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CMU News: Warner Music leads tributes to Chester Bennington
CMU News: Statutory music rights database proposed in US Congress
CMU News: Two Olly Murs shows cancelled after promoter goes bust
CMU News: UTA hires David Zedeck to lead its music division
CMU News: BPI welcomes BBC’s new prime-time music show
CMU News: French singer Barbara Weldens dies during festival performance
CMU News: Kanye West planning to diss Jay-Z back on his next record
CMU News: Mary Epworth puts out surprising new single
CMU News: KLF return with a three day situation in Liverpool
CMU Beef Of The Week: The parliamentary representatives for Selby & Ainsty and Washington & Sunderland West v Viagogo’s security guard
CMU Digest: Viagogo, 1972, BBC, Spotify, Believe, Songkick
CMU News: Proposed new law aims to fix America’s pre-1972 copyright quirk
CMU News: Madonna halts auction of her hair, pants and celebrity love letters
CMU News: Sony/ATV signs Maluma
CMU News: PPL and PRS expand pilot using music recognition tech to improve club reporting
CMU News: Ed Sheeran’s anti-tout activity constitutes a “step-change”, says National trading Standards
CMU News: Cambridge and Newport folk festivals ally
CMU News: Blazin Squad reforming on back of ‘Love Island’ exposure
CMU News: The Lemon Twigs announce new EP
CMU News: Universal says ‘désolé’ over French-free Canada tribute album
CMU News: Spotify faces two new mega-bucks lawsuits over US mechanicals
CMU News: Everything But The Girl reclaim Warner albums, ally with Chrysalis
CMU News: BMG to make music available for Pro Tools loop packages
CMU News: Digital archivists plan to back up SoundCloud
CMU News: BBC planning new prime-time music show
CMU News: ‘Despacito’ now most streamed track in history
CMU News: Motörhead Day show to be live streamed
CMU News: Ed Sheeran on and off and on and off Twitter
CMU News: Ed Sheeran leads charge against ticket touting, cancels 10,000 touted tickets
CMU News: Tensions reportedly increase between Spotify and the US music publishers
CMU News: Travis Scott accuses former management of violating California’s Talent Agencies Act
CMU News: Believe boss plays down Sony acquisition reports
CMU News: New GM at Ministry Of Sound record label
CMU News: Family festival Just So wins Gold Award for accessibility
CMU News: Queen biopic nearly in production - finally
CMU News: Now Taylor Swift’s being carted around in a box
CMU News: Warner acquires Songkick gig discovery business, but not the ticketing platform
CMU News: Quincy Jones v Michael Jackson Productions - Pitbull on Bad! Whose idea was that
CMU News: Sony’s Epic Records signs Louis Tomlinson
CMU News: Sony Music reportedly taking a majority stake in Believe
CMU News: Irish advertising regulator to investigate Viagogo’s use of the word ‘official’
CMU News: SoundCloud’s not going to fold, says SoundCloud
CMU Podcast: Fake artists! Fake t-shirts! Fake radio!
CMU News: Judgement reveals inside story of Guvera’s failed acquisition of Blinkbox Music
CMU News: Universal’s $30million+ recordings deal with Prince estate axed
CMU News: Judge accepts most of Frank Ocean’s affirmative defences in $14.5 million libel dispute with his dad
CMU News: Belgian privacy regulator to investigate police screening of Tomorrowland ticket buyers
CMU News: People agree to a toilet cleaning clause as they tap into venue wifi
CMU News: All-staff meeting heightens speculation SoundCloud will fold
CMU News: Sony/ATV could take complete control of EMI publishing in 2018
CMU News: Judge admonishes Jackson Estate’s “snickering” lawyers in Quincy Jones legal battle
CMU News: DHP to extend Drinkaware Crew programme
CMU News: Music industry welcomes EU committee votes on safe harbour reform
CMU News: Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson estate arrive in court in royalties dispute
CMU News: Yandex turns off track-sharing tool on its music platform, for now
CMU News: Spotify’s new Sony deal basically done
CMU News: Investors try to bankrupt Fyre Festival company
CMU News: Tom Watson urges Labour MEPs to back safe harbour reform
CMU News: Gwen Stefani sued for encouraging fans to rush forward at gig
CMU News: Bucks launches new unit focused on ‘worship music’
CMU News: Live Nation takes controlling stake in Switzerland’s Openair Frauenfeld
CMU News: FanFair says tout ads on Google confuse fans
CMU News: UK Music calls on British government to back safe harbour reform in Europe
CMU News: BMG rejects Cox Communications’ First Amendment argument
CMU News: Music tourism is up, though grassroots venues still facing challenges
CMU Podcast: Kanye v Tidal, AEG v MSG, Everyone Else v Ed Sheeran
CMU Insights: My slides from MMB Romania
CMU News: SoundCloud axes 173 jobs, closes London office
CMU News: Stream-ripping now “most prevalent” form of music piracy, says new report
CMU News: Australian regulator writes to accountants group about Guvera fundraising
CMU News: Google has now de-listed 2.5 billion piracy URLs
CMU News: Justin Bieber no longer wanted for graffiti crimes in Brazil
CMU Digest: SoundCloud, AEG, Tidal, BBC, Lil Wayne, Guvera
CMU News: Lil Wayne adds Universal to his Cash Money litigation, wants lots of cash money
CMU News: MMF launches new board rotation system and custodians committee at AGM
CMU News: Law firm can continue to work on Straight Outta Compton defamation case
CMU News: MPA chief discusses MCPS future following new PRS deal
CMU News: Ents24 reveals the new acts users are ‘tracking’
CMU News: Guvera co-founder blames co-founder for firm’s collapse
CMU News: Viacom hits back against The Game in dating show sexual assault case
CMU News: UK’s culture ministry rebrands, goes digital
CMU News: Believe partners with former Universal France boss’s new label
CMU News: Fyre Festival founder arrested for fraud
CMU News: Warner suing EMI over Fox catalogue
CMU News: AEG goes public about venue booking spat with MSG and Live Nation
CMU News: Twickets announces US launch
CMU Podcast: Google, Prince, Charts
CMU News: Paul McCartney settles with Sony/ATV in reversion right dispute
CMU News: Music 4.5 and CMU Trends put the spotlight on the value of music
CMU Trends: Value of music – the story so far
CMU News: Music industry welcomes landmark ruling in Google delisting case
CMU News: Lawyers investigating possible class actions against Guvera
CMU News: Cox Communications reckons Supreme Court ruling on social media rights impacts on its BMG copyright case
CMU News: Downtown secures deal with Anthony Newley estate
CMU@TGE: Where’s My Fucking Money? The Transparency Problem
CMU News: Guvera being investigated by Australian Securities And Investments Commission
CMU News: Failed Fyre Festival seeks dismissal of at least one post-debacle lawsuits
CMU News: Dappy gets suspended sentence over knife possession charge
CMU News: Deerhoof hit out at Daytrotter website over the monetisation of their 2009 session
CMU News: Dr Luke dismisses defamation lawsuit against Kesha’s mother
CMU News: MegaUpload lawyers insist US Supreme Court has questions to answer over Kim Dotcom’s assets
CMU News: Glastonbury’s spin-off festival “the last big gamble of my life” says Michael Eavis
CMU News: Brands still concerned about YouTube and Facebook, says top media buyer
CMU News: YouTube confirms it now reaches 1.5 billion people each month
CMU News: Louis Tomlinson pre-empts solo career by declaring “I didn’t want a solo career”
CMU News: Jay-Z announces 4:44 listening parties in Sprint stores
CMU Digest: Apple Music, SGAE, dancing baby, Telsa, RIAA
CMU Podcast: Apple Music, The Slants, Morrissey
CMU News: Car maker Tesla considering launching its own streaming service
CMU News: City Of London Police welcome sentencing in online piracy case
CMU News: Jury must decide whether Monster should pay Beats’ attorney fees
CMU News: Warner/Chappell signs XTC co-founder
CMU@TGE: When Music Gets Synchronised - Deal Making
CMU News: Now Apple is trying to cut the labels’ share of the digital pie too
CMU News: UK Music offers mixed response to the Queen’s Speech
CMU News: Live Nation sued over drug death at Electric Daisy Carnival
CMU News: US record industry shouts ‘value gap’ ahead of Donald Trump’s NAFTA review
CMU News: Sofar Sounds launches global gigs programme with Amnesty for World Refugee Day
CMU News: Police raid HQ of Spanish collecting society - again
CMU News: TuneIn sues Pandora over ad sales deal
CMU News: Ministry record company in Australia rebrands following UK label’s Sony deal
CMU News: 7digital finalises 24-7 acquisition
CMU:DIY: My slides from the June Urban Development seminar
CMU News: US Supreme Court declines to reconsider dancing baby case
CMU News: American band The Slants get trademark law rewritten
CMU News: Radiohead stage collapse trial to start over, Live Nation will likely seek dismissal
CMU News: Roger Waters album blocked in Italy over artwork plagiarism claim
CMU News: Kickass founder might voluntarily face copyright charges in US
CMU News: Universal to see Warner’s Prince deal
CMU News: Spelling mistake caused Rock Am Ring evacuation
CMU Digest: Spotify, Pirate Bay, Manchester Arena, Sony/ATV, TeamRock Radio
CMU Podcast: Pandora, Merlin, Bob Dylan
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
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: ASCAP signs new deal with YouTube
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: 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: 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
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: 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
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: 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?
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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@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

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