Tidal CEO out as post-relaunch staffing rejig begins
Tidal CEO out as post-relaunch staffing rejig begins

20 April 2015

When Andy Chen, CEO of WiMP/Tidal since June 2013, told Music Week that Jay-Z's acquisition of the company was a "game-changing move" he...

North American EDM business worth $1.9 billion
North American EDM business worth $1.9 billion

20 April 2015

The EDM business in North America is worth about $1.9 billion according to research presented at IMS Engage in LA last week. That...

Jockey Club Live firm adds cricket grounds to concert network
Jockey Club Live firm adds cricket grounds to concert network

20 April 2015

The company behind the Jockey Club Live series of concerts at racecourses around the UK has announced the launch of Cricket Live which...

Dot Levine joins Vevo
Dot Levine joins Vevo

20 April 2015

Dot Levine, who has been with cross-sector trade group UK Music for the last five years, has been appointed Communications Manager at Vevo's...

MP3tunes founder returns with new music app
MP3tunes founder returns with new music app

20 April 2015

Michael Robertson - founder of MP3.com and MP3tunes, and an experienced defendant in record industry litigation - has launched a new music app...

Malaysian radio firm launches streaming service
Malaysian radio firm launches streaming service

20 April 2015

Malaysian media company Astro has launched a new streaming service, named Raku, which aims to provide a more localised service to consumers in...

Drowned In Sound raising money via Patreon
Drowned In Sound raising money via Patreon

20 April 2015

Drowned In Sound has announced that it is using crowd-funding site Patreon to ensure its long-term future. As previously reported, Patreon is a website...

Full marketing strand for CMU Insights @ The Great Escape revealed
Full marketing strand for CMU Insights @ The Great Escape revealed

20 April 2015

Each day this week we'll be announcing the final line-ups to the four CMU Insights conference strands that will take place at the...

Lady Gaga launches study into mental health of US high school students
Lady Gaga launches study into mental health of US high school students

20 April 2015

Lady Gaga has launched a new project aimed at promoting better mental health for US high school students. The scheme, called The Emotional...

Ariel Pink announces tour dates
Ariel Pink announces tour dates

20 April 2015

Ariel Pink has announced some UK tour dates that I thought you might be interested in hearing about. I hope you are. If...

CMU's One Liners: Viv Albertine, The Prodigy, Arca and more
CMU's One Liners: Viv Albertine, The Prodigy, Arca and more

20 April 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Viv Albertine is to publish a sequel to her acclaimed autobiography 'Clothes Clothes Clothes, Music Music Music,...

Slipknot stole debut album master tapes so they could mix it themselves, says Corey Taylor
Slipknot stole debut album master tapes so they could mix it themselves, says Corey Taylor

20 April 2015

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor was asked last week to rank all of the band's albums in order of quality. Top of his list...

Federal appeals court agrees to review pre-1972 case
Federal appeals court agrees to review pre-1972 case

17 April 2015

A federal appeals court in the US has agreed to review one of the previously reported pre-1972 legal battles that is occurring in...

Neil Fox appears in court on sex offence charges
Neil Fox appears in court on sex offence charges

17 April 2015

Radio presenter Neil Fox yesterday appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court for a preliminary hearing on charges related to alleged sexual and indecent assaults...

Fake Glastonbury ticket seller facing prison
Fake Glastonbury ticket seller facing prison

17 April 2015

A woman convicted of fraud is facing prison, after earning over £23,000 selling fake Glastonbury tickets. Hammersmith Magistrates' Court heart that Christine Babb from...

Believe buys TuneCore
Believe buys TuneCore

17 April 2015

Digital distribution and label services company Believe yesterday announced it had acquired rival distribution service provider TuneCore. The two companies will remain autonomous,...

IFPI puts out vinyl stats ahead of Record Store Day
IFPI puts out vinyl stats ahead of Record Store Day

17 April 2015

Ahead of Record Store Day - which is tomorrow everybody, alert alert, Record Store Day incoming - the International Federation Of The Phonographic...

Spotify launches playlist targeting for brands
Spotify launches playlist targeting for brands

17 April 2015

Spotify yesterday announced Playlist Targeting for brands which is "an industry-first targeting solution that enables brands to tap into Spotify first-party data to...

Olly Murs and Caroline Flack to host X-Factor
Olly Murs and Caroline Flack to host X-Factor

17 April 2015

Well, Olly Murs did 'X-Factor' and Caroline Flack 'did' an 'X-Factor' finalist, so that makes them the perfect couple to host the whole...

Why music people should #VoteForMusic
Why music people should #VoteForMusic

17 April 2015

Three weeks today we'll be trying to work our what the new UK government will look like. And four weeks today we'll know...

Bill Ward says a full Black Sabbath reunion still unlikely
Bill Ward says a full Black Sabbath reunion still unlikely

17 April 2015

Bill Ward, original drummer with Black Sabbath, has issued another long statement about his relationship with his former band, following the news that...

CMU Beef Of The Week #250: Fifteen tips for a better beef
CMU Beef Of The Week #250: Fifteen tips for a better beef

17 April 2015

Quite staggeringly, this column has now been running for over five years, and over the space of 250 of these things (or thereabouts,...

Universal proposes settlement in long running digital royalties dispute
Universal proposes settlement in long running digital royalties dispute

16 April 2015

Phew, all three of the major labels might just have their long running disputes with artists over download revenues fully resolved at least...

IFPI tackles artist payments in annual stats report
IFPI tackles artist payments in annual stats report

16 April 2015

Staying with artist royalties, and following on from our reports yesterday on the latest set of stats from the International Federation Of The...

Eric Mackay joins Warner/Chappell
Eric Mackay joins Warner/Chappell

16 April 2015

Warner/Chappell yesterday confirmed the appointment of Eric Mackay to the role of Head Of Digital for Europe. The new role sees Mackay returning...

Spotify steps up its representation in Washington
Spotify steps up its representation in Washington

16 April 2015

It's like my old Aunt Marge always used to say, "Why have one lobbying firm fighting your corner on Capitol Hill when you...

Geoff Barrow says he earned £1700 from 34 million streams, but where had that money been first?
Geoff Barrow says he earned £1700 from 34 million streams, but where had that money been first?

16 April 2015

Earlier this week, Portishead's Geoff Barrow tweeted that he had received just £1700 from 34 million streams of his records, berating Universal Music...

Google creates virtual tour of Abbey Road Studios
Google creates virtual tour of Abbey Road Studios

16 April 2015

See, this is the problem, isn't it? Everyone in the music industry is pissed off with Google, but you just can't stop letting...

TeamRock to step down from DAB, expand online via 7digital alliance
TeamRock to step down from DAB, expand online via 7digital alliance

16 April 2015

TeamRock yesterday announced that it would take its radio service off the UK's national digital radio network, instead focusing on online audio services,...

MPA event to give publisher perspective on digital developments
MPA event to give publisher perspective on digital developments

16 April 2015

The Music Publishers Association has announced more details about a one-day seminar due to take place in London later this month called 'The...

  • Tidal CEO out as post-relaunch staffing rejig begins
  • North American EDM business worth $1.9 billion
  • Malaysian radio firm launches streaming service
  • Full marketing strand for CMU Insights @ The Great Escape revealed
  • Lady Gaga launches study into mental health of US high school students
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