Leanne Sharman joins Disciple Media
Leanne Sharman joins Disciple Media

25 July 2014

Music tech firm Disciple Media has announced the appointment of Leanne Sharman as its new COO. Says CEO Benji Vaughan: "Leanne has long been...

Key YouTube music man steps down
Key YouTube music man steps down

24 July 2014

One of YouTube's main music men, Chris LaRosa, is departing the video streaming giant to go and join one of those trendy start-ups...

Google appears to prioritise ads for legit sources in searches for pirated content
Google appears to prioritise ads for legit sources in searches for pirated content

23 July 2014

Google is possibly experimenting with a new system that would see ads for legit content platforms positioned at the top of searches for...

MegaUpload lawyers want further postponement of civil litigation
MegaUpload lawyers want further postponement of civil litigation

23 July 2014

Legal reps for the former MegaUpload company and its founder Kim Dotcom have requested that a postponement of litigation against their clients from...

Google exec joins Spotify board
Google exec joins Spotify board

23 July 2014

Google is taking over Spotify. Well, not really. Or maybe. Who knows? But according to Re/code, the internet giant's acting Chief Business Officer...

Vulpeck's silent album bags $20,000 in Spotify royalties
Vulpeck's silent album bags $20,000 in Spotify royalties

23 July 2014

When Spotify asked Vulfeck to take down their silent album 'Sleepify' from the streaming service, the world mourned its loss. But it turns...

Ultra Records suing YouTube star Michelle Phan
Ultra Records suing YouTube star Michelle Phan

22 July 2014

Sony-affiliated EDM label Ultra Records is suing YouTube star Michelle Phan for using tracks owned by the company in her videos without permission....

Former Sony man joins Baboom
Former Sony man joins Baboom

22 July 2014

Perhaps in a move to convince potential investors that Kim Dotcom's past and current squabbles with the mainstream music industry won't hinder his...

Spotify boss says IPO not imminent
Spotify boss says IPO not imminent

22 July 2014

Spotify boss guy Daniel Ek last week played down speculation that an IPO at the company is imminent, telling a Fortune Magazine conference...

Creative industries and ISPs announce copyright alert and education alliance
Creative industries and ISPs announce copyright alert and education alliance

21 July 2014

The major internet service providers, trade body reps for various content industries and the government came together this weekend to announce Creative Content...

Facebook launches Mentions app for celebs
Facebook launches Mentions app for celebs

21 July 2014

Facebook has launched a new app, called Mentions, aimed at public figures. It apparently allows them to discover and join conversations Facebookers are...

MixRadio to spin off from Microsoft/Nokia
MixRadio to spin off from Microsoft/Nokia

21 July 2014

Following the news last week that IT giant Microsoft planned to shed a mere 18,000 jobs across its business over the next year,...

Spanish court overturns web-blocks, as Pirate Bay says userbase has doubled since blockades began
Spanish court overturns web-blocks, as Pirate Bay says userbase has doubled since blockades began

18 July 2014

While Spain was one of the first countries to seriously consider web-blocking as a tactic in the fight against internet piracy with its...

Featured Artists Coalition backs indie community's Digital Deals Declaration
Featured Artists Coalition backs indie community's Digital Deals Declaration

17 July 2014

The UK's Featured Artists Coalition last night welcomed the indie label community's Fair Digital Deals Declaration, via which hundreds of labels have pledged...

Sony/ATV publishes its complete catalogue online
Sony/ATV publishes its complete catalogue online

17 July 2014

It's all about DIY in the music business in 2014, we all know that, and having totally and utterly, or if you prefer...

MMF challenges Sony/ATV's threat to withdraw from collective licensing
MMF challenges Sony/ATV's threat to withdraw from collective licensing

16 July 2014

The UK's Music Managers Forum has responded to the letter sent last week by Sony/ATV chief Marty Bandier to American songwriters allied to...

Independents launch Fair Digital Deals Declaration
Independents launch Fair Digital Deals Declaration

16 July 2014

The Worldwide Independent Network - which brings together indie label trade bodies worldwide - this morning launched a new Fair Digital Deals Declaration,...

Lethal Bizzle unveils new track on PingTune
Lethal Bizzle unveils new track on PingTune

16 July 2014

Lethal Bizzle has unveiled his new single, 'Rari Workout', via music messaging app PingTune. The rapper, who has a highly engaged fanbase across social...

Kim Dotcom planning stock market flotation for Baboom
Kim Dotcom planning stock market flotation for Baboom

15 July 2014

Kim Dotcom plans to float his new direct-to-fan platform Baboom on Sydney's Australian Securities Exchange, it has emerged. The company is set to...

Rdio playback available within Shazam app on iPhone
Rdio playback available within Shazam app on iPhone

15 July 2014

Want to know what that record is? You know, the one that's playing over there. And not only want to know what it...

Suitors reportedly lining up for Playlists.net
Suitors reportedly lining up for Playlists.net

15 July 2014

It's all about the playlists these days, isn't it? That's where the smart venture capital's going. And if any venture capitalists out there...

Omnifone to power Neil Young's Pono download service
Omnifone to power Neil Young's Pono download service

15 July 2014

The silly people who gave Neil Young $6 million to get his silly high quality audio Pono business up and running will no...

Sony/ATV boss says complete withdrawal is an option in US collective licensing dispute
Sony/ATV boss says complete withdrawal is an option in US collective licensing dispute

11 July 2014

The big boss of the biggest of all the music publishers, Marty Bandier of Sony/ATV/EMI, has formally re-affirmed the threat to withdraw from...

Singapore parliament passes web-blocks
Singapore parliament passes web-blocks

11 July 2014

Web-blocking is close to becoming a reality in Singapore after the island nation's parliament approved new copyright legislation earlier this week. As previously...

Russell Simmons' digital label partners with Samsung
Russell Simmons' digital label partners with Samsung

11 July 2014

Russell Simmons and Steve Rifkind have announced a partnership between Samsung's Milk Music streaming service and their ADD52 A&R platform. ADD52 is part...

SoundCloud reportedly offering equity to major labels as it seeks licensing deals
SoundCloud reportedly offering equity to major labels as it seeks licensing deals

11 July 2014

SoundCloud is offering the three major labels equity in the company, in exchange for both licensing deals and guarantees not to sue over...

Bop.fm secures $2 million in funding
Bop.fm secures $2 million in funding

11 July 2014

It's all about the playlists in 2014, we all know that. People are navigating the 20 million plus track catalogues offered by most...

London's leading MCNs merge
London's leading MCNs merge

9 July 2014

Ah, multi-channel networks; sort of the record labels of the YouTube ecosystem, signing up and supporting new video-making talent, or managing video channels...

New Zealand ISP's 'global mode' will help users access foreign streaming services
New Zealand ISP's 'global mode' will help users access foreign streaming services

9 July 2014

An internet service provider in New Zealand is helping its customers circumvent geo-blocks installed on popular online content services, meaning that users will...

Live Nation hatches dance platform Boomrat
Live Nation hatches dance platform Boomrat

9 July 2014

Live Nation's 'Labs' tech start-up division has officially activated Boomrat, a new online discovery platform enabling EDM fans to find the latest dance...

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