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LATEST SONGLINK SUCCESS STORIES
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EXCLUSIVE SONGLINK NEWS CONTENT
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David Stark, Tim Fraser, Rita Campbell, Alan Glass
David Stark, Tim Fraser, Rita Campbell, Alan Glass
SONGLINK AT THE INSIDERS GUIDE
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London, June 2016: SongLink editor/publisher David Stark was a guest speaker at the first Insiders Guide course at Metropolis Studios, hosted by songwriters Tim Fraser and Rita Campbell. The two-day event covered all aspects of the music industry of importance to songwriters, from writing splits to publishing deals and collection societies. Special guest writer/producer Alan Glass discussed his prolific career working with many name artists and new ones, while Musical Geisha founder Rowena Morgan spoke about the importance of networking in the music industry.

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MIDEM 1976 (David far right)
MIDEM 1976
DAVID STARK AT MIDEM 1976 - 2016
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London, May 2016: SongLink editor/publisher David Stark will be marking the 40th anniversary of his first MIDEM visit in 1976 by attending this year's 50th Anniversary event from June 3-6 along with long-time German associate Ellie Weinert of Songs Wanted (Munich). "Back in 1976 I was working for Decca Records as International Press Officer", says David, "and my boss was legendary record promoter & acclaimed lyricist Marcel Stellman who's still a good friend today at the age of 91. Back in those days we were promoting Decca UK acts in Europe such as the Moody Blues and their solo projects, John Miles, Camel and many others, while this photo from Music Week was taken at the Decca international licensees' cocktail party at the Majestic Hotel, that's me on the far right next to Marcel."

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The Ivors 2016
NOMINATIONS FOR THE IVORS 2016 ANNOUNCED
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BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, announce the nominations for the 61st Ivor Novello Awards [The Ivors]. The Ivors will take place on Thursday 19th May at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. The Ivors celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing. They are presented by BASCA [British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors] and are judged by the UK songwriting and composing community. They have been sponsored by PRS for Music since 1974.

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Sir George Martin
Sir George Martin
SIR GEORGE MARTIN 1926 - 2016
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LONDON, March 2016: The British music industry has been paying tribute to Sir George Martin CBE, who died on March 8th aged 90 years old. Sir George's son, Giles Martin, also a producer, tweeted: "RIP dad. I love you. I'm so proud to have been your son. I'll miss you more than words can say. Thank you for the all times we had together." The news was broken on Twitter by Ringo Starr who tweeted. "God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family, love Ringo and Barbara." Sir George is pictured at the Gold Badge Awards 2012 with SongLink editor David Stark who met him many times over the past four decades.

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Lamiya
SONGLINK TIP LEADS TO #1 SUCCESS IN GERMANY
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London, January 2016: German artist & model LAMIYA's debut single "Glow" recently hit the No. 1 spot on the German and Swiss iTunes chart ahead of its official release on January 30th. The song was written by Nathaniel Ledwidge(producer aka DetoNate), Tekiva and Jess "Mallie" Gibbs and published by 10 Worlds Music (UK), whose MD Malcolm Connell e-mailed to say, "Just wanted to say a big thank you to SongLink."

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David Bowie 1947-2016
David Bowie 1947-2016
THE WORLD PAYS TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE
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LONDON, JANUARY 2016: The music world and beyond has been paying tribute to David Bowie, one of the most influential UK artists and songwriters of all time, who died of cancer on January 10th. His death comes just two days after the release of his 25th studio album 'Blackstar' on his 69th birthday, and 18 months after being diagnosed with the disease, according to a post on his official Facebook page. His son, film director Duncan Jones, confirmed the news in a tweet saying, "Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all."

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The SongLink Saboteurs
The SongLink Saboteurs
SONGLINK WINS NORDOFF QUIZ PRIZE AGAIN
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LONDON, December 2015: This year's annual Nordoff Robbins Pop Quiz, hosted by broadcaster Mark Goodier at the Connaught Rooms last night (7th), was won by the SongLink team for the second year running, beating 20 other teams from across the music industry. The "SongLink Saboteurs" scored 292 points out of a possible 320 and included team members from Eagle Rock, PRS For Music and music accountants FMTV, while the event raised over 20,000 for the music therapy charity. In second place was Warner Music while agency CAA and Universal Music came joint third.

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Gold Badge Award recipients
Gold Badge Award Recipients
TOP BRITISH WRITERS HONOURED AT BASCA & BMI AWARDS
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LONDON, OCTOBER 2015: Some of the UK's top songwriters and recording artists were honoured at two major industry awards ceremonies this month. BASCA's 42nd annual Gold Badge Awards on October 13th saw Leo Sayer, Peter Gabriel, Kim Wilde, Tom Robinson and Level 42's Mark King among recipients at the Savoy Hotel, while 10cc's Graham Gouldman was named as US rights society BMI's Icon for 2015 at its London Awards event held on October 19th at The Dorchester.

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Pat Dam Smyth
Pat Dam Smyth
SONGLINK AT THE REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL
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Hamburg, September 2015: SongLink editor/publisher David Stark made a flying visit to the 10th annual Reeperbahn Festival where he connected with longtime associate Ellie Weinert of Songs Wanted and Mario Christiani of Music2Deal among many other friends old and new. The four-day event featured some high-level conferences and industry networking at the Onyx Hotel, while scores of acts from all over the world were playing at venues large and small along the famous Reeperbahn and St. Pauli area, where The Beatles and many other famous names played in the early 60's.

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Paul McCartney and the new Companions of LIPA
Paul McCartney and the new Companions of LIPA
SONGLINK PRIZES AWARDED AT LIPA CEREMONY WITH SIR PAUL
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London, July 2015: SongLink editor David Stark presented the SongLink Prizes for songwriting at LIPA Graduation Day on July 28th, the annual ceremony at the BT Convention Centre in Liverpool attended by Sir Paul McCartney and other VIPs. This year's SongLink Prizes were awarded to Harry Murrell (of the band Tiger Factory) and Cameron Warren (of Native Kings), both new graduates of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts along with 280 other students of music, theatre, dance and business studies.

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Eurovision Logo
SONGWRITER CAMP LAUNCHED FOR EUROVISION 2016
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LONDON, JULY 2015: Hit UK writers/producers & publishers DWB Songs, who have worked on tracks selling in excess of 50 million copies, have announced a Eurovision Songwriting Camp, with the aim of writing the winning songs for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 to be held in Stockholm. This new initiative is in partnership with Base Valley Studios in Veenendaal, Netherlands, where the four-day camp will be held from August 10th-13th, sponsored by Amphion and supported by SongLink.

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Chris Squire
Chris Squire
YES BASSIST CHRIS SQUIRE DIES AT 67
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Squire revealed last month that he was suffering from a rare form of leukaemia. Yes were founded in 1968 after Squire met singer Jon Anderson, and the band signed to Atlantic Records a year later after opening for Cream at their famous Royal Albert Hall finale gig. Yes's debut single, Sweetness, and self-titled album were issued on Atlantic in 1969, followed by other albums including The Yes Album (1970) Fragile (1971), Close To The Edge (1972) and Going For The One (1977).

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Fairwood Music Breakthrough Sessions
SONGLINK TEAMS WITH FAIRWOOD MUSIC IN NEW WRITER CAMP
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Fairwood Music Group, in association with SongLink and exclusive sponsor SESAC, have announced the 'Breakthrough Sessions' - a new writer camp concept initiated by Fairwood and designed specifically for exciting, newly published writers who crucially are yet to have their first major cut. Also participating with Fairwood in this inaugural four-day event at north London's prestigious Tileyard studio complex will be Good Groove, Notting Hill Music, Touch Tones Music and Tileyard Music, as well as SongLink and A&R Worldwide.

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Double Ivors nominee James Napier
Double Ivors nominee James Napier
BASCA ANNOUNCES 60TH IVORS NOMINATIONS
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LONDON, April 2015: BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, today announced the nominations for the 60th Anniversary of the Ivor Novello Awards (The Ivors), which will take place on Thursday May 21st at Grosvenor House, Park Lane. Nominees include James Napier (aka Jimmy Napes) who scored two nods with 'Stay With Me' co-written with Sam Smith, and 'Rather Be' co-written with Jack Patterson of Clean Bandit. Other contenders include Hozier, alt-J, FKA Twigs, George Ezra, Ben Howard for single songs; and Wild Beasts, Royal Blood & Bombay Bicycle Club for albums.

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Euro-entrants Electro Velvet: Alex Larke and Bianca Nicholas
Euro-entrants
Electro Velvet:
Alex Larke
& Bianca Nicholas
SONGLINK HELPS TO FIND UK EUROVISION ENTRY
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London, March 2015: SongLink has played a key role in the selection of the UK's entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest, as the song selected "Still In Love With You" was entered as a direct result of songwriter David Mindel reading about the BBC's open contest in SongLink last autumn. The electro-swing song was co-written by Mindel & Adrian Bax White, and performed by new duo Electro Velvet (Alex Larke and Bianca Nicholas) who will represent the UK at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on May 23rd.

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Country to Country logo
COUNTRY STARS SET TO ROCK LONDON AT C2C 2015
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LONDON, February 2015: From March 6-8th some of country music's biggest stars, as well emerging artists from the UK and Europe, will be onstage as C2C - Country to Country returns to The O2 for the third year running. The weekend will kick off with CMA Songwriters Series at Indigo at the O2 on Friday March 6th, with host Kix Brooks presenting Brandy Clark, Sam Palladio, Jessi Alexander and Jon Randall. The two-hour show features the songwriters and artists together on stage, taking turns telling the stories behind their songs and performing them acoustically as originally written.

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Liverpool honours for Brian Epstein
LIVERPOOL HONOURS FOR BRIAN EPSTEIN
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LIVERPOOL, February 2015: Beatles manager Brian Epstein is continuing to be honoured in what would have been his 80th birthday year, with a campaign to erect a statue for him in Liverpool and the unveiling of a memorial plaque at his birthplace. The "Statue 4 Eppy" campaign has been building since last year and has the support of many well-known Merseyside singers and musicians who have come together to record a tribute song entitled "My Friend" written by campaign organiser Bob Pitt and produced by Billy Kinsley of The Merseybeats.

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Save Denmark Street
SAVE DENMARK STREET - LONDON'S TIN PAN ALLEY
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LONDON, JANUARY 2015: London's Denmark Street aka 'Tin Pan Alley' is Britain's only 'Street Of The Music'. It saw the birth of sheet music publishing in 1911 at Wrights, which eventually led to the first music charts, the birth of the Melody Maker, New Musical Express and British Rock 'n' Roll. The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath and David Bowie all recorded their earliest work in Regent Sounds and Central Sounds, respectively. Elton John started his career at Mills Music publishers. Jimi Hendrix and Phil Lynott bought their prized guitars in the street. British Punk Rock began at the rear of number 6 with The Sex Pistol's rehearsal space. Coca Cola had its most famous theme written here by Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway, while a few doors along Lionel Bart wrote the musical Oliver.

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The SongLink Team
The SongLink Team
SONGLINK WINS NORDOFF-ROBBINS POP QUIZ
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London, December 2014: The SongLink team has won the 26th annual music industry Pop Quiz organised by charity Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, held at the Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, central London. The SongLink Saboteurs beat 18 other teams including Ministry of Sound, Polydor, Warner Music, Demon, PPL and Kobalt Music to win the coveted trophy at the packed-out quiz which is hosted by radio presenter Mark Goodier.

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PRS group photo with Prince Charles
PRINCE CHARLES CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF PRS
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception at Clarence House on Thursday 20 November to celebrate PRS for Music's centenary. The reception was attended by some of the UK's most successful songwriters and composers such as Sir Paul McCartney, Ray Davies, Brian May, Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Arnold, Lily Allen, Laura Mvula, Howard Goodall and Gary Kemp, along with publishers, key PRS for Music licensees and the PRS for Music senior management team.

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