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 the entire internet being censored offline by the...

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, in the end it took just...

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 compensation for the introduction of a private copy...

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 walk down the queue handing out refreshments. After...

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 trade bodies that have spoken out about the...

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 holders would authorise their content" for the new...

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 economy in the latest edition of its 'Wish...

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 live on 30 Jun - chatter remains about...

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 not picking up the streaming service when Tesco...

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 Friday. Though come to think of it, that's...

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 allegations made against Apple that it had been...

Apple Music finally unveiled
Apple Music finally unveiled

9 June 2015

So now we know why Apple bought Beats. It saw the headphone seller launch the most overhyped underwhelming streaming service of the year...

Indies enter the breakage debate
Indies enter the breakage debate

8 June 2015

It seems inevitable that this week in music will be dominated by the launch of an all-new music service by Apple. And Sony...

SoundCloud signs licensing deal with Merlin
SoundCloud signs licensing deal with Merlin

5 June 2015

It's BBC Music Day everybody! Yes, BBC Music Day. All day. A whole day of music. As instituted by the British Broadcasting Corporation....

Universal publishing chief addresses questions around direct licensing of digital
Universal publishing chief addresses questions around direct licensing of digital

4 June 2015

The newish boss of Universal's music publishing business Jody Gerson has sent a memo to her staff worldwide (published by Hits Daily Double...

More speculation ahead of Apple's big music announcement
More speculation ahead of Apple's big music announcement

3 June 2015

As Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference approaches, the Wall Street Journal has been digging hard to try to work out what the tech...

PRS extends live licence review
PRS extends live licence review

2 June 2015

PRS For Music yesterday announced it was extending the consultation period on its latest review of the royalties paid by concert and festival...

Sony not pulling Beyonce off Tidal
Sony not pulling Beyonce off Tidal

1 June 2015

While it would be highly amusing if Sony Music did pull tracks by some of Tidal's celebrity 'shareholders' off the streaming platform -...

BMI hones in on some key points in its Pandora ruling
BMI hones in on some key points in its Pandora ruling

29 May 2015

With the US publishing sector having felt increasingly on the back foot in its battle for higher royalties from the digital services, and...

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...

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