Kim Dotcom fights to keep finances a secret
Kim Dotcom fights to keep finances a secret

28 August 2014

Kim Dotcom's finances have been discussed in a New Zealand court once again, as the various legal shenanigans in relation to his former...

A2IM backs .music TLD bid
A2IM backs .music TLD bid

28 August 2014

The trade body for indie labels in the US, A2IM, has added its support to one of the bids to control the .music...

Company named in Universal's Smirnoff DJ contest lawsuit denies involvement
Company named in Universal's Smirnoff DJ contest lawsuit denies involvement

28 August 2014

An Atlanta-based company has expressed surprise after being named on a lawsuit filed by Universal Music, over VH1 (and formerly BET) show 'Master...

New legal man for Merlin
New legal man for Merlin

28 August 2014

The agency that represents many of the indie labels in the digital domain, Merlin, has appointed a new Director of Legal & Business...

Early Drake associate sues Cash Money over profit share
Early Drake associate sues Cash Money over profit share

27 August 2014

Hip hop producer Jas Prince is suing Cash Money Records, claiming that the label cut him out of profits due as part of...

Universal sues maker of VH1/Smirnoff DJ contest
Universal sues maker of VH1/Smirnoff DJ contest

27 August 2014

Universal Music has sued the makers of a DJ competition that airs on VH1 in the US called 'Master Of The Mix', claiming...

More Momentum funding confirmed
More Momentum funding confirmed

27 August 2014

Another round of Momentum Music Fund grants already, surely not? Well, actually, yes. The PRS For Music Foundation has announced details of the...

Australian streaming service Songl to close
Australian streaming service Songl to close

27 August 2014

Australian streaming service Songl has announced that it is to close, eighteen months after its official launch. A message on the company's website reads:...

Spotify freemium mobile reaches Windows Phones
Spotify freemium mobile reaches Windows Phones

27 August 2014

The free mobile version of Spotify already available to iPhone and Android phone owners is now available to all you Windows Phone users...

New CEO at Gracenote
New CEO at Gracenote

27 August 2014

Music data firm Gracenote has a new CEO in the form of John Batter, the company's newish owner Tribune has confirmed. He takes...

Sony's entertainment network forced offline by DDoS attack, possibly by ISIS supporters
Sony's entertainment network forced offline by DDoS attack, possibly by ISIS supporters

26 August 2014

Entertainment congloms like Sony have had their online networks targeted by so called Distributed Denial Of Service attacks before, though usually such initiatives...

Suge Knight shot at pre-VMAs party
Suge Knight shot at pre-VMAs party

26 August 2014

There was drama ahead of this weekend's MTV VMAs after a shooting at an unofficial pre-event party in LA in which one-time hip...

US indie stores back global street day, but not Friday
US indie stores back global street day, but not Friday

26 August 2014

Good news everybody. The Department Of Record Stores - which represents about hundred indie record sellers in the US and Canada - thinks...

SpinMedia announces latest CEO
SpinMedia announces latest CEO

26 August 2014

SpinMedia, the American music and entertainment blog owner known as Buzzmedia before it bought SPIN magazine, has announced Stephen Blackwell as its new...

Morrissey's latest album is no longer any of Universal's business
Morrissey's latest album is no longer any of Universal's business

22 August 2014

Hey, so it turns out Morrissey was right. His deal with Universal/Capitol's Harvest imprint really has come to an end, and his latest...

Sony/ATV faces damages bill over indirect infringement in Shakira song
Sony/ATV faces damages bill over indirect infringement in Shakira song

22 August 2014

Sony/ATV is facing a damages payment after a plagiarism trial centring on 2010 Shakira track 'Loca'. The Shakira track borrowed from a song...

BBC journalists
BBC journalists "acted appropriately" on Cliff Richard coverage, says Director General

22 August 2014

Journalists at the BBC "acted appropriately" when reporting on a police investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against Cliff Richard, the broadcaster's Director...

Sony/ATV signs James Blake
Sony/ATV signs James Blake

22 August 2014

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a long-term deal with James Blake. Applying to all the known world, it'll cover all forthcoming James Blake...

Cooking Vinyl inaugurates Carl Barat And The Jackals into its bosom
Cooking Vinyl inaugurates Carl Barat And The Jackals into its bosom

22 August 2014

Carl Barat And The Jackals, the band Carl Barat is in charge of that isn't The Libertines, are going places, and have signed...

SoundCloud introduces ad-funded monetised accounts
SoundCloud introduces ad-funded monetised accounts

21 August 2014

SoundCloud has this morning announced long anticipated changes to its accounts for content owners, which will introduce advertising into the mix and allow...

Appeals court overturns ruling on unfreezing MegaUpload founder's assets
Appeals court overturns ruling on unfreezing MegaUpload founder's assets

21 August 2014

Kim Dotcom's assets will remain frozen until at least April next year, after an appeals court ruling overturned an earlier decision by New...

Kobalt Label Services rejigs job titles
Kobalt Label Services rejigs job titles

21 August 2014

Kobalt Label Services has announced a rejig of its team, following a rush of signings in recent months. Vincent Clery-Melin is now UK Managing...

Morrissey details
Morrissey details "botched" album campaign

21 August 2014

In the ongoing saga of Morrissey's record deal with Universal/Capitol's Harvest imprint, or lack thereof, the singer has now issued a chronicle of...

Promoter campaigns to make Berghain-style 'party fort' on the Thames
Promoter campaigns to make Berghain-style 'party fort' on the Thames

21 August 2014

A live promotions co has launched a cash drive to take over a fairly bleak-looking one-time 'grain fort' in the middle of the...

Vevo owners no longer considering a sale
Vevo owners no longer considering a sale

20 August 2014

If you were thinking of buying yourself a Vevo, but were waiting until pay day next week before making your bid, well, you...

The Prodigy ally with Three Six Zero's new label in the States
The Prodigy ally with Three Six Zero's new label in the States

20 August 2014

The new joint venture label being run by EDM management powerhouse Three Six Zero and Warner Music has a signing, in the form...

Details of YouTube subscription music service leak
Details of YouTube subscription music service leak

20 August 2014

Some details about Google's YouTube music subscription service have leaked, reports Android Police. Though a launch date is still unclear, the website claims...

NFL proposes pay-to-play option to potential Super Bowl halftime performers
NFL proposes pay-to-play option to potential Super Bowl halftime performers

20 August 2014

American football overseer the NFL is currently unable to decide who to pick to play the Super Bowl halftime show in February next...

AIM and A2IM tell members to be wary of SoundCloud user licence
AIM and A2IM tell members to be wary of SoundCloud user licence

20 August 2014

UK and US indie label trade bodies AIM and A2IM have warned their members to be aware of a number of clauses in...

Mixcloud launches paid accounts for content owners and listeners
Mixcloud launches paid accounts for content owners and listeners

20 August 2014

Mixcloud has announced a number of new features and subscription plans for listeners and content owners. The new $15 per month Pro uploader...

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