Fabric saved from closure after police prompt licence review over drug deaths
Fabric saved from closure after police prompt licence review over drug deaths

London nightclub Fabric has been saved from closure, following a licence review by Islington Council...

Incubus sign to Island Records
Incubus sign to Island Records

Having taken that break that was more or less confirmed in March 2013, Incubus are...

Japanese messaging app firm Line buys MixRadio
Japanese messaging app firm Line buys MixRadio

The company behind messaging app Line yesterday announced it was acquiring MixRadio, the streaming music...

More lyrics and a new CEO at Deezer
More lyrics and a new CEO at Deezer

Want lyrics with your streams? Of course you do, who wouldn't? No one, that's who....

7digital will be first to deliver new lower-file-size high quality audio files
7digital will be first to deliver new lower-file-size high quality audio files

7digital has announced an alliance with Meridian Audio which will see the digital music platform...

Spotify-connected DJ apps upgrade
Spotify-connected DJ apps upgrade

The two DJing apps that feature Spotify integration both announced new versions of their software...

Now Pirate Bay Facebook is deleted, though file-sharing levels seemingly unaffected
Now Pirate Bay Facebook is deleted, though file-sharing levels seemingly unaffected

As the future of The Pirate Bay remains uncertain following the server raid in Sweden...

ABBA man joins PRS, Michael Jackson Estate renews with BMI
ABBA man joins PRS, Michael Jackson Estate renews with BMI

Are collecting societies announcing new signings too now? Well, that's the crazy new world we...

Ticketscript announces new CTO
Ticketscript announces new CTO

Self-service ticketing system provider Ticketscript has appointed a new CTO in the form of André...

Spotify loses ArtistLink merch integration
Spotify loses ArtistLink merch integration

Spotify has announced that artists are no longer able to list their merch on the...

Bandcamp launches new tools for labels
Bandcamp launches new tools for labels

Bandcamp has launched its previously reported new label-focussed tools, with the likes of Sub Pop,...

TuneCore buys location-based content-delivery app
TuneCore buys location-based content-delivery app

Digital distributor TuneCore has acquired a start-up called DropKloud with plans to add that company's...

Scott Cohen joins Psonar as Chairman
Scott Cohen joins Psonar as Chairman

Psonar, the UK-based pay-as-you-go streaming music company that first emerged in 2011, has announced the...

Arts Council announces Darren Henley as new CEO
Arts Council announces Darren Henley as new CEO

Arts Council England has announced that Classic FM MD Darren Henley will take over as...

Sam Smith a trans-Atlantic smash, shifts one million LP copies in US and UK
Sam Smith a trans-Atlantic smash, shifts one million LP copies in US and UK

Popstar-of-great-significance Sam Smith is officially the only artist on Planet Earth to have sold one...

Michael Bublé donates live takings to Nordoff Robbins
Michael Bublé donates live takings to Nordoff Robbins

Since it's nearly Christmas, holly jolly Michael Bublé has done a kind thing, and given...

CMU's One Liners: Nicki Minaj, Babymetal, Male Bonding and a partridge in a pear tree
CMU's One Liners: Nicki Minaj, Babymetal, Male Bonding and a partridge in a pear tree

Other notable announcements and developments today… • High-fashion brand Roberto Cavalli has made Nicki Minaj's face...

CMU Beef Of The Week #236: The Year In Beefs
CMU Beef Of The Week #236: The Year In Beefs

Can it really be that another year is over? Another eleven and a half months...

FlyLo, Jon Hopkins and Kaytranada in line for Radio 1's 2015 Residency
FlyLo, Jon Hopkins and Kaytranada in line for Radio 1's 2015 Residency

BBC Radio 1's Residency - the station's way of giving interesting players in dance music...

Laura Marling trails Short Movie
Laura Marling trails Short Movie

Critics' darling Laura Marling has shorn all her hair off in time to confirm details...

Serial soundtrack released as final episode of series one goes live
Serial soundtrack released as final episode of series one goes live

Despite claims made by everyone else in the CMU office, the podcast known as 'Serial'...

CMU's One Liners: Beggars Group, St Vincent, Calvin Harris and an embarrassment of other riches
CMU's One Liners: Beggars Group, St Vincent, Calvin Harris and an embarrassment of other riches

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Current Matador PR man Stuart Davie will, at the...

Slayer's ugly Xmas jumpers are still a thing
Slayer's ugly Xmas jumpers are still a thing

As is now an age-old Christmas tradition of, oh, three entire years, Slayer have made...

Kasabian lead NME Awards nominations
Kasabian lead NME Awards nominations

The nomination shortlists for 2015's NME Awards, always a pinpoint monitor of the nation's tastes,...

CMU's One Liners: James Murphy, Rustie x AG Cook, Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame and a side of chips
CMU's One Liners: James Murphy, Rustie x AG Cook, Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame and a side of chips

Other notable announcements and developments today... • James Murphy has packaged his previously reported "algorithmically generated...

Diiv bassist criticised over
Diiv bassist criticised over "toxic" 4chan posts

The bassist in American band Diiv, one Devin Ruben Perez, is facing widespread disdain (not...

CMU's One Liners: ASCAP, Iggy Azalea, Modest Mouse and some BRITs stuff. Oh, and way more than all that.
CMU's One Liners: ASCAP, Iggy Azalea, Modest Mouse and some BRITs stuff. Oh, and way more than all that.

Other notable announcements and developments today... • ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento (pictured) last week announced his...

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