Ne-Yo calls on American legislators to overhaul music licensing laws
Ne-Yo calls on American legislators to overhaul music licensing laws

24 April 2015

Ne-Yo has called arguments presented by Spotify and Pandora in defence of the streaming business model "offensive and inaccurate", while arguing that the...

DLT left
DLT left "financially ruined" by indecent and sexual assault cases

24 April 2015

Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis says that the various long-drawn out legal battles he has had to fight amidst various allegations...

Afrika Bambaataa signs to Sony/ATV
Afrika Bambaataa signs to Sony/ATV

24 April 2015

Hip hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa has signed a new publishing deal with Sony/ATV for the world outside North America. The deal covers his...

Indie festivals contributed a billion to UK economy between 2010 and 2014, says AIF
Indie festivals contributed a billion to UK economy between 2010 and 2014, says AIF

24 April 2015

Independent music festivals in the UK contributed about £1 billion to the British economy during the five festival seasons that took place between...

Slipknot fail to set the world on fire with Zippo partnership
Slipknot fail to set the world on fire with Zippo partnership

24 April 2015

Slipknot have announced a partnership with Zippo Encore on their upcoming 'Summer's Last Stand' US tour. This isn't just a straight sponsorship deal though....

Local radio group in Norway hits out at FM shutdown proposal
Local radio group in Norway hits out at FM shutdown proposal

24 April 2015

While the Norwegian government wants its country to be first to turn off FM radio broadcasts, a group called the Norwegian Local Radio...

Full schedules now live for three of the CMU Insights @ The Great Escape strands
Full schedules now live for three of the CMU Insights @ The Great Escape strands

24 April 2015

The full schedules are now live for three of the conference strands set to be presented by CMU Insights at The Great Escape...

CMU's One Liners: Solid Steel relaunch, Kanaku Y El Tigre signing, Michael Eavis's train, more
CMU's One Liners: Solid Steel relaunch, Kanaku Y El Tigre signing, Michael Eavis's train, more

24 April 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Universal Music Publishing has renewed its worldwide alliance with UK publishing and production firm Metrophonic, with the...

Canada set to increase sound recording copyright term to 70 years
Canada set to increase sound recording copyright term to 70 years

23 April 2015

Canada is set to follow Europe in extending the copyright term enjoyed by sound recordings from the current 50 years up to 70...

German publishers call for larger cut of streaming income
German publishers call for larger cut of streaming income

23 April 2015

The German Music Publishers Association has come out against the way streaming income is currently split between record labels and publishers, it may...

Universal production music division launches new urban label
Universal production music division launches new urban label

23 April 2015

Universal Music Publishing's production music division has announced the launch of a new urban and hip hop-focussed unit, called Block, in partnership with...

Global reveals more about its new live music business
Global reveals more about its new live music business

23 April 2015

Global Radio's rapidly expanding and now fully operational Stateside music and entertainment business, Global Entertainment, has confirmed a load of information about its...

BASCA names Dan Moore Head Of Marketing and Membership
BASCA names Dan Moore Head Of Marketing and Membership

23 April 2015

The British Academy Of Songwriters, Composers And Authors has announced Dan Moore as its new Head Of Marketing And Membership. He has previously...

Line-up announced for CMU:DIY at The Great Escape
Line-up announced for CMU:DIY at The Great Escape

23 April 2015

The line-up has been announced for CMU:DIY @ The Great Escape, a full day of talks, interviews and discussions aimed at future music...

Mixed success in Katy Perry's trademark claims over Left Shark
Mixed success in Katy Perry's trademark claims over Left Shark

22 April 2015

So, we all know you've been preoccupied for sometime now on the big question that has dominated the music business agenda for most...

Swedish prosecutors prepare to ask courts to seize key Pirate Bay domains
Swedish prosecutors prepare to ask courts to seize key Pirate Bay domains

22 April 2015

Swedish prosecutors are prepping to argue their case in court as to why The Pirate Bay's flagship .se domains should be deactivated or...

ReverbNation launches publishing administration service, via Sentric partnership
ReverbNation launches publishing administration service, via Sentric partnership

22 April 2015

Direct-to-fan company ReverbNation has launched a new publishing administration service called Connect Songs. The actual legwork will be done via an alliance with...

Loudr partners with CD Baby to offer mechanical licensing on cover songs
Loudr partners with CD Baby to offer mechanical licensing on cover songs

22 April 2015

Music rights company Loudr has announced a partnership with CD Baby, which will see the former handle mechanical licensing Stateside on any covers...

Kantar figures confirm HMV biggest seller of physical music again
Kantar figures confirm HMV biggest seller of physical music again

22 April 2015

Stats firm Kantar Worldpanel has backed up claims made by HMV's post-administration owner Hilco earlier this year that the retailer had now reclaimed...

Commercial radio chart show may move, but TOTP not coming back
Commercial radio chart show may move, but TOTP not coming back

22 April 2015

Now, you might think that Radio 1 confirming it will move its chart show from Sundays to Fridays to tie in with the...

CMU reveals brands to share partnership case studies at The Great Escape
CMU reveals brands to share partnership case studies at The Great Escape

22 April 2015

As we continue to finalise line-ups for the CMU Insights conference strands taking place at The Great Escape this May, today we can...

Tractors: The next step in the evolution of music piracy
Tractors: The next step in the evolution of music piracy

22 April 2015

Online music piracy is probably not the torment to the music industry it once was, but that does not mean it's gone away...

Pandora recruits industry veterans to its board ahead of latest battles with music community
Pandora recruits industry veterans to its board ahead of latest battles with music community

21 April 2015

While Spotify has often taken the heat whenever artists or labels have had a little anti-streaming rant here in Europe - and Taylor...

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio signs solo Glassnote deal
Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio signs solo Glassnote deal

21 April 2015

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio has signed a worldwide solo deal with Glassnote, it was announced yesterday. "I'm beyond thrilled to be releasing...

Techno label recalls EP after tracks found to be plagiarised
Techno label recalls EP after tracks found to be plagiarised

21 April 2015

German record label Tresor has recalled all copies of a new EP from Italian producer Emmanuel Beddewela, released under the name Confucio, after...

Ooh Brilliant to close next month
Ooh Brilliant to close next month

21 April 2015

Music PR agency Ooh Brilliant will close on 1 May, founder James Penycate has announced. Since launching five years ago, the company has...

Major investors in talks with Spotify for $400 million funding round
Major investors in talks with Spotify for $400 million funding round

21 April 2015

Sky News has named a number of the high profile investors in advanced talks to buy shares in Spotify in its latest funding...

Norway preparing to switch off FM in 2017
Norway preparing to switch off FM in 2017

21 April 2015

Bad news for fans of frequency modulation. Well, mainly Norwegian fans of frequency modulation. But you know, once the Norwegians kick FM into...

More names confirmed for licensing strand at The Great Escape
More names confirmed for licensing strand at The Great Escape

21 April 2015

As The Great Escape appears ever more clearly on the horizon, today we've published more information on another of the full-day CMU Insights...

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson to launch record label
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson to launch record label

21 April 2015

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson is to launch his own record label as an imprint of Syco. Speaking to The Sun, Tomlinson said: "It's absolutely...

  • Ne-Yo calls on American legislators to overhaul music licensing laws
  • Afrika Bambaataa signs to Sony/ATV
  • Indie festivals contributed a billion to UK economy between 2010 and 2014, says AIF
  • Full schedules now live for three of the CMU Insights @ The Great Escape strands
  • CMU Beef Of The Week #251: Leona Lewis v Syco
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