BMI hones in on some key points in its Pandora ruling
BMI hones in on some key points in its Pandora ruling

29 May 2015

With the US publishing sector having felt increasingly on the back foot in its battle for higher royalties from the digital services, and...

BMG signs Jacob Whitesides
BMG signs Jacob Whitesides

29 May 2015

The BeeMGees have only gone and signed up "hotly-tipped digital media sensation" Jacob Whitesides, off of the Vines and the YouTubes, in a...

Sony renewing contracts with music top men
Sony renewing contracts with music top men

29 May 2015

Sony Music boss man Doug Morris has inked a new two year deal to run the music major, according to the New York...

Former MTV chief backs PopShack
Former MTV chief backs PopShack

29 May 2015

PopShack, which we're calling a YouTube-centric label, but you might see as a music-focused multi-channel network, and which has defined itself as both...

Ditto opens second US office in Austin
Ditto opens second US office in Austin

29 May 2015

Digital distribution service Ditto Music has announced the opening of a new US office in Austin, Texas. CEO Matt Parsons said in a...

Charmfactory partners with Sneak Attack in the US
Charmfactory partners with Sneak Attack in the US

29 May 2015

UK digital marketing and PR company Charmfactory has announced a partnership with US firm Sneak Attack which will see them pool resources for...

Rejoice! Shazam now features QR code recognition!
Rejoice! Shazam now features QR code recognition!

29 May 2015

Shazam has added a whole load of new functionality through visual recognition. And that sounds quite cool doesn't it? That's because it is....

CMU’s One Liners: Proper hires, Tyler clarifies, Minaj fans petition, plus more stuff and things
CMU’s One Liners: Proper hires, Tyler clarifies, Minaj fans petition, plus more stuff and things

29 May 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Proper Music Distribution has hired Kameil Sattar, formerly with eMusic (yeah, that's still going), for the role...

NMPA sues Wolfgang's Vault
NMPA sues Wolfgang's Vault

28 May 2015

The US's National Music Publishers' Association has launched legal action against Wolfgang's Vault, over the licensing (or lack thereof) of the thousands of...

Pre-1972 case given class action status
Pre-1972 case given class action status

28 May 2015

The Pre-1972 Thing, as I'd like all lawyers to now call it, continues to roll forward in the US, with a judge giving...

Merlin announces deal with pan-Asian streaming service KKBOX
Merlin announces deal with pan-Asian streaming service KKBOX

28 May 2015

Indie label repping digital rights agency Merlin has announced a deal with Asian streaming service KKBOX, the Taiwan-based digital set-up that was one...

EMI to return to India via joint venture with Bollywood director
EMI to return to India via joint venture with Bollywood director

28 May 2015

Universal Music has announced the return of the EMI brand to the Indian market with the launch of EMI Records India, a joint...

Theatre industry publishes new technical standards after Apollo ceiling collapse
Theatre industry publishes new technical standards after Apollo ceiling collapse

28 May 2015

Although led by the theatre industry, new technical standards produced after the collapse of the ceiling at London's Apollo Theatre in 2013 (the...

U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan dies
U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan dies

28 May 2015

U2's tour manager Dennis Sheehan was found dead in his Los Angeles hotel room yesterday morning, following the first night of the band's...

CMU's One Liners: Apple regains position as most valuable brand, Capitol US appoints new COO, tech IPO plans, and more
CMU's One Liners: Apple regains position as most valuable brand, Capitol US appoints new COO, tech IPO plans, and more

28 May 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Apple has regained the title of most valuable brand in the world from Google, according to the...

SFX board backs move back into private ownership
SFX board backs move back into private ownership

27 May 2015

Robert FX Sillerman is one step closer to taking his EDM powerhouse SFX back into private ownership, after the special committee of independent...

Warner Music buys state-owned Polish record label
Warner Music buys state-owned Polish record label

27 May 2015

Warner Music Poland has announced that it has acquired the country's oldest record company, Polskie Nagrania. The label was previously owned by the...

Heather Swaine joins Weller Media Agency
Heather Swaine joins Weller Media Agency

27 May 2015

Digital creative company the Weller Media Agency has announced Heather Swaine as its new Director Of Digital Publicity. She joins from PR firm...

Downsizing in Samsung's Milk Music division
Downsizing in Samsung's Milk Music division

27 May 2015

Is Samsung about to cut off Milk supplies? Would doing so make it the Margaret Thatcher of digital content? Given this month's election...

BBC cancels Never Mind The Buzzcocks
BBC cancels Never Mind The Buzzcocks

27 May 2015

The BBC has decided to cancel 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' after eighteen years and 28 series. I'll give you a moment to shout...

David Pickard announced as BBC Proms director
David Pickard announced as BBC Proms director

27 May 2015

General Director at Glyndebourne David Pickard has been announced as the new Director of the BBC Proms. Taking up the role later this...

Gigaom to return, Re/code sold
Gigaom to return, Re/code sold

27 May 2015

Tech news site Gigaom is returning, having somewhat abruptly shut up shop back in March. And although a brand new post has already...

Canadian Independent Music Association announces 40th anniversary celebrations
Canadian Independent Music Association announces 40th anniversary celebrations

27 May 2015

The Canadian Independent Music Association has announced details of celebrations to mark its 40th anniversary with a gala and the organisation's first awards...

CMU's One Liners: Demi Lovato launches label with Nick Jonas, Dave Stewart signs distribution deal with The Orchard, BMG partners with Kartel on Skint re-issues, and more tales of people getting along
CMU's One Liners: Demi Lovato launches label with Nick Jonas, Dave Stewart signs distribution deal with The Orchard, BMG partners with Kartel on Skint re-issues, and more tales of people getting along

27 May 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Demi Lovato and her manager Phil McIntyre (not to be confused with the UK promoter of the...

International Artist Organisation responds to Sony/Spotify contract leak
International Artist Organisation responds to Sony/Spotify contract leak

26 May 2015

Following the previously reported open letter from the International Music Managers Forum responding to last week's Sony/Spotify contract leak, the recently formed International...

Pirate Bay co-founder appeals domain ruling
Pirate Bay co-founder appeals domain ruling

26 May 2015

Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij is to appeal the previously reported ruling in the Swedish courts that said the controversial file-sharing site's flagship...

Universal publisher extends deals with Axwell and Ingrosso
Universal publisher extends deals with Axwell and Ingrosso

26 May 2015

Universal Music Publishing last week announced it had extended its global agreements with Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso. The deals cover both producers' Swedish...

Sony/ATV deals with Krept and Konan and Lenka
Sony/ATV deals with Krept and Konan and Lenka

26 May 2015

In one of two new deals confirmed last week, Sony/ATV announced it had signed still buzzing urban duo Krept and Konan, who continue...

Line launches streaming music service in Thailand
Line launches streaming music service in Thailand

26 May 2015

Having last year announced an alliance with music majors Sony and Avex with the intent of launching a streaming music platform in its...

Boiler Room launches channel on Twitch
Boiler Room launches channel on Twitch

26 May 2015

Boiler Room yesterday announced an alliance with the now Amazon-owned streaming video platform Twitch, which will see the former run a 24/7 channel...

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