RadioCentre questions Radio 1 and 2 output (again)
RadioCentre questions Radio 1 and 2 output (again)

1 October 2014

Radio 1 and Radio 2 should stop playing so much popular pop music and put more time, effort, money, love, energy, commitment, passion,...

Dr Fox arrested in relation to alleged sexual offences
Dr Fox arrested in relation to alleged sexual offences

1 October 2014

Police yesterday arrested presenter Neil Fox in relation to alleged sexual offences. The arrest took place at the studios of Magic FM, where...

Judge reviews MP3tunes ruling
Judge reviews MP3tunes ruling

1 October 2014

A US judge has cut back the mega-damages MP3tunes founder Michael Robertson was ordered to pay for enabling rampant copyright infringement. Though the...

Former Universal exec jailed for three years
Former Universal exec jailed for three years

1 October 2014

Former Universal Music exec Duncan Schwier has been sentenced to three years in prison for defrauding the company of almost £650,000. As previously reported,...

Ticketmaster opens office in Qatar
Ticketmaster opens office in Qatar

1 October 2014

Live Nation's Ticketmaster has opened an office in Qatar because, well, why not? Based in the Qatari capital Doha, the ticketing giant's new...

Online music video age rating pilot to begin this Friday
Online music video age rating pilot to begin this Friday

1 October 2014

The BPI and British Board Of Film Classification's pilot scheme for slapping age ratings onto online music videos will go live this Friday,...

CMU's One Liners: Spotify in Canada, Cheryl, Avicii x Robbie Williams and more
CMU's One Liners: Spotify in Canada, Cheryl, Avicii x Robbie Williams and more

1 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Spotify is now available 'to all' in Canada. That's 'to all' as opposed to 'on an invite-only...

Grooveshark dealt a blow in label lawsuit number two
Grooveshark dealt a blow in label lawsuit number two

30 September 2014

Hot on the heels of the record industry pushing for a final summary judgement in its favour in its first lawsuit against Grooveshark,...

Dave Lee Travis sentence reviewed for undue leniency following complaints
Dave Lee Travis sentence reviewed for undue leniency following complaints

30 September 2014

The Attorney General's Office is considering complaints that Dave Lee Travis's three month suspended sentence for indecent assault was too lenient. As previously...

Beats sues 'co-founder' for calling himself co-founder
Beats sues 'co-founder' for calling himself co-founder

30 September 2014

When I write my opera about the history of the Beats company - which includes a great scene just after the interval with...

HMV scored profits of £16.7 million in year after administration
HMV scored profits of £16.7 million in year after administration

30 September 2014

HMV's owner Hilco has shared a handful of boasts in recent months about how the high street music seller is recovering very nicely...

eMusic announces return to indie label roots
eMusic announces return to indie label roots

30 September 2014

So, a definite rewind here, though very possibly too little too late. Time to talk about eMusic everybody. Yeah, you remember eMusic, possibly...

CMU's One Liners: Believe x AFEM, Queen x Adam Lambert, Nicole Scherzinger x Cats and more
CMU's One Liners: Believe x AFEM, Queen x Adam Lambert, Nicole Scherzinger x Cats and more

30 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Believe Digital is the first major distributor to join that there Association For Electronic Music, the previously...

Universal pushes for summary judgement in Grooveshark pre-1972 case
Universal pushes for summary judgement in Grooveshark pre-1972 case

29 September 2014

If all that talk last week about the complexities of American copyright law when applied to pre-1972 sound recordings got you all excited...

Eddie Schwartz and Jean Michel Jarre ask IP lawmakers to stick up for the creators
Eddie Schwartz and Jean Michel Jarre ask IP lawmakers to stick up for the creators

29 September 2014

I'm pretty sure we all agreed to stop equating streams for downloads, let alone record sales, though that didn't stop Canadian songwriter Eddie...

Universal in business with clever in-vid product placement technology
Universal in business with clever in-vid product placement technology

29 September 2014

Universal Music is expected to announce a deal with MirriAd, the previously reported company that enables advertising images and product placements to be...

The Orchard buys Frenchkiss Records
The Orchard buys Frenchkiss Records

29 September 2014

Indie label distributor The Orchard announced on Friday that it was acquiring the New York-based Frenchkiss Label Group, which includes the Frenchkiss label...

Arts Council chief moves to Radio 3
Arts Council chief moves to Radio 3

29 September 2014

As expected, Arts Council big cheese Alan Davey is to become grand fromage at BBC Radio 3, where I'm pretty sure everyone speaks...

Bauer announces radio revamp, new stations in the regions
Bauer announces radio revamp, new stations in the regions

29 September 2014

Bauer Media has announced a revamp of its radio portfolio, with local outposts of the Magic network being phased out as the cheesy...

CMU's One Liners: Kobalt, Calvin Harris, The Who and more
CMU's One Liners: Kobalt, Calvin Harris, The Who and more

29 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Kobalt Label Services has confirmed the appointment of Tom Osborn, previously with Epitaph/Anti-Records, to the role of...

Google responds to News Corp criticism
Google responds to News Corp criticism

26 September 2014

Google has responded to the previously reported letter from News Corp to European Union Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia, in which the Murdoch-controlled newspaper...

Universal sues Monster over unauthorised Beastie Boys songs use
Universal sues Monster over unauthorised Beastie Boys songs use

26 September 2014

Oh, well Monster Energy Drink just can't catch a break, can it? Having been ordered to pay the Beastie Boys $1.7 million for...

Dave Lee Travis receives suspended sentence
Dave Lee Travis receives suspended sentence

26 September 2014

Dave Lee Travis has been given a three month sentence, suspended for two years, after being found guilty of indecent assault earlier this...

American record industry revenues down so far this year
American record industry revenues down so far this year

26 September 2014

Good news for fans of bad news. The American record industry's half-year report shows that the revenues for the first six months of...

Pornhub launches record label, songwriting competition
Pornhub launches record label, songwriting competition

26 September 2014

So, Pornhub's latest, highly successful ruse to get publications outside the adult entertainment industry to write about it is to launch a record...

Viagogo appoints new music partnership chief
Viagogo appoints new music partnership chief

26 September 2014

Viagogo, the "world's largest ticket marketplace" says this here press release, so Toutsville Central then, has a brand new exec to oversee music...

Shazam losses up as it moves into other domains
Shazam losses up as it moves into other domains

26 September 2014

Shazam posted losses of £5.8 million for the second half of 2013, compared to losses of just under £2 million for the previous...

Will.i.am reveals his car, didn't know ex-BFF Cheryl was even married
Will.i.am reveals his car, didn't know ex-BFF Cheryl was even married

26 September 2014

Futuristic pop super-genius, tastemaking brand architect and tireless entrepreneur Will.i.am showed the new Lexus he'd 'designed' to the world for the first time...

CMU's One Liners: Amazon, MIDEM, Neil Young and more
CMU's One Liners: Amazon, MIDEM, Neil Young and more

26 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Urban Outfitters is the "number one seller" of vinyl in the world according to... well, Urban Outfitters...

City Of London Police commander celebrates PIPCU, calls for more global collaboration on tackling IP crime
City Of London Police commander celebrates PIPCU, calls for more global collaboration on tackling IP crime

25 September 2014

The City Of London Police's National Coordinator For Economic Crime, Steve Head, has bigged up his force's IP Crime Unit, or PIPCU, and...

  • RadioCentre questions Radio 1 and 2 output (again)
  • Dr Fox arrested in relation to alleged sexual offences
  • Judge reviews MP3tunes ruling
  • Former Universal exec jailed for three years
  • Online music video age rating pilot to begin this Friday
  • New year, new Nick Cave solo shows
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