IFPI report hones in on labels' investment in music
IFPI report hones in on labels' investment in music

25 November 2014

Ah, record companies, remember them? Investing in new artists; helping acts hone their musical style; partnering the best musicians, songwriters and production talent;...

London's Madame Jojo's closed following violent incident
London's Madame Jojo's closed following violent incident

25 November 2014

The owners of Soho-based London club Madame Jojo's have had their license revoked following a "serious incident of disorder" last month, in which...

Independent Venue Week to return
Independent Venue Week to return

25 November 2014

Independent Venue Week is back, people. Well, not right now, that would be insane. But it's coming back for year number two from...

New (sort of) Beyonce and Coldplay releases go straight to Spotify
New (sort of) Beyonce and Coldplay releases go straight to Spotify

25 November 2014

The whole Taylor Swift v Spotify debate, remember that? I'm mid-way through turning the whole thing into an avant-garde opera. That'll teach Swifty...

MPAA has a go at getting file-sharing site homepages de-listed on Google
MPAA has a go at getting file-sharing site homepages de-listed on Google

24 November 2014

Hollywood trade body the Motion Picture Association Of America recently had a sneaky go at having the homepages of a plethora of file-sharing...

MIA signs to BMG Chrysalis
MIA signs to BMG Chrysalis

24 November 2014

Ms MIA has signed an international deal with BMG Chrysalis UK, the British wing of insatiably acquisitive music rights firm BMG. The publishing...

Mascot Label Group extends alliance with Warner's ADA
Mascot Label Group extends alliance with Warner's ADA

24 November 2014

That there Mascot Label Group has announced an alliance with Warner's label services business ADA in the US, having already been working with...

Ticketmaster to launch in Poland
Ticketmaster to launch in Poland

24 November 2014

Look out Poland, Ticketmaster is coming for you. Right for you. As in, the Live Nation-owned company is opening a Polish office. But...

Noisey editor not so big a fan of Vice's latest partner
Noisey editor not so big a fan of Vice's latest partner

24 November 2014

Talking of Live Nation's continued march to world domination, remember that announcement earlier this month that uber-funded yoof media powerhouse Vice was allying...

Lords pass proposed secondary ticketing regulations
Lords pass proposed secondary ticketing regulations

21 November 2014

The House Of Lords yesterday voted - just - to include a new clause in the Consumer Rights Bill that would force people...

Wendy Starland wins over $7 million from former Lady Gaga producer for work discovering the popstar
Wendy Starland wins over $7 million from former Lady Gaga producer for work discovering the popstar

21 November 2014

Lady Gaga's former producer Rob Fusari has been ordered to pay $7.3 million to Wendy Starland, the talent scout who originally discovered the...

BMG signs global deal with Chinese music firm
BMG signs global deal with Chinese music firm

21 November 2014

Having entered the Chinese market earlier this year, BMG has announced a new partnership with Giant Jump, which will see the German company...

Sony closes down Lily Allen label
Sony closes down Lily Allen label

21 November 2014

Lily Allen is a vanity label boss no more, now that her relatively short-lived Sony/Columbia imprint In The Name Of has closed down. ITNO,...

Sankeys boss on US club closures, first ever Sankeys festival
Sankeys boss on US club closures, first ever Sankeys festival

21 November 2014

The month-old Brooklyn branch of white-knuckle-ride nightclub franchise Sankeys has had to shut down, leading Sankeys boss David Vincent to release a statement...

Spotify goes into profit in France
Spotify goes into profit in France

21 November 2014

Following the announcement last month that Spotify's UK division had gone into profit, its French arm has apparently followed suit. Spotify reportedly now...

Billy Bragg apologises to Taylor Swift, offers
Billy Bragg apologises to Taylor Swift, offers "full support" in "fight for transparency"

21 November 2014

Billy Bragg has apologised to Taylor Swift for suggesting that she had accepted money from Google to promote YouTube Music Key, after it...

CMU's One Liners: The O2 x YPlan, Meghan Trainor, American Football and trillions more besides
CMU's One Liners: The O2 x YPlan, Meghan Trainor, American Football and trillions more besides

21 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • London's 'The O2' has got into bed with live listings app YPlan in a deal that will...

Billboard to include streaming and single track sales data in US album chart
Billboard to include streaming and single track sales data in US album chart

20 November 2014

Billboard, having adding streaming data into its main singles chart back in 2012, has announced that it will include the same in the...

Black Butter joins Sony Music UK
Black Butter joins Sony Music UK

20 November 2014

British indie label Black Butter has signed a new deal with Sony Music UK to become a standalone imprint under the major. Sony's...

UK Music launches Internship Code Of Practice
UK Music launches Internship Code Of Practice

20 November 2014

UK Music yesterday launched a new Internship Code Of Practice for the good old music industry, in partnership with action group Intern Aware. The...

Justin Timberlake buys into AfterMaster audio co
Justin Timberlake buys into AfterMaster audio co

20 November 2014

Having possibly slowly and quietly backed off (as one might from a rabid wolf) from his role as flashy promotional prop to the...

Beats Music to become default app on iOS from March, says FT
Beats Music to become default app on iOS from March, says FT

20 November 2014

After the phenomenal success and universal joy that greeted U2's new album 'Songs Of Innocence' when it was pushed out to iTunes users...

Irving Azoff continues to put pressure on YouTube over song rights
Irving Azoff continues to put pressure on YouTube over song rights

19 November 2014

Despite being best known as a veteran artist manager and, from his time co-running Live Nation, a key player in live music, Irving...

New Executive Board chair at PRS
New Executive Board chair at PRS

19 November 2014

The UK music publishing sector's collecting society PRS For Music has announced the appointment of Stephen Davidson to chair its Executive Board, and...

Bob Marley estate seals deal on world’s first global cannabis brand
Bob Marley estate seals deal on world’s first global cannabis brand

19 November 2014

Already a high-earning dead celebrity, with official lines in clothing, coffee and 'earth-friendly headphones' retailing in his name, Bob Marley's name and image...

 Billy Bragg accuses Taylor Swift of “corporate power play”
Billy Bragg accuses Taylor Swift of “corporate power play”

19 November 2014

Billy Bragg has accused Taylor Swift's stand against Spotify as being "nothing more than a corporate power play", suggesting that she had in...

 AEG to broadcast its US festivals via its TV partner
AEG to broadcast its US festivals via its TV partner

19 November 2014

AEG has announced some details about the festival coverage that will be aired on the US TV channel in which it has a...

Kobalt to support Berklee’s Rethink Music initiative
Kobalt to support Berklee’s Rethink Music initiative

19 November 2014

Music rights group Kobalt has announced an alliance with the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, which will see the former provide the...

Judge indicates that public performance right might apply to pre-1972 recordings in New York State too
Judge indicates that public performance right might apply to pre-1972 recordings in New York State too

18 November 2014

So the whole pre-1972 thing is getting very interesting indeed in the US, and arguably rather bizarre, in that recent rulings suggest that...

BMG acquires Vagrant Records
BMG acquires Vagrant Records

18 November 2014

The latest phase of BMG acquisitions are very much label focused, aren't they? Because while the v2 BMG company has always had an...

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