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Our Weekly Industry Update 19/09/2016

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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…

Playlists outstripping albums in listenership via Music Week

With much surprise to some and not so much to others, playlists have overtaken albums as a format for music listening, according to a new study by LOOP (Lots of Online People) for Music Business Association (Music Biz) members.

The recent data comes from Music Consumption: The Overall Landscape – an in-depth report based on a May 2016 survey of 3,014 U.S. respondents. Read on here

iHeartMedia plotting launch into paid-for streaming via Complete Music Update

US radio giant iHeartMedia is planning on moving into subscription streaming, and could announce those plans this week, according to the New York Post. Formerly Clear Channel, iHeart already competes with Pandora in the US via its iHeartRadio app, which provides users with free access to both a stack of radio channels and a personalised radio experience. Read more here.

Give these a read…

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

5 Steps to Take Before Trying to Get a Deal

It is very hard to make it in the music industry independently nowadays. To make a profitable career from your music takes a hell of a lot of time, effort and collaborations, which is why the majority of artists seek those all important management, label and publishing deals to help them on their way. Read more here.

Successfully Approach Major A&R Representatives the Right Way – Catch Up with Natalie Tuvey
Natalie Tuvey is a talented singer/songwriter from London, with exceptional experience working with major labels. The singer has developed great wisdom over the years on the best approach to getting noticed by A&R representatives. Read on here.
$2.5K Cash Up for Grabs As SOUNDS OF RED BULL Seek U.S Based Composers

SOUNDS OF RED BULL is on the lookout for beyond ordinary song makers who in the result of their work, get the chance for their music to be heard by RBMH Music Portfolio music supervisors. Find out 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.

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…

A&R Scout

Sound Recording Engineer

Assistant Voice Coach

Management Assistant

Freelance Orchestra and Library work

Online PR, Marketing and Design Assistant


Looking for high quality electronic tracks for compilations.

Producer looking for Topline Writers & Artists to Collab

London & Surrounding-Based Music Videographers/Directors needed for Music Video

Get the track fully mixed

Looking to hire a music producer to work on my sound

No. 1 Charting K-POP Female Artist Needs Lead Single

Looking for music tracks for my run-to-the-beat music podcast.

Looking with a producer to work on current pitches

Looking for improvement on production of music

UK Top 10 chart single needs vocals

Come back next week for more industry news and updates!

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