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CMU News: Spotify drops plans to buy SoundCloud
CMU News: NMPA announces deal with YouTube over unpaid song royalties
CMU News: Paste magazine goes back into print with vinyl covermount
CMU News: US Congress passes ticket tout bot ban
CMU News: Prince siblings can’t agree on permanent administrator for his estate
CMU News: Web-blocking back in the Swedish courts
CMU News: Complex magazine to close print edition
CMU News: Irving Azoff’s GMR declares - “It’s the radio industry being anti-competitive!”
CMU News: Amendment to policing bill aims to force consideration of “cultural benefits” into the event licensing process
CMU News: YouTube paid over $1 billion to the music industry this year
CMU News: Showaddywaddy still the “hardest working artist” in the UK
CMU Insights: Five key developments in music rights this year
CMU News: Australian creators launch campaign against proposed copyright reform
CMU News: Pulse nightclub now won’t be sold to city of Orlando
CMU News: Amazon is the exclusive ticket agent for intimate Robbie Williams show
CMU News: Guvera postpones AGM because it can’t pay its auditors
CMU News: Duran Duran “outraged and saddened” after losing copyright reversion right case
CMU News: Live Nation expands its festivals business into Australia through Secret Sounds deal
CMU News: At least 33 people killed in fire at Californian warehouse party
CMU Digest: iHeartRadio, tout bans, Kobalt, IFPI, Flo & Eddie, Time Inc
CMU Podcast: Sound Of 2017, AI in music, Kate Bush
CMU News: iHeart launches Napster-powered subscription service
CMU News: Italian parliament green lights proposed ticket tout ban
CMU News: Labels continue to invest the most into new music, say the labels
CMU News: PledgeMusic co-founder Malcolm Dunbar re-signs to company, expands role
CMU News: It’s official, Bieber has spoken and “hell is Instagram”
CMU Trends: Reviewing the potential of the new creative tech – the story so far
CMU News: Flo & Eddie’s pre-1972 settlement with Sirius could net $99 million for heritage artists
CMU News: Warner Music headhunts Sony’s Ole Obermann for key digital role
CMU News: Team behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-La to launch new festival in Torquay
CMU News: Kobalt unveils new pre-save button with Laura Marling release
CMU News: MPs from all parties call on government to back ticket tout bots ban
CMU News: AI may replace some forms of music composition, but it will enhance others
CMU News: Warner Music boss reportedly involved in bid for NME publisher Time Inc
CMU News: Coldplay top Ticketmaster’s poll of top events in 2016
CMU News: X-Factor winner’s winning single will be digital-only for first time
CMU News: Civil cases against MegaUpload kept on hold pending criminal action
CMU News: Russian streaming firm sues Yandex over alleged executive poaching
CMU News: BBC decides Radio 2 doesn’t need a Controller
CMU Digest: Fabric, GMR, touts, T In The Park, Buma-Stemra, Amazon
CMU Podcast: Fabric, Amazon Tickets, OK Go
CMU News: Artist And Manager Awards presented
CMU News: Buma/Stemra to phase out controversial discounts for concert promoters
CMU News: Wantickets sues Eventbrite in dispute over former employees
CMU News: BPI report puts the spotlight on AI in music
CMU News: CD Baby buys
CMU News: Amazon planning to “disrupt” global ticketing industry
CMU News: The Game ordered to pay $7.1 million in sexual assault case
CMU News: Song right societies collected €7.5 billion last year, says CISAC report
CMU News: Fabric to donate legal fund to “other worthy causes within the industry”
CMU News: Kickass lawyers diss US government’s defence of its criminal case
CMU News: We Shall Overcome copyright case to proceed
CMU News: Proper announces new deals with Believe and Glitterbeat
CMU News: Various Artists launches US division
CMU News: US radio industry accuses Global Music Rights of monopoly abuse, goes legal
CMU News: Nearly 500 more URLS web-blocked in UK on copyright grounds
CMU News: MusicToday finds a buyer to take it out of bankruptcy
CMU News: Radiocentre axes Commercial Radio Awards
CMU Trends: Reviewing the streaming market as we head into 2017
CMU Digest: Touts, GEMA, NMPA, Amazon, Prince, Duran Duran
CMU Podcast: Ticket touts, Duran Duran, Prince
CMU News: Music publishers get in their wish list to President-Elect Trump
CMU News: 50 Cent sample case dismissed by US court
CMU News: Catalogue label Rock Candy expands into US via RED alliance
CMU News: News UK to launch pop-up Sun radio station in Scotland
CMU News: New GEMA court ruling could “devastate” German industry, say music publishers
CMU News: Prince companies sue Tidal over catalogue streams
CMU News: Spotify announces Ticketmaster deal as it ramps up gig plugging efforts
CMU News: MPs grill tout site chiefs
CMU News: US Internet Association gets its copyright demands in quick to President-Elect Trump
CMU News: Tech groups submit filings in support of Cox as it appeals BMG ruling
CMU News: Judge recommends summary judgement in favour of Justin Bieber in $10 million song-theft case
CMU News: Italy to consider ticket tout ban
CMU News: Duran Duran go to court to test reach of US copyright reversion right
CMU News: US Copyright Office calls for new submissions on the safe harbour debate
CMU News: Flo & Eddie settle with Sirius in Californian pre-1972 royalties battle
CMU News: US Department Of Justice to appeal 100% licensing agreement
CMU News: Amazon Music Unlimited launches in the UK
CMU News: Spotify says new version of desktop app deals with data dump bug
CMU News: Leon Russell dies
CMU News: Enter Shikari are aiming to go “bigger” on next album
CMU Trends: Dancing babies, fair use and takedowns – Explaining lenz v universal
CMU Digest: Cox Communications, Songkick, Mandy Jiroux, Omnifone, KickassTorrents, Electric Jukebox
CMU Podcast: KickassTorrents, US Copyright Office, BRITs
CMU News: Cox Communications files appeal in $25 million safe harbours case
CMU News: Door manufacturer fined over death of Fisherman’s Friends singer and tour manager
CMU News: Lyor Cohen’s 300 co-founder announces a new joint venture with Universal
CMU News: Warner Music appoints new MD to reinvigorate its South Korean operations
CMU News: Kate Bush interview to air on 6 Music ahead of live album release
CMU News: New The xx album to land in January
CMU News: Songkick listings to be integrated into Shazam app
CMU News: Don Henley says US Copyright Office chief fired because she stood up for creatives
CMU News: City of Orlando buys Pulse nightclub to create a memorial to shooting victims
CMU News: Culture select committee to consider secondary ticketing and the bloody bots
CMU News: Eventbrite integrates with charity platform JustGiving
CMU Insights: Ten tips for writing better press releases
CMU News: Mandy Jiroux countersues Blind Melon in Insane copyright case
CMU News: EU songwriters hit out at US royalties exception
CMU News: Apple certainly got some of Omnifone’s staff and maybe some of its tech
CMU News: News UK confirms Scott Taunton as CEO of its recently acquired radio business
CMU News: Radio 1 chief to also oversee Asian Network in BBC Radio rejig
CMU News: KickassTorrents man “like a drug broker” of piracy, says US government
CMU News: Physical product firms Key Production and Modo combine
CMU News: Faction Entertainment allies with Kobalt
CMU News: Electric Jukebox is actually going to launch
CMU News: Jimmy Young dies
CMU News: Randy Phillips confirmed for post-bankruptcy SFX board in recent filing
CMU News: Amy Lamé appointed as London’s first Night Czar
CMU Digest: GEMA, ticket bots, European Copyright Directive, counterfeit CDs, dancing baby case, Avenged Sevenfold
CMU Podcast: YouTube, Avenged Sevenfold, The Smiths
CMU:DIY: My slides from Off The Record Manchester
CMU News: US music industry urges EU ambassador to back safe harbour reform
CMU News: Kickass man to stay in prison as extradition process continues
CMU News: Steve Angello faces two lawsuits that could cost him $12 million
CMU News: Billy Corgan takes his wrestling feud to Twitter
CMU News: Government pledges meeting to discuss tackling ticket tout bots
CMU News: Dutch industry turns its anti-piracy efforts to Facebook groups
CMU News: Universal Music Publishing to administer entire Prince catalogue
CMU News: Spotify buys subscriber insights firm, relaunches website for artists
CMU News: Almost 25% of CDs on Amazon could be counterfeit
CMU News: Bieber avoids deposition and possible arrest by settling paparazzo lawsuit
CMU News: Undercover cops to be identified in Fabric appeal
CMU News: SFX needs more time to finalise post-bankruptcy plan
CMU News: MU plans new protests over pre-recorded music in Dirty Dancing show
CMU News: AIF awards dished out in Cardiff
CMU Insights: Top five facts about digital licensing
Media Commentary (for the BBC): YouTube's seven-year stand-off ends
CMU News: GEMA licenses YouTube after seven year stand off
CMU News: US Supreme Court seeks government viewpoint on dancing baby case
CMU News: Ferdy Unger-Hamilton to run Columbia Records in the UK
CMU News: Axed Guvera staff in Americas reportedly still waiting for owed wages
CMU News: Loud And Quiet relaunches website
CMU News: Sales of new Avenged Sevenfold LP could impact on Warner legal battle
CMU News: Live Nation fails to have fatal stage collapse case dismissed
CMU News: Yet more people want a co-write on Uptown Funk
CMU News: Music Venue Trust criticises peer for comments on anti-terror training
CMU Trends: Deals, data and disputes - when copyrights are co-owned
CMU Digest: MP3tunes, Eric Clapton, Dr Luke, PRS, Maria Pallante, Spotify
CMU Podcast: Music Venue Trust, virtual reality, Justin Bieber
CMU News: Eric Clapton sued for $5 million over incorrectly named Unplugged song
CMU News: Tech firms tell music industry “technologies themselves cannot be bad actors”
CMU News: Twitter announces job cuts and axes Vine
CMU News: Video service Vessel to wind down following Verizon acquisition
CMU News: BBC Radio Scotland announces music-centric pop up, as former Xfm Scotland licence goes to all-new Rock Radio
CMU News: Prince’s “brother” cut from $300 million estate
CMU News: RAJAR Round Up: 6 Music and Radio X score record audience figures
CMU News: MP3tunes appeal might raise the obligations of safe harbour dwellers
CMU News: Cliff Richard’s lawsuit could cost BBC and South Yorkshire Police £1.5 million
CMU News: Aussie web-blocking costs discussed in court
CMU News: Suge Knight blames Dr Dre for hit and run death, claims he’s due cut of Beats sale money
CMU News: Italian promoters also want touting crackdown
CMU News: New music booker for Latitude Festival
CMU News: StreetTeam hires former TicketFly exec to strengthen North American presence
CMU News: Digital Stores founder joins Music Glue
CMU News: Council decision means Prince’s former home can properly open as a museum
CMU News: Music Venue Trust urges songwriters to support an end of minimum fees on PRS gigs licence
CMU News: US Register Of Copyrights Maria Pallante abruptly axed
CMU News: Ontario planning tout-bot ban
CMU News: Dave Cash dies
CMU News: Sony promises new Kesha music “soon”
CMU News: Kanye to boycott Grammys if Frank Ocean not nominated
CMU Digest: Harry Shearer, Digital Economy Bill, streaming rates, Sony Music, Bob Geldof, Spotify
CMU Podcast: Ticket touts, cheap streams, Spinal Tap
CMU News: Lost MegaUpload data back in court, yet again
CMU News: Beatles company disputes rival copyright claim for Shea Stadium footage
CMU News: Strategic considerations remain the biggest challenge in direct-to-fan
CMU News: UK Music Video Awards presented
CMU News: BBC leads at all-new radio industry awards
CMU News: MP hopes to ban ticket touting bots through Digital Economy Bill
CMU News: Streaming is too expensive for the mainstream, says YouGov research
CMU News: Martin Garrix tops the DJ Mag Poll
CMU News: Kickass lawyers demand America’s criminal case be dismissed
CMU News: TicketWeb unveils new Backline platform at Venues Day
CMU News: Sŵn Festival launches new educational programme for artists
CMU Insights: Five ways the music industry has fought piracy online
CMU News: Harry Shearer sues Universal owner Vivendi over This Is Spinal Tap royalties
CMU News: Cliff Richard says he’s “forever tainted” by sex abuse allegations
CMU News: FUGA announces new US base, signs up Tommy Boy
CMU News: Switzerland confirmed as spotlight country at Great Escape 2017
CMU News: Bob Geldof sued by former bandmate over song ownership
CMU News: Live Nation seek to dismiss criminal case over Radiohead stage collapse
CMU News: Spotify’s UK revenues up 18% in 2015 despite slip in ad income
CMU Trends: What challenges remain to truly unlock the power of direct-to-fan?
CMU Digest: Amazon, FanFair, RIAA, SFX, Isle Of Wight Festival, Ed Sheeran
CMU:DIY: My slides from Norwich Sound + Vision
CMU Podcast: Amazon Music Unlimited, Isle Of Wight Festival, Insane Clown Posse
CMU News: RIAA submits its annual piracy snitch list
CMU News: SFX rejects money claims from its founder and former CEO
CMU News: Foo Fighters settle insurance lawsuit
CMU News: Sentric signs deal with urban music firm Defenders Entertainment
CMU News: New free digital distribution service launches
CMU News: Pandora has a rebrand
Media Commentary (for the BBC): Amazon's Spotify rival competes on price
CMU News: Amazon unveils its new streaming service with mid-price options
CMU News: Ed Sheeran’s lawyers complain about length of song-theft lawsuit
CMU News: Kesha seeks to keep medical records confidential in ongoing Dr Luke litigation
CMU News: Merlin opens Japanese office
CMU News: New MDs appointed at management firm ie:music
CMU News: Government provides new funding for indie artist export initiative
CMU News: Quincy Jones lawsuit to include sales v licence debate, delays court date
CMU News: Dr Dre and Ice Cube removed from civil action relating to Suge Knight homicide
CMU Trends: How do artists know if they’re getting a good deal from streaming? There are too many unknowns
CMU Digest: MMF, Sony, Russian collective licensing, Global, Mazher Mahmood, Fabric
CMU:DIY: My slides from Music For Youth Frequencies
CMU Podcast: Dissecting The Digital Dollar, FanFair Alliance
CMU News: Cliff Richard files lawsuit over BBC’s coverage of police raid of his home
CMU News: Movie industry holds up Portuguese web-block programme as best practice
CMU News: Listen Up launches digital marketing division
CMU News: Vevo confirms new Head of Europe
CMU News: Artist managers formally call for more transparency in streaming as MMF publishes part two of Digital Dollar report
CMU News: Former Sun journalist found guilty of tampering with evidence in Tulisa drugs case
CMU News: TuneCore acquires JustGo, introduces new social media tools
CMU News: Cox Communications seeks legal costs from Round Hill Music
CMU News: Deezer announces alliance with playola firm
CMU News: Global expands interactive app to main Capital station
CMU Insights: Five basic facts about music copyright
CMU News: Russian ministry presents plans for taking over collective licensing to Deputy PM
CMU News: Extradition proceedings underway in Kickass case
CMU News: Straight Outta Compton defamation lawsuit could continue if ‘successor-in-interest’ can be found
CMU News: Justin Bieber ordered to give deposition in pap attack case
CMU News: Sony renews deal with China’s Tencent Music
CMU News: Judge approves latest plans to take SFX out of bankruptcy
CMU News: Sony Corp’s move to take full control of Sony/ATV is complete
CMU News: Former Culture Secretary to lead BBC radio from next year
CMU Digest: YouTube, SoundCloud, YouTube-mp3, MegaUpload, Sony v 19
CMU:DIY: My slides from the Urban Development All Dayer 2016
CMU News: Too much ambiguity in Sony’s streaming deals for summary judgement on 19’s sales v licence litigation, says judge
CMU News: MIC says Congressional letter in support of BMI and ASCAP fails to deal with DoJ arguments around 100% licensing
CMU News: Ole uses some of its new cash to expand audio-visual rights business
CMU Podcast: YouTube, not YouTube, YouTube-mp3
CMU News: YouTube hires record industry veteran Lyor Cohen as Global Head Of Music
CMU News: Promoter of Steve Aoki show where five people died jailed for four years
CMU News: Eighteen members of US Congress back music industry’s fight against 100% licensing
CMU News: Spotify in talks to buy SoundCloud as it launches in Japan
CMU News: Closing arguments presented in MegaUpload extradition case, as Kim Dotcom’s lawyers seek rehearing in US on seized assets
CMU News: Judge dismisses lawsuit over Roc-A-Fella logo
CMU Insights: Making money from music in five steps
CMU News: Record industry sues as stream-ripping tops piracy agenda
CMU News: Kobalt buys Fintage House’s music division
CMU News: Early D2F player MusicToday files for bankruptcy, hopes to find buyer
CMU News: Robbie Williams turned to Ed Sheeran during last minute panic about hits count
CMU News: iHeart unveils its move into subscription streaming
CMU Trends: The big challenge of mid-price and free streams
CMU Digest: BMI, Russian collective licensing, MusicBiz stats, iHeart, Fabric, Festival No.6
CMU News: More Americans access tracks via playlists than albums, according to Music Biz research
CMU News: Sky buys Una Tickets
CMU News: Majors criticise proposal for government takeover of collective licensing in Russia
CMU News: Fake Sheikh in court over conduct in Tulisa sting
CMU News: Slacker woos users of now defunct Samsung music service Milk
CMU News: Great Escape to stage series of London gigs as first 50 acts playing 2017 festival are announced
CMU News: Coalition of US music licensees call on Department Of Justice to appeal court ruling on 100% licensing
CMU News: Court restarts legal battle between Beats and early collaborator
CMU News: ECJ says free wi-fi providers not liable when customers infringe
CMU News: One Direction facing lawsuit in Ireland
CMU News: iHeartMedia plotting launch into paid-for streaming
CMU News: Cliff Richard to ask parliamentarians to back new law providing anonymity to those accused of sex abuse before charges filed
CMU News: Lil Wayne says Cash Money Records still to account for $70 million spending spree
CMU News: Judge rejects Department Of Justice conclusion on 100% licensing
CMU News: Viagogo given green light to pursue legal action against SFX
CMU Trends: Music rights and the European Copyright Directive
CMU Insights: Five tips for brands working with music for the first time
CMU Digest: Pandora, copyright directive, Measuring Music, Tidal, Crowdmix, T In The Park
CMU News: Pandora revamps premium radio offering, confirms Warner Music deal
CMU News: French court gives prison time to both operator and users of OMGTorrent
CMU News: Ole gets itself a $500 million credit facility
CMU News: T In The Park promoter’s profits slip in tricky site-shift year
CMU News: Skepta wins Mercury Prize
CMU News: European Commission publishes copyright reform proposals including transparency and the value gap
CMU News: Music industry responds to draft European copyright directive
CMU News: Beatles company sued over concert footage in new documentary
CMU News: Pandora confirms direct deals with Sony and Universal, but not Warner
CMU News: Songwriter group sues US Department Of Justice over consent decree ruling
CMU News: Tidal losses doubled last year
CMU News: Pandora planning to overhaul existing premium offer before launching fully on-demand service
CMU News: HMV owner responds after ex-staff affected by liquidation of Irish business
CMU News: Music contributed £4.1 billion to UK economy last year, says UK Music
CMU News: Capital FM arrives on national DAB network
CMU Trends: Assessing the music industry in 2016 – is it saved yet?
CMU Digest: Fabric, iPhone 7, AIM, Deezer, Britney Spears
CMU Podcast: Fabric, FanFair, Frank Ocean
CMU News: European court says publishers can be liable when linking to copyright infringing files
CMU News: Kanye West signs Tyga while working on album with Drake
CMU News: Warner announces new imprint, 2TE Records
CMU News: French regulator approved Warner Music’s owner taking a controlling stake in Deezer, new documents confirm
CMU News: New Jack station to focus on great British music
CMU News: Spears family settles with Britney’s self-declared former manager
CMU News: Diversity and education the key themes at BPI AGM
CMU News: Apple unveils new iPhone sans the headphone socket
CMU News: Rated Awards presented
CMU News: Live Nation announces new joint venture to manage two arenas in Qatar
CMU News: AIM Awards presented
CMU News: Recent Eventbrite hires sued by ticketing rival
CMU News: Universal’s Capitol US set to sign 1D’s Niall Horan
CMU News: Ice Cube comments on passing of former NWA manager
CMU News: FAC boss to depart to head up Association Of Independent Music
CMU News: Jessie J song theft lawsuit dismissed again
CMU News: Believe announces strategic partnership with DRM in New Zealand
CMU News: Russian government considering taking over collective licensing
CMU News: BPI pays tribute to music industry events producer Fiona Haycock
CMU News: Obama plans his own version of SXSW, White House style