Music publishers set to hate at least one DoJ reform to US collective licensing
Music publishers set to hate at least one DoJ reform to US collective licensing

31 July 2015

What he gives with one hand he takes away with another. God that is. The...

German publishers up the ante in digital pie debate
German publishers up the ante in digital pie debate

30 July 2015

Ah, the digital pie debate. If I had a pie for every time I've written...

Controversial Russian social network reaches 'goodwill agreement' with Sony Music
Controversial Russian social network reaches 'goodwill agreement' with Sony Music

29 July 2015

Often controversial - in music industry circles, at least - Russian social networking giant and...

Amazon Prime Music arrives in the UK
Amazon Prime Music arrives in the UK

28 July 2015

There has been lots of debate this year about the music industry needing to develop...

UK market tops 500 million streams per week
UK market tops 500 million streams per week

27 July 2015

The record industry has always been pretty stats-happy, though over the last year or so...

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...

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...

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...

European societies formally launch their speedy digital rights hub
European societies formally launch their speedy digital rights hub

21 July 2015

Good news for fans of joined up collective licensing, the UK, German and Swedish music...

Government announces fundamental review of the BBC
Government announces fundamental review of the BBC

17 July 2015

Despite its various PR challenges in recent years, if there's one thing that's going to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sony Music on Spotify equity issue: no obligation to ensure
Sony Music on Spotify equity issue: no obligation to ensure "greatest yields" for artists

9 July 2015

When Sony Music's original American contract with Spotify leaked in May, all eyes fell on...

Commercial radio chart show to stay in Sunday slot despite New Music Fridays
Commercial radio chart show to stay in Sunday slot despite New Music Fridays

8 July 2015

So, are you all ready for New Music Fridays? Did you buy a new hat?...

SESAC buys Harry Fox Agency
SESAC buys Harry Fox Agency

7 July 2015

The US music publishing sector is set to get a combined rights collective licensing organisation...

NME to relaunch as free title
NME to relaunch as free title

6 July 2015

So, after much speculation, music weekly NME is finally going free, following the lead of...

Australia passes web-blocking laws
Australia passes web-blocking laws

23 June 2015

Hey Australia, worry not, we've had web-blocking for ages now, and it's not resulted in...

Apple u-turns on royalty free trial after Taylor Swift speaks
Apple u-turns on royalty free trial after Taylor Swift speaks

22 June 2015

So after a week of stern statements, critical commentaries and veiled threats from across the...

Music industry wins judicial review on private copy levy
Music industry wins judicial review on private copy levy

19 June 2015

The High Court in London has sided with the music industry in its battle for...

Beggars goes public on Apple Music deal
Beggars goes public on Apple Music deal

18 June 2015

So, the official Apple Music 'diss line' is getting rather long isn't it? Spotify should...

German trade group publishes open letter to Apple chiefs
German trade group publishes open letter to Apple chiefs

18 June 2015

Elsewhere in the Apple Music debate, it's not just the UK and US indie label...

AIM won't endorse Apple Music deal that has
AIM won't endorse Apple Music deal that has "serious short-term consequences" for labels

17 June 2015

After American independent label trade body A2IM said it was "struggling to understand why rights...

UK music tourism generated £3.1 billion last year
UK music tourism generated £3.1 billion last year

16 June 2015

UK Music has published new figures on the contribution music tourism makes to the UK...

American indie labels group A2IM questions Apple Music deal
American indie labels group A2IM questions Apple Music deal

15 June 2015

A week on from the unveiling of the all-new Apple Music - set to go...

Blinkbox Music back up for sale as company goes into administration
Blinkbox Music back up for sale as company goes into administration

12 June 2015

Blinkbox Music is up for sale again, just in case you were kicking yourself for...

New Music Friday unveiled as prep underway for global release day
New Music Friday unveiled as prep underway for global release day

11 June 2015

Welcome to New Music Friday. No, not today. Not even tomorrow. Tomorrow is CMU Podcast...

American Attorneys General also investigating Apple's digital music dealings
American Attorneys General also investigating Apple's digital music dealings

10 June 2015

Following the news that America's Department Of Justice and Federal Trade Commission were both investigating...

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