‘Big Brother for TikTok stars’ launches under lockdown in UK… and record labels want a piece of it

“The Bytesquad are some of the most entertaining and talented people there are and I’m extremely excited to see what we can cook up.”
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Mike Smith steps down as Warner Chappell’s UK Managing Director

Guy Moot and Carianne Marshall “We’re sorry to see Mike leave and we wish him all the very best for the future.”
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Sony Music Group boss Rob Stringer: ‘Whatever lies ahead, we will continue to put our employees, artists, and songwriters first.’

“Like every business affected by this crisis, we now know that the next 12 months will bring challenges. Nevertheless, I am confident that we have what it takes to overcome the headwinds we’re facing.”
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‘Our advice to independent artists right now is simple: keep releasing’

The CEO of Believe, Denis Ladegaillerie, offers his advice to artists, labels and managers during an uncertain time
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Sony launches $100m COVID-19 relief fund, including money for entertainment industry

Tokyo-based Sony Corporation has launched a $100 million fund to support those around the world affected by the COVID-19 virus. Through the fund, Sony says it will provide support in three areas: Assistance for those individuals engaged in frontline me… Continue Reading

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Live Nation donates $5m to emergency COVID-19 fund for concert crews – and could donate another $5m

Michael Rapino, CEO and President of Live Nation, and his family have personally donated $250,000 to the Crew Nation fund
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‘Once you help an artist build a robust business, a lot starts to happen for them.’

Platoon has worked with the likes of Mr Eazi, Rex Orange Country and Billie Eilish. Now, with new owner Apple, it’s working with a fresh and exciting crop of artists
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Drake isn’t scared of (releasing new music and making lots of streaming money during) Coronavirus lockdown

Everybody, now, “right foot – up, left foot – slide; left foot – up, right foot – slide…”
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