BMG acquires Infectious Music
BMG acquires Infectious Music

2 September 2014

The still rather acquisitive BMG has announced it has acquired Infectious, which will bring the UK indie's acts to its recordings roster, and...

Government's culture man talks tough on copyright at BPI AGM
Government's culture man talks tough on copyright at BPI AGM

2 September 2014

The government's culture man, former city boy Sajid Javid, talked tough about copyright enforcement at the Annual General Meeting of record industry trade...

Cee Lo Green pleads no contest to drugs charges, deletes Twitter account
Cee Lo Green pleads no contest to drugs charges, deletes Twitter account

2 September 2014

Cee Lo Green last week pleaded no contest to charges of "furnishing" a woman with ecstasy without her knowledge in 2012. And then...

Tony Wadsworth departs BPI with rally call for labels
Tony Wadsworth departs BPI with rally call for labels

2 September 2014

Speaking for the final time as Chairman of the UK's record industry trade body the BPI yesterday afternoon, Tony Wadsworth spoke up passionately...

New Director General at CISAC
New Director General at CISAC

2 September 2014

CISAC, the organisation that brings together music publishing collecting societies from around the world, has announced legal man Gadi Oron as its new...

New Camden bar run by The Old Blue Last and Birthdays team to open
New Camden bar run by The Old Blue Last and Birthdays team to open

2 September 2014

The team that runs The Old Blue Last and Birthdays have announced that they are opening a new venue, taking over The Record...

8tracks raises more finance
8tracks raises more finance

2 September 2014

Having shunned Google's acquisition approach - and they did shun it, they shunned Google right in the face, and Google bosses hate being...

YouTube begins to roll out crowdfunding features
YouTube begins to roll out crowdfunding features

2 September 2014

YouTube's crowdfunding features have gone live in Australia, Japan, Mexico and the US, Android Police reports. As previously reported, the new features were announced...

New editor at Gigwise
New editor at Gigwise

2 September 2014

Gigwise has a brand new editor, in the form of Andy Morris, who joins the music website from GQ, where he most recently...

What's next for Royal Blood? Touring, of course!
What's next for Royal Blood? Touring, of course!

2 September 2014

Having gone to number one in the album chart on Sunday, scoring the fastest selling rock album in the UK for three years...

CMU's One Liners - 2 Sep 2014
CMU's One Liners - 2 Sep 2014

2 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Nominations are open for the 2015 Music Producers Guild Awards. Put forward your top studio folk...

New Radiohead material (well, very nearly) in updated app
New Radiohead material (well, very nearly) in updated app

2 September 2014

You remember that app-accompaniment to Radiohead's 2011 album 'The King Of Limbs' which came out earlier this year called 'Polyfauna'? No? Well, write...

ATP's dispute with Dash continues, Paypal issuing refunds instead
ATP's dispute with Dash continues, Paypal issuing refunds instead

1 September 2014

ATP remains in dispute with Dash Tickets over responsibility for issuing refunds to Jabberwocky ticketholders. However, in its latest statement, the independent promoter...

MPAA research bigs up UK web-blocking
MPAA research bigs up UK web-blocking

1 September 2014

Research from the Motion Picture Association Of America reportedly claims that web-blocking in the UK is proving a decent tactic for reducing levels...

HMV boss remains bullish, says company will outperform Amazon in CD/DVD market soon
HMV boss remains bullish, says company will outperform Amazon in CD/DVD market soon

1 September 2014

The boss of HMV reckons that the high street retailer could soon regain its title as the biggest seller of CDs and DVDs...

Bristol venue denies encouraging Fat White Family boycott
Bristol venue denies encouraging Fat White Family boycott

1 September 2014

Bristol venue The Fleece has denied that it has attempted to convince other venues not to book Fat White Family, following an incident...

Ticketing search engine scores $35 million in investment
Ticketing search engine scores $35 million in investment

1 September 2014

A US-based 'ticketing search engine' called SeatGeek has announced it has just raised $35 million in investment, in a funding round led by...

Electric Zoo cut short by the weather
Electric Zoo cut short by the weather

1 September 2014

The Electric Zoo festival in New York was cut short again this weekend, though this time because of extreme weather conditions. As previously...

New CMU Insights programme incoming
New CMU Insights programme incoming

1 September 2014

A new programme of evening seminars from CMU Insights kicks off in a fortnight, with eight two-hour sessions providing an overview of the...

Kate Bush comeback pushes eight of her albums into the Top 40
Kate Bush comeback pushes eight of her albums into the Top 40

1 September 2014

So, popstars, here's a simple strategy for you all to adopt in the future. Be an acclaimed, constantly innovating recording artist. But don't...

Faber to publish Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis' notebooks
Faber to publish Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis' notebooks

1 September 2014

Faber & Faber has announced that it will publish a new collection of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis's lyrics and previously unpublished notebooks,...

CMU's One Liners - 1 Sep 2014
CMU's One Liners - 1 Sep 2014

1 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Sarah Henderson has been promoted to the role of General Manager at Murray Chalmers PR, according to...

David Lynch's Kanye West collaboration abandoned due to lack of ideas
David Lynch's Kanye West collaboration abandoned due to lack of ideas

1 September 2014

David Lynch has revealed that he was lined up to direct a video for 'Blood On The Leaves', from Kanye West's 2013 album...

Possible setback for the labels in ongoing dispute with Sirius over pre-1972 recordings
Possible setback for the labels in ongoing dispute with Sirius over pre-1972 recordings

29 August 2014

The American record industry isn't going to get a speedy resolution to the grand debate over what, exactly, is the deal with sound...

Abbey Road extends alliance with Chandler Limited
Abbey Road extends alliance with Chandler Limited

29 August 2014

Universal's Abbey Road Studios has extended its partnership with audio kit maker Chandler Limited, which will see the latter continue to sell and...

Asian streaming service scores $104 million in investment, hopes for further expansion
Asian streaming service scores $104 million in investment, hopes for further expansion

29 August 2014

Asian streaming service KKBOX announced yesterday that it had raised a neat $104 million in new investment from the Singapore government's investment corporation...

Universal invests into B2B streaming start-up
Universal invests into B2B streaming start-up

29 August 2014

A US-based virtual jukebox service has scored a "strategic investment" from Universal Music, according to TechCruch. Rockbot is a jukebox-type system sold to bars...

Dame Dash sorry for behaving badly in Big Pimpin vid
Dame Dash sorry for behaving badly in Big Pimpin vid

29 August 2014

Hi. You know in Jay-Z's 'Big Pimpin' video circa 2000, right, when hip hop kingpin Dame Dash spills his champagne (deliberately) all over...

The Body and Sandworm announce split LP
The Body and Sandworm announce split LP

29 August 2014

Metal duos The Body and Sandworm have announced that they will release a split LP through Thrill Jockey on 20 Oct. The two...

Jamie Cullum releasing another covers LP
Jamie Cullum releasing another covers LP

29 August 2014

BBC Radio 2's most played man-child Jamie Cullum has a new LP waiting in the wings, consisting of covers which "avoid more obvious...

  • BMG acquires Infectious Music
  • Government’s culture man talks tough on copyright at BPI AGM
  • Cee Lo Green pleads no contest to drugs charges, deletes Twitter account
  • Tony Wadsworth departs BPI with rally call for labels
  • 8tracks raises more finance
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