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Weekly Music Industry Update 12/08/2016

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Welcome back to our weekly roundup! 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…

BASCA presents: Meet The Commissioners via BASCA

Have you ever wondered how you as a composer or someone you equally know can get hold of commissioners or seek them out? Commissioners, in a nutshell, are responsible for all of the output of what goes out on that particular channel/or network. They’re responsible for acquiring new programmes and schedule when they’ll go out.  With this creative and exciting job, it’s no surprise composers wonder what is it exactly they look for?

BASCA would like to invite you to join Roger Wright (Chief Executive of Aldeburgh Music), Ann McKay (BBC Symphony Orchestra), George Vass (Prestige Festival) and Katie Tearle (Peters Edition) to hear their approaches, policies, and recommendations. You can read more here.  

Ministry of Sound Recordings Sold to Sony Music UK via Music Business Worldwide

We were shocked just as much you were to discover that Sony Music UK has made another major acquisition with the  recent purchasing of “Ministry of Sound Recordings”. The company has had its fair share of many well-known hits including “Throwback slow jams” and “I Love Summer”. With the guidance of London based A&R duo,  David Dollimore, and Dipesh Parmar, Ministry has helped excel many well-known artists into the limelight. Read more here.

Give these a read…

We’ve had a series of promotional blogs being written for some of our most dedicated members this week in association with our recent promotional offer. Check these out as well as other blogs our blog team have been writing this week.

Online Digital Label “Villa Flux” Seeks Fresh Talent

Mike Molloy has been a musician since he was 13 years old and has gone through a whole spectrum of adventures. Read on here.
The Working Composers Survival Guide 

A composer is one of the most rewarding professions you can aspire to. Although music composition can come off very rigid and mathematical when studying all the theory involved.  I find myself wanting to create more and more music.  Quieting myself and leaving all negative thoughts out of the equation. Read more here.

The Multi-talented Vinzenz Stergin is set to release New EP

The multi-talented musician and producer Vinzenz Stergin says music is his passion and the process of making it, has its own reward. Read the full blog here.


AIM Independent Music Awards 2016

The Independent Music Awards has become an annual event. This year the awards will be held on September 6th at The Brewery in London. For more information click here.

All That Matters 2016

As a member of Music Gateway, you can get a discount for this years All That Matters. It is an award winning conference that will be held in Singapore on September 12 – 15. Check it out here.

Unsigned Music Awards 2016

Unsigned artist has 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

‘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. 

*Project of the Week*

Congratulations to AnnaKay for Project of the Week,

This week we noticed a project with great potential and the amazing opportunity for our members.

Check it out and pitch away!

Looking for a soundtrack to our new promotional travel video


Reggaeton/Latin Trip Hop Needed For Big US Tv Series

Looking for artists who are interested in composing vocals and music to my lyrics.

Looking for a soundtrack to our new promotional travel video

Looking for Artist for Album Cover

Epic Trailer Score Composer

Looking For Commercial Pop Tracks For Female Artist

Looking For Hip-Hop/Electronic Tracks For Upcoming US Tv Series

Vocalist Needed For Radio House Track

Looking for a topline writer for pop/dance track

Looking For Hip Hop/Urban/R&B Tracks For Drama Film

Come back next week for more industry news and updates

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