BMG acquires Infectious Music
BMG acquires Infectious Music

2 September 2014

The still rather acquisitive BMG has announced it has acquired Infectious, which will bring the UK indie's acts to its recordings roster, and...

Government's culture man talks tough on copyright at BPI AGM
Government's culture man talks tough on copyright at BPI AGM

2 September 2014

The government's culture man, former city boy Sajid Javid, talked tough about copyright enforcement at the Annual General Meeting of record industry trade...

ATP's dispute with Dash continues, Paypal issuing refunds instead
ATP's dispute with Dash continues, Paypal issuing refunds instead

1 September 2014

ATP remains in dispute with Dash Tickets over responsibility for issuing refunds to Jabberwocky ticketholders. However, in its latest statement, the independent promoter...

Possible setback for the labels in ongoing dispute with Sirius over pre-1972 recordings
Possible setback for the labels in ongoing dispute with Sirius over pre-1972 recordings

29 August 2014

The American record industry isn't going to get a speedy resolution to the grand debate over what, exactly, is the deal with sound...

Kim Dotcom fights to keep finances a secret
Kim Dotcom fights to keep finances a secret

28 August 2014

Kim Dotcom's finances have been discussed in a New Zealand court once again, as the various legal shenanigans in relation to his former...

A2IM backs .music TLD bid
A2IM backs .music TLD bid

28 August 2014

The trade body for indie labels in the US, A2IM, has added its support to one of the bids to control the .music...

MIA's long-running middle finger dispute with NFL is over
MIA's long-running middle finger dispute with NFL is over

27 August 2014

MIA's long-running dispute with Super Bowl owner the National Football League is at an end, with an undisclosed settlement having been reached. As...

Cliff Richard returns to UK to face police questions about assault claims
Cliff Richard returns to UK to face police questions about assault claims

26 August 2014

Cliff Richard flew back to the UK from his home in Portugal this weekend to speak to police investigating allegations of an historical...

Morrissey's latest album is no longer any of Universal's business
Morrissey's latest album is no longer any of Universal's business

22 August 2014

Hey, so it turns out Morrissey was right. His deal with Universal/Capitol's Harvest imprint really has come to an end, and his latest...

SoundCloud introduces ad-funded monetised accounts
SoundCloud introduces ad-funded monetised accounts

21 August 2014

SoundCloud has this morning announced long anticipated changes to its accounts for content owners, which will introduce advertising into the mix and allow...

Vevo owners no longer considering a sale
Vevo owners no longer considering a sale

20 August 2014

If you were thinking of buying yourself a Vevo, but were waiting until pay day next week before making your bid, well, you...

Online music video ratings to be tested in October
Online music video ratings to be tested in October

19 August 2014

That PM bloke you all love so much, David Cameron, yesterday confirmed that the BPI and the British Board Of Film Classification will...

ATP hits back at Dash and Zeitgeist over Jabberwocky
ATP hits back at Dash and Zeitgeist over Jabberwocky

18 August 2014

Independent promoter ATP has hit out at claims made by two companies involved in its Jabberwocky festival, following the event's last minute cancellation...

MEP meets with jailed Pirate Bay founder
MEP meets with jailed Pirate Bay founder

15 August 2014

Julia Reda, a Member of the European Parliament, was due to meet with one-time Pirate Bay spokesman Peter Sunde in jail yesterday, telling...

ATP puts refund responsibility on Dash, Pitchfork clarifies Jabberwocky involvement
ATP puts refund responsibility on Dash, Pitchfork clarifies Jabberwocky involvement

14 August 2014

So, 24 hours away from what would have been its scheduled start time, the fallout from ATP's cancelled Jabberwocky festival continues. As previously reported,...

ATP cancels Jabberwocky festival with just three days notice
ATP cancels Jabberwocky festival with just three days notice

13 August 2014

Independent promoter ATP has announced the cancellation of this weekend's Jabberwocky festival in London. Due to take place over two days at London's...

Clones of proxy server taken down by police begin to emerge
Clones of proxy server taken down by police begin to emerge

12 August 2014

Clones of proxy service Immunicity have begun appearing online, less than a week after the original was taken offline by the City Of...

US National Association Of Broadcasters opposes changes to ASCAP and BMI consent decrees
US National Association Of Broadcasters opposes changes to ASCAP and BMI consent decrees

11 August 2014

After collecting societies ASCAP and BMI both came out last week and suggested that the US government loosen up the country's collective licensing...

ASCAP echoes BMI proposals in US publishing system review
ASCAP echoes BMI proposals in US publishing system review

8 August 2014

ASCAP has now followed BMI in making a submission to the US Department Of Justice's review of the collective licensing system in American....

Merlin and Pandora announce partnership
Merlin and Pandora announce partnership

7 August 2014

Indie label digital rights body Merlin has announced a new deal with Pandora, which will result in the US streaming service's first direct...

IFPI Austria calls for web-blocks citing European ruling
IFPI Austria calls for web-blocks citing European ruling

6 August 2014

The record industry in Austria has called on five internet service providers in the country to block a number of file-sharing sites, including...

HMV increases its market share
HMV increases its market share

5 August 2014

So, perhaps you should have all listened to the boss of the rescued HMV, Hilco's Paul McGowan, when he told the Telegraph last...

Alt-Fest organisers confirm cancellation, blame high costs and low ticket sales
Alt-Fest organisers confirm cancellation, blame high costs and low ticket sales

4 August 2014

Alt-Fest's organisers issued a lengthy statement on Friday evening, confirming that the event has been cancelled two weeks before it was due to...

Vince Power banned from promoting events until PRS dispute resolved
Vince Power banned from promoting events until PRS dispute resolved

1 August 2014

Veteran festival promoter Vince Power has been banned from staging live events in the UK until he settles a dispute with collecting society...

Kim Dotcom assets back in court
Kim Dotcom assets back in court

31 July 2014

So, the assets of MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom were being discussed in court again this week, on two separate levels. First up, as...

Global management group joins call for more transparency in digital dealing
Global management group joins call for more transparency in digital dealing

30 July 2014

Following the indie label community's recent Fair Digital Deals Declaration, which saw hundreds of independent record companies commit to be fair and transparent...

New PIPCU initiative aims to invade the piracy ad spots
New PIPCU initiative aims to invade the piracy ad spots

29 July 2014

The City Of London Police's IP Crime unit has announced a new initiative which aims to replace advertising on piracy websites with warning...

CMU goes live at The Roundhouse TONIGHT
CMU goes live at The Roundhouse TONIGHT

29 July 2014

If you're free tonight and looking for some music industry chat, then look no further than CMU's live podcast recording at The Roundhouse. Dan...

US official suggests providing unlicensed streams become a felony
US official suggests providing unlicensed streams become a felony

28 July 2014

An official from the US Department Of Justice last week told Congress that the penalty for operating an illegal streaming operation should be...

Join CMU live at The Roundhouse tomorrow night
Join CMU live at The Roundhouse tomorrow night

28 July 2014

The biggest news stories in the music industry month just gone will be discussed live by CMU Editor Andy Malt and a panel...

  • BMG acquires Infectious Music
  • Government’s culture man talks tough on copyright at BPI AGM
  • Cee Lo Green pleads no contest to drugs charges, deletes Twitter account
  • Tony Wadsworth departs BPI with rally call for labels
  • 8tracks raises more finance
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