Plaintiffs present
Plaintiffs present "smoking gun" in Happy Birthday case

28 July 2015

So, we have a smoking gun. Well, there's smoke. Perhaps someone just put too many...

Korn frontman sued over unpaid legal bill
Korn frontman sued over unpaid legal bill

28 July 2015

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis is being sued over an unpaid legal bill, which relates to...

50 Cent ordered to pay another $2 million in sex tape case
50 Cent ordered to pay another $2 million in sex tape case

27 July 2015

A New York jury last week ordered 50 Cent to pay another $2 million in...

Flo & Eddie fail to stop Sirius handing over $210 million to the majors
Flo & Eddie fail to stop Sirius handing over $210 million to the majors

24 July 2015

One time Turtles, Flo & Eddie, have failed in their bid to get the $210...

SESAC settles anti-trust dispute with US radio industry
SESAC settles anti-trust dispute with US radio industry

24 July 2015

As the regulation of the US music publishing sector's main two performing rights organisations -...

CMU Podcast: Apple, Universal, Spotify, One Direction
CMU Podcast: Apple, Universal, Spotify, One Direction

24 July 2015

CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business,...

10% more consumers tapping legit content online, though one in five still pirate
10% more consumers tapping legit content online, though one in five still pirate

23 July 2015

The number of UK consumers accessing digital content through legal download or streaming platforms has...

Flavor Flav charged for coke-fuelled drive
Flavor Flav charged for coke-fuelled drive

23 July 2015

Not letting the new Public Enemy album get in the way of his regular schedule...

FTC now properly investigating Apple tax on music apps
FTC now properly investigating Apple tax on music apps

22 July 2015

The Federal Trade Commission in the US has now reportedly launched a proper investigation into...

musicFIRST welcomes global support for Fair Play Fair Pay Act
musicFIRST welcomes global support for Fair Play Fair Pay Act

22 July 2015

American music community lobbying group musicFIRST has thanked artists from across the world for lending...

Private copying illegal again in ongoing battle for a levy
Private copying illegal again in ongoing battle for a levy

20 July 2015

You know how you never, I mean never ever, I mean you didn't even consider...

Government opens consultation on tougher sentences for online copyright infringement
Government opens consultation on tougher sentences for online copyright infringement

20 July 2015

The government announced this weekend that it is launching a consultation on plans to increase...

Phil Rudd spends day in jail after allegedly violating terms of home detention
Phil Rudd spends day in jail after allegedly violating terms of home detention

20 July 2015

Former (for the foreseeable) AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd spent yesterday in custody after being caught...

50 Cent sex tape legal battle to continue despite bankruptcy
50 Cent sex tape legal battle to continue despite bankruptcy

20 July 2015

A federal judge in the US has ruled that litigation relating to 50 Cent leaking...

Judge refuses to cut Suge Knight bail
Judge refuses to cut Suge Knight bail

20 July 2015

The judge overseeing the Suge Knight murder case has refused to lower the one time...

Cash Money sues Tidal over Lil Wayne exclusive
Cash Money sues Tidal over Lil Wayne exclusive

17 July 2015

Having signed on as one of Tidal's celebrity backers last month, earlier this month -...

CMU Podcast: Blurred Lines, BBC iPlayer Radio, MIC Coalition, Foo Fighters
CMU Podcast: Blurred Lines, BBC iPlayer Radio, MIC Coalition, Foo Fighters

17 July 2015

CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business,...

Thicke n Pharrell lawyer confirms Blurred Lines appeal
Thicke n Pharrell lawyer confirms Blurred Lines appeal

16 July 2015

No surprises here. The legal rep for Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams has vowed to...

Blurred Lines retrial request denied, though damages cut and no distribution ban
Blurred Lines retrial request denied, though damages cut and no distribution ban

15 July 2015

Ah, the 'Blurred Lines' case. I'm planning on writing a musical about it all you...

Victor in 50 Cent sex tape case requests that bankruptcy not halt proceedings
Victor in 50 Cent sex tape case requests that bankruptcy not halt proceedings

15 July 2015

Lawyers for the woman who 50 Cent was meant to be paying $5 million in...

DMX back in jail
DMX back in jail

15 July 2015

DMX is back in jail, this time for failure to pay child support. The rapper...

Canadian paper circumvents Foo Fighters photographer rules by sending cartoonist
Canadian paper circumvents Foo Fighters photographer rules by sending cartoonist

15 July 2015

If we had a weekly award for being brilliant, this week it would go to...

BBC Radio announces details of app upgrade that resulted in Neil Young ban
BBC Radio announces details of app upgrade that resulted in Neil Young ban

14 July 2015

BBC Radio has announced more details about the upgrade to the iPlayer Radio app which...

FAC hits out at Sony legal filing, welcomes Berklee report
FAC hits out at Sony legal filing, welcomes Berklee report

14 July 2015

The UK's Featured Artists Coalition has responded to last week's court submission by Sony Music...

50 Cent declares himself bankrupt
50 Cent declares himself bankrupt

14 July 2015

50 Cent got rich without dying, so now he's going to have another go. The...

Kendrick Lamar sued over 'The Blacker The Berry' photo
Kendrick Lamar sued over 'The Blacker The Berry' photo

14 July 2015

Kendrick Lamar and friends – well, business partners – have been sued by a photographer...

Flo & Eddie not impressed at the majors' Sirius settlement
Flo & Eddie not impressed at the majors' Sirius settlement

13 July 2015

While artists Flo & Eddie and the American major record companies may have been speaking...

Ritchie Blackmore sues Deep Purple management companies over unpaid royalties
Ritchie Blackmore sues Deep Purple management companies over unpaid royalties

13 July 2015

Former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore is suing two management companies for £750,000, arguing that...

Case against Pirate Bay Four in Belgium collapses
Case against Pirate Bay Four in Belgium collapses

13 July 2015

Having all now served their time in relation to their Swedish convictions for copyright crimes,...

Neil Young, The Doors and others excluded from BBC radio because of rights concerns over iPlayer upgrade
Neil Young, The Doors and others excluded from BBC radio because of rights concerns over iPlayer upgrade

10 July 2015

Songs by Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, Journey and The Doors - including cover versions and...

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