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...

DoJ expected to support partial withdrawal in consent decree review
DoJ expected to support partial withdrawal in consent decree review

8 April 2015

The US Department Of Justice is expected to green light partial withdrawal from collective licensing after its review of the American music publishing...

Has the osprey landed? T site squabble continues
Has the osprey landed? T site squabble continues

7 April 2015

The future of more festivals should depend on where an osprey chooses to nest, it would make the whole sector a lot more...

Sony hits back in 19 lawsuit, claims it overpaid former Idols
Sony hits back in 19 lawsuit, claims it overpaid former Idols

2 April 2015

Sony Music has bounced a countersuit back at 19 Entertainment, having failed to have most of a lawsuit filed against it by the...

ISP and music publishers squabble over financial data in safe harbour test case
ISP and music publishers squabble over financial data in safe harbour test case

1 April 2015

As the so called safe harbour rules protecting tech firms from liability for copyright infringement are debated in Europe, a legal case in...

Tidal relaunches, did you wave?
Tidal relaunches, did you wave?

31 March 2015

Not since Paul Tonkinson and Amanda Byram took over the reins on 'The Big Breakfast' has a relaunch been this exciting! So yes, as...

Irish ISP is forced to set up three-strikes
Irish ISP is forced to set up three-strikes

30 March 2015

The High Court in Ireland has told internet service provider UPC that it must introduce a three-strikes system to help combat online piracy....

Finnish digital rights case could set interesting precedent over pre-iTunes catalogue
Finnish digital rights case could set interesting precedent over pre-iTunes catalogue

27 March 2015

A potentially important test case being fought in the Finnish courts has ruled in favour of the family of a late artist who...

Beastie Boys gain summary judgement on TufAmerica case
Beastie Boys gain summary judgement on TufAmerica case

26 March 2015

The Beastie Boys have emerged victorious from a lawsuit accusing them of copyright infringement over unauthorised samples on their 1989 album, 'Paul's Boutique'. As...

Radio 1 Chart Show to move to Friday as global release day kicks in
Radio 1 Chart Show to move to Friday as global release day kicks in

24 March 2015

As expected, Radio 1's 'Official Chart Show' is moving to a new day so that it can still be the first place that...

WiMP brand to be phased out as Jay-Z takes control of Tidal
WiMP brand to be phased out as Jay-Z takes control of Tidal

23 March 2015

So, we can officially stop saying Tidal/WiMP to refer to the streaming service that began in the Nordics as WiMP but launched as...

Universal preparing to settle digital royalty class actions
Universal preparing to settle digital royalty class actions

20 March 2015

Universal Music is set to follow Sony Music and Warner Music in proposing a settlement to the widespread and long-running dispute - especially...

Sony fails to knock out 19's Idol stars lawsuit
Sony fails to knock out 19's Idol stars lawsuit

18 March 2015

Sony Music has failed to have a wide-ranging lawsuit filed by 19 Entertainment a year ago dismissed, though some elements of the case...

New research provides insights into what UK consumers think about music
New research provides insights into what UK consumers think about music

18 March 2015

Media Insight Consulting, the consultancy business set up last year by former Universal Music Global Insight Director Chris Carey, has released some top-line...

Pirate Bay blocks fall after SSL switch
Pirate Bay blocks fall after SSL switch

17 March 2015

Access to The Pirate Bay has been unhindered by most UK internet service providers for possibly a few weeks now, it has emerged,...

'Blurred Lines' lawyer confirms appeals will follow
'Blurred Lines' lawyer confirms appeals will follow

16 March 2015

A hot contender for least surprising development of the year, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' legal man Howard King has told Fox he...

Gaye family discuss 'Blurred Lines' win
Gaye family discuss 'Blurred Lines' win

12 March 2015

The Gaye family discussed the surprise ruling in their favour in the long-running 'Blurred Lines' copyright dispute with CBS's Entertainment Tonight yesterday, describing...

Gaye family win Blurred Lines dispute
Gaye family win Blurred Lines dispute

11 March 2015

OK, let's see if I can do this without resorting to the gag about it being a great day for 'Gaye rights'. So,...

Hodgson and Weatherley welcome Commons support for ticket touting rules, but point to importance of future review
Hodgson and Weatherley welcome Commons support for ticket touting rules, but point to importance of future review

10 March 2015

As the reworked version of the secondary ticketing rules set to be added to the Consumer Rights Bill were debated in the House...

How are Apple's plans impacting on the freemium debate?
How are Apple's plans impacting on the freemium debate?

9 March 2015

So speculation continues to mount about what Apple has planned for its new fangled iTunes-Beats mash up service, and about the general mood...

Blurred Lines trial moves to jury deliberations
Blurred Lines trial moves to jury deliberations

6 March 2015

We could find out later today whether pop monstrosity 'Blurred Lines' infringed Marvin Gaye classic 'Got To Give It Up', with the jury...

Minority shareholder group at Aspiro comes out against Jay-Z bid
Minority shareholder group at Aspiro comes out against Jay-Z bid

5 March 2015

Jay-Z's bid to enter the streaming market by buying the Nordic company behind WiMP and Tidal has seemingly hit a hurdle, as an...

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...

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