Music Piracy virtually eliminated in Norway

A countrywide survey in December 2014 showed that just 4% of Norwegians under 30 years still used illegal file-sharing platforms to get hold of music.

Arvato bows out of UK music business

Giant physical entertainment distributor Arvato has made the decision to close its UK site and exit the UK music business by spring this year.

Korpiklaani sign with Nuclear Blast

Finnish folk metal group Korpiklaani have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast for the release of their new album, “Notia”, due in May.

Raekwon and Ghostface Killah Announce Documentary

Wu-Tang Clan members Raekwon and Ghostface Killah confirmed they would oversee “The Purple Tape Files” documentary of their album “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx”.

Howard Marks reveals he has inoperable cancer

Howard Marks, the notorious former drug smuggler known as “Mr Nice”, has told the Observer he has been diagnosed with inoperable bowel cancer.

Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese has died

Edgar Froese of the innovative and prolific German electronic group Tangerine Dream passed away this week.

He was 70 years old.

First Bands announced for Camden Rocks Festival

The first 45 bands playing at this year’s Camden Rocks Festival in London on May 30th have been announced, including 3 sets by Funeral For A Friend.

Kärbholz : Karma Tour 2015

Dates and ticket information for the Kärbholz “Karma” Tour 2015.

Impericon Festivals 2015

Dates & info for the 2015 Impericon Festivals, featuring The Ghost Inside, Suicide Silence, Deez Nuts, Comeback Kik, Malevolence, Madball, Adept + more.

Laibach : Spectre World Tour 2015

Laibach’s Spectre World Tour begins next month in Germany and includes 4 UK dates & a performance at the Kampnagel / Krass Festival in Hamburg on Feb 14.

Feb 13-14 : Sónar Stockholm 2nd edition

Feb 13-14: Sónar Stockholm will take place on 3 stages at Stockholm Waterfront, with headliners such as SBTRKT, Paul Kalkbrenner, Jamie XX and Nina Kraviz.

Sónar Reykjavík 3rd edition

The full line-up for the 3rd edition of Sónar Reykjavík, taking place February 12-14, is now completed, with a total of 64 live bands, solo artists and DJs.