PRS campaign puts the spotlight back on safe harbours in wake of GEMA ruling
PRS campaign puts the spotlight back on safe harbours in wake of GEMA ruling

3 July 2015

As you all know, we here at CMU have a team of seven analysts exclusively dedicated to assessing the relative cuntishness of the...

BMG takes control of the Buddy Holly catalogue
BMG takes control of the Buddy Holly catalogue

3 July 2015

BMG has acquired the rights to much of the Buddy Holly catalogue through an arrangement with his widow Maria Elena Holly that's backed...

Taylor Swift label Big Machine not for sale, revisits alliance with Universal
Taylor Swift label Big Machine not for sale, revisits alliance with Universal

3 July 2015

Bad news if you were hoping to buy yourself a big machine. Well, specifically a Big Machine. I'm sure there are still plenty...

Agency Group expands dance roster through Autonomous hook up
Agency Group expands dance roster through Autonomous hook up

3 July 2015

The ever expansive Agency Group has allied with Chris Richards, who runs a dance-music-biased agency and management firm called Autonomous Music out of...

Freehold on Newcastle Academy up for sale
Freehold on Newcastle Academy up for sale

3 July 2015

The O2 Academy in Newcastle is up for sale. Do you want it? £625,000 is the guide price apparently. I might buy it....

PRS For Music Foundation collaborates on new fund for creative producers
PRS For Music Foundation collaborates on new fund for creative producers

3 July 2015

The PRS For Music Foundation earlier this week announced a new alliance with the Arts Foundation on a new £10,000 fellowship for creative...

Michael Robertson adds FreeBeats1 to his 6 Seconds app
Michael Robertson adds FreeBeats1 to his 6 Seconds app

3 July 2015

Ah, Mickey Robertson, I kind of enjoy his ongoing entrepreneurial efforts that seem to be primarily engineered to piss off as many people...

Libertines confirm new 'Anthems', Pledge selling big fat box set
Libertines confirm new 'Anthems', Pledge selling big fat box set

3 July 2015

So those pesky Libertines, having signed to Virgin EMI late last year and promised us a brand new album, this week confirmed that...

!K7 celebrates DJ Kicks landmark with DJ top trumps game
!K7 celebrates DJ Kicks landmark with DJ top trumps game

3 July 2015

!K7 recently released the 50th edition of its seminal mix album series 'DJ-Kicks' with a mix from that there DJ Koze. Which is...

CMU Beef Of The Week 260: Photographers v Pop
CMU Beef Of The Week 260: Photographers v Pop

3 July 2015

Now, if you've being paying attention, and I bloody well hope you have been, you'll all remember how, when Taylor Swift came to...

Apple v Google: we do the math part 2
Apple v Google: we do the math part 2

3 July 2015

As you all know, we here at CMU have a team of seven analysts exclusively dedicated to assessing the relative cuntishness of the...

MegaUpload execs fight to get their assets back from the US government
MegaUpload execs fight to get their assets back from the US government

2 July 2015

So, the many MegaUpload legal wranglings rumble on, with various technicalities having been further explored since the last big development, the jailing of...

Rick Ross gets bail following kidnap and assault charges
Rick Ross gets bail following kidnap and assault charges

2 July 2015

Rick Ross is out of jail after posting a $2 million bond, according to TMZ. As previously reported, the rapper was recently arrested over...

Newport bar owner fined and given suspended sentence for infringing music rights
Newport bar owner fined and given suspended sentence for infringing music rights

2 July 2015

The owner of a bar in Newport has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay £20,000 to record industry collecting...

!K7 partner with Mykki Blanco on label venture
!K7 partner with Mykki Blanco on label venture

2 July 2015

Presumably taking a few weeks off investigative journalism, rapper Mykki Blanco has formed an alliance with !K7 which will see the independent music...

Manners McDade allies with IMPEL
Manners McDade allies with IMPEL

2 July 2015

Independent publisher Manners McDade has allied with IMPEL, the licensing body that represents a number of indie publishers in the digital domain. Basically a...

Robomagic launch new showcase championing female talent
Robomagic launch new showcase championing female talent

2 July 2015

New live music firm Robomagic Live is teaming up with Amazing Radio to launch an exciting new monthly residency at Birthdays in Dalston...

Facebook talking to the majors about possible music play
Facebook talking to the majors about possible music play

2 July 2015

Now that Apple Music has fully killed off Spotify, after it fully killed off iTunes, I think it's time we had an "Apple...

Ents24 crunches tracking stats to assess artists rising in popularity
Ents24 crunches tracking stats to assess artists rising in popularity

2 July 2015

Online entertainment guide and ticketing hub Ents24 will today publish a chart of the artists and performers who have seen their popularity rise...

CMU's One Liners: IFF keynoter, Capitol promotions, Prince off streams and more
CMU's One Liners: IFF keynoter, Capitol promotions, Prince off streams and more

2 July 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Organisers of the International Festival Forum - the new event from the people behind ILMC - have...

Now Monster launch headphones for girls
Now Monster launch headphones for girls

2 July 2015

Following the lead of Skullcandy, Monster - the firm which originally made the Beats By Dre cans of course - is now also...

Apple Music launches
Apple Music launches

1 July 2015

So, Apple Music launched yesterday. Did you notice? Have you been digging all the Beats1 goodness? Have you been busy reconstructing all your...

French magazine held liable for publishing piracy guide
French magazine held liable for publishing piracy guide

1 July 2015

A court in France has ruled that a magazine publisher violated French copyright law by running an article offering some top tips on...

RIAA seeks customer information from domain firm in Grooveshark v2 chase
RIAA seeks customer information from domain firm in Grooveshark v2 chase

1 July 2015

LA-based domain registrar Namecheap has been ordered to hand over the personal details of one of its customers, a person suspected of being...

Kilimajaro launches its own ticketing site
Kilimajaro launches its own ticketing site

1 July 2015

Live firm Kilimanjaro has launched its own ticketing site called MyTicket.co.uk. The new site will sell tickets for all of the shows and...

Pop stars share their Shazamed tracks
Pop stars share their Shazamed tracks

1 July 2015

"The biggest stars in the world are also the biggest fans" says Shazam. Yeah. Of themselves. The egotistical self-important self-centred self-obsessed self-serving twats....

15% of UK web users block the ads, could they be persuaded not to?
15% of UK web users block the ads, could they be persuaded not to?

1 July 2015

Less than half of UK adults realise that most free content online - whether newspaper and magazine sites, or social networks, or freemium...

Guns N Roses have enough material recorded for three more albums
Guns N Roses have enough material recorded for three more albums

1 July 2015

Guns N Roses have enough material to record "two or three" more albums, or so says guitarist Richard Fortus. Which, by the band's...

CMU's One Liners: ASCAP and Universal promotions, Independent Label Market rarities, and some new tracks
CMU's One Liners: ASCAP and Universal promotions, Independent Label Market rarities, and some new tracks

1 July 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • US collecting society ASCAP has promoted Lauren Iossa to the job of Exec VP Chief Marketing &...

Katy Perry caught up in Hollywood convent sale squabble
Katy Perry caught up in Hollywood convent sale squabble

1 July 2015

While Justin Bieber has been busy praising the Lord this week, Katy Perry has been busy angering the Almighty. Or possibly not. It...

  • CMU Podcast: 19 v Sony, Taylor Swift v photographers, Sirius v the past, remembering Amy Winehouse
  • PRS campaign puts the spotlight back on safe harbours in wake of GEMA ruling
  • Taylor Swift label Big Machine not for sale, revisits alliance with Universal
  • Michael Robertson adds FreeBeats1 to his 6 Seconds app
  • CMU Beef Of The Week 260: Photographers v Pop
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