CISAC reveals partnership to upgrade ISWC system
CISAC, the global grouping of song right collecting societies, has announced a partnership with Irish tech firm Spanish Point TechnologiesRead more.
“Streaming has made it fashionable to pay for music again”, proclaims ERA
The number of British people paying to stream is about to overtake those getting their music for free. So reckonsRead more.
Daniel O’Sullivan announces new solo album, Folly
Daniel O’Sullivan has announced that he will release a new solo album, titled ‘Folly’, on 5 Apr, the follow-up toRead more.
One Liners: James Blake, Daniel Avery, One OK Rock, more
Other notable announcements and developments today… • James Blake has released the video for ‘Mile High’, featuring Travis Scott andRead more.
Simon Mayo discusses departure from BBC Radio 2
Simon Mayo has spoken about his departure from BBC Radio 2 at the end of last year. A move whichRead more.
Approved: Jackie Mendoza
Over the last few years, Jackie Mendoza has been developing a bilingual, experimental, Latin-influenced pop sound that often starts withRead more.
New bidder emerges as decision on HMV’s future gets closer
A new possible bidder has emerged for HMV as administrator KPMG battles against the clock to find a buyer ableRead more.
Campaigners call for an end to ‘gang injunctions’ against drill artists
A total of 65 musicians, lawyers, academics and representatives of human rights organisations have signed an open letter to London’sRead more.
Tekashi 6ix9ine admits gang membership
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has admitted to nine of the criminal charges filed against him as part of a plea deal.Read more.
21 Savage arrested, accused of being British
Rapper 21 Savage – who has previously spoken proudly of his roots in Atlanta – has been arrested by USRead more.
Code-sharing community questions if Deezer can force block of stream-ripping tool
An interesting side-debate is occurring on the issue of stream-ripping as Deezer seeks to block access to tools that allowRead more.
Spotify in talks to buy podcasting company Gimlet Media
As Spotify increases its reach as a podcast provider, the streaming service is reportedly in talks to buy podcasting companyRead more.
PledgeMusic issues new statement over ongoing late-payment issues
PledgeMusic has issued another statement as it continues to deal with financial issues that have resulted in the late paymentRead more.
GRETA VAN FLEET’s Second Album Will ‘Definitely’ Arrive In 2019
GRETA VAN FLEET bassist Sam Kiszka has confirmed to Australia’s Heavy magazine that the band has already begun compiling ideasRead more.
Setlist: Pitchfork, Viagogo, Spotify
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days,Read more.
Job ad: VIP Nation – Senior Business Development Manager, Europe (London)
Part of the Live Nation Entertainment group, VIP Nation (Europe) provides VIP package solutions to tours, festivals and special events.Read more.
CMA raises “serious concerns” over Viagogo’s compliance with court order
Following the bold claim by Viagogo last week that it was now compliant with UK rules on secondary ticketing, theRead more.
Songwriter Matty Benbrook signs to Cooking Vinyl Publishing
Cooking Vinyl Publishing has signed UK producer and songwriter Matty Benbrook to a new deal, covering his catalogue from 2014Read more.
PledgeMusic issues statement amid latest artist payment problems
PledgeMusic has issued a long statement following widespread commentary online about issues around artists not receiving monies pledged to campaignsRead more.
CMU Insights: Introducing the MMF Fan Data Guide
Last night the Music Managers Forum launched the latest of its Digital Dollar guides, produced by CMU Insights. MMF andRead more.