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...

Join CMU live at The Roundhouse tomorrow night
Join CMU live at The Roundhouse tomorrow night

28 July 2014

The biggest news stories in the music industry month just gone will be discussed live by CMU Editor Andy Malt and a panel...

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...

Ryan Tedder and Pharrell sign to Azoff's new performing rights agency
Ryan Tedder and Pharrell sign to Azoff's new performing rights agency

28 July 2014

So, let's throw this into the ongoing US collective licensing debate shall we? It's emerged that both Ryan Tedder and Pharrell Williams have...

New bosses for Universal's UK catalogue division
New bosses for Universal's UK catalogue division

28 July 2014

"When is Universal UK going to get round to promoting Richard Hinkley and David Rowe to the roles of joint MDs of Universal...

Universal's Globe announces new composer alliance for ad sector
Universal's Globe announces new composer alliance for ad sector

28 July 2014

A new venture from Universal Music UK's content and commercial partnership division Globe is set to "redefine the creation of music for advertising"....

Ozzy Osbourne releasing mad solo compilation
Ozzy Osbourne releasing mad solo compilation

28 July 2014

The Dark Lord Ozzy Osbourne is to cap off a life in rock with a life-in-rock-spanning compilation (that's solo, not Sabbath) titled 'Memoirs...

Light In The Attic releasing 'lost' Lewis LP
Light In The Attic releasing 'lost' Lewis LP

28 July 2014

Light In The Attic, a label specialising in 'Sugarman'-style subradar or 'lost' vinyl, has named its latest release as 'Romantic Times', the 'lost'...

Franz Ferdinand tell Late Night Tales via new mix LP
Franz Ferdinand tell Late Night Tales via new mix LP

28 July 2014

Oh look, it's art-rock Archdukes Franz Ferdinand, back after a slight gap, and bearing news of a new compilation they've made as part...

Against Me! to headline winter shows
Against Me! to headline winter shows

28 July 2014

Rock nonconformists Against Me! have confirmed the listings for a big ol live trip they're taking come November. The icing on the cake...

Stop the N-Dubz reunion rumours, says Fazer
Stop the N-Dubz reunion rumours, says Fazer

28 July 2014

So, you may have seen reports lately that made claims about an N-Dubz reunion. It has been said that they'll "start recording in...

Live Nation reportedly considering overhaul of management assets
Live Nation reportedly considering overhaul of management assets

25 July 2014

Rumour has it Live Nation will restructure its artist management business, with Madonna and U2 manager Guy Oseary set to head up a...

Tulisa found guilty over blogger assault
Tulisa found guilty over blogger assault

25 July 2014

You win some, you lose some, I guess. Following the spectacular collapse of the drugs case against Tulisa Contostavlos earlier this week, after...

Chubby Checker settles with HP over the Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker settles with HP over the Chubby Checker

25 July 2014

Chubby Checker has settled with Hewlett-Packard in the previously reported dispute over the IT firm selling, for a short-time, a penis size estimating...

Duran Duran issue statement on fanclub lawsuit
Duran Duran issue statement on fanclub lawsuit

25 July 2014

Duran Duran have issued a statement regarding their lawsuit against WorldWide Fan Clubs, the company which had, until recently, been running its official...

Kid Rock subpoenaed over missing dildo in Insane Clown Posse sexual harassment case
Kid Rock subpoenaed over missing dildo in Insane Clown Posse sexual harassment case

25 July 2014

As a sexual harassment case against Insane Clown Posse continues to make its way through the courts, lawyers representing a former publicist at...

Unlocking The Truth record deal approved
Unlocking The Truth record deal approved

25 July 2014

A New York court has approved a deal for Sony Music's Cherry Party label to sign teen metal band Unlocking The Truth, according...

PPL promotes Christian Barton to Finance Director
PPL promotes Christian Barton to Finance Director

25 July 2014

The UK record industry's collecting society PPL has announced the promotion of Financial Controller Christian Barton to the role of Finance Director. Barton...

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...

Jessie Ware shares all of new song
Jessie Ware shares all of new song

25 July 2014

Jessie Ware has released another new track from her forthcoming second album, 'Tough Love'. Despite it being called 'Share It All', she's still...

Work begins on Kurt Cobain biopic, as documentary is completed
Work begins on Kurt Cobain biopic, as documentary is completed

25 July 2014

Filming is due to begin on a Kurt Cobain biopic at some point in the next twelve months. Maybe a bit longer. So...

The Lord favours rockabilly, Iceage act accordingly
The Lord favours rockabilly, Iceage act accordingly

25 July 2014

Danish hardcore band Iceage have unveiled a new song, which is decidedly, um, un-hardcore. It's more on the rockabilly end of things. Is...

Rixton announce tour dates
Rixton announce tour dates

25 July 2014

Rixton, who you may know from such YouTube pre-roll adverts as EVERY SINGLE FUCKING ONE OF THEM, have announced a UK tour in...

Cold Specks announces tour dates
Cold Specks announces tour dates

25 July 2014

Cold Specks has announced some UK tour dates in support of her previously reported new album, 'Neuroplasticity', which is out on 25 Aug....

Ben Watt to tour
Ben Watt to tour

25 July 2014

The Ben Watt Trio, that is the band of former Everything But The Girl man Ben Watt, will be heading out on a...

CMU Beef Of The Week #216: Tulisa v The Fake Sheikh
CMU Beef Of The Week #216: Tulisa v The Fake Sheikh

25 July 2014

If you're talking about the biggest dispute of the week, which I guess we are, then there can be no other than Tulisa...

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...

Pharrell Williams seeks summary judgement in his favour in 'Blurred Lines' dispute
Pharrell Williams seeks summary judgement in his favour in 'Blurred Lines' dispute

24 July 2014

Legal reps for Pharrell Williams have filed a motion calling for the legal battle he, and his cohort in rape-promoting-pop-pap Robin Thicke, are...

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