Posthumous child abuse lawsuit against Michael Jackson dismissed
Posthumous child abuse lawsuit against Michael Jackson dismissed

28 May 2015

One of the posthumous molestation lawsuits against Michael Jackson has been dismissed because the accuser waited too long to file his litigation. As...

SFX board backs move back into private ownership
SFX board backs move back into private ownership

27 May 2015

Robert FX Sillerman is one step closer to taking his EDM powerhouse SFX back into private ownership, after the special committee of independent...

International Artist Organisation responds to Sony/Spotify contract leak
International Artist Organisation responds to Sony/Spotify contract leak

26 May 2015

Following the previously reported open letter from the International Music Managers Forum responding to last week's Sony/Spotify contract leak, the recently formed International...

Spotify updates dynamic playlisting, adds non-music content
Spotify updates dynamic playlisting, adds non-music content

21 May 2015

Spotify made some pretty bold moves yesterday in a bid to keep users locked into its player all day and then all night...

Sony's 2011 Spotify contract leaks
Sony's 2011 Spotify contract leaks

20 May 2015

Given the interest in the deals done between major rights owners and the streaming platforms, not to mention the flurry of litigation over...

Spotify announces Starbucks alliance
Spotify announces Starbucks alliance

19 May 2015

Ahead of its big announcement tomorrow, Spotify today confirmed an alliance with Starbucks in the US - set to extend to the UK...

All new Grooveshark taken down, twice and counting
All new Grooveshark taken down, twice and counting

18 May 2015

The all new Grooveshark has been taken down already. Twice. Possibly three times by the time you read this. As previously reported, the...

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...

The Hub presents results of #VoteForMusic campaign at CMU Insights @ The Great Escape
The Hub presents results of #VoteForMusic campaign at CMU Insights @ The Great Escape

15 May 2015

Day two of CMU Insights @ The Great Escape kicked off this morning with the #VoteForMusic keynote, which saw TGE co-founder Martin Elbourne,...

The Great Escape kicks off with CMU's Where We're At keynote
The Great Escape kicks off with CMU's Where We're At keynote

14 May 2015

CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke kicked off CMU Insights @ The Great Escape this morning with his traditional Where We're At keynote, identifying...

Warner boss cautious over abandoning freemium
Warner boss cautious over abandoning freemium

12 May 2015

Pending investigations by the US Department Of Justice and Securities & Exchange Commission, it's really just rumour that Apple has been piling on...

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...

With Apple still to secure licences for new look iTunes, will it meet June deadline?
With Apple still to secure licences for new look iTunes, will it meet June deadline?

6 May 2015

So, will Apple actually unveil the all-new iTunesBeatsStream service at its Worldwide Developers Conference next month, as has been expected for a while...

Apple accused of pressuring the record industry to abandon freemium streams
Apple accused of pressuring the record industry to abandon freemium streams

5 May 2015

In this busy world in which we live it can be hard to keep track can't it? For example, who is the bigger...

Grooveshark 2007-2015
Grooveshark 2007-2015

1 May 2015

The music industry will be dining on a generous helping of shark fin soup tonight after finally forcing the always contentious not-really-licensed streaming...

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...

Former Sony Corp vice chairman hits out at firm's current strategy, calls for more
Former Sony Corp vice chairman hits out at firm's current strategy, calls for more "engineers" on the board

29 April 2015

Whereas it was a tetchy shareholder who recently laid into management strategy at Universal Music owner Vivendi, it's a former vice chairman hitting...

Canadian ministers asked to reform anti-piracy 'notice and notice' scheme
Canadian ministers asked to reform anti-piracy 'notice and notice' scheme

28 April 2015

As the Canadian government sets about with its plans to extend the sound recording copyright term from 50 to 70 years, ministers in...

Grooveshark could face mega-damages bill in Universal legal battle
Grooveshark could face mega-damages bill in Universal legal battle

27 April 2015

Could this be the beginning of the end for often controversial streaming service Grooveshark? The "YouTube of audio" in that it lets users...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tidal CEO out as post-relaunch staffing rejig begins
Tidal CEO out as post-relaunch staffing rejig begins

20 April 2015

When Andy Chen, CEO of WiMP/Tidal since June 2013, told Music Week that Jay-Z's acquisition of the company was a "game-changing move" he...

North American EDM business worth $1.9 billion
North American EDM business worth $1.9 billion

20 April 2015

The EDM business in North America is worth about $1.9 billion according to research presented at IMS Engage in LA last week. That...

Federal appeals court agrees to review pre-1972 case
Federal appeals court agrees to review pre-1972 case

17 April 2015

A federal appeals court in the US has agreed to review one of the previously reported pre-1972 legal battles that is occurring in...

Universal proposes settlement in long running digital royalties dispute
Universal proposes settlement in long running digital royalties dispute

16 April 2015

Phew, all three of the major labels might just have their long running disputes with artists over download revenues fully resolved at least...

Radio royalties for labels back on the agenda in Washington as Fair Play, Fair Pay Act unveiled
Radio royalties for labels back on the agenda in Washington as Fair Play, Fair Pay Act unveiled

14 April 2015

The latest efforts by the American record industry to force terrestrial radio stations to pay royalties to labels solidified around a new piece...

All-new vinyl charts launched ahead of Record Store Day
All-new vinyl charts launched ahead of Record Store Day

13 April 2015

Because there can never be enough music charts - in fact, next month we're launching the Music Charts Chart, tracking which of the...

Majors sue accused music leaker
Majors sue accused music leaker

10 April 2015

All three major record companies are suing a Swedish man who faces criminal charges for allegedly hacking the email accounts of music industry...

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