Full Great Escape Convention Schedule now live
Full Great Escape Convention Schedule now live

17 April 2014

A full session-by-session guide to the CMU Insights-programmed Great Escape Convention is now online, as this year's conversations programme also goes live. And in...

New Zealand court rules to return assets to Dotcom
New Zealand court rules to return assets to Dotcom

17 April 2014

Personal assets seized by the New Zealand authorities when Kim Dotcom's home was raided amidst the US-led shutdown of MegaUpload in 2012 could...

Dave Lee Travis formally charged over further alleged indecent assaults
Dave Lee Travis formally charged over further alleged indecent assaults

17 April 2014

Radio DJ Dave Lee Travis has been charged with another count of indecent assault, dating back to 1995. This is in addition to...

Kids love cassettes, Record Store Day research claims
Kids love cassettes, Record Store Day research claims

17 April 2014

One in ten young people have bought an audio cassette in the last month, according to research carried out ahead of this year's...

Ministry to broadcast online Live From The Club
Ministry to broadcast online Live From The Club

17 April 2014

This Saturday at 1am Ministry Of Sound will launch 'Live From The Club', a Just Jam-style/Boiler Room-esque club-based streaming thing designed to beam...

Bauer Media launches national academy
Bauer Media launches national academy

17 April 2014

Having piloted it first, since 2012, via the Scottish Media Academy, Bauer Media is now rolling out a national Bauer Academy, which will...

TeamRock appoints the world
TeamRock appoints the world

17 April 2014

And the award for most new appointments in a month goes to the expansive media enterprise that is TeamRock which, as much previously...

War Horse musicians fail in first legal bid to get jobs back
War Horse musicians fail in first legal bid to get jobs back

16 April 2014

Five musicians made redundant from the West End production of 'War Horse' have failed in their first legal bid to get reappointed. As previously...

Katherine Jackson ordered to pay at least $800,000 towards AEG legal fees
Katherine Jackson ordered to pay at least $800,000 towards AEG legal fees

16 April 2014

Katherine Jackson has either won or lost her legal battle over the legal costs incurred by AEG Live in the Jackson family's failed...

Former Warner chief signs David Gray for publishing
Former Warner chief signs David Gray for publishing

16 April 2014

The new company of former Warner UK chief Christian Tattersfield, so that'll be Good Soldier Songs, has signed a worldwide publishing deal (excluding...

Glastonbury Festival to have own 4G network
Glastonbury Festival to have own 4G network

16 April 2014

Glastonbury has announced that EE will provide a bespoke 4G network on site at this year's festival. This means that anyone with a...

Neil Young's Pono raises over $6 million on Kickstarter
Neil Young's Pono raises over $6 million on Kickstarter

16 April 2014

So, the crowdfunding campaign for Neil Young's Pono player has finished, raising $6,225,354 from 18,220 backers, the third highest amount ever raised on...

Inexpensive Sonos competitor Gramofon launches on Kickstarter
Inexpensive Sonos competitor Gramofon launches on Kickstarter

16 April 2014

Wi-fi hotspot provider Fon has announced a new product called Gramofon, which allows you to stream music from Spotify from any iOS or...

'Last vinyl shop in Teesside' doc to stream online for Record Store Day
'Last vinyl shop in Teesside' doc to stream online for Record Store Day

16 April 2014

This weekend 'Sound It Out', the Official Film of Record Store Day 2011, will stream online in celebration of this year's RSD, which...

Tru Thoughts founder to inspire future music entrepreneurs at TGE:DIY
Tru Thoughts founder to inspire future music entrepreneurs at TGE:DIY

16 April 2014

With the full convention schedule for this year's Great Escape going live later today, CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke has been chatting to...

Weatherley calls for more funding for City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit
Weatherley calls for more funding for City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit

15 April 2014

Although the UK government's Department For Business, Innovation & Skills has committed to fund the previously reported Intellectual Property Crime Unit of the...

Smashing Pumpkins sign BMG artist services deal for two new albums
Smashing Pumpkins sign BMG artist services deal for two new albums

15 April 2014

The Smashing Pumpkins have signed an artist services deal with the US division of BMG Chrysalis to release two new albums though the...

PRS For Music announces £10,000 pub makeover prize winner
PRS For Music announces £10,000 pub makeover prize winner

15 April 2014

The UK music publishing sector's collecting society PRS For Music has announced the winner of this year's Music Makeover competition, which awards a...

Former Ingenious CEO launches fund for disruptive media and entertainment
Former Ingenious CEO launches fund for disruptive media and entertainment

15 April 2014

The former CEO of media and entertainment investment firm Ingenious Ventures, Patrick Bradley, has announced a new fund called Station 12. The new...

Momentum Music Fund announces new grants for acts, including Ghostpoet, Beth Jeans Horton and East India Youth
Momentum Music Fund announces new grants for acts, including Ghostpoet, Beth Jeans Horton and East India Youth

15 April 2014

The PRS For Music Foundation has announced the third round of grants awarded by the Momentum Music Fund. Launched by Arts Council England and...

DreamWorks rumoured to be investing in Vevo, Yahoo! expands partnership with the video platform
DreamWorks rumoured to be investing in Vevo, Yahoo! expands partnership with the video platform

15 April 2014

According to Re/code, DreamWorks' CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has approached Vevo owners Universal Music Group, Sony Music and Abu Dhabi Media with a view...

WhoSampled to present first ever Samplethon at The Great Escape
WhoSampled to present first ever Samplethon at The Great Escape

15 April 2014

More details are now available about an exciting event taking place next month as part of Blueprint, the new mini-conference within The Great...

Aborted AEG sale has informed future direction of the live giant, says CEO
Aborted AEG sale has informed future direction of the live giant, says CEO

14 April 2014

Live music giant AEG has plans for further expansion, according to the Wall Street Journal, having regrouped after an aborted attempt to sell...

MTV's official streaming chart to be first, ahead of 4Music's official streaming chart which will be second
MTV's official streaming chart to be first, ahead of 4Music's official streaming chart which will be second

14 April 2014

Now, I'm sure you all remember - because we reported it last week, and you re-read every story last night ahead of this...

Sacked War Horse musicians go to High Court
Sacked War Horse musicians go to High Court

14 April 2014

Five musicians took the National Theatre to the High Court last week, seeking an injunction to allow them back into the West End...

Domino Publishing signs Fat White Family
Domino Publishing signs Fat White Family

14 April 2014

Last Friday was both a good and a bad day for Fat White Family, the greatest and most unwashed of CMU's Artists Of...

Syco CEO Charles Garland steps down
Syco CEO Charles Garland steps down

14 April 2014

Charles Garland has announced that he is leaving Syco Entertainment, Simon Cowell's joint venture with Sony Music, of course, which includes the Syco...

Ultra says Miami mayor no longer set on stopping the event in 2015
Ultra says Miami mayor no longer set on stopping the event in 2015

14 April 2014

Organisers of the Ultra Music Festival say that moves to ban the dance music franchise from taking place in its original home of...

Huw Humphreys name Barbican's Head Of Music
Huw Humphreys name Barbican's Head Of Music

14 April 2014

Former Director Of Artistic Planning at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Huw Humphreys, has been named the new Head Of Music at The Barbican...

Spotify to take on Beats Music's family bundle with Sprint partnership
Spotify to take on Beats Music's family bundle with Sprint partnership

14 April 2014

US mobile provider Sprint is set to announce a new partnership with Spotify later this month, according to Billboard. Sprint has sent out...

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