RadioCentre questions Radio 1 and 2 output (again)
RadioCentre questions Radio 1 and 2 output (again)

1 October 2014

Radio 1 and Radio 2 should stop playing so much popular pop music and put more time, effort, money, love, energy, commitment, passion,...

Dr Fox arrested in relation to alleged sexual offences
Dr Fox arrested in relation to alleged sexual offences

1 October 2014

Police yesterday arrested presenter Neil Fox in relation to alleged sexual offences. The arrest took place at the studios of Magic FM, where...

Judge reviews MP3tunes ruling
Judge reviews MP3tunes ruling

1 October 2014

A US judge has cut back the mega-damages MP3tunes founder Michael Robertson was ordered to pay for enabling rampant copyright infringement. Though the...

Former Universal exec jailed for three years
Former Universal exec jailed for three years

1 October 2014

Former Universal Music exec Duncan Schwier has been sentenced to three years in prison for defrauding the company of almost £650,000. As previously reported,...

Ticketmaster opens office in Qatar
Ticketmaster opens office in Qatar

1 October 2014

Live Nation's Ticketmaster has opened an office in Qatar because, well, why not? Based in the Qatari capital Doha, the ticketing giant's new...

Online music video age rating pilot to begin this Friday
Online music video age rating pilot to begin this Friday

1 October 2014

The BPI and British Board Of Film Classification's pilot scheme for slapping age ratings onto online music videos will go live this Friday,...

U2 release album early because they believe they deserve awards
U2 release album early because they believe they deserve awards

1 October 2014

Still in the mood for surprises, U2 have quietly released their new album, 'Songs Of Innocence', on vinyl two weeks ahead of its...

New Year, new Nick Cave solo shows
New Year, new Nick Cave solo shows

1 October 2014

Saint Nick Cave of surreal cinematic fame has given fans an intimate gift, and no, it isn't an item from Britney Spears' new...

CMU's One Liners: Spotify in Canada, Cheryl, Avicii x Robbie Williams and more
CMU's One Liners: Spotify in Canada, Cheryl, Avicii x Robbie Williams and more

1 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Spotify is now available 'to all' in Canada. That's 'to all' as opposed to 'on an invite-only...

Toronto mayoral candidates involved in fucked up debate
Toronto mayoral candidates involved in fucked up debate

1 October 2014

Candidates for the Toronto mayoral election all took part in a debate earlier this week, hosted by Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham. The...

Grooveshark dealt a blow in label lawsuit number two
Grooveshark dealt a blow in label lawsuit number two

30 September 2014

Hot on the heels of the record industry pushing for a final summary judgement in its favour in its first lawsuit against Grooveshark,...

Dave Lee Travis sentence reviewed for undue leniency following complaints
Dave Lee Travis sentence reviewed for undue leniency following complaints

30 September 2014

The Attorney General's Office is considering complaints that Dave Lee Travis's three month suspended sentence for indecent assault was too lenient. As previously...

Beats sues 'co-founder' for calling himself co-founder
Beats sues 'co-founder' for calling himself co-founder

30 September 2014

When I write my opera about the history of the Beats company - which includes a great scene just after the interval with...

HMV scored profits of £16.7 million in year after administration
HMV scored profits of £16.7 million in year after administration

30 September 2014

HMV's owner Hilco has shared a handful of boasts in recent months about how the high street music seller is recovering very nicely...

eMusic announces return to indie label roots
eMusic announces return to indie label roots

30 September 2014

So, a definite rewind here, though very possibly too little too late. Time to talk about eMusic everybody. Yeah, you remember eMusic, possibly...

Noel Gallagher to debate himself at Xfm charity event
Noel Gallagher to debate himself at Xfm charity event

30 September 2014

Noel Gallagher will on 3 Nov lead a live, Xfm-presented Q&A event centring on... well, himself, a topic on which he, if anyone,...

Black Sabbath to make one last LP, possibly with Rick Rubin
Black Sabbath to make one last LP, possibly with Rick Rubin

30 September 2014

Ozzy Osbourne has broken the news that Black Sabbath will only make one other, final, 20th LP as a band, then that's it....

Transgressive tenth anniversary celebrations hit The Barbican tonight
Transgressive tenth anniversary celebrations hit The Barbican tonight

30 September 2014

As part of the company's ongoing tenth anniversary celebrations, tonight Transgressive Records host a sold out show at The Barbican in London. Compered...

Röyksopp nearing The Inevitable End
Röyksopp nearing The Inevitable End

30 September 2014

Pride-of-Norway Röyksopp, aka long-time synth-pop kin Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland, have confirmed an 'Inevitable End' to the LP-releasing era of their Röyksopp...

CMU's One Liners: Believe x AFEM, Queen x Adam Lambert, Nicole Scherzinger x Cats and more
CMU's One Liners: Believe x AFEM, Queen x Adam Lambert, Nicole Scherzinger x Cats and more

30 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Believe Digital is the first major distributor to join that there Association For Electronic Music, the previously...

Michael Jackson's Thriller video coming back from the dead... in 3D!
Michael Jackson's Thriller video coming back from the dead... in 3D!

30 September 2014

Director John Landis is working on a 3D version of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' video. No, don't worry, he's not planning to dig the...

Universal pushes for summary judgement in Grooveshark pre-1972 case
Universal pushes for summary judgement in Grooveshark pre-1972 case

29 September 2014

If all that talk last week about the complexities of American copyright law when applied to pre-1972 sound recordings got you all excited...

Eddie Schwartz and Jean Michel Jarre ask IP lawmakers to stick up for the creators
Eddie Schwartz and Jean Michel Jarre ask IP lawmakers to stick up for the creators

29 September 2014

I'm pretty sure we all agreed to stop equating streams for downloads, let alone record sales, though that didn't stop Canadian songwriter Eddie...

Mutya Buena is bankrupt. Or is she? Hmm
Mutya Buena is bankrupt. Or is she? Hmm

29 September 2014

Popstar Mutya Buena has filed for bankruptcy, which is unfortunate. Buena - who was once a Sugababe, and may or may not still...

Universal in business with clever in-vid product placement technology
Universal in business with clever in-vid product placement technology

29 September 2014

Universal Music is expected to announce a deal with MirriAd, the previously reported company that enables advertising images and product placements to be...

The Orchard buys Frenchkiss Records
The Orchard buys Frenchkiss Records

29 September 2014

Indie label distributor The Orchard announced on Friday that it was acquiring the New York-based Frenchkiss Label Group, which includes the Frenchkiss label...

Arts Council chief moves to Radio 3
Arts Council chief moves to Radio 3

29 September 2014

As expected, Arts Council big cheese Alan Davey is to become grand fromage at BBC Radio 3, where I'm pretty sure everyone speaks...

Bauer announces radio revamp, new stations in the regions
Bauer announces radio revamp, new stations in the regions

29 September 2014

Bauer Media has announced a revamp of its radio portfolio, with local outposts of the Magic network being phased out as the cheesy...

Thom Yorke partners with BitTorrent on new solo album
Thom Yorke partners with BitTorrent on new solo album

29 September 2014

Hey, all you self-elected gatekeepers, you'd better watch out. After a few days of pretty tedious teasing on Twitter and silly speculation that...

CMU's One Liners: Kobalt, Calvin Harris, The Who and more
CMU's One Liners: Kobalt, Calvin Harris, The Who and more

29 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Kobalt Label Services has confirmed the appointment of Tom Osborn, previously with Epitaph/Anti-Records, to the role of...

  • RadioCentre questions Radio 1 and 2 output (again)
  • Dr Fox arrested in relation to alleged sexual offences
  • Judge reviews MP3tunes ruling
  • Former Universal exec jailed for three years
  • Online music video age rating pilot to begin this Friday
  • New Year, new Nick Cave solo shows
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