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20 – 23 September 2017 - Hamburg

20 – 23 September 2017 - Hamburg

The Reeperbahn Festival will present more than 800 events spanning a range of genres in locations around Hamburg's Reeperbahn, in Germany. It's one of the most important meeting places for the music industry worldwide. In addition to some 500 concerts, the festival programme includes events in the fields of fine art, film, and literature as well as a conference programme that is designed for professionals active in the music and creative digital industries and features sessions, showcases, networking...

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Posted on: 15/09/2017Categories: Industry Event News

18 – 20 October 2017 - Paris

18 – 20 October 2017 - Paris

MaMA is a music festival and convention based in Paris for the international music industry actors. This event offers a gateway to the French music market. MaMA is the first place to meet and exchange for all the music industry sector : majors or independents, producers and promoters, venues and festivals, bookers and agents, record companies, publishers, promotion companies, media ... And obviously artists.

Program features: live acts, international meetings, conferences, workshops, talks,...

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Posted on: 15/09/2017Categories: Industry Event News

25 – 29 October 2017 - Katowice

25 – 29 October 2017 - Katowice

WOMEX – the World Music Expo – is the most international music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene, featuring a trade fair, conference sessions, films and a showcase festival. It travels around Europe and this year we hit Katowice, Poland!

Around 2,500 professionals come together every October from more than 90 countries, making WOMEX not only the number one networking platform for the world music industry, but also the most diverse music...

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Posted on: 15/09/2017Categories: Industry Event News

Chance The Rapper sued over 10 Day sample

Chance The Rapper sued over 10 Day sample

Chance The Rapper has been sued over a sample on his 2012 debut mixtape '10 Day'. A jazz musician who is now working as a lawyer says the track 'Windows' samples – without permission – a 1980 recording that he composed.

Many hip hop artists launch their careers by putting out free mixtapes, which are sometimes actually mixes, and other times more like original albums by another name. Back in the day aspiring MCs and producers would actually distribute physical copies of their...

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Posted on: 14/09/2017Categories: News from CMU Online

Death metal band Decapitated charged with kidnap and rape

Death metal band Decapitated charged with kidnap and rape

Polish death metal band Decapitated are being held in custody in the US on charges of kidnapping and rape. All four members of the band are accused of assaulting a woman on their tour bus after a show in Spokane, Washington.

According to court documents released on Monday, reports The Spokesman-Review, two women say that they met the band following their performance on 31 Aug and were invited back to the outfit's tour bus for drinks.

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Posted on: 14/09/2017Categories: News from CMU Online

Tencent and Alibaba both expand music catalogues through new deal

Tencent and Alibaba both expand music catalogues through new deal

Two of China's biggest internet companies have agreed a music-based deal that will expand the catalogues of recordings available to both firms.

Legitimate streaming is finally gaining real momentum in the Chinese market, of course. An interesting quirk of the digital music sector in China is that companies like Tencent both operate the services and distribute or control the content, meaning other streaming set-ups need licences from their rivals to access catalogue.

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Posted on: 14/09/2017Categories: News from CMU Online

Music data start-up Soundcharts confirms $3.1 million in new finance

Music data start-up Soundcharts confirms $3.1 million in new finance

Paris-based music data start-up Soundcharts – which aggregates social, chart, playlist and radio data for labels, publishers, managers and live industry clients – has completed a $3.1 million funding round. The new financing has been led by Alven Capital, with Kima Ventures and Global Founders Capital also putting some cash on the table.

Says the firm's founder, former Universal Music exec David Weiszfeld: "Soundcharts processes, analyses and archives a mass of information...

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Posted on: 14/09/2017Categories: News from CMU Online

Global pulls plug on touring as staff defect to Live Nation

Global pulls plug on touring as staff defect to Live Nation...

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Posted on: 14/09/2017Categories: News from Live UK

Hope and Glory goes into liquidation owing £890k

Hope and Glory goes into liquidation owing £890k

THE COMPANY behind the disastrous Hope and Glory festival (cap. 12,500) has put itself into liquidation with £888,984 owing to creditors.

The Liverpool festival, run by Hope and Glory Festival Ltd (HGF), descended into chaos with lengthy queues, overcrowding and delayed performances, resulting in the second day of the inaugural event being cancelled.

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Posted on: 14/09/2017Categories: News from Live UK

PRS submits agreed new live tariff for approval

PRS submits agreed new live tariff for approval

HAVING AGREED terms with live music industry bodies, performance royalty collection body PRS For Music has lodged an application for approval to alter its live tariff.

It is almost two years since a consultation process into increasing the organisation's Light and Popular (LP) tariff came to an end.

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Posted on: 14/09/2017Categories: News from Live UK

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