"Broke" Kim Dotcom to find out about bail status tomorrow

27 November 2014

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom should find out tomorrow whether he is heading back to prison after a long hearing earlier today on allegations...

PRS
PRS "strongly denies" Power's comments on Hop Farm licence dispute

27 November 2014

The music publishing sector's collecting society PRS says it "strongly denies" some of the allegations made by Vince Power this week in relation...

Cooking Vinyl Group launches new royalty management business
Cooking Vinyl Group launches new royalty management business

27 November 2014

The Cooking Vinyl Group is backing a new music royalties company called, well, the Music Royalty Co. So that's nice and simple. Which...

UK vinyl sales top a million this year
UK vinyl sales top a million this year

27 November 2014

You know how back in October everyone was predicting that vinyl sales this year would top a million? Well, the big news today...

Take That partner with Google for month long streaming exclusive on new album
Take That partner with Google for month long streaming exclusive on new album

27 November 2014

Take That's first album as a trio, 'III', will be available for streaming (as opposed to downloading) exclusively on Google Play Music (and...

Industry seeks judicial review on private copy right
Industry seeks judicial review on private copy right

26 November 2014

As expected, the UK music industry is set to fight the private copy exemption added to British copyright law earlier this year through...

Vince Power says PRS injunction against him set aside
Vince Power says PRS injunction against him set aside

26 November 2014

Vince Power has said that the injunction issued against him as a result of legal action by the music publishing sector's collecting society...

Retailers call for a Monday global release day
Retailers call for a Monday global release day

26 November 2014

Music retail groups from around the world yesterday announced that they were now officially lobbying for Monday to become the 'global release day',...

Spotify revenues up in 2013, though operating losses up too
Spotify revenues up in 2013, though operating losses up too

26 November 2014

Spotify's global revenues were up 73.6% in 2013 to 747 million euros (£593 million), reports The Guardian, 91% of that income coming from...

Boiler Room hires new editor-in-chief
Boiler Room hires new editor-in-chief

26 November 2014

Live-streaming platform Boiler Room has hired FACT/The Wire writer Joe Muggs as its Editor-In-Chief. The future (of online music content)'s bright, the future's......

IFPI report hones in on labels' investment in music
IFPI report hones in on labels' investment in music

25 November 2014

Ah, record companies, remember them? Investing in new artists; helping acts hone their musical style; partnering the best musicians, songwriters and production talent;...

London's Madame Jojo's closed following violent incident
London's Madame Jojo's closed following violent incident

25 November 2014

The owners of Soho-based London club Madame Jojo's have had their license revoked following a "serious incident of disorder" last month, in which...

Independent Venue Week to return
Independent Venue Week to return

25 November 2014

Independent Venue Week is back, people. Well, not right now, that would be insane. But it's coming back for year number two from...

New (sort of) Beyonce and Coldplay releases go straight to Spotify
New (sort of) Beyonce and Coldplay releases go straight to Spotify

25 November 2014

The whole Taylor Swift v Spotify debate, remember that? I'm mid-way through turning the whole thing into an avant-garde opera. That'll teach Swifty...

MPAA has a go at getting file-sharing site homepages de-listed on Google
MPAA has a go at getting file-sharing site homepages de-listed on Google

24 November 2014

Hollywood trade body the Motion Picture Association Of America recently had a sneaky go at having the homepages of a plethora of file-sharing...

MIA signs to BMG Chrysalis
MIA signs to BMG Chrysalis

24 November 2014

Ms MIA has signed an international deal with BMG Chrysalis UK, the British wing of insatiably acquisitive music rights firm BMG. The publishing...

Mascot Label Group extends alliance with Warner's ADA
Mascot Label Group extends alliance with Warner's ADA

24 November 2014

That there Mascot Label Group has announced an alliance with Warner's label services business ADA in the US, having already been working with...

Ticketmaster to launch in Poland
Ticketmaster to launch in Poland

24 November 2014

Look out Poland, Ticketmaster is coming for you. Right for you. As in, the Live Nation-owned company is opening a Polish office. But...

Noisey editor not so big a fan of Vice's latest partner
Noisey editor not so big a fan of Vice's latest partner

24 November 2014

Talking of Live Nation's continued march to world domination, remember that announcement earlier this month that uber-funded yoof media powerhouse Vice was allying...

Lords pass proposed secondary ticketing regulations
Lords pass proposed secondary ticketing regulations

21 November 2014

The House Of Lords yesterday voted - just - to include a new clause in the Consumer Rights Bill that would force people...

Wendy Starland wins over $7 million from former Lady Gaga producer for work discovering the popstar
Wendy Starland wins over $7 million from former Lady Gaga producer for work discovering the popstar

21 November 2014

Lady Gaga's former producer Rob Fusari has been ordered to pay $7.3 million to Wendy Starland, the talent scout who originally discovered the...

BMG signs global deal with Chinese music firm
BMG signs global deal with Chinese music firm

21 November 2014

Having entered the Chinese market earlier this year, BMG has announced a new partnership with Giant Jump, which will see the German company...

Sony closes down Lily Allen label
Sony closes down Lily Allen label

21 November 2014

Lily Allen is a vanity label boss no more, now that her relatively short-lived Sony/Columbia imprint In The Name Of has closed down. ITNO,...

Sankeys boss on US club closures, first ever Sankeys festival
Sankeys boss on US club closures, first ever Sankeys festival

21 November 2014

The month-old Brooklyn branch of white-knuckle-ride nightclub franchise Sankeys has had to shut down, leading Sankeys boss David Vincent to release a statement...

Spotify goes into profit in France
Spotify goes into profit in France

21 November 2014

Following the announcement last month that Spotify's UK division had gone into profit, its French arm has apparently followed suit. Spotify reportedly now...

Billy Bragg apologises to Taylor Swift, offers
Billy Bragg apologises to Taylor Swift, offers "full support" in "fight for transparency"

21 November 2014

Billy Bragg has apologised to Taylor Swift for suggesting that she had accepted money from Google to promote YouTube Music Key, after it...

CMU's One Liners: The O2 x YPlan, Meghan Trainor, American Football and trillions more besides
CMU's One Liners: The O2 x YPlan, Meghan Trainor, American Football and trillions more besides

21 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • London's 'The O2' has got into bed with live listings app YPlan in a deal that will...

Billboard to include streaming and single track sales data in US album chart
Billboard to include streaming and single track sales data in US album chart

20 November 2014

Billboard, having adding streaming data into its main singles chart back in 2012, has announced that it will include the same in the...

Black Butter joins Sony Music UK
Black Butter joins Sony Music UK

20 November 2014

British indie label Black Butter has signed a new deal with Sony Music UK to become a standalone imprint under the major. Sony's...

UK Music launches Internship Code Of Practice
UK Music launches Internship Code Of Practice

20 November 2014

UK Music yesterday launched a new Internship Code Of Practice for the good old music industry, in partnership with action group Intern Aware. The...

  • “Broke” Kim Dotcom to find out about bail status tomorrow
  • PRS “strongly denies” Power’s comments on Hop Farm licence dispute
  • UK vinyl sales top a million this year
  • Take That partner with Google for month long streaming exclusive on new album
  • BRITs Critics Choice shortlist announced
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