Spotify's Will Hope to lead re-evaluation of music marketing with CMU Insights at The Great Escape
Spotify's Will Hope to lead re-evaluation of music marketing with CMU Insights at The Great Escape

4 March 2015

Spotify's Director Of Label Relations Will Hope will reveal what factors are driving streams in 2015 at the top of a CMU Insights...

Gaye lawyer says Thicke defence is misleading the jury in 'Blurred Lines' trial
Gaye lawyer says Thicke defence is misleading the jury in 'Blurred Lines' trial

3 March 2015

The attorney speaking for Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in the ongoing 'Blurred Lines' copyright case has made statements that are "confusing, wrong,...

As figures confirm 2014 was challenging for the record industry, will 2015 be better than
As figures confirm 2014 was challenging for the record industry, will 2015 be better than "flat"?

2 March 2015

Despite the 'streaming music boom' and the rather more modest 'vinyl revival' both providing some positive spin, few would deny that 2014 was...

Entertainment retailers publish manifesto, call for more collaboration
Entertainment retailers publish manifesto, call for more collaboration

24 February 2015

The Entertainment Retailers Association this morning published a manifesto which requests for its membership of high street retailers, download and mail-order stores, and...

Global Radio launches its music business Stateside, appoints former AEG Live chief
Global Radio launches its music business Stateside, appoints former AEG Live chief

20 February 2015

Good news if you're one of those people who like companies called Global to actually be global, because Global's gone global. Yes, Global Entertainment...

Library music firm accuses MCNs of abusing its user-generated content service
Library music firm accuses MCNs of abusing its user-generated content service

19 February 2015

A US-based library music company, which was one of the first to capitalise on the rise of bedroom filmmakers seeking music to sync...

Sony/ATV signs new Europe-wide licence with Spotify
Sony/ATV signs new Europe-wide licence with Spotify

18 February 2015

Sony/ATV boss Marty Bandier told the Pre-Grammy Gala earlier this month that he had made it his "number one priority to ensure songwriters...

Swedish songwriters call for more clarity and fairness over digital royalty distribution
Swedish songwriters call for more clarity and fairness over digital royalty distribution

17 February 2015

Swedish songwriters, including some of the country's champion pop makers, have followed the lead of their UK counterparts in going public about what...

Advisors in HMV plc administration earn millions while creditors will receive little
Advisors in HMV plc administration earn millions while creditors will receive little

13 February 2015

Just in case there was any doubt whatsoever (there wasn't), next time a major entertainment retailer goes bust, try your best to be...

Streaming data to be added to the UK albums chart
Streaming data to be added to the UK albums chart

12 February 2015

So, it was confirmed last night that the UK's Official Albums Chart is "being reshaped for the future of music", and possibly the...

BMI v Pandora royalties dispute reaches court
BMI v Pandora royalties dispute reaches court

11 February 2015

The latest skirmish in the music industry's war with Pandora kicked off in New York yesterday as the legal battle over what royalties...

Next Big Sound tops most innovative music company list
Next Big Sound tops most innovative music company list

11 February 2015

And now, it gives me great pleasure - courtesy of the diligent dudes at Fast Company magazine and their ever insightful mission to...

One of the MegaUpload accused is in the US, speculation he's prepared to testify against Dotcom
One of the MegaUpload accused is in the US, speculation he's prepared to testify against Dotcom

10 February 2015

One of the men facing extradition to the US for his involvement in the running of controversial file-transfer company MegaUpload is now in...

Marty Bandier uses Grammys speech to call for more digital dollars to go to songwriters
Marty Bandier uses Grammys speech to call for more digital dollars to go to songwriters

9 February 2015

Marty Bandier, boss of the world's biggest music publisher Sony/ATV, was presented with the President's Merit Award at the Recording Academy's annual Pre-Grammy...

US Copyright Office publishes numerous proposals for overhaul of music licensing
US Copyright Office publishes numerous proposals for overhaul of music licensing

6 February 2015

The US Copyright Office yesterday published a lengthy report proposing a pretty radical overhaul of music copyright in the States - covering both...

BASCA launches campaign over digital income
BASCA launches campaign over digital income

6 February 2015

The British Academy Of Songwriters, Composers And Authors yesterday announced a new campaign called The Day The Music Died, which aims to give...

Iron Maiden call on fans to support secondary ticketing legislation
Iron Maiden call on fans to support secondary ticketing legislation

5 February 2015

Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood has called on fans of the band to write to their MPs in support of stronger regulations for...

US court ruling hinders copyright owners file-sharer letter sending beyond the Copyright Alert System
US court ruling hinders copyright owners file-sharer letter sending beyond the Copyright Alert System

4 February 2015

Attempts by US copyright owners to send warning letters to file-sharers using internet service providers which are not part of the country's Copyright...

Spotify closes Russian office
Spotify closes Russian office

3 February 2015

Spotify has abandoned plans to launch in Russia, with its office in the country due to close later this month. Russian news agency TASS...

The Pirate Bay is back online (more or less)
The Pirate Bay is back online (more or less)

2 February 2015

It's back. Did you miss it? Of course not, you're a copyright respecting, creator supporting, artist enabling, law abiding schmuck. You don't even...

Jay-Z bids for WiMP as Spotify raises more finance
Jay-Z bids for WiMP as Spotify raises more finance

30 January 2015

Ha, and you thought Guvera buying Blinkbox Music was exciting. Now Jay-Z is trying to buy the company behind Nordic streaming platform WiMP...

Sony to shut Music Unlimited and push Spotify on the PlayStation Network, but what about Japan?
Sony to shut Music Unlimited and push Spotify on the PlayStation Network, but what about Japan?

29 January 2015

So, a handful of plums to anyone who had Sony Music Unlimited down as the first streaming music service to shut down in...

Marvin Gaye record will not be played in court during Blurred Lines trial
Marvin Gaye record will not be played in court during Blurred Lines trial

28 January 2015

So it seems that the main qualification for joining the jury in the upcoming and set-to-be-entertaining 'Blurred Lines' court case may just be...

IMPALA launches Digital Action Plan as digital single market plan discussed by European culture committee
IMPALA launches Digital Action Plan as digital single market plan discussed by European culture committee

27 January 2015

As European Commissioner G√ľnther Oettinger heads into the European Parliament later today to discuss plans for a 'Digital Single Market' with the legislature's...

Guvera buys Blinkbox Music
Guvera buys Blinkbox Music

26 January 2015

So, as expected, Guvera has bought Blinkbox Music from Tesco, giving the Australian streaming music company a slice of the UK market for...

As Topshop fails to overturn Rihanna passing off ruling, does it set a precedent?
As Topshop fails to overturn Rihanna passing off ruling, does it set a precedent?

23 January 2015

Topshop has failed to overturn a court ruling that said its sale of a t-shirt featuring a photo of Rihanna amounted to 'passing...

UK announced as featured country at Great Escape 2015, plus topics of core convention strands revealed
UK announced as featured country at Great Escape 2015, plus topics of core convention strands revealed

22 January 2015

The Great Escape returns this May for its tenth anniversary edition, showcasing over 400 new bands across the city of Brighton, with over...

New homepage strengthens belief that Pirate Bay will return next month
New homepage strengthens belief that Pirate Bay will return next month

22 January 2015

For a while now it has been thought that the big bad Pirate Bay was planning to return to an internet near you...

Pirate Party MEP publishes copyright review in European Parliament
Pirate Party MEP publishes copyright review in European Parliament

21 January 2015

A Pirate Party MEP from Germany has published a draft report looking at some key copyright topics across the European Union with a...

European Commission opens in-depth investigation into collecting society joint venture
European Commission opens in-depth investigation into collecting society joint venture

16 January 2015

The European Commission announced on Wednesday that it has opened an "in-depth investigation" into the previously reported joint venture between three of Europe's...

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