Global management group joins call for more transparency in digital dealing
Global management group joins call for more transparency in digital dealing

30 July 2014

Following the indie label community's recent Fair Digital Deals Declaration, which saw hundreds of independent record companies commit to be fair and transparent...

US copying levy collector sues car makers
US copying levy collector sues car makers

30 July 2014

So, America's Alliance Of Artists And Recording Companies. Remember them right? No, me neither. But it's an organisation that exists to collect, distribute...

Three Six Zero partners with Warner on recordings and publishing
Three Six Zero partners with Warner on recordings and publishing

30 July 2014

The Three Six Zero Group has announced a new partnership with Warner Music on publishing and recordings. The newly launched Three Six Zero Publishing...

Rhapsody claims two million paying users
Rhapsody claims two million paying users

30 July 2014

Rhapsody International, the digital music company that operates both the Rhapsody and Napster streaming services, and the recently launched Rhapsody unRadio venture too,...

New PIPCU initiative aims to invade the piracy ad spots
New PIPCU initiative aims to invade the piracy ad spots

29 July 2014

The City Of London Police's IP Crime unit has announced a new initiative which aims to replace advertising on piracy websites with warning...

CMU goes live at The Roundhouse TONIGHT
CMU goes live at The Roundhouse TONIGHT

29 July 2014

If you're free tonight and looking for some music industry chat, then look no further than CMU's live podcast recording at The Roundhouse. Dan...

Merlin reduces admin fees for second year running
Merlin reduces admin fees for second year running

29 July 2014

Indie label digital rights rep Merlin has announced it is lowering its administration fees on commercial deals by 17% this year, following a...

Eventbrite hires former Twitter exec as new VP of Product
Eventbrite hires former Twitter exec as new VP of Product

29 July 2014

Ticketing firm Eventbrite has announced Laurent Sellier as its new Vice President Of Product. Sellier has previously worked for Amazon and most recently...

Apple buys
Apple buys "Pandora-for-talk-radio"

29 July 2014

It's all about the curation, isn't it? Apple has reportedly made another purchase to ramp up its curated content services, having bought the...

MPG founder Bob Hine dies
MPG founder Bob Hine dies

29 July 2014

Music Producers Guild founder Bob Hine has died, the trade body announced yesterday. He had been receiving treatment for cancer. Co-founder Robin Millar said...

US official suggests providing unlicensed streams become a felony
US official suggests providing unlicensed streams become a felony

28 July 2014

An official from the US Department Of Justice last week told Congress that the penalty for operating an illegal streaming operation should be...

Join CMU live at The Roundhouse tomorrow night
Join CMU live at The Roundhouse tomorrow night

28 July 2014

The biggest news stories in the music industry month just gone will be discussed live by CMU Editor Andy Malt and a panel...

Peter Sunde says prison bosses must let him speak to file-sharing priest
Peter Sunde says prison bosses must let him speak to file-sharing priest

28 July 2014

So, Peter Sunde, one time spokesman for The Pirate Bay, which he co-founded, has found another reason to complain about his current incarceration,...

Sony proposes settlement to PSN hack litigation
Sony proposes settlement to PSN hack litigation

28 July 2014

Remember that time when Sony's PlayStation Network was hacked in a major way? Remember? Go on, that time. Yeah, that's right, that time. Anyway,...

Kanye West wins Coinye West case by default
Kanye West wins Coinye West case by default

28 July 2014

So, a postscript to the short-lived Coinye West story from the start of the year, when a bunch of pranksters announced they were...

Ryan Tedder and Pharrell sign to Azoff's new performing rights agency
Ryan Tedder and Pharrell sign to Azoff's new performing rights agency

28 July 2014

So, let's throw this into the ongoing US collective licensing debate shall we? It's emerged that both Ryan Tedder and Pharrell Williams have...

New bosses for Universal's UK catalogue division
New bosses for Universal's UK catalogue division

28 July 2014

"When is Universal UK going to get round to promoting Richard Hinkley and David Rowe to the roles of joint MDs of Universal...

Universal's Globe announces new composer alliance for ad sector
Universal's Globe announces new composer alliance for ad sector

28 July 2014

A new venture from Universal Music UK's content and commercial partnership division Globe is set to "redefine the creation of music for advertising"....

Live Nation reportedly considering overhaul of management assets
Live Nation reportedly considering overhaul of management assets

25 July 2014

Rumour has it Live Nation will restructure its artist management business, with Madonna and U2 manager Guy Oseary set to head up a...

Chubby Checker settles with HP over the Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker settles with HP over the Chubby Checker

25 July 2014

Chubby Checker has settled with Hewlett-Packard in the previously reported dispute over the IT firm selling, for a short-time, a penis size estimating...

Duran Duran issue statement on fanclub lawsuit
Duran Duran issue statement on fanclub lawsuit

25 July 2014

Duran Duran have issued a statement regarding their lawsuit against WorldWide Fan Clubs, the company which had, until recently, been running its official...

Unlocking The Truth record deal approved
Unlocking The Truth record deal approved

25 July 2014

A New York court has approved a deal for Sony Music's Cherry Party label to sign teen metal band Unlocking The Truth, according...

PPL promotes Christian Barton to Finance Director
PPL promotes Christian Barton to Finance Director

25 July 2014

The UK record industry's collecting society PPL has announced the promotion of Financial Controller Christian Barton to the role of Finance Director. Barton...

Leanne Sharman joins Disciple Media
Leanne Sharman joins Disciple Media

25 July 2014

Music tech firm Disciple Media has announced the appointment of Leanne Sharman as its new COO. Says CEO Benji Vaughan: "Leanne has long been...

Key YouTube music man steps down
Key YouTube music man steps down

24 July 2014

One of YouTube's main music men, Chris LaRosa, is departing the video streaming giant to go and join one of those trendy start-ups...

Pharrell Williams seeks summary judgement in his favour in 'Blurred Lines' dispute
Pharrell Williams seeks summary judgement in his favour in 'Blurred Lines' dispute

24 July 2014

Legal reps for Pharrell Williams have filed a motion calling for the legal battle he, and his cohort in rape-promoting-pop-pap Robin Thicke, are...

Duran Duran sue their own fanclub
Duran Duran sue their own fanclub

24 July 2014

Duran Duran are suing their own fanclub because, well, it makes a great headline so why not? Technically they are suing Chicago-based WorldWide Fan...

Tulisa's PA issues apology over Simon Cowell gay claims
Tulisa's PA issues apology over Simon Cowell gay claims

24 July 2014

Tulisa Contostavlos' personal assistant Gareth Varey has issued an apology to Simon Cowell, after a recording of him claiming that the 'X-Factor' chief...

Culture Minister to address BPI AGM in September
Culture Minister to address BPI AGM in September

24 July 2014

One for fans of annual general meetings now, and the next AGM extravaganza for members of record label trade group the BPI is...

Google appears to prioritise ads for legit sources in searches for pirated content
Google appears to prioritise ads for legit sources in searches for pirated content

23 July 2014

Google is possibly experimenting with a new system that would see ads for legit content platforms positioned at the top of searches for...

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