Key YouTube music man steps down
Key YouTube music man steps down

24 July 2014

One of YouTube's main music men, Chris LaRosa, is departing the video streaming giant to go and join one of those trendy start-ups...

Pharrell Williams seeks summary judgement in his favour in 'Blurred Lines' dispute
Pharrell Williams seeks summary judgement in his favour in 'Blurred Lines' dispute

24 July 2014

Legal reps for Pharrell Williams have filed a motion calling for the legal battle he, and his cohort in rape-promoting-pop-pap Robin Thicke, are...

Duran Duran sue their own fanclub
Duran Duran sue their own fanclub

24 July 2014

Duran Duran are suing their own fanclub because, well, it makes a great headline so why not? Technically they are suing Chicago-based WorldWide Fan...

Tulisa's PA issues apology over Simon Cowell gay claims
Tulisa's PA issues apology over Simon Cowell gay claims

24 July 2014

Tulisa Contostavlos' personal assistant Gareth Varey has issued an apology to Simon Cowell, after a recording of him claiming that the 'X-Factor' chief...

Culture Minister to address BPI AGM in September
Culture Minister to address BPI AGM in September

24 July 2014

One for fans of annual general meetings now, and the next AGM extravaganza for members of record label trade group the BPI is...

Google appears to prioritise ads for legit sources in searches for pirated content
Google appears to prioritise ads for legit sources in searches for pirated content

23 July 2014

Google is possibly experimenting with a new system that would see ads for legit content platforms positioned at the top of searches for...

MegaUpload lawyers want further postponement of civil litigation
MegaUpload lawyers want further postponement of civil litigation

23 July 2014

Legal reps for the former MegaUpload company and its founder Kim Dotcom have requested that a postponement of litigation against their clients from...

Rob da Bank launches music supervision company
Rob da Bank launches music supervision company

23 July 2014

Bestival boss and DJ man Rob da Bank is teaming up with his manager Ben Turner to launch a new music supervision company...

Google exec joins Spotify board
Google exec joins Spotify board

23 July 2014

Google is taking over Spotify. Well, not really. Or maybe. Who knows? But according to Re/code, the internet giant's acting Chief Business Officer...

Third Man launches book company
Third Man launches book company

23 July 2014

Jack White is expanding his Third Man business into publishing, though book publishing mind. Third Man Books will publish 'Language Lessons: Volume 1'...

Vulpeck's silent album bags $20,000 in Spotify royalties
Vulpeck's silent album bags $20,000 in Spotify royalties

23 July 2014

When Spotify asked Vulfeck to take down their silent album 'Sleepify' from the streaming service, the world mourned its loss. But it turns...

Sony's move to have 19 lawsuit dismissed covers file-sharing legal battle loot
Sony's move to have 19 lawsuit dismissed covers file-sharing legal battle loot

22 July 2014

If it gets to court, the legal battle between 19 Entertainment and Sony Music could result in some judicial consideration being given to...

Ultra Records suing YouTube star Michelle Phan
Ultra Records suing YouTube star Michelle Phan

22 July 2014

Sony-affiliated EDM label Ultra Records is suing YouTube star Michelle Phan for using tracks owned by the company in her videos without permission....

Former Sony man joins Baboom
Former Sony man joins Baboom

22 July 2014

Perhaps in a move to convince potential investors that Kim Dotcom's past and current squabbles with the mainstream music industry won't hinder his...

Spotify boss says IPO not imminent
Spotify boss says IPO not imminent

22 July 2014

Spotify boss guy Daniel Ek last week played down speculation that an IPO at the company is imminent, telling a Fortune Magazine conference...

Creative industries and ISPs announce copyright alert and education alliance
Creative industries and ISPs announce copyright alert and education alliance

21 July 2014

The major internet service providers, trade body reps for various content industries and the government came together this weekend to announce Creative Content...

Facebook launches Mentions app for celebs
Facebook launches Mentions app for celebs

21 July 2014

Facebook has launched a new app, called Mentions, aimed at public figures. It apparently allows them to discover and join conversations Facebookers are...

MixRadio to spin off from Microsoft/Nokia
MixRadio to spin off from Microsoft/Nokia

21 July 2014

Following the news last week that IT giant Microsoft planned to shed a mere 18,000 jobs across its business over the next year,...

September dates announced for CMU Insights courses
September dates announced for CMU Insights courses

21 July 2014

The autumn dates for the CMU Insights evening seminars have been announced, once again offering eight two-hour sessions taking place in London each...

Spanish court overturns web-blocks, as Pirate Bay says userbase has doubled since blockades began
Spanish court overturns web-blocks, as Pirate Bay says userbase has doubled since blockades began

18 July 2014

While Spain was one of the first countries to seriously consider web-blocking as a tactic in the fight against internet piracy with its...

Distributor STHoldings to close
Distributor STHoldings to close

18 July 2014

Electronic music distribution company STHoldings will cease trading at the end of this month, according to FACT. Launched in 1998, the company initially...

FatCat launches publishing arm
FatCat launches publishing arm

18 July 2014

Brighton record label FatCat has announced the launch of a new music publishing arm, FatCat Publishing. A joint venture with Cooking Vinyl, the...

BIMM founders behind new Detroit-based music school with global online courses
BIMM founders behind new Detroit-based music school with global online courses

18 July 2014

The founders of music education institution BIMM, Kevin Nixon, Sarah Clayman and Bruce Dickinson, have confirmed that they are launching a new educational...

Featured Artists Coalition backs indie community's Digital Deals Declaration
Featured Artists Coalition backs indie community's Digital Deals Declaration

17 July 2014

The UK's Featured Artists Coalition last night welcomed the indie label community's Fair Digital Deals Declaration, via which hundreds of labels have pledged...

Sony/ATV publishes its complete catalogue online
Sony/ATV publishes its complete catalogue online

17 July 2014

It's all about DIY in the music business in 2014, we all know that, and having totally and utterly, or if you prefer...

Night & Day called to licensing meeting in ongoing noise level dispute
Night & Day called to licensing meeting in ongoing noise level dispute

17 July 2014

Popular Manchester music venue Night & Day has been called to what the Manchester Evening News calls a "crunch licensing hearing" as it...

Pacha London nightclub to close
Pacha London nightclub to close

17 July 2014

The London branch of the Pacha nightclub chain is to close in September, it has been announced. Opened in 2002, and named the...

Ibiza Rocks to withdraw from Mallorca
Ibiza Rocks to withdraw from Mallorca

17 July 2014

The Ibiza Rocks people have announced they'll end their operations in Mallorca later this year - though please note this is actually a...

Leeds College Of Music appoints new Principal
Leeds College Of Music appoints new Principal

17 July 2014

The Leeds College Of Music has announced its new Principal and Managing Director as Gerry Godley. Currently Director of the Improvised Music Company,...

MMF challenges Sony/ATV's threat to withdraw from collective licensing
MMF challenges Sony/ATV's threat to withdraw from collective licensing

16 July 2014

The UK's Music Managers Forum has responded to the letter sent last week by Sony/ATV chief Marty Bandier to American songwriters allied to...

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  • Pharrell Williams seeks summary judgement in his favour in ‘Blurred Lines’ dispute
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