Double legal setback for Kim Dotcom
Double legal setback for Kim Dotcom

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom has had two setbacks in his long-running legal battle with the...

Virgin US chief to depart
Virgin US chief to depart

Ron Fair is stepping down from his top role at the US branch of Virgin...

Jack Daniel's expands its music partnerships programme
Jack Daniel's expands its music partnerships programme

The previously reported music-based marketing campaign from Jack Daniel's, which included that takeover of The...

Spotify announces family plan
Spotify announces family plan

Ah families. I liked families. Do you remember families? They were good weren't they? Then...

Ofcom criticises Radio 1 over sweary Lily Allen festival set
Ofcom criticises Radio 1 over sweary Lily Allen festival set

Oh, for fuck's sake. Lily 'pimp and his crack whore' Allen has really gone and...

Music publisher Felix Hines dies
Music publisher Felix Hines dies

Executives from across the music publishing sector, and beyond, were paying tribute yesterday to Felix...

Live Nation reshuffles management assets, launches the new Maverick
Live Nation reshuffles management assets, launches the new Maverick

Following rumours in July that Live Nation was planning a shake up of its artist...

Google pledges to further demote piracy sites in search listings
Google pledges to further demote piracy sites in search listings

Google has made another commitment to downgrade piracy sites in its search engine results based...

Organiser dies by suicide after South Korean concert tragedy
Organiser dies by suicide after South Korean concert tragedy

A man involved in the organisation of an open air pop concert in South Korea...

Live UK awards presented
Live UK awards presented

Elsewhere in music conference-dom last week it was the Live UK Summit in London, within...

First ever Festival Congress Awards presented
First ever Festival Congress Awards presented

And third, but by no means least, in fact, we've saved the best for last,...

CMU's One Liners: The Orchard x Naïve, Lily Allen, Pitbull and more
CMU's One Liners: The Orchard x Naïve, Lily Allen, Pitbull and more

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Digital distribution co The Orchard has signed off...

Web-blocking begins in Iceland
Web-blocking begins in Iceland

With web-blocking now a tip top poptastic tactic for combating online piracy, Iceland has joined...

Reggae artist and 'Tide Is High' songwriter John Holt dies
Reggae artist and 'Tide Is High' songwriter John Holt dies

Reggae man John Holt died last Sunday morning, aged 69, in a London hospital, his...

Sleater-Kinney confirm new LP
Sleater-Kinney confirm new LP

Sleater-Kinney are back in the 'being a band that releases things' game, and will release...

CMU's One Liners: Music Nation, FKA Twigs, Gwen Stefani, Pond and more
CMU's One Liners: Music Nation, FKA Twigs, Gwen Stefani, Pond and more

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Channel 4 has commissioned another series of 'Music...

Brian Harvey, David Cameron and the ringbinder of revelations
Brian Harvey, David Cameron and the ringbinder of revelations

Brian Harvey off of East 17 was down Downing Street way yesterday, holding a giant...

Mike Read denies pro-UKIP song is
Mike Read denies pro-UKIP song is "racist"

Now people, this is really important, so please take a moment out of your busy...

Thom Yorke solo album release advised by students
Thom Yorke solo album release advised by students

It turns out that Tom York from The Radio Heads didn't devise the plan to...

Bono has a medical reason for not taking off his sunglasses, and therefore you are a bad person
Bono has a medical reason for not taking off his sunglasses, and therefore you are a bad person

For years and years now you've been going around saying in a loud voice in...

Middleton and Shrigley make sweet Words And Music
Middleton and Shrigley make sweet Words And Music

Mssrs Malcolm Middleton (of songwriting fame) and David Shrigley (of wry and whimsical illustrations-with-captions fame)...

Hardwell tops DJ Poll for second year
Hardwell tops DJ Poll for second year

It was a busy week for music business conferences last week, which also meant it...

CMU's One Liners: The Orchard x Naïve, Lily Allen, Pitbull and more
CMU's One Liners: The Orchard x Naïve, Lily Allen, Pitbull and more

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Digital distribution co The Orchard has signed off...

Ya, ya, ya, South Park releases Lorde parody as free download
Ya, ya, ya, South Park releases Lorde parody as free download

Right, so there was this thing on a recent episode of South Park where Stan's...

CMU's One Liners: Kevin Kadish, Nitin Sawhney, Kobalt, Independent Label Market and more
CMU's One Liners: Kevin Kadish, Nitin Sawhney, Kobalt, Independent Label Market and more

Other notable announcements and developments today... • A lot of people are criticising Meghan Trainor for...

  • Double legal setback for Kim Dotcom
  • Spotify announces family plan
  • Ofcom criticises Radio 1 over sweary Lily Allen festival set
  • Music publisher Felix Hines dies
  • Reggae artist and ‘Tide Is High’ songwriter John Holt dies
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