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ILMC Production Meeting Shapes Up

ILMC Production Meeting Shapes Up

On Tuesday 5 March, the ILMC Production Meeting (IPM) welcomes 200 of the world's most respected production professionals and suppliers for a day of hosted conversation and networking. Topics this year include The Show Must Go On, which looks at improving the mental and physical wellbeing of production crews, followed by a discussion on the Challenges...

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Posted on: 14/02/2019Categories: Industry Event News

Event Production Show 26th - 27th February 2019, Olympia London

Event Production Show 26th - 27th February 2019, Olympia London

This year's instalment of The Event Production Show is set to be the most prolific yet, with industry legends confirmed to host informative seminars on Music and Festival Production. Industry heavyweights Harvey Goldsmith and Vince Power are both set to host educational sessions and panels where they will share and discuss their unmatched experience in the music and events industry.

Both promoters' sessions are free to attend on The Main Stage and will be invaluable to any music industry...

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Posted on: 14/02/2019Categories: Industry Event News

Universal Music announces INgrooves acquisition

Universal Music announces INgrooves acquisition

Universal Music yesterday announced it was acquiring independent distribution company INgrooves in a deal which will significantly boost the mega-major's label services business. It's the latest move by a major to increase its role in the distribution and marketing of music that is actually being released by other entities, either independent labels or artist-owned companies.

There has been a link between Universal and INgrooves for quite some time, with the major already having a small...

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Posted on: 14/02/2019Categories: News from CMU Online

21 Savage to be released from custody today, pending deportation hearing

21 Savage to be released from custody today, pending deportation hearing

Still awaiting a court ruling on accusations that he has been living in the USA illegally, 21 Savage has been granted bail and will be released from custody later today.

The rapper was arrested by Immigration & Customs Enforcement earlier this month, the US government body saying that he was an "unlawfully present United Kingdom national" residing in the country illegally.

He later confirmed that he was indeed born in the UK, but said that he had lived in the US since he was...

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Posted on: 14/02/2019Categories: News from CMU Online

40 speakers and three research reports confirmed for CMU conference programme at The Great Escape 2019

40 speakers and three research reports confirmed for CMU conference programme at The Great Escape 2019

More details have been revealed today about this year's TGE Conference, including the CMU+TGE programme that this year will put the focus on music education, digital dollars and music marketing. The TGE Conference, of course, sits at the heart of The Great Escape showcase festival, taking place in Brighton each May.

Among today's announcements are the first 40 speakers, information about the TGE In Conversation series and confirmation of three new pieces of research from CMU Insights that...

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Posted on: 14/02/2019Categories: News from CMU Online

Artists and songwriters urge EU to bring Copyright Directive to “a successful conclusion”

Artists and songwriters urge EU to bring Copyright Directive to “a successful conclusion”

As conversations resume to try and agree a final, final draft of the European Copyright Directive, another flurry of groups representing the creative industries issued a statement yesterday urging the European Commission, European Parliament and EU Council to plough on and get the copyright reforming directive to the finish line.

Among the signatories were groups representing artists, songwriters and song right collecting societies across Europe.

Until last week the music industry...

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Posted on: 14/02/2019Categories: News from CMU Online

Anti-touting campaigners join forces across Europe

Anti-touting campaigners join forces across Europe

Some of the continent's leading concert and festival promoters unite in the formation of an organisation that seeks to fight ticket-touting and establish ethical mechanisms for event-goers to resell tickets they cannot use.

FEAT, the Face-value European Alliance for Ticketing, will lobby both national governments and the European Union (EU) to introduce legislation to regulate the resale sector and educate music fans into only buying tickets from safe, authorised outlets.

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Posted on: 14/02/2019Categories: News from Audience Magazine

Finkelstein sells his DF Entertainment to Live Nation

Finkelstein sells his DF Entertainment to Live Nation

A leading independent promoter, Diego Finkelstein (pictured), has sold his DF Entertainment to Live Nation Entertainment (LNE), with whom he has partnered on many shows.

Founded in 2015, the Buenos Aires-based company sold more than 500,000 tickets to events in 2018.

"The demand for concerts and live events across South America has never been higher, and the local insight of Diego and the DF Entertainment team will help us connect more artistes and fans throughout Argentina than...

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Posted on: 14/02/2019Categories: News from Audience Magazine

Viagogo facing criminal action over court breach

Viagogo facing criminal action over court breach

Controversial secondary ticketing website Viagogo has been accused of breaching a court order, with legal action to follow "as quickly as possible".

Secured by the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) last year, the order required Viagogo to overhaul its business model and comply with a range of consumer protection legislation by 18 January.

However, the company did not do this, as CMA executive director of enforcement Michael Grenfell told an All-Party Parliamentary Group on...

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Posted on: 14/02/2019Categories: News from Audience Magazine

Liberty Media eyes CAA investment

Liberty Media eyes CAA investment

Media and entertainment conglomerate Liberty Media Corporation is reportedly in talks to acquire a stake in Creative Artists Agency (CAA), according to the UK's Financial Time (FT) newspaper.

Liberty owns racing brand Formula 1, 71 per cent of multimedia platform SiriusXM and 34 per cent of Live Nation Entertainment, while CAA has more than 3,000 clients across film, sport and music, including Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga.

Private equity firm TPG,...

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Posted on: 14/02/2019Categories: News from Audience Magazine

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