New Zealand court rules to return assets to Dotcom
New Zealand court rules to return assets to Dotcom

17 April 2014

Personal assets seized by the New Zealand authorities when Kim Dotcom's home was raided amidst the US-led shutdown of MegaUpload in 2012 could...

Ministry to broadcast online Live From The Club
Ministry to broadcast online Live From The Club

17 April 2014

This Saturday at 1am Ministry Of Sound will launch 'Live From The Club', a Just Jam-style/Boiler Room-esque club-based streaming thing designed to beam...

Neil Young's Pono raises over $6 million on Kickstarter
Neil Young's Pono raises over $6 million on Kickstarter

16 April 2014

So, the crowdfunding campaign for Neil Young's Pono player has finished, raising $6,225,354 from 18,220 backers, the third highest amount ever raised on...

Inexpensive Sonos competitor Gramofon launches on Kickstarter
Inexpensive Sonos competitor Gramofon launches on Kickstarter

16 April 2014

Wi-fi hotspot provider Fon has announced a new product called Gramofon, which allows you to stream music from Spotify from any iOS or...

DreamWorks rumoured to be investing in Vevo, Yahoo! expands partnership with the video platform
DreamWorks rumoured to be investing in Vevo, Yahoo! expands partnership with the video platform

15 April 2014

According to Re/code, DreamWorks' CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has approached Vevo owners Universal Music Group, Sony Music and Abu Dhabi Media with a view...

WhoSampled to present first ever Samplethon at The Great Escape
WhoSampled to present first ever Samplethon at The Great Escape

15 April 2014

More details are now available about an exciting event taking place next month as part of Blueprint, the new mini-conference within The Great...

Spotify to take on Beats Music's family bundle with Sprint partnership
Spotify to take on Beats Music's family bundle with Sprint partnership

14 April 2014

US mobile provider Sprint is set to announce a new partnership with Spotify later this month, according to Billboard. Sprint has sent out...

Labels sue MegaUpload
Labels sue MegaUpload

11 April 2014

Not wishing to be left out of the MegaUpload litigation party - because you wouldn't want to be, would you - the US...

Most online content consumed in Spain still illegal, says industry report
Most online content consumed in Spain still illegal, says industry report

11 April 2014

Hey, Spanish internet users, what's with all your piracy, hey? Do you realise that 84% of all the content you guys consumed online...

Deezer expands free offer, partners with Samsung
Deezer expands free offer, partners with Samsung

11 April 2014

Deezer has announced that it is giving freemium users unrestricted listening time, as a new partnership with Samsung goes live. Following talks with Samsung...

City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit makes arrest as Operation Creative continues
City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit makes arrest as Operation Creative continues

10 April 2014

The City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit made an arrest on Monday in relation to a number of copyright infringing streaming link...

Box TV and Spotify announce 'official' streaming chart show
Box TV and Spotify announce 'official' streaming chart show

10 April 2014

Box TV and Spotify have announced a new partnership to create what they are referring to as the 'Official Streaming' chart. Though don't...

Singapore considering web-blocking system
Singapore considering web-blocking system

9 April 2014

Law-makers in Singapore are considering new rules that will make it easier for rights owners to secure web-block injunctions in the island nation. Web-blocking...

Rhapsody and Napster increase subscribers by 63% year-on-year
Rhapsody and Napster increase subscribers by 63% year-on-year

9 April 2014

Rhapsody International has announced that its two streaming services, Rhapsody and Napster, saw subscribers increase by 63% in 2013. The company also added...

New tech-focused day to launch at The Great Escape next month
New tech-focused day to launch at The Great Escape next month

9 April 2014

Organisers of The Great Escape today announce details of an exciting new event that will take place alongside this year's festival called Blueprint,...

Beggars reviewing 50/50 streaming split with artists
Beggars reviewing 50/50 streaming split with artists

8 April 2014

In a lively debate about the ever-evolving streaming music sector, and the royalties artists earn from it, Beggars Group digital chief Simon Wheeler...

US movie studios sue MegaUpload
US movie studios sue MegaUpload

8 April 2014

Six of the US's largest movie studios have sued the now defunct MegaUpload and key members of its team, including founder Kim Dotcom....

Rome ruling could slow down web-block campaign in Italy
Rome ruling could slow down web-block campaign in Italy

7 April 2014

An appeal court ruling in Rome could slow down the issuing of web-block injunctions in Italy, a country where the forced blocking of...

Lost MegaUpload data sitting in a Virginia warehouse
Lost MegaUpload data sitting in a Virginia warehouse

7 April 2014

Many of the servers that previously hosted MegaUpload are currently gathering dust stacked up in a shed in Virginia, according to Torrentfreak, which...

Two new live music mobile apps launch
Two new live music mobile apps launch

7 April 2014

Two new live music focussed mobile apps have launched this week - London gig discovery tool Gig Sq and event planning app Gig...

Beats sells most of Topspin, to be merged in with BandMerch/Cinder Block
Beats sells most of Topspin, to be merged in with BandMerch/Cinder Block

4 April 2014

So you know how Beats Music bought direct-to-fan company Topspin way back in the heady days of March? It was an acquisition that...

Majors sue vKontakte
Majors sue vKontakte

3 April 2014

Sometimes controversial Russian social networking company vKontakte, or vk.com, which is basically Russia's equivalent of Facebook (down to the colour scheme and page...

Spotify launches revamped design and library function
Spotify launches revamped design and library function

2 April 2014

Spotify has today unveiled a new design across its desktop and mobile apps, ditching dark grey in favour of very, very, very dark...

RIAA subpoenas YouTube for Chris Brown leaker's identity
RIAA subpoenas YouTube for Chris Brown leaker's identity

1 April 2014

The Recording Industry Association Of America recently secured a subpoena from a federal court in California ordering YouTube to reveal the IP address,...

City Of London Police put pressure on brands to pull adverts from copyright infringing websites
City Of London Police put pressure on brands to pull adverts from copyright infringing websites

31 March 2014

The City Of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit, which was launched last year, has announced a new campaign calling on advertisers and...

Bloom.fm passes million users, web-player in the pipeline
Bloom.fm passes million users, web-player in the pipeline

31 March 2014

London-based streaming set-up Bloom.fm has announced that it passed the million user mark earlier this month, and that it will imminently launch a...

European courts clear the web-blocks
European courts clear the web-blocks

28 March 2014

You know that web-blocking we've all be doing, by which I mean you've all been doing, by which I mean you there record...

Xtra Mile signs with Believe and Kartel
Xtra Mile signs with Believe and Kartel

28 March 2014

Digital experts Believe Digital and label services company Kartel have announced a new partnership, which will see them provide back end services to...

Disciple hires ex-EMI marketing exec
Disciple hires ex-EMI marketing exec

28 March 2014

Music app developer Disciple Media has announced that it has hired Matthew Tilley as its new Executive Vice President of Business Development. Tilley...

Twitter's new music strategy starts with Billboard partnership
Twitter's new music strategy starts with Billboard partnership

28 March 2014

Just yesterday we were talking about Twitter being in talks with new partners for music offerings. Though we were talking in terms of...

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