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CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SGT PEPPER

London, May 2017: It was 50 years ago on June 1st 1967 when The Beatles astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music's most universally acclaimed album. To salute the occasion, The Beatles will release a suite of lavishly presented 'Sgt. Pepper' Anniversary Edition packages on May 26 (Apple Corps Ltd./Universal Music). The album is newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround audio and expanded with early takes from the studio sessions, including no fewer than 34 previously unreleased recordings.

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Laura Mvula and Michael Kiwanuka
Laura Mvula and Michael Kiwanuka
MVULA AND KIWANUKA HEAD IVORS NOMINATIONS

London, April 2017: BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, have announced the nominations for the 62nd Ivor Novello Awards taking place on Thursday 18th May 2017 at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, including two nominations each for Laura Mvula, Michael Kiwanuka and Coldplay. The press launch at London's Ivy Club was hosted by Tom Robinson who announced the nominees for works released in the UK in 2016, including Best Song Musically and Lyrically, Best Contemporary Song, Album Award, Best Original Film Score and Best Television Soundtrack as well as the PRS for Music Most Performed Work.

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Feargal Sharkey
Feargal Sharkey
SHARKEY LAUNCHES NEW SALUTE CONTEST

London, March 2017: Former lead singer of The Undertones and ex-A&R man Feargal Sharkey is the face behind SALUTE, a brand new digital music competition platform, set to revolutionise traditional music competitions. Aiming to redefine and reposition writers, whilst supporting and empowering DIY UK talent, Salute Music Makers is a pioneering enterprise launching the next generation of unsigned music makers. The idea behind the project is to create an accessible and fair opportunity for a diverse range of music makers to showcase their talents, with the opportunity to win a life-changing, no strings-attached cash prize of £50,000. The project was launched on March 22nd with some live music at new London venue Omeara, opened recently by Mumford & Sons member Ben Lovett.

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Brain May and Kerry Ellis
Brain May and Kerry Ellis
BRIAN MAY & KERRY ELLIS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

Brian May and Kerry Ellis have announced the upcoming release of a second studio album, titled "GOLDEN DAYS", to be released in the UK and Eire on April 7th by Sony Music.

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Nigel Elderton
Nigel Elderton
NIGEL ELDERTON APPOINTED NEW CHAIRMAN OF PRS

London, January 2017: Nigel Elderton, MD and European President of peermusic, has succeeded Guy Fletcher OBE as Chairman of PRS For Music (PRS Ltd), following the conclusion of Fletcher's 6-year term of office.

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Natasha Baldwin
Natasha Baldwin
DECCA LAUNCHES PUBLISHING DIVISION

London, December 2016: Decca Records has appointed respected publishing executive Natasha Baldwin to launch a new music publishing division dedicated to expanding the opportunities for neo-classical composers to write for television, film and video games. Decca Publishing will complement the classical division of Universal Music Publishing, (UMG) one of the largest and most respected publishers of classical music in the world.

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L-R: James Barnes (The 44 Music), Richard Holley (peermusic), Gabrielle Aplin, Liz Horsman (Youthemic), Orna Lyons (The 44 Music) & Mike Spencer (Youthemic)
L-R: James Barnes (The 44 Music), Richard Holley (peermusic), Gabrielle Aplin, Liz Horsman (Youthemic), Orna Lyons (The 44 Music) & Mike Spencer (Youthemic)
Peermusic and Youthemic Sign Gabrielle Aplin

LONDON, November 2016:Singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin has achieved much success in her short career, and has just signed a co-publishing deal with Peermusic via Youthemic. One of the first UK artists to break through social media, Aplin signed to Parlophone Records in 2012. From then until 2016 she released two albums with the label, with much critical and commercial success. Entering a new chapter in her career, she is releasing 'Miss You' on Never Fade Records, which has been co-written by Gabrielle and Liz Horsman (Youthemic) and produced by Mike Spencer (Youthemic).

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John Otway
John Otway
JOHN OTWAY'S MISSION TO MONTSERRAT

LONDON, October 2016: For the first time in over 25 years, the small Caribbean island of Montserrat has played host to a rock recording session, with UK artist John Otway being the first artist to record a new album there since the Rolling Stones recorded 'Steel Wheels' in 1989. Otway arrived there recently along with a party of 50, including his band, producer Chris Birkett, film-makers, PR and a bunch of fans, to lay down tracks for his new album, 'A Postcard From Montserrat' which was crowd-funded on Kickstarter.

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Imogen Heap
Imogen Heap
IMOGEN HEAP LAUNCHES SUPAPASS CHANNEL

London, August 2016: Grammy-award winning artist & songwriter Imogen Heap has launched her subscription channel on the newly-launched streaming platform SupaPass to find and engage with her core fanbase. The channel will include a rich archive of music and videos, some of which have never been available before, alongside around 100 tracks of her existing music catalogue to stream on demand.

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Pro7ect at Hotel Pelirocco
Pro7ect at Hotel Pelirocco
PRO7ECT ANNOUNCES 2017 SONGWRITERS RETREAT

MAY 2016: Pro7ect is returning to Brighton, UK's Hotel Pelirocco from March 12th-17th 2017 for another stimulating week of musical collaboration, and for the second year running acclaimed producer Andrew Levy will be taking part in the event. The official launch of Pro7ect 2017 will take place at the Hotel Pelirocco on Friday 20th May 2016 during The Great Escape music conference & festival. It will feature a performance by Eddie Prove, a guest artist from this year's retreat, and will be broadcast live by 1Brighton FM.

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