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Riedel powers live music implementation for Coldplay Tour

Riedel Communications has announced that Mission Control, a specialist in delivering global RF coordination and licensing solutions, is using Riedel Bolero wireless intercom system, an Artist-1024 node, and 1200 Series SmartPanels as a bespoke live music package for Coldplay’s current Music of the Spheres world tour. For almost two years, Mission Control has implemented a […]

April 9, 2024

ITV announces Studio Sessions series

ITV has announced a new music show, ITV Studio Sessions, in partnership with Priority from O2 and Lifted Entertainment, part of ITV Studios. ITV Studio Sessions aims to champion top talent and exciting emerging artists from the UK. Each episode of the six-part series will deliver an immersive, intimate experience, all led by broadcaster, podcast […]

April 2, 2024

Beach Boys doc coming to Disney+

Disney has announced that The Beach Boys, an all-new documentary, will stream exclusively on Disney+ from May 24th. The Beach Boys is a celebration of the legendary band that revolutionised pop music, and the iconic, harmonious sound they created, captivating fans for generations to come. The documentary traces the band from humble family beginnings and […]

March 27, 2024

Staccs TV FAST channel launching in UK

Swedish tech startup Staccs, a FAST technology company with its own line up of music video channels, has announced it is launching its Staccs TV channel on Samsung TV Plus in the UK from April 24th. Available only in the Nordics until now, Staccs TV is a dedicated music channel where viewers can enjoy round the […]

March 21, 2024

EC fines Apple €1.8bn for music streaming violation

The European Commission (EC) has fined Apple over €1.8 billion for abusing its dominant position on the market for the distribution of music streaming apps to iPhone and iPad users through its App Store. In particular, the Commission found that Apple applied restrictions on app developers preventing them from informing iOS users about alternative and […]

March 4, 2024

BBC Studios secures multiple sales for music docs

BBC Studios has secured a raft of sales for documentary series Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution and Fight the Power: How Hip-Hop Changed the World, demonstrating the appetite for the pop culture genre with international buyers.  Specialist Factual Productions has put the cultural legacies of Disco and Hip-Hop under the spotlight in two multi-part series. […]

February 27, 2024

LatinFAST partners with FAST Channels TV to launch Retroson TV

LatinFAST LLC, the creative force behind Retroson TV, has announced its collaboration with FAST Channels TV to introduce their latest venture, a FAST (Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV) channel, to audiences worldwide. Retroson TV is the newest addition to the FAST channel lineup, offering a curated selection of the finest Latin music videos from the 80s, […]

February 21, 2024

Moonbug Entertainment hires Holt

Moonbug Entertainment, a part of Candle Media, has announced the appointment of Courtney Holt as the company’s first Global Head of Music and Strategic Audio Initiatives. As part of his role, Holt will foster the growth of Moonbug’s music label through strategic partner alliances and strengthening relationships with established and emerging artists. Holt will also […]

February 21, 2024

Mercury Studios’ GIGS channel on Samsung TV Plus

Universal Music Group’s (UMG) Mercury Studios and Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s free ad-supported streaming TV service, have announced the launch of GIGS, a new FAST channel exclusive to Samsung users in the UK. The channel will feature live performances and documentaries from across UMG’s audio-visual catalogue from artists including The Cure, Def Leppard, The Police […]

February 15, 2024

Netflix signs Julio Iglesias bio deal

Netflix has closed a deal with Spanish singer-songwriter and former footballer, Julio Iglesias, to take his life to the screen. For the first time, the living legend will participate in the creative process of a fiction in which he will share everything about his life and his musical trajectory.  Currently in development, Netflix will tell […]

February 9, 2024