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:...

Global management group joins call for more transparency in digital dealing
Global management group joins call for more transparency in digital dealing

30 July 2014

Following the indie label community's recent Fair Digital Deals Declaration, which saw hundreds of independent record companies commit to be fair and transparent...

Vevo on the market
Vevo on the market

30 July 2014

Hey, it's been a few months since we had any sort of speculation about Vevo being up for sale now. But don't worry,...

Rhapsody claims two million paying users
Rhapsody claims two million paying users

30 July 2014

Rhapsody International, the digital music company that operates both the Rhapsody and Napster streaming services, and the recently launched Rhapsody unRadio venture too,...

New PIPCU initiative aims to invade the piracy ad spots
New PIPCU initiative aims to invade the piracy ad spots

29 July 2014

The City Of London Police's IP Crime unit has announced a new initiative which aims to replace advertising on piracy websites with warning...

Apple buys
Apple buys "Pandora-for-talk-radio"

29 July 2014

It's all about the curation, isn't it? Apple has reportedly made another purchase to ramp up its curated content services, having bought the...

US official suggests providing unlicensed streams become a felony
US official suggests providing unlicensed streams become a felony

28 July 2014

An official from the US Department Of Justice last week told Congress that the penalty for operating an illegal streaming operation should be...

Peter Sunde says prison bosses must let him speak to file-sharing priest
Peter Sunde says prison bosses must let him speak to file-sharing priest

28 July 2014

So, Peter Sunde, one time spokesman for The Pirate Bay, which he co-founded, has found another reason to complain about his current incarceration,...

Sony proposes settlement to PSN hack litigation
Sony proposes settlement to PSN hack litigation

28 July 2014

Remember that time when Sony's PlayStation Network was hacked in a major way? Remember? Go on, that time. Yeah, that's right, that time. Anyway,...

Kanye West wins Coinye West case by default
Kanye West wins Coinye West case by default

28 July 2014

So, a postscript to the short-lived Coinye West story from the start of the year, when a bunch of pranksters announced they were...

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,...

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