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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 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 News: Old Blue Last team takeover Sebright Arms
CMU News: Ticketmaster buys Czech ticketing firm Ticketpro
CMU News: MPG Awards presented
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: Snapchat gets its helmets out for Daft Punk return
CMU News: Swedish appeals court green lights web-block against The Pirate Bay
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: 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
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 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: 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 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: 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: 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
CMU News: New York appeals court decides there isn’t a performing right on golden oldie recordings after all
CMU News: Capitol takes safe harbour on pre-1972 recordings case to Supreme Court
CMU News: PRS welcomes jailing of prolific file-sharer
CMU News: Competition And Markets Authority launches
CMU News: See Tickets among ticketing platforms to sign up to FanFair’s anti-tout declaration
CMU News: Anthrax fear they could lose airplay as a result of the RMLC v GMR legal battle
CMU News: Chart revamp means more streams needed to equal a sale
CMU Trends: Tackling the touts in 2016 – A recap
CMU Digest: OneMusic Australia, BOTS Act, gig licensing, Trump letter, Bestival, RCA
CMU Podcast: SoundCloud, Sony Music, Gig licensing
CMU News: Barack Obama signs US ticket touting bots ban into law
CMU News: !K7 launches new division focused on neo-classical
CMU News: New appointments at Syco as Sonny Takhar departs
CMU News: As radio industry prepares for fight with Global Music Rights, announces new deal with ASCAP
CMU News: Afrikaans label launches new digital platform in South Africa
CMU News: Rolling Stones waive song royalties on charity cover in aid of Jo Cox Foundation
CMU News: John Legend criticises Kanye’s Donald Trump meeting, but RZA says it was OK
CMU News: Spotify unveils exclusive Coldplay live session
CMU News: Australian court orders ISPs to block The Pirate Bay
CMU News: Former moneylenders sue American Idol owner over alleged dodgy dealing
CMU News: Australian collecting societies announce plans for combined public performance licence
CMU News: New boss at RCA UK as Sony Music completes senior management restructure
CMU News: Music industry writes open letter to Donald Trump – piracy and safe harbours are the focus
CMU News: Robbie Williams partners with Ticketmaster and Shazam on interactive ticket
CMU Insights: Ten music industry questions we’re often asked
CMU News: Government opposes adding “cultural benefit” to gig licensing criteria
CMU News: Koko founder back in control of the Camden venue
CMU News: Elton John partners with YouTube to make videos for old songs
CMU News: Something entirely pointless happened
CMU News: Revamp of Sony’s entertainment business could more closely align Sony Music with Sony/ATV
CMU News: Former SFX board member sues Robert Sillerman over unpaid loan
CMU News: Young Guru allies with marketing agency The Marketing Arm
CMU News: Guvera’s Singapore staff also owed money
CMU Digest: SoundCloud, Duran Duran, YouTube, bots ban, LiveStyle, GMR
CMU Podcast: YouTube, SFX, Irving Azoff
CMU News: Spotify drops plans to buy SoundCloud
CMU News: NMPA announces deal with YouTube over unpaid song royalties
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: 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 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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