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Ian Penman and Christian Ulf-Hansen with DJ Rusty Egan and director Andy Woodford
Ian Penman and Christian Ulf-Hansen with DJ Rusty Egan and director Andy Woodford
MiCANNES 2024: THIRD INTERNATIONAL MUSIC CONFERENCE MOVES LOCATIONS FROM JUNE 4th - 7th
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London, April 2024: MiCANNES 2024 (aka Music International Cannes) will launch the third edition of its independent music networking conference, awards ceremony and showcase event in Cannes, France from Tuesday 4th June to Friday 7th June. Following the success of a highly successful second edition in 2023, this year's event will primarily take place at the Mondrian Hotel (formerly the Grand) situated on La Croisette, while the nearby Eden Hotel on the Rue d'Antibes will serve as a second venue for 'Show & Tell' screenings and Q&A sessions. In addition Morrison's Bar will host all the artist showcases as programmed by Ben Steadman.

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MiCannes 2024
MiCannes 2024
MiCANNES 2024 OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
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London, January 2024: The third edition of music conference MICANNES taking place from June 4th - 7th is now open for registration, with three days of panels, showcases, awards, receptions and screenings, along with industry networking for all. We're also proud to announce two new locations for this year at the Mondrian Grand Hotel and Eden Hotel close to La Croisette in Cannes. Last year's event (the second) was superb, check out the photos on the website in the Gallery section. SongLink editor David Stark is on the organising committee along with many other industry names, see https://www.micannes.com/committee

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The new LIPA Companions 2023
The new LIPA Companions 2023
SONGLINK PRIZES 2023 PRESENTED AT LIPA
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Liverpool, July 2023: LIPA, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, held its annual Graduation Day on July 28th with around 330 students from 30 countries attending the ceremony at Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall after finishing their degrees. SongLink publisher David Stark presented two SongLink Prizes to Ria Hanleyfor her song "Bite Back" (Best Song Musically & Lyrically) and to Danelia Monsivais from Mexico for "Miss Reality" (Best Contemporary Song". The ceremony was attended as always by LIPA Patron Sir Paul McCartney who handed out the awards to all the students and gave an inspiring speech at the end of the ceremony.

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Eddie Levy, Joanne & Eliot Cohen with SongLink's David Stark
Eddie Levy, Joanne & Eliot Cohen with SongLink's David Stark
FIRST "MICANNES AWARDS" PRESENTED IN CANNES
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London, June 2023: Upstart music, media and tech networking event MiCannes, now in its second year, was held in Cannes, France from June 6-9th 2023, with the first MiCannes Awards presented at an industry lunch on June 7th at the MJC Picaud Theatre. The MiCannes Committee, comprising over twenty international music & entertainment entrepreneurs, decided to create the MiCannes Awards as a way to encourage excellence in the international music scene and to encourage the future echelon of talented creators and business people to network together in a positive way for the future of all.

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Marcel Stellman and David Stark
Marcel Stellman and David Stark
SONGLINK HOSTS BLUE PLAQUE CEREMONY FOR MARCEL STELLMAN
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London, April 2023: SongLink founder David Stark organised and hosted a special Blue Plaque celebration for his former boss Marcel Stellman (1925 - 2021), the legendary songwriter and lyricist of such hit tunes as "Tulips From Amsterdam" as well as being the producer of The Goons' classic "The Ying Tong Song". The ceremony took place outside Stellman's former home at Montagu Mansions off Baker Street in London on April 23rd, followed by a reception in the building.

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The Sweet
The Sweet
THE SWEET'S NEW SINGLE FOUND VIA SONGLINK
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London January 2023: Legendary UK rock band The Sweet's new single is "Don't Bring Me Water" written by SongLink subscriber Tim Fraser, who has had previous cuts with such artists as Tina Turner, Lulu and Kim Richey. The Sweet - still featuring original guitarist Andy Scott - placed a lead in SongLink in 2021 to find songs for their forthcoming new album of which this is the first single released on January 6th 2023, coinciding with the start of SongLink's 30th anniversary year. A video of the song is up on YouTube at https://youtu.be/hxKnY1NMs3c.

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David Stark with Steve Salvari, Georgina Kakoudaki, Paul McCartney and Steve Levine
David Stark with Steve Salvari, Georgina Kakoudaki, Paul McCartney and Steve Levine
SONGLINK PRIZES AWARDED AT LIPA
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London, August 2022: SongLink publisher David Stark presented the SongLink Prizes to six songwriter students at LIPA Graduation Day held in Liverpool on July 25th and 26th. The two-day event was the first since 2019 due to the pandemic and covered the past three academic years - 2020, 2021 and 2022. Lead PatronSir Paul McCartney attended both days, while LIPA Founder and CEO Mark Featherstone-Witty O.B.E.hosted his final Graduation after twenty-eight years on July 25th before stepping down. The second ceremony on July 26th was hosted by new CEO and Principal Sean McNamara who was previously head of Guildford School of Acting (GSA).

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SONGLINK AT MiCANNES 2022
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Cannes / London, June 2022: SongLink editor & publisher David Stark will be attending the launch edition of MiCannes 2022, run by a group of like-minded music industry professionals who all attended Midem in Cannes for many years. We are meeting in Cannes from June 7-10th 2022 to have fun, network with other music professionals, and make business happen. There will be a number of sponsored events such as showcases, cocktail parties, lunches and dinners. These events are by invitation only but please check the website for details as many are free to register.

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Paul Barber, Tony Barton, Rebecca Bradshaw, Jon Kutner
Paul Barber, Tony Barton, Rebecca Bradshaw, Jon Kutner
SONGLINK WINS THE NORDOFF ROBBINS QUIZ 2021
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London, November 2021: The SongLink team won the annual Nordoff Robbins Music Industry Pop Quiz for the fourth time in recent years on Thursday 25th November. The lunchtime event was held at Pizza Express Holborn, a new venue following the cancellation of last year's quiz due to Covid-19. The SongLink Saboteurs team consisted of Paul Barber, Tony Barton (PRS for Music), Rebecca Bradshaw (Mercury Studios) and Jon Kutner, while SongLink publisher David Stark was there at the start but unable to take part due to another commitment on the same day. Runners up out of 14 teams were Saturday's Kids, with Top of the Kloppscoming third.

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Judy Totton
R.I.P. JUDY TOTTON, MUSIC PR GURU & PHOTOGRAPHER
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London, October 2021: SongLink is extremely sad to report the death, at the age of 69, of Judy Totton, a great personal friend of David Stark's and to many others in the UK music industry. Judy was a music PR guru & photographer for many years, whose clients included Joe Brown, Joan Armatrading, Andy Fairweather-Lowe, Donovan, Dire Straits, Status Quo & many others over the years. She also did a wonderful job in plugging David Stark's recent book "It's All Too Much" on radio and in the press in the past year.

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Barry Mason MBE
Barry Mason MBE
HIT SONGWRITER BARRY MASON R.I.P.
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London, April 2021: Top British songwriter / lyricist Barry Mason, whose hit songs included "Delilah", "The Last Waltz" and "Love Grows" amongst many others, passed away at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital at 6.30pm on Friday 16th April after a short illness. Aged 85, his eldest daughter Aimi and his partner, Vanessa Martin, were at his bedside. He is survived by his three children, Aimi Whittingham Nicastro; Maggie Mason Trainer; and Tyler Mason, as well as grandchildren Mia and Sofia Whittingham Mason.

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Sing It For Christmas
SING IT FOR CHRISTMAS - THE SONGLINK PLAYLIST 2020
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London, November 2020: SongLink is proud to launch its first-ever Christmas Playlist on Soundcloud. SING IT FOR CHRISTMAS features around 50 Christmas songs written by SongLink members - songwriters and artists - who are all keen to showcase their seasonal offerings, especially in these difficult times of hardship for many due to Coronavirus. Every song includes contact details for the writer, artist or publisher, while many have lyrics included below these details, plus video links if the song is on YouTube or Vimeo.

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'It's All Too Much'
'It's All Too Much'
SONGLINK'S DAVID STARK LAUNCHES HIS BEATLES MEMOIRS
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London, October 2020: SongLink International founder and editor/publisher David Stark has written a book about his many encounters with the Beatles during the 1960s and beyond. Titled 'It's All Too Much' with a publication date of December 8th (available to pre-order below), it documents Stark's memories of growing up in north London as a dedicated Beatles fan who was lucky enough to meet his musical heroes on various occasions. From gate-crashing the Yellow Submarine film premiere in 1968 (aged just fifteen) to meeting all of the group individually in some extraordinary circumstances, Stark has some highly entertaining stories about his encounters which have never been told before.

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MiCannes 2024: Third International Music Conference Moves Locations from June 4th - 7th
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SongLink Prizes 2023 Presented At LIPA
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