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CMU News: Streaming boom keeps US record industry in growth, up 14.6% this year
CMU News: Martin Garrix wins legal battle with Spinnin Records
CMU News: New Order settle legal dispute with Peter Hook
CMU News: John Lemon drink agrees to rebrand following legal action from Yoko
CMU News: Sony/ATV extends its deal with Greg Kurstin
CMU News: Music provided a £4.4 billion boost to the UK economy in 2016
CMU News: Taylor Swift accused of lyrical theft in Shake It Off… again
CMU News: New lawsuit filed over Santa Claus Is Coming To Town royalties
CMU News: Islington Assembly Hall goes ‘mobile first’ via Dice alliance
CMU News: More safe harbour sparring as tech and entertainment sectors make NAFTA submissions
CMU News: Harry Styles sues potential merch bootleggers ahead of Nashville show
CMU News: LAB Records allies with Warner’s ADA
CMU News: SRD allies with IDOL on digital distribution
CMU News: Assets of sync platform Ricall up for sale following liquidation
CMU News: Spotify’s latest mechanicals motion denied, though it could persist with its bold new argument
CMU News: EU to pressure web giants to do more to tackle piracy on their networks
CMU News: Tencent isn’t buying Spotify, but wanted to
CMU News: LiveXLive Media acquires streaming service Slacker
CMU News: Vevo server hacked and three terabytes of files shared
CMU News: Competition regulator approves Live Nation’s IOW Festival purchase
CMU News: BPI welcomes digital minister’s value gap commitments
CMU News: Google and SoundCloud join board of Entertainment Retailers Association
CMU Digest: Spotify, IOW Festival, Chance The Rapper, We Shall Overcome, Tencent, Sharebeast
CMU News: More court submissions and another lawsuit add to Spotify’s mechanicals woes
CMU Insights: Five things you’ll learn on the CMU seminar programme
CMU News: Chance The Rapper sued over 10 Day sample
CMU News: Tencent and Alibaba both expand music catalogues through new deal
CMU News: Dance label Armada Music opens London office
CMU News: Music data start-up Soundcharts confirms $3.1 million in new finance
CMU News: Epic Rights to sell its artist merch via Amazon
CMU News: New York music PR agency Magnum allies with UG Strategies
CMU News: First verse of We Shall Overcome public domain, says US judge
CMU News: Sharebeast operator pleads guilty to copyright infringement
CMU News: Minnesota court upholds ruling over rejected Prince heirs
CMU News: Radiohead “appalled” after trial over drum tech’s death called off
CMU News: Thriller actress goes legal again as 3D version of the video premieres
CMU News: Billy McFarland propped up another company with his Fyre credit card, says Vice
CMU News: Modest! backs new publishing business led by former Nettwerk exec
Stuff I do: YouTube-mp3 and Spotify stories have kept the CMU website very busy this week
CMU News: YouTube-mp3 officially shuts down
CMU News: PRS says it has industry agreement on new live performance licence, now needs Copyright Tribunal approval
CMU Digest: YouTube-mp3, Warner, Facebook, Hope & Glory, Toni Basil, Spotify
CMU News: Warner Music signs new deal with Apple Music
CMU News: UK recorded music exports up 72.3% since 2010
CMU News: eBay capitalises on vinyl revival with new entertainment hub
CMU News: Global focuses on festivals as two live music execs move to Live Nation
CMU News: Former MTV and Maker Studios exec to lead video for Spotify
CMU Insights: Five news stories we’ll explain at our digital masterclass
CMU News: Facebook offering hundreds of millions to get music licences quicker
CMU News: Criminal case over Radiohead drum tech’s death called off due to delays
CMU News: Attacks on torrents bring digital locker file-sharing back into fashion
CMU News: YouTube-mp3 agrees to shut down
CMU News: Company behind Hope & Glory festival in liquidation
CMU News: Music Venue Trust launches fundraising campaign
CMU News: Ex-SFX hires Hard Events founder to lead North American operations
CMU News: Paul Cheetham joins AEG to book new music hall in Berlin
CMU News: MQA announces alliance with Deezer
CMU News: Lil Wayne “doing fine” after seizures force show cancellation
CMU News: Toni Basil goes legal over Mickey syncs
CMU News: Man dies after running into fire at Burning Man
CMU News: Eventbrite completes Ticketfly acquisition
CMU News: New video strategy at Spotify following Tom Calderone’s departure
CMU News: Radio 1 reveals more information about 50th anniversary plans
CMU News: Spotify questions whether mechanical royalties are even due on a stream
CMU News: Fyre Festival company forced into bankruptcy
CMU News: Flavor Flav sues Chuck D, Chuck D not too bothered
CMU News: Auddly announces alliances with PRS and ASCAP
CMU News: MegaUpload founder shows off new tech venture K.im
CMU News: Radioplayer launches new ‘smart radio’ feed to enhance in-car listening
CMU News: Richard Branson’s children to host Emeli Sandé and Ed Sheeran for Give A Home
CMU Beef Of The Week: Australia v Viagogo
CMU Digest: Viagogo, Goldman Sachs, Kanye West, musicFIRST, Merlin
CMU News: Lloyd’s insurers countersue Kanye West over St Pablo tour claim
CMU News: musicFIRST launches campaign to rally US artists behind copyright reform
CMU News: Kobalt signs Rudimental
CMU News: 9500+ sign petition to save Oxford venue The Cellar
CMU News: Deezer rolls out high quality audio service beyond Sonos
CMU News: LG unveils MQA-enabled smartphone for higher quality audio
CMU News: Radio X criticised by media regulator over Russell Brand’s sex chat with Elvis impersonator
CMU News: Queensland Attorney-General advises consumers to “think twice” before using Viagogo
CMU News: Unfair dismissal claim filed after health facility treats Justin Bieber’s bashed balls
CMU News: Katy Perry sued over toe injury at 2014 concert
CMU News: Goldman Sachs’ latest prediction of a rosy future for streaming boosts major label valuations
CMU News: Sony/ATV launches new royalty reporting app for songwriters
CMU News: Live Nation expands presence in Brazil with new hire
CMU News: Bauer brings The Hits back to local digital radio networks
CMU News: Hackers post a naked Justin Bieber to Selena Gomez’s Instagram
CMU News: Australian consumer rights commission takes Viagogo to court
CMU News: Lynyrd Skynyrd biopic blocked because of ex-drummer’s involvement
CMU News: Merlin royalty distributions pass a billion dollars
CMU News: Former Fueled By Ramen A&R becomes Fueled By Ramen A&R
CMU News: Taylor Swift offering ticket priority to merch buyers
CMU News: The National squeeze 5000 photos into new video
CMU News: Kendrick Lamar dominates at the VMAs
CMU News: ‘X-Factor’ contenders told to stop singing Ed Sheeran songs
CMU News: Warner signs new Spotify deal – at last!
CMU News: ASCAP formally supports BMI in 100% licensing appeal
CMU News: IP-focused policing unit secures more funding
CMU News: Merch from Justin Bieber’s abandoned tour to land in H&M
CMU News: Primary Talent pays tribute to Dave Chumbley
CMU News: Beck confirms new album release date, shares new track
CMU News: First ever Heavy Music Awards presented
CMU Beef Of The Week: Danish law enforcement v bad busking
CMU News: Pirate Bay founders ordered to pay 405,000 euros to the labels
CMU News: Just Isn’t Music signs Ghostpoet
CMU News: Warner/Chappell re-signs Xenomania’s Miranda Cooper
CMU News: East West signs Sheridan Smith, album due later this year
CMU News: Skepta’s made a shoe
CMU News: Box Plus announces app upgrade and Roku alliance
CMU News: Showtime secures rights to Prince’s ‘Sign O The Times’ film
CMU News: Corey Taylor not so excited about Kid Rock for US Senate
CMU News: The copyright status of MP3 resale back in court via the ReDigi appeal
CMU News: Sony Music signs up with Dubset
CMU News: Dot Blockchain allies with Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Sawtooth framework
CMU News: The AEG/MSG venue bookings war maybe over
CMU News: A2IM adds to stack of responses to Lyor Cohen’s ‘YouTube is great’ blog
CMU News: DHP Family to open new venue in Birmingham
CMU News: LCD Soundsystem do the VR thing for new video
CMU News: “The producers told me to go on about Blazin Squad” says Love Island’s Marcel Somerville
CMU News: Indie festivals urge UK competition regulator to widen its investigation into Live Nation’s IOW Festival deal
CMU News: DEAG and Kilimanjaro take stake in ‘Thriller – Live’ producer
CMU News: Pre-release promo platform Byta launches Generic Links
CMU News: SEC met with Spotify to discuss its unconventional route to the stock market
CMU News: BPI boss responds to Lyor Cohen’s safe harbour remarks
CMU News: ITV announces new music show with Syco
CMU News: Bonnie Tyler sang ‘Total Eclipse’ during a total eclipse
CMU News: RIAA hits back at Lyor Cohen’s “safe harbours are a distraction” blog post
CMU News: Eminem-esque legal battle results in new dispute between library music firms
CMU News: Australian film industry launches new anti-piracy campaign as latest web-blocks go through
CMU News: CD Baby encourages its community to keep an eye out for hate bands
CMU News: More MEGS money dished out to UK acts going global
CMU News: BBC announces Harry Styles telly special
CMU News: Architects frontman pauses gig to hit out at groper
CMU News: Gene Simmons doesn’t regret trying to trademark ‘devil horns’ gesture
Stuff I do: Copyright chatter in the Caribbean
CMU News: YouTube’s Lyor Cohen tells the music industry to shut up and wait (basically)
CMU News: BMI formally responds to Department Of Justice’s 100% licensing appeal
CMU News: Songs signs Hudson Mohawke
CMU News: Universal Music Publishing signs Tom Misch
CMU News: ABBA’s Benny Andersson plays his memoirs on the piano
CMU News: AIM to give Innovator Award to Boy Better Know
CMU Beef Of The Week: Wu-Tang Clan fan (aka Potential Juror Number 59) v Martin Shkreli
CMU Digest: SoundCloud, Pandora, RIAA, Spinrilla, Cinram, Manchester Arena
CMU Trends: The rights of artists and songwriters post-assignment - performer and moral rights
CMU News: Songwriter groups hit out at the major labels’ position on moral rights
CMU News: BMG launches royalty reporting app
CMU News: Electric Jukebox launches new music service for all the family
CMU News: Spotify removes music by “hate bands” from its platform
CMU News: Juggalos march on Washington to clash with pro-Trump rally
CMU News: Zayn’s second album will be more “organised”
CMU News: New venue, new curator and Spotify sponsorship for Artist & Manager Awards
CMU News: Bonnie Tyler to sing ‘Total Eclipse’ during a total eclipse
CMU News: “No justification” for labels to see Spinrilla source code, says Spinrilla
CMU News: Sony/ATV renews deal with hit writer Ilsey Juber
CMU News: Warner/Chappell announces deal with Siobhan Fahey
CMU News: Administrators seek buyer for distribution firm Cinram
CMU News: Families of Manchester Arena victims to each receive £250,000 from the We Love Manchester Fund
CMU News: Ticketmaster launches in Switzerland
CMU News: Elvis Presley - 40 years dead, 2.8 billion plays on YouTube
CMU News: Wu-Tang Clan to resurrect Wu Wear
It's the Review Edition of ThreeWeeks Edinburgh at Edinburgh Festival 2017
CMU News: DJ did grope Taylor Swift, jury rules
CMU News: Ignition Records allies with FUGA
CMU News: Flow Festival vows to investigate after artist is assaulted by security
CMU News: New CEO appointed at Pandora
CMU News: 1Xtra to get nostalgic on fifteenth birthday
CMU News: Streaming makes full albums less necessary, muse Muse
CMU News: Glass Animals respond to Reading’s “fruitist” pineapple ban
CMU News: SoundCloud confirms both new funding and new management
CMU News: Radio DJ has case against Taylor Swift cut down before jury deliberations
CMU News: Liverpool mayor confirms Hope & Glory investigation underway
CMU News: More festival queue chatter on the social networks this weekend
CMU News: TicketWeb US to boost fan engagement tools via start-up acquisition
CMU News: Kesha discusses the pain that inspired new album ‘Rainbow’
CMU News: Bon Iver cancel mini-fest ten days after announcing it
CMU News: Republican Super PAC hopes Kid Rock will run for Senate
ThreeWeeks Q&A: Anya Anastasia - Rogue Romantic
CMU News: Investors reportedly to decide on future of SoundCloud today
CMU News: Taylor Swift testifies in DJ grope case
CMU News: Because Group buys old London Records catalogue in latest Warner divestment
CMU News: BMG announces Canadian expansion via Black Box alliance
CMU News: Live Nation launches new dance music division for Asia
CMU News: As Facebook ramps up its video offering, is it more likely to feel the music industry’s wrath?
CMU News: Conor Oberst discusses the impact of that false allegation of rape
CMU Beef Of The Week: Hope & Glory Festival v Getting Any Work Done
CMU Digest: Hope & Glory, Warner Music, Festival Republic, Y-Not, Tidal, KickassTorrents
CMU News: Madonna goes legal over pants auction
CMU News: Taylor Swift’s mother says grope incident resulted in overhaul of meet and greets
CMU News: Warner/Chappell signs on to administrate Steve Aoki’s publishing business
CMU News: The Orchard hires new director for Japanese market
CMU News: Samsung and Live Nation to live stream Coldplay show in VR
CMU News: PRS pays tribute to Frances Lowe
CMU News: Blazin Squad announce reunion
CMU News: Liam Gallagher has a go
CMU News: Festival Republic launches studio support scheme to facilitate gender rebalance on festival line-ups
CMU News: RIAA urges court to keep Cloudflare order in place in relation to MP3Skull domains
CMU News: US ISP says record industry safe harbour case doesn’t prove any actual infringement
CMU News: Blue Raincoat’s management wing signs Cigarettes After Sex
CMU News: Warner financials confirm streaming boom continues to fuel record industry growth
CMU News: Artists line up to pay tribute to Glen Campbell
CMU News: Rihanna tells Diplo he makes “airport reggae”
CMU News: Hope & Glory’s statement scores high on word count, but placates no one
CMU News: Prince estate could get new special administrator, possibly to pursue legal action
CMU News: Y Not festival confirms 50% refund for all ticket holders
CMU News: Craig David puts some t-shirts in a capsule
CMU News: Former Kobalt President now CEO at Tidal
CMU News: New music scheduler for local stations at Wireless Group
CMU News: Royal Blood and Wolf Alice design t-shirts for cancer charity
CMU News: Liam Gallagher would rather be promoting a new Oasis album
CMU News: New Liverpool festival cancels day two after queues dominate day one
CMU News: Taylor Swift expected to testify in photo grope case
CMU News: US judge says Kickass criminal case should proceed
CMU News: FanFair publishes a guide for getting a refund from Viagogo
CMU News: Attitude Is Everything adapts its Charter scheme for grass roots venues
CMU News: Danny Jones likely to replace Gavin Rossdale on The Voice
CMU News: Gordon Burns talks ’24-7 Rock Star Shit’ with The Cribs for Vevo
CMU News: Conservative MP planning Glastonbury for Tories
CMU News: The Kidd Creole accused of murdering homeless man in New York
CMU News: Suge Knight pleads not-guilty to latest set of criminal charges
CMU News: Universal Publishing signs Roxette’s Per Gessle
CMU News: Warner/Chappell signs Josh Record
CMU News: LeeFest offers free tickets to Y Not attendees to “restore faith in festivals”
CMU News: Wasted Talent hires Phil Alexander to oversee development of Kerrang!
CMU News: Justin Bieber responds to speculation about his cancelled tour – sort of
CMU Beef Of The Week: Simon Cowell v One Direction solo careers
CMU Digest: SoundCloud, Spotify, Spinrilla, Kanye West, Tomorrowland, Y No
ThreeWeeks Q&A: Kally Lloyd-Jones - Lady Macbeth
CMU News: Raine Group and Temasek Holdings linked to possible SoundCloud investments
CMU News: Fyre Festival co-founder negotiating plea deal over fraud charges
CMU News: Universal sued for $1.25 million over The Vamps logo
CMU News: Guvera-backing finance firm hits back at investor lawsuit
CMU News: New York’s The Bowery Presents to no longer present in The Bowery Ballroom
CMU News: RAJAR Round Up - Chris Evans down, Nick Grimshaw up
CMU News: Punk frontman refused entry to US over Donald Trump costume
CMU News: Kanye West sues insurers over payments due on cancelled ‘St Pablo’ tour
CMU News: Sony/ATV extends deal with Noel Gallagher
CMU News: Reservoir signs Dave Bassett
CMU News: Sentric Music signs Toddla T
CMU News: UTA to close Toronto office
CMU News: The Joiners launches fundraising campaign to pay for building repairs
CMU News: Mixed response to latest Pandora financials on Wall Street
CMU News: You should “see it through” reckons Louis Tomlinson
It's the Preview Edition of ThreeWeeks Edinburgh at Edinburgh Festival 2017
CMU News: Spotify passes 60 million users as stock market listing looms
CMU News: RIAA argues that Spinrilla doesn’t have safe harbour protection
CMU News: Blogger adds to the pile of Fyre Festival lawsuits
CMU News: Universal to administer Bruce Springstreen’s entire songs catalogue
CMU News: SESAC radio rates go down after arbitration, though fuels argument against the US rate courts
CMU News: Production Music Awards return
CMU News: Live Nation sues theoretical sellers of Coldplay knock off merch
CMU News: Dr Luke wants to question Lady Gaga over Kesha case
CMU News: Fyre Festival co-founder to defend himself in investor lawsuit
CMU News: FatCat launches new imprint to release dance 12″s
CMU News: Final day of a wash out Y Not festival cancelled
CMU News: Festival-goers evacuated after stage catches fire at Tomorrowland Barcelona
CMU News: Private equity backers could buy SoundCloud some extra time
CMU News: Apple discontinues iPod Nano and Shuffle
CMU News: PC Music make album out of May’s Month Of Mayhem
CMU News: Bieber didn’t quit tour to spend more time with his God
CMU Podcast: Music sales, mental health in music, and the Mercury Prize
CMU News: Beatles company win in copyright battle of Shea Stadium concert footage
CMU News: Madonna wins damages over MailOnline story about her adopted daughters
ThreeWeeks Q&A: Helen Norton and Jonathan White - To Hell In A Handbag
CMU News: After a statutory music rights database is proposed in the US, ASCAP and BMI reveal their existing data initiative
CMU News: Quincy Jones wins $9.4 million in royalties battle with Michael Jackson estate
CMU News: Lawyer working for Fyre Festival founder steps down over unpaid bills
CMU News: Lyor Cohen confirms more integration planned for Google Play and YouTube music apps
CMU News: Streaming fuels 11.2% growth in music retail
CMU News: Sony/ATV signs Zak Abel
CMU News: Universal Music signs Asia’s Got Talent judge Anggun
CMU News: Ed Sheeran tops overall entertainment retail chart for 2017 so far
CMU News: Facebook buys rights management start-up Source3
CMU News: Commercial radio calls on OfCom to demand more distinct BBC services
CMU News: Music education and grassroots venues must be better supported, or the music industry faces a “perfect storm”
CMU News: Spotify close to new deal with Warner, though key elements still to be agreed
CMU News: GMR hating radio group seeks injunction over its Pennsylvanian problem
CMU News: Echo Arena to also stage events in neighbouring exhibition centre
CMU News: Olly Murs offers free tickets to those out of pocket from cancelled shows
CMU News: O2 renews deal to brand the Academy venues
CMU News: Linkin Park pay tribute to late frontman Chester Bennington
CMU News: Help Musicians UK puts £100k into new mental health initiative
CMU News: Quincy Jones takes to the stand in Michael Jackson royalties dispute
CMU News: BBC to fill 2018’s Glasto gap with its own music festival
CMU News: UK Live Music Group endorses access charity’s best practice charter
CMU News: Vice to close Thump site as focus shifts even more to video
CMU Podcast: Spotify mechanicals, BBC pay, BBC music show
CMU News: Warner Music leads tributes to Chester Bennington
CMU News: Statutory music rights database proposed in US Congress
CMU News: Two Olly Murs shows cancelled after promoter goes bust
CMU News: UTA hires David Zedeck to lead its music division
CMU News: BPI welcomes BBC’s new prime-time music show
CMU News: French singer Barbara Weldens dies during festival performance
CMU News: Kanye West planning to diss Jay-Z back on his next record
CMU News: Mary Epworth puts out surprising new single
CMU News: KLF return with a three day situation in Liverpool
CMU Beef Of The Week: The parliamentary representatives for Selby & Ainsty and Washington & Sunderland West v Viagogo’s security guard
CMU Digest: Viagogo, 1972, BBC, Spotify, Believe, Songkick
ThreeWeeks Q&A: Sunil Patel - Titan
CMU News: Proposed new law aims to fix America’s pre-1972 copyright quirk
CMU News: Madonna halts auction of her hair, pants and celebrity love letters

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