Industry seeks judicial review on private copy right
Industry seeks judicial review on private copy right

As expected, the UK music industry is set to fight the private copy exemption added...

Vince Power says PRS injunction against him set aside
Vince Power says PRS injunction against him set aside

Vince Power has said that the injunction issued against him as a result of legal...

Retailers call for a Monday global release day
Retailers call for a Monday global release day

Music retail groups from around the world yesterday announced that they were now officially lobbying...

Spotify revenues up in 2013, though operating losses up too
Spotify revenues up in 2013, though operating losses up too

Spotify's global revenues were up 73.6% in 2013 to 747 million euros (£593 million), reports...

Boiler Room hires new editor-in-chief
Boiler Room hires new editor-in-chief

Live-streaming platform Boiler Room has hired FACT/The Wire writer Joe Muggs as its Editor-In-Chief. The...

IFPI report hones in on labels' investment in music
IFPI report hones in on labels' investment in music

Ah, record companies, remember them? Investing in new artists; helping acts hone their musical style;...

London's Madame Jojo's closed following violent incident
London's Madame Jojo's closed following violent incident

The owners of Soho-based London club Madame Jojo's have had their license revoked following a...

Independent Venue Week to return
Independent Venue Week to return

Independent Venue Week is back, people. Well, not right now, that would be insane. But...

New (sort of) Beyonce and Coldplay releases go straight to Spotify
New (sort of) Beyonce and Coldplay releases go straight to Spotify

The whole Taylor Swift v Spotify debate, remember that? I'm mid-way through turning the whole...

MPAA has a go at getting file-sharing site homepages de-listed on Google
MPAA has a go at getting file-sharing site homepages de-listed on Google

Hollywood trade body the Motion Picture Association Of America recently had a sneaky go at...

MIA signs to BMG Chrysalis
MIA signs to BMG Chrysalis

Ms MIA has signed an international deal with BMG Chrysalis UK, the British wing of...

Mascot Label Group extends alliance with Warner's ADA
Mascot Label Group extends alliance with Warner's ADA

That there Mascot Label Group has announced an alliance with Warner's label services business ADA...

Ticketmaster to launch in Poland
Ticketmaster to launch in Poland

Look out Poland, Ticketmaster is coming for you. Right for you. As in, the Live...

Cheryl's vanity label not for kids
Cheryl's vanity label not for kids

Leading singles-releaser and 'X-Factor' sweetheart Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini has confirmed she has designs on starting...

Wet Nuns' Alexis Gotts dies
Wet Nuns' Alexis Gotts dies

Alexis 'Leki' Gotts, perhaps most widely known as one half of Yorkshire's Wet Nuns and...

Green Day and Red Hot Chilis both cookin something new for 2015
Green Day and Red Hot Chilis both cookin something new for 2015

I've heard tell that Green Day, who've been pretty silent all year, are going to...

CMU's One Liners: The Pop Group, The Rap Monument, Ibeyi and other stories
CMU's One Liners: The Pop Group, The Rap Monument, Ibeyi and other stories

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Australian dance DJ and producer Dro Carey has lately...

Prince shuts down social media accounts
Prince shuts down social media accounts

Oh well, that was fun while it lasted. You remember when Prince suddenly embraced the...

Libertines to share Sargent-directed short film, as Pete D writes from rehab
Libertines to share Sargent-directed short film, as Pete D writes from rehab

A short filmic 'recap' from Roger Sargent, first played as an intro to The Libertines'...

Björk releasing a bjook in 2015
Björk releasing a bjook in 2015

Björk is to release a big glossy book titled 'Archives' on 30 Mar 2014. Or...

New James Blake album
New James Blake album "70% done"

Sad looking beat-boy James Blake has revealed that the sequel to his 2013 LP 'Overgrown'...

System Of A Down confirm milestone 2015 shows
System Of A Down confirm milestone 2015 shows

System of A Down have confirmed a rare UK show, at London's Wembley Arena, as...

CMU's One Liners: Rita Ora, Hannah Diamond, Alex Burey and a whole bunch more
CMU's One Liners: Rita Ora, Hannah Diamond, Alex Burey and a whole bunch more

Other notable announcements and developments today… • Commercially viable hitmaker Rita Ora's next single will...

Olly Murs is no puppet
Olly Murs is no puppet

"Thirteen million sales, six platinum discs, six number one records: Is it time to take...

Marilyn Manson and Iggy Azalea comment on appearances in rape fantasies
Marilyn Manson and Iggy Azalea comment on appearances in rape fantasies

A rep for Marilyn Manson has denied any involvement by the musician in a video...

Carla Bruni steers a French Band Aid, as Yoko Ono and co 'Imagine' a new UNICEF sing-along
Carla Bruni steers a French Band Aid, as Yoko Ono and co 'Imagine' a new UNICEF sing-along

As the 'Do They Know It's Christmas' gravy train rolls on to the top of...

  • Industry seeks judicial review on private copy right
  • Vince Power says PRS injunction against him set aside
  • Cheryl’s vanity label not for kids
  • Retailers call for a Monday global release day
  • Spotify revenues up in 2013, though operating losses up too
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