Euro music licensing market in line for more shakeups
The notoriously complex music licensing market in Europe could be on the road to reform, following a joint statement issued by the European Commission's Online Roundtable on Music.
October 21, 2009
Digital firms congregate in Europe’s low-tax zones
Following on from today's top story about Guy Hands moving Terra Firma to Guernsey, it has emerged that many of the main digital companies are based in Luxembourg, renowned for its `tax haven' status.
August 10, 2009
DJ Shadow relaunches website with own digital platform
DJ Shadow's website has had a revamp, with e-commerce at the heart of its new features.
August 3, 2009
Buy the next Black Crowes album, get… another digital album!
The new Black Crowes album comes out at the start of September - a fact that sadly the rest of the world isn't quite as excited about as I am.
July 16, 2009
Report claims digital will be 82.6% of US music sales by 2013
eMarketer has been crunching some numbers to predict US spending on recorded music for the next four years, and has come up with this forecast: in 2013, total spend will be $5.52 billion - down from $8.4 billion in 2008 -...
June 16, 2009
Sony unveils PSP Go handheld
It's been one of the worst-kept secrets of this week's E3 show, but Sony has finally unveiled PSP Go, a new version of its PSP handheld games console.
June 3, 2009
Progress on payments to labels for radio play
The idea that radio stations should pay recording artists and labels might not appear so controversial, especially not in those parts of the world where it's been common practice for years.
May 14, 2009
Future of Music Coalition sets out digital compensation principles
How should artists be rightfully compensated for their work in the digital era? It's an increasingly controversial issue, especially with initiatives like Comes With Music funnelling big upfront fees to labels without any...
April 6, 2009
Black Sabbath catalogue goes digital with Spotify, We7, iTunes…
UMG has announced that the Black Sabbath back catalogue will be available in the UK for the first time digitally today, with 18 albums available to buy as download or stream from sites like Spotify and We7.
March 30, 2009