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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 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 Beef Of The Week: Aging artists v the 74 million dollar man
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
CMU Trends In Five Steps: Safe Harbour
CMU Digest: Copyright Directive, Michael Jackson, Viagogo, Spinal Tap, Cox
CMU News: Europe For Creators campaign fights for safe harbour reform ahead of European copyright vote
CMU News: Lawsuit against Mariah Carey over cancelled shows dismissed
CMU News: Viagogo moving London execs to New York as tide turns against the touts
CMU News: Russian web giant Yandex’s video site could be blocked on copyright grounds
CMU News: Sony and Michael Jackson estate excused from fake vocals case
Setlist: Grande, Apple, The Eagles
CMU News: Spinal Tap welcome latest ruling in Vivendi dispute
CMU News: Music industry campaigners hope lacklustre protests and talk of butterflies will help get safe harbour reform through
CMU News: BMG settles with Cox in landmark safe harbour case
CMU News: Sony Music denies conceding that fake vocals appeared on posthumous Michael Jackson album
CMU News: Indie festivals again criticise Live Nation’s dominance in their sector
CMU Digest: Eventbrite, Shazam, Grande, Spotify, CBS Radio
CMU Trends Guide To Music Rights Part Three: The music rights sector
CMU News: Eventbrite confirms IPO plans
CMU News: Dancehall lyric borrowed by Miley Cyrus a “mere transliteration”, says latest legal filing in We Can’t Stop copyright case
CMU News: Court sides with Commodores over Commodore in Commodores trademark case
CMU News: European Commission set to approve Apple’s Shazam purchase
CMU News: Spotify and Netflix both make moves to reduce payments to Apple
CMU News: Remastering doesn’t always create a new copyright, appeals court says in pre-1972 royalties case
Setlist: Ticketmaster, Frank Sinatra, Cliff Richard
CMU News: Copyright infringement is definitely “stealing”, reckons judge in BMG v Cox case
CMU News: New lawsuit renews hostilities between Cash Money and Lil Wayne
CMU News: Regulator litigation could result in apology ads from Viagogo in New Zealand
CMU News: Jefferson Airplane founder sues hospital over treatment that left him unable to perform
CMU News: RIAA seeks summary judgement on safe harbour point in Grande litigation
CMU Trends Guide To Music Rights Part Two: How music licensing works
CMU Digest: Ticketmaster, Viagogo, Warner, Disney, IMPALA
CMU News: As Copyright Directive campaigning starts up again, article thirteen opponents plan to take to the streets
CMU News: Live Nation buys Denis Desmond’s MCD, via its JV with Denis Desmond
CMU News: Sony Music shuts down its booking agency in Finland
CMU News: Aretha Franklin dies
CMU News: Stormzy launches scholarship to support black students at Cambridge University
CMU News: 23 more Prince albums now available to stream following Sony deal
CMU News: Richard Ashcroft announces new album ‘Natural Rebel’
CMU News: New Zealand Commerce Commission begins legal proceedings against Viagogo
CMU News: BBC won’t appeal Cliff Richard police raid ruling
CMU News: Global Music Rights must continue with radio industry fight in Pennsylvania, says Californian court
CMU News: Universal’s ‘influencer’ label signs ‘influencer’ Lele Pons
CMU News: PRS announces four new senior hires
CMU News: Local councillors and MP express concerns about impact of Wireless festival
CMU News: Warner goes legal over Frank Sinatra songs and an often forgotten British reversion right
CMU News: Disney shouts ‘first amendment’ and ‘fair use’ in response to Michael Jackson estate’s copyright lawsuit
CMU News: Australian collecting society APRA/AMCOS announces Facebook licensing deal
CMU News: Virgin EMI launches new imprint Lost Ones
CMU News: Blue Raincoat brings in two new artist managers
CMU News: Aretha Franklin’s family confirm she is “seriously ill” but in “good spirits”
CMU News: Matthew Herbert to discuss his album that’s a book at Edinburgh’s book festival
CMU News: Aled Jones to walk in the air for Global’s charity
CMU News: IMPALA lodges concerns with European Commission over “seismic” impact of Sony’s EMI deals
CMU News: Industry responds to Ticketmaster bailing on secondary ticketing in Europe
CMU News: Spotify experimenting with ad-skipping
CMU News: Snoop Dogg stars in his own jukebox musical
Setlist: YouTube, Viagogo, Guvera
CMU News: Ticketmaster to shut European resale sites Get Me In! and Seatwave
CMU Trends Guide To Music Rights Part One: How music rights work
CMU Digest: Warner, Spotify, Guvera, YouTube, stream-ripping
CMU News: Spotify allies with Samsung as electronics firm launches smart speaker
CMU News: Travis Scott fan sues festival after rapper shows up late for headline set
CMU News: Finance outfit ordered to refund millions to exploited Guvera investor
CMU News: Reservoir signs new Stone Temple Pilots frontman
CMU News: Superstruct invests in Norway’s Øyafestivalen
CMU News: Harvey Goldsmith urges Irish politicians to pass tout ban, even if some Viagogo employees lose their jobs
CMU News: Warner Music is no longer a Spotify shareholder
CMU News: UTA says new investors will allow further growth
CMU News: Eventim takes complete ownership of Scandinavian ticketing firm
CMU News: Apple Music launches new automated playlist based on friend listening
CMU News: BBC Proms to launch VR version of Anna Meredith’s ‘Five Telegrams’ project
CMU News: AIM Awards nominations announced
CMU News: Steel Panther plough on with their Pussy Melter guitar pedal despite protests
CMU News: More advertiser issues for YouTube after brands pull ads over drill video placements
CMU News: Concord Music buys Independiente Records
CMU News: Tony Hadley insists he was pushed out of Spandau Ballet
CMU News: US labels sue two more stream-ripping sites
CMU News: Alan McGee launches new singles label, looking for new talent
CMU News: Brighton Pride criticises train company after dangerous over-crowding at the city’s station
CMU News: Irish Senator opposes ticket touting laws because it might cost Viagogo jobs
CMU News: Scala allies with Dice
Setlist: Universal, Brexit, The Beatles
CMU Digest: MMA, Vivendi, Deezer, Cox Communications, EMI
CMU News: Compromise reached to let Music Modernization Act march on
CMU News: David Guetta allies with Kobalt on publishing
CMU News: Warner buys media firm UPROXX
CMU News: Deezer raises new finances, gets a one billion euro valuation
CMU Beef Of The Week: Sheep v Another World Festival
CMU News: Major labels sue Cox Communications
CMU News: We Shall Overcome publisher handed $352,000 legal bill after song declared public domain
CMU News: AIM launches member survey to map the digital supply chain
CMU News: Indie publishers call on SESAC and HFA to compromise on Music Modernization Act
CMU News: Sony’s latest EMI deal should be cause of concern for regulators, say the indies
CMU News: Canadian performing rights organisation acquires mechanical rights society
CMU News: eMusic seeks to finance blockchain-powered music distribution plans
CMU News: Former Virgin Records boss Ray Cooper dies
CMU News: Edinburgh Festival kicks off today, ThreeWeeks returns
CMU News: Nicki Minaj sends SOS to Tracy Chapman via Twitter
CMU News: Sony confirms acquisition of Jackson estate’s share of EMI Music Publishing
CMU News: Troy Carter to exit Spotify
CMU News: Sky Ferreira sends SOS to Soundcloud via Instagram
CMU News: Instrumental announces data deal with Official Charts Company
CMU Digest: MMA, ticket touts, Eventbrite, Cliff Richard, Spotify
Setlist: Mercury Prize, MMA, Taylor Swift
CMU News: BBC agrees to pay Cliff Richard £850,000 as judge refuses appeal in police raid reporting case
CMU News: Irish government to back ticket touting ban proposals
CMU News: Latin American markets helped Spotify add eight million new subscribers in last quarter
CMU News: SESAC responds to criticism of its late minute Music Modernization Act lobbying
CMU News: London’s night czar responds to criticism following Hackney curfew decision
CMU News: Campaigners fear Music Modernization Act could falter because of HFA intervention
CMU News: Billy McFarland reaches deal with SEC over Fyre Festival fraud
CMU News: UK Music urges local councils to act as agent of change guidelines published
CMU News: Demi Lovato hospitalised by apparent drug overdose
CMU News: Nadine Coyle would reunite with her jealous former Girls Aloud bandmates, if you asked nicely
CMU News: Eventbrite files paperwork for IPO
CMU News: Miley Cyrus given time to seek dismissal of reggae lyric plagiarism case
CMU News: Spice Girls reunion definitely still on, says Mel B
CMU News: MGM Resorts defends its lawsuit against victims of Route 91 Harvest shooting
CMU News: Four men indicted over murder of XXXTentacion
CMU News: Radiohead use Toronto show to criticise outcome of Canadian stage collapse trial
CMU Digest: Cliff Richard, Route 91, Spotify, Ed Sheeran, ICE, SACEM
CMU News: Spotify launches new tool for pitching tracks to playlisters
CMU News: Festival No.6 to go on hiatus
CMU News: Cliff Richard wins £210,000 in legal battle with BBC
CMU News: Human rights court orders Russia to compensate Pussy Riot over 2012 jailing
CMU News: Route 91 Harvest hotel sues shooting victims to avoid liability
CMU News: ICE and SACEM sign up more indie publishers for digital licensing
CMU News: Ed Sheeran’s $213.9 million grossing 2018 tour breaks records
CMU News: Warner/Chappell signs Odunsi (The Engine)
CMU News: Former Ticketbis exec says resale sites dominated by 50 super touts
CMU News: Woman charged over Selena Gomez email hack
CMU News: New music PR agency They Do launches
CMU Digest: Blurred Lines, Childish Gambino, ISM/MU, Sony Music, Cardi B
Setlist: Copyright Directive, Childish Gambino, Rage Against The Machine
CMU News: Sony has another go at keeping Dr Luke investigation details secret
CMU News: BMG expands senior management team at HQ
CMU News: Royal Albert Hall admits to an “inherent but authorised conflict of interest” in Charity Commission dispute
CMU News: Glass Animals postpone tour after drummer seriously injured in traffic accident
CMU News: US appeals court declines to reconsider controversial Blurred Lines judgement
CMU News: ISM and MU co-launch code of practice to tackle bullying and harassment in the music industry
CMU News: Glassnote comments on Childish Gambino royalties dispute
CMU News: Russell Simmons faces new accusation of rape
CMU News: Rage Against The Machine issue cease and desist over Nigel Farage’s podcast
CMU News: Cardi B’s ex-manager responds to lawsuit over “grossly unfair” contracts
CMU News: Sony Music reboots Arista, plans publishing and management projects with its new boss
CMU News: VMS Live adds another student venue to its roster
CMU News: Brexit resignations result in new culture boss in UK government
CMU News: Glassnote sues Childish Gambino in SoundExchange royalties dispute
CMU News: Universal Music extends its partnership with The Rolling Stones
CMU News: Tencent confirms it will IPO in the US
CMU Digest: Copyright directive, SGAE, MegaUpload, Strongroom, bots ban
Setlist: 20 years of CMU - The evolution of NME
CMU News: Cardi B sues former manager who tried to enforce contacts
CMU News: Music industry comments on copyright directive ruling
CMU News: Rick Ross can’t bail on cancelled gig case because his business associates negotiated deal
CMU News: German court says Usenet provider liable for its users’ copyright infringement
CMU News: Sony/ATV seeks dismissal of latest case over Beatles concert documentary
CMU News: Stormzy launches book publishing imprint, announces book
CMU News: Christine And The Queens talks about her second album
CMU Beef Of The Week #411: Drake haters v Spotify
CMU News: European Parliament votes down Copyright Directive, meaning further safe harbour debate in September
CMU News: MegaUpload founder can be extradited to the US, says NZ appeals court
CMU News: Piracy level downs among younger consumers, reckons IPO stats pack
CMU News: Strongroom launch petition against proposed tower block build that could put them out of business
CMU News: UK ticket touting bots ban comes into effect
CMU News: MU launches four surveys as part of new music education research project
CMU News: J Hus apologises for shows cancelled in wake of his arrest
CMU News: Lil Wayne says ‘Tha Carter IV’ finally being prepped for release
CMU News: Paul McCartney joins music industry in last big push ahead of copyright vote
CMU News: Ghost Ship managers plead guilty over deadly fire
CMU News: Two Fyre Festival ticket-buyers win $5 million in damages
CMU News: Ozzy Osbourne hits back at AEG over venue bookings lawsuit
CMU News: Eminem publishers say NZ$600,000 damages over New Zealand political ad should be higher
CMU News: Black Key’s collaborator Richard Swift dies
CMU News: Facial recognition tech can’t identify Insane Clown Posse fans
CMU News: Global publishers now reportedly pulling rights from controversial Spanish society SGAE
CMU News: Sony Music must tell Kesha who it interviewed in Dr Luke investigation
CMU News: Long running web-blocking case to be considered anew in the Netherlands
CMU News: Warner signs Kloe for publishing
CMU News: TuneCore allies with Sentric to expand song right services
CMU News: NEC Group allies with start-up to enable multi-payment group bookings
CMU News: MJR announces ticketing alliance with Eventbrite
CMU News: Meat Loaf planning world tour with no singing
Spotify subscribers score refund over excessive Drake peddling
CMU News: Workers Beer Company apologises after complaints over queues at Festival Republic shows in Finsbury Park
CMU News: Fyre Festival bankruptcy trustee wants McFarland lawyer to stay on the case
CMU News: Kilimanjaro buys Belladrum
CMU News: James Barton’s Superstruct buys into Sonar
CMU News: Morrissey postpones UK and European tour
CMU News: One Direction will reform one day maybe, says Liam Payne
CMU Digest: Chart, MMA, Prince, AEG, Beats
Setlist: 20 years of CMU - The collapse of HMV
CMU News: Senate committee approves Music Modernization Act
CMU News: Ed Sheeran sued over alleged Marvin Gaye rip off, again
CMU Beef Of The Week: The tech lobby v Article 13
CMU News: Sony announces deal to represent Prince’s recordings
CMU News: Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine ordered to pay $25 million to former Beats partner
CMU News: Kilimanjaro owner sells stake in UK classical music promoter
CMU News: Jay-Z disputes claims of unpaid fees over Tidal acquisition
CMU News: Gamers debate copyright claims as labels issue takedowns against Twitch
CMU News: PRS announces deal with music data platform Auddly
CMU News: AEG venues ally with new AXS ticket resale site, end StubHub partnership
CMU News: Tidal lawsuit over Kanye’s “never, never, never” tweet proceeds
CMU Trends: Catalogue marketing in the streaming age
CMU Digest: Copyright directive, Prince, Beats, FanFair, YouTube
Setlist: Copyright, Touts, Prince
CMU News: Prince estate returns to court over unofficial posthumous EP
CMU News: Copyright case testing liabilities of Cloudflare settled out of court
CMU News: Music 4.5 puts spotlight on copyright reform
CMU News: Music industry welcomes copyright directive vote in the European Parliament
CMU News: Prince heirs want Tidal deal reconsidered because of stat-fiddling allegations
CMU News: Dre insists he came up with Beats concept in royalty court battle
CMU News: Google needs to stop profiting from rule-breaker Viagogo, say anti-touting campaigners
CMU News: Tech lobby ramps up campaign against safe harbour reform as key votes on EU copyright reform begin
CMU News: XXXTentacion killed in shooting incident
CMU News: New YouTube Music service launches in the UK
CMU Insights: Top five Digital Dollar news stories
CMU News: Ticket tout repping group launches code of practice
CMU Trends: Top Five US Copyright Quirks
CMU Digest: Sony, SGAE, Stream Ripping, Young Fathers, StubHub
Setlist: Spotify, SGAE, Ryan Adams
CMU News: Sony outlines plans for sharing Spotify share-sale loot with artists and indies
CMU News: Stream-ripping sites PickVideo, Video-download and Easyload cease operations