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Darcus Beese is joining Warner Music UK

Last month, MBW told you – after sources told us – that Darcus Beese OBE was about to launch a UK-based joint-venture label with a major record company that wasn’t Universal Music.

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Today (June 16), we have confirmation of who Beese is teaming up with.

He’s joining Warner Music UK… and, as predicted, launching a JV label with the major. Warner says that Beese will share more details on the new label in the coming months.

In addition to that JV label, Beese will be taking up the role of EVP, Warner Music UK from July 1.

As a member

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“Friday” singer’s new music is truly great

Rebecca Black

Rebecca Black
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Rebecca Black just released new music, and it’s great. Just imagine reading that sentence 10 years ago. It couldn’t have been much fun to be 13-year-old Rebecca Black back then, when her well-meaning mother ponied up the money to have her daughter record a silly, throwaway pop song and film a music video for it. What likely would have made for an oddball memento of youth instead became a national punchline. “Friday” was a massive sensation, mostly for all the wrong reasons: It was cited in the press at the time as

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Kailash Kher opens up about politics in the music industry: Dreams are shown and then hopes get shattered | Hindi Movie News – Bollywood

Sushant Singh Rajput’s tragic demise in 2020 sparked an intense debate on nepotism, favourtism and lobbying in the Hindi film industry. Similar is the case with Indian music industry too and last year post SSR’s death, singers like Sonu Nigam, Abhijeet Bhattacharya made revelations about the way music industry works. In an exclusive interview with Times Now Digital, Kailash Kher, has recently opened up about the politics in the music industry. The singer-composer and a Padma Shri awardee recalled some of his bad experiences in the Bollywood music industry. He said, ‘There have been times when someone else was favoured

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The New York TimesMarina’s Music Was Caught Between Worlds. Now She’s Making Her Own.The musician's albums reveal an intriguing if uneasy dialogue with her own pop persona. Her fifth LP, “Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land,” is a …4 days ago

The New York TimesMarina’s Music Was Caught Between Worlds. Now She’s Making Her Own.The musician’s albums reveal an intriguing if uneasy dialogue with her own
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Apple Music announces Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio

Cupertino, California Apple today announced Apple Music is bringing industry-leading sound quality to subscribers with the addition of Spatial Audio with support for Dolby Atmos. Spatial Audio gives artists the opportunity to create immersive audio experiences for their fans with true multidimensional sound and clarity. Apple Music subscribers will also be able to listen to more than 75 million songs in Lossless Audio — the way the artists created them in the studio. These new features will be available for Apple Music subscribers starting next month at no additional cost.

“Apple Music is making its biggest advancement ever in sound

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YouTube says it paid the music industry over $4bn in the last 12 months

Could YouTube catch Spotify in future to become the music rights industry’s No.1 royalty payer?

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The race is on.

Earlier this year, at his Stream On event, Spotify boss Daniel Ek announced that his company paid out over $5 billion to the music industry in 2020.

According to a new information revealed by YouTube today (June 2), the Alphabet-owned platform appears to be fixated on chasing down its Swedish rival.

In a fresh newsletter sent to the music industry, YouTube’s Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen confirmed that YouTube paid artists, songwriters, and rights-holders over $4 billion in the last

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William Ackman SPAC Nears $40 Billion Universal Music Deal

Hedge-fund billionaire William Ackman’s special-purpose acquisition company is nearing a deal with Universal Music Group that would value the world’s largest music business at about $40 billion, people familiar with the matter said.

Both sides confirmed negotiations early Friday, a day after The Wall Street Journal first reported the talks. Neither side gave detail of how advanced discussions were.

A deal, if consummated, would be the largest SPAC transaction on record, exceeding the roughly $35 billion that Singaporean ride-hailing company Grab Holdings Inc. was valued at in a similar deal recently, according to Dealogic. It would have a so-called enterprise

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