Prince makes up with Warner Music, re-release campaign planned
Prince makes up with Warner Music, re-release campaign planned

22 April 2014

Prince has entered into a new deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he rather famously fell out with nearly two decades ago. The...

Full Great Escape Convention Schedule now live
Full Great Escape Convention Schedule now live

17 April 2014

A full session-by-session guide to the CMU Insights-programmed Great Escape Convention is now online, as this year's conversations programme also goes live. And in...

War Horse musicians fail in first legal bid to get jobs back
War Horse musicians fail in first legal bid to get jobs back

16 April 2014

Five musicians made redundant from the West End production of 'War Horse' have failed in their first legal bid to get reappointed. As previously...

Weatherley calls for more funding for City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit
Weatherley calls for more funding for City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit

15 April 2014

Although the UK government's Department For Business, Innovation & Skills has committed to fund the previously reported Intellectual Property Crime Unit of the...

Aborted AEG sale has informed future direction of the live giant, says CEO
Aborted AEG sale has informed future direction of the live giant, says CEO

14 April 2014

Live music giant AEG has plans for further expansion, according to the Wall Street Journal, having regrouped after an aborted attempt to sell...

MTV's official streaming chart to be first, ahead of 4Music's official streaming chart which will be second
MTV's official streaming chart to be first, ahead of 4Music's official streaming chart which will be second

14 April 2014

Now, I'm sure you all remember - because we reported it last week, and you re-read every story last night ahead of this...

Labels sue MegaUpload
Labels sue MegaUpload

11 April 2014

Not wishing to be left out of the MegaUpload litigation party - because you wouldn't want to be, would you - the US...

City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit makes arrest as Operation Creative continues
City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit makes arrest as Operation Creative continues

10 April 2014

The City Of London Police's IP Crime Unit made an arrest on Monday in relation to a number of copyright infringing streaming link...

Culture Secretary Maria Miller resigns
Culture Secretary Maria Miller resigns

9 April 2014

Culture Secretary Maria Miller has resigned this morning, following a high profile row over expenses claims on a second home. A parliamentary inquiry found...

Beggars reviewing 50/50 streaming split with artists
Beggars reviewing 50/50 streaming split with artists

8 April 2014

In a lively debate about the ever-evolving streaming music sector, and the royalties artists earn from it, Beggars Group digital chief Simon Wheeler...

Rome ruling could slow down web-block campaign in Italy
Rome ruling could slow down web-block campaign in Italy

7 April 2014

An appeal court ruling in Rome could slow down the issuing of web-block injunctions in Italy, a country where the forced blocking of...

Jason Iley confirmed as CEO for Sony Music UK
Jason Iley confirmed as CEO for Sony Music UK

4 April 2014

So who had Jason Iley in the "they're obviously gonna replace Nick Gatfield at Sony Music UK whatever they're saying right now, aren't...

Beats sells most of Topspin, to be merged in with BandMerch/Cinder Block
Beats sells most of Topspin, to be merged in with BandMerch/Cinder Block

4 April 2014

So you know how Beats Music bought direct-to-fan company Topspin way back in the heady days of March? It was an acquisition that...

Majors sue vKontakte
Majors sue vKontakte

3 April 2014

Sometimes controversial Russian social networking company vKontakte, or vk.com, which is basically Russia's equivalent of Facebook (down to the colour scheme and page...

More stats as IFPI releases annual numbers book
More stats as IFPI releases annual numbers book

2 April 2014

The stat dudes at the International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry released their biggest annual dose of stats yesterday in the form of...

Drafts for new copyright exemptions published
Drafts for new copyright exemptions published

1 April 2014

The Intellectual Property Office last week published draft statutory instruments that will amend IP law in the UK to expand the number of...

Miami mayor questions Ultra Festival future after stampede critically injures security guard
Miami mayor questions Ultra Festival future after stampede critically injures security guard

31 March 2014

A security guard is in an "extremely critical" condition after being injured during an incident at the flagship edition of the Ultra dance...

Thicke pulls out of Juno Awards slot
Thicke pulls out of Juno Awards slot

31 March 2014

Robin Thicke pulled out of Canada's big awards show, the Juno Awards, this weekend, after doctors ordered a "mandatory vocal rest". Though there...

The Blurred Lines debate to go under the spotlight as more Great Escape convention strands confirmed
The Blurred Lines debate to go under the spotlight as more Great Escape convention strands confirmed

28 March 2014

With just six weeks to go until The Great Escape 2014 in Brighton, today we announce details of four more of the CMU...

European courts clear the web-blocks
European courts clear the web-blocks

28 March 2014

You know that web-blocking we've all be doing, by which I mean you've all been doing, by which I mean you there record...

Fourth SXSW crash victim dies
Fourth SXSW crash victim dies

28 March 2014

A fourth person has died from injuries sustained when a drunk driver hit a crowd at the SXSW festival in Texas earlier this...

Robertson facing $41 million damages bill from MP3tunes case
Robertson facing $41 million damages bill from MP3tunes case

27 March 2014

Ah, American juries and the copyright damages they award. So, Michael Robertson, having lost the most recent instalment in his long running legal...

Legal report measures growth of takedown issuing in last five years
Legal report measures growth of takedown issuing in last five years

26 March 2014

It's no secret that takedown issuing has become a routine part of the rights management game for the entertainment industry in recent years...

NPD report puts focus on mobile music piracy
NPD report puts focus on mobile music piracy

25 March 2014

So people, can you all cope with battling yet another new front in the long-running music piracy war? Though don't worry, enemy number...

VAT rule overhaul could result in 16p increase in MP3 unit pricing
VAT rule overhaul could result in 16p increase in MP3 unit pricing

24 March 2014

The cost of MP3 downloads could rise by 16p next January following a dull looking but actually quite important statement published alongside George...

Beats Music signed up 28,000 people in month one, sources say
Beats Music signed up 28,000 people in month one, sources say

21 March 2014

The all-new super-duper Beats Music - you know, the American streaming service lovingly built from only the world's finest binary code by Dr...

Kate Bush is playing live, and everyone is very excited
Kate Bush is playing live, and everyone is very excited

21 March 2014

Kate Bush is going to perform live, everyone. Kate Bush. The Kate Bush. Yes, her. The shows will take place at the Hammersmith...

Michael Robertson found liable for MP3tunes infringement
Michael Robertson found liable for MP3tunes infringement

20 March 2014

So yes, EMI may no longer exist as a standalone entity, and early-to-market music-based digital locker service MP3tunes may have gone bankrupt, but...

Record industry revenues return to decline, mainly because of Japan
Record industry revenues return to decline, mainly because of Japan

19 March 2014

This time last year the record industry was happy, because the International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry had just confirmed that, after over...

Streaming income booms, though downloads and CDs remain biggest earners
Streaming income booms, though downloads and CDs remain biggest earners

19 March 2014

The much hyped boom in streaming music resulted in subscription service revenues at the record labels rising by 51.3% and passing the billion...

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