US official suggests providing unlicensed streams become a felony
US official suggests providing unlicensed streams become a felony

An official from the US Department Of Justice last week told Congress that the penalty...

Join CMU live at The Roundhouse tomorrow night
Join CMU live at The Roundhouse tomorrow night

The biggest news stories in the music industry month just gone will be discussed live...

Peter Sunde says prison bosses must let him speak to file-sharing priest
Peter Sunde says prison bosses must let him speak to file-sharing priest

So, Peter Sunde, one time spokesman for The Pirate Bay, which he co-founded, has found...

Sony proposes settlement to PSN hack litigation
Sony proposes settlement to PSN hack litigation

Remember that time when Sony's PlayStation Network was hacked in a major way? Remember? Go...

Kanye West wins Coinye West case by default
Kanye West wins Coinye West case by default

So, a postscript to the short-lived Coinye West story from the start of the year,...

Ryan Tedder and Pharrell sign to Azoff's new performing rights agency
Ryan Tedder and Pharrell sign to Azoff's new performing rights agency

So, let's throw this into the ongoing US collective licensing debate shall we? It's emerged...

New bosses for Universal's UK catalogue division
New bosses for Universal's UK catalogue division

"When is Universal UK going to get round to promoting Richard Hinkley and David Rowe...

Universal's Globe announces new composer alliance for ad sector
Universal's Globe announces new composer alliance for ad sector

A new venture from Universal Music UK's content and commercial partnership division Globe is set...

Live Nation reportedly considering overhaul of management assets
Live Nation reportedly considering overhaul of management assets

Rumour has it Live Nation will restructure its artist management business, with Madonna and U2...

Chubby Checker settles with HP over the Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker settles with HP over the Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker has settled with Hewlett-Packard in the previously reported dispute over the IT firm...

Duran Duran issue statement on fanclub lawsuit
Duran Duran issue statement on fanclub lawsuit

Duran Duran have issued a statement regarding their lawsuit against WorldWide Fan Clubs, the company...

Unlocking The Truth record deal approved
Unlocking The Truth record deal approved

A New York court has approved a deal for Sony Music's Cherry Party label to...

PPL promotes Christian Barton to Finance Director
PPL promotes Christian Barton to Finance Director

The UK record industry's collecting society PPL has announced the promotion of Financial Controller Christian...

Leanne Sharman joins Disciple Media
Leanne Sharman joins Disciple Media

Music tech firm Disciple Media has announced the appointment of Leanne Sharman as its new...

Key YouTube music man steps down
Key YouTube music man steps down

One of YouTube's main music men, Chris LaRosa, is departing the video streaming giant to...

Pharrell Williams seeks summary judgement in his favour in 'Blurred Lines' dispute
Pharrell Williams seeks summary judgement in his favour in 'Blurred Lines' dispute

Legal reps for Pharrell Williams have filed a motion calling for the legal battle he,...

Duran Duran sue their own fanclub
Duran Duran sue their own fanclub

Duran Duran are suing their own fanclub because, well, it makes a great headline so...

Ozzy Osbourne releasing mad solo compilation
Ozzy Osbourne releasing mad solo compilation

The Dark Lord Ozzy Osbourne is to cap off a life in rock with a...

Light In The Attic releasing 'lost' Lewis LP
Light In The Attic releasing 'lost' Lewis LP

Light In The Attic, a label specialising in 'Sugarman'-style subradar or 'lost' vinyl, has named...

Franz Ferdinand tell Late Night Tales via new mix LP
Franz Ferdinand tell Late Night Tales via new mix LP

Oh look, it's art-rock Archdukes Franz Ferdinand, back after a slight gap, and bearing news...

Against Me! to headline winter shows
Against Me! to headline winter shows

Rock nonconformists Against Me! have confirmed the listings for a big ol live trip they're...

Stop the N-Dubz reunion rumours, says Fazer
Stop the N-Dubz reunion rumours, says Fazer

So, you may have seen reports lately that made claims about an N-Dubz reunion. It...

Tulisa found guilty over blogger assault
Tulisa found guilty over blogger assault

You win some, you lose some, I guess. Following the spectacular collapse of the drugs...

Kid Rock subpoenaed over missing dildo in Insane Clown Posse sexual harassment case
Kid Rock subpoenaed over missing dildo in Insane Clown Posse sexual harassment case

As a sexual harassment case against Insane Clown Posse continues to make its way through...

Jessie Ware shares all of new song
Jessie Ware shares all of new song

Jessie Ware has released another new track from her forthcoming second album, 'Tough Love'. Despite...

Work begins on Kurt Cobain biopic, as documentary is completed
Work begins on Kurt Cobain biopic, as documentary is completed

Filming is due to begin on a Kurt Cobain biopic at some point in the...

The Lord favours rockabilly, Iceage act accordingly
The Lord favours rockabilly, Iceage act accordingly

Danish hardcore band Iceage have unveiled a new song, which is decidedly, um, un-hardcore. It's...

Rixton announce tour dates
Rixton announce tour dates

Rixton, who you may know from such YouTube pre-roll adverts as EVERY SINGLE FUCKING ONE...

Cold Specks announces tour dates
Cold Specks announces tour dates

Cold Specks has announced some UK tour dates in support of her previously reported new...

Ben Watt to tour
Ben Watt to tour

The Ben Watt Trio, that is the band of former Everything But The Girl man...

Adele's son awarded damages over paparazzi photos
Adele's son awarded damages over paparazzi photos

Adele's one year old son Angelo has been awarded damages off a photo agency which...

Ian Watkins' appeal application refused
Ian Watkins' appeal application refused

Former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins' bid to appeal against the length of his sentence on...

JLS's Marvin Humes returns with LuvBug
JLS's Marvin Humes returns with LuvBug

Former JLS singer Marvin Humes has announced the debut single of his new project, dance...

Kele announces second solo album
Kele announces second solo album

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has announced his second solo album, 'Trick', will be released...

SBTRKT announces new album, tour dates
SBTRKT announces new album, tour dates

SBTRKT has proclaimed details of his new album. It will be called 'Wonder Where We...

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