Now Pirate Bay Facebook is deleted, though file-sharing levels seemingly unaffected
Now Pirate Bay Facebook is deleted, though file-sharing levels seemingly unaffected

As the future of The Pirate Bay remains uncertain following the server raid in Sweden...

ABBA man joins PRS, Michael Jackson Estate renews with BMI
ABBA man joins PRS, Michael Jackson Estate renews with BMI

Are collecting societies announcing new signings too now? Well, that's the crazy new world we...

Ticketscript announces new CTO
Ticketscript announces new CTO

Self-service ticketing system provider Ticketscript has appointed a new CTO in the form of André...

Spotify loses ArtistLink merch integration
Spotify loses ArtistLink merch integration

Spotify has announced that artists are no longer able to list their merch on the...

Bandcamp launches new tools for labels
Bandcamp launches new tools for labels

Bandcamp has launched its previously reported new label-focussed tools, with the likes of Sub Pop,...

TuneCore buys location-based content-delivery app
TuneCore buys location-based content-delivery app

Digital distributor TuneCore has acquired a start-up called DropKloud with plans to add that company's...

Scott Cohen joins Psonar as Chairman
Scott Cohen joins Psonar as Chairman

Psonar, the UK-based pay-as-you-go streaming music company that first emerged in 2011, has announced the...

Arts Council announces Darren Henley as new CEO
Arts Council announces Darren Henley as new CEO

Arts Council England has announced that Classic FM MD Darren Henley will take over as...

CMU's One Liners: Beggars Group, St Vincent, Calvin Harris and an embarrassment of other riches
CMU's One Liners: Beggars Group, St Vincent, Calvin Harris and an embarrassment of other riches

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Current Matador PR man Stuart Davie will, at the...

Apple defeats anti-trust case over iPod software
Apple defeats anti-trust case over iPod software

It took the jury in the big Apple anti-trust case less than three hours yesterday...

Beyonce sued by Hungarian folk singer
Beyonce sued by Hungarian folk singer

A Hungarian Roma folk singer is suing Beyonce for allegedly sampling and "digitally manipulating" part...

Man arrested after Pirate Bay raid now out of custody
Man arrested after Pirate Bay raid now out of custody

The man arrested when Swedish authorities seized servers used by The Pirate Bay has been...

Sony Music signs deal with Tencent in China
Sony Music signs deal with Tencent in China

Sony Music has announced a partnership with Tencent, which will grant the Chinese internet company...

Van Morrison to release next LP via RCA Records
Van Morrison to release next LP via RCA Records

Jazz-cat-in-a-hat Van Morrison has signed to Sony's RCA Records division, his first stint ever on...

FlyLo, Jon Hopkins and Kaytranada in line for Radio 1's 2015 Residency
FlyLo, Jon Hopkins and Kaytranada in line for Radio 1's 2015 Residency

BBC Radio 1's Residency - the station's way of giving interesting players in dance music...

Laura Marling trails Short Movie
Laura Marling trails Short Movie

Critics' darling Laura Marling has shorn all her hair off in time to confirm details...

Serial soundtrack released as final episode of series one goes live
Serial soundtrack released as final episode of series one goes live

Despite claims made by everyone else in the CMU office, the podcast known as 'Serial'...

CMU's One Liners: Beggars Group, St Vincent, Calvin Harris and an embarrassment of other riches
CMU's One Liners: Beggars Group, St Vincent, Calvin Harris and an embarrassment of other riches

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Current Matador PR man Stuart Davie will, at the...

Slayer's ugly Xmas jumpers are still a thing
Slayer's ugly Xmas jumpers are still a thing

As is now an age-old Christmas tradition of, oh, three entire years, Slayer have made...

Kasabian lead NME Awards nominations
Kasabian lead NME Awards nominations

The nomination shortlists for 2015's NME Awards, always a pinpoint monitor of the nation's tastes,...

CMU's One Liners: James Murphy, Rustie x AG Cook, Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame and a side of chips
CMU's One Liners: James Murphy, Rustie x AG Cook, Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame and a side of chips

Other notable announcements and developments today... • James Murphy has packaged his previously reported "algorithmically generated...

Diiv bassist criticised over
Diiv bassist criticised over "toxic" 4chan posts

The bassist in American band Diiv, one Devin Ruben Perez, is facing widespread disdain (not...

CMU's One Liners: ASCAP, Iggy Azalea, Modest Mouse and some BRITs stuff. Oh, and way more than all that.
CMU's One Liners: ASCAP, Iggy Azalea, Modest Mouse and some BRITs stuff. Oh, and way more than all that.

Other notable announcements and developments today... • ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento (pictured) last week announced his...

More people in Norwich than expected are willing to watch The Maccabees play live if it's free
More people in Norwich than expected are willing to watch The Maccabees play live if it's free

Around 100 people were apparently turned away from a Maccabees-headlined gig at Norwich Arts Centre...

Marilyn Manson speaks on Lana Del Rey 'rape' video
Marilyn Manson speaks on Lana Del Rey 'rape' video

Marilyn Manson has given his side of the story following the previously reported appearance of...

REM are never ever ever getting back together
REM are never ever ever getting back together

REM will never get back together, OK? Stop asking. What do you mean you weren't...

Guitar music not dead, claims man with guitar
Guitar music not dead, claims man with guitar

If you thought we were going to make it to the end of the year...

  • Now Pirate Bay Facebook is deleted, though file-sharing levels seemingly unaffected
  • Bandcamp launches new tools for labels
  • Serial soundtrack released as final episode of series one goes live
  • Slayer’s ugly Xmas jumpers are still a thing
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