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Our Weekly Industry Update from Music Gateway - 18/09/2016

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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…

EU Directive Proposal for the Digital Single Market via BASCA

For over 20 years, the digital market has had inequality exist amongst the way journalists, publishers and authors are paid for their work. BASCA, alongside other authors’ organisations such as the European Composers and Songwriter Alliance, welcomes the EU’s new draft proposals for Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Read on here.

Skepta Wins 2016 Mercury Prize via Music Week

The Hyundai Mercury Prize took place last night in London. With event promoting the best of UK and Irish music and the artists who produce it, it’s no surprise that the independent, DIY Grime artist “Skepta” took the award home this year with the full support of the music industry and fans. Read more here,

Give these a read…

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

Musician Romain Olivieri Explains How The Internet Has Opened Doors for Musical Collaboration

The countless genres we have on the platform never cease to amaze us. For this reason, we’re glad our members can find other individuals (some fromacross the globe) to connect with. Read more here.

Multi-talented and Established Artist Tyler Shamy Gives Advice on Sync Opportunities

Tyler Shamy wears multiple hats and he wears them good. This multi-talented and established artist has written songs for some but pretty much all of the biggest names in the Music Industry. Read on here.

Music Gateway, The Industry and More – We Catch Up With Dave Stewart

No stranger to the music business and an unquestionable entrepreneur, Dave Stewart is recognized to be one of the most respected and accomplished talents in the music industry today with a music career spanning four decades and over 100 million album sales. Read on 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.

Get Linked London

Get Linked is a New Monthly Networking Social for Musicians, Songwriters, Producers, Graduates and anyone in the Music Industry. The aim is Connect Creatives to the industry, each other, and give Music Graduates a platform for their skills & talents. Read more about the event here.

Jobs Board via MusicMatch

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

Piano, Violin and Singing Teachers

Sound & Theatre Technician

Product Manager

Associate Conductor/Music Director

Senior Music Marketing Manager

Marketing Assistant


Looking for Pop Producers/Beats to write to

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

Songwriter Looking for producers to work with on future artists projects and albums

Looking for House/ Tech House producers

Feel-Good, Party Music Needed for Upcoming US Comedy

Looking for new talent to publish

Polish Early 1940s Music Needed for WW2 Drama

UK Indie Rock Needed for TV Drama

looking for someone to record my music

URGENT: Dark Indie/Piano Songs Needed for Horror/Thriller Film

Come back next week for more industry news and updates!


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