Watch Lead A&R Benny Scarrs Talk Navigating the Music Industry (Dave, Tinchy Stryder)

Benny Scarrs is a Point Blank Music School alumni who, since graduating from the Music Production & Sound Engineering course, has achieved some incredible feats. He’s been working in the music industry for a number of years now – having been involved with events booking talents such as Professor Green, Mr Hudson, Labyrinth and many more. Following these accolades, the […]

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Could an overhaul of payola rules be on the horizon? Majors asked to explain anti-payola practices to FCC

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly has written to Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group in the United States to request information from the companies about their current payola-prevention ‘mechanisms’ … Continue Reading

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$500m-backed Saban Music Group inks global Universal deal to deliver ‘groundbreaking artists’

SMG, backed by Haim Saban, will be distributed in the US by Caroline
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Universal Music Group hires Roey Hershkovitz as Vice President of Capitol Studios & Digital Studios

Exec joins after a decade serving as booker, producer and music production supervisor for Conan O’Brien’s CONAN
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UMG Revenues Up 18.6% To $2B In Q3 2019

Universal Music Group revenue was up an impressive 18.6% for a total of $2 billion last quarter. The jump was driven by streaming and merchandise revenue along with the releases by superstars like Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande. Highlights Universal Music Group’s (UMG) revenues amounted to €3,258 million,… Continue Reading

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Meditation App Calm Names UMG Exec Head Of Music

Popular sleep and meditation app Calm and has named its first head of Music, Courtney Phillips, UMG’s former Director of Brand Partnerships. And don’t for a minute that Phillips made is to bring more sleep-inducing instrumental music to the platform. Working closely with Calm’s leadership and content teams, Phillips will… Continue Reading

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