IP crime policing unit gets two years more funding
IP crime policing unit gets two years more funding

24 October 2014

The UK government yesterday confirmed another two years of funding for the City Of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit, or PIPCU, which...

US courts side again with EMI in Duke Ellington dispute
US courts side again with EMI in Duke Ellington dispute

24 October 2014

A court in New York has denied the estate of Duke Ellington the right to reinstate a lawsuit against the EMI music publishing...

New Asia Pacific boss for Warner Music
New Asia Pacific boss for Warner Music

24 October 2014

Warner Music Group yesterday announced that Simon Robson, currently COO and CFO for Warner Music UK, will take over leadership of the major's...

Believe and Kartel collaborate on Poppy Appeal single release
Believe and Kartel collaborate on Poppy Appeal single release

24 October 2014

Label services companies Believe Digital and Kartel Music Services are working together to oversee the release of this year's Poppy Appeal single in...

New editorial hires at Noisey
New editorial hires at Noisey

24 October 2014

Vice's music platform Noisey has announced the appointment of two new members to its editorial team in the form of Joe Zadeh, formerly...

City Showcase finalises programme for Apple Store seminars
City Showcase finalises programme for Apple Store seminars

24 October 2014

The full programme has been confirmed for the previously reported 'Finding The Future', three days of talks and panels on all things music...

Alvin Stardust 1942-2014
Alvin Stardust 1942-2014

24 October 2014

Singer, entertainer and glam-rock star Alvin Stardust has died aged 72 after a brief illness, this following his recently being diagnosed with prostate...

Run The Jewels stealth-release RTJ2
Run The Jewels stealth-release RTJ2

24 October 2014

At last, a big and bold release to compensate for a fairly lax Q4 so far. And no, sorry, it isn't anything to...

Panda Bear trails Grim Reaper LP with creepy new single
Panda Bear trails Grim Reaper LP with creepy new single

24 October 2014

Speaking of RTJ-style sneaky, ahead-of-time releases, Panda Bear has applied that very tactic to a new EP featuring a lead single in 'Mr...

Elton and Britney staying on in Vegas, with J-Lo potentially on the way
Elton and Britney staying on in Vegas, with J-Lo potentially on the way

24 October 2014

It's time for a go on the 'popstars with Las Vegas residencies' fruit machine of news, as present-day Vegas headliners Elton John and...

CMU's One Liners: Brian Eno, by:Larm, Chuckles x Tinchy and more...
CMU's One Liners: Brian Eno, by:Larm, Chuckles x Tinchy and more...

24 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • NASA has a SoundCloud now, space cadets, via which it'll upload audio clips from various historic...

CMU Beef Of The Week #228: Mike Read v Mike Read
CMU Beef Of The Week #228: Mike Read v Mike Read

24 October 2014

So, one time Radio 1 deejay Mike Read knows a thing or two about getting angry about pop songs. His boycott of Frankie...

Kesha claims about Dr Luke contradicted in earlier deposition
Kesha claims about Dr Luke contradicted in earlier deposition

23 October 2014

There were developments earlier this week in the high profile and emotive legal battle between Kesha and her long-time collaborator Dr Luke. As previously...

East London's Vibe Bar closing over licensing issues
East London's Vibe Bar closing over licensing issues

23 October 2014

East London's Vibe Bar is to close after a run in between the venue's owners and local licensing authorities. Owners of the space,...

MN2S recruits two more agents
MN2S recruits two more agents

23 October 2014

The MN2S booking agency has added to its team by recruiting two new agents in the form of Joanna Miles, who comes to...

Pandora launches data service for artists
Pandora launches data service for artists

23 October 2014

Pandora continues in its bid to convince the music community it's not evil by offering artists access to listening data. As previously reported,...

RAJAR Round Up: Good quarter for 6, less so for Radio 1 and Heart
RAJAR Round Up: Good quarter for 6, less so for Radio 1 and Heart

23 October 2014

What five things do you need to know about the latest round of radio listening figures from the good old stat monkeys at...

Wilko Johnson free of cancer and feeling iconic
Wilko Johnson free of cancer and feeling iconic

23 October 2014

More from Wilko Johnson's pretty extraordinary recovery story now, as the one-time Dr Feelgood guitarist - who had a major operation to alleviate...

Ain't no party like a televised, charity-motivated S Club mega-party
Ain't no party like a televised, charity-motivated S Club mega-party

23 October 2014

So. 4:3 girl:boy ratio pop superband S Club 7, aka the S Club Seniors, are back. Back to you, that is. Okay... fine,...

Kate Bush takes stock 'After The Dawn'
Kate Bush takes stock 'After The Dawn'

23 October 2014

Dear everyone who went to one of Kate Bush's 22 back-to-back 'Before The Dawn' shows at London's Hammersmith Apollo earler this year, and...

Japan Night steps up music export plans with international concert announcement
Japan Night steps up music export plans with international concert announcement

23 October 2014

A collaboration between the Federation Of Music Producers Japan and ad agency Dentsu, music export venture Japan Night today announced plans for a...

Q Awards dished out
Q Awards dished out

23 October 2014

What's this, an awards show just for music people, oh my Lord what did we do to deserve one of them? How lucky...

MOBOs dished out
MOBOs dished out

23 October 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, after a long, long, long, long wait of, oh, I don't know, I think it was about...

CMU's One Liners: Sony/ATV, Son Lux, Slim Twig and more
CMU's One Liners: Sony/ATV, Son Lux, Slim Twig and more

23 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Sony's music publishing house Sony/ATV has promoted one Rich Christina to the position of SVP, Head Of...

Taylor Swift makes fans pay for white noise
Taylor Swift makes fans pay for white noise

23 October 2014

In phase II of Taylor Swift's deeply evil and slightly deranged experiment testing her fans' ability to stay loyal to all-things T-Swizzy, in...

Vocal Sony Corp investor sells stake
Vocal Sony Corp investor sells stake

22 October 2014

Noisy Sony Corp shareholder Daniel Loeb has divested his stock in the electronics and entertainment group, which will probably please the top guard...

Recent case provides insight into the costs of web-blocking
Recent case provides insight into the costs of web-blocking

22 October 2014

Torrentfreak has published some information on the costs of instigating web-blocks based on information provided in a recent case by legal man Simon...

Justin Timberlake settles with Heat
Justin Timberlake settles with Heat

22 October 2014

In not exactly earth-shakingly shocking news, the Irish Times reports that Justin Timberlake has reached a settlement with Heat magazine, having filed defamation...

New Chair for PRS For Music Foundation
New Chair for PRS For Music Foundation

22 October 2014

Music community funder the PRS For Music Foundation, the charity allied to the UK music publishing sector's collecting society PRS For Music, has...

O2 hires FRUKT to lead next phase of its music sponsorship programme
O2 hires FRUKT to lead next phase of its music sponsorship programme

22 October 2014

Music/brand partnership specialist FRUKT has been appointed by oft-useless phone firm O2 to work on future "strategy, creative and delivery" for the brand's...

  • IP crime policing unit gets two years more funding
  • Believe and Kartel collaborate on Poppy Appeal single release
  • City Showcase finalises programme for Apple Store seminars
  • Alvin Stardust 1942-2014
  • Run The Jewels stealth-release RTJ2
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