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  • Sam FM apologies after DJs talk up a sponsor’s free car

    Posted 2017-06-22 11:19:33 by: Deleted Member

    Local radio station Sam FM has apologised to media regulator OfCom after its presenters went on rather too long about an electric car that had been loaned to the station by one of its sponsors. According to Radio Today, a Sam FM presenter started singing the praises of the Renault Twizy, which had been loaned ...

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  • CMU@TGE 2017: A Recent History Of Getting High

    Posted 2017-06-22 11:16:33 by: Deleted Member

    Look out for more reports throughout June on key sessions that took place at the CMU Insights conferences at The Great Escape last month. Today, A Recent History Of Getting High. While the latter half of the CMU Insights Drugs Conference looked at addiction and recovery, the first part of the day considered drug taking ...

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  • Sofar Sounds launches global gigs programme with Amnesty for World Refugee Day

    Posted 2017-06-22 11:11:19 by: Deleted Member

    Amnesty International announced a tie up with Sofar Sounds earlier this week that will see a thousand musicians perform in 300 homes in 60 countries on World Refugee Day on 20 Sep, with a view to raising awareness of the ever worsening refugee crisis, and funds to support initiatives helping those forced to flee their ...

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  • One Liners: Kali Uchis, St Vincent, Lucian Grainge, more

    Posted 2017-06-22 11:07:55 by: Deleted Member

    Other notable announcements and developments today… • Kali Uchis has released the video for ‘Tyrant’, featuring Jorja Smith. • Ariel Pink has announced that he will release new album, ‘Dedicated To Bobby Jameson’, on 15 Sep. Here’s recently released single ‘Another Weekend’. • Mumdance & Logos have released a new double a-side single, featuring new ...

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  • CMU Daily is fifteen!

    Posted 2017-06-21 12:25:42 by: Deleted Member

    So, ladies and gentlemen, would you believe that the CMU Daily has now been publishing daily for fifteen years. Fifteen years! There was no Spotify back then. There was no iTunes back then. There was no Facebook back then. There was no YouTube back then. It was only after the CMU Daily was launched that ...

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  • Police raid HQ of Spanish collecting society – again

    Posted 2017-06-21 12:23:34 by: Deleted Member

    Those with warm memories of the happy heady summer of 2011 and the glorious police raid on the offices of Spanish collecting society SGAE are in for a treat. As we were all enjoying the happy heady days of summer 2017 yesterday, police officers raided the HQ of Spanish collecting society SGAE all over again, ...

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  • TuneIn sues Pandora over ad sales deal

    Posted 2017-06-21 12:22:00 by: Deleted Member

    So, thanks to its recent deals, Pandora is now sitting on a cash pile of £680 million. Let’s make sure at least some of that lands into the pockets of those lovely lawyers, right? Good news everybody! Radio station and podcast aggregator TuneIn is suing Pandora, accusing the streaming music firm of breach of contract, ...

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  • Ministry record company in Australia rebrands following UK label’s Sony deal

    Posted 2017-06-21 12:20:52 by: Deleted Member

    The Ministry Of Sound record company in Australia is rebranding as TMRW Music. The label operated by Ministry Of Sound’s Australian business partners was not part of Sony Music’s acquisition of the UK-based Ministry label last year. Though the rebrand is as a result of that deal, which will also see the Ministry Of Sound ...

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  • Spotify testing sponsored tracks in user playlists

    Posted 2017-06-21 12:19:12 by: Deleted Member

    Spotify has confirmed that it is experimenting with allowing labels to pay to insert songs into your carefully created playlists. The streaming company said that a small trial of this new service is being tested on a number of free users. “We are always testing new promotional tools that deliver the highest relevancy to our ...

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  • 7digital finalises 24-7 acquisition

    Posted 2017-06-21 12:17:55 by: Deleted Member

    Digital music provider and radio programme maker 7digital yesterday confirmed it had finalised its deal to acquire 24-7 Entertainment – another B2B provider of digital music services – from German consumer electronics giant MediaMarktSaturn, which took a controlling stake in 24-7 back in 2009. The deal also sees MMS become both the biggest shareholder in ...

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