Blurred Lines plagiarism case to proceed to court
Blurred Lines plagiarism case to proceed to court

31 October 2014

The big fat Blurred Lines plagiarism case is set to proceed to court, after a judge ruled that the family of Marvin Gaye...

Gregg Allman and others dropped from civil case over biopic death
Gregg Allman and others dropped from civil case over biopic death

31 October 2014

The family of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who died during the filming of Gregg Allman biopic 'Midnight Rider' earlier this year, have...

Sony/ATV re-signs Calvin Harris
Sony/ATV re-signs Calvin Harris

31 October 2014

Concluding a deeply enthralling week for Sony/ATV news, the publishing co has now confirmed an extension of its est-in-2006 international deal with auld...

Raw Power label allies with Universal's Spinefarm
Raw Power label allies with Universal's Spinefarm

31 October 2014

Artist management firm Raw Power Management has announced a new global alliance for its label operation Search & Destroy. Previously a partnership with...

Azoff vows to increase performance royalties by 30% with his new PRO
Azoff vows to increase performance royalties by 30% with his new PRO

31 October 2014

Irving Azoff has said that he will secure royalties for songwriters signed up to his new performing rights organisation, Global Music Rights, that...

Beatbox Booking makes redundancies, in continued Tinderbox festival fallout
Beatbox Booking makes redundancies, in continued Tinderbox festival fallout

31 October 2014

In the continued fallout from the ongoing battle centring stemming from the launch of new festival Tinderbox, Danish booking agency Beatbox Booking recently...

The Agency Group buys Coalition
The Agency Group buys Coalition

31 October 2014

The Agency Group has announced the purchase of the Coalition Talent Agency. The celebrity and DJ booking agency represents names including Nick Grimshaw,...

Ibiza Rocks team extend to Croatia for a new festival
Ibiza Rocks team extend to Croatia for a new festival

31 October 2014

Following their recent decision to end operations in Mallorca, the people behind Ibiza Rocks have announced the launch of a new festival under...

Kim Dotcom's battle for his MegaUpload assets moves to Hong Kong
Kim Dotcom's battle for his MegaUpload assets moves to Hong Kong

30 October 2014

Kim Dotcom's hit back on all things MegaUpload shifted over to Hong Kong earlier this week, where legal reps for the founder of...

Music Venues Trust announces London conference
Music Venues Trust announces London conference

30 October 2014

The Music Venues Trust has announced Venues Day, an event due to take place at the Southbank Centre in London on 9 Dec....

Universal chief comments on SoundCloud talks (a bit)
Universal chief comments on SoundCloud talks (a bit)

30 October 2014

Ah, SoundCloud. What are we to do about SoundCloud? Well, actually, it's nothing to do with me. Unless the thing to be done...

Tim Ingham resigning as Music Week editor, plus new hires
Tim Ingham resigning as Music Week editor, plus new hires

30 October 2014

Tim Ingham is to leave his three year old post as Editor of Music Week at the close of 2014, it's been confirmed...

RIAA updates list of rogue piracy sites
RIAA updates list of rogue piracy sites

29 October 2014

The Recording Industry Association Of America has submitted its updated list of 'rogue' websites to the American government, something which has become an...

Sony/ATV signs Tegan & Sara
Sony/ATV signs Tegan & Sara

29 October 2014

Sister-sister pop types Tegan and Sara Quin, aka Tegan & Sara, have signed to Sony/ATV in a co-publishing deal that'll reach all over...

Madison Square Garden Company may split
Madison Square Garden Company may split

29 October 2014

The Madison Square Garden Company has announced that it may spin off its music and live entertainment business. This would mean two publicly...

YouTube CEO says music service coming soon, hopefully
YouTube CEO says music service coming soon, hopefully

29 October 2014

YouTube's long-awaited much-anticipated and sure-to-be-swell audio streaming service, code name evil.fm (well, that's what the indie labels have code named it, I'm sure),...

Tidal launches streaming service for men
Tidal launches streaming service for men

29 October 2014

High quality streaming service Tidal has gone live, banking on the assumption that men (and only men, according to a video promoting it)...

Media delivery service Fluence launches
Media delivery service Fluence launches

29 October 2014

After several months in beta, new content submission service Fluence has gone live. Set up by Topspin co-founder Shamal Ranasinghe, the site allows...

CMU's One Liners: Pandora, Slayer, Jose Gonzalez and some other fine treats too
CMU's One Liners: Pandora, Slayer, Jose Gonzalez and some other fine treats too

29 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Chris Phillips has been announced as Pandora's new Chief Product Officer. He was previously Amazon Digital Music's...

Music creator group CIAM calls for balancing of streaming royalty split between rights holders
Music creator group CIAM calls for balancing of streaming royalty split between rights holders

28 October 2014

A new report launched last week at a congress organised by the International Council Of Creators Of Music, or CIAM, called for a...

CIAM calls for more money and more transparency
CIAM calls for more money and more transparency

28 October 2014

As well as calling for a more balanced streaming royalty split between rights holders a new CIAM report by Professor Pierre-E Lalonde also...

European Court Of Justice ruling says embedding not infringement
European Court Of Justice ruling says embedding not infringement

28 October 2014

The European Court Of Justice has ruled that embedding a YouTube video on a website without the permission of the video owner does...

Injured Ultra security guard sues for negligence
Injured Ultra security guard sues for negligence

28 October 2014

The security person injured when gatecrashers pushed down a perimeter fence at the Miami edition of the Ultra festival earlier this year has...

House label 240 Volts revived by !K7 label services deal
House label 240 Volts revived by !K7 label services deal

28 October 2014

British tech house act Swayzak have announced a services deal with !K7 to revive their 240 Volts label. Launched in 1999, 240 Volts...

Global Gathering taking gap year in 2015
Global Gathering taking gap year in 2015

28 October 2014

Thirteen years into its life cycle, big-scale dance-fest-in-a-field Global Gathering will take a year off in 2015, its promoter MAMA & Company has...

Beyonce and Topshop kickstart 50/50 sportswear company
Beyonce and Topshop kickstart 50/50 sportswear company

28 October 2014

Topshop is collaborating with the one, the only Beyonce Knowles on a line of street-style sportswear and accessories. Or, as WWD phrases it,...

As iTunes revenues dip 14%, what next for Apple and the record industry?
As iTunes revenues dip 14%, what next for Apple and the record industry?

27 October 2014

As the shift from downloading to streaming escalates, the Wall Street Journal has cited insider knowledge that says music sales on the iTunes...

Deezer acquires Stitcher
Deezer acquires Stitcher

27 October 2014

Deezer announced on Friday that it had acquired US-based podcast app Stitcher in a deal that will bring a big library of radio-style...

Sony/ATV signs TI
Sony/ATV signs TI

27 October 2014

Your good mates at Sony/ATV have only gone and done a worldwide long-term deal with that there TI, which includes his share of...

AEG makes UK hires to develop Goldenvoice brand in UK
AEG makes UK hires to develop Goldenvoice brand in UK

27 October 2014

AEG Live made two new UK appointments last week who will sit within the live music major's Goldenvoice division, which is perhaps best...

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