Vocal Sony Corp investor sells stake
Vocal Sony Corp investor sells stake

Noisy Sony Corp shareholder Daniel Loeb has divested his stock in the electronics and entertainment...

Recent case provides insight into the costs of web-blocking
Recent case provides insight into the costs of web-blocking

Torrentfreak has published some information on the costs of instigating web-blocks based on information provided...

New Chair for PRS For Music Foundation
New Chair for PRS For Music Foundation

Music community funder the PRS For Music Foundation, the charity allied to the UK music...

O2 hires FRUKT to lead next phase of its music sponsorship programme
O2 hires FRUKT to lead next phase of its music sponsorship programme

Music/brand partnership specialist FRUKT has been appointed by oft-useless phone firm O2 to work on...

Revamp of Google streaming service incorporates Songza curation
Revamp of Google streaming service incorporates Songza curation

Google is stepping up the curated playlist functionality within its streaming platform this week, in...

TuneCore to offer YouTube's Content ID to artists
TuneCore to offer YouTube's Content ID to artists

Digital distributor TuneCore has launched a new service called YouTube Money, which basically opens up...

Gambaccini back on BBC
Gambaccini back on BBC

A now-in-the-clear Paul Gambaccini will pick up again as a BBC Radio host next month,...

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...

Justin Timberlake settles with Heat
Justin Timberlake settles with Heat

In not exactly earth-shakingly shocking news, the Irish Times reports that Justin Timberlake has reached...

Baker Street sax player Raphael Ravenscroft dies
Baker Street sax player Raphael Ravenscroft dies

Saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft, who famously plays the sax solo on Gerry Rafferty's 'Baker Street', has...

Orbital 'stops working', Paul Hartnoll goes on solo
Orbital 'stops working', Paul Hartnoll goes on solo

Brit dance machine Orbital has "stopped working" for its co-creators Phil and Paul Hartnoll, who've...

CMU's One Liners: Zane Lowe x Drive, Lorde x Mockingjay, Todd Terje and more...
CMU's One Liners: Zane Lowe x Drive, Lorde x Mockingjay, Todd Terje and more...

Other notable announcements and developments today... • High-end DJ Steve Angello has terminated his contract with...

Serge Kasabian wants more carnage
Serge Kasabian wants more carnage

Hey bands, stop being all laid back and clued up and sensible will you, let's...

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)...

  • Vocal Sony Corp investor sells stake
  • Recent case provides insight into the costs of web-blocking
  • Justin Timberlake settles with Heat
  • Revamp of Google streaming service incorporates Songza curation
  • Baker Street sax player Raphael Ravenscroft dies
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