Vevo owners no longer considering a sale
Vevo owners no longer considering a sale

20 August 2014

If you were thinking of buying yourself a Vevo, but were waiting until pay day next week before making your bid, well, you...

The Prodigy ally with Three Six Zero's new label in the States
The Prodigy ally with Three Six Zero's new label in the States

20 August 2014

The new joint venture label being run by EDM management powerhouse Three Six Zero and Warner Music has a signing, in the form...

Details of YouTube subscription music service leak
Details of YouTube subscription music service leak

20 August 2014

Some details about Google's YouTube music subscription service have leaked, reports Android Police. Though a launch date is still unclear, the website claims...

NFL proposes pay-to-play option to potential Super Bowl halftime performers
NFL proposes pay-to-play option to potential Super Bowl halftime performers

20 August 2014

American football overseer the NFL is currently unable to decide who to pick to play the Super Bowl halftime show in February next...

AIM and A2IM tell members to be wary of SoundCloud user licence
AIM and A2IM tell members to be wary of SoundCloud user licence

20 August 2014

UK and US indie label trade bodies AIM and A2IM have warned their members to be aware of a number of clauses in...

Mixcloud launches paid accounts for content owners and listeners
Mixcloud launches paid accounts for content owners and listeners

20 August 2014

Mixcloud has announced a number of new features and subscription plans for listeners and content owners. The new $15 per month Pro uploader...

Rob Da Bank taking Bestival to the US and Europe
Rob Da Bank taking Bestival to the US and Europe

20 August 2014

Mr Rob Da Bank is going to "knuckle down a bit" and replicate his Bestival franchise over in North America AND at additional...

Online music video ratings to be tested in October
Online music video ratings to be tested in October

19 August 2014

That PM bloke you all love so much, David Cameron, yesterday confirmed that the BPI and the British Board Of Film Classification will...

Snow Patrol managing own songs utilising Kobalt alliance
Snow Patrol managing own songs utilising Kobalt alliance

19 August 2014

Snow Patrol's publishing company Polar Patrol is now controlling the rights in the band's own post-2010 songs and future works in the North...

Morrissey convinced he is no longer signed to a label
Morrissey convinced he is no longer signed to a label

19 August 2014

So poor old Morrissey is on his own again (label deals-wise, at least), with his fansite True To You now insisting that he...

ATP hits back at Dash and Zeitgeist over Jabberwocky
ATP hits back at Dash and Zeitgeist over Jabberwocky

18 August 2014

Independent promoter ATP has hit out at claims made by two companies involved in its Jabberwocky festival, following the event's last minute cancellation...

Pirate Party MEP details prison visit to Pirate Bay founder
Pirate Party MEP details prison visit to Pirate Bay founder

18 August 2014

Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda has written up her previously reported visit to Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde in prison last week. In...

Spotify launches in Canada
Spotify launches in Canada

18 August 2014

Spotify's long awaited arrival in Canada has finally occurred, with the streaming service now available in the country on an invite-only basis. A spokesperson...

Jonathan Ross invited back for 'one-off' Radio 2 stint
Jonathan Ross invited back for 'one-off' Radio 2 stint

18 August 2014

Floppy-haired shrinking violet Jonathan Ross is going to pop back into BBC Radio 2 HQ for a bit so as to sit in...

MEP meets with jailed Pirate Bay founder
MEP meets with jailed Pirate Bay founder

15 August 2014

Julia Reda, a Member of the European Parliament, was due to meet with one-time Pirate Bay spokesman Peter Sunde in jail yesterday, telling...

TEED raises labels label, releases weird T-shirt
TEED raises labels label, releases weird T-shirt

15 August 2014

Child-of-electronica TEED (aka Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs aka Orlando Higginbottom) has started a label, Nice Age, and already released its first track, the...

Involved Publishing partners with Kobalt
Involved Publishing partners with Kobalt

15 August 2014

The publishing arm of the Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep labels, Involved Publishing, has announced a worldwide administration deal with Kobalt. The dance-focussed company boasts...

Yet more decline in music mag circulation figures
Yet more decline in music mag circulation figures

15 August 2014

Somehow the Audit Bureau Of Circulation always seems to pick weeks when I'm really busy to pump out its regular magazine circulation figures,...

Reeperbahn conference expands speaker line-up
Reeperbahn conference expands speaker line-up

15 August 2014

Hamburg's Reeperbahn music industry conference has added more speakers to the line-up for this year's event, which will take place from 17-20 Sep. Amongst...

ATP puts refund responsibility on Dash, Pitchfork clarifies Jabberwocky involvement
ATP puts refund responsibility on Dash, Pitchfork clarifies Jabberwocky involvement

14 August 2014

So, 24 hours away from what would have been its scheduled start time, the fallout from ATP's cancelled Jabberwocky festival continues. As previously reported,...

Major labels' copyright case against Russian social network vKontakte gets go ahead
Major labels' copyright case against Russian social network vKontakte gets go ahead

14 August 2014

Legal claims from the three major labels against Russian social network vKontakte will be heard by a court in the country next month,...

Danzig's Misfits merch lawsuit thrown out
Danzig's Misfits merch lawsuit thrown out

14 August 2014

A judge has thrown out Glenn Danzig's legal claim that he is owed money on merchandising deals done by former Misfits bandmate Jerry...

IFPI confirms discussions on global release day ongoing, Friday looking likely
IFPI confirms discussions on global release day ongoing, Friday looking likely

14 August 2014

Following the rumours earlier this week that the record industry was considering a consistent street day worldwide, so that new releases would go...

Spotify partners with BandPage, returns to Shazam apps
Spotify partners with BandPage, returns to Shazam apps

14 August 2014

Spotify has announced a new partnership with BandPage. The deal will allow artists utilising BandPage's platform to sell stuff through the streaming service....

Neil Young launches new Pono crowdfunding campaign
Neil Young launches new Pono crowdfunding campaign

14 August 2014

Despite having raised $6.2 million on Kickstarter earlier this year, almost eight times the amount it was looking for, Neil Young's PonoMusic is...

ATP cancels Jabberwocky festival with just three days notice
ATP cancels Jabberwocky festival with just three days notice

13 August 2014

Independent promoter ATP has announced the cancellation of this weekend's Jabberwocky festival in London. Due to take place over two days at London's...

Indian streaming service Saavn bags Warner deal
Indian streaming service Saavn bags Warner deal

13 August 2014

Indian streaming service Saavn has signed a new licensing deal with Warner Music covering its recordings catalogue, meaning it now has agreements in...

Record industry considering global street day for new releases
Record industry considering global street day for new releases

13 August 2014

Record industries worldwide are being encouraged to adopt a standard release day, to simplify things for global digital platforms and to remove frustrations...

Mat Zo starts online label Mad Zoo
Mat Zo starts online label Mad Zoo

13 August 2014

The man, artist and dance DJ Mat Zo has established a new label, Mad Zoo, the name of which is spelt kind of...

The Agency Group acquires The Bobby Roberts Company
The Agency Group acquires The Bobby Roberts Company

13 August 2014

Gig booking powerhouse The Agency Group has announced the acquisition of country music talent agency The Bobby Roberts Company. The Nashville-based firm represents...

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  • Details of YouTube subscription music service leak
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