US government says former MegaUpload servers ain't its problem
US government says former MegaUpload servers ain't its problem

2 September 2015

Should the US government take over responsibility for the servers that contain lost MegaUpload data?...

Courtney Love settles second defamation lawsuit from fashion designer
Courtney Love settles second defamation lawsuit from fashion designer

2 September 2015

Courtney Love has settled her second defamation battle with fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir. As previously...

TuneCore formally launches in UK
TuneCore formally launches in UK

2 September 2015

Digital distribution platform TuneCore is formally launching in the UK for the first time, which...

Live Nation and SFX both cancel Californian EDM events, though for different reasons
Live Nation and SFX both cancel Californian EDM events, though for different reasons

2 September 2015

Live Nation has cancelled a dance music bash due to take place at a site...

Ian Rogers to leave the music industry
Ian Rogers to leave the music industry

2 September 2015

Ian Rogers has confirmed that he's not only leaving the Apple conclave, but also the...

Tyler, The Creator accuses UK government of 'treating him like a terrorist'
Tyler, The Creator accuses UK government of 'treating him like a terrorist'

2 September 2015

Tyler, The Creator has accused the British government of treating him "like a terrorist" after...

David Bowie writes song for SpongeBob musical
David Bowie writes song for SpongeBob musical

2 September 2015

A SpongeBob SquarePants musical is coming to Broadway featuring songs written by a number of...

Tool recycle old t-shirts into $200 blankets
Tool recycle old t-shirts into $200 blankets

2 September 2015

As I'm sure you've noticed, summer is starting to fade. It's time to put those...

Mumford & Sons are going to tour, don't you dare say that they aren't
Mumford & Sons are going to tour, don't you dare say that they aren't

2 September 2015

Mumford & Sons said on stage at not only the Reading Festival, but also its...

CMU's One Liners: Sony/ATV, Animal Collective, The Libertines, Lupe Fiasco, more
CMU's One Liners: Sony/ATV, Animal Collective, The Libertines, Lupe Fiasco, more

2 September 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Sony/ATV has announced a new joint venture with former...

Kanye West's hat of great interest to the White House
Kanye West's hat of great interest to the White House

2 September 2015

The White House is ready for Kanye West. Or at least his hat. I guess...

The ten most-read news stories on the CMU site in August 2015
The ten most-read news stories on the CMU site in August 2015

1 September 2015

Yet another month has past, despite our best efforts, so the only thing left to...

Music firm takes AM/FM radio to court over pre-1972 recordings
Music firm takes AM/FM radio to court over pre-1972 recordings

1 September 2015

So, this was inevitable, but is nevertheless very interesting. A company that owns a catalogue...

EMI Production Music offers amnesty on previously uncleared samples
EMI Production Music offers amnesty on previously uncleared samples

1 September 2015

Good news for all you dodgy samplers out there, with your sneaky nicking of other...

Tesco to sell new Iron Maiden album on vinyl
Tesco to sell new Iron Maiden album on vinyl

1 September 2015

Tesco will be stocking Iron Maiden's first studio album in five years when it goes...

Tidal accuses Apple over missing Drake set
Tidal accuses Apple over missing Drake set

1 September 2015

So, Tidal, which is still a thing, this weekend accused Apple of stopping it from...

Shazam losses widen as it expands and diversifies
Shazam losses widen as it expands and diversifies

1 September 2015

Shazam may be busy diversifying its business model, and gathering up ever increasing numbers of...

Shane MacGowan breaks pelvis in dancing-related accident
Shane MacGowan breaks pelvis in dancing-related accident

1 September 2015

Shane MacGowan was admitted to hospital last week after breaking his pelvis attempting "a complicated...

Evian Christ denies being drunk and incoherent at Leeds festival, after being caged by security staff
Evian Christ denies being drunk and incoherent at Leeds festival, after being caged by security staff

1 September 2015

Evian Christ has denied claims that he was drunk and incoherent at this weekend's Leeds...

VMA winners
VMA winners

1 September 2015

So, it was the MTV VMAs this weekend. Kanye West waffled at length, Miley Cyrus...

CMU's One Liners: ASCAP, Grimes, Miley, Xfm
CMU's One Liners: ASCAP, Grimes, Miley, Xfm

1 September 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • US collecting society ASCAP has announced two promotions in...

Kanye West to run for president (possibly)
Kanye West to run for president (possibly)

1 September 2015

Kanye West has said that he plans to run as a candidate for the US...

PRS sues SoundCloud
PRS sues SoundCloud

28 August 2015

So, in what was threatening to be a quiet news week, PRS yesterday informed its...

PRS's memo to members about its SoundCloud litigation
PRS's memo to members about its SoundCloud litigation

28 August 2015

After careful consideration, and following five years of unsuccessful negotiations, we now find ourselves in...

BASCA backs PRS action against SoundCloud
BASCA backs PRS action against SoundCloud

28 August 2015

The British Academy Of Songwriters, Composers And Authors yesterday gave its backing to PRS's litigation...

Sony/ATV launches JV with leading MCN
Sony/ATV launches JV with leading MCN

28 August 2015

The German wing of music publishing major Sony/ATV has announced a global JV with one...

First Lynsey de Paul Prize presented
First Lynsey de Paul Prize presented

28 August 2015

The PRS For Music Foundation has announced the winner of the first Lynsey de Paul...

Ian Rogers departs Apple
Ian Rogers departs Apple

28 August 2015

Ian Rogers is departing Apple just two months after the new streaming service he helped...

Vine adds musical whatnots in app upgrade
Vine adds musical whatnots in app upgrade

28 August 2015

Twitter's mini-video-message app Vine is having an upgrade and it is getting all kinds of...

Xfm relaunch reportedly imminent
Xfm relaunch reportedly imminent

28 August 2015

More gossiping this week about the planned relaunch of Xfm, with Popbitch reckoning an official...

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  • US government says former MegaUpload servers ain’t its problem
  • Ian Rogers to leave the music industry
  • Tyler, The Creator accuses UK government of ‘treating him like a terrorist’
  • Kanye West’s hat of great interest to the White House
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