IMPALA launches Digital Action Plan as digital single market plan discussed by European culture committee
IMPALA launches Digital Action Plan as digital single market plan discussed by European culture committee

As European Commissioner Günther Oettinger heads into the European Parliament later today to discuss plans...

Sam Smith gives Tom Petty songwriting credit, despite 'coincidental' song similarities
Sam Smith gives Tom Petty songwriting credit, despite 'coincidental' song similarities

Sam Smith has changed the credits on his hit 'Stay With Me' to include Tom...

FAC joins UK Music
FAC joins UK Music

The Featured Artists Coalition has joined UK Music, which gets the trade body of trade...

Woo! More Momentum funding announced! Hoo!
Woo! More Momentum funding announced! Hoo!

Can it be that time again already? Apparently it can, because I am writing a...

Sony Music's Doug Morris to deliver Midem keynote
Sony Music's Doug Morris to deliver Midem keynote

Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris will deliver a keynote speech at this year's Midem....

CMU's One Liners: Unilever hires Big Sync Music, Beck working on new album, Mogwai 20th anniversary shows, and more that would just make this headline too long if I were to include them (it is possible that this headline is now too long anyway)
IMPALA's Digital Action Plan
IMPALA's Digital Action Plan

Pan-European indie label trade group IMPALA this morning unveiled a Digital Action Plan to inform...

Guvera buys Blinkbox Music
Guvera buys Blinkbox Music

So, as expected, Guvera has bought Blinkbox Music from Tesco, giving the Australian streaming music...

BBC signs licensing deal with Welsh-language collecting society
BBC signs licensing deal with Welsh-language collecting society

Eos, the collecting society for Welsh-language songwriters and publishers, has signed a licensing deal with...

New lawsuit extends reach of pre-1972 debate
New lawsuit extends reach of pre-1972 debate

So the whole pre-1972 thing Stateside was ramped up last Thursday with a new lawsuit...

Nick Jonas signs with Universal Music Publishing
Nick Jonas signs with Universal Music Publishing

With his debut solo album out in March, Nick Jonas has announced that he's signed...

Government launches consultation on tax relief for orchestras
Government launches consultation on tax relief for orchestras

The Government is to introduce new tax relief for orchestras from April 2016, following a...

Zoe Keating reignites debate around YouTube's Music Key negotiating tactics
Zoe Keating reignites debate around YouTube's Music Key negotiating tactics

So "big bad Google" was the talking point once more in the music community on...

As Topshop fails to overturn Rihanna passing off ruling, does it set a precedent?
As Topshop fails to overturn Rihanna passing off ruling, does it set a precedent?

Topshop has failed to overturn a court ruling that said its sale of a t-shirt...

Eddy Temple-Morris and CALM call for help to kill January
Eddy Temple-Morris and CALM call for help to kill January

After an extended break, Eddy Temple-Morris returns to CMU today with an Eddy Says column...

Demis Roussos 1945-2015
Demis Roussos 1945-2015

Singer Demis Roussos died in hospital in Greece on Sunday, aged 68. He had been...

Death Cab For Cutie embrace their damage and wear with new album
Death Cab For Cutie embrace their damage and wear with new album

Death Cab For Cutie have announced their first album since the departure of guitarist Chris...

First round of Great Escape bands announced
First round of Great Escape bands announced

Oh my Lord, get yourself one of the finest spreadsheets on the market and start...

CMU's One Liners: Unilever hires Big Sync Music, Beck working on new album, Mogwai 20th anniversary shows, and more that would just make this headline too long if I were to include them (it is possible that this headline is now too long anyway)
Meow The Jewels is not only happening, but will feature Lil Bub
Meow The Jewels is not only happening, but will feature Lil Bub

Back in the mists of time (aka last October), CMU Artists Of The Year Run...

Investigation into police response to Ian Watkins accusations continues
Investigation into police response to Ian Watkins accusations continues

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has entered the next stage of its investigation into the...

Rihanna releases new single with Paul McCartney and Kayne West
Rihanna releases new single with Paul McCartney and Kayne West

At long last, the wait is over. Rihanna has released a new single. It features...

CMU's One Liners: Radio 1's Big Weekend, Pharrell on The Simpsons, a new Jess Glynne single, and a well-stocked cupboard-ful more
CMU's One Liners: Radio 1's Big Weekend, Pharrell on The Simpsons, a new Jess Glynne single, and a well-stocked cupboard-ful more

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Jess Glynne is going to be big news this...

Brian Harvey releases song about the time he ran himself over with his own car
Brian Harvey releases song about the time he ran himself over with his own car

Brian Harvey's new YouTube channel has been a veritable treasure trove of intriguing videos so...

CMU's One Liners: Jay-Z not buying a radio station and some things that did happen
CMU's One Liners: Jay-Z not buying a radio station and some things that did happen

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Jay-Z is not buying Hot 97, according to a...

CMU Beef Of The Week #239: James Blunt v Chris Bryant
CMU Beef Of The Week #239: James Blunt v Chris Bryant

Chris Bryant MP is a "classist gimp", while singer-songwriter James Blunt is a bit "precious"...

Disclosure deny song theft claims
Disclosure deny song theft claims

Disclosure have responded to claims that they stole lyrics for songs on their debut album,...

  • IMPALA launches Digital Action Plan as digital single market plan discussed by European culture committee
  • Sam Smith gives Tom Petty songwriting credit, despite ‘coincidental’ song similarities
  • FAC joins UK Music
  • Eddy Temple-Morris and CALM call for help to kill January
  • First round of Great Escape bands announced
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