The major labels will generate over $14bn in 2019, as Warner bucks trend of streaming slowdown (just)

Some very impressive news for Universal, Sony and Warner… and a warning sign?
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Warner launches $650m fund to do battle with music’s big spenders

On one hand, these are heady times for major labels: MBW analysis set to be published later today (December 10) will predict that the record companies of Universal, Sony and Warner will generate a combined $14bn in 2019 – yes, that’s more than $1… Continue Reading

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Dirty Hit inks global digital distribution deal with Ingrooves

“UMG’s acquisition of Ingrooves is a perfect marriage of Dirty Hit’s two core partners and so this deal with Ingrooves, whose footprint is expanding, feels like a natural evolution as we continue to grow.”
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Now Merck Mercuriadis’ Hipgnosis is buying master rights, as it swoops for Kaiser Chiefs catalog

“I’m delighted that Mark, Martin, James, Nick, Ricky and the band have entrusted us with this special catalogue.”
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BMG expands into artist management, partners with Carl Stubner’s Shelter Music Group

Hartwig Masuch says BMG will offer managers an attractive revenue share deal to join Shelter Music Group
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