Ian Rogers departs Apple
Ian Rogers departs Apple

28 August 2015

Ian Rogers is departing Apple just two months after the new streaming service he helped...

Vine adds musical whatnots in app upgrade
Vine adds musical whatnots in app upgrade

28 August 2015

Twitter's mini-video-message app Vine is having an upgrade and it is getting all kinds of...

CMU's One Liners: Tegan And Sara, Tidal, Alt-J and other stuff
CMU's One Liners: Tegan And Sara, Tidal, Alt-J and other stuff

28 August 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Booking agency WME has nabbed Tegan And Sara for...

CMU Podcast: PRS v SoundCloud, MegaUpload, Tyler The Creator, One Direction
CMU Podcast: PRS v SoundCloud, MegaUpload, Tyler The Creator, One Direction

28 August 2015

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business,...

Radio app TuneIn launches premium service
Radio app TuneIn launches premium service

26 August 2015

TuneIn, the radio app that gives you free access to radio stations and podcasts from...

Spotify apologises for confusion over new privacy terms
Spotify apologises for confusion over new privacy terms

24 August 2015

So people got a bit nippy after reading Spotify's new terms and conditions last week,...

PIPCU has now requested that domain registrars disable 317 piracy sites
PIPCU has now requested that domain registrars disable 317 piracy sites

24 August 2015

The City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit – or PIPCU to its closest allies...

EFF responds to server firm seeking to delete lost MegaUpload files
EFF responds to server firm seeking to delete lost MegaUpload files

24 August 2015

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has re-entered the debate over the lost MegaUpload files after the...

PRS announces a new deal with Spotify
PRS announces a new deal with Spotify

24 August 2015

So, I agreed to the new terms and conditions on Spotify the other day, and...

Neil Young wants a business leader to take Pono further forward
Neil Young wants a business leader to take Pono further forward

24 August 2015

Whilst making that previously reported Pono Promise last week, Neil Young also posted a long...

Pono makes a promise
Pono makes a promise

21 August 2015

Neil Young's super high quality download operation PonoMusic has announced a new pledge, to resupply...

CMU Podcast: Baboom, MegaUpload, SFX, The Voice
CMU Podcast: Baboom, MegaUpload, SFX, The Voice

21 August 2015

CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business,...

New Spotify terms seek to crack down on playlist payola
New Spotify terms seek to crack down on playlist payola

20 August 2015

The word 'payola' has been back on the lips of record industry execs with increased...

SoundCloud no longer providing data to Next Big Sound
SoundCloud no longer providing data to Next Big Sound

20 August 2015

No real surprise here, but it's been confirmed that SoundCloud has stopped sharing its stats...

Apple Music disputes 'half of users no longer streaming' stat
Apple Music disputes 'half of users no longer streaming' stat

20 August 2015

Hey everybody, stop saying that no one is using Apple Music. Stop saying that half of...

Deezer seeking new finance, IPO not ruled out
Deezer seeking new finance, IPO not ruled out

19 August 2015

Deezer is seeking new finance, according to Bloomberg, with a pitch to potential backers that...

Baboom finally goes live, plays with the streaming music model
Baboom finally goes live, plays with the streaming music model

19 August 2015

"Baboom!" I said "Baboom!" I have to admit I do like saying "Baboom!" Go on,...

Sony's SoundCloud takedown frenzy takes down Dummy's Sony supplied promos
Sony's SoundCloud takedown frenzy takes down Dummy's Sony supplied promos

14 August 2015

Sony's always proactive SoundCloud takedowns team caused another little stir yesterday, when music website Dummy...

Keith Richards solo catalogue goes digital
Keith Richards solo catalogue goes digital

14 August 2015

Talking of New Music Friday, or Old Music Friday really, Keith Richards' two solo albums...

CMU Podcast: MPAA, Dr Luke, iTunes, Prince
CMU Podcast: MPAA, Dr Luke, iTunes, Prince

14 August 2015

CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business,...

New Vevo boss courting Warner Music
New Vevo boss courting Warner Music

13 August 2015

There was a time when Warner Music could always be relied upon to be the...

Three more music and media execs added to 8tracks advisory board
Three more music and media execs added to 8tracks advisory board

13 August 2015

Cuddly Pandora rival 8tracks has announced the appointment of three new experienced music and media...

New BBC radio app serves over a million downloads in less than a month
New BBC radio app serves over a million downloads in less than a month

13 August 2015

More than a million BBC radio shows have been downloaded to the Corporation's new fangled...

Rdio brings in radio, as Mixcloud considers live programmes
Rdio brings in radio, as Mixcloud considers live programmes

12 August 2015

With everyone in the streaming music game busy adding content that isn't, you know, just...

Google company rebrands as Alphabet Inc
Google company rebrands as Alphabet Inc

11 August 2015

Having now successfully pursued every kind of known evil from A all the way through...

Prince to release Tidal-exclusive album next month
Prince to release Tidal-exclusive album next month

10 August 2015

Prince's famously fractious relationship with the internet took another unexpected turn last week. Following the...

This Is My Jam to close
This Is My Jam to close

10 August 2015

Launched in a flurry of excitement in 2011, single track recommendation service This Is My...

CMU's One Liners: Spotify rumours, One Direction's personal best, Darkstar's Tory koala, and more
CMU's One Liners: Spotify rumours, One Direction's personal best, Darkstar's Tory koala, and more

10 August 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today… • Spotify is about to start offering premium-only content, reckons Digital...

More strange goings on with SFX shares, as Beatport payment delays continue
More strange goings on with SFX shares, as Beatport payment delays continue

7 August 2015

This whole SFX saga is getting to the point where I need a diagram. I...

CMU Beef Of The Week #264: Taylor Swift v Spotify
CMU Beef Of The Week #264: Taylor Swift v Spotify

7 August 2015

Hey look, we're back here again. Turns out Taylor Swift still doesn't much like Spotify....

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