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CMU News: European Commission lays into the tech sector over copyright directive lobbying, as everyone else comments on the final draft
CMU News: Copyright Directive remains controversial as final draft agreed
CMU News: BMG partners on new Jamaican record label
CMU News: NME allies with Dice
CMU News: Universal Music announces INgrooves acquisition
CMU News: Artists and songwriters urge EU to bring Copyright Directive to “a successful conclusion”
CMU News: EU Council overcomes deadlock on European Copyright Directive, as IMPALA clarifies its position on the copyright reforms
CMU News: Kanye West sued over prayer sample
Bauer announces third local radio acquisition in a week
Setlist: HMV, Spotify, Terminators
CMU Digest: Copyright Directive, HMV, Spotify, Termination Rights, NMPA
CMU News: Music industry consensus collapses as copyright directive talks near completion
CMU News: Copyright directive talks could resume after France and Germany compromise over reach of article thirteen
CMU News: US Copyright Royalty Board confirms 44% increase in streaming royalty on songs
CMU News: RAJAR Round Up - Radio listening down but still massive
CMU News: New lawsuits seek to force labels to return old recordings to artists
CMU News: Pandora hits back at investment fund that’s seeking access to Sirius deal documents
CMU News: Group bidding to run new US mechanical rights society claims “overwhelming” industry support
CMU News: CISAC reveals partnership to upgrade ISWC system
CMU News: New bidder emerges as decision on HMV’s future gets clos
CMU News: Code-sharing community questions if Deezer can force block of stream-ripping tool
CMU News: PledgeMusic issues new statement over ongoing late-payment is
Setlist: 20 years of CMU – Spotify and streaming revolution
CMU Digest: Kanye West, Rolling Stone, Youth Music, Ticketbande, Pandora
CMU News: Kanye settles “never, never” tweet lawsuit, dubs publishing contract as ‘servitude’
CMU News: Penske Media takes complete control of Rolling Stone
CMU News: 67% of young people are making music, just not in a way traditional educators might recognise
CMU News: German court puts significant restrictions on ticket resale site Ticketbande
CMU News: Pandora CEO steps down as SiriusXM takeover goes ahead
CMU News: Company behind Bestival’s sister festivals wound up
CMU News: French society SACEM announces new division to streamline complex royalty process
CMU News: Kanye West sues both Sony and Universal
CMU News: Spotify removes tracks after another possible scam gaming the system
CMU News: Cheryl Tweedy’s lawyers want people to stop talking about 2003 assault conviction
Setlist: Pitchfork, Viagogo, Spotify
CMU Digest: Viagogo, PledgeMusic, iHeartMedia, FLVTO.biz, Pitchfork
CMU News: PledgeMusic issues statement amid latest artist payment problems
CMU News: Record industry’s latest stream-ripping lawsuit dismissed in US court
CMU News: RealNetworks doubles its stake in Napster
CMU News: Pitchfork will add a paywall this year
CMU News: RIAA bigs up UK copyright law in post-Brexit trade talks submission
CMU News: Universal’s Bravado buys rival Epic Rights
CMU News: US radio giant iHeartMedia heading out of bankruptcy
CMU News: Simon Mayo hired for new classical radio station from Bauer
CMU News: Article thirteen talks postponed because of disagreements in EU Council
CMU News: Sports Direct chief bidding for HMV
CMU News: A Greener Festival celebrates 35 environmentally sustainable events
Setlist: R Kelly, HMV, Rihanna
CMU Digest 21.01.19: Viagogo, Article Thirteen, HMV, Rihanna, Tidal
CMU News: Viagogo claims it is now compliant with UK regulator’s rules as deadline passes
CMU News: Music industry says proposed article thirteen compromise a backwards step
CMU News: New pan-European anti-touting campaign launches
CMU News: Spotify updates preferred distributor lists
CMU News: HMV administrators confirm offers have been made for the business
CMU News: Government responds to music industry’s Brexit concerns – sort of
CMU News: Norwegian crime agency investigating Tidal data fiddling allegations
Setlist: 20 years of CMU – The music industry v YouTube
CMU Digest: R Kelly, Michael Jackson, music venue business rates, Warner/Chappell, HMV
CMU News: Aussie music industry seeks web-blocks against stream-ripping sites
CMU News: Appeals court upholds $2.4 million ruling in Bob Marley coffee case
CMU News: Music industry hits out after grassroots venues are denied small business rates cut
CMU News: Guy Moot to replace Jon Platt at Warner/Chappell
CMU News: Synergy Concerts promoter launches new Scottish live music firm
CMU News: Channel 4 takes complete ownership of The Box Plus Network
CMU News: Expanded Wide Days programme planned for 2019
CMU News: Ed Sheeran and LMFAO copyright cases will proceed to jury trials
CMU News: American radio industry and Global Music Rights spar over subpoena in BM
CMU News: The Greatest Showman and some other records people liked (yep, charts!)
CMU News: More consumption and cash in 2018 – it’s your year-end record industry stats
CMU News: ERA comments on HMV administration
CMU News: HMV UK heading back into administration
CMU Digest: Spotify, MegaUpload, Viagogo, Brexit, HMV, Music Venue Trust
Setlist: Tencent, Kraftwerk, Neil Young
CMU News: Spotify settles Wixen’s $1.6 billion mechanicals lawsuit
CMU News: New Zealand’s Supreme Court agrees to hear final MegaUpload extradition appeal
CMU News: US magistrate judge advises safe harbour be denied to ISP Grande Communications
CMU News: CTM Publishing announces four deals via its partnership with Steve Lewis
CMU News: UK music industry supports grassroots venue investment fund
CMU News: Gwen Stefani still faces injured fan lawsuit, but Live Nation is off the hook
CMU News: Damages bill cut in New Zealand political party’s copyright battle with Eminem
CMU News: Viagogo says it could challenge French ticket touting ban in the European courts
CMU News: Concord launches new theatre-focused division following Samuel French acquisition
CMU News: Classic FM signs up Moira Stuart
CMU News: UK Music survey suggests diversity initiatives are having an impact
CMU News: BPI comments on conviction of vinyl piracy gang
CMU News: French Constitutional Council says ticket touting ban is just fine
CMU News: BASCA CEO stands down
CMU Digest: Tencent, Article Thirteen, Blurred Lines, Kraftwerk, Ticketmaster
CMU News: Article thirteen talks to push into new year as music industry expresses concern about latest compromise
CMU News: American tech sector lays into article thirteen in US/EU trade talks submission
CMU News: Live Nation partner with Elvis Presley Enterprises to stage shows at Graceland
CMU News: Blurred Lines song-theft ruling stands as Supreme Court deadline passes
CMU News: Uncleared samples are copyright infringement however short, reckons EU’s Advocate General
CMU News: Appeals court upholds copyright infringement ruling against MP3 resale site
CMU News: Alison Wenham to depart WIN, as UK’s MPA announces new chief
CMU News: Neil Young’s Hyde Park show won’t be marketed under Barclaycard BST banner
CMU News: Tencent Music IPOs at bottom end of expected price bracket
CMU News: Tencent Music says it will “vigorously” contest fraud allegations by early investor
CMU News: British artists and music execs sign open letter on the Brexit shambles
CMU News: Fleetwood Mac settle with Lindsey Buckingham
CMU News: Ticketmaster switches on price-capped resale on its primary site
CMU News: CISAC begins sanctions procedure over ongoing SGAE controversy
Setlist: Ticketmaster, WINTEL, Spice Girls
CMU Digest: Tencent, Apple, Mixcloud, WINTEL, Ticketmaster
CMU News: Kim Dotcom extradition process may only now be reaching half-time
CMU News: Former Spotify and YouTube people among new hires at JAAK
CMU News: US diversity initiative plans biggest global database of women in music
CMU News: Apple trademark application suggests planned push into B2B streaming
CMU News: BMG restructures US operations as Zack Katz departs
CMU News: Indian streaming service Saavn becomes JioSaavn
CMU News: Ticketmaster hopes to have touting cases dismissed because of its terms and conditions
CMU News: Universal allies with new label looking to develop future rock talent
CMU News: Line-ups announced for festive Top Of The Pops
CMU News: Tencent’s IPO is go
CMU News: Indies accounted for 39.9% of recorded music revenues in 2017, says WIN
CMU News: Gig-goers don’t like phone filming at shows (but like filming shows on their phones)
CMU News: Mixcloud launches channel-based subscriptions
CMU News: Four men sentenced over bootleg vinyl operation
CMU News: Administration papers reveal what artists were owed by Bestival
CMU News: Superstruct invests in another European festival, this time Flow
CMU Digest: Viagogo, touting caps, The Cellar, web-blocks, Record Union
Setlist: 20 years of CMU – iTunes and the download boom
CMU News: Australia’s Labor Party proposes country-wide 10% cap on ticket resale
CMU News: Australian web-blocking system amended to copyright owners’ advantage
CMU News: Economic contribution of UK creative industries tops £100 billion
CMU News: Court order gives Viagogo two months to comply with UK consumer rights law
CMU Insights: My slides from Midem Latin American Forum 2018
CMU News: German court says stream-ripping not covered by private copy exception
CMU News: DIY distributor calls for independent music to be tagged on streaming platforms
CMU News: Paradigm expands Nashville team via Dale Morris acquisition
CMU News: Kiss breakfast show hosts to join Radio 1
CMU News: Gang Of Youths call for bad tout stories in bid to “stop Viagogo”
CMU News: Tencent Music could still IPO this year
CMU Digest: YouTube, Rammstein, Taylor Swift, Wireless, Skrillex
CMU News: German court orders Viagogo to stop selling Rammstein tickets
CMU News: New lawsuit could again test Cloudflare’s copyright liabilities
CMU News: Live Nation appeals new restrictions council has placed on Wireless festival
CMU News: Northern Irish organisations sign up to support PRS Foundation programmes
CMU News: Music industry responds to YouTube’s latest article thirteen claims
CMU News: Gig-goer injured in Skrillex stagedive wins $3.8 million in damages
CMU News: Musical commutes make you work harder, reckons Deezer
CMU News: BBC to launch new pop music quick show
CMU News: Tekashi 6ix9ine album release postponed after arrest
CMU News: Lyor Cohen talks data and transparency in latest article thirteen diss
CMU News: Majors v Cox Communications will stay in the same court as the BMG case
Setlist: Ed Sheeran, NetEase, Spotify
CMU News: Universal sues poker podcast over uncleared music use
CMU News: Tidal gets fit with Barry
CMU News: More article thirteen sparring, while Google threatens to bail on news in Europe
CMU News: Publisher of i goes into administration, while Shortlist and Scuzz TV close
CMU Digest: Article thirteen, Viagogo, EMI, NetEase, Ed Sheeran
CMU Insights: My slides from Sonic Visions 2018
CMU News: IMPALA responds to YouTube’s latest article thirteen griping
CMU News: Viagogo hits back at Kili boss’s awards speech
Setlist: Anti-piracy, indie festivals, social prescribing
CMU News: Sony completes acquisition of EMI Music Publishing
CMU News: Ed Sheeran’s promoter declares AMA award winning anti-tout strategy a success
CMU News: Tencent rival NetEase secures new funding for music service
CMU News | Spotify expands into Middle East and North Africa
CMU News | YouTube boss takes her article thirteen griping to the FT
CMU News: Ed Sheeran settles one of his song-theft lawsuits
CMU Digest: Spotify, Google, CISAC, IP Rights Distribution Fund, AIF
CMU News: Spotify launches new analytics tools for music publishers
CMU News: Eventbrite launches new music-centric ticketing service
Setlist: UK Music, Sony, SoundCloud
CMU News: Google reckons its anti-piracy efforts are working, while bragging about its YouTube pay-outs
CMU News: Songwriter’s lawsuit against session musician royalty fund allowed to proceed
CMU News: Song right collections top 8.3 billion euros, says CISAC
CMU News: Independent festivals contributed one billion to UK economy in three years
CMU News: Spotify announces share buy-back scheme
CMU News: US performer unions say dispute over royalty fund fees should be dismissed
CMU News: New neighbouring rights trade body launches
CMU News: Following Yandex stand-off, Russian watchdog to launch new anti-piracy database
CMU News: Downtown acquires Salli Isaak songs business
CMU News: Transgressive expands alliance with Foals to publishing
CMU News: Universal signs deal with African streaming firm Boomplay
CMU News: Universal allies with LadBible on new emerging talent series
CMU Digest: Viagogo, YouTube, Sony, UK Music, SoundCloud
CMU News: YouTube does yet more article thirteen dissing
CMU News: Spotify share price dips even as premium subscriber count grows by four million
CMU News: Apple a possible partner or investor for flagging radio firm iHear
Setlist: YouTube, Wireless, BBC
CMU News: No one’s sure why The Pirate Bay is experiencing downtime
CMU News: Artists line up to back crowdfunding campaign to save Oxford venue
CMU News: Spotify gives away Google Home Minis in the US
CMU News: Aggrieved Viagogo customers were just “exceptionally careless”
CMU News: Led Zep ask appeals court to reconsider its Stairway song-theft judgement
CMU News: Sony/ATV extends GEMA/PRS alliance on digital licensing
CMU News: SoundCloud amends its Premier contract following criticism
CMU News: Music industry comments on UK budget fun times
CMU News: HMV biggest seller of music discs this summer, though Amazon still leads entertainment retail at large
CMU News: Indies and songwriters hit out as European Commission approves Sony’s EMI deal
CMU News: Italian competition regulator makes demands of collecting society SIAE
CMU News: SoundCloud defends terms of monetisation for DIY artists
CMU Digest: YouTube, Bestival, BBC, Spotify, IPO
CMU News: BBC isn’t doing enough to connect with younger audiences, reckons OfCom
CMU News: Judge declines summary judgement in dispute over Kendrick Lamar video
CMU News: BMG extends alliance with GEMA on digital licensing
Setlist: Business streaming, Distrokid, Fender
CMU News: Spotify takes playlist pitching tool out of beta
CMU News: Tracy Chapman sues Nicki Minaj over uncleared sample
CMU News: UK government considers simplifying anti-piracy web-blocks
CMU News: YouTube boss urges YouTubers to instigate one last push against article thirteen
CMU News: SOCAN launches new services business Dataclef
CMU News: Simon Mayo confirms he is quitting Radio 2
CMU News: Labels insist Russian stream-ripping sites can be sued in America
CMU News: Songwriter wins $44 million in dispute over Usher song
CMU Digest: Distrokid, American Law Institute, IMPALA, Soundtrack Your Brand, ERA
CMU News: EU court rejects ‘blame-it-on-the-parents’ defence in file-sharing case
CMU News: Music industry hits out at American Law Institute’s ‘restatement’ of copyright law
CMU News: Record labels fail to get ISP safe harbour case beefed back up
CMU News: IMPALA highlights Sony and EMI Music Publishing dominance in European charts
CMU News: MMF launches new funding and support programme for early-career managers
CMU News: Lawyers in Ed Sheeran song-theft case debate impact of Stairway To Heaven appeals court judgement
CMU News: ERA hits out at IFPI’s disc free music consumption report
Setlist: 20 years of CMU - A brief history of Napster
CMU Trends Guide To Music Marketing Part Two: Social and digital channels
CMU Digest: MMA, SoundCloud, ECSA, IFPI, Sky
CMU News: MMA signed into law, and then Kanye West waffled
CMU News: Another Congressman jumps on the Ticketmaster touting exposé
CMU News: Sky to introduce three-strikes anti-piracy system in Ireland
CMU News: Yandex Music expands into Israel
CMU News: European songwriter organisation joins calls for regulators to block Sony’s EMI deals
CMU News: Facebook unveils its Portal, with Spotify, Pandora and iHeart integrated
CMU News: PledgeMusic announces executive and finance rejig following late payment issues
Setlist: NAFTA, BASCA, Live music industry stress
CMU News: Court throws out Gwen Stefani song-theft case
CMU News: Kanye West fights class action status for lawsuit over Life Of Pablo “never, never” tweet
CMU Digest: BASCA, Ticketfly, NAFTA, Tencent, National Trading Standards
CMU Trends Guide To Music Marketing Part One: The music marketing toolkit
CMU News: Eventbrite sued over Ticketfly hack
CMU News: US government to put the spotlight on the ticketing market
CMU News: FanFair hits out as advertising regulator says Viagogo ads are all good
CMU News: RIAA expresses disappointment over safe harbour provision in the all new NAFTA
CMU News: Tencent reveals more about its IPO, Sony and Warner buy in
CMU News: Scouting For Girls’ Roy Stride signs to Warner/Chappell
CMU News: Dotblockchain announces Warner Music alliance
CMU News: National Trading Standards charges nine ticket touts in the UK, as Ticketmaster faces a class action over resale Stateside
CMU News: Judge declines summary judgement in Beyonce’s Feyonce dispute
CMU News: BASCA calls for Sony’s EMI deals to be blocked
CMU News: Appeals court overturns ruling in Stairway To Heaven song-theft case
CMU News: BMG renews deal with Jeff Tweedy
CMU Digest 01.10.18: Pandora, Ticketmaster, Ricky Nelson, Bestival, EMI
Setlist: Ticketmaster, Bestival, Spotify
Setlist: 20 years of CMU – The rise and fall of MySpace
CMU News: Bestival’s money-lender is trying to buy the company
CMU News: Ricky Nelson estate sues Sony over international deductions on streaming money
CMU News: Latest draft of MMA approved by House Of Representatives
CMU News: BMI heads to the rate court over live industry royalties
CMU News: SiriusXM confirms “definitive agreement” to buy Pandora outright
CMU News: Ticketmaster chief responds to latest secondary ticketing hoo haa Stateside, while Viagogo sparring continues in the UK
CMU News: Bestival admits “financial challenges” as money-lender threatens administration
CMU News: Elton John settles with The Sun over libellous dog bite story, and ramps up his Universal Music alliance
CMU News: Sony files paperwork with European Commission over EMI deals
CMU Digest: Spotify, MMA, Sony/ATV, Childish Gambino, Taylor Swift
CMU Insights: My slides from Reeperbahn Festival 2018
CMU News: Spotify to offer artists direct-upload tools
CMU News: Suge Knight pleads no contest to voluntary manslaughter, gets 28 years
CMU News: Taylor Swift's
CMU News: SoundCloud stats to be added to the chart
CMU News: US Senate passes Music Modernization Act
CMU News: Perfume firm seeks access to Jay-Z’s calendar
CMU News: New ad campaign calls for more diversity at music industry awards and conferences
CMU News: Artists galore call on SiriusXM to back the Music Modernization Act
CMU News: Marty Bandier confirms he will depart Sony/ATV
CMU News: Warner buys merch firm EMP Merchandising
Setlist: 20 years of CMU - Michael Jackson
CMU News: Childish Gambino countersues Glassnote in royalties dispute
CMU News: Music Modernization Act could be hotlined by Senate later today
CMU Digest: Copyright Directive, Viagogo, MMA, Troy Carter, Ja Rule
CMU Insights: My slides from Pivotal 2018
CMU Beef Of The Week: Aging artists v the 74 million dollar man
CMU Insights: My slides from Vill Vill Vest 2018
CMU News: European Parliament backs safe harbour reform – everyone responds
CMU News: MEPs debate safe harbour reform… again
CMU News: Ja Rule says he shouldn’t be liable for Fyre Festival debacle, despite online brags
CMU News: Viagogo hits back over anti-tout campaign’s Google ads demand
CMU News: SoundCloud launches Discover Weekly rival
CMU News: Anti-tout campaigners call on Google to axe Viagogo from its searches
CMU News: Songwriter group urges MEPs to back Copyright Directive – including its “transparency triangle”
CMU News: Eventbrite reveals more information about its IPO
CMU News: European Commission approves Apple’s Shazam buy
Setlist: Viagogo, BPI, Chris Evans
CMU Digest: Viagogo, Copyright Directive, Dr Luke, BPI, Chris Evans
CMU News: Musicians busk while tech bosses blog as Europe’s big safe harbour vote looms
CMU News: Sentric launches new rights management tool RightsApp
CMU News: Cooking Vinyl ramps up songs business, appoints new MD
CMU News: Dolores O’Riordan’s death a “tragic accident”, coroner confirms
CMU News: Viagogo a no show at Parliament’s latest secondary ticketing hearing
CMU News: Vanilla Ice reports from quarantined plane in New York
CMU News: Viagogo sues Ed Sheeran promoter over anti-touting efforts
CMU News: Dice launches in France
CMU News: AIM Awards presented for 2018
CMU News: Rated Awards presented for 2018
CMU News: Nicki Minaj wanted to punch Travis Scott “in his fucking face” over chart result
CMU News: Ad industry regulator drops sanctions against Viagogo ahead of select committee hearing
CMU News: Artist manager Paul Allen joins The Weird & The Wonderful
CMU News: Aretha Franklin’s family criticise pastor over politically charged eulogy
CMU News: Competition & Markets Authority begins legal action against Viagogo
Setlist: 20 years of CMU - The digital royalty lawsuits

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