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Social Media & Digital Manager – DEF – London

We’re looking for a Social Media & Digital manager to work across our roster of artists.  This role will focus on devising and executing social media and streaming strategies as well as maintaining artist websites...
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Social Media and Content Manager – ATM Artists – London

ATM Artists are an independent management company based in London and Los Angeles representing a diverse roster of talent. We pride ourselves on the ability to evolve and innovate. From career management to brand partnerships,...
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All Def Digital raises $10m funding round

Russell Simmons’ online video firm All Def Digital has raised a $10m Series B funding round. The round was led by Third Wave Digital Partners, with VC firms WPP Ventures, Greycroft Partners and Andreessen Horowitz chipping...
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Taylor Swift’s team hits back at photography ‘hypocrisy’ claims

We reported yesterday on Taylor Swift coming under fire from photographer Jason Sheldon over a contract for shots taken during her latest tour that looked like a rights grab on the star’s behalf. Having accused Swift of...
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L.A. Reid refuses to call Tidal ‘dead on arrival’

We were wary of all the media ‘hot takes’ pronouncing Tidal doomed on the strength of its relaunch press conference, and it seems veteran industry exec L.A. Reid agrees. “I don’t think any of us can afford to announce...
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Russia extends its online piracy battle to music

Russia has long been a problematic market for the music industry – most recently with labels fighting social network vKontakte through the courts over its music-sharing features. Now, though, the Russian government is wading...
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Brits spend more time on mobile devices than PCs

Research firm eMarketer has published some new numbers on UK adults’ mobile usage, and they’re pretty interesting. “This year, for the first time ever, the amount of time UK adults spend daily with mobile devices will...
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UMG to co-host US showcase for UK tech startups

Universal Music is one of the organisers of a Los Angeles-based event called Technology Innovators Forum (TIF-IN) that will see a selection of British tech startups showing off their services. It’s the fourth time round...
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Pandora set for court battle with BMI over payouts

With songwriter royalties such a talking point at the Grammys, what better time for a high-profile court battle over Pandora’s payments to licensing agency BMI? Pandora might not agree, of course. The trial starts tomorrow (Tuesday...
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Pandora courts brands with new agency senior-VP role

Personal radio service Pandora will be cosying up to brands and their agencies even more in 2015, with a new senior vice president of agency and advertiser development. Alan Schanzer, a veteran of the ad-tech and agency world,...
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Media centre Plex pushes into music with $10m of funding

Plex hasn’t really been on our radar so far, being a ‘media centre’ app that helps people organise and play their collections of digital media on various devices. But having raised $10m of funding from VC firm Kleiner...
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How Amazon became a villain for some book publishers

Music Ally has been following the dispute between Amazon and publisher Hachette from a distance: it’s an instructive example of the kind of battles between Big Tech and entertainment/media companies that could become more...