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CMU News: Spotify tops 140 million users, as losses double in 2016
CMU News: US government asks Supreme Court to ignore Kim Dotcom’s “fugitive” appeal
ThreeWeeks Q&A: Nicola Wren: Replay
CMU News: EU court extends Pirate Bay copyright liabilities in web-block case
CMU News: Sony/ATV chief calls on streaming platforms to credit those songwriters
CMU News: BRIT Trust and Festival Republic back Music Support and Safe Tent initiative
CMU News: YouTube star charged for coercing teenage fans into sending explicit videos
CMU News: Movie and TV industries launch global anti-piracy group
CMU News: ASCAP signs new deal with YouTube
CMU News: The Guardian to go tabloid
CMU News: Cloudflare fails to have copyright case dismissed on jurisdiction grounds
CMU News: Modern Sky UK allies with Sentric Music
CMU News: New MD for Universal’s telly-and-movie music unit
CMU News: Starbucks allies with Lady Gaga on kind fundraising drinks
CMU News: Power of music explored in six Music Day monologues of Radio 3
CMU News: Bauer Media to network mid-morning slot on local FM stations
CMU News: Metal Hammer presents Golden Gods
CMU News: Eventbrite confirms $200 million Ticketfly buy
CMU News: Prince estate reviewing legal options over Purple Rain musical
CMU News: Dutch Usenet provider ordered to reveal identify of copyright infringing user
CMU News: STIM/Spotify invoice spat delays payment
CMU News: Future Publishing revives TeamRock Radio
CMU News: Ensign Records founder Nigel Grainge dies
CMU Digest: Pandora, Spotify, General Election, Sony Music, Apple
CMU News: Sirius to take stake in Pandora, but not buy it outright
CMU News: UK music industry responds to election result
CMU News: Streaming continues to boom for indies, but not YouTube mind
CMU News: Taylor Swift now streaming freely, Spotify to champion songwriters
CMU News: PPL publishes most played charts for 2016
ThreeWeeks Q&A: Urzila Carlson - First Edition
CMU Insights: My slides from MIDEM
CMU News: Led Zeppelin want legal costs covered in song-theft dispute
CMU News: MelodyVR raises new finance, talks global ambitions
CMU News: Reservoir acquires Century Media publishing catalogues
CMU News: Two charged over deadly fire at Ghost Ship party
CMU News: Outgoing boss of Hollywood trade group praises European web-blocking
CMU News: Glastonbury urges festival-goers to travel light, confirms extra security checks
CMU News: SoundCloud licensing guy moves to YouTube
CMU News: Sony Music merges its distribution units into The Orchard worldwide
CMU News: Warner launches Arts Music to bring together classical, jazz and theatrical music
CMU News: Leaked emails show many red flags raised ahead of disastrous Fyre Festival event
CMU News: Apple has 27 million Music subscribers, unveils HomePod
CMU News: New content director for music stations at Wireless Group
CMU News: Warner/Chappell allies with SACEM on digital licensing
CMU News: A Greener Festival widens remit to assess other events on environmental impact
CMU Podcast: Spotify, Safe Harbours, Theresa May
CMU Digest: Ariana Grande, The Orchard, Spotify, safe harbours, BMI
CMU Trends: Making money from music media in the digital age
CMU:DIY: My slides from TuneCore's Blueprint
CMU News: Over 10,000
CMU News: Pirate Party MEP hits out at efforts to tighten up safe harbour article of European Copyright Directive
CMU News: Bob Marley companies win $2.4 million damages in coffee trademark case
CMU News: Scandinavian Songs rebrands as Cosmos Music Publishing
CMU News: eOne Music makes international hires, allies with Germany’s SPV on distribution
CMU News: Warner/Chappell UK appoints new Finance Director
CMU News: Fergie no longer in Black Eyed Peas, Will.i.am waffle confirms
CMU News: Isle Of Wight Festival supports inaugural Pride event on the island
CMU Beef Of The Week: A Gallagher v Harry Styles
ThreeWeeks Q&A: Francesco de Carlo - Comfort Zone
CMU News: Sony Music’s Red Essential to merge with Sony Music’s The Orchard
CMU News: US tech and media giants back Department Of Justice on 100% licensing
CMU News: Belgian promoters sue Sabam over royalty rate hike
CMU News: Arcade Fire reportedly sign to Columbia
CMU News: Sony/ATV allies with Lyric Financial on royalty advances
CMU News: Pandora brand partners offer on-demand listening to freebie users
CMU News: Napster allies with Rakuten Music in Japan
CMU News: Alanis Morissette writing Jagged Little Pill musical
CMU News: PPL counts the Sgt Pepper plays for LP’s 50th
CMU News: Chart shows won’t play Liar Liar when it charts
CMU News: Both sides get more vocal in European safe harbour debate
CMU News: Big Life allies with Reservoir
CMU News: Huw Stephens partners on new music supervision agency
CMU News: Propaganda club brand launches label
CMU News: BMG appoints new European legal chief
CMU News: Radio industry chief will tell digital platforms to get better at regulating their output
CMU News: Ariana Grande announces benefit concert for Manchester
CMU News: Acts announced for Earache’s Glastonbury stage
CMU News: Theresa May the ‘Liar Liar’ set to chart
CMU News: Spotify settles its big mechanical rights dispute Stateside
CMU News: Absolute Label Services upgrades its portal, adds plain English notifications
CMU News: Huka Entertainment downsizes after collapse of Pemberton Music Festival
CMU News: Tidal loses another CEO
CMU News: iHeartMedia extends debt renegotiation deadline again
CMU News: Gregg Allman dies
CMU News: Marcus Intalex dies
CMU News: Frank Ocean pulls out of Primavera Sound
CMU News: Glastonbury social sharing will use 40 terabytes of EE data
CMU Digest: Manchester Arena, KickassTorrents, Prince, Pandora, PPLPRS Ltd, The Great Escape
CMU Podcast: The General Election, Prince, Festival Republic
CMU News: Spotify makes new board appointments ahead of Wall Street listing
CMU News: Councillor on Fyre Festival island criticises Bahamas tourism agency
CMU News: Ariana Grande shows cancelled following Monday’s bomb attack
CMU News: File-sharing hub ExtraTorrent is still offline
CMU News: Live recordings platform Nugs.net announces tie up with MQA
CMU News: Jon Webster steps down as MMF President
CMU News: Live music industry comments on Manchester Arena attack
CMU News: KickassTorrents founder granted bail
CMU News: Preliminary injunction extends ban on release of unofficial Prince recordings
CMU News: Vivendi has no imminent plans to float Universal Music, but won’t rule it out
CMU News: Bucks Music moves to support Floor Sixx talent development venture
CMU News: Bahamian businesses also out of pocket following collapse of Fyre Festival
CMU News: 22 dead in bomb blast at Ariana Grande show in Manchester
CMU News: PRS and PPL name new joint venture, appoint MD
CMU News: Yes Please moves into radio promotions via hire of Olivia Whitton
CMU News: Music Glue announces partnership with merch firm Probity
CMU News: Michael Jackson estate distances itself from king of pop telly projects
CMU News: Prince estate recommends rescinding Universal’s $30 million recordings deal
CMU News: Feds investigation Fyre Festival
CMU News: Downtown to rep Niall Horan’s songwriting
CMU News: Manners McDade signs Balmorhea
CMU News: BPI responds to Conservative and Labour election manifestos
CMU News: Canada’s Pemberton Music Festival goes into bankruptcy
CMU News: Vevo enhances its Apple TV app
CMU News: Drake dominates at Billboard Music Awards
CMU Digest: Guvera, Fyre Festival, MCPS, CMRA, Spotify, The Great Escape
CMU Insights: My slides from The Great Escape
CMU:DIY: My slides from the May Urban Development seminar
CMU News: Universal Music signs up with China’s Tencent
CMU@TGE: Top Ten Questions - Can drugs really fuel the creative process?
CMU News: SoundExchange buys Canadian mechanical rights society
CMU News: Deadmau5 countersues in cat-based trademark case
CMU@TGE: Top Ten Questions - What drugs policies and initiatives can actually save lives?
CMU News: Guvera ceases operations as co-founder exits
CMU News: Eminem’s song-theft case against New Zealand’s governing party wraps up
CMU News: Fyre Festival lawsuits now number ten
CMU News: LA Reid’s Epic departure follows claims of unlawful harassment, says Billboard
CMU News: Lee Morrison allies with MonoKrome
CMU News: Spotify ‘direct listing’ looking more likely
CMU@TGE: Top Ten Questions - Will it be streams that kill the radio star?
CMU Podcast: YouTube, Amazon, Fyre Festival
CMU News: Prince estate confirms Universal’s $30 million recordings deal in doubt
CMU News: Fyre won’t fire you, but won’t pay you either, failed festival boss tells staff
CMU News: YouTube doesn’t negatively impact on the streaming market, says YouTube
CMU@TGE: Top Ten Questions - How do you successfully launch new acts in new markets?
CMU News:
CMU@TGE: Top Ten Questions - What are the pros and cons of direct licensing your performing rights in live?
CMU News: Mark Geragos expands his Fyre Festival litigation
CMU News: Fourth Circuit refuses to intervene in fight to regain lost MegaUpload data
CMU@TGE: Top Ten Questions - How do you get your music onto a journalist’s radar?
CMU News: No safe harbour talk in Warner negotiations, says YouTube’s Lyor Cohen
CMU News: More lawsuits fired at Fyre
CMU@TGE: Top Ten Questions - How do you get paid when your music is synced?
CMU News: Warner extends its deal with YouTube
CMU News: Suppliers join ticketholders in suing Ja Rule over the Fyre Festival shambles
CMU News: Spotify and Deezer back call to regulate app store owners
CMU News: Cliff Richard puts legal battle with BBC on hold to try to reach a deal
CMU News: Kobalt secures $75 million in ‘growth capital’
CMU@TGE: Top Ten Questions - What impact will Brexit have on music?
CMU Podcast: Fyre Festival, Eminem, The Great Escape
CMU Insights: My slides from Spot+ 2017
CMU News: Merlin hits out as The Orchard acquires Finetunes and Phonofile
CMU News: BBC hits out at Cliff Richard’s legal spend on police raid privacy case
CMU News: Websites will be “blacked out” in campaign against sexual assault at festivals
CMU News: iHeartMedia repeats debts warning as it publishes disappointing financials
CMU@TGE: Top Ten Questions - How do you make money out of music media in 2017?
CMU News: Injunction blocking unofficial Prince release extended, but estate must post $1 million bond
CMU News: Alanis Morissette’s former business manager gets six years for his embezzlement
CMU News: Australian live industry calls for ticket tout bots ban
CMU@TGE: Top Ten Questions - Where does all the streaming money go?
CMU News: Second class action filed over Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival
CMU News: The Eagles sue Hotel California
CMU News: Australian courts block various Kickass-linked piracy sites
CMU News: New President at Entertainment Agents’ Association
CMU News: Ja Rule’s luxury festival collapses into a $100 million lawsuit
CMU News: Eminem’s political song-theft case reaches court
CMU News: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis accused of some thrifty song theft
CMU News: The Game sues Viacom over sexual assault damages
CMU News: Primary Wave takes stake in Rough Trade Publishing
CMU Trends: The latest record industry stats – three reasons for optimism, three reasons for gloom
CMU Podcast: Record industry growth, Digital Economy Act
CMU News: Digital Economy Act passes introducing new ticket tout regulations
CMU News: New lawsuit over Jefferson Starship name
CMU News: TuneCore launches ramped up social media service
CMU News: Eventbrite adds Facebook integration in the UK
CMU News: Spotify acquires blockchain team at Mediachain Labs
CMU News: Blurred Lines case shouldn’t have gone to a jury, says lawyer
CMU News: The battle for lost MegaUpload data goes to the Fourth Circuit
CMU News: Max Richter is the first signing to all new Decca Publishing
CMU News: Ad agency allied label announces distribution deal with Sony
CMU News: Record industry growth? Thank the retailers, say the retailers
CMU News: Bristol’s Colston Hall to rebrand to cut association with slave trader namesake
CMU News: Stevie Nicks among Lana Del Rey’s Lust For Life collaborators
CMU News: Madonna hits out at unofficial biopic for quoting her verbatim
CMU News: Global record industry revenues up 5.9% in 2016, but – you know – ‘value gap’
CMU News: Sony Music maybe negotiating an end to its business partnership with Dr Luke
CMU News: Merlin reduces admin fees, hires new Finance Director
CMU News: Competition regulator to investigate Live Nation’s IOW Festival purchase
CMU News: Mixmag publisher acquires Kerrang!
CMU Insights: Safe harbours in five steps
CMU News: Spotify considering move into hardware
CMU News: RIAA follows BMG’s lead, sues ISP for failing to stop repeat infringers
CMU News: Mac & Phil ally with Warner/Chappell to “fuck shit up”
CMU News: Former Columbia UK chief joins Kobalt
CMU News: CI and Entertainment Intelligence partner up to join delivery and data for indies
CMU News: X-ray aligns with Paradigm
CMU News: Years & Years’ Olly Alexander to front documentary as part of BBC’s Gay Britannia season
CMU News: Elton John cancels shows to recover from “potentially deadly” bacterial infection
CMU News: Ant species named after Radiohead
CMU Digest: Spotify, Prince, UK Music, BMG, Tunecore, Cash Money
CMU Insights: My slides from Canadian Music Week 2017
CMU News: Court sides with BMG over Windstream in safe harbour case
CMU News: Apple Music launches scheme for championing ‘developing artists’
CMU News: Prince estate seeks to stop unofficial EP release
CMU News: Defamation case against former Kesha lawyer allowed to proceed
CMU:DIY: My slides from the April Urban Development seminar
CMU News: UK Music sets out demands to Westminster as General Election called
CMU News: Universal may seek a $30 million refund from Prince estate over recordings deal
CMU News: Cash Money sued over millions of Drake profits
CMU News: Beyonce cites fair use in video clip sample case
CMU News: TuneCore to offer advances to US artists
CMU News: Warner-owned gigs business Neuland Concerts becomes independent
CMU News: Slacker Radio downsizes workforce
CMU News: 7digital acquires radio aggregating technology
CMU Trends: Realising the revenue potential of free streams
CMU Podcast: BPI stats, Dailymotion, Kate Bush
CMU News: UK record industry saw 5.1% growth in 2016
CMU News: US indies reveal the pain of DMCA takedowns
CMU News: DHP Family to formally relaunch The Garage next week
CMU News: Quite Great PR launches live services unit
CMU News: Kim Dotcom goes to US Supreme Court to fight his ‘fugitive’ status
CMU News: Sirius hits out at labels and others for trying to intervene in Flo & Eddie settlement
CMU News: AEG adds content production studio to its brand partnerships division
CMU News: Dailymotion to relaunch down-playing UGC
CMU Insights: CMU@CMW in five steps
CMU News: Guvera puts another subsidiary into administration
CMU News: Troy Carter to advise the Prince estate
CMU News: BMG boss says streaming boom will force labels to offer artists better royalties
CMU News: Warhol Foundation sues photographer over 1984 Prince portraits
CMU News: Civil actions against MegaUpload postponed yet again
CMU News: German court tells PayPal to reveal pirate’s identity to Sony Music
CMU News: ASCAP, SACEM and PRS collaborate on blockchain initiative
CMU Digest: Spotify, Warner, PROMOTE Act, agent of change, Vevo, fake tickets
CMU Podcast: Spotify, US Radio, Google
CMU News: Spotify’s IPO could be a non-IPO
CMU News: Elton John and Sophie Ellis Bextor among new batch of phone hacking litigants
CMU News: British DJ sentenced to year in jail after including Muslim call to prayer in his techno set
CMU News: Google launches its streaming music service in India
TW:TALKS: Mat Burt
TW:TALKS: Mat Burt7 April 2017

CMU News: Warner UK boss to head up the major’s global recorded music business
CMU News: Second bill in US Congress seeks to address radio royalties issue
CMU News: UK Music urges music employers to read up on government’s new apprenticeship initiative
CMU News: Managers criticise the continued secrecy as Universal agrees new Spotify deal
CMU News: Radio industry says advertising on air is safer than online
CMU News: Universal Music signs new licensing deal with Spotify
CMU News: Lords call for extension of agent of change principle
CMU News: Spotify’s new Universal deal basically agreed, sources say
CMU News: Court says Italian web-blocking is just fine
CMU News: Court says FBI shouldn’t get to review MegaUpload’s Canadian data
CMU News: Distributor Zebralution is Warner’s latest post-Parlophone divestment
CMU News: BBC Music announces new Great Escape partnership
CMU News: Vevo capitalises on ad industry’s YouTube backlash
CMU News: BMG settles with US net firm RCN
CMU Digest: RIAA, tout laws, Fair Play Fair Pay, Spinal Tap, Amazon, Form 696
CMU Trends: 1972 and all that… Again!
Media Commentary (for ERR.ee): AI and music making
CMU Insights: My slides from Tallinn Music Week 2017
CMU News: Double digit growth in US thanks to all those streams
CMU News: Efforts to get radio royalties for recordings back on agenda in US Congress
CMU News: MegaUpload data to be rescued, though not shared with MegaUpload
CMU News: Lords back new ticket touting regulation beyond the bots ban
CMU News: Lawyer says Sony/ATV’s delaying tactics are “devaluing” Paul McCartney’s rights
CMU News: Spinal Tap creators hit out at Vivendi’s “distracting and obfuscatory conduct”
CMU News: Universal Music signs Carrie Underwood
CMU News: Native Instruments acquires unofficial mix monetisation service MetaPop
CMU News: Tensions between Prince heirs continue, questions asked about Universal deals
CMU News: Kobalt’s AWAL launches new mobile app to crunch streaming data
CMU News: Warner launches vinyl reprint label Run Out Groove
CMU News: Amazon Tickets to offer Prime perks
CMU Insights: Top five challenges in streaming
CMU News: US Supreme Court refuses to hear record industry’s pre-1972 safe harbour case
CMU News: Spotify buys MightyTV to enhance offer to advertisers
CMU News: Horace Trubridge to become General Secretary of Musicians’ Union
CMU News: Doctors tell Drake to postpone Amsterdam show for third time
CMU News: Campaigners say new piracy jail terms could be misused
CMU Digest: Viagogo, Spinrilla, SoundCloud, safe harbours, iHeart, PPL/PRS
CMU Podcast: Viagogo, Spinrilla, Talking To The Media
CMU Insights: My slides from Sonar+D 2017
CMU News: SoundCloud secures $70 million in debt finance
CMU News: Geffen Records to be ramped up again
CMU News: Australian government takes safe harbour reform out of copyright bill
CMU News: Alabama lawmakers consider law protecting right to resell tickets
CMU News: Live Nation fined over refunds for AC/DC show in Seville
CMU:DIY: My slides from the March Urban Development seminar
CMU News: Viagogo no show at MPs’ touts debate
CMU News: Global adds two more festivals to its portfolio
CMU News: Georgia Supreme Court rules in favour of iHeart in yet another pre-1972 lawsuit
CMU News: Jury badly advised says appeal in Stairway To Heaven song-theft case
CMU News: Now Aussie lawmakers are also considering a bots ban
CMU News: Spinrilla hits back at labels lawsuit
CMU News: Jimi Hendrix company sues his brother again
CMU News: Police investigating conduct of former BPI anti-piracy chief
CMU Digest: SXSW, touts, Spotify, Deezer, Pandora, Paul McCartney
CMU Podcast: SXSW, Pandora, Deadmau5
CMU News: Spotify’s new label deals to include windowing, say sources
CMU News: Guy Moot’s role expanded at Sony/ATV
CMU News: More scrutiny of ticket touting in Parliament next week, Viagogo to appear
CMU News: NME criticised over unapproved Stormzy cover to promote feature on depression
CMU News: Pre-1972 copyright question heading to California’s Supreme Court
CMU News: Prince heirs already concerned about new estate administrators
CMU News: Entertainment industry says it’ll pay to rescue former MegaUpload data at risk

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