Blurred Lines plagiarism case to proceed to court
Blurred Lines plagiarism case to proceed to court

31 October 2014

The big fat Blurred Lines plagiarism case is set to proceed to court, after a judge ruled that the family of Marvin Gaye...

Gregg Allman and others dropped from civil case over biopic death
Gregg Allman and others dropped from civil case over biopic death

31 October 2014

The family of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who died during the filming of Gregg Allman biopic 'Midnight Rider' earlier this year, have...

Sony/ATV re-signs Calvin Harris
Sony/ATV re-signs Calvin Harris

31 October 2014

Concluding a deeply enthralling week for Sony/ATV news, the publishing co has now confirmed an extension of its est-in-2006 international deal with auld...

Raw Power label allies with Universal's Spinefarm
Raw Power label allies with Universal's Spinefarm

31 October 2014

Artist management firm Raw Power Management has announced a new global alliance for its label operation Search & Destroy. Previously a partnership with...

Azoff vows to increase performance royalties by 30% with his new PRO
Azoff vows to increase performance royalties by 30% with his new PRO

31 October 2014

Irving Azoff has said that he will secure royalties for songwriters signed up to his new performing rights organisation, Global Music Rights, that...

Beatbox Booking makes redundancies, in continued Tinderbox festival fallout
Beatbox Booking makes redundancies, in continued Tinderbox festival fallout

31 October 2014

In the continued fallout from the ongoing battle centring stemming from the launch of new festival Tinderbox, Danish booking agency Beatbox Booking recently...

The Agency Group buys Coalition
The Agency Group buys Coalition

31 October 2014

The Agency Group has announced the purchase of the Coalition Talent Agency. The celebrity and DJ booking agency represents names including Nick Grimshaw,...

Ibiza Rocks team extend to Croatia for a new festival
Ibiza Rocks team extend to Croatia for a new festival

31 October 2014

Following their recent decision to end operations in Mallorca, the people behind Ibiza Rocks have announced the launch of a new festival under...

Fleetwood Mac and Queen not playing Glasto, confirms Mike Eavis
Fleetwood Mac and Queen not playing Glasto, confirms Mike Eavis

31 October 2014

Dear anyone playing the ongoing game of 'who's not headlining Glastonbury in 2015' (I know I am), please add Queen and Fleetwood Mac...

CMU's One Liners: Chvrches, Cheryl, Dizzee Rascal and more
CMU's One Liners: Chvrches, Cheryl, Dizzee Rascal and more

31 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Having played a sold out show at Brixton Academy last night, Chvrches have slung their new single,...

CMU Beef Of The Week #229: Pan Fried Beef Fillet at the Mercury Prize
CMU Beef Of The Week #229: Pan Fried Beef Fillet at the Mercury Prize

31 October 2014

Now, obviously you all read our comprehensive coverage of the 2014 Mercury Prize yesterday, so you now know pretty much everything you need...

Kim Dotcom's battle for his MegaUpload assets moves to Hong Kong
Kim Dotcom's battle for his MegaUpload assets moves to Hong Kong

30 October 2014

Kim Dotcom's hit back on all things MegaUpload shifted over to Hong Kong earlier this week, where legal reps for the founder of...

Former U2 bassist PA loses appeal against theft conviction
Former U2 bassist PA loses appeal against theft conviction

30 October 2014

The former PA to U2 bassist Adam Clayton has lost her appeal against a conviction of stealing money from the musician. As previously reported,...

Music Venues Trust announces London conference
Music Venues Trust announces London conference

30 October 2014

The Music Venues Trust has announced Venues Day, an event due to take place at the Southbank Centre in London on 9 Dec....

Universal chief comments on SoundCloud talks (a bit)
Universal chief comments on SoundCloud talks (a bit)

30 October 2014

Ah, SoundCloud. What are we to do about SoundCloud? Well, actually, it's nothing to do with me. Unless the thing to be done...

Tim Ingham resigning as Music Week editor, plus new hires
Tim Ingham resigning as Music Week editor, plus new hires

30 October 2014

Tim Ingham is to leave his three year old post as Editor of Music Week at the close of 2014, it's been confirmed...

Japanese rock band Vamps discuss the challenges of making it abroad
Japanese rock band Vamps discuss the challenges of making it abroad

30 October 2014

At last week's Tokyo International Music Market, the Japan Night organisation held a previously reported press conference announcing plans for a series of...

Sharon Van Etten confirms 2015 shows, screens new video
Sharon Van Etten confirms 2015 shows, screens new video

30 October 2014

American folk lady Sharon 'Shaz' Van Etten has confirmed a good lot of shows in 2015, in so doing adding to the ongoing...

 Young Fathers win the Mercury Prize
Young Fathers win the Mercury Prize

30 October 2014

So, the ever masterful CMU Editor Andy Malt let me leave early yesterday to attend that Mercury Prize show in Camden and eat...

Ant & Dec to host the BRITs (yes, in 2015)
Ant & Dec to host the BRITs (yes, in 2015)

30 October 2014

Hey, hey, what? No? Yes! Ant & Dec are only bloody well hosting the 2015 BRIT Awards, which is very exciting news indeed....

CMU's One Liners: Taylor Swift, The Death Weather, Tulisa and more
CMU's One Liners: Taylor Swift, The Death Weather, Tulisa and more

30 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today… • Taylor Swift, aka the only artist OF ALL TIME that's loved by all living Americans right now...

Ice Cube went on Sesame Street. The end.
Ice Cube went on Sesame Street. The end.

30 October 2014

Times have changed, big time, for one-time gangsta rap man Ice Cube since he first 'came on the scene' back in 1984. Yes,...

RIAA updates list of rogue piracy sites
RIAA updates list of rogue piracy sites

29 October 2014

The Recording Industry Association Of America has submitted its updated list of 'rogue' websites to the American government, something which has become an...

Sony/ATV signs Tegan & Sara
Sony/ATV signs Tegan & Sara

29 October 2014

Sister-sister pop types Tegan and Sara Quin, aka Tegan & Sara, have signed to Sony/ATV in a co-publishing deal that'll reach all over...

Madison Square Garden Company may split
Madison Square Garden Company may split

29 October 2014

The Madison Square Garden Company has announced that it may spin off its music and live entertainment business. This would mean two publicly...

YouTube CEO says music service coming soon, hopefully
YouTube CEO says music service coming soon, hopefully

29 October 2014

YouTube's long-awaited much-anticipated and sure-to-be-swell audio streaming service, code name evil.fm (well, that's what the indie labels have code named it, I'm sure),...

Tidal launches streaming service for men
Tidal launches streaming service for men

29 October 2014

High quality streaming service Tidal has gone live, banking on the assumption that men (and only men, according to a video promoting it)...

Media delivery service Fluence launches
Media delivery service Fluence launches

29 October 2014

After several months in beta, new content submission service Fluence has gone live. Set up by Topspin co-founder Shamal Ranasinghe, the site allows...

Bye bye Dirty Beaches
Bye bye Dirty Beaches

29 October 2014

Taiwan-born and now Canada-based artist Alex Zhang Hungtai is casting off his nine year-old Dirty Beaches alias, and will take on another 'stage...

Official Charts Company announces
Official Charts Company announces "real winners" of Mercury Prize

29 October 2014

The Official Charts Company has this morning announced what it's calling the "real winners" of the Mercury, ahead of tonight's apparently now pointless...

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