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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

CMU's One Liners: Brian Eno, by:Larm, Chuckles x Tinchy and more...
CMU's One Liners: Brian Eno, by:Larm, Chuckles x Tinchy and more...

24 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • NASA has a SoundCloud now, space cadets, via which it'll upload audio clips from various historic...

Pandora launches data service for artists
Pandora launches data service for artists

23 October 2014

Pandora continues in its bid to convince the music community it's not evil by offering artists access to listening data. As previously reported,...

Recent case provides insight into the costs of web-blocking
Recent case provides insight into the costs of web-blocking

22 October 2014

Torrentfreak has published some information on the costs of instigating web-blocks based on information provided in a recent case by legal man Simon...

Revamp of Google streaming service incorporates Songza curation
Revamp of Google streaming service incorporates Songza curation

22 October 2014

Google is stepping up the curated playlist functionality within its streaming platform this week, in a move that is seemingly the first integration...

TuneCore to offer YouTube's Content ID to artists
TuneCore to offer YouTube's Content ID to artists

22 October 2014

Digital distributor TuneCore has launched a new service called YouTube Money, which basically opens up the Google site's Content ID service to independent...

Double legal setback for Kim Dotcom
Double legal setback for Kim Dotcom

21 October 2014

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom has had two setbacks in his long-running legal battle with the American and New Zealand authorities. Prosecutors in the...

Spotify announces family plan
Spotify announces family plan

21 October 2014

Ah families. I liked families. Do you remember families? They were good weren't they? Then the internet came along and screwed everything up,...

Google pledges to further demote piracy sites in search listings
Google pledges to further demote piracy sites in search listings

20 October 2014

Google has made another commitment to downgrade piracy sites in its search engine results based on takedown notices issued under America's Digital Millennium...

CMU's One Liners: The Orchard x Naïve, Lily Allen, Pitbull and more
CMU's One Liners: The Orchard x Naïve, Lily Allen, Pitbull and more

20 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Digital distribution co The Orchard has signed off on a très bon new deal with premiere...

Web-blocking begins in Iceland
Web-blocking begins in Iceland

17 October 2014

With web-blocking now a tip top poptastic tactic for combating online piracy, Iceland has joined the web-blockade party by issuing a court injunction...

Twitter partners with SoundCloud for new in-app audio option
Twitter partners with SoundCloud for new in-app audio option

17 October 2014

Twitter has announced changes to how SoundCloud streams play within its iOS and Android apps, which will allow users to play tracks direct...

Warner buys Playlists.net
Warner buys Playlists.net

17 October 2014

Following rumours that a deal was imminent back in July, UK-based playlisting-frenzy-platform Playlists.net has been bought by the artist and label services division...

Will.i.am links with 7digital, reveals wearable wristphone
Will.i.am links with 7digital, reveals wearable wristphone

17 October 2014

7digital has entered into a partnership with the most technologically-advanced popstar on the planet - Will.i.am - the first offshoot of which is...

CMU's One Liners: Kevin Kadish, Nitin Sawhney, Kobalt, Independent Label Market and more
CMU's One Liners: Kevin Kadish, Nitin Sawhney, Kobalt, Independent Label Market and more

17 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • A lot of people are criticising Meghan Trainor for being sizeist against "skinny bitches" in her anti-sizeism...

Labels look set to win pre-1972 lawsuit against Sirius after Flo & Eddie ruling
Labels look set to win pre-1972 lawsuit against Sirius after Flo & Eddie ruling

16 October 2014

The recent court win for songwriters Flo & Eddie in their royalties dispute with US satellite radio firm Sirius XM has had an...

Dancing Jesus file-sharer changes plea to guilty
Dancing Jesus file-sharer changes plea to guilty

16 October 2014

Both the men prosecuted for infringing copyright via one-time file-sharing forum Dancing Jesus have now pleaded guilty to illegally distributing music, according to...

"End the NDA cult", managers tell the labels

16 October 2014

The relationship between artists and labels is in flux, we know that. And whereas there was once talk of artists cutting the big...

Bandcamp launches artist subscription option with Candy Says
Bandcamp launches artist subscription option with Candy Says

16 October 2014

CMU Approved indie pop duo Candy Says have become the first act to make use of Bandcamp's new subscription option. Fans are now...

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