Vocal Sony Corp investor sells stake
Vocal Sony Corp investor sells stake

22 October 2014

Noisy Sony Corp shareholder Daniel Loeb has divested his stock in the electronics and entertainment group, which will probably please the top guard...

Recent case provides insight into the costs of web-blocking
Recent case provides insight into the costs of web-blocking

22 October 2014

Torrentfreak has published some information on the costs of instigating web-blocks based on information provided in a recent case by legal man Simon...

New Chair for PRS For Music Foundation
New Chair for PRS For Music Foundation

22 October 2014

Music community funder the PRS For Music Foundation, the charity allied to the UK music publishing sector's collecting society PRS For Music, has...

O2 hires FRUKT to lead next phase of its music sponsorship programme
O2 hires FRUKT to lead next phase of its music sponsorship programme

22 October 2014

Music/brand partnership specialist FRUKT has been appointed by oft-useless phone firm O2 to work on future "strategy, creative and delivery" for the brand's...

Revamp of Google streaming service incorporates Songza curation
Revamp of Google streaming service incorporates Songza curation

22 October 2014

Google is stepping up the curated playlist functionality within its streaming platform this week, in a move that is seemingly the first integration...

TuneCore to offer YouTube's Content ID to artists
TuneCore to offer YouTube's Content ID to artists

22 October 2014

Digital distributor TuneCore has launched a new service called YouTube Money, which basically opens up the Google site's Content ID service to independent...

Gambaccini back on BBC
Gambaccini back on BBC

22 October 2014

A now-in-the-clear Paul Gambaccini will pick up again as a BBC Radio host next month, the Corporation has confirmed, a year on from...

Double legal setback for Kim Dotcom
Double legal setback for Kim Dotcom

21 October 2014

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom has had two setbacks in his long-running legal battle with the American and New Zealand authorities. Prosecutors in the...

Virgin US chief to depart
Virgin US chief to depart

21 October 2014

Ron Fair is stepping down from his top role at the US branch of Virgin Records, according to the New York Post. As...

Jack Daniel's expands its music partnerships programme
Jack Daniel's expands its music partnerships programme

21 October 2014

The previously reported music-based marketing campaign from Jack Daniel's, which included that takeover of The Macbeth venue in Hoxton, is in the process...

Spotify announces family plan
Spotify announces family plan

21 October 2014

Ah families. I liked families. Do you remember families? They were good weren't they? Then the internet came along and screwed everything up,...

Ofcom criticises Radio 1 over sweary Lily Allen festival set
Ofcom criticises Radio 1 over sweary Lily Allen festival set

21 October 2014

Oh, for fuck's sake. Lily 'pimp and his crack whore' Allen has really gone and done it this time, and got BBC Radio...

Music publisher Felix Hines dies
Music publisher Felix Hines dies

21 October 2014

Executives from across the music publishing sector, and beyond, were paying tribute yesterday to Felix Hines of Phoenix Music International, who died on...

Live Nation reshuffles management assets, launches the new Maverick
Live Nation reshuffles management assets, launches the new Maverick

20 October 2014

Following rumours in July that Live Nation was planning a shake up of its artist management assets, likely resulting in a more cohesive...

Google pledges to further demote piracy sites in search listings
Google pledges to further demote piracy sites in search listings

20 October 2014

Google has made another commitment to downgrade piracy sites in its search engine results based on takedown notices issued under America's Digital Millennium...

Organiser dies by suicide after South Korean concert tragedy
Organiser dies by suicide after South Korean concert tragedy

20 October 2014

A man involved in the organisation of an open air pop concert in South Korea that ended in tragedy on Friday, when a...

Live UK awards presented
Live UK awards presented

20 October 2014

Elsewhere in music conference-dom last week it was the Live UK Summit in London, within which you might have spied the Live UK...

First ever Festival Congress Awards presented
First ever Festival Congress Awards presented

20 October 2014

And third, but by no means least, in fact, we've saved the best for last, it was the first ever Festival Congress Awards...

CMU's One Liners: The Orchard x Naïve, Lily Allen, Pitbull and more
CMU's One Liners: The Orchard x Naïve, Lily Allen, Pitbull and more

20 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Digital distribution co The Orchard has signed off on a très bon new deal with premiere...

Web-blocking begins in Iceland
Web-blocking begins in Iceland

17 October 2014

With web-blocking now a tip top poptastic tactic for combating online piracy, Iceland has joined the web-blockade party by issuing a court injunction...

2NE1 leader CL signs with Scooter Braun
2NE1 leader CL signs with Scooter Braun

17 October 2014

CL - lead singer, rapper and 'baddest female' in K-Pop-sensations-most-likely-to-break-the-States 2NE1 - has signed a solo management deal with Bieber/Grande-enabler Scooter Braun, this...

Imagem announces deal with Avicii manager's publishing firm
Imagem announces deal with Avicii manager's publishing firm

17 October 2014

With EDM fans from across the world grooving big time at the big fat Amsterdam Dance Event this week, independent publisher Imagem Music...

Merlin announces New York office and US GM
Merlin announces New York office and US GM

17 October 2014

Merlin, the global digital rights agency that reps indie labels and distribution firms both great and usually good, has announced the launch next...

MAMA founder returns with new music business
MAMA founder returns with new music business

17 October 2014

The former boss of London-based live firm MAMA is launching a new music business to be called Sixth Plc, which is seeking "key...

Dice founder outlines motivations for new ticketing service
Dice founder outlines motivations for new ticketing service

17 October 2014

The founder of new mobile-based ticketing platform Dice has been discussing his company's mission in the new CMU Digest Report, following the service's...

Twitter partners with SoundCloud for new in-app audio option
Twitter partners with SoundCloud for new in-app audio option

17 October 2014

Twitter has announced changes to how SoundCloud streams play within its iOS and Android apps, which will allow users to play tracks direct...

Warner buys Playlists.net
Warner buys Playlists.net

17 October 2014

Following rumours that a deal was imminent back in July, UK-based playlisting-frenzy-platform Playlists.net has been bought by the artist and label services division...

Will.i.am links with 7digital, reveals wearable wristphone
Will.i.am links with 7digital, reveals wearable wristphone

17 October 2014

7digital has entered into a partnership with the most technologically-advanced popstar on the planet - Will.i.am - the first offshoot of which is...

CMU's One Liners: Kevin Kadish, Nitin Sawhney, Kobalt, Independent Label Market and more
CMU's One Liners: Kevin Kadish, Nitin Sawhney, Kobalt, Independent Label Market and more

17 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • A lot of people are criticising Meghan Trainor for being sizeist against "skinny bitches" in her anti-sizeism...

Labels look set to win pre-1972 lawsuit against Sirius after Flo & Eddie ruling
Labels look set to win pre-1972 lawsuit against Sirius after Flo & Eddie ruling

16 October 2014

The recent court win for songwriters Flo & Eddie in their royalties dispute with US satellite radio firm Sirius XM has had an...

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