Music publishers set to hate at least one DoJ reform to US collective licensing
Music publishers set to hate at least one DoJ reform to US collective licensing

31 July 2015

What he gives with one hand he takes away with another. God that is. The...

Pandora fails to cut BMI rates on back of owning a single FM radio station
Pandora fails to cut BMI rates on back of owning a single FM radio station

31 July 2015

More digital licensing wranglings involving the American publishers now, and Pandora has failed in its...

Prince releases exclusive Spotify single, after removing catalogue from streaming services
Prince releases exclusive Spotify single, after removing catalogue from streaming services

31 July 2015

That Prince is a funny one, isn't he? Always keeps you guessing. I mean, just...

CMU Podcast: The Digital Pie, Amazon Prime Music, vKontakte, Zayn Malik
CMU Podcast: The Digital Pie, Amazon Prime Music, vKontakte, Zayn Malik

31 July 2015

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

German publishers up the ante in digital pie debate
German publishers up the ante in digital pie debate

30 July 2015

Ah, the digital pie debate. If I had a pie for every time I've written...

Richer Sounds launches new website for unsigned bands
Richer Sounds launches new website for unsigned bands

30 July 2015

I'm heading to Edinburgh this weekend for the Festival, where CMU publisher UnLimited Media takes...

NME launches an app
NME launches an app

30 July 2015

So, buzzy new freebie music mag the NME has done an app. You know apps,...

Controversial Russian social network reaches 'goodwill agreement' with Sony Music
Controversial Russian social network reaches 'goodwill agreement' with Sony Music

29 July 2015

Often controversial - in music industry circles, at least - Russian social networking giant and...

BMG allies with MCN BroadbandTV on new artist development venture
BMG allies with MCN BroadbandTV on new artist development venture

29 July 2015

Multi-channel network BroadbandTV has announced a new joint venture with BMG which will "accelerate the...

ReverbNation unveils music discovery app
ReverbNation unveils music discovery app

29 July 2015

US-based direct to fan platform ReverbNation has launched a new music discovery app, which, the...

Amazon Prime Music arrives in the UK
Amazon Prime Music arrives in the UK

28 July 2015

There has been lots of debate this year about the music industry needing to develop...

Apple Music has signed up over ten million, say label sources
Apple Music has signed up over ten million, say label sources

28 July 2015

While Apple boss Tim Cook was delightfully vague about the uptake to his firm's new...

Warner definitely out and iHeartRadio in at Snapchat Discover
Warner definitely out and iHeartRadio in at Snapchat Discover

28 July 2015

Warner Music is definitely off the Snapchats, as first indicated last week, as the messaging...

UK market tops 500 million streams per week
UK market tops 500 million streams per week

27 July 2015

The record industry has always been pretty stats-happy, though over the last year or so...

Flo & Eddie fail to stop Sirius handing over $210 million to the majors
Flo & Eddie fail to stop Sirius handing over $210 million to the majors

24 July 2015

One time Turtles, Flo & Eddie, have failed in their bid to get the $210...

Grateful Dead finale a big pay-per-view event too
Grateful Dead finale a big pay-per-view event too

24 July 2015

Those big finale-come-reunion shows from Grateful Dead in the US earlier this month were not...

CMU's One Liners: SoundCloud subscription update, DJ Derek missing, new Lianne La Havas, and more
CMU's One Liners: SoundCloud subscription update, DJ Derek missing, new Lianne La Havas, and more

24 July 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • SoundCloud CTO Eric Wahlforss has said, well, not a...

CMU Podcast: Apple, Universal, Spotify, One Direction
CMU Podcast: Apple, Universal, Spotify, One Direction

24 July 2015

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

10% more consumers tapping legit content online, though one in five still pirate
10% more consumers tapping legit content online, though one in five still pirate

23 July 2015

The number of UK consumers accessing digital content through legal download or streaming platforms has...

SFX's Beatport gets into bed with competitor Spotify
SFX's Beatport gets into bed with competitor Spotify

23 July 2015

EDM huckster SFX yesterday announced an alliance between its Beatport platform and Spotify which will...

Rhapsody/Napster confirms three million paying users
Rhapsody/Napster confirms three million paying users

23 July 2015

Hey you, don't be getting all distracted by the Spotifys and the Beatports and all...

Deezer announces IFTTT alliance
Deezer announces IFTTT alliance

23 July 2015

Hey you, don't be getting all distracted by the Napsters and the Rhaposdys and all...

FTC now properly investigating Apple tax on music apps
FTC now properly investigating Apple tax on music apps

22 July 2015

The Federal Trade Commission in the US has now reportedly launched a proper investigation into...

Alibaba launches music unit to oversee streaming services
Alibaba launches music unit to oversee streaming services

22 July 2015

Chinese web giant Alibaba has launched a music division called the Ali Music Group which,...

7digital announces pan-African songs licence via CAPASSO
7digital announces pan-African songs licence via CAPASSO

22 July 2015

7digital has announced a licensing deal with South African collecting society CAPASSO that covers song...

New Beatport CEO as SFX rejigs management structure
New Beatport CEO as SFX rejigs management structure

21 July 2015

EDM peddler extraordinaire SFX yesterday announced "a change in its overall organisational structure, designed to...

Spotify to provide every user with a personalised weekly playlist
Spotify to provide every user with a personalised weekly playlist

21 July 2015

As streaming music platforms continue to try and find new ways to help their users...

Remixer can't stop the 1D remix takedowns, after entering a 1D remix contest
Remixer can't stop the 1D remix takedowns, after entering a 1D remix contest

20 July 2015

So this is my favourite story of the week so far, which I realise isn't...

Trends: The challenge of converting  freemium - Five points from Music 4.5 Investing in music to boost city economies
Trends: The challenge of converting freemium - Five points from Music 4.5 Investing in music to boost city economies

17 July 2015

It’s hard to compile accurate figures for various reasons, but it’s reasonable to assume well...

Cash Money sues Tidal over Lil Wayne exclusive
Cash Money sues Tidal over Lil Wayne exclusive

17 July 2015

Having signed on as one of Tidal's celebrity backers last month, earlier this month -...

  • CMU Podcast: The Digital Pie, Amazon Prime Music, vKontakte, Zayn Malik
  • Music publishers set to hate at least one DoJ reform to US collective licensing
  • Pandora fails to cut BMI rates on back of owning a single FM radio station
  • Prince releases exclusive Spotify single, after removing catalogue from streaming services
  • CMU Beef Of The Week #264: One Direction v Zayn Malik
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