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MMF and FanFair Alliance join industry at the Summit

MMF and FanFair Alliance join industry at the Summit

THE MUSIC Manager's Forum has joined forces with the LIVE UK Summit to help create conference panels aimed at the role of artiste managers in the live music sector.

MMF associated anti-ticket abuse campaign group FanFair Alliance has also joined the event and will host a panel called What Price Ethics?, exploring ways that artistes, promoters and venue operators can protect themselves from secondary ticketing.

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Posted on: 14/09/2017Categories: News from Live UK

CMA CLEARS ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL TAKEOVER

CMA CLEARS ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL TAKEOVER

The regulator has ruled Live Nation will still face "sufficient competition" in the UK festival market following its acquisition of John Giddings' Isle of Wight Festival.

The Consumer and Markets Authority (CMA) has cleared Live Nation's acquisition of a majority stake in Isle of Wight Festival, finding the deal does "not raise competition concerns" and that British consumers will "continue to be able to choose between festivals owned by Live Nation and a variety of competing festivals".

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Posted on: 14/09/2017Categories: News from IQ Magazine

TICKX LAUNCHES IN SPAIN

TICKX LAUNCHES IN SPAIN

TickX co-founder Steve Pearce says Spain presents the "ideal location" for country #3 for the innovative UK-based ticket search engine.

UK-based ticket search engine TickX today launched a localised website for the Spanish market, TickX.es, in partnership with the country's biggest ticket sellers.

"We're really pleased with TickX's growth since we appeared on BBC's Dragons' Den," explains CEO Steve Pearce. "We have secured funding from incredible investors, expanded our team and...

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Posted on: 14/09/2017Categories: News from IQ Magazine

DHL UPS MUSIC PRESENCE WITH AEG LOGISTICS DEAL

DHL UPS MUSIC PRESENCE WITH AEG LOGISTICS DEAL

The courier company is now AEG's official logistics partner, adding to deals with Leipzig's Gewandhaus Orchestra and iEC's Stones retrospective Exhibitionism.

Courier service DHL Express has agreed a three-year deal with AEG to become official logistics partner to a number of its venues, including The O2 in London.

DHL – a division of Deutsche Post, the world's largest parcel company – inked the new partnership on the roof of The O2, the world's busiest venue, yesterday,...

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Posted on: 14/09/2017Categories: News from IQ Magazine

"INCREDIBLE" LONDON IS EUROPE'S LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL

The UK capital is by far Europe's biggest city for live music, IQ can reveal—with what mayor Sadiq Khan calls its "world-class" venues hosting 19,940 shows in 2016 alone.

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has hailed the UK capital's "world-class arenas" and "amazing grassroots music venues", as it emerges London hosted the most concerts of any city in Europe last year – a feat it is on course to repeat in 2017.

There were 19,940 total live music events in London in 2016...

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Posted on: 14/09/2017Categories: News from IQ Magazine

PRS Foundation's 'Keychange' to announce 60 female artists and innovators at Reeperbahn Festival

PRS Foundation's 'Keychange' to announce 60 female artists and innovators at Reeperbahn Festival

PRS Foundation's 'Keychange' to announce 60 female artists and innovators at Reeperbahn FestivalIntroducing Keychange: a collaborative European programme led by PRS Foundation which empowers women to transform the music industry. Supporting 60 participants from across Europe, who will come together to form a network of female music creators and industry innovators, Keychange features a series of showcases, discussions, collaborations and a programme of creative labs at seven international festivals.

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Posted on: 14/09/2017Categories: News from RotD

Armada Music opens UK office in London

Armada Music opens UK office in London

Ever looking to expand its reach and significance across the globe, Armada Music has taken a big step to gain additional foothold in one of the world's most important and reputable music scenes. Today, the Amsterdam-based record label opened its U.K. office in London, a little over a year after setting up shop in New York.

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Posted on: 14/09/2017Categories: News from RotD

Marathon Artists LABs launches second music tech accelerator focused on "Content Monetisation"

Marathon Artists LABs launches second music tech accelerator focused on

Marathon Artists is kicking off its second tech startup accelerator program, LABs, this October.

The first program last year focused on "tools for artist managers". Continuing its creator centric theme, LABs new cohort of six startups will focus on the topic of "content monetisation" in today's music landscape.

The program will explore "content monetisation" through various focal points as diverse as monetisation of editorial content, exploitation of music-related data in digital...

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Posted on: 14/09/2017Categories: News from RotD

Reservoir acquires the historic catalogs of soul legends

Reservoir acquires the historic catalogs of soul legends

Reservoir announces the acquisitions of the historic catalogs of soul legends Willie Mitchell, Leon Ware, Norman Harris, and The Commodores' Walter Orange and Thomas McClary. Collectively, the five deals bring over 1,000 genre defining songs to Reservoir's diverse and expanding catalog.

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Posted on: 14/09/2017Categories: News from RotD

Social Media Executive, London

Social Media Executive, London

To manage social media and analytics, primarily for London's O2 Academy Brixton and subsequently O2 Shepherds Bush Empire and O2 Academy Islington, providing content for these social media sites to increasing ticket sales, promote shows and events, improving perception from customers and clients.

Assistance and guidance may also be needed for additional social channels.

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Posted on: 14/09/2017Categories: Music Industry Jobs

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