US official suggests providing unlicensed streams become a felony
US official suggests providing unlicensed streams become a felony

28 July 2014

An official from the US Department Of Justice last week told Congress that the penalty for operating an illegal streaming operation should be...

Join CMU live at The Roundhouse tomorrow night
Join CMU live at The Roundhouse tomorrow night

28 July 2014

The biggest news stories in the music industry month just gone will be discussed live by CMU Editor Andy Malt and a panel...

Peter Sunde says prison bosses must let him speak to file-sharing priest
Peter Sunde says prison bosses must let him speak to file-sharing priest

28 July 2014

So, Peter Sunde, one time spokesman for The Pirate Bay, which he co-founded, has found another reason to complain about his current incarceration,...

Sony proposes settlement to PSN hack litigation
Sony proposes settlement to PSN hack litigation

28 July 2014

Remember that time when Sony's PlayStation Network was hacked in a major way? Remember? Go on, that time. Yeah, that's right, that time. Anyway,...

Kanye West wins Coinye West case by default
Kanye West wins Coinye West case by default

28 July 2014

So, a postscript to the short-lived Coinye West story from the start of the year, when a bunch of pranksters announced they were...

Ryan Tedder and Pharrell sign to Azoff's new performing rights agency
Ryan Tedder and Pharrell sign to Azoff's new performing rights agency

28 July 2014

So, let's throw this into the ongoing US collective licensing debate shall we? It's emerged that both Ryan Tedder and Pharrell Williams have...

New bosses for Universal's UK catalogue division
New bosses for Universal's UK catalogue division

28 July 2014

"When is Universal UK going to get round to promoting Richard Hinkley and David Rowe to the roles of joint MDs of Universal...

Universal's Globe announces new composer alliance for ad sector
Universal's Globe announces new composer alliance for ad sector

28 July 2014

A new venture from Universal Music UK's content and commercial partnership division Globe is set to "redefine the creation of music for advertising"....

Live Nation reportedly considering overhaul of management assets
Live Nation reportedly considering overhaul of management assets

25 July 2014

Rumour has it Live Nation will restructure its artist management business, with Madonna and U2 manager Guy Oseary set to head up a...

Chubby Checker settles with HP over the Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker settles with HP over the Chubby Checker

25 July 2014

Chubby Checker has settled with Hewlett-Packard in the previously reported dispute over the IT firm selling, for a short-time, a penis size estimating...

Duran Duran issue statement on fanclub lawsuit
Duran Duran issue statement on fanclub lawsuit

25 July 2014

Duran Duran have issued a statement regarding their lawsuit against WorldWide Fan Clubs, the company which had, until recently, been running its official...

Unlocking The Truth record deal approved
Unlocking The Truth record deal approved

25 July 2014

A New York court has approved a deal for Sony Music's Cherry Party label to sign teen metal band Unlocking The Truth, according...

PPL promotes Christian Barton to Finance Director
PPL promotes Christian Barton to Finance Director

25 July 2014

The UK record industry's collecting society PPL has announced the promotion of Financial Controller Christian Barton to the role of Finance Director. Barton...

Leanne Sharman joins Disciple Media
Leanne Sharman joins Disciple Media

25 July 2014

Music tech firm Disciple Media has announced the appointment of Leanne Sharman as its new COO. Says CEO Benji Vaughan: "Leanne has long been...

Key YouTube music man steps down
Key YouTube music man steps down

24 July 2014

One of YouTube's main music men, Chris LaRosa, is departing the video streaming giant to go and join one of those trendy start-ups...

Pharrell Williams seeks summary judgement in his favour in 'Blurred Lines' dispute
Pharrell Williams seeks summary judgement in his favour in 'Blurred Lines' dispute

24 July 2014

Legal reps for Pharrell Williams have filed a motion calling for the legal battle he, and his cohort in rape-promoting-pop-pap Robin Thicke, are...

Duran Duran sue their own fanclub
Duran Duran sue their own fanclub

24 July 2014

Duran Duran are suing their own fanclub because, well, it makes a great headline so why not? Technically they are suing Chicago-based WorldWide Fan...

Tulisa's PA issues apology over Simon Cowell gay claims
Tulisa's PA issues apology over Simon Cowell gay claims

24 July 2014

Tulisa Contostavlos' personal assistant Gareth Varey has issued an apology to Simon Cowell, after a recording of him claiming that the 'X-Factor' chief...

Culture Minister to address BPI AGM in September
Culture Minister to address BPI AGM in September

24 July 2014

One for fans of annual general meetings now, and the next AGM extravaganza for members of record label trade group the BPI is...

Google appears to prioritise ads for legit sources in searches for pirated content
Google appears to prioritise ads for legit sources in searches for pirated content

23 July 2014

Google is possibly experimenting with a new system that would see ads for legit content platforms positioned at the top of searches for...

MegaUpload lawyers want further postponement of civil litigation
MegaUpload lawyers want further postponement of civil litigation

23 July 2014

Legal reps for the former MegaUpload company and its founder Kim Dotcom have requested that a postponement of litigation against their clients from...

Rob da Bank launches music supervision company
Rob da Bank launches music supervision company

23 July 2014

Bestival boss and DJ man Rob da Bank is teaming up with his manager Ben Turner to launch a new music supervision company...

Google exec joins Spotify board
Google exec joins Spotify board

23 July 2014

Google is taking over Spotify. Well, not really. Or maybe. Who knows? But according to Re/code, the internet giant's acting Chief Business Officer...

Third Man launches book company
Third Man launches book company

23 July 2014

Jack White is expanding his Third Man business into publishing, though book publishing mind. Third Man Books will publish 'Language Lessons: Volume 1'...

Vulpeck's silent album bags $20,000 in Spotify royalties
Vulpeck's silent album bags $20,000 in Spotify royalties

23 July 2014

When Spotify asked Vulfeck to take down their silent album 'Sleepify' from the streaming service, the world mourned its loss. But it turns...

Sony's move to have 19 lawsuit dismissed covers file-sharing legal battle loot
Sony's move to have 19 lawsuit dismissed covers file-sharing legal battle loot

22 July 2014

If it gets to court, the legal battle between 19 Entertainment and Sony Music could result in some judicial consideration being given to...

Ultra Records suing YouTube star Michelle Phan
Ultra Records suing YouTube star Michelle Phan

22 July 2014

Sony-affiliated EDM label Ultra Records is suing YouTube star Michelle Phan for using tracks owned by the company in her videos without permission....

Former Sony man joins Baboom
Former Sony man joins Baboom

22 July 2014

Perhaps in a move to convince potential investors that Kim Dotcom's past and current squabbles with the mainstream music industry won't hinder his...

Spotify boss says IPO not imminent
Spotify boss says IPO not imminent

22 July 2014

Spotify boss guy Daniel Ek last week played down speculation that an IPO at the company is imminent, telling a Fortune Magazine conference...

Creative industries and ISPs announce copyright alert and education alliance
Creative industries and ISPs announce copyright alert and education alliance

21 July 2014

The major internet service providers, trade body reps for various content industries and the government came together this weekend to announce Creative Content...

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