Australian streaming service Songl to close
Australian streaming service Songl to close

27 August 2014

Australian streaming service Songl has announced that it is to close, eighteen months after its official launch. A message on the company's website reads:...

Spotify freemium mobile reaches Windows Phones
Spotify freemium mobile reaches Windows Phones

27 August 2014

The free mobile version of Spotify already available to iPhone and Android phone owners is now available to all you Windows Phone users...

New CEO at Gracenote
New CEO at Gracenote

27 August 2014

Music data firm Gracenote has a new CEO in the form of John Batter, the company's newish owner Tribune has confirmed. He takes...

Sony's entertainment network forced offline by DDoS attack, possibly by ISIS supporters
Sony's entertainment network forced offline by DDoS attack, possibly by ISIS supporters

26 August 2014

Entertainment congloms like Sony have had their online networks targeted by so called Distributed Denial Of Service attacks before, though usually such initiatives...

SoundCloud introduces ad-funded monetised accounts
SoundCloud introduces ad-funded monetised accounts

21 August 2014

SoundCloud has this morning announced long anticipated changes to its accounts for content owners, which will introduce advertising into the mix and allow...

Appeals court overturns ruling on unfreezing MegaUpload founder's assets
Appeals court overturns ruling on unfreezing MegaUpload founder's assets

21 August 2014

Kim Dotcom's assets will remain frozen until at least April next year, after an appeals court ruling overturned an earlier decision by New...

Vevo owners no longer considering a sale
Vevo owners no longer considering a sale

20 August 2014

If you were thinking of buying yourself a Vevo, but were waiting until pay day next week before making your bid, well, you...

Details of YouTube subscription music service leak
Details of YouTube subscription music service leak

20 August 2014

Some details about Google's YouTube music subscription service have leaked, reports Android Police. Though a launch date is still unclear, the website claims...

AIM and A2IM tell members to be wary of SoundCloud user licence
AIM and A2IM tell members to be wary of SoundCloud user licence

20 August 2014

UK and US indie label trade bodies AIM and A2IM have warned their members to be aware of a number of clauses in...

Mixcloud launches paid accounts for content owners and listeners
Mixcloud launches paid accounts for content owners and listeners

20 August 2014

Mixcloud has announced a number of new features and subscription plans for listeners and content owners. The new $15 per month Pro uploader...

Online music video ratings to be tested in October
Online music video ratings to be tested in October

19 August 2014

That PM bloke you all love so much, David Cameron, yesterday confirmed that the BPI and the British Board Of Film Classification will...

Pirate Party MEP details prison visit to Pirate Bay founder
Pirate Party MEP details prison visit to Pirate Bay founder

18 August 2014

Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda has written up her previously reported visit to Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde in prison last week. In...

Spotify launches in Canada
Spotify launches in Canada

18 August 2014

Spotify's long awaited arrival in Canada has finally occurred, with the streaming service now available in the country on an invite-only basis. A spokesperson...

MEP meets with jailed Pirate Bay founder
MEP meets with jailed Pirate Bay founder

15 August 2014

Julia Reda, a Member of the European Parliament, was due to meet with one-time Pirate Bay spokesman Peter Sunde in jail yesterday, telling...

Major labels' copyright case against Russian social network vKontakte gets go ahead
Major labels' copyright case against Russian social network vKontakte gets go ahead

14 August 2014

Legal claims from the three major labels against Russian social network vKontakte will be heard by a court in the country next month,...

Spotify partners with BandPage, returns to Shazam apps
Spotify partners with BandPage, returns to Shazam apps

14 August 2014

Spotify has announced a new partnership with BandPage. The deal will allow artists utilising BandPage's platform to sell stuff through the streaming service....

Neil Young launches new Pono crowdfunding campaign
Neil Young launches new Pono crowdfunding campaign

14 August 2014

Despite having raised $6.2 million on Kickstarter earlier this year, almost eight times the amount it was looking for, Neil Young's PonoMusic is...

Michael Jackson premieres new video on Twitter
Michael Jackson premieres new video on Twitter

14 August 2014

The video for Michael Jackson's new single, 'A Place With No Name', has become the first ever music video to premiere on Twitter....

Indian streaming service Saavn bags Warner deal
Indian streaming service Saavn bags Warner deal

13 August 2014

Indian streaming service Saavn has signed a new licensing deal with Warner Music covering its recordings catalogue, meaning it now has agreements in...

Clones of proxy server taken down by police begin to emerge
Clones of proxy server taken down by police begin to emerge

12 August 2014

Clones of proxy service Immunicity have begun appearing online, less than a week after the original was taken offline by the City Of...

PIPCU makes arrest in anti-proxy campaign
PIPCU makes arrest in anti-proxy campaign

8 August 2014

The City Of London Police's IP crime unit, or PIPCU, seemingly has web-block circumventing proxies on its agenda, with the BBC reporting that...

Merlin and Pandora announce partnership
Merlin and Pandora announce partnership

7 August 2014

Indie label digital rights body Merlin has announced a new deal with Pandora, which will result in the US streaming service's first direct...

IFPI Austria calls for web-blocks citing European ruling
IFPI Austria calls for web-blocks citing European ruling

6 August 2014

The record industry in Austria has called on five internet service providers in the country to block a number of file-sharing sites, including...

FACT forces another file-sharing site offline
FACT forces another file-sharing site offline

6 August 2014

The UK movie industry's Federation Against Copyright Theft has successfully forced another torrent sharing site offline, this time TorrentShack, with the operator of...

Sky New Zealand bans ads for geo-block circumventing ISP package
Sky New Zealand bans ads for geo-block circumventing ISP package

5 August 2014

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Sky TV New Zealand has refused to run ads for the previously reported ISP product in the country that helps users...

Exfm and Soundtracking join Rhapsody
Exfm and Soundtracking join Rhapsody

5 August 2014

The people behind music discovery set-ups Exfm and Soundtracking have announced that they are joining up with Rhapsody, presumably to help the streaming...

Shazam launches desktop software for Mac users
Shazam launches desktop software for Mac users

1 August 2014

Shazam yesterday launched a desktop version of its music identification software for Apple Mac computers. Available from the Apple App Store, the program...

Peermusic and APRA/AMCOS do pan-Asian licensing deal
Peermusic and APRA/AMCOS do pan-Asian licensing deal

31 July 2014

Music publishing company Peermusic and Australasian song rights collecting society APRA/AMCOS have announced a new pan-Asian licensing agreement. Under the deal, APRA/AMCOS will...

Stephen Bryan leaves Warner Music for SoundCloud
Stephen Bryan leaves Warner Music for SoundCloud

31 July 2014

Warner Music Group digital exec Stephen Bryan has announced that he is departing the major after seventeen years to take up a new...

7digital promotes Paul Shannon
7digital promotes Paul Shannon

31 July 2014

7digital has announced the promotion of Paul Shannon to VP Of Technology. He replaces the departing Rob Bowley. Says 7digital CEO Simon Cole:...

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