SFX board backs move back into private ownership
SFX board backs move back into private ownership

27 May 2015

Robert FX Sillerman is one step closer to taking his EDM powerhouse SFX back into private ownership, after the special committee of independent...

Warner Music buys state-owned Polish record label
Warner Music buys state-owned Polish record label

27 May 2015

Warner Music Poland has announced that it has acquired the country's oldest record company, Polskie Nagrania. The label was previously owned by the...

Heather Swaine joins Weller Media Agency
Heather Swaine joins Weller Media Agency

27 May 2015

Digital creative company the Weller Media Agency has announced Heather Swaine as its new Director Of Digital Publicity. She joins from PR firm...

Downsizing in Samsung's Milk Music division
Downsizing in Samsung's Milk Music division

27 May 2015

Is Samsung about to cut off Milk supplies? Would doing so make it the Margaret Thatcher of digital content? Given this month's election...

BBC cancels Never Mind The Buzzcocks
BBC cancels Never Mind The Buzzcocks

27 May 2015

The BBC has decided to cancel 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' after eighteen years and 28 series. I'll give you a moment to shout...

David Pickard announced as BBC Proms director
David Pickard announced as BBC Proms director

27 May 2015

General Director at Glyndebourne David Pickard has been announced as the new Director of the BBC Proms. Taking up the role later this...

Gigaom to return, Re/code sold
Gigaom to return, Re/code sold

27 May 2015

Tech news site Gigaom is returning, having somewhat abruptly shut up shop back in March. And although a brand new post has already...

Canadian Independent Music Association announces 40th anniversary celebrations
Canadian Independent Music Association announces 40th anniversary celebrations

27 May 2015

The Canadian Independent Music Association has announced details of celebrations to mark its 40th anniversary with a gala and the organisation's first awards...

CMU's One Liners: Demi Lovato launches label with Nick Jonas, Dave Stewart signs distribution deal with The Orchard, BMG partners with Kartel on Skint re-issues, and more tales of people getting along
CMU's One Liners: Demi Lovato launches label with Nick Jonas, Dave Stewart signs distribution deal with The Orchard, BMG partners with Kartel on Skint re-issues, and more tales of people getting along

27 May 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Demi Lovato and her manager Phil McIntyre (not to be confused with the UK promoter of the...

International Artist Organisation responds to Sony/Spotify contract leak
International Artist Organisation responds to Sony/Spotify contract leak

26 May 2015

Following the previously reported open letter from the International Music Managers Forum responding to last week's Sony/Spotify contract leak, the recently formed International...

Pirate Bay co-founder appeals domain ruling
Pirate Bay co-founder appeals domain ruling

26 May 2015

Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij is to appeal the previously reported ruling in the Swedish courts that said the controversial file-sharing site's flagship...

Universal publisher extends deals with Axwell and Ingrosso
Universal publisher extends deals with Axwell and Ingrosso

26 May 2015

Universal Music Publishing last week announced it had extended its global agreements with Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso. The deals cover both producers' Swedish...

Sony/ATV deals with Krept and Konan and Lenka
Sony/ATV deals with Krept and Konan and Lenka

26 May 2015

In one of two new deals confirmed last week, Sony/ATV announced it had signed still buzzing urban duo Krept and Konan, who continue...

Line launches streaming music service in Thailand
Line launches streaming music service in Thailand

26 May 2015

Having last year announced an alliance with music majors Sony and Avex with the intent of launching a streaming music platform in its...

Boiler Room launches channel on Twitch
Boiler Room launches channel on Twitch

26 May 2015

Boiler Room yesterday announced an alliance with the now Amazon-owned streaming video platform Twitch, which will see the former run a 24/7 channel...

Collective licensing, safe harbours, digital business models and freemium under the spotlight with CMU Insights
Collective licensing, safe harbours, digital business models and freemium under the spotlight with CMU Insights

26 May 2015

Bookings are now open for two upcoming CMU Insights evening seminars, both focused on the music rights side of the industry. 'How Music...

The IAO’s open letter on record label and music publisher deals in the digital market
The IAO’s open letter on record label and music publisher deals in the digital market

26 May 2015

Following the leak of Sony Music's 2011 Spotify contract last week, the recently formed International Artist Association has followed the lead of the IMMF...

Songs industry joins record business in shouting about safe harbours
Songs industry joins record business in shouting about safe harbours

22 May 2015

Just in case you thought the music industry had gone a whole week without shouting about safe harbours, don't worry, we had a...

Aussie dance agencies merge
Aussie dance agencies merge

22 May 2015

Two dance music focused booking agencies in Australia have announced they are merging, creating a significant player in the market representing a large...

IMMF follows Sony/Spotify contract leak with open letter to European policy makers
IMMF follows Sony/Spotify contract leak with open letter to European policy makers

22 May 2015

The International Music Managers Forum has used the leak earlier this week of Sony Music's 2011 Spotify contract as a springboard to discuss...

Spotify partners with Arts Council's Momentum Fund
Spotify partners with Arts Council's Momentum Fund

22 May 2015

For the briefest of moments it looked like today's CMU Daily might not have a Spotify story in it. We've already covered Will...

BBC Playlister's Andy Puleston on supporting radio by cannibalising it
BBC Playlister's Andy Puleston on supporting radio by cannibalising it

22 May 2015

Having heard how record companies are using playlists to engage listeners on the streaming platforms at last week's CMU Insights @ The Great...

Hype Machine tackling payola blog posts
Hype Machine tackling payola blog posts

22 May 2015

With the emerging business of playlist payola being discussed at CMU@TGE last Friday, earlier this week the founder of Hype Machine, Anthony Volodkin,...

Ivors dished out
Ivors dished out

22 May 2015

So it was the songwriting community's big day out yesterday, and getting some glory from Ivor's engine of award giving goodness were all...

The IMMF's open letter on record label and music publisher deals in the digital market
The IMMF's open letter on record label and music publisher deals in the digital market

21 May 2015

Following the leak of Sony Music's 2011 Spotify contract earlier this week, the International Music Managers Forum has published an open letter to...

Spotify updates dynamic playlisting, adds non-music content
Spotify updates dynamic playlisting, adds non-music content

21 May 2015

Spotify made some pretty bold moves yesterday in a bid to keep users locked into its player all day and then all night...

The Pirate Bay's Swedish domains to be seized
The Pirate Bay's Swedish domains to be seized

21 May 2015

The Stockholm District Court has ordered that two key domains used by the always controversial Pirate Bay - including the service's flagship thepiratebay.se...

Legal debates continue on the copyright status of 'Happy Birthday'
Legal debates continue on the copyright status of 'Happy Birthday'

21 May 2015

"Did Patty abandon her birthday?" That's the question we need to answer. Or, to be more specific, did Patty abandon the copyright in...

Downtown buys Eagle-i
Downtown buys Eagle-i

21 May 2015

Downtown Music Publishing has acquired Eagle-i Music, which began life in 2011 as the publishing spin off of the Eagle Rock record company,...

Leading Nordic indie label buys key Scandinavian publishing business
Leading Nordic indie label buys key Scandinavian publishing business

21 May 2015

Nordic indie label Cosmos Music, which claims to own "the biggest independent catalogue of masters in Scandinavia", has grabbed a slice of the...

  • SFX board backs move back into private ownership
  • Warner Music buys state-owned Polish record label
  • Downsizing in Samsung’s Milk Music division
  • Gigaom to return, Re/code sold
  • Gary Numan to perform classic albums in London
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