BMG acquires Infectious Music
BMG acquires Infectious Music

2 September 2014

The still rather acquisitive BMG has announced it has acquired Infectious, which will bring the UK indie's acts to its recordings roster, and...

Government's culture man talks tough on copyright at BPI AGM
Government's culture man talks tough on copyright at BPI AGM

2 September 2014

The government's culture man, former city boy Sajid Javid, talked tough about copyright enforcement at the Annual General Meeting of record industry trade...

Tony Wadsworth departs BPI with rally call for labels
Tony Wadsworth departs BPI with rally call for labels

2 September 2014

Speaking for the final time as Chairman of the UK's record industry trade body the BPI yesterday afternoon, Tony Wadsworth spoke up passionately...

New Director General at CISAC
New Director General at CISAC

2 September 2014

CISAC, the organisation that brings together music publishing collecting societies from around the world, has announced legal man Gadi Oron as its new...

New Camden bar run by The Old Blue Last and Birthdays team to open
New Camden bar run by The Old Blue Last and Birthdays team to open

2 September 2014

The team that runs The Old Blue Last and Birthdays have announced that they are opening a new venue, taking over The Record...

8tracks raises more finance
8tracks raises more finance

2 September 2014

Having shunned Google's acquisition approach - and they did shun it, they shunned Google right in the face, and Google bosses hate being...

YouTube begins to roll out crowdfunding features
YouTube begins to roll out crowdfunding features

2 September 2014

YouTube's crowdfunding features have gone live in Australia, Japan, Mexico and the US, Android Police reports. As previously reported, the new features were announced...

New editor at Gigwise
New editor at Gigwise

2 September 2014

Gigwise has a brand new editor, in the form of Andy Morris, who joins the music website from GQ, where he most recently...

CMU's One Liners - 2 Sep 2014
CMU's One Liners - 2 Sep 2014

2 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Nominations are open for the 2015 Music Producers Guild Awards. Put forward your top studio folk...

ATP's dispute with Dash continues, Paypal issuing refunds instead
ATP's dispute with Dash continues, Paypal issuing refunds instead

1 September 2014

ATP remains in dispute with Dash Tickets over responsibility for issuing refunds to Jabberwocky ticketholders. However, in its latest statement, the independent promoter...

MPAA research bigs up UK web-blocking
MPAA research bigs up UK web-blocking

1 September 2014

Research from the Motion Picture Association Of America reportedly claims that web-blocking in the UK is proving a decent tactic for reducing levels...

HMV boss remains bullish, says company will outperform Amazon in CD/DVD market soon
HMV boss remains bullish, says company will outperform Amazon in CD/DVD market soon

1 September 2014

The boss of HMV reckons that the high street retailer could soon regain its title as the biggest seller of CDs and DVDs...

Ticketing search engine scores $35 million in investment
Ticketing search engine scores $35 million in investment

1 September 2014

A US-based 'ticketing search engine' called SeatGeek has announced it has just raised $35 million in investment, in a funding round led by...

Electric Zoo cut short by the weather
Electric Zoo cut short by the weather

1 September 2014

The Electric Zoo festival in New York was cut short again this weekend, though this time because of extreme weather conditions. As previously...

New CMU Insights programme incoming
New CMU Insights programme incoming

1 September 2014

A new programme of evening seminars from CMU Insights kicks off in a fortnight, with eight two-hour sessions providing an overview of the...

CMU's One Liners - 1 Sep 2014
CMU's One Liners - 1 Sep 2014

1 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Sarah Henderson has been promoted to the role of General Manager at Murray Chalmers PR, according to...

Possible setback for the labels in ongoing dispute with Sirius over pre-1972 recordings
Possible setback for the labels in ongoing dispute with Sirius over pre-1972 recordings

29 August 2014

The American record industry isn't going to get a speedy resolution to the grand debate over what, exactly, is the deal with sound...

Abbey Road extends alliance with Chandler Limited
Abbey Road extends alliance with Chandler Limited

29 August 2014

Universal's Abbey Road Studios has extended its partnership with audio kit maker Chandler Limited, which will see the latter continue to sell and...

Asian streaming service scores $104 million in investment, hopes for further expansion
Asian streaming service scores $104 million in investment, hopes for further expansion

29 August 2014

Asian streaming service KKBOX announced yesterday that it had raised a neat $104 million in new investment from the Singapore government's investment corporation...

Universal invests into B2B streaming start-up
Universal invests into B2B streaming start-up

29 August 2014

A US-based virtual jukebox service has scored a "strategic investment" from Universal Music, according to TechCruch. Rockbot is a jukebox-type system sold to bars...

Kim Dotcom fights to keep finances a secret
Kim Dotcom fights to keep finances a secret

28 August 2014

Kim Dotcom's finances have been discussed in a New Zealand court once again, as the various legal shenanigans in relation to his former...

A2IM backs .music TLD bid
A2IM backs .music TLD bid

28 August 2014

The trade body for indie labels in the US, A2IM, has added its support to one of the bids to control the .music...

Company named in Universal's Smirnoff DJ contest lawsuit denies involvement
Company named in Universal's Smirnoff DJ contest lawsuit denies involvement

28 August 2014

An Atlanta-based company has expressed surprise after being named on a lawsuit filed by Universal Music, over VH1 (and formerly BET) show 'Master...

New legal man for Merlin
New legal man for Merlin

28 August 2014

The agency that represents many of the indie labels in the digital domain, Merlin, has appointed a new Director of Legal & Business...

Early Drake associate sues Cash Money over profit share
Early Drake associate sues Cash Money over profit share

27 August 2014

Hip hop producer Jas Prince is suing Cash Money Records, claiming that the label cut him out of profits due as part of...

Universal sues maker of VH1/Smirnoff DJ contest
Universal sues maker of VH1/Smirnoff DJ contest

27 August 2014

Universal Music has sued the makers of a DJ competition that airs on VH1 in the US called 'Master Of The Mix', claiming...

More Momentum funding confirmed
More Momentum funding confirmed

27 August 2014

Another round of Momentum Music Fund grants already, surely not? Well, actually, yes. The PRS For Music Foundation has announced details of the...

Australian streaming service Songl to close
Australian streaming service Songl to close

27 August 2014

Australian streaming service Songl has announced that it is to close, eighteen months after its official launch. A message on the company's website reads:...

Spotify freemium mobile reaches Windows Phones
Spotify freemium mobile reaches Windows Phones

27 August 2014

The free mobile version of Spotify already available to iPhone and Android phone owners is now available to all you Windows Phone users...

New CEO at Gracenote
New CEO at Gracenote

27 August 2014

Music data firm Gracenote has a new CEO in the form of John Batter, the company's newish owner Tribune has confirmed. He takes...

  • BMG acquires Infectious Music
  • Government’s culture man talks tough on copyright at BPI AGM
  • Cee Lo Green pleads no contest to drugs charges, deletes Twitter account
  • Tony Wadsworth departs BPI with rally call for labels
  • 8tracks raises more finance
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