PRS sues SoundCloud
PRS sues SoundCloud

28 August 2015

So, in what was threatening to be a quiet news week, PRS yesterday informed its...

PRS's memo to members about its SoundCloud litigation
PRS's memo to members about its SoundCloud litigation

28 August 2015

After careful consideration, and following five years of unsuccessful negotiations, we now find ourselves in...

BASCA backs PRS action against SoundCloud
BASCA backs PRS action against SoundCloud

28 August 2015

The British Academy Of Songwriters, Composers And Authors yesterday gave its backing to PRS's litigation...

Sony/ATV launches JV with leading MCN
Sony/ATV launches JV with leading MCN

28 August 2015

The German wing of music publishing major Sony/ATV has announced a global JV with one...

First Lynsey de Paul Prize presented
First Lynsey de Paul Prize presented

28 August 2015

The PRS For Music Foundation has announced the winner of the first Lynsey de Paul...

Ian Rogers departs Apple
Ian Rogers departs Apple

28 August 2015

Ian Rogers is departing Apple just two months after the new streaming service he helped...

Vine adds musical whatnots in app upgrade
Vine adds musical whatnots in app upgrade

28 August 2015

Twitter's mini-video-message app Vine is having an upgrade and it is getting all kinds of...

Xfm relaunch reportedly imminent
Xfm relaunch reportedly imminent

28 August 2015

More gossiping this week about the planned relaunch of Xfm, with Popbitch reckoning an official...

CMU's One Liners: Tegan And Sara, Tidal, Alt-J and other stuff
CMU's One Liners: Tegan And Sara, Tidal, Alt-J and other stuff

28 August 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Booking agency WME has nabbed Tegan And Sara for...

CMU Podcast: PRS v SoundCloud, MegaUpload, Tyler The Creator, One Direction
CMU Podcast: PRS v SoundCloud, MegaUpload, Tyler The Creator, One Direction

28 August 2015

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business,...

T-Mobile Austria refuses to take recent ruling against rival ISP as reason to web-block
T-Mobile Austria refuses to take recent ruling against rival ISP as reason to web-block

27 August 2015

T-Mobile in Austria has knocked back a request from the local music industry to block...

Sony Music partners on new live-data-driven talent discovery network
Sony Music partners on new live-data-driven talent discovery network

27 August 2015

Sony Music in the US has signed up to a new talent discovery network being...

Russia might hand collective licensing to a state agency
Russia might hand collective licensing to a state agency

27 August 2015

The Russian government might be about to meddle some more in the country's collective licensing...

High Definition promoter in liquidation after second aborted event
High Definition promoter in liquidation after second aborted event

27 August 2015

I think it's fair to say that when it comes to festivals, the Hop Farm...

Australia's Mushroom Group announces new management business
Australia's Mushroom Group announces new management business

27 August 2015

Australia-based independent music group Mushroom has announced the launch of a new artist management business...

CMU's One Liners: BPI AGM, Vevo sponsor, Foals tapes and two more
CMU's One Liners: BPI AGM, Vevo sponsor, Foals tapes and two more

27 August 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Record industry trade group the BPI has confirmed the...

Lawyers say the US government should buy servers holding lost MegaUpload data
Lawyers say the US government should buy servers holding lost MegaUpload data

26 August 2015

Legal reps for MegaUpload have argued that the American government should buy the shed load...

Sony's catalogue unit secures bulk of Van Morrison catalogue, reissues aplenty incoming
Sony's catalogue unit secures bulk of Van Morrison catalogue, reissues aplenty incoming

26 August 2015

Sony Music's catalogue division Legacy Recordings has got itself control of every Van Morrison album...

Eventbrite ticketing app comes to wearables
Eventbrite ticketing app comes to wearables

26 August 2015

"Self-service ticketing platform" - as it calls itself, and it kind of works - Eventbrite...

Radio app TuneIn launches premium service
Radio app TuneIn launches premium service

26 August 2015

TuneIn, the radio app that gives you free access to radio stations and podcasts from...

BBC radio allowed to premiere programmes online, but not with music shows
BBC radio allowed to premiere programmes online, but not with music shows

26 August 2015

The BBC Trust has given permission to the Corporation's radio stations to make certain programmes...

Una to stage monthly Twitter chats on live music issues
Una to stage monthly Twitter chats on live music issues

26 August 2015

Previously reported on new ticketing service Una, a sort of Oyster card for ticketing, has...

CMU's One Liners: Universal Canada, Ole, Velvet Underground and two more
CMU's One Liners: Universal Canada, Ole, Velvet Underground and two more

26 August 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Universal Music has a new top man in Canada...

Sony Music acquires Century Media Records
Sony Music acquires Century Media Records

25 August 2015

Sony Music has acquired German metal label Century Media Records. Terms of the deal are...

Another new music venue to open in Edinburgh
Another new music venue to open in Edinburgh

25 August 2015

Closely following the news that one of the Edinburgh Fringe's main venue operators is planning...

Kathryne Chalker joins Inside/Out
Kathryne Chalker joins Inside/Out

25 August 2015

Music PR firm Inside/Out has announced the appointment of Kathryne Chalker to the role of...

ITV in talks to buy UTV's TV business
ITV in talks to buy UTV's TV business

25 August 2015

ITV plc is seemingly in talks to buy the TV assets of UTV Media, which...

CMU's One Liners: ASCAP, Rock Band, The Libertines and two more
CMU's One Liners: ASCAP, Rock Band, The Libertines and two more

25 August 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • US collecting society ASCAP has a brand new SVP...

Spotify apologises for confusion over new privacy terms
Spotify apologises for confusion over new privacy terms

24 August 2015

So people got a bit nippy after reading Spotify's new terms and conditions last week,...

PIPCU has now requested that domain registrars disable 317 piracy sites
PIPCU has now requested that domain registrars disable 317 piracy sites

24 August 2015

The City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit – or PIPCU to its closest allies...

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