Iggy and the Stooges, J Depp and Buttocks

A law suit has been issued by a lady claiming that she was involved in an assault while watching Iggy Pop and his band the Stooges at the Hollywood Palladium. It is claimed that the altercation was witnessesd by Johnny Depp who was also involved somehow….. Depp is also an Isle of Wight lover Johnny Depp http://ventnorblog.com/2011/07/11/johnny-depp-the-isle-of-wights-latest-fan/…


Girls Hit The High Notes in Rich List 2012

According to reports of The Sunday Times Rich List 2012 to be published Sunday April 29, Adele is now worth £20m, putting her at the top of The Richest Young Musicians (under 30yrs) list 2012.  An increase of £14m from 2011’s list, this follows the phenomenal worldwide success of her second album ‘21’. Cheryl Cole,…


Festival news

The excellent Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the worlds largest festivals, since it began in 1999. This year’s festival will be hosting James, Pulp and a host of others but it will also be viewable via You Tube, this is good news for us Brits as its in California.

See schedule here


Trade Mark Lawsuit over ‘one direction’

A Californian group named ‘One Direction’ have brought legal action against Simon Cowell’s company Syco and Sony entertainment for $1 million (£630,000) in damages, compensation for profits gained by the UK One direction on their tour in America and an injunction to prevent the use of the band name ‘One Direction’ for trademark infringement. The…


Cheryl Cole sues Now Magazine

Cheryl Cole has filed papers in the High Court against publishers IPC Media. A story published in Now Magazine which claimed that Cheryl was in a ‘secret relationship’ with rapper MC Harvey is a story that has attracted legal action. Cheryl Cole is suing for aggravated damages for Libel and seeking an injunction to prevent…


Joint licensing for smes

Proposed Introduction Of Joint Licensing For Small Businesses “Thousands of small businesses across the UK are required to have two music licences from two different organisations and two invoices to play the same pieces of music for their employees and customers”. The statement released as part of the independent ‘Digital Copyright Exchange feasibility study –…


Live Music 2012 Licensing burden reduced

Live Music Act 2012 To Reduce Licensing Burden For Live Music The Live Music Act 2012, passed 8th March, is likely to come into force this autumn and will have great significance for the live music industry1.  Under this amendment of the Licensing Act 2003, premises with a capacity under 200 persons will no longer…