U2 and Apple developing 'unpirate-able' format the fans will LOVE to pay for
U2 and Apple developing 'unpirate-able' format the fans will LOVE to pay for

19 September 2014

Hey, so while you were moaning about U2 devaluing music in your seventeenth opinion piece about their new album and the way they...

More wrangling in the Michael Jackson hologram case
More wrangling in the Michael Jackson hologram case

19 September 2014

The dispute over the Michael Jackson 'hologram' that starred at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this year continues, with movie industry entrepreneur Alki...

Ella Henderson signs to Sony/ATV
Ella Henderson signs to Sony/ATV

19 September 2014

Pop singer and child-of-'The-X-Factor-2012' Ella Henderson, has signed an international publishing deal with Sony/ATV, this off the back of her mega-hit first single...

BMI announces record-breaking revenues for 2013/4
BMI announces record-breaking revenues for 2013/4

19 September 2014

American collecting society BMI, which handles performing rights for songwriters and music publishers, has announced that in its financial year that ended 30...

TuneCore users get access to Facebook audio recognition
TuneCore users get access to Facebook audio recognition

19 September 2014

TuneCore has added Facebook audio recognition to the list of services available to its artists that will enable acts using the independent distribution...

Music Futures line-up revealed
Music Futures line-up revealed

19 September 2014

Details have been announced about this year's Music Futures conference, the annual music industry event run by music development agency Generator. Leading the...

La Roux's not happy with her label
La Roux's not happy with her label

19 September 2014

So La Roux's Elly Jackson has joined the likes of Lily Allen and MIA on the naughty back row of the 'acts displeased...

Angel Olsen announces album re-issue, tour dates
Angel Olsen announces album re-issue, tour dates

19 September 2014

As well as having her 'choppy bangs' game on lock, CMU-approved singer-songwriter Angel Olsen has also cultivated a deluxe reissue of 'Burn Your...

Nitin Sawhney chats about new material ahead of Royal Albert Hall show
Nitin Sawhney chats about new material ahead of Royal Albert Hall show

19 September 2014

Nitin Sawhney will showcase some of his much anticipated new album 'Dystopian Dream' at a show at the Royal Albert Hall this weekend,...

Team Me announce February 2015 UK shows
Team Me announce February 2015 UK shows

19 September 2014

Team Me have announced that they will kick off a European tour next February with two UK shows. This will follow the release...

CMU's One Liners: PRS Foundation, Kendrick Lamar, Aretha Franklin and more
CMU's One Liners: PRS Foundation, Kendrick Lamar, Aretha Franklin and more

19 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • The PRS For Music Foundation earlier this week confirmed a pair of new 'hires'. Former Generator man...

CMU Beef Of The Week #224: Miley v Mexico
CMU Beef Of The Week #224: Miley v Mexico

19 September 2014

Miley Cyrus has angered Mexico. Why? Well, apparently some people in the country thought that having two dancers spank her with the country's...

News Corp chief lays into Google on competition and copyright grounds
News Corp chief lays into Google on competition and copyright grounds

18 September 2014

Rupert Murdoch's publishing business News Corp has joined the public assault on the ever-powerful and slightly evil (allegedly) Google by releasing a letter...

Iggy Azalea sues ex-boyfriend over early music release
Iggy Azalea sues ex-boyfriend over early music release

18 September 2014

Iggy Azalea has launched legal proceedings against a former boyfriend, who released an EP of her early recordings this summer. According to The Hollywood...

FAC announces partnership with Youth Music
FAC announces partnership with Youth Music

18 September 2014

The Featured Artists Coalition has announced an alliance with music education charity Youth Music which will see the former promote the latter's Give...

SFX appoints VP Of Artists & Labels
SFX appoints VP Of Artists & Labels

18 September 2014

EDM obssessed SFX has announced the appointment of Liz Miller to the role of VP Of Artists & Labels. Which is interesting, because...

7digital man to head up entertainment retail trade group
7digital man to head up entertainment retail trade group

18 September 2014

The Entertainment Retailers Association has a new Chairman, and for the first time an exec from a digital music business sits atop the...

ITV axes new telly talent show Rising Star without airing an episode
ITV axes new telly talent show Rising Star without airing an episode

18 September 2014

ITV has axed its new TV talent show 'Rising Star' in anticipation of people not liking it; it having not actually aired yet....

Young Guns and BBC Introducing to co-host management event
Young Guns and BBC Introducing to co-host management event

18 September 2014

The Young Guns Network, that scheme linking the bright music execs of the future, is to buddy up with BBC Introducing for its...

Dan Le Sac on Royal Blood
Dan Le Sac on Royal Blood

18 September 2014

Following on from last week's look back at Bestival, Dan Le Sac has written another column for CMU, this time looking at the...

CMU's One Liners: Universal, Sunshine HQ, Slipknot's Corey Taylor and more
CMU's One Liners: Universal, Sunshine HQ, Slipknot's Corey Taylor and more

18 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Universal Music has given digital man Andrew Chang (pictured) - a staffer at UMG since 2009 -...

Peter Hook not happy as @joydivision goes live without him being told
Peter Hook not happy as @joydivision goes live without him being told

18 September 2014

Peter Hook is pissed off with his former New Order bandmates. Which is a sentence we could probably run in pretty much any...

Ariana Grande hopes you all fucking die
Ariana Grande hopes you all fucking die

18 September 2014

RED ALERT. Pop's fave new big-voiced and bigger-haired pageant-baby-alike Ariana Grande mightn't be as 'vanilla' as she seems. Amidst a violently-swirling typhoon of gossip...

GVA of British music up 9% in 2013, says UK Music
GVA of British music up 9% in 2013, says UK Music

17 September 2014

Cross-sector trade group UK Music has been busy counting once again, and reckons that the business of music made a contribution of £3.8...

Eminem copyright infringement lawsuit
Eminem copyright infringement lawsuit "politically motivated", says New Zealand National Party

17 September 2014

Hey, when was the last time we had a story about a musician suing a politician? I don't know, and I can't be...

TV investigation confirms 'death hoax' rapper Tim Dog did really die
TV investigation confirms 'death hoax' rapper Tim Dog did really die

17 September 2014

It's been confirmed that rapper and 'Fuck Compton' hitmaker Tim Dog, real name Timothy Blair, did indeed die in February last year. This...

Iggy Azalea signs to Sony/ATV
Iggy Azalea signs to Sony/ATV

17 September 2014

That there Iggy Azalea has only gone and signed a worldwide publishing deal with Sony/ATV. It's actually part of a partnership between the...

Skinny Lister sign to Xtra Mile
Skinny Lister sign to Xtra Mile

17 September 2014

Skinny Lister have signed a new record deal with Xtra Mile Recordings, bringing them under the same roof as Frank Turner, Chris T-T...

Sony Corp revises projections for current year, expected losses increase fourfold
Sony Corp revises projections for current year, expected losses increase fourfold

17 September 2014

Sony Corp has done some maths this week and worked out that the group is likely to make a loss of just over...

Indie label Steak Club launches with Krill album
Indie label Steak Club launches with Krill album

17 September 2014

Joe Parry from Division Promotions and Simon Morley, owner of the Blood & Biscuits label, have announced the launch of a new record...

  • U2 and Apple developing ‘unpirate-able’ format the fans will LOVE to pay for
  • More wrangling in the Michael Jackson hologram case
  • BMI announces record-breaking revenues for 2013/4
  • La Roux’s not happy with her label
  • Nitin Sawhney chats about new material ahead of Royal Albert Hall show
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