Music publishers set to hate at least one DoJ reform to US collective licensing
Music publishers set to hate at least one DoJ reform to US collective licensing

31 July 2015

What he gives with one hand he takes away with another. God that is. The...

Pandora fails to cut BMI rates on back of owning a single FM radio station
Pandora fails to cut BMI rates on back of owning a single FM radio station

31 July 2015

More digital licensing wranglings involving the American publishers now, and Pandora has failed in its...

No Happy Birthday decision after new
No Happy Birthday decision after new "smoking gun" evidence submitted

31 July 2015

The judge overseeing the 'Happy Birthday' copyright dispute has pushed back any decision making for...

PRS For Music opens up Beyond Borders scheme for 2015
PRS For Music opens up Beyond Borders scheme for 2015

31 July 2015

The PRS For Music Foundation has put out a call - a loud call, a...

The Voice could go to ITV in 2017
The Voice could go to ITV in 2017

31 July 2015

'The Voice' may switch to ITV the series after next, according to sources. Well, speculators...

CMU Podcast: The Digital Pie, Amazon Prime Music, vKontakte, Zayn Malik
CMU Podcast: The Digital Pie, Amazon Prime Music, vKontakte, Zayn Malik

31 July 2015

CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business,...

German publishers up the ante in digital pie debate
German publishers up the ante in digital pie debate

30 July 2015

Ah, the digital pie debate. If I had a pie for every time I've written...

Zayn Malik signs solo deal with RCA
Zayn Malik signs solo deal with RCA

30 July 2015

Zayn Malik has signed a solo record deal with Sony/RCA, a day after it emerged...

IFPI reaffirms its position on digital pie debate
IFPI reaffirms its position on digital pie debate

30 July 2015

Perhaps sensing that the mantra "don't blame Spotify, it's all the fault of your label"...

Windish Agency allies with Paradigm network
Windish Agency allies with Paradigm network

30 July 2015

The Windish Agency has announced a new partnership with the Paradigm Talent Agency, which includes...

Richer Sounds launches new website for unsigned bands
Richer Sounds launches new website for unsigned bands

30 July 2015

I'm heading to Edinburgh this weekend for the Festival, where CMU publisher UnLimited Media takes...

NME launches an app
NME launches an app

30 July 2015

So, buzzy new freebie music mag the NME has done an app. You know apps,...

Controversial Russian social network reaches 'goodwill agreement' with Sony Music
Controversial Russian social network reaches 'goodwill agreement' with Sony Music

29 July 2015

Often controversial - in music industry circles, at least - Russian social networking giant and...

Zayn Malik signs with Turn First Artists
Zayn Malik signs with Turn First Artists

29 July 2015

Zayn Malik has engaged new management to help kickstart his solo career, presumably having tired...

BMG allies with MCN BroadbandTV on new artist development venture
BMG allies with MCN BroadbandTV on new artist development venture

29 July 2015

Multi-channel network BroadbandTV has announced a new joint venture with BMG which will "accelerate the...

Downtown allies with Latin label Fania Records
Downtown allies with Latin label Fania Records

29 July 2015

Downtown Music Publishing recently announced a worldwide publishing agreement with Codigo Music, which acquired the...

No more bidders come forward for SFX, allowing founder to proceed with buyback
No more bidders come forward for SFX, allowing founder to proceed with buyback

29 July 2015

Robert Sillerman is ever closer to taking his EDM-lovin music business SFX back into private...

ReverbNation unveils music discovery app
ReverbNation unveils music discovery app

29 July 2015

US-based direct to fan platform ReverbNation has launched a new music discovery app, which, the...

Russian musicians hit out at proposal to take major radio firm into State ownership
Russian musicians hit out at proposal to take major radio firm into State ownership

29 July 2015

A group of popular singers and musicians in Russia have appealed to the country's President,...

New Chair at BASCA
New Chair at BASCA

29 July 2015

The British Academy Of Songwriters, Composers & Authors has itself a brand new Chair. Note...

CMU's One Liners: Bond theme betting, Game Music Connect keynote, new Kate Boy, and more
CMU's One Liners: Bond theme betting, Game Music Connect keynote, new Kate Boy, and more

29 July 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • William Hill has suspended bets on who will perform...

Amazon Prime Music arrives in the UK
Amazon Prime Music arrives in the UK

28 July 2015

There has been lots of debate this year about the music industry needing to develop...

Wixen deal allows Neil Young et al back onto the BBC's airwaves
Wixen deal allows Neil Young et al back onto the BBC's airwaves

28 July 2015

Neil Young may be busy trying to stop you from listening to his music anywhere...

Plaintiffs present
Plaintiffs present "smoking gun" in Happy Birthday case

28 July 2015

So, we have a smoking gun. Well, there's smoke. Perhaps someone just put too many...

Robomagic allies with Nile Rodgers festival
Robomagic allies with Nile Rodgers festival

28 July 2015

Robomagic, the new business of former AEG Live UK man Rob Hallett, just in case...

Apple Music has signed up over ten million, say label sources
Apple Music has signed up over ten million, say label sources

28 July 2015

While Apple boss Tim Cook was delightfully vague about the uptake to his firm's new...

Warner definitely out and iHeartRadio in at Snapchat Discover
Warner definitely out and iHeartRadio in at Snapchat Discover

28 July 2015

Warner Music is definitely off the Snapchats, as first indicated last week, as the messaging...

CMU's One Liners: Deafheaven sign to Anti-, NME editor promoted, Mercury entry deadline this week, and more
CMU's One Liners: Deafheaven sign to Anti-, NME editor promoted, Mercury entry deadline this week, and more

28 July 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Deafheaven have signed to Anti- and will release a...

UK market tops 500 million streams per week
UK market tops 500 million streams per week

27 July 2015

The record industry has always been pretty stats-happy, though over the last year or so...

Sony Music reportedly signs Enrique Iglesias
Sony Music reportedly signs Enrique Iglesias

27 July 2015

Sony Music has both nabbed and grabbed Enrique Iglesias from rivals Universal, signing him up...

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