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Creators join forces to lobby US Congress

Creators join forces to lobby US Congress

Over 1,500 creators have signed a letter sent to to US Congress "affirming core copyright principles held by the creative ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Mar 11th 2015 at 3:15PM
Future Music Festival Asia cancelled

Future Music Festival Asia cancelled

The Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) 2015 has been cancelled days before it was due to take place after organisers ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 11th 2015 at 1:54PM
SideOneDummy Records expands global partnership with INgrooves Music Group

SideOneDummy Records expands global partnership with INgrooves Music Group

LA-based independent label SideOneDummy Records and INgrooves Music Group have expanded their partnership to include worldwide distribution, music publishing and ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 11th 2015 at 12:35PM
Mark Wilkinson appointed VP, International Strategy & Artist Development, Global Classics

Mark Wilkinson appointed VP, International Strategy & Artist Development, Global Classics

Mark Wilkinson, president of Deutsche Grammophon, has been appointed to the new role of vice president, international strategy & ...

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 11th 2015 at 11:47AM

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Fintage House signs Iggy Azalea

Fintage House signs Iggy Azalea

Fintage House has signed Australian artists Iggy Azalea and Dami Im.

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 11th 2015 at 11:37AM
Record Store Day reveals 592 exclusive products

Record Store Day reveals 592 exclusive products

The full rundown of products on sale at this year's Record Store Day has been revealed, with a usual mix ...

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 11th 2015 at 11:36AM
Neil Portnow

Top managers join the Grammy Creators Alliance

The Recording Academy is beefing up its Grammy Creators Alliance with the inclusion of a Managers Think Tank that regroups ...

by Emmanuel Legrand
on Mar 11th 2015 at 11:34AM
Pharrell

Marvin Gaye's family awarded $7.3m in Blurred Lines trial

A Californian jury has decided that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I.’s Blurred Lines breached the copyright of Marvin Gaye’s ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 11th 2015 at 11:00AM

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Spotify expects to pay Universal $1 billion over next two years

Spotify expects to pay Universal $1 billion over next two years

Spotify expects to pay Universal Music Group $1 billion over the next two years to cover royalties, ad revenue and ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 11th 2015 at 10:44AM
Radio playlist update: 6 Music

Radio playlist update: 6 Music Gated Content

The latest BBC Radio 6 Music playlist and Albums of the Day have been revealed, covering the seven days commencing ...

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 10th 2015 at 6:00PM
Today's iTunes UK Charts: Flo Rida No.1, Years & Years No.2

Today's iTunes UK Charts: Flo Rida No.1, Years & Years No.2

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

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 10th 2015 at 1:00PM
Peter Rhodes

Reed Midem London MD Peter Rhodes steps down

Peter Rhodes OBE, managing director of Reed Midem's London office, is stepping down at the end of May, after 31 ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 10th 2015 at 11:16AM

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Revised secondary ticketing laws passed by MPs

Revised secondary ticketing laws passed by MPs

The House of Commons has backed revised legislation to regulate secondary ticketing sellers more closely. 

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 10th 2015 at 11:13AM
Emmylou Harris, Evelyn Glennie named Polar Music Prize 2015 Laureates

Emmylou Harris, Evelyn Glennie named Polar Music Prize 2015 Laureates

Percussionist Evelyn Glennie and 13-time Grammy winner Emmylou Harris have been named laureates of the Polar Music Prize 2015.

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 10th 2015 at 10:49AM
Music Venue Trust announces Grassroots Investor scheme to protect small venues

Music Venue Trust announces Grassroots Investor scheme to protect small venues

A report into the future of grassroots music venues in the UK has announced a two-step programme to combat the ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 10th 2015 at 10:02AM
The Agency Group Canada appoints agent Andre Guerette

The Agency Group Canada appoints agent Andre Guerette

The Agency Group has welcomed agent Andre Guerette to its Canadian office.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 10th 2015 at 9:57AM

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New Music Week ChartPack available now

New Music Week ChartPack available now Gated Content

Today's Music Week ChartPack is now available to read online or download - featuring the latest weekly Official Singles and ...

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 10th 2015 at 9:56AM
The Gloaming

The Gloaming win Meteor Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year 2014

The Meteor Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year 2014 has been awarded to The Gloaming for their ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 10th 2015 at 9:53AM
Rodney

Rodney Jerkins: 'Pandora payouts are embarrassing'

Grammy-award winning producer Rodney Jerkins (pictured) has questioned Pandora founder Tim Westergren over the "embarrassing" payouts songwriters and ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 10th 2015 at 9:51AM
Radio playlist update: Xfm

Radio playlist update: Xfm Gated Content

Xfm has revealed its new playlist and Records of the Week for the period commencing March 2.

by Coral Williamson
on Mar 10th 2015 at 9:45AM
Apple

Has Apple backed down over $7.99 price tag for streaming service?

Labels are reportedly demanding that the monthly price of Apple's upcoming streaming service, said to be offering a subscription-only tier, ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 10th 2015 at 9:23AM
Ashley Tabor

Global Entertainment makes slew of executive appointments

Global Entertainment, the content creation arm of Ashley Tabor's (pictured) media and entertainment company, Global, has made a ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 9th 2015 at 6:00PM
EU Court

Mobile companies not liable for users' copyright infringement, says EU court

The European Court of Justice has ruled that technology companies do not need to compensate copyright-holders when private copies of ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 9th 2015 at 2:31PM
Money

Apple to help 'accelerate paid subscription' - report

Apple has reportedly been in talks with major label executives to help convert music consumers back to a paid-for model.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 9th 2015 at 1:06PM