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  • Madison Square Garden Company to separate into two publicly traded companies
  • Songwriters and composers voice concern over PRO rights withdrawal
  • Official Charts Analysis: James Bay debuts at No.1 on Albums Chart
  • Jay Z's Tidal relaunches with high profile Twitter campaign
AudioLock

'Legal sites are crucial for the industry' Gated Content

The mass unlicensed and illegal distribution of music online has had a devastating effect on nearly every facet of the ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 30th 2015 at 3:32PM
Peter Leathem

PPL: 'Neighbouring rights are a very important part of the mix' Gated Content

In a business all too familiar with shrinking revenue streams, it seems like international neighbouring rights payments from PPL might ...

by Mark Sutherland
on Mar 30th 2015 at 3:23PM
Jane Dyball

Jane Dyball: 'We are in the process of starting again with MCPS' Gated Content

Managing just one job in the music industry can be time consuming - but some people, like Jane Dyball, revel ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Mar 30th 2015 at 3:13PM
Andy Chen

Tidal: 'High quality streaming is going to be the standard' Gated Content

Tidal was considered a relatively niche player in the music streaming game until Jay Z bought its parent company, Aspiro, ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 30th 2015 at 2:44PM

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Vivendi

Vivendi's battle with rebel shareholder escalates

Vivendi has submitted an open letter to New York-based minority shareholder, P. Schoenfield Asset Management (PSAM), in response to its ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 30th 2015 at 11:59AM
Madison Square Garden Company to separate into two publicly traded companies

Madison Square Garden Company to separate into two publicly traded companies

The Madison Square Garden Company is pressing ahead with plans to separate its businesses into two publicly traded companies.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 30th 2015 at 11:58AM
Marty

Songwriters and composers voice concern over PRO rights withdrawal

An alliance of songwriters and composers have voiced concerns over the potential withdrawal by publishers of rights and repertoire from ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 30th 2015 at 10:46AM
Sony, Universal and Warner granted injunction on anti-piracy internet policy

Sony, Universal and Warner granted injunction on anti-piracy internet policy

Ireland's second largest broadband provider UPC has been ordered to introduce a "three strikes" anti-piracy internet policy, meaning it will ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 30th 2015 at 10:42AM

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Vic Bain

BASCA voices support for report recommending ISPs step up in fight against piracy

The British Academy of Songwriters and Composers (BASCA) has voiced support for a report recommending a number of changes to ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 30th 2015 at 10:13AM
Oettinger

European Commission outlines Digital Single Market strategy to improve cross-border trade

The European Commission has outlined its Digital Single Market strategy, which will see the removal of barriers currently restricting cross-border ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 30th 2015 at 10:00AM
Kanye

Jay Z's Tidal relaunches with high profile Twitter campaign

Jay Z's newly acquired streaming service, Tidal, is receiving a wealth of high profile promotion from stars including Rihanna, P. ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 30th 2015 at 9:28AM

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Queen

Queen pay tribute to 'illustrious and inimitable' manager

Queen's Roger Taylor and Brian May (pictured) paid tribute to their long-serving manager, Jim Beach, for "being the ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 27th 2015 at 1:50PM
Jim Beach

Jim Beach: 'Managers must remember the artist is the star'

[Update: The Sacha Baron Cohen part of this story is wrong. Brian May has since confirmed that Beach was ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 27th 2015 at 1:24PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Jess Glynne No.1, Years & Years No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Jess Glynne No.1, Years & Years No.2

Today's iTunes UK charts – correct at the time of posting (1pm) – are:

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 27th 2015 at 1:00PM
The Playlist, March 27, 2015

The Playlist, March 27, 2015

This week's best music from the UK industry's tastemakers.

10 tracks featuring Years & Years / CHIC / PINS / Fictonian / Nadine Shah / FEMME / San Fermin /

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Andy chatterley

Muso: 'Anti-piracy outfits and industry bodies have missed the point for the past decade'

People who visit P2P, torrent or a cyberlocker sites to download music “are not really the enemy,” says Andy Chatterley ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 27th 2015 at 12:23PM
Lynne McDowell to depart BPI

Lynne McDowell to depart BPI

BPI’s head of PR, Lynne McDowell, is set to leave the music organisation at the end of March to develop ...

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 27th 2015 at 11:24AM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, March 27

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Friday, March 27 Gated Content

Today's Official Chart Midweek Sales Flash is in.

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 27th 2015 at 11:00AM
Blur to headline Isle of Wight Festival

Blur to headline Isle of Wight Festival

Blur have been confirmed as the Saturday night headliner for this year's Isle of Wight Festival. 

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 27th 2015 at 10:22AM
Kim dotcom

Kim Dotcom loses civil forfeiture against US

Megaupload and Mega founder Kim Dotcom has lost a civil forfeiture case against the US Government, which means that it ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 27th 2015 at 10:19AM
CDs

Global release day set for Friday, July 10

The first date the global release day for new music will come into play is on Friday, July 10.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 27th 2015 at 9:26AM
Sacem

France pays tribute to SACEM's Jean-Loup Tournier

France's creative community has paid tribute to Jean-Loup Tournier, the former president of French authors' society SACEM who died in ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Mar 26th 2015 at 5:23PM
Marcus Miller

ASCAP reveals new Board of Directors

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), has released the results of its biennial election for the Board ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 26th 2015 at 4:26PM
Una

Ticketing technology firm to 'take on Ticketmaster' Gated Content

Electronic ticketing service, Una, has grand ambitions to compete with the leading agencies after developing a pass that aims to ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 26th 2015 at 2:49PM