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Rupert Hine
Rupert Hine
RUPERT HINE IS 'FIGHTING APATHY WITH SHOCK'

In fact one of the songs, 'Take Them to the Traitors' Gate', had - and still carries - the dedication: "This song is dedicated to HRH Prince Charles whose inspiration as a pioneer of causes has been invaluable." By the mid-80's, marketing had a stranglehold on the music industry, determining the paths of many promising musical careers. For an artist like Hine, who had always been deeply committed to conveying the authentic voices of creative artists, this was a challenging time. Something disruptive had to be done.

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Eddie Levy
Eddie Levy
MOJO MUSIC AND CHELSEA MUSIC JOIN FORCES

London/NYC, June 2019: US publisher Mojo Music & Media has acquired a majority interest in London-based indie publishing company, Chelsea Music. The company will become Mojo's flagship in the UK, with founder Eddie Levy continuing as Managing Director, it was announced by Mojo Music & Media CEO and Co-Founder Mark Fried.

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P.P. Arnold
P.P. Arnold
P.P. ARNOLD'S NEW ADVENTURES...51 YEARS ON

London, May 2019: Five decades after she became a '60s icon with the timeless pop hits 'The First Cut Is The Deepest' and 'Angel Of The Morning' on Rolling Stones manager Andrew Oldham's ultra-hip Immediate label, soul singer P.P. Arnold is set to release a double-album of stunning new material featuring contributions from, among others, Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene's Steve Cradock, The Specials and P.P's songwriter son, Kodzo. Titled 'The New Adventures Of...P.P. Arnold' and released via earMUSIC on August 9th, the album crowns an extraordinary career that has seen the singer back Ike & Tina Turner as one of The Ikettes, record with Mick Jagger, the Small Faces, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, Barry Gibb and Primal Scream, and provide her distinctive backing vocals for Billy Ocean, Peter Gabriel, the KLF, Paul Weller and, most recently, Roger Waters.

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Dean Friedman's Songfest 2019
DEAN FRIEDMAN'S SONGFEST 2019

London, April 2019: Dean Friedman, one of America's pre-eminent songwriters and recording artists of his generation, has announced the return of SongFest, a micro-music festival celebrating good songs and the folks who write them. This will take place in two different locations on consecutive weekends this summer: On July 20-21st atSpringfield Country Hotel, Wareham (Dorset), and on July 27-28th at Wychwood Park Hotel, Crewe (Cheshire).

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MARK CAWLEY'S SONG JOURNEY BEGINS

Nashville, April 2019: Top U.S songwriter & coach Mark Cawley's new book "Song Journey" was launched on April 2nd. "In short, the book is based on the coaching I do with songwriters," says Mark. "The subtitle is 'A Hit Songwriter's Guide Through the Process, the Perils and the Payoff of Writing Songs for a Living' - and that about sums it up. It's a combination of the tools needed and filled with my own stories to illustrate teaching points. The intention was NOT to write a dry "how to" book but to bring some humor into the process of songwriting."

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Miel de Botton
Miel de Botton
MIEL'S ALBUM SURRENDERS TO THE FEELING

London, March 2019: UK singer/songwriter Miel de Botton proves that that it is never too late to dream, and that those dreams can come true. Having endured some difficult times in her family life, and searching for fulfilment, the London-based mother of two took a giant step into the unknown and embarked on a music career in 2014, recording her debut album 'Magnetic' with Andy Wright (Simply Red, Eurythmics, Jeff Beck, Imelda May). Since then she has embarked on a number of concerts in the UK and worldwide, including a series of intimate, sold-out concerts at Crazy Coqs, The Pheasantry and Dean Street jazz club.

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Miel de Botton
Miel de Botton
MIEL LAUNCHES NATURE EP FOR WWF

London, November 2019: London-based songstress Miel de Botton is set to release her new EP 'I Was Given Nature' this month. The lead eponymous single has been chosen to represent a campaign by the WWF called Connect2earth. Miel's haunting and delicately beautiful vocals are featured on the Connect2earth video which tells a powerful message on how we need to urgently prioritise our planet's well-being. The lyrics provide the sound bed to a very important global initiative from the WWF.

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Tony Hiller
Tony Hiller
VETERAN SONGWRITER TONY HILLER R.I.P.

London, August 2018: Veteran British songwriter and producer Tony Hiller passed away on August 26th after a long illness. One of the great characters of the music industry, he was best known for co-writing and producing songs for Brotherhood of Man such as Eurovision winner 'Save Your Kisses For Me' and 'United We Stand'. An integral member of the SODS (Society of Distinguished Songwriters) and known by all as 'Bubalah', he was also a huge influence and mentor to many others over the years.

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