News Corp chief lays into Google on competition and copyright grounds
News Corp chief lays into Google on competition and copyright grounds

18 September 2014

Rupert Murdoch's publishing business News Corp has joined the public assault on the ever-powerful and slightly evil (allegedly) Google by releasing a letter...

Iggy Azalea sues ex-boyfriend over early music release
Iggy Azalea sues ex-boyfriend over early music release

18 September 2014

Iggy Azalea has launched legal proceedings against a former boyfriend, who released an EP of her early recordings this summer. According to The Hollywood...

FAC announces partnership with Youth Music
FAC announces partnership with Youth Music

18 September 2014

The Featured Artists Coalition has announced an alliance with music education charity Youth Music which will see the former promote the latter's Give...

SFX appoints VP Of Artists & Labels
SFX appoints VP Of Artists & Labels

18 September 2014

EDM obssessed SFX has announced the appointment of Liz Miller to the role of VP Of Artists & Labels. Which is interesting, because...

7digital man to head up entertainment retail trade group
7digital man to head up entertainment retail trade group

18 September 2014

The Entertainment Retailers Association has a new Chairman, and for the first time an exec from a digital music business sits atop the...

ITV axes new telly talent show Rising Star without airing an episode
ITV axes new telly talent show Rising Star without airing an episode

18 September 2014

ITV has axed its new TV talent show 'Rising Star' in anticipation of people not liking it; it having not actually aired yet....

Young Guns and BBC Introducing to co-host management event
Young Guns and BBC Introducing to co-host management event

18 September 2014

The Young Guns Network, that scheme linking the bright music execs of the future, is to buddy up with BBC Introducing for its...

CMU's One Liners: Universal, Sunshine HQ, Slipknot's Corey Taylor and more
CMU's One Liners: Universal, Sunshine HQ, Slipknot's Corey Taylor and more

18 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Universal Music has given digital man Andrew Chang (pictured) - a staffer at UMG since 2009 -...

GVA of British music up 9% in 2013, says UK Music
GVA of British music up 9% in 2013, says UK Music

17 September 2014

Cross-sector trade group UK Music has been busy counting once again, and reckons that the business of music made a contribution of £3.8...

Eminem copyright infringement lawsuit
Eminem copyright infringement lawsuit "politically motivated", says New Zealand National Party

17 September 2014

Hey, when was the last time we had a story about a musician suing a politician? I don't know, and I can't be...

Iggy Azalea signs to Sony/ATV
Iggy Azalea signs to Sony/ATV

17 September 2014

That there Iggy Azalea has only gone and signed a worldwide publishing deal with Sony/ATV. It's actually part of a partnership between the...

Skinny Lister sign to Xtra Mile
Skinny Lister sign to Xtra Mile

17 September 2014

Skinny Lister have signed a new record deal with Xtra Mile Recordings, bringing them under the same roof as Frank Turner, Chris T-T...

Sony Corp revises projections for current year, expected losses increase fourfold
Sony Corp revises projections for current year, expected losses increase fourfold

17 September 2014

Sony Corp has done some maths this week and worked out that the group is likely to make a loss of just over...

Indie label Steak Club launches with Krill album
Indie label Steak Club launches with Krill album

17 September 2014

Joe Parry from Division Promotions and Simon Morley, owner of the Blood & Biscuits label, have announced the launch of a new record...

Clear Channel rebrands as iHeartMedia
Clear Channel rebrands as iHeartMedia

17 September 2014

I'm not sure iHeartMedia is an especially good name for a company, but then I never thought Clear Channel Communications was an especially...

The ten most-read news stories on the CMU site in August 2014
The ten most-read news stories on the CMU site in August 2014

16 September 2014

The most-read story on the CMU website in August was news of MEP Julia Reda's visit to the Swedish prison where Pirate Bay...

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams depositions made public in Blurred Lines squabble
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams depositions made public in Blurred Lines squabble

16 September 2014

First you tapped your feet and you hummed the tune. Then you danced a little. Then you all downloaded and streamed it making...

BMG buys LA-based production music library
BMG buys LA-based production music library

16 September 2014

It's a Tuesday morning, so that probably means it's time for another BMG acquisition. And look, the music rights firm has bought LA-based...

Majors still pushing for Friday global release day, but more opposing voices heard
Majors still pushing for Friday global release day, but more opposing voices heard

16 September 2014

Isn't it nice to have consensus in the music industry for once? Yes, it seems everyone agrees that the record industry worldwide should...

Ninja Tune's Just Isn't Music publishing company hires BMG man
Ninja Tune's Just Isn't Music publishing company hires BMG man

16 September 2014

Ninja Tune's publishing arm, Just Isn't Music, has announced that it has hired David O'Bryan as it's new Senior Creative. Fancy. He joins...

The Entertainment Retailers Association is even more angry than you about that U2 album
The Entertainment Retailers Association is even more angry than you about that U2 album

16 September 2014

So, you've probably already deleted U2's 'Songs Of Innocence' album from your iTunes account, thanks to Apple's latest innovative tech solution. And you...

The Manchester Phones 4U Arena is fine, please do not worry
The Manchester Phones 4U Arena is fine, please do not worry

16 September 2014

No shows will be cancelled at Manchester's Phones 4U Arena, despite Phones 4U being in the process of collapsing. So don't you worry...

CMU's One Liners: Screenburn, SuBo, Bey-Z, Lana Del Rey, and more
CMU's One Liners: Screenburn, SuBo, Bey-Z, Lana Del Rey, and more

16 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Universal Music has teamed with London-based 'white label app' and online content provider Screenburn Media in a...

Hoax call radio firm makes donation to nurse's family
Hoax call radio firm makes donation to nurse's family

15 September 2014

The Australian media group at the heart of the hoax call incident involving the hospital treating Kate Middleton in December 2012 has reportedly...

Frank Ocean's dad sues Russell Simmons website for defamation
Frank Ocean's dad sues Russell Simmons website for defamation

15 September 2014

Frank Ocean's father is suing hip hop mogul Russell Simmons for defamation relating to statements made on a website headed up by the...

SFX buys Brazilian agency and promoter
SFX buys Brazilian agency and promoter

15 September 2014

After Live Nation occupied the acquisitions spot in last week's CMU Daily, buying up ticketing firms Sherpa and Eventjoy, it's not surprising to...

Facebook courting MCNs to increase video content in its news feed
Facebook courting MCNs to increase video content in its news feed

15 September 2014

With video becoming an ever more important part of the Facebook news feed, and with pretty much everyone who would ever want to...

Pandora creates head of artist marketing role
Pandora creates head of artist marketing role

15 September 2014

Pandora has created a new role called Head Of Artist Marketing which will be filled by Jason Feinberg, formerly VP Of Digital Strategy...

SpinMedia fires staff, ceases printing Vibe
SpinMedia fires staff, ceases printing Vibe

15 September 2014

So, Stephen Blackwell's first significant (read: drastic) action as the new CEO of SpinMedia has been to fire nineteen of the company's staffers,...

BMG does direct deal with Pandora
BMG does direct deal with Pandora

12 September 2014

BMG yesterday announced that it had entered into a direct deal with American streaming service Pandora covering its catalogue of songs that are...

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