New PIPCU initiative aims to invade the piracy ad spots
New PIPCU initiative aims to invade the piracy ad spots

The City Of London Police's IP Crime unit has announced a new initiative which aims...

CMU goes live at The Roundhouse TONIGHT
CMU goes live at The Roundhouse TONIGHT

If you're free tonight and looking for some music industry chat, then look no further...

Merlin reduces admin fees for second year running
Merlin reduces admin fees for second year running

Indie label digital rights rep Merlin has announced it is lowering its administration fees on...

Eventbrite hires former Twitter exec as new VP of Product
Eventbrite hires former Twitter exec as new VP of Product

Ticketing firm Eventbrite has announced Laurent Sellier as its new Vice President Of Product. Sellier...

Apple buys
Apple buys "Pandora-for-talk-radio"

It's all about the curation, isn't it? Apple has reportedly made another purchase to ramp...

MPG founder Bob Hine dies
MPG founder Bob Hine dies

Music Producers Guild founder Bob Hine has died, the trade body announced yesterday. He had...

US official suggests providing unlicensed streams become a felony
US official suggests providing unlicensed streams become a felony

An official from the US Department Of Justice last week told Congress that the penalty...

Join CMU live at The Roundhouse tomorrow night
Join CMU live at The Roundhouse tomorrow night

The biggest news stories in the music industry month just gone will be discussed live...

Peter Sunde says prison bosses must let him speak to file-sharing priest
Peter Sunde says prison bosses must let him speak to file-sharing priest

So, Peter Sunde, one time spokesman for The Pirate Bay, which he co-founded, has found...

Sony proposes settlement to PSN hack litigation
Sony proposes settlement to PSN hack litigation

Remember that time when Sony's PlayStation Network was hacked in a major way? Remember? Go...

Kanye West wins Coinye West case by default
Kanye West wins Coinye West case by default

So, a postscript to the short-lived Coinye West story from the start of the year,...

Ryan Tedder and Pharrell sign to Azoff's new performing rights agency
Ryan Tedder and Pharrell sign to Azoff's new performing rights agency

So, let's throw this into the ongoing US collective licensing debate shall we? It's emerged...

New bosses for Universal's UK catalogue division
New bosses for Universal's UK catalogue division

"When is Universal UK going to get round to promoting Richard Hinkley and David Rowe...

Universal's Globe announces new composer alliance for ad sector
Universal's Globe announces new composer alliance for ad sector

A new venture from Universal Music UK's content and commercial partnership division Globe is set...

Live Nation reportedly considering overhaul of management assets
Live Nation reportedly considering overhaul of management assets

Rumour has it Live Nation will restructure its artist management business, with Madonna and U2...

Chubby Checker settles with HP over the Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker settles with HP over the Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker has settled with Hewlett-Packard in the previously reported dispute over the IT firm...

Duran Duran issue statement on fanclub lawsuit
Duran Duran issue statement on fanclub lawsuit

Duran Duran have issued a statement regarding their lawsuit against WorldWide Fan Clubs, the company...

Unlocking The Truth to star in new documentary
Unlocking The Truth to star in new documentary

New kids on the tender-aged metal block Unlocking The Truth have added a new film,...

Van Morrison to publish lyrics in new book
Van Morrison to publish lyrics in new book

The first ever collection of lyrics by Mr Van 'the man' Morrison is hitting book...

Pulled Apart By Horses draw blood
Pulled Apart By Horses draw blood

Pulled Apart By Horses will release their third album, an album that is called 'Blood',...

Azealia Banks releases new Broke With Expensive taste track
Azealia Banks releases new Broke With Expensive taste track

At long, long, long, long, long last, it looks like Azealia 'free at last' Banks'...

Julia Holter to get orchestral at the Barbican
Julia Holter to get orchestral at the Barbican

Avant-garde pop lady Mlle Julia Holter is popping over to the Barbican in London for...

Marmozets and Lonely The Brave to co-headline Big Cheese Tour
Marmozets and Lonely The Brave to co-headline Big Cheese Tour

Punk/metal/rock magazine Big Cheese is laying on a totally grate (soz) triad of bands on...

Damon Albarn performs for robots
Damon Albarn performs for robots

Damon Albarn played to an audience of 50 at Japan's National Museum of Emerging Science...

Ozzy Osbourne releasing mad solo compilation
Ozzy Osbourne releasing mad solo compilation

The Dark Lord Ozzy Osbourne is to cap off a life in rock with a...

Light In The Attic releasing 'lost' Lewis LP
Light In The Attic releasing 'lost' Lewis LP

Light In The Attic, a label specialising in 'Sugarman'-style subradar or 'lost' vinyl, has named...

Franz Ferdinand tell Late Night Tales via new mix LP
Franz Ferdinand tell Late Night Tales via new mix LP

Oh look, it's art-rock Archdukes Franz Ferdinand, back after a slight gap, and bearing news...

Against Me! to headline winter shows
Against Me! to headline winter shows

Rock nonconformists Against Me! have confirmed the listings for a big ol live trip they're...

Stop the N-Dubz reunion rumours, says Fazer
Stop the N-Dubz reunion rumours, says Fazer

So, you may have seen reports lately that made claims about an N-Dubz reunion. It...

Tulisa found guilty over blogger assault
Tulisa found guilty over blogger assault

You win some, you lose some, I guess. Following the spectacular collapse of the drugs...

Kid Rock subpoenaed over missing dildo in Insane Clown Posse sexual harassment case
Kid Rock subpoenaed over missing dildo in Insane Clown Posse sexual harassment case

As a sexual harassment case against Insane Clown Posse continues to make its way through...

Jessie Ware shares all of new song
Jessie Ware shares all of new song

Jessie Ware has released another new track from her forthcoming second album, 'Tough Love'. Despite...

Work begins on Kurt Cobain biopic, as documentary is completed
Work begins on Kurt Cobain biopic, as documentary is completed

Filming is due to begin on a Kurt Cobain biopic at some point in the...

The Lord favours rockabilly, Iceage act accordingly
The Lord favours rockabilly, Iceage act accordingly

Danish hardcore band Iceage have unveiled a new song, which is decidedly, um, un-hardcore. It's...

Rixton announce tour dates
Rixton announce tour dates

Rixton, who you may know from such YouTube pre-roll adverts as EVERY SINGLE FUCKING ONE...

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