Marvin Gaye record will not be played in court during Blurred Lines trial
Marvin Gaye record will not be played in court during Blurred Lines trial

So it seems that the main qualification for joining the jury in the upcoming and...

Rdio removed as defendant from latest pre-1972 lawsuit
Rdio removed as defendant from latest pre-1972 lawsuit

Rdio says that is has been removed as a defendant from a new lawsuit focused...

Challenges for small music venues outlined in new Music Venue Trust report
Challenges for small music venues outlined in new Music Venue Trust report

The Music Venue Trust has published an interim findings report into challenges currently facing small...

Gary Gersh joins AEG Live
Gary Gersh joins AEG Live

AEG Live has appointed Gary Gersh to the brand new role of President Of Global...

Snapchat adds content channel
Snapchat adds content channel

The Snapchatters added a new element to their app yesterday called Discover that pulls content...

Artist And Manager Awards to return
Artist And Manager Awards to return

Those of you who had Wednesday 25 Mar in the sweepstake for the date of...

IMPALA launches Digital Action Plan as digital single market plan discussed by European culture committee
IMPALA launches Digital Action Plan as digital single market plan discussed by European culture committee

As European Commissioner Günther Oettinger heads into the European Parliament later today to discuss plans...

Sam Smith gives Tom Petty songwriting credit, despite 'coincidental' song similarities
Sam Smith gives Tom Petty songwriting credit, despite 'coincidental' song similarities

Sam Smith has changed the credits on his hit 'Stay With Me' to include Tom...

FAC joins UK Music
FAC joins UK Music

The Featured Artists Coalition has joined UK Music, which gets the trade body of trade...

Woo! More Momentum funding announced! Hoo!
Woo! More Momentum funding announced! Hoo!

Can it be that time again already? Apparently it can, because I am writing a...

Sony Music's Doug Morris to deliver Midem keynote
Sony Music's Doug Morris to deliver Midem keynote

Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris will deliver a keynote speech at this year's Midem....

CMU's One Liners: Unilever hires Big Sync Music, Beck working on new album, Mogwai 20th anniversary shows, and more that would just make this headline too long if I were to include them (it is possible that this headline is now too long anyway)
IMPALA's Digital Action Plan
IMPALA's Digital Action Plan

Pan-European indie label trade group IMPALA this morning unveiled a Digital Action Plan to inform...

Guvera buys Blinkbox Music
Guvera buys Blinkbox Music

So, as expected, Guvera has bought Blinkbox Music from Tesco, giving the Australian streaming music...

Gary Glitter testifies in sex abuse trial
Gary Glitter testifies in sex abuse trial

Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, testified at Southwark Crown Court yesterday, denying ten charges...

Ian Brown testifies in Fred Talbot's indecent assault trial
Ian Brown testifies in Fred Talbot's indecent assault trial

Providing some celebrity intrigue to a trial that almost certainly didn't need it, Ian Brown...

CMU's One Liners: Katy Perry parody, Tom Petty clarity, How To Dress Well and Tālā collabrity (shut up), and other things that don't fit this pattern
CMU's One Liners: Katy Perry parody, Tom Petty clarity, How To Dress Well and Tālā collabrity (shut up), and other things that don't fit this pattern

Other notable announcements and developments today... • East India Youth will release his second album though...

Brian Harvey Radio 1 remarks
Brian Harvey Radio 1 remarks "absurd and offensive", say BBC

To be fair, they'd probably rather not have been asked to comment at all, but...

Eddy Temple-Morris and CALM call for help to kill January
Eddy Temple-Morris and CALM call for help to kill January

After an extended break, Eddy Temple-Morris returns to CMU today with an Eddy Says column...

Demis Roussos 1945-2015
Demis Roussos 1945-2015

Singer Demis Roussos died in hospital in Greece on Sunday, aged 68. He had been...

Death Cab For Cutie embrace their damage and wear with new album
Death Cab For Cutie embrace their damage and wear with new album

Death Cab For Cutie have announced their first album since the departure of guitarist Chris...

First round of Great Escape bands announced
First round of Great Escape bands announced

Oh my Lord, get yourself one of the finest spreadsheets on the market and start...

CMU's One Liners: Unilever hires Big Sync Music, Beck working on new album, Mogwai 20th anniversary shows, and more that would just make this headline too long if I were to include them (it is possible that this headline is now too long anyway)
Meow The Jewels is not only happening, but will feature Lil Bub
Meow The Jewels is not only happening, but will feature Lil Bub

Back in the mists of time (aka last October), CMU Artists Of The Year Run...

Investigation into police response to Ian Watkins accusations continues
Investigation into police response to Ian Watkins accusations continues

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has entered the next stage of its investigation into the...

Rihanna releases new single with Paul McCartney and Kayne West
Rihanna releases new single with Paul McCartney and Kayne West

At long last, the wait is over. Rihanna has released a new single. It features...

CMU's One Liners: Radio 1's Big Weekend, Pharrell on The Simpsons, a new Jess Glynne single, and a well-stocked cupboard-ful more
CMU's One Liners: Radio 1's Big Weekend, Pharrell on The Simpsons, a new Jess Glynne single, and a well-stocked cupboard-ful more

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Jess Glynne is going to be big news this...

  • Marvin Gaye record will not be played in court during Blurred Lines trial
  • Rdio removed as defendant from latest pre-1972 lawsuit
  • Ian Brown testifies in Fred Talbot’s indecent assault trial
  • Challenges for small music venues outlined in new Music Venue Trust report
  • Brian Harvey Radio 1 remarks “absurd and offensive”, say BBC
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