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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 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
CMU News: Goldenvoice sues Urban Outfitters over Coachella-branded garb
CMU News: French retailer Fnac announces strategic alliance with Deezer
CMU News: Sony/ATV responds to McCartney reversion right lawsuit
CMU News: Deadmau5 sued over the name of his (live)cat
CMU News: US border control says performance visas required even for free shows
CMU News: Music industry criticises Australian safe harbour expansion plan
CMU News: Public Service Broadcasting sign with Play It Again Sam
CMU News: Sharon Hodgson MP welcomes government’s commitment on tout regulation
CMU News: SoundCloud plays down talk of “fire sale”, opens up Premier to DJs
CMU News: Heart launches “feel good” 80s station on digital
CMU News: Government confirms bots ban and better enforcement in response to secondary ticketing review
CMU News: Kesha fan could be subpoenaed in ongoing Dr Luke dispute
CMU News: Canadian officials not impressed with US report that always criticises their copyright regime
CMU Digest: Copyright Royalty Board, business rates, ERA, SXSW, Kickass, anti-piracy emails
CMU Podcast: The Great Escape, Access v Ownership, Ed Sheeran
CMU News: Kickass man’s lawyer plans to take case to human rights court
CMU News: Test case against web-block evader dismissed
CMU News: Initial speakers for tenth International Music Summit announced
CMU News: Music publishers worldwide follow mechanical rate proceedings in US
CMU News: 72% of web users won’t be budged by ISP’s anti-piracy emails
CMU News: UK Music cautiously welcomes Chancellor’s statement of business rates, though still not entirely clear how music venues will be affected
CMU News: Cher’s lawyers tell graphic designer to font off
CMU News: Jay-Z’s Arrive has arrived
CMU News: Spotify buys audio ID maker Sonalytic
CMU News: Access out-performing ownership in entertainment retail
CMU News: TuneCore announces series of workshops for new talent
CMU News: Government’s business rate plans could have big impact on grassroots venues
CMU News: Louis Tomlinson arrested after airport altercation with pap and fans
CMU Trends: The push for digital transparency gets political
CMU Digest: Soundcloud, Spotify, Kickass, Secret Garden Party, Sunrise Records, Spinal Tap
CMU Podcast: SoundCloud, Transparency, Spinal Tap
CMU News: Spotify confirms 50 million paying users
CMU News: New filing in moral rights action against Jay-Z
CMU News: UK ad spend on piracy sites down 64%, reckons PIPCU
CMU News: Iron Maiden say their anti-touting tactics have worked
CMU News: 7digital rebrands radio content divisions
CMU News: Kickass man can be extradited, says Polish court
CMU News: This year’s Secret Garden Party to be the last
CMU News: Spotify reportedly plotting HD audio offer
CMU News: Music creatives call on government to push for more digital music transparency
CMU News: Vivendi says $400 million Spinal Tap legal claim “absurd”
CMU Insights: Ten tips on press photos
CMU News: SoundCloud launches £5.99 subscription package with less content
CMU News: Virginia lawmakers seek to limit anti-touting measures in the state
CMU News: Warner/Chappell boosts dance music credentials with A&R hire
CMU News: Data driven gig planning platform Stagelink plots US expansion
CMU News: Independent music retailer plans to take over 70+ HMV Canada stores
CMU News: Russia considering law to force search engines to delist piracy sites
CMU News: BMI and US radio industry agree interim royalty rate
CMU News: IMPEL sees income from digital platforms rise by 60% in 2016
CMU Digest: Google, MegaUpload, safe harbours, O2, CD Baby, ReDigi
CMU News: Google says we need more ‘fair use’, but ex-RIAA man isn’t so sure
CMU News: As Live Nation sees yet more impressive growth in 2016, analyst ponders whether Amazon Tickets will have a future impact
CMU News: The BRIT Awards happened, numerous sources claim
CMU News: Google says safe harbours are brilliant
CMU News: T Bone Burnett leads music industry’s submissions to latest safe harbour review in US
CMU News: Major Swedish ISP says it won’t web-block without a court order
CMU News: Attitude Is Everything chief amongst government’s team of ‘champions’ aiming to make businesses more accessible
CMU:DIY: My slides from the February Urban Development seminar
CMU News: The exclusive rights of PROs to license questioned in Spanish direct licensing case
CMU News: Librarians and law professors speak up for ReDigi as digital resale case rumbles on
CMU News: UK Music welcomes new search engines code
CMU News: DHP Family announces plans for Borderline
CMU News: Bauer announces its radio coverage of the BRIT Awards
CMU News: MegaUpload extradition order stands, says court, though Kim Dotcom claims victory
CMU News: UK search engines sign up to anti-piracy code
CMU News: Another setback in Flo & Eddie’s legal battle for royalties on pre-1972 tracks
CMU News: PPL announces Performer ER deal with Jamaican society
CMU News: Viagogo criticised for selling hiked up tickets for Ed Sheeran charity show
CMU News: CD Baby hopes to be back working today after database issues took site offline
CMU Digest: SoundCloud, Cox Communications, Songkick, Swedish web-blocks, RAO, musicFIRST
CMU Insights: My slides from Output 2017
CMU News: Old Blue Last team takeover Sebright Arms
CMU News: Ticketmaster buys Czech ticketing firm Ticketpro
CMU News: MPG Awards presented
TW:TALKS: Megan Ford
TW:TALKS: Megan Ford16 February 2017

CMU News: Net firm Cox ordered to pay $8 million more to BMG
CMU News: musicFIRST calls for US federal law to apply to all sound recordings
CMU News: Spotify to open new office in New York and boost its headcount
CMU News: Swedish net firms hit out at “disastrous” web-block injunction
CMU News: Government opens consultation on relaxing rules for local radio in the UK
CMU News: Snapchat gets its helmets out for Daft Punk return
CMU News: Swedish appeals court green lights web-block against The Pirate Bay
CMU News: Some music mags saw circulations rise in 2016, according to latest ABCs
CMU Trends: The record label of the future - the story so far
CMU News: ISPs start to send out educational emails to file-sharers
CMU News: Sunday Best signs Mary Epworth
CMU News: Radio 2 rejigs Saturday, shifts Dermot O’Leary into a breakfast slot
CMU News: Al Jarreau dies
CMU Digest: Prince, Spinal Tap, Duran Duran, DEB, Dr Luke, Spinrilla
CMU Podcast: Transparency, Spinrilla, PRS
CMU News: Search engines may sign up to voluntary anti-piracy code this summer
CMU News: Beyonce sued over Formation samples
TW:TALKS: Adam Scott-Rowley
CMU News: European Advocate General says web-blocking is just fine
CMU News: US songwriters seek to stop dismissal of their 100% licensing lawsuit
CMU News: Spinal Tap co-creators join Harry Shearer’s $400 million Vivendi lawsuit
CMU News: Dr Luke says it’s Kesha who owes him royalties, claims $1.3 million due
CMU News: More web-blocks could be incoming in Ireland
CMU News: Live Nation buys into Israeli concert business, launches Ticketmaster Israel
CMU News: Government agrees “principle of transparency” important for well-functioning digital market in Lords debate
CMU News: Duran Duran given all clear to appeal reversion right ruling
CMU News: Kylie and Kylie seemingly settle Kylie trademark dispute
CMU Trends: Can contributory infringement be a crime in the US?
CMU News: HMV in talks to depart Oxford Street, say sources
CMU News: Major labels sue mixtape sharing app
CMU News: Dave Berry quits Capital breakfast for Absolute show
CMU Digest: HMV, Eventbrite, Kesha, KickassTorrents, Facebook, 50 Cent
CMU Podcast: HMV, Enemies Of Music, Facebook
CMU News: US court formally hears Kickass arguments
CMU News: Judge discharges 50 Cent’s bankruptcy after speedier than expected repayments
CMU News: Ole signs up with AMRA
CMU News: CBS Radio and Entercom merge to create second biggest US radio firm
CMU News: Candidates for new Musicians’ Union boss announced
CMU News: Prince estate’s dispute with Tidal rumbles on
CMU News: Ticketbis to rebrand as StubHub
CMU News: Avenged Sevenfold diss Warner Music “imbeciles”
CMU Insights: Five bits of newsworthy copyright jargon
CMU News: 50 Cent sues former lawyers over sex tape case
CMU News: Sweden considering tougher sentences for rampant pirates
CMU News: Russian government proposes one collective licensing body across Eurasian Economic Union
CMU News: Randy Jackson joins Faction
CMU News: Eventbrite buys Ticketscript
CMU News: America’s Copyright Alert System is wound down
CMU News: AEG Live buys into New York’s The Bowery Presents
CMU News: Ticketbis says its research shows Italians approved of ticket reselling
CMU News: Billboard Hot 100 to include Pandora data
CMU Trends: Five contenders for music’s enemy number one
CMU News: HMV Canada goes into receivership
CMU News: New dispute over Flo & Eddie’s settlement with Sirius following New York ruling
CMU News: Facebook headhunts YouTube exec to head up music licensing
CMU Digest: Digital Economy Bill, Tidal, Irish ticketing, Get It Right, Apple, Global Music Rights
CMU Podcast: Tidal, Piracy, Madonna
CMU News: Transparency amendment proposed for Digital Economy Bill
CMU News: Proper announces digital tie up with IDOL
CMU News: Irish competition regulator to investigate the ticketing sector
CMU News: Piracy FAQs site launched as ISPs prepare to send out ‘educational emails’ to infringers
CMU News: Apple sued over sample in synced Jamie XX track
CMU News: Jean Michel Jarre talks “value transfer”
CMU News: Judge rules on Prince estate administrator
CMU:DIY: My slides from the January Urban Development seminar
CMU News: Global Music Rights seeks dismissal of radio industry’s monopoly case
CMU News: UK Music welcomes government’s new review of the creative industries
CMU News: Another club fire in Bucharest, venue seemingly unlicensed
CMU News: Metropolis Music becomes part of the
CMU News: PIPCU sends out new ‘stop it now’ letters to the pirates
CMU News: Pandora’s Ticketfly announces tie up with ticket exchange Lyte
CMU News: Team Glastonbury are planning a Variety Bazaar, but not to replace Glastonbury
CMU News: Tidal user figures questioned
CMU Digest: TGE, Paul McCartney, Michael Lynton, German record sales, Pandora, DF Concerts
CMU Podcast: Paul McCartney, Donald Trump, videos on Facebook
CMU News: Streaming booms but CDs still lead in Germany
CMU News: Quincy Jones’ Jackson Estate lawsuit to proceed to trial
CMU News: Paul McCartney goes legal over the US reversion right
CMU News: Former financial advisor admits to stealing nearly $5 million from Alanis Morissette
CMU News: US record industry lobbying group makes copyright demands of new Congress
CMU News: Entertainment marketing agencies Frukt and Rogers & Cowan come together
CMU Insights: CMU@TGE 2017 in five steps
CMU News: MCPS agrees ‘memorandum of understanding’ in response to CRM Directive
CMU News: PPL and PRS launch combined licence for community radio
CMU News: Cream founder and former Ingenious man lead private equity investment in Hungary’s Sziget Festival
CMU News: Artists will still get Pandora royalties from SoundExchange, but only on free streams
CMU News: Sony Entertainment CEO confirms his departure
CMU News: Gwen Stefani accused of song-theft by her former hairstylist
CMU News: Victoria Beckham’s lawyers seeking to block any Spice Girls reunion
CMU News: IP Crime Unit dropped in on brands still advertising on piracy sites
CMU Digest: Team Rock, Creative Content UK, Pandora, The Carpenters, Tidal, BMG
CMU News: Pandora to axe 7% of its workforce
CMU News: Prince siblings clash over who should advise his estate
CMU News: UK ISPs to finally start sending warning letters to suspected file-sharers
CMU News: SACEM allies with IBM in big data venture
CMU News: Kobalt to administrate Emeli Sandé’s publishing venture
CMU Podcast: Prince, Team Rock, rebooting copyrights
CMU News: The Carpenters sue Universal over unpaid royalties, including sales-v-licence
CMU News: Prince estate confirms deal with Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights
CMU News: Paradigm agencies to be known as Paradigm
CMU News: Tidal responds to lawsuit filed by Prince estate
CMU News: Universal releases Motown rarities album to reboot European copyright
CMU News: Prince estate announces merch deal with Universal’s Bravado
CMU News: Ents24 identifies the UK’s most popular grassroots venues
CMU News: US record industry backs BMG in the big Cox Communications appeal
CMU News: Song-theft case against Justin Bieber and Usher dismissed for a second time
CMU News: Former Beggars operations guy launches new music services firm
CMU News: Radio 2 axes midnight show, rejigs overnights
CMU News: Future buys back Metal Hammer and Classic Rock following TeamRock collapse
CMU News: AEG boss responds to claims live firm’s owner supports anti-gay groups
CMU News: Latest MEGS funding dished out to artists seeking global growth
CMU News: People stream Ed Sheeran’s new records, shocker
CMU Digest: AEG Live, retail revenues, SoundCloud, BMG, BMI, Russian societies
CMU News: AEG owner says claims he supports anti-gay causes are “garbage”
CMU News: BMG responds to appeal in Cox Communications dispute
CMU News: Everything’s great with SoundCloud, says SoundCloud
CMU News: Gordon Smart gets daily show at Radio X
CMU News: Music retail revenues up 4.6% in 2016
CMU News: BMI goes to court over interim royalty rate proposed by US radio
CMU News: Private equity firm Blackstone to buy US collecting society SESAC
CMU News: New scandal for Russian collecting societies
CMU News: Sony and Warner lead tributes to George Michael
CMU Podcast: Review Of The Music Business Year 2016