Kim Dotcom's battle for his MegaUpload assets moves to Hong Kong
Kim Dotcom's battle for his MegaUpload assets moves to Hong Kong

30 October 2014

Kim Dotcom's hit back on all things MegaUpload shifted over to Hong Kong earlier this week, where legal reps for the founder of...

Music Venues Trust announces London conference
Music Venues Trust announces London conference

30 October 2014

The Music Venues Trust has announced Venues Day, an event due to take place at the Southbank Centre in London on 9 Dec....

Universal chief comments on SoundCloud talks (a bit)
Universal chief comments on SoundCloud talks (a bit)

30 October 2014

Ah, SoundCloud. What are we to do about SoundCloud? Well, actually, it's nothing to do with me. Unless the thing to be done...

Tim Ingham resigning as Music Week editor, plus new hires
Tim Ingham resigning as Music Week editor, plus new hires

30 October 2014

Tim Ingham is to leave his three year old post as Editor of Music Week at the close of 2014, it's been confirmed...

RIAA updates list of rogue piracy sites
RIAA updates list of rogue piracy sites

29 October 2014

The Recording Industry Association Of America has submitted its updated list of 'rogue' websites to the American government, something which has become an...

Sony/ATV signs Tegan & Sara
Sony/ATV signs Tegan & Sara

29 October 2014

Sister-sister pop types Tegan and Sara Quin, aka Tegan & Sara, have signed to Sony/ATV in a co-publishing deal that'll reach all over...

Madison Square Garden Company may split
Madison Square Garden Company may split

29 October 2014

The Madison Square Garden Company has announced that it may spin off its music and live entertainment business. This would mean two publicly...

YouTube CEO says music service coming soon, hopefully
YouTube CEO says music service coming soon, hopefully

29 October 2014

YouTube's long-awaited much-anticipated and sure-to-be-swell audio streaming service, code name evil.fm (well, that's what the indie labels have code named it, I'm sure),...

Tidal launches streaming service for men
Tidal launches streaming service for men

29 October 2014

High quality streaming service Tidal has gone live, banking on the assumption that men (and only men, according to a video promoting it)...

Media delivery service Fluence launches
Media delivery service Fluence launches

29 October 2014

After several months in beta, new content submission service Fluence has gone live. Set up by Topspin co-founder Shamal Ranasinghe, the site allows...

CMU's One Liners: Pandora, Slayer, Jose Gonzalez and some other fine treats too
CMU's One Liners: Pandora, Slayer, Jose Gonzalez and some other fine treats too

29 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Chris Phillips has been announced as Pandora's new Chief Product Officer. He was previously Amazon Digital Music's...

Music creator group CIAM calls for balancing of streaming royalty split between rights holders
Music creator group CIAM calls for balancing of streaming royalty split between rights holders

28 October 2014

A new report launched last week at a congress organised by the International Council Of Creators Of Music, or CIAM, called for a...

CIAM calls for more money and more transparency
CIAM calls for more money and more transparency

28 October 2014

As well as calling for a more balanced streaming royalty split between rights holders a new CIAM report by Professor Pierre-E Lalonde also...

European Court Of Justice ruling says embedding not infringement
European Court Of Justice ruling says embedding not infringement

28 October 2014

The European Court Of Justice has ruled that embedding a YouTube video on a website without the permission of the video owner does...

Injured Ultra security guard sues for negligence
Injured Ultra security guard sues for negligence

28 October 2014

The security person injured when gatecrashers pushed down a perimeter fence at the Miami edition of the Ultra festival earlier this year has...

House label 240 Volts revived by !K7 label services deal
House label 240 Volts revived by !K7 label services deal

28 October 2014

British tech house act Swayzak have announced a services deal with !K7 to revive their 240 Volts label. Launched in 1999, 240 Volts...

Global Gathering taking gap year in 2015
Global Gathering taking gap year in 2015

28 October 2014

Thirteen years into its life cycle, big-scale dance-fest-in-a-field Global Gathering will take a year off in 2015, its promoter MAMA & Company has...

Beyonce and Topshop kickstart 50/50 sportswear company
Beyonce and Topshop kickstart 50/50 sportswear company

28 October 2014

Topshop is collaborating with the one, the only Beyonce Knowles on a line of street-style sportswear and accessories. Or, as WWD phrases it,...

As iTunes revenues dip 14%, what next for Apple and the record industry?
As iTunes revenues dip 14%, what next for Apple and the record industry?

27 October 2014

As the shift from downloading to streaming escalates, the Wall Street Journal has cited insider knowledge that says music sales on the iTunes...

Deezer acquires Stitcher
Deezer acquires Stitcher

27 October 2014

Deezer announced on Friday that it had acquired US-based podcast app Stitcher in a deal that will bring a big library of radio-style...

Sony/ATV signs TI
Sony/ATV signs TI

27 October 2014

Your good mates at Sony/ATV have only gone and done a worldwide long-term deal with that there TI, which includes his share of...

AEG makes UK hires to develop Goldenvoice brand in UK
AEG makes UK hires to develop Goldenvoice brand in UK

27 October 2014

AEG Live made two new UK appointments last week who will sit within the live music major's Goldenvoice division, which is perhaps best...

More Momentum Music Fund grants dished out
More Momentum Music Fund grants dished out

27 October 2014

These come around quickly, don't they? Yes, another round of funding has been dished out by the Momentum Music Fund, the Arts Council...

First acts confirmed for BBC Music Awards
First acts confirmed for BBC Music Awards

27 October 2014

Remember back in June, when the BBC launched its big fat music strategy, part of which was the launch of a new music...

Accountancy firm NWN Blue Squared appoints music specialist
Accountancy firm NWN Blue Squared appoints music specialist

27 October 2014

Accountancy firm NWN Blue Squared has announced the appointment of Jackie Da Costa, who will become Business Support Manager, Music. She brings with...

CMU's One Liners: Marr's Plectrum Records, Låpsley, Drake and more
CMU's One Liners: Marr's Plectrum Records, Låpsley, Drake and more

27 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • A shop claiming to be the UK's littlest vinyl retailer, Marrs Plectrum Records, has opened in its...

IP crime policing unit gets two years more funding
IP crime policing unit gets two years more funding

24 October 2014

The UK government yesterday confirmed another two years of funding for the City Of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit, or PIPCU, which...

US courts side again with EMI in Duke Ellington dispute
US courts side again with EMI in Duke Ellington dispute

24 October 2014

A court in New York has denied the estate of Duke Ellington the right to reinstate a lawsuit against the EMI music publishing...

New Asia Pacific boss for Warner Music
New Asia Pacific boss for Warner Music

24 October 2014

Warner Music Group yesterday announced that Simon Robson, currently COO and CFO for Warner Music UK, will take over leadership of the major's...

Believe and Kartel collaborate on Poppy Appeal single release
Believe and Kartel collaborate on Poppy Appeal single release

24 October 2014

Label services companies Believe Digital and Kartel Music Services are working together to oversee the release of this year's Poppy Appeal single in...

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  • Young Fathers win the Mercury Prize
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