Sony/ATV boss says complete withdrawal is an option in US collective licensing dispute
Sony/ATV boss says complete withdrawal is an option in US collective licensing dispute

The big boss of the biggest of all the music publishers, Marty Bandier of Sony/ATV/EMI,...

Police call for witnesses to Sonisphere attack
Police call for witnesses to Sonisphere attack

A man is recovering after being attacked at Sonisphere last week. George Cook was beaten...

Singapore parliament passes web-blocks
Singapore parliament passes web-blocks

Web-blocking is close to becoming a reality in Singapore after the island nation's parliament approved...

Russell Simmons' digital label partners with Samsung
Russell Simmons' digital label partners with Samsung

Russell Simmons and Steve Rifkind have announced a partnership between Samsung's Milk Music streaming service...

SoundCloud reportedly offering equity to major labels as it seeks licensing deals
SoundCloud reportedly offering equity to major labels as it seeks licensing deals

SoundCloud is offering the three major labels equity in the company, in exchange for both...

Bop.fm secures $2 million in funding
Bop.fm secures $2 million in funding

It's all about the playlists in 2014, we all know that. People are navigating the...

MusicTank puts the focus on new music technologies
MusicTank puts the focus on new music technologies

The next MusicTank panel event will take place on 16 Sep in London, with the...

PRS confirms Global Repertoire Database
PRS confirms Global Repertoire Database "cannot" move forward, pledges to find "alternative ways"

UK collecting society PRS For Music confirmed this morning that the grand Global Repertoire Database...

New board members appointed at AIM AGM
New board members appointed at AIM AGM

It was the Annual General Meeting of the Association Of Independent Music yesterday, and in...

Some Proper appointments
Some Proper appointments

Proper Music Distribution yesterday confirmed a number of promotions, with Carol Zuma becoming Head Of...

Brian Message stands down as MMF Chair
Brian Message stands down as MMF Chair

After four years in the job, Brian Message, he of ATC Management or "Radiohead's manager"...

Indie Label Market happening this weekend
Indie Label Market happening this weekend

What are you doing this coming Saturday? Mmmhmm. Mmmhmm. Mmmhmm. Yeah, that sounds cool and all, but...

London's leading MCNs merge
London's leading MCNs merge

Ah, multi-channel networks; sort of the record labels of the YouTube ecosystem, signing up and...

Concord Music buys Vee-Jay catalogue
Concord Music buys Vee-Jay catalogue

US independent Concord Music Group has acquired the catalogue of R&B and soul label Vee-Jay...

Promotions at Warner as Kevin Gore stands down
Promotions at Warner as Kevin Gore stands down

That there Warner Music Group has only gone and promoted Tim Fraser-Harding to the role...

The Agency Group announces new US Latin and Hispanic division
The Agency Group announces new US Latin and Hispanic division

Talent and booking agency The Agency Group has opened a new Miami office, which will...

New Zealand ISP's 'global mode' will help users access foreign streaming services
New Zealand ISP's 'global mode' will help users access foreign streaming services

An internet service provider in New Zealand is helping its customers circumvent geo-blocks installed on...

 
Melua responds to Liberty tax avoidance scheme involvement
Melua responds to Liberty tax avoidance scheme involvement

Katie Melua has posted a statement following this week's latest tax avoidance exposé in The...

N-Dubz R-bak
N-Dubz R-bak

Na-na... ...naaaaiiiiiiiiiiiii. The hip hop rappin N-Dubz are back on the boil ("like the Black Eyed...

The Libertines considering 'fresh' new LP
The Libertines considering 'fresh' new LP

The Libertines have said that they're likely to release a "fresh" new LP in the...

Jerry Paper previews big new pop LP
Jerry Paper previews big new pop LP

Dog-eared-pop maker Jerry Paper (of CMU approved infamy) has trailed his new LP, 'Big Pop...

CMU Beef Of The Week #214: Ireland v Garth Brooks
CMU Beef Of The Week #214: Ireland v Garth Brooks

Strap in, beef fans, this one gets real complicated real quickly. It involves Garth Brooks,...

Justin Bieber sentenced to two years' probation over egg attack
Justin Bieber sentenced to two years' probation over egg attack

Justin Bieber has been given a sentence of two years probation in relation to charges...

Insane Clown Posse appeal dismissal of lawsuit against FBI
Insane Clown Posse appeal dismissal of lawsuit against FBI

Insane Clown Posse have filed an appeal against the decision to dismiss their case against...

Beck to release Song Reader album
Beck to release Song Reader album

Beck has announced the release of an album of songs from his 'Song Reader' book...

Christopher Owens to bear new LP, A New Testament
Christopher Owens to bear new LP, A New Testament

Ex-Girls man Christopher Owens is back with a reply to his first solo LP 'Lysandre',...

Yelle detail Dr Luke-produced LP
Yelle detail Dr Luke-produced LP

Peppy French synthpop three Yelle have shed a night bright light on their new LP...

65daysofstatic release short film with unreleased music
65daysofstatic release short film with unreleased music

65daysofstatic have released a new short film, titled 'Oscillator', featuring music recorded during the sessions...

Gwilym Gold to release new single next week
Gwilym Gold to release new single next week

Having made his first album 'Tender Metal' available as an ever-changing app, Gwilym Gold has...

Earl Sweatshirt feels spent, cancels live dates
Earl Sweatshirt feels spent, cancels live dates

Slender-framed rapper Earl Sweatshirt has cancelled a series of imminent live appearances, citing "lack of...

Marika Hackman confirms winter shows
Marika Hackman confirms winter shows

Willowy folk lady Marika Hackman has confirmed a chain of choice Brit shows, this following...

Orbit defends Spears over leaked audio clip
Orbit defends Spears over leaked audio clip

So, there may be a studio outtake doing the rounds seemingly featuring that Britney Spears...

Michael, Melua and Monkeys linked to tax avoidance scheme
Michael, Melua and Monkeys linked to tax avoidance scheme

George Michael, Katie Melua and the God-darn Arctic Monkeys have all been linked to the...

 Full Time Hobby confirms anniversary compilation and shows
Full Time Hobby confirms anniversary compilation and shows

The staff at London independent Full Time Hobby are celebrating the label's tenth anniversary year...

 
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