Hoax call radio firm makes donation to nurse's family
Hoax call radio firm makes donation to nurse's family

15 September 2014

The Australian media group at the heart of the hoax call incident involving the hospital treating Kate Middleton in December 2012 has reportedly...

Frank Ocean's dad sues Russell Simmons website for defamation
Frank Ocean's dad sues Russell Simmons website for defamation

15 September 2014

Frank Ocean's father is suing hip hop mogul Russell Simmons for defamation relating to statements made on a website headed up by the...

SFX buys Brazilian agency and promoter
SFX buys Brazilian agency and promoter

15 September 2014

After Live Nation occupied the acquisitions spot in last week's CMU Daily, buying up ticketing firms Sherpa and Eventjoy, it's not surprising to...

Facebook courting MCNs to increase video content in its news feed
Facebook courting MCNs to increase video content in its news feed

15 September 2014

With video becoming an ever more important part of the Facebook news feed, and with pretty much everyone who would ever want to...

Pandora creates head of artist marketing role
Pandora creates head of artist marketing role

15 September 2014

Pandora has created a new role called Head Of Artist Marketing which will be filled by Jason Feinberg, formerly VP Of Digital Strategy...

SpinMedia fires staff, ceases printing Vibe
SpinMedia fires staff, ceases printing Vibe

15 September 2014

So, Stephen Blackwell's first significant (read: drastic) action as the new CEO of SpinMedia has been to fire nineteen of the company's staffers,...

BMG does direct deal with Pandora
BMG does direct deal with Pandora

12 September 2014

BMG yesterday announced that it had entered into a direct deal with American streaming service Pandora covering its catalogue of songs that are...

Duke Ellington family calls for royalties lawsuit against EMI to be reinstated
Duke Ellington family calls for royalties lawsuit against EMI to be reinstated

12 September 2014

The estate of Duke Ellington is hoping to resurrect a royalties lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, now controlled by Sony/ATV of course, after...

Disney responds to Deadmau5 dispute
Disney responds to Deadmau5 dispute

12 September 2014

If you're looking for an update on last week's Beef Of The Week, the rather fun squabble between Disney and Deadmau5, well look...

Live Nation buys DIY ticketing service
Live Nation buys DIY ticketing service

12 September 2014

Live Nation's Ticketmaster has announced it is acquiring Eventjoy, a provider of mobile ticketing and marketing tools to event organisers. Ticketmaster already operates...

CMU's One Liners: Kanye West, Andy C, Kraftwerk and more
CMU's One Liners: Kanye West, Andy C, Kraftwerk and more

12 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Kanye West made it to his show in Melbourne last night in the end, despite having...

Deezer to enter US market with high audio quality service
Deezer to enter US market with high audio quality service

11 September 2014

Deezer, the streaming service that once pledged to operate in more countries than currently exist on Planet Earth (perhaps they were pre-empting next...

More Pirate Bay proxies blocked
More Pirate Bay proxies blocked

11 September 2014

New web-blocks are being put in place against a number of Pirate Bay proxies, according to Torrentfreak. As much previously reported, web-block injunctions...

Universal reportedly placating retailers with promise of extra U2 tracks
Universal reportedly placating retailers with promise of extra U2 tracks

11 September 2014

So, is U2 giving away their new album 'Songs Of Innocence' to 500 million iTunes account holders worldwide (well, those who don't angrily...

Leeds venue The Cockpit closes
Leeds venue The Cockpit closes

11 September 2014

Leeds live spot The Cockpit, active for 20 years, has this week closed for good, and with immediate effect, its operator Futuresound Events...

Ticketmaster buys Belgian ticketing firm
Ticketmaster buys Belgian ticketing firm

11 September 2014

Live Nation's Ticketmaster continues its world expansion with the announcement earlier this week that it has bought Belgian ticketing company Sherpa.be. People working...

Universal announces tel co alliance in Cambodia
Universal announces tel co alliance in Cambodia

11 September 2014

Universal Music's South East Asia division has announced a partnership with Cambodia's second largest mobile firm to launch a music service, which will...

Grooveshark removed from Chromecast
Grooveshark removed from Chromecast

10 September 2014

Plenty of eyebrows were raised in the music industry when it was announced last month that often controversial streaming music platform Grooveshark was...

TGE and Music Glue announce artists submission tie-up
TGE and Music Glue announce artists submission tie-up

10 September 2014

The Great Escape has announced an alliance with Music Glue as the new music festival opens artist submissions for its 2015 event. Artists...

Warner creates global business development operation
Warner creates global business development operation

10 September 2014

Warner Music yesterday announced that it is bringing all its business development functions together under one global unit, led by former Sony man...

Certain artists still unpaid as Guilfest declared insolvent
Certain artists still unpaid as Guilfest declared insolvent

10 September 2014

The company behind Guildford-based festival Guilfest, which took place once again back in July in the town's Stoke Park, has gone into insolvency....

Jack Daniel's takes over The Macbeth
Jack Daniel's takes over The Macbeth

10 September 2014

Jack Daniel's has announced a takeover, of sorts, at East London venue The Macbeth as part of a new music programme called Jack...

Apple's launches: A watch, a bigger phone, and some free U2
Apple's launches: A watch, a bigger phone, and some free U2

10 September 2014

"I was so hoping for something more" said one Apple follower. "Great, just what the world needs" remarked another, as the tech giant...

CMU's One Liners: BASCA badges, Sound Women, Paul McCartney, Tālā, Daft Punk and more
CMU's One Liners: BASCA badges, Sound Women, Paul McCartney, Tālā, Daft Punk and more

10 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers And Authors has announced it will present this year's Gold...

Gayes hit back in 'Blurred Lines' dispute with a mash-up
Gayes hit back in 'Blurred Lines' dispute with a mash-up

9 September 2014

The family of Marvin Gaye have submitted their summary judgement papers in the ongoing dispute between them and Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and...

Aussie ISPs launch 'follow the money' campaign to tackle piracy
Aussie ISPs launch 'follow the money' campaign to tackle piracy

9 September 2014

While the web industry at large is busy hitting out at proposals for new anti-piracy laws in Australia, internet service providers in the...

Booking agent sues Lily Allen
Booking agent sues Lily Allen

9 September 2014

London booking agency EC1 has reportedly sued Lily Allen for allegedly breaching a 2012 agreement that would have seen the company and its...

Twitter trialling buy button
Twitter trialling buy button

9 September 2014

Trials are beginning for the much mooted 'buy' button on Twitter, it was confirmed yesterday, with a limited number of users of the...

Spotify launches two new video-based ad products
Spotify launches two new video-based ad products

9 September 2014

Spotify yesterday unveiled two new ad products available to brands which will appear on the streaming music platform to freemium users. They are...

CMU's One Liners: Sony/ATV, Warner Bros, Sam Smith, Foo Fighters, and more
CMU's One Liners: Sony/ATV, Warner Bros, Sam Smith, Foo Fighters, and more

9 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Sony/ATV has added human man Max Paproth to its Pan-European A&R team. A Senior Manager A&R &...

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