New Music Cities convention to launch
New Music Cities convention to launch

26 February 2015

A new conference event will launch in Brighton this May, just before The Great Escape festivities kick off, focused on how vibrant local...

CMU:DIY to lead digital developments debate at Roundhouse Rising
CMU:DIY to lead digital developments debate at Roundhouse Rising

20 February 2015

The Roundhouse Rising festival has been taking place at the popular Camden venue all week this week, and tomorrow the proceedings will include...

CMU's One Liners: Next BRIT Thing, Taylor Swift, Estelle, Marky Ramone and some more Monday morning marvels
CMU's One Liners: Next BRIT Thing, Taylor Swift, Estelle, Marky Ramone and some more Monday morning marvels

16 February 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Remember the lottery-funded Big Music Project? You know, with those big career events and the internship funding...

Full ILMC schedule announced
Full ILMC schedule announced

12 February 2015

Live music industry conference ILMC returns for its 27th edition on 5-8 Mar, taking place at the Royal Garden Hotel in London as...

Rock N Roll Summer School For Girls to launch in Glasgow
Rock N Roll Summer School For Girls to launch in Glasgow

6 February 2015

Glasgow School Of Art Students' Association has announced that it will launch a scheme to encourage girls aged been eight and sixteen to...

Eddy Temple-Morris and CALM call for help to kill January
Eddy Temple-Morris and CALM call for help to kill January

27 January 2015

After an extended break, Eddy Temple-Morris returns to CMU today with an Eddy Says column announcing a Campaign Against Living Miserably initiative which...

Sony Music's Doug Morris to deliver Midem keynote
Sony Music's Doug Morris to deliver Midem keynote

27 January 2015

Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris will deliver a keynote speech at this year's Midem. It will be titled 'Lessons Learned' and will...

MusicTank to put focus on big data and A&R
MusicTank to put focus on big data and A&R

23 January 2015

MusicTank have announced details of their next Think Tank event, which will take the title 'Moneyballing Music: Big Data, Consumers And A&R'. The...

UK announced as featured country at Great Escape 2015, plus topics of core convention strands revealed
UK announced as featured country at Great Escape 2015, plus topics of core convention strands revealed

22 January 2015

The Great Escape returns this May for its tenth anniversary edition, showcasing over 400 new bands across the city of Brighton, with over...

FAC announces new drop-in night for young artists
FAC announces new drop-in night for young artists

20 January 2015

The Featured Artists Coalition has announced that it will host the first of a series of monthly informal drop-in sessions for young artists...

Eurosonic kicks off today with Iceland the featured country
Eurosonic kicks off today with Iceland the featured country

14 January 2015

The Eurosonic showcase festival and music convention kicks off in Gronigen in the Netherlands later today with Iceland this year's featured country. Amongst...

Sound Women announces regional events
Sound Women announces regional events

8 January 2015

Sound Women, the previously reported collective for women working (or wishing to work) in the radio and audio biz, has announced details of...

CMU's One Liners: The Overflow, Duff McKagan, Akon and other good times
CMU's One Liners: The Overflow, Duff McKagan, Akon and other good times

6 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • 7digital yesterday announced it is powering a new app for Christian music consumers in the US called...

CMU:DIY to return to The Roundhouse this weekend
CMU:DIY to return to The Roundhouse this weekend

5 December 2014

The CMU:DIY team will return to The Roundhouse in Camden this Sunday to host the venue's Artist Toolkit Day for the second year...

CMU's One Liners: Ed Sheeran, MIDEM, Camp Bestival and really quite a lot more
CMU's One Liners: Ed Sheeran, MIDEM, Camp Bestival and really quite a lot more

28 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Martin Varsavsky, CEO of WiFi network Fon, is to give a 'Living Room Of The 21st Century'-themed...

UK Music launches Internship Code Of Practice
UK Music launches Internship Code Of Practice

20 November 2014

UK Music yesterday launched a new Internship Code Of Practice for the good old music industry, in partnership with action group Intern Aware. The...

Kobalt to support Berklee’s Rethink Music initiative
Kobalt to support Berklee’s Rethink Music initiative

19 November 2014

Music rights group Kobalt has announced an alliance with the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, which will see the former provide the...

Final CMU Insights course of the year upcoming
Final CMU Insights course of the year upcoming

17 November 2014

Two weeks today it will be December, which is scary, but it will also see the final of our CMU Insights evening seminar...

New breakfast event for music community kicks off on Sunday
New breakfast event for music community kicks off on Sunday

14 November 2014

A new industry event kicks off this weekend at The Jam Tree in Chelsea called the Sunday Girl Breakfast Club, which aims to...

Trends: How could we better communicate copyright?
Trends: How could we better communicate copyright?

12 November 2014

This article appeared in the October 2014 edition of the CMU Trends Report. Buy our reports from the CMU Shop or get every edition by...

CMU's One Liners: Taylor fucking Swift, Liverpool Sound City, Mark Ronson, oh and probably some other stuff
CMU's One Liners: Taylor fucking Swift, Liverpool Sound City, Mark Ronson, oh and probably some other stuff

11 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • You didn't think we'd make it through a whole day without mentioning her, did you? Taylor Swift...

CMU's One Liners: Tom Odell, StubHub, MIDEM and even more than that
CMU's One Liners: Tom Odell, StubHub, MIDEM and even more than that

6 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • StubHub president Chris Tsakalakis has stepped down from the position, leaving the secondary ticketing firm with immediate...

Final CMU Insights course of the year announced, music rights fully explained
Final CMU Insights course of the year announced, music rights fully explained

3 November 2014

CMU Insights, the training and consultancy side of this here operation, has announced its final seminar series for 2014, a three session programme...

CMU's One Liners: Flashback Records, EDM conferences, Bob Dylan and more
CMU's One Liners: Flashback Records, EDM conferences, Bob Dylan and more

3 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • London based retail chain Flashback Records has opened a third shop, this one on Bethnal Green Road...

Music Venue Trust announces London conference
Music Venue Trust announces London conference

30 October 2014

The Music Venue Trust has announced Venues Day, an event due to take place at the Southbank Centre in London on 9 Dec. Aiming...

City Showcase finalises programme for Apple Store seminars
City Showcase finalises programme for Apple Store seminars

24 October 2014

The full programme has been confirmed for the previously reported 'Finding The Future', three days of talks and panels on all things music...

CMU's One Liners: Sony/ATV, Son Lux, Slim Twig and more
CMU's One Liners: Sony/ATV, Son Lux, Slim Twig and more

23 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Sony's music publishing house Sony/ATV has promoted one Rich Christina to the position of SVP, Head Of...

CMU's One Liners: IMS, Sankeys, Mykki Blanco and more
CMU's One Liners: IMS, Sankeys, Mykki Blanco and more

15 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Don your sailors' caps, everyone, the International Music Summit is shipping out to Singapore. Pete Tong will...

Iggy Pop delivers his John Peel Lecture
Iggy Pop delivers his John Peel Lecture

14 October 2014

So Iggy Pop - you know, the Iggy with the Pop - gave his John Peel Lecture at the Radio Festival yesterday. It's...

Copyright education should begin with the rights owners, says CMU Business Editor
Copyright education should begin with the rights owners, says CMU Business Editor

13 October 2014

Hot on the heels of Mike Weatherley MP's report on copyright education, published on Friday, CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke has penned a...

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