IP crime policing unit gets two years more funding
IP crime policing unit gets two years more funding

24 October 2014

The UK government yesterday confirmed another two years of funding for the City Of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit, or PIPCU, which...

US courts side again with EMI in Duke Ellington dispute
US courts side again with EMI in Duke Ellington dispute

24 October 2014

A court in New York has denied the estate of Duke Ellington the right to reinstate a lawsuit against the EMI music publishing...

New Asia Pacific boss for Warner Music
New Asia Pacific boss for Warner Music

24 October 2014

Warner Music Group yesterday announced that Simon Robson, currently COO and CFO for Warner Music UK, will take over leadership of the major's...

Believe and Kartel collaborate on Poppy Appeal single release
Believe and Kartel collaborate on Poppy Appeal single release

24 October 2014

Label services companies Believe Digital and Kartel Music Services are working together to oversee the release of this year's Poppy Appeal single in...

New editorial hires at Noisey
New editorial hires at Noisey

24 October 2014

Vice's music platform Noisey has announced the appointment of two new members to its editorial team in the form of Joe Zadeh, formerly...

City Showcase finalises programme for Apple Store seminars
City Showcase finalises programme for Apple Store seminars

24 October 2014

The full programme has been confirmed for the previously reported 'Finding The Future', three days of talks and panels on all things music...

CMU Beef Of The Week #228: Mike Read v Mike Read
CMU Beef Of The Week #228: Mike Read v Mike Read

24 October 2014

So, one time Radio 1 deejay Mike Read knows a thing or two about getting angry about pop songs. His boycott of Frankie...

East London's Vibe Bar closing over licensing issues
East London's Vibe Bar closing over licensing issues

23 October 2014

East London's Vibe Bar is to close after a run in between the venue's owners and local licensing authorities. Owners of the space,...

MN2S recruits two more agents
MN2S recruits two more agents

23 October 2014

The MN2S booking agency has added to its team by recruiting two new agents in the form of Joanna Miles, who comes to...

Pandora launches data service for artists
Pandora launches data service for artists

23 October 2014

Pandora continues in its bid to convince the music community it's not evil by offering artists access to listening data. As previously reported,...

RAJAR Round Up: Good quarter for 6, less so for Radio 1 and Heart
RAJAR Round Up: Good quarter for 6, less so for Radio 1 and Heart

23 October 2014

What five things do you need to know about the latest round of radio listening figures from the good old stat monkeys at...

Japan Night steps up music export plans with international concert announcement
Japan Night steps up music export plans with international concert announcement

23 October 2014

A collaboration between the Federation Of Music Producers Japan and ad agency Dentsu, music export venture Japan Night today announced plans for a...

CMU's One Liners: Sony/ATV, Son Lux, Slim Twig and more
CMU's One Liners: Sony/ATV, Son Lux, Slim Twig and more

23 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Sony's music publishing house Sony/ATV has promoted one Rich Christina to the position of SVP, Head Of...

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

22 October 2014

Noisy Sony Corp shareholder Daniel Loeb has divested his stock in the electronics and entertainment group, which will probably please the top guard...

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

22 October 2014

Torrentfreak has published some information on the costs of instigating web-blocks based on information provided in a recent case by legal man Simon...

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

22 October 2014

Music community funder the PRS For Music Foundation, the charity allied to the UK music publishing sector's collecting society PRS For Music, has...

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

22 October 2014

Music/brand partnership specialist FRUKT has been appointed by oft-useless phone firm O2 to work on future "strategy, creative and delivery" for the brand's...

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

22 October 2014

Google is stepping up the curated playlist functionality within its streaming platform this week, in a move that is seemingly the first integration...

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

22 October 2014

Digital distributor TuneCore has launched a new service called YouTube Money, which basically opens up the Google site's Content ID service to independent...

Gambaccini back on BBC
Gambaccini back on BBC

22 October 2014

A now-in-the-clear Paul Gambaccini will pick up again as a BBC Radio host next month, the Corporation has confirmed, a year on from...

Double legal setback for Kim Dotcom
Double legal setback for Kim Dotcom

21 October 2014

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom has had two setbacks in his long-running legal battle with the American and New Zealand authorities. Prosecutors in the...

Virgin US chief to depart
Virgin US chief to depart

21 October 2014

Ron Fair is stepping down from his top role at the US branch of Virgin Records, according to the New York Post. As...

Jack Daniel's expands its music partnerships programme
Jack Daniel's expands its music partnerships programme

21 October 2014

The previously reported music-based marketing campaign from Jack Daniel's, which included that takeover of The Macbeth venue in Hoxton, is in the process...

Spotify announces family plan
Spotify announces family plan

21 October 2014

Ah families. I liked families. Do you remember families? They were good weren't they? Then the internet came along and screwed everything up,...

Ofcom criticises Radio 1 over sweary Lily Allen festival set
Ofcom criticises Radio 1 over sweary Lily Allen festival set

21 October 2014

Oh, for fuck's sake. Lily 'pimp and his crack whore' Allen has really gone and done it this time, and got BBC Radio...

Music publisher Felix Hines dies
Music publisher Felix Hines dies

21 October 2014

Executives from across the music publishing sector, and beyond, were paying tribute yesterday to Felix Hines of Phoenix Music International, who died on...

Live Nation reshuffles management assets, launches the new Maverick
Live Nation reshuffles management assets, launches the new Maverick

20 October 2014

Following rumours in July that Live Nation was planning a shake up of its artist management assets, likely resulting in a more cohesive...

Google pledges to further demote piracy sites in search listings
Google pledges to further demote piracy sites in search listings

20 October 2014

Google has made another commitment to downgrade piracy sites in its search engine results based on takedown notices issued under America's Digital Millennium...

Organiser dies by suicide after South Korean concert tragedy
Organiser dies by suicide after South Korean concert tragedy

20 October 2014

A man involved in the organisation of an open air pop concert in South Korea that ended in tragedy on Friday, when a...

Live UK awards presented
Live UK awards presented

20 October 2014

Elsewhere in music conference-dom last week it was the Live UK Summit in London, within which you might have spied the Live UK...

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