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Weekly Industry Update 15/08/2016

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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…

Apple Music Signs ‘Power Move’ Label Deal With Cash Money Records via Music Business Worldwide

For the first time, Apple Music has signed an agreement with the entire label. The label we all know as Cash Money Records, whose artists roster include Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Young Money and Birdman, are now an official partner of the service – to a certain extent. There’s no surprise that Apple Music probably has something up their sleeve as the Cash Money roster also includes “Drake” who’s had a considerable amount of success in the last couple of months with his track “One Dance”

You can read more here.  

Paul McCartney rejoins Capitol Records from Concord via Music Week

We were shocked just as much you were to discover that Sir Paul McCartney has joined Capitol Music Group from Concord Music Group. The new informed contract which was announced this week by chairman and CEO of Capitol Music Group Steve Barnett states that the label will cover the singer’s entire body of work, any solo projects McCartney may be looking to venture to as well as post-Beatle work and all his collaborations.  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.

CEO/Founder Patrik Remann J discusses with us innovation and discovery

CEO and founder of “PR Records Label Group” Patrik Remann J has been listening to music since he was young, having become a DJ at 13 years of age, Renman first began playing at a lot of schools and nightclubs. 30  years later, he’s been in the music business since. Read on here.

“Pridez Music” Aims for New Heights with New Release

Shane Ford aka ‘Pridez Music’ began rapping when he was just 14 years old. After hearing “Snoop Doggs” “Doggy Style” Album he simply fell in love with the art. As the years went by, Pridez quickly found himself freestyling with friends and learning the craft of rap. Read on here. 

UKTI /BPI/MPA Sync Missions, Why Should You Go?

The sync mission is specifically designed to get a full insight into the world of sync from the heart and minds of Music Supervisors, Agencies, and sync related companies. Read more 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 clickhere.

All That Matters 2016

As a member of Music Gateway, you can get a discount for this year’s 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.

Jobs Board via MusicMatch

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

Royalties Assistant

Classical Marketing Manager

Online PR Specialist

Website Designer

National Radio Manager

Post Production Studio Assistant 


Reggaeton/Latin Trip Hop Needed For Big US Tv Series

Looking For Vocal Artist To Feature On “Who Am I” “Instrumental”. 50/50 Rights.

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

Contemporary Latin Music Needed for TV Series

UK Publisher looking for Artists and Songwriters to Sign

Looking for a Vocalist, Producer and Piano Player for Adele Type 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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