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        •         Svika Pick whose song ‘Diva’ won the 1998 Eurovision for Israel's Dana International, has died in Ramat Hasharon, Israel at the age of 72         •         London and Belfast have both failed in their bids to host Eurovision 2023. The BBC says it is now between Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield         •         Warner Chappell Music revenues have increased by 35% in the last quarter         •         The unofficial Bridgerton Musical, has cancelled its September concert in London following Netflix claim of copyright infringement         •         Busta Rhymes will be named a BMI Icon at the 2022 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards ceremony         •         Lamont Dozier, the songwriter and record producer who produced 14 US number 1 hits, including 'Baby Love' for the Supremes, has died in Encino, California at the age of 81         •         Britney Spears is collaborating with Elton John, on a new song titled 'Hold Me Closer'         •         Dua Lipa has been made an Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo at a ceremony in the country’s capital, Pristina         •         Torgny Söderberg, whose song ‘Diggy-Loo Diggy-Ley’ performed by The Herrey’s, won the 1984 Eurovision for Sweden, has died in Stockholm, at the age of 77         •         The musical comedy 'Help! We Are Still Alive', will bow at Seven Dials Playhouse, London, on 5 September         •         BBC3 has confirmed that the award-winning rap competition ‘The Rap Game UK’ will return for a fourth series         •         'The Drifters Girl' will close at London's Garrick Theatre on 15 October 2022         •         PRS for Music has announced that the award-winning singer-songwriter Laura Mvula has been appointed to the PRS Members’ Council         •         'Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical' will close at the Lyric Theatre, London, on 8 January 2023         •         Beyoncé has re-recorded the song 'Heated' from her album 'Renaissance' to remove a derogatory term used to insult people who suffer from cerebral palsy         •         Britpop band Pulp which was formed 35 years ago, is to reform and play concerts for the first time since 2012         •         Fergus McCreadie, Gwenno, Harry Styles, Jessie Buckley and Bernard Butler, Joy Crookes, Kojey Radical, Little Simz, Nova Twins, Sam Fender, Self Esteem, Wet Leg and Yard Act are the artists competing for this year's Mercury Prize         •         Adele has announced that her long-awaited Las Vegas residency will start in November, eleven months after being originally announced         •         'Queen - Greatest Hits' has become the first album ever to sell more than seven million copies in the UK, well ahead of 'Gold' by Abba, 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' by The Beatles and '21' by Adele         •         A cross-party group of more than 100 MPs has asked the UK government to fix the band touring crisis in Europe following Brexit         •         In what it has described as its 'biggest single deal ever struck in France', BMG has acquired the entire publishing catalogue of Jean-Michel Jarre. A few days earlier, BMG had done a similar deal with Scottish rock band Simple Minds         •         William Hart, the Grammy Award-winning lead singer and songwriter for The Delfonics, whose hits include the much-covered classics 'La-La Means I Love You', 'Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time' and 'Ready Or Not Here I Come', has died in Philadelphia at the age of 77         •         The musical 'RIDE' will premiere at London's Charing Cross Theatre from 25 August to 17 September         •         The Spanish national broadcaster RTVE is in talks with the EBU to discuss the expansion of the Eurovision Song Contest to South America         •         Les Dennis will join the London cast of 'Only Fools and Horses: The Musical' on 3 October, playing the part of Granddad         •         The Music Publishers Association has named Paulette Long as MPA chair. She replaces Roberto Neri who had held the position for three years         •         A 10% pay increase for West End backstage employees offered by the Society of London Theatre has been overwhelmingly rejected according to BECTU - The Broadcasting, Entertainment, Communications and Theatre Union         •         Mastercard has launched its first-ever music album titled ‘Priceless®'         •         Mdundo.com has reached an agreement with Universal Music Group to license the service in key African territories, enabling UMG’s catalogue to be available to Mdundo’s 17 million users across Africa         •         Mumford & Sons lead singer Paul Mumford is to release a solo album in September         •         Phil Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown, the surviving members of Pantera, are to re-unite in 2023 for a tour to commemorate the 40th anniversary of their album ‘Metal Magic’         •         After a bidding war between several labels, country singer-songwriter, Corey Kent, has signed with Sony Music Nashville         •         The Cleveland-based Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has suspended one of its staff who along with two others had been charged in New York with plotting to sell the handwritten lyrics from the Eagles album 'Hotel California', knowing them to have been stolen. The lyrics, which were the property of Don Henley, are reputed to be worth one million dollars         •         Singer Noa Kirel will represent Israel at the 2023 Eurovision to be held in the UK         •         Music Business Worldwide has revealed that Queen’s music copyrights generated £41.67 million during 2020 alone         •         '50 Shades Of Grey' director Sam Taylor-Johnson is set to direct ‘Back To Black’, the new Amy Winehouse movie         •         'Jersey Boys' is extending its current London run at the Trafalgar Theatre until April next, while ‘Back To The Future: The Musical’ will continue at the Adelphi Theatre until February 2023         •         Singer-songwriter Kaylin Roberson has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Peer Music in Nashville         •         The songs 'Monster', 'Keep Your Head Up' and 'Breaking News', all listed as being performed by Michael Jackson have been taken down from every streaming service, after several claims that the vocals are not in fact by the singer, but by a session vocalist. Sony Music says that the vocals are Jackson’s but that to avoid controversy, the songs have been removed         •         A 2021 recording by Bob Dylan of his classic 'Blowin' In The Wind', has sold at Christie's auction house in London for £1.5 million. The unique disk which was produced by T Bone Burnett who also backs Bob on the new version, is the first studio recording of the tune since Dylan's July 1962 original         •         The recordings of Crosby, Stills & Nash have returned to Spotify, six months after they were withdrawn in support of Neil Young         •         'The Simon & Garfunkel Story' will return to the Lyric Theatre. London, on 14th November 2022, with Adam Dickinson and Cameron Potts in the lead roles         •         Sveriges Television (SVT) has announced that Melodifestivalen 2023 will open for submissions from 26th August onwards         •         The Copyright Royalty Board has stuck to its decision to increase the rate paid to songwriters from streaming to 15% - up from 10%         •         UK rapper Stormzy, whose first two albums topped the HK charts, has signed with WME         •         'Mary Poppins - The Musical' which opened in 2019, will close in London on January 8 next year         •         Kanye West is being sued for allegedly sampling Marshall Jefferson's 'Move Your Body' without clearance         •         Universal Music has signed an agreement to acquire the late Frank Zappa's estate, including a large amount of unreleased material         •         Logic has quit Def Jam Recordings, with future releases appearing on BMG ISA's All-Time
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