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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
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

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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
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

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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:

Coral Williamson
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 /
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 ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 27th 2015 at 11:24AM

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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.

Coral Williamson
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

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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
Winter sports and music festival Snowbombing goes cashless

Winter sports and music festival Snowbombing goes cashless

Austria’s Snowbombing winter sports and music festival is going 100% cashless for the first time.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 26th 2015 at 2:04PM
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 (1.30pm) – are:

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 26th 2015 at 1:30PM
Ashley Charles

Ashley Charles appointed A&R consultant at Parlophone

Ashley Charles (pictured), widely known as Amplify Dot (A.Dot), has been appointed as an A&R consultant at Parlophone ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 26th 2015 at 12:48PM
Nic Jones

Music video age-rating pilot 'start of a global movement'

Vevo boss Nic Jones (pictured) has tipped the UK to lead a global movement to better regulate online ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 26th 2015 at 11:54AM
Robert Richards

Report: Ticketing Technology Forum Gated Content

The rise of direct-to-fan ticketing and the future of the Glastonbury Festival were among the hot topics at last week’s ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 26th 2015 at 11:53AM
Germany

2.5m premium streaming users in Germany - report

A study carried out by market research institute GfK, on behalf of music industry trade body BVMI, indicates that there ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 26th 2015 at 11:27AM