PRS sues SoundCloud
PRS sues SoundCloud

28 August 2015

So, in what was threatening to be a quiet news week, PRS yesterday informed its...

PRS's memo to members about its SoundCloud litigation
PRS's memo to members about its SoundCloud litigation

28 August 2015

After careful consideration, and following five years of unsuccessful negotiations, we now find ourselves in...

BASCA backs PRS action against SoundCloud
BASCA backs PRS action against SoundCloud

28 August 2015

The British Academy Of Songwriters, Composers And Authors yesterday gave its backing to PRS's litigation...

Tyler, The Creator says UK gig cancellations were down to visa issues
Tyler, The Creator says UK gig cancellations were down to visa issues

27 August 2015

So, the "circumstances" that have prevented Tyler, The Creator from playing the Reading and Leeds...

Lawyers say the US government should buy servers holding lost MegaUpload data
Lawyers say the US government should buy servers holding lost MegaUpload data

26 August 2015

Legal reps for MegaUpload have argued that the American government should buy the shed load...

Sony Music acquires Century Media Records
Sony Music acquires Century Media Records

25 August 2015

Sony Music has acquired German metal label Century Media Records. Terms of the deal are...

Spotify apologises for confusion over new privacy terms
Spotify apologises for confusion over new privacy terms

24 August 2015

So people got a bit nippy after reading Spotify's new terms and conditions last week,...

Talent agency UTA boosts music credentials by acquiring The Agency Group
Talent agency UTA boosts music credentials by acquiring The Agency Group

21 August 2015

Following rumours to this effect earlier this week, the United Talent Agency has acquired The...

New Spotify terms seek to crack down on playlist payola
New Spotify terms seek to crack down on playlist payola

20 August 2015

The word 'payola' has been back on the lips of record industry execs with increased...

Kim Dotcom posts pre-MegaUpload shutdown chat with Universal where collaboration is on the agenda
Kim Dotcom posts pre-MegaUpload shutdown chat with Universal where collaboration is on the agenda

19 August 2015

So this is fun. Kim Dotcom has posted a recording of a phone call he...

Server firm seeks to finally delete the old MegaUpload files
Server firm seeks to finally delete the old MegaUpload files

18 August 2015

So, as I'm sure you all remember with some precision, back in 2012 when the...

Sillerman fails to finance SFX buy-back bid, opening a new seven week window for alternative proposals
Sillerman fails to finance SFX buy-back bid, opening a new seven week window for alternative proposals

17 August 2015

Robert Sillerman has failed to secure enough finance to take his company, SFX Entertainment, back...

Ultra Records settles legal squabble with YouTube star
Ultra Records settles legal squabble with YouTube star

14 August 2015

Dance label Ultra Records has settled its ongoing legal tussle with YouTube star Michelle Phan. As...

New Vevo boss courting Warner Music
New Vevo boss courting Warner Music

13 August 2015

There was a time when Warner Music could always be relied upon to be the...

Big tech hits out at web-block case in the US – calls it SOPA by the back door
Big tech hits out at web-block case in the US – calls it SOPA by the back door

12 August 2015

Remember that time Wikipedia went black – but then came back – having had SOPA...

Latest SFX figures published as chatter about Sillerman's buy-back continues
Latest SFX figures published as chatter about Sillerman's buy-back continues

11 August 2015

Following all the kerfuffle around Beatport royalty payments last week, its parent company SFX Entertainment...

Beatport to pay
Beatport to pay "trapped" royalties this week

10 August 2015

Beatport has said that it will pay "trapped" royalties to labels this week, after saying...

More strange goings on with SFX shares, as Beatport payment delays continue
More strange goings on with SFX shares, as Beatport payment delays continue

7 August 2015

This whole SFX saga is getting to the point where I need a diagram. I...

Apple Music has eleven million subscribers, licence in place for five Beats channels
Apple Music has eleven million subscribers, licence in place for five Beats channels

6 August 2015

So, Apple Music has eleven million subscribers, with two million on the family plan. And...

Kobalt-owned collecting society announces global deal with Apple Music
Kobalt-owned collecting society announces global deal with Apple Music

5 August 2015

Kobalt, in its ongoing bid to re-invent song licensing, yesterday announced the first big global...

Live Nation acquires MAMA in UK as German expansion announced
Live Nation acquires MAMA in UK as German expansion announced

4 August 2015

Live Nation's bid for world domination continues with two key deals in Europe, acquiring MAMA...

Vivendi confirms Lucian Grainge deal at Universal extended until at least 2020
Vivendi confirms Lucian Grainge deal at Universal extended until at least 2020

3 August 2015

Lucian Grainge will continue to run the world's biggest music rights company until at least...

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...

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