Marvin Gaye record will not be played in court during Blurred Lines trial
Marvin Gaye record will not be played in court during Blurred Lines trial

28 January 2015

So it seems that the main qualification for joining the jury in the upcoming and set-to-be-entertaining 'Blurred Lines' court case may just be...

Rdio removed as defendant from latest pre-1972 lawsuit
Rdio removed as defendant from latest pre-1972 lawsuit

28 January 2015

Rdio says that is has been removed as a defendant from a new lawsuit focused on the 1972 issue in US copyright law....

Gary Glitter testifies in sex abuse trial
Gary Glitter testifies in sex abuse trial

28 January 2015

Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, testified at Southwark Crown Court yesterday, denying ten charges of sexual abuse against children in the 1970s...

Ian Brown testifies in Fred Talbot's indecent assault trial
Ian Brown testifies in Fred Talbot's indecent assault trial

28 January 2015

Providing some celebrity intrigue to a trial that almost certainly didn't need it, Ian Brown yesterday testified against former Granada TV weatherman and...

Challenges for small music venues outlined in new Music Venue Trust report
Challenges for small music venues outlined in new Music Venue Trust report

28 January 2015

The Music Venue Trust has published an interim findings report into challenges currently facing small venues in the UK. The full report is...

Gary Gersh joins AEG Live
Gary Gersh joins AEG Live

28 January 2015

AEG Live has appointed Gary Gersh to the brand new role of President Of Global Talent because, well, why the hell not, that's...

Snapchat adds content channel
Snapchat adds content channel

28 January 2015

The Snapchatters added a new element to their app yesterday called Discover that pulls content from various partners into the service. It's seemingly...

Artist And Manager Awards to return
Artist And Manager Awards to return

28 January 2015

Those of you who had Wednesday 25 Mar in the sweepstake for the date of the next edition of the Artist And Manager...

CMU's One Liners: Katy Perry parody, Tom Petty clarity, How To Dress Well and Tālā collabrity (shut up), and other things that don't fit this pattern
CMU's One Liners: Katy Perry parody, Tom Petty clarity, How To Dress Well and Tālā collabrity (shut up), and other things that don't fit this pattern

28 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • East India Youth will release his second album though XL, the label has announced. 'Culture Of Volume'...

Brian Harvey Radio 1 remarks
Brian Harvey Radio 1 remarks "absurd and offensive", say BBC

28 January 2015

To be fair, they'd probably rather not have been asked to comment at all, but comment they have at the NME's request, and...

IMPALA launches Digital Action Plan as digital single market plan discussed by European culture committee
IMPALA launches Digital Action Plan as digital single market plan discussed by European culture committee

27 January 2015

As European Commissioner Günther Oettinger heads into the European Parliament later today to discuss plans for a 'Digital Single Market' with the legislature's...

Sam Smith gives Tom Petty songwriting credit, despite 'coincidental' song similarities
Sam Smith gives Tom Petty songwriting credit, despite 'coincidental' song similarities

27 January 2015

Sam Smith has changed the credits on his hit 'Stay With Me' to include Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne as co-songwriters, following a...

FAC joins UK Music
FAC joins UK Music

27 January 2015

The Featured Artists Coalition has joined UK Music, which gets the trade body of trade bodies a step closer to its claim of...

Woo! More Momentum funding announced! Hoo!
Woo! More Momentum funding announced! Hoo!

27 January 2015

Can it be that time again already? Apparently it can, because I am writing a lazy introduction to a story about it. YES!...

Eddy Temple-Morris and CALM call for help to kill January
Eddy Temple-Morris and CALM call for help to kill January

27 January 2015

After an extended break, Eddy Temple-Morris returns to CMU today with an Eddy Says column announcing a Campaign Against Living Miserably initiative which...

Sony Music's Doug Morris to deliver Midem keynote
Sony Music's Doug Morris to deliver Midem keynote

27 January 2015

Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris will deliver a keynote speech at this year's Midem. It will be titled 'Lessons Learned' and will...

Demis Roussos 1945-2015
Demis Roussos 1945-2015

27 January 2015

Singer Demis Roussos died in hospital in Greece on Sunday, aged 68. He had been ill for some time. Born in Egypt in 1945,...

Death Cab For Cutie embrace their damage and wear with new album
Death Cab For Cutie embrace their damage and wear with new album

27 January 2015

Death Cab For Cutie have announced their first album since the departure of guitarist Chris Walla, named 'Kintsugi'. The title "represents a compassionate...

First round of Great Escape bands announced
First round of Great Escape bands announced

27 January 2015

Oh my Lord, get yourself one of the finest spreadsheets on the market and start planning, because the first line-up announcement has been...

CMU's One Liners: Unilever hires Big Sync Music, Beck working on new album, Mogwai 20th anniversary shows, and more that would just make this headline too long if I were to include them (it is possible that this headline is now too long anyway)
CMU's One Liners: Unilever hires Big Sync Music, Beck working on new album, Mogwai 20th anniversary shows, and more that would just make this headline too long if I were to include them (it is possible that this headline is now too long anyway)

27 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Unilever has made Big Sync Music its sole music supplier for all of its brands worldwide. So,...

Meow The Jewels is not only happening, but will feature Lil Bub
Meow The Jewels is not only happening, but will feature Lil Bub

27 January 2015

Back in the mists of time (aka last October), CMU Artists Of The Year Run The Jewels bowed to the demands of a...

IMPALA's Digital Action Plan
IMPALA's Digital Action Plan

27 January 2015

Pan-European indie label trade group IMPALA this morning unveiled a Digital Action Plan to inform the debate on the Digital Single Market in...

Guvera buys Blinkbox Music
Guvera buys Blinkbox Music

26 January 2015

So, as expected, Guvera has bought Blinkbox Music from Tesco, giving the Australian streaming music company a slice of the UK market for...

BBC signs licensing deal with Welsh-language collecting society
BBC signs licensing deal with Welsh-language collecting society

26 January 2015

Eos, the collecting society for Welsh-language songwriters and publishers, has signed a licensing deal with the BBC bringing to an end a long-running...

New lawsuit extends reach of pre-1972 debate
New lawsuit extends reach of pre-1972 debate

26 January 2015

So the whole pre-1972 thing Stateside was ramped up last Thursday with a new lawsuit on the issue that expands the list of...

Investigation into police response to Ian Watkins accusations continues
Investigation into police response to Ian Watkins accusations continues

26 January 2015

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has entered the next stage of its investigation into the way police responded to allegations of child abuse...

Nick Jonas signs with Universal Music Publishing
Nick Jonas signs with Universal Music Publishing

26 January 2015

With his debut solo album out in March, Nick Jonas has announced that he's signed a new worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music...

Government launches consultation on tax relief for orchestras
Government launches consultation on tax relief for orchestras

26 January 2015

The Government is to introduce new tax relief for orchestras from April 2016, following a public consultation. So that's good news. For orchestras. Chancellor...

Zoe Keating reignites debate around YouTube's Music Key negotiating tactics
Zoe Keating reignites debate around YouTube's Music Key negotiating tactics

26 January 2015

So "big bad Google" was the talking point once more in the music community on Friday after independent musician Zoe Keating posted a...

Rihanna releases new single with Paul McCartney and Kayne West
Rihanna releases new single with Paul McCartney and Kayne West

26 January 2015

At long last, the wait is over. Rihanna has released a new single. It features Kanye West and Paul McCartney. Wow! What a...

  • Marvin Gaye record will not be played in court during Blurred Lines trial
  • Rdio removed as defendant from latest pre-1972 lawsuit
  • Ian Brown testifies in Fred Talbot’s indecent assault trial
  • Challenges for small music venues outlined in new Music Venue Trust report
  • Brian Harvey Radio 1 remarks “absurd and offensive”, say BBC
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