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Mentoring network launches for young women in creative industries

This week saw the launch of a new women’s career development initiative, The Cat’s Mother. The Cat’s Mother is a mentoring network and voluntary consultancy service for those looking to embark on careers within the creative industries. Natalie Wade, founder, The Cat’s Mother, said: ‘Coming up with The Cat’s Mother wasn’t rocket science.…

MOBO Awards To Return To London’s SSE Arena In 2020

The MOBO Awards will return with a ‘homecoming show’ in 2020 after a two-year break. The show will take place at The SSE Arena, Wembley, on 12 November. MOBO Organisation and the MOBO Awards were established in 1996 to motivate, elevate and celebrate the outstanding achievements of artists in under-served musical genres of black origin.…

Ticketmaster names ‘New for 2020’ list

Ticketmaster has announced the ten artists and bands tipped to dominate the live music scene in 2020. The ticketing platform’s ‘New For 2020’ list sees Celeste, Bree Runway, Aitch, Scarypoolparty, Fletcher, Arlo Parks, JC Stewart, Inhaler, Beabadoobee and The Snuts predicted to draw in the biggest crowds throughout the year.…

Roger James and Mark Krajewski join PRS for Music

PRS for Music has appointed two new members of its executive leadership team. Roger James has joined as Chief Commercial Officer and General Counsel while Mark Krajewski will take up the role of Chief Information Officer. Roger has over 23 years of international media deal-making experience, working for companies such as Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and Viacom.…

UK Music urge party leaders to support British music industry

UK Music has written to political leaders to urge them to support measures in their manifestos that will secure the future of Britain’s music industry. Michael Dugher, chief executive, UK Music, has asked all candidates contesting in the upcoming General Election to include policies that will protect copyright, secure the music industry’s talent pipeline and increase entrepreneurial support.…