Piano and Singing Teacher (freelance)

Performer Development Team Manager

French Speaking Neighbouring Rights Assistant


Contemporary Latin Music Needed for TV Series

Looking for Pop Producers/Beats to write to

Ambitious Professional Singer looking to collaborate with songwriters and producers to write and pr

Amazing R&B Producer Needed for a Wedding Song

Looking For Industrial/Electro/Gothic Music For Thriller

London Based Musicians needed for Live Music A&R showcases

Early 1940s Music Needed for WW2 Drama

R&B Producers Needed for E.P.

Looking for a Drummer with Gospel and Recording Experience

Looking for Hit-Songs for Swiss Star DJ

Come back next week for more industry news and updates!


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