War Horse musicians fail in first legal bid to get jobs back
War Horse musicians fail in first legal bid to get jobs back

16 April 2014

Five musicians made redundant from the West End production of 'War Horse' have failed in their first legal bid to get reappointed. As previously...

Katherine Jackson ordered to pay at least $800,000 towards AEG legal fees
Katherine Jackson ordered to pay at least $800,000 towards AEG legal fees

16 April 2014

Katherine Jackson has either won or lost her legal battle over the legal costs incurred by AEG Live in the Jackson family's failed...

Former Warner chief signs David Gray for publishing
Former Warner chief signs David Gray for publishing

16 April 2014

The new company of former Warner UK chief Christian Tattersfield, so that'll be Good Soldier Songs, has signed a worldwide publishing deal (excluding...

Glastonbury Festival to have own 4G network
Glastonbury Festival to have own 4G network

16 April 2014

Glastonbury has announced that EE will provide a bespoke 4G network on site at this year's festival. This means that anyone with a...

Neil Young's Pono raises over $6 million on Kickstarter
Neil Young's Pono raises over $6 million on Kickstarter

16 April 2014

So, the crowdfunding campaign for Neil Young's Pono player has finished, raising $6,225,354 from 18,220 backers, the third highest amount ever raised on...

Inexpensive Sonos competitor Gramofon launches on Kickstarter
Inexpensive Sonos competitor Gramofon launches on Kickstarter

16 April 2014

Wi-fi hotspot provider Fon has announced a new product called Gramofon, which allows you to stream music from Spotify from any iOS or...

'Last vinyl shop in Teesside' doc to stream online for Record Store Day
'Last vinyl shop in Teesside' doc to stream online for Record Store Day

16 April 2014

This weekend 'Sound It Out', the Official Film of Record Store Day 2011, will stream online in celebration of this year's RSD, which...

Sheffield Doc/Fest to show Pulp film
Sheffield Doc/Fest to show Pulp film

16 April 2014

A film titled 'Pulp', about the band Pulp, and in particular Jarvis and co's comeback-come-homecoming 2012 show at Sheffield's Motorpoint Arena, is going...

Tru Thoughts founder to inspire future music entrepreneurs at TGE:DIY
Tru Thoughts founder to inspire future music entrepreneurs at TGE:DIY

16 April 2014

With the full convention schedule for this year's Great Escape going live later today, CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke has been chatting to...

Rumours of AC/DC split spread, but band stay silent
Rumours of AC/DC split spread, but band stay silent

16 April 2014

Rumours have been flying around about the future of AC/DC over the last 24 hours, but so far the band have not commented. The...

Childish Gambino:
Childish Gambino: "Someone buy me out of this contract"

16 April 2014

Childish Gambino has become the latest musician to badmouth their label on Twitter, asking other labels that have previously shown an interest to...

Paul Weller details hits compilation, 'intimate' shows
Paul Weller details hits compilation, 'intimate' shows

16 April 2014

Paul Weller has posed for a photo (in which he looks both modern and classic) - this photo - to advertise the fact...

Festival Line-Up Update: OnBlackheath, Nozstock, Positivus and more
Festival Line-Up Update: OnBlackheath, Nozstock, Positivus and more

16 April 2014

So, London has another festival on its books, the John Lewis-sponsored OnBlackheath, which takes place (no shit) on Blackheath Common on 13-14. Built...

'Monkey Christ' lady inspires pop song
'Monkey Christ' lady inspires pop song

16 April 2014

A renegade Spanish singer has written a single inspired by Cecilia Gimenez, aka the elderly lady behind the viral miracle of the 'Monkey...

Weatherley calls for more funding for City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit
Weatherley calls for more funding for City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit

15 April 2014

Although the UK government's Department For Business, Innovation & Skills has committed to fund the previously reported Intellectual Property Crime Unit of the...

Lee Ryan in rehab following drink driving arrest
Lee Ryan in rehab following drink driving arrest

15 April 2014

Lee 'for the mothers' pride' Ryan has been speaking a bit regarding his arrest last week for alleged drink driving, and suspected possession...

Flavor Flav takes plea deal on domestic violence charges
Flavor Flav takes plea deal on domestic violence charges

15 April 2014

Public Enemy dude Flavor Flav has accepted a plea deal over domestic violence charges stemming from an incident in 2012. As previously reported, Flav,...

Smashing Pumpkins sign BMG artist services deal for two new albums
Smashing Pumpkins sign BMG artist services deal for two new albums

15 April 2014

The Smashing Pumpkins have signed an artist services deal with the US division of BMG Chrysalis to release two new albums though the...

PRS For Music announces £10,000 pub makeover prize winner
PRS For Music announces £10,000 pub makeover prize winner

15 April 2014

The UK music publishing sector's collecting society PRS For Music has announced the winner of this year's Music Makeover competition, which awards a...

Former Ingenious CEO launches fund for disruptive media and entertainment
Former Ingenious CEO launches fund for disruptive media and entertainment

15 April 2014

The former CEO of media and entertainment investment firm Ingenious Ventures, Patrick Bradley, has announced a new fund called Station 12. The new...

Momentum Music Fund announces new grants for acts, including Ghostpoet, Beth Jeans Horton and East India Youth
Momentum Music Fund announces new grants for acts, including Ghostpoet, Beth Jeans Horton and East India Youth

15 April 2014

The PRS For Music Foundation has announced the third round of grants awarded by the Momentum Music Fund. Launched by Arts Council England and...

DreamWorks rumoured to be investing in Vevo, Yahoo! expands partnership with the video platform
DreamWorks rumoured to be investing in Vevo, Yahoo! expands partnership with the video platform

15 April 2014

According to Re/code, DreamWorks' CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has approached Vevo owners Universal Music Group, Sony Music and Abu Dhabi Media with a view...

WhoSampled to present first ever Samplethon at The Great Escape
WhoSampled to present first ever Samplethon at The Great Escape

15 April 2014

More details are now available about an exciting event taking place next month as part of Blueprint, the new mini-conference within The Great...

As I Lay Dying splinter band birth new single
As I Lay Dying splinter band birth new single

15 April 2014

Four of the dudes from As I Lay Dying have placed a single they're releasing via their splinter band, Wovenwar, online. AILD, of...

Kimbra's new LP to feature Matt Bellamy
Kimbra's new LP to feature Matt Bellamy

15 April 2014

BREAKING MUSE-RELATED NEWS ALERT. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. The band's lead singer and 'axe technician' Matt Bellamy has played guitar a bit...

Release Round-Up: Lana Del Rey, Sigur Rós, Disclosure, Royksopp & Robyn, Deftones and Charlie XCX
Release Round-Up: Lana Del Rey, Sigur Rós, Disclosure, Royksopp & Robyn, Deftones and Charlie XCX

15 April 2014

Ms Lana Del Rey (pictured) premiered a typically heady new single, titled 'West Coast', yesterday, giving the world its first sip of the poison...

Festival Line-Up Update: Camden Crawl, Meltdown, Sziget and more
Festival Line-Up Update: Camden Crawl, Meltdown, Sziget and more

15 April 2014

Placing high amidst today's fresh and fascinating insights into the ever-changing scenery of international festival listings are the following bits n bobs of...

Forest Swords wins 2014 GIT Award
Forest Swords wins 2014 GIT Award

15 April 2014

Forest Swords, aka Matthew Barnes, has been named the winner of this year's GIT Award, with his debut album 'Engravings' deemed have been...

Yeah, I'm posh, says James Blunt. But at least I don't pretend not to be
Yeah, I'm posh, says James Blunt. But at least I don't pretend not to be

15 April 2014

James Blunt has hit out at fellow musicians who hide their upper class roots, singling out Damon Albarn in particular. Commenting on his reputation...

Aborted AEG sale has informed future direction of the live giant, says CEO
Aborted AEG sale has informed future direction of the live giant, says CEO

14 April 2014

Live music giant AEG has plans for further expansion, according to the Wall Street Journal, having regrouped after an aborted attempt to sell...

  • War Horse musicians fail in first legal bid to get jobs back
  • Katherine Jackson ordered to pay at least $800,000 towards AEG legal fees
  • Glastonbury Festival to have own 4G network
  • Neil Young’s Pono raises over $6 million on Kickstarter
  • Tru Thoughts founder to inspire future music entrepreneurs at TGE:DIY
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