Sheffield Doc/Fest announces full music programme
Sheffield Doc/Fest announces full music programme

22 May 2015

Documentary film festival Sheffield Doc/Fest has announced its full programme of music-related screenings and events for its 2015 edition. Among the highlights are: the...

CMU's One Liners: Hey, people have noticed that 'singles' (ie single track record releases) and 'singles' (ie unattached human beings) sound similar and so now Tinder is a promotional platform for music. And some other stuff
CMU's One Liners: Hey, people have noticed that 'singles' (ie single track record releases) and 'singles' (ie unattached human beings) sound similar and so now Tinder is a promotional platform for music. And some other stuff

22 May 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Interscope-signed electro house purveyor Zedd is promoting his new album on Tinder, with those who 'swipe right'...

Sony to take down more music from SoundCloud, while Ultra boss says it’s years away from making money
Sony to take down more music from SoundCloud, while Ultra boss says it’s years away from making money

21 May 2015

Sony Music's previously reported campaign of removing its music from SoundCloud - as licensing negotiations with the audio-sharing platform continue to stall -...

The Great Escape's tenth anniversary goes out with a bang (and then lots of confetti)
The Great Escape's tenth anniversary goes out with a bang (and then lots of confetti)

18 May 2015

The Great Escape's tenth anniversary year reached its climax on Saturday night as confetti exploded across a packed house enjoying a special midnight...

Martin Elbourne on how government can support music at a local level
Martin Elbourne on how government can support music at a local level

18 May 2015

On Friday we shared two of the #VoteForMusic speeches that kickstarted the second day of proceedings at this year's CMU Insights @ The...

Martin Goldschmidt calls on government to provide tax breaks for music
Martin Goldschmidt calls on government to provide tax breaks for music

18 May 2015

In his #VoteForMusic keynote at CMU Insights @ The Great Escape Cooking Vinyl MD Martin Goldschmidt called on the music industry to lobby...

Philip Pullman to address PPL AGM
Philip Pullman to address PPL AGM

14 May 2015

Author Philip Pullman is to appear as the keynote speaker at this year's PPL AGM next month, it has been announced. Announcing the...

Indie Label Cup charity five-a-side to take place this month
Indie Label Cup charity five-a-side to take place this month

14 May 2015

A new five-a-side football tournament involving those rather decent indie label sorts, called The Indie Label Cup no less, will take place on...

A few networking slots still available at Great Escape Convention
A few networking slots still available at Great Escape Convention

12 May 2015

In addition to our obviously magnificent CMU Insights programme taking place at The Great Escape later this week, there's also a new look...

Great Escape sells out: Paul Weller secret gig, Ghetts and Mike Skinner films, CMU Insights programme and microsite
Great Escape sells out: Paul Weller secret gig, Ghetts and Mike Skinner films, CMU Insights programme and microsite

11 May 2015

Both festival and delegate tickets for this year's Great Escape - the tenth anniversary edition - have now sold out, as the music...

CMU's music rights evening course returns
CMU's music rights evening course returns

11 May 2015

The latest season of CMU Insights evening seminars kicks off tonight, and that means the three part course 'Understanding Music Rights - A...

Line up revealed for MusicTank’s private copy debate
Line up revealed for MusicTank’s private copy debate

8 May 2015

MusicTank has announced the line up for its previously reported event ‘Who Pays For The Right To Copy?’, exploring the private copy right...

CMU Insights seminar explains the music business in just two hours
CMU Insights seminar explains the music business in just two hours

6 May 2015

If you've ever wondered how your slice of the music industry fits in with the wider business, then we can tell you in...

Full CMU @ The Great Escape programme now live
Full CMU @ The Great Escape programme now live

5 May 2015

The full programme is now online for all of the CMU activity at this year's Great Escape, and you can jump inside, browse,...

Creative entrepreneurs invited to digital health + care innovation conference
Creative entrepreneurs invited to digital health + care innovation conference

1 May 2015

Entrepreneurs from the music and creative industries are being invited to join an event later this month exploring how digital platforms and technologies...

CMU's One Liners: Bon Jovi's Azoff deal, Bristol's Independent Label Market, Justin Bieber's Zoolander cameo, and so much more
CMU's One Liners: Bon Jovi's Azoff deal, Bristol's Independent Label Market, Justin Bieber's Zoolander cameo, and so much more

1 May 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Billboard sources say that Irving Azoff has signed a management deal with Jon Bon Jovi and also...

Line-up for final CMU Insights @ The Great Escape strand announced
Line-up for final CMU Insights @ The Great Escape strand announced

30 April 2015

With just two weeks to go until this year's Great Escape, today we announce the line-up for the final of our CMU Insights...

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...

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...

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...

CMU's One Liners: Taylor Swift museum exhibit extended, Rihanna arrives appropriately late for weed smoking celebration, Killer Mike posts wrestling video, and further adventures
CMU's One Liners: Taylor Swift museum exhibit extended, Rihanna arrives appropriately late for weed smoking celebration, Killer Mike posts wrestling video, and further adventures

22 April 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • If you were worried that you were running out of time to catch the 'Taylor Swift Experience'...

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...

Full marketing strand for CMU Insights @ The Great Escape revealed
Full marketing strand for CMU Insights @ The Great Escape revealed

20 April 2015

Each day this week we'll be announcing the final line-ups to the four CMU Insights conference strands that will take place at the...

Why music people should #VoteForMusic
Why music people should #VoteForMusic

17 April 2015

Three weeks today we'll be trying to work our what the new UK government will look like. And four weeks today we'll know...

MPA event to give publisher perspective on digital developments
MPA event to give publisher perspective on digital developments

16 April 2015

The Music Publishers Association has announced more details about a one-day seminar due to take place in London later this month called 'The...

MD of Universal's Globe to keynote brands strand at The Great Escape
MD of Universal's Globe to keynote brands strand at The Great Escape

15 April 2015

With less than a month to go until The Great Escape 2015, today we're revealing the line-up for another of the CMU Insights...

New season of CMU Insights courses announced
New season of CMU Insights courses announced

13 April 2015

The team at CMU Insights - our training and consultancy unit - have announced a new series of evening seminars kicking off in...

ILMC announces new festival-focussed conference
ILMC announces new festival-focussed conference

10 April 2015

Organisers of annual live music conference ILMC have announced a new event, called The International Festival Forum, which will take place in London...

MusicTank paper puts the spotlight on the private copy levy
MusicTank paper puts the spotlight on the private copy levy

31 March 2015

MusicTank has published a white paper called 'Private Copying Of Music: A New Model For Artist Compensation', part of the think tank's new...

CMU Business Editor shares the background to music licensing strand at The Great Escape
CMU Business Editor shares the background to music licensing strand at The Great Escape

30 March 2015

CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke has expanded on the CMU Insights conference strand Music Licensing: Explained At Last!, which will take place during...

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