Amazon Prime Music arrives in the UK
Amazon Prime Music arrives in the UK

28 July 2015

There has been lots of debate this year about the music industry needing to develop...

Wixen deal allows Neil Young et al back onto the BBC's airwaves
Wixen deal allows Neil Young et al back onto the BBC's airwaves

28 July 2015

Neil Young may be busy trying to stop you from listening to his music anywhere...

Plaintiffs present
Plaintiffs present "smoking gun" in Happy Birthday case

28 July 2015

So, we have a smoking gun. Well, there's smoke. Perhaps someone just put too many...

Korn frontman sued over unpaid legal bill
Korn frontman sued over unpaid legal bill

28 July 2015

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis is being sued over an unpaid legal bill, which relates to...

Robomagic allies with Nile Rodgers festival
Robomagic allies with Nile Rodgers festival

28 July 2015

Robomagic, the new business of former AEG Live UK man Rob Hallett, just in case...

Apple Music has signed up over ten million, say label sources
Apple Music has signed up over ten million, say label sources

28 July 2015

While Apple boss Tim Cook was delightfully vague about the uptake to his firm's new...

Warner definitely out and iHeartRadio in at Snapchat Discover
Warner definitely out and iHeartRadio in at Snapchat Discover

28 July 2015

Warner Music is definitely off the Snapchats, as first indicated last week, as the messaging...

Tyler, The Creator not yet banned from Australia
Tyler, The Creator not yet banned from Australia

28 July 2015

Tyler, The Creator's long fought battle with activists in Australia rages on, with the rapper...

CMU's One Liners: Deafheaven sign to Anti-, NME editor promoted, Mercury entry deadline this week, and more
CMU's One Liners: Deafheaven sign to Anti-, NME editor promoted, Mercury entry deadline this week, and more

28 July 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Deafheaven have signed to Anti- and will release a...

Florence's Glastonbury performance made Dave Grohl
Florence's Glastonbury performance made Dave Grohl "cry like a baby"

28 July 2015

Dave Grohl has said he "cried like a baby" when he saw Florence And The...

UK market tops 500 million streams per week
UK market tops 500 million streams per week

27 July 2015

The record industry has always been pretty stats-happy, though over the last year or so...

50 Cent ordered to pay another $2 million in sex tape case
50 Cent ordered to pay another $2 million in sex tape case

27 July 2015

A New York jury last week ordered 50 Cent to pay another $2 million in...

Sony Music reportedly signs Enrique Iglesias
Sony Music reportedly signs Enrique Iglesias

27 July 2015

Sony Music has both nabbed and grabbed Enrique Iglesias from rivals Universal, signing him up...

Imagem signs Oh Wonder
Imagem signs Oh Wonder

27 July 2015

Indie publisher Imagem has signed one of those worldwide multi-year agreements with London duo Oh...

Russian collecting societies set to merge, though the recording rights society doesn't seem keen
Russian collecting societies set to merge, though the recording rights society doesn't seem keen

27 July 2015

While, for the Western music industry, Russia is rarely thought of as the home of...

Meek Mill/Drake squabble continues
Meek Mill/Drake squabble continues

27 July 2015

If you thought rapper Meek Mill sort of possibly maybe apologising to Drake for claiming...

New Haçienda documentary to debut next month
New Haçienda documentary to debut next month

27 July 2015

A new documentary about legendary Manchester club the Haçienda is set to debut at a...

NBC to air TV special of Ed Sheeran's Wembley shows
NBC to air TV special of Ed Sheeran's Wembley shows

27 July 2015

So you know how that Eddy Sheeran played some tunes to a few people recently...

CMU's One Liners: Chief Keef, Snoop Dogg, Amanda Palmer, and more
CMU's One Liners: Chief Keef, Snoop Dogg, Amanda Palmer, and more

27 July 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Well, here's a new development in the world of...

Alesha Dixon on Stereo Kicks:
Alesha Dixon on Stereo Kicks: "What's wrong with these bands?"

27 July 2015

Alesha Dixon, officially allowed an opinion on such things in her guise as 'Britain's Got...

Flo & Eddie fail to stop Sirius handing over $210 million to the majors
Flo & Eddie fail to stop Sirius handing over $210 million to the majors

24 July 2015

One time Turtles, Flo & Eddie, have failed in their bid to get the $210...

SESAC settles anti-trust dispute with US radio industry
SESAC settles anti-trust dispute with US radio industry

24 July 2015

As the regulation of the US music publishing sector's main two performing rights organisations -...

Grateful Dead finale a big pay-per-view event too
Grateful Dead finale a big pay-per-view event too

24 July 2015

Those big finale-come-reunion shows from Grateful Dead in the US earlier this month were not...

BuzzFeed coming to Snapchat, but Warner dropping off
BuzzFeed coming to Snapchat, but Warner dropping off

24 July 2015

Hey Snapchatters, BuzzFeed is coming to your snapping and chatting app of choice, as one...

SFX appoints former Thump editor to lead Beatport media ambitions
SFX appoints former Thump editor to lead Beatport media ambitions

24 July 2015

With SFX busy turning Beatport from a mere download store into a bleepy streaming platform...

Japanese media firm buys the Financial Times
Japanese media firm buys the Financial Times

24 July 2015

Following rumours earlier this week that the latest rumours that media firm Pearson was selling...

City of Austin reports as NME awards sponsor
City of Austin reports as NME awards sponsor

24 July 2015

NME publisher Time Inc has confirmed that the city of Austin in Texas - probably...

Meek Mill apologises to Drake over ghostwriting accusations
Meek Mill apologises to Drake over ghostwriting accusations

24 July 2015

Rapper Meek Mill has apologised for accusing Drake of using ghostwriters to write his lyrics....

CMU's One Liners: SoundCloud subscription update, DJ Derek missing, new Lianne La Havas, and more
CMU's One Liners: SoundCloud subscription update, DJ Derek missing, new Lianne La Havas, and more

24 July 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • SoundCloud CTO Eric Wahlforss has said, well, not a...

CMU Beef Of The Week #263: Nicki Minaj v Taylor Swift
CMU Beef Of The Week #263: Nicki Minaj v Taylor Swift

24 July 2015

Taylor Swift might have thought she was going to make it out of this week...

  • CMU Podcast: Apple, Universal, Spotify, One Direction
  • Amazon Prime Music arrives in the UK
  • Wixen deal allows Neil Young et al back onto the BBC’s airwaves
  • Plaintiffs present “smoking gun” in Happy Birthday case
  • Apple Music has signed up over ten million, say label sources
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