Songkick ticketing company plan to stop services after this month

Ticketing Company Songkick have revealed plans to shut down in November following an ongoing lawsuit with Live Nation and Ticketmaster. Songkick was a ticketing platform that gave artists the ability to sell their concert tickets…

Sony Music begin licensing STEM files for DJs & producers

Sony Music may begin a revolution in music becoming the first major label to start licensing its STEM files to be used in mixes and new tracks. STEM files feature all the different elements of…

Song lyrics now in Apple Music, here’s how to prepare your tracks for lyrics

Apple launched song lyrics on Apple Music with iOS 10 and now to make sure they can obtain the licenses Apple have a guide to preparing your music for lyrics licenses. With the release of…

Songkick say that Ticketmaster stole trade secrets using old password

The battle between Songkick and Ticketmaster continues as Songkick claim Live Nation’s ticketing company used an old password to steal information. Ticketmaster have been facing legal challenges from smaller ticketing companies for years now, and…

SoundCloud hire a new General Counsel in the form of Merrit Farren

SoundCloud have named their new General Counsel following the recent departure of the streaming service’s COO and finance director. SoundCloud have named experienced legal fella Merritt Farren as their new General Counsel. Farren will take…

Unofficial remixes debut on Apple Music and Spotify thanks to Dubset

Yesterday Apple Music and Spotify began distributing unofficial remixes legally on their music streaming services via a deal with Dubset. Remixes are a massive part of online music, making up a large majority of the…

Pink Floyd Suing EMI Over Digital Royalties

It has been reported that Pink Floyd is currently in a contractual dispute with EMI. Members of Floyd are disputing a number of analog-to-digital extensions. “It was unclear whether record companies would be selling direct…

Pirate Bay – File Sharing Verdict

The Pirate Bay’s trial in Sweden has resulted in their four founders being found guilty and sentenced to a year in prison each, on top of some horrific fines. While we understand that artists are…

YouTube Baulks at PRS Rates

VS In what may prove a revolutionary move, YouTube is refusing to pay the increased licensing fee that the MCPS/PRS alliance has demanded for the right to stream music videos for signed artists in the…

45,000 People Downloaded The New u2 Album via Torrent Sites in 2 Weeks

Music Ally has reported that over 445,000 people illegally downloaded the new U2 album. All these downloaded were alleged to happen between the 18th of February till the 3rd of March from BitTorrent sites. The…