MegaUpload files papers in Hong Kong to get assets back
MegaUpload files papers in Hong Kong to get assets back

24 April 2014

After a New Zealand court recently ordered the authorities there to return seized assets to MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom, the defunct file-transfer company...

X-Factor trio Rough Copy sign to Epic
X-Factor trio Rough Copy sign to Epic

24 April 2014

R&B-pop trio Rough Copy - who wound up coming fourth on 'The X-Factor' back in 2013, for what it's worth - have signed...

Rosie Lowe joins Wolf Tone
Rosie Lowe joins Wolf Tone

24 April 2014

Paul Epworth has picked dark-pop orchid Rosie Lowe to join his Wolf Tone label. The signing follows London-based vocalist Lowe's four track 'Right...

Warner/Chappell signs Jay Joyce
Warner/Chappell signs Jay Joyce

24 April 2014

Warner/Chappell has announced that it has signed a new worldwide deal with songwriter and producer Jay Joyce's Neon Cross publishing company. As well...

SFX buys Perryscope Productions
SFX buys Perryscope Productions

24 April 2014

SFX Entertainment is continuing its quest to own all of the world's 'EMC' companies, with the acquisition of licensing and merch company Perryscope...

vKontakte founder says he's been fired by Putin allies
vKontakte founder says he's been fired by Putin allies

24 April 2014

The founder of vKontakte, the Russian social network that has come under much criticism of late from the music industry for facilitating unlicensed...

Lauren Zalaznick joins Shazam's board of directors
Lauren Zalaznick joins Shazam's board of directors

24 April 2014

Shazam has announced the appointment of Lauren Zalaznick to its board of directors. Zalaznick has previously worked for NBCUniversal and MTV. Shazam Executive Chairman...

Young Guns Network to celebrate first birthday with free event
Young Guns Network to celebrate first birthday with free event

24 April 2014

The Young Guns Network, an initiative providing non-old biz insiders with the chance to socialise and share ideas, will celebrate its first birthday...

Bellowhead celebrate tenth anniversary with Island signing, new LP
Bellowhead celebrate tenth anniversary with Island signing, new LP

23 April 2014

Trad folk clan Bellowhead have signed to Universal's Island Records, which is one way to celebrate 2014 being their tenth anniversary as a...

Believe signs SRD
Believe signs SRD

23 April 2014

Believe Digital has announced a new deal with Southern Record Distributors. Believe will handle SRD's digital distribution globally across all services, something that...

New London record store, Rye Wax, opening soon(ish)
New London record store, Rye Wax, opening soon(ish)

23 April 2014

Since it's always a pleasant rarity to hear of a record shop opening, as opposed to closing, hear this and be glad; a...

Skullcandy announces headphones for women
Skullcandy announces headphones for women

23 April 2014

WOMEN! Are you tired of being unable to listen to music on the move? Well, Skullcandy is here to help. The company has...

Tango launches new news feed with integrated Spotify
Tango launches new news feed with integrated Spotify

23 April 2014

Mobile messaging app Tango has put live a new News Feed function, which counts as music news because of the app maker's previously...

Pirate Bay processes ten millionth torrent upload, faces two millionth Google block
Pirate Bay processes ten millionth torrent upload, faces two millionth Google block

23 April 2014

The always contentious Pirate Bay hit a new milestone on Monday when, according to Torrentfreak, it processed its ten millionth torrent upload. The...

Oxegen short on 'suitable acts', won't take place this year
Oxegen short on 'suitable acts', won't take place this year

23 April 2014

Irish festival Oxegen will not take place this year, its organiser MCD have confirmed, citing a "lack of suitable headline acts" combined with...

Prince makes up with Warner Music, re-release campaign planned
Prince makes up with Warner Music, re-release campaign planned

22 April 2014

Prince has entered into a new deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he rather famously fell out with nearly two decades ago. The...

Jay Z recordings at heart of extortion allegations
Jay Z recordings at heart of extortion allegations

22 April 2014

A producer called Chauncey Mahan was questioned over allegations of extortion on Friday in relation to a collection of master recordings that once...

Domino Publishing signs Angel Olsen
Domino Publishing signs Angel Olsen

22 April 2014

Angel Olsen, a folk pop artist with a strong 'choppy fringe' game, has signed a deal with Domino Publishing. A one-time backing singer for...

Melissa Steel inks Atlantic deal
Melissa Steel inks Atlantic deal

22 April 2014

'Fresh face' Melissa Steel has signed a similarly fresh deal with Warner's Atlantic Records, so I think it's safe to say this is...

Live Nation takes complete control of Japanese business
Live Nation takes complete control of Japanese business

22 April 2014

Live giant Live Nation has taken full ownership of its Japanese division, previously a joint venture with native live firm Creativeman Productions. Live...

Indegoot opens London office
Indegoot opens London office

22 April 2014

US-based artist management group Indegoot Entertainment is opening a London office to be led by former Roadrunner Records exec Wally Van Middendorp, who...

Raw Power makes new board appointments
Raw Power makes new board appointments

22 April 2014

Artist management firm Raw Power has announced the appointment of two senior staff members to the company's board, London-based Commercial Director Don Jenkins...

Beats Music not off to a flying start, sources claim
Beats Music not off to a flying start, sources claim

22 April 2014

Beats Music managed to sign up fewer than 100,000 paying subscribers in its first 100 days out of beta, sources have told Billboard....

Rdio partners with Brazilian media firm Grupo Bandeirantes
Rdio partners with Brazilian media firm Grupo Bandeirantes

22 April 2014

Rdio has partnered with Brazilian media company Grupo Bandeirantes, with the latter incorporating the former's streaming set-up into some of its own online...

Blackburn to get lifetime achievement gong for second time at Radio Academy Awards
Blackburn to get lifetime achievement gong for second time at Radio Academy Awards

22 April 2014

Tony Blackburn will get a lifetime achievement prize at this year's Radio Academy Awards (previously known as the Sony Awards) to mark his...

Full Great Escape Convention Schedule now live
Full Great Escape Convention Schedule now live

17 April 2014

A full session-by-session guide to the CMU Insights-programmed Great Escape Convention is now online, as this year's conversations programme also goes live. And in...

New Zealand court rules to return assets to Dotcom
New Zealand court rules to return assets to Dotcom

17 April 2014

Personal assets seized by the New Zealand authorities when Kim Dotcom's home was raided amidst the US-led shutdown of MegaUpload in 2012 could...

Dave Lee Travis formally charged over further alleged indecent assaults
Dave Lee Travis formally charged over further alleged indecent assaults

17 April 2014

Radio DJ Dave Lee Travis has been charged with another count of indecent assault, dating back to 1995. This is in addition to...

Kids love cassettes, Record Store Day research claims
Kids love cassettes, Record Store Day research claims

17 April 2014

One in ten young people have bought an audio cassette in the last month, according to research carried out ahead of this year's...

Ministry to broadcast online Live From The Club
Ministry to broadcast online Live From The Club

17 April 2014

This Saturday at 1am Ministry Of Sound will launch 'Live From The Club', a Just Jam-style/Boiler Room-esque club-based streaming thing designed to beam...

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