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CMU News: The Grammys’ diversity problem defended with maths
CMU News: Kanye West settles with insurers over cancelled Saint Pablo Tour
CMU News: Warner sues smart TV company Future Today
CMU News: Government extends rules for ticket resellers, publishes guidelines for the touts
CMU News: Industry backs EU’s pilot programme to support music community
CMU News: BRITs announces white rose initiative in support of Time’s Up campaign
CMU News: CISAC responds to publishers’ demands over Spanish collecting society
CMU News: Taylor Swift gets song-theft action dismissed
CMU News: Music publishers call on CISAC to suspend Spanish collecting society SGAE
CMU News: Absolute to distribute Cherry Red’s acquisitions from Warner
CMU News: Songwriters Guild Of America backs amended Music Modernization Act
CMU News: Warner/Chappell UK appoints a new Creative Director
CMU News: Madison Square Garden Company planning musical bubble in London
Setlist: Best Buy, Apple, Spice Girls
CMU News: US Copyright Royalty Board ignored the market when setting webcasting rates, says SoundExchange
CMU Trends: Top five streaming challenges
CMU Digest: Shazam, Google, Apple Music, Spotify, CISAC
CMU News: Google bigs up its new ticket tout advertising rules, FanFair says more to be done
CMU News: Jean-Michel Jarre leads call for European Parliament to “shape a fairer digital market”
CMU News: A court may have overturned BMG’s safe harbour win, but RIAA reckons the ruling helps its own ISP litigation
CMU News: European Commission to investigate Apple’s Shazam acquisition
CMU News: Cloudflare terminates Sci-Hub’s account following piracy ruling
Setlist: Education, Grammys, Biggest Weekend
CMU News: Spotify adds songwriter credits to its desktop app
CMU News: Man arrested over plot to kidnap Lana Del Rey
CMU News: Wiz Khalifa accused of rap-theft
CMU News: Beatles file $100 million lawsuit against unofficial merch sellers
CMU News: US retailer Best Buy bailing on CDs
CMU News: Appeals court overturns BMG’s safe harbour win, despite strengthening its case
CMU Trends: Top three music business trends in January
CMU Digest: CRB, Pandora, safe harbour, YouTube, agent of change
CMU News: Pandora to lay off 5% of its workforce
CMU News: Music industry urges new EU presidency to support safe harbour reform
CMU News: Tencent launches joint venture label with Sony Music
CMU News: YouTube plays down talk of non-disparagement agreements
CMU News: BASCA responds to resignation of four Songwriter Committee members
CMU News: Judge dismisses song-theft case against U2’s The Fly
CMU News: MU calls for government music education review following BBC schools survey
CMU News: Content Creators Coalition urges Congress to investigate YouTube’s ‘non-disparagement agreements’ with artists
CMU News: We Shall Overcome is public domain in the US after copyright case settled
CMU News: CI owner State51 rejigs putting three businesses under one board
CMU News: BBC announces details of The Biggest Weekend
CMU News: Music industry welcomes US mechanical royalty ruling
CMU News: BMI and ASCAP persuade broadcasters to back Music Modernization Act
Setlist: Enrique Iglesias, Little Mix, The Smiths
CMU Insights: Five key CMU Insights copyright slides
CMU News: EU to launch its own version of the piracy-focused Notorious Markets list
CMU News: Russell Simmons sued over rape allegations
CMU News: Sony expands alliance with Cuban music firm to cover publishing
CMU Trends: Reviewing the sales v licence debate
CMU Digest: Spotify, YouTube, Little Mix, Kim Dotcom, Rainbow Venues
CMU News: Enrique Iglesias reckons misclassified streams cost him millions in royalties
CMU News: Music Modernization Act introduced into US Senate
CMU News: YouTube includes ‘non-disparagement agreements’ in its artist deals, says Bloomberg
CMU News: Spotify investor says streaming market will quadruple in size to $40 billion by 2025
CMU News: Little Mix lawsuit to test obligations of gig promoters under the Equality Act
CMU News: Journalists hit out at LA police response to them interviewing Suge Knight
CMU News: Family of Slipknot bassist settle negligence action against his former doctor
CMU News: YouTube unites artist content under single subscription
CMU News: OfCom wonders how new ‘new music’ should be
CMU News: YouTube to start issuing ISNI numbers to creators
CMU News: Hotel California is still Hotel California after settling Eagles lawsuit
CMU News: Childish Gambino allies with Sony Music’s RCA
CMU News: Warner/Chappell signs Moss Kena
CMU News: Kim Dotcom sues New Zealand government for billions over 2012 MegaUpload raid
CMU News: Parliament to put spotlight on live sector
Setlist: Songkick, Notorious markets, Nando’s
CMU News: UK government to put ‘agent of change’ into planning rules
CMU News: Universal Music Publishing allies with Auddly
CMU News: Festivals and events commended for environmental sustainability at Eurosonic
CMU Trends: Agent of change – the story so far
CMU Digest: Songkick, agent of change, MMF, Notorious Markets List, smart speakers
CMU News: Downtown and Songtrust ally with ICE
CMU News: Ireland adds more websites to web-blocking list
CMU News: Nearly 40 million Americans now using smart speakers, research finds
CMU News: BBC to host special Sound Of 2018 gig on Radio 1
CMU News: Songkick settles Live Nation litigation
CMU News: Heritage artists galore intervene in pre-1972 case in California
CMU News: Pirate Bay web-block extended to other ISPs in Netherlands
Setlist: Lana Del Rey, American Idol, Jimmy Iovine
CMU News: Facebook signs deals with Kobalt, SESAC and GMR
CMU News: Spotify formally backs Music Modernization Act
CMU Trends: Five contenders for music’s enemy number one – update!
CMU Digest: Agent of change, Facebook, Music Modernization Act, Lana Del Rey, 19 Recordings
CMU News: Music community gathers in Westminster to back agent of change proposals
CMU News: INgrooves expands into royalty services via Sovereign acquisition
CMU News: Radiohead publisher denies it has gone legal in Lana Del Rey Creep dispute
CMU News: Wixen boss likes the Music Modernization Act and “loves” Spotify’s service, despite the $1.6 billion lawsuit
CMU News: MonoKrome signs ShaoDow
CMU News: All-new Payday announces new signings
CMU News: Sony/ATV signs on the dotted line with Facebook
CMU News: US music industry trade groups galore present united front over copyright reform in Washington
CMU News: Official Charts Company renews alliance with Kantar Millward Brown
CMU News: Frontiers Music signs up The Orchard for physical distribution in the UK
CMU News: Geoff Meall joins Coda
CMU News: Lana Del Rey sued by Radiohead over plagiarism claims
CMU News: Sony settles in dispute over royalties received by some American Idols
CMU News: Spotify boasts 70 million subscribers as stock market listing looms
CMU Trends: Top five music lawsuits to watch in 2018
CMU Digest: Wixen, Spotify, 2017 stats, IMPEL, France Télévisions
CMU News: Streaming boom ensured growth in recorded music and entertainment retail at large in 2017
CMU News: Wixen sues Spotify for $1.6 billion in wake of Music Modernization Act
Setlist: Review Of The Music Business Year 2017 – Part Two
CMU News: Film set amidst Bataclan attack put on hold
CMU News: Bandcamp puts the spotlight on cassette revival with end-of-year stats
CMU News: MCPS begins IMPEL spin-off
CMU News: Deezer targets stream-rippers with GitHub takedown
Setlist: Review Of The Music Business Year 2017 – Part One
CMU News: American knock back of Canadian court’s global IP injunction made permanent
CMU News: Music Modernization Act seeks to fix America’s mechanical royalties mess
CMU News: Beats will get its monster legal bill paid for by Monster
CMU Trends: Online music piracy – past, present and future
CMU Digest: Universal, Stop2018, agent of change, BMI, Rolling Stone
CMU News: Now Nelly is sued over rape allegation
CMU News: Bytedance completes acquisition, launches creator fund
CMU News: Universal and Sony sign new deals with YouTube
CMU News: US appeals court 100% certain fractional licensing is all fine
CMU News: Artists urge Congress to back legislation fixing the 1972 quirk
CMU News: Alexi Cory-Smith departs BMG
CMU News: Black Diamond adds publishing wing, Kobalt to administrate
CMU News: Music companies must “rethink strategies” to end culture of sexual abuse
CMU News: Judge declines to sack bank administrating the Prince estate
CMU News: Apple Music sued over unpaid mechanicals Stateside
CMU News: Universal acquires Stiff Records and ZTT
CMU News: Court rejects much of Kim Dotcom’s bid for judicial review over extradition
Setlist: Shazam, Spotify, Touts
CMU News: Music industry welcomes review of Canada’s copyright laws
CMU News: Russell Simmons vows to defend himself as police investigation into rape claims begins
CMU Digest: Spotify, National Trading Standards, Shazam, EC, YouTube
CMU News: National Trading Standards raids four properties in ticket tout investigation
CMU News: Spotify and Deezer call on EU to restrict tech giant “gatekeepers”
CMU News: Prosecutors confirm no action to be taken over Nelly rape allegations
CMU News: Over 300 women call out sexual harassment and abuse in the Australian music industry
CMU News: Apple confirms Shazam acquisition
CMU News: Court approves Prince estate’s documentary deal
CMU News: Private equity firm buys venue operator SMG
CMU News: Spotify and Tencent confirm equity deal
CMU News: Kobalt buys some songs
CMU News: Warner/Chappell signs Simian Mobile Disco
CMU News: Apple set to buy Shazam, say sources
CMU News: BBC orders more Friday night sounds
Setlist: YouTube, YouTube, and YouTube
CMU Insights: My slides from Selector Pro
CMU News: YouTube planning subscription music service… again
CMU News: Minder Music founder signs new deal with BMG
CMU News: New award and concert to celebrate artists who promote human rights
CMU News: MusicTank puts the spotlight on ad sync with new book and event
CMU Digest 08.12.17: Eventim, Warner Music, YouTube, safe harbour, Help Musicians
CMU News: Reservoir forms songwriter development venture with Warren ‘Oak’ Felder
CMU News: New Chair elected at Merlin
CMU News: Dexter Fletcher returns to Queen movie
CMU News: Google at al excluded from extended safe harbour in Australia
CMU News: Web-block agency being considered in Canada
CMU News: SPV allies with The Orchard on digital distribution
CMU News: Five US artist managers come together to launch new business Brilliant Corners
CMU News: Dice hands its Live Award to Dave
CMU News: James Murphy risked death by playing The Stooges at a techno club
CMU News: Eventim hits out at German regulator’s ruling on exclusivity clauses
CMU News: Katy Perry and co get $10 million in punitive damages in convent case
CMU News: Talent booking platform launches premium ‘concierge’ service
CMU News: acquires Musicverb
CMU News: Eventbrite integrates with Festicket
CMU News: WMA launches US-focused PR team
CMU News: Queen biopic delayed again after director axed
CMU News: Warner Music Sweden fires exec over sexual misconduct
CMU News: Kobalt allies with NetEase in China
CMU News: AEG’s Goldenvoice allies with Dice
CMU News: Spotify and Tencent discussing share swap
CMU News: Help Musicians launches Music Minds Matter helpline
CMU News: Neil Young launches an Xstream archive site
CMU News: BRITs Critics’ Choice unveiled
CMU News: Robbie Williams put Geri Halliwell in a bag
Setlist: Rainbow Venues, Steely Dan, Slush Music
CMU News: A million vinyl albums will be sold in the UK this month, predicts BPI
CMU News: UK Festival Awards presented
CMU Digest: Rainbow Venues, CMA, web-blocks, London Plan, SMG
CMU News: UK’s £92 billion creative sector growing twice as fast as the wider economy
CMU News: New Zealand ISPs hit out at Sky’s web-blocking bid
CMU News: Because Music allies with Universal’s Caroline
CMU News: Live Nation bidding for venue company SMG
CMU News: Mayor includes agent of change in his London Plan
Media Commentary (for Newsweek): Steely Dan's legal drama
CMU News: Walter Becker estate responds in Steely Dan dispute
CMU News: Royalty Exchange opens up new Royalty Flow business to investors
CMU News: NME publisher bought in $2.8 billion deal
CMU News: Disney accused of song-theft over Frozen soundtrack
CMU News: South African and Swiss lawmakers consider web-blocking proposals
CMU News: Video removal notices can’t be defamatory, says YouTube
CMU News: Warner Music not happy about property development next door
Setlist: Universal, Google, Wu-Tang Clan
CMU News: Sci-hub domains go down as American court order that included web-blocking comes into effect
CMU News: Bucks Music signs Dusky Grey
CMU Digest: FanFair, MU, Vivendi, Route 91 Harvest, Pandora
CMU News: FanFair welcomes Google’s new policies on ticket tout ads
CMU News: Guvera fails to overturn ruling in dispute with former Blinkbox employees
CMU News: Boss of US music lobbying group resigns over sexual harassment allegations
CMU News: More lawsuits filed over mass shooting at Route 91 Harvest Festival
CMU News: Donald Fagen sues former bandmate’s estate over Steely Dan company
CMU News: Paypal drops trademark actions against Pandora
CMU News: Messenger bot start-up opens London base, appoints a CCO
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CMU News: Music publisher Schubert Music expands management wing via Celsius acquisition
CMU News: Field Day heading to Brockwell Park
CMU News: University Of Westminster launches scholarship in memory of Richard Antwi
CMU News: Nearly 2000 women call out sexual harassment and abuse in the Swedish music industry
CMU News: Coalition Talent allies with Ministry Of Sound
CMU News: Vivendi boss cites $40 billion valuation of Universal Music
Setlist: CISAC stats, Ryanair, UnitedMasters
CMU News: Spotify ramping up London base with new R&D hub
CMU News: Glasgow’s TRNSMT to extend to two weekends in 2018
CMU News: Punk fans are most likely to be called Matt, says Ents 24
CMU Digest: CISAC, 696, Prince, UK Music, Guvera
CMU News: Law firm plotting class action over Guvera financing
CMU News: Google backs new artist services business
CMU News: UK Music urges business rates rethink to save venues and recording studios
CMU News: Kickstarter revamps Drip, extends it beyond music
CMU News: 52% digital boom helped song right societies collect €8 billion in 2016
CMU News: Austrian Supreme Court backs web-blocking
CMU News: BMG hires Tom Briery to oversee US recorded music operations
CMU News: Ditto Music announces new global expansion
CMU News: YouTube announces Ticketmaster tie-up
CMU News: Warner Music signs up with African digital service Mdundo
CMU News: One Love Manchester team honoured at AMAs
CMU News: Prince estate accuses Tidal of fabricating a contract
CMU News: Emails in Songkick case see Live Nation dissing Team Adele
CMU News: London police drop controversial form 696
CMU News: American web-blocking injunction unlikely to result in any web-blocking
CMU News: Music publishers call on Canada to extend its copyright terms
CMU News: The Kids love discs, reckons eBay
CMU News: Ryanair to sell gig tickets
CMU News: Noel Gallagher explains his guest scissors player on Later
Setlist: Taylor Swift, Thekla, Tidal
CMU News: Officials raided StubHub and Viagogo in ticket tout investigation
CMU News: Canadian super-tout pops up in Paradise Papers
CMU Digest: Thekla, Digital Music Europe, Sci-Hub, Tidal, vKontakte
CMU News: Russian government proposing super speedy web-blocks
CMU News: Beyonce involved in Poisonous trademark battle
CMU News: Bee Gees stage musical in the pipeline
CMU Insights: Five key developments in piracy and copyright protection
CMU News: Streaming companies set up new lobbying group in Europe
CMU News: Taylor Swift criticised over blog post cease-and-desist
CMU News: Absolute and Bucks partner on neighbouring rights business
CMU News: Scientific copyright case brings web-blocking to the USA
CMU News: Crystal Castles’ Ethan Kath sues Alice Glass over abuse claims
CMU News: Overrated reckons it’s being underpaid in Baby Come Back royalties dispute
CMU News: US court knocks back Canada’s global injunction over IP infringement
CMU News: There were Jedward japes galore when merch dispute got to Ireland’s high court
CMU News: Tidal adds detailed credit info to millions of tracks
CMU News: vKontakte limits free streaming to push music subscriptions
CMU News: MU events to consider sexual harassment and abuse in the music industry
Setlist: Apple HomePod, YouTube, Sainsbury’s
CMU News: Music stars cut links with Webster PR following sex abuse allegations
CMU News: Google fights landmark Canadian anti-piracy ruling in US court
CMU News: Kim Dotcom settles with NZ police over heavy-handed house raid
CMU Digest: FanFair, Sainsbury’s, Prince, Webster PR, V Festival, Apple
CMU News: Fyre Festival documentary being planned
CMU News: YouTube says that C3 video block was administrative not editorial
CMU News: YouTube pulls anti-YouTube video from YouTube
CMU News: Prince heirs request axing of bank administrating his estate
CMU News: Hospital Records allies with new YouTube music licensing platform Lickd
CMU News: Warner Music relaunches Asylum Records in the US
CMU News: Ducktails albums disappear from the streaming platforms
CMU News: Siri won’t play Spotify tunes on Apple’s new HomePod
CMU News: Travis Scott sued over balcony fall at New York gig
CMU News: Copyright owners pursue the most claims through the High Court
CMU News: Universal Music allies with VR/AR firm
CMU News: Chrysalis acquires more recordings as part of Warner’s indie offload
CMU News: 82% of consumers reckon secondary ticketing needs to be more transparent
CMU News: Two more stream-ripping sites shut down in the UK
CMU News: Manowar force tribute band to redesign logo
CMU News: Reservoir signs Cutfather
CMU News: Gaming fuels physical product boost in entertainment retail
CMU News: Songkick Discovery says
CMU News: Simon Cowell fell down some stairs
Setlist: Eminem, WINTEL, Kid Rock
CMU News: The Turtles lose pre-1972 battle in Florida
CMU Digest: WINTEL, NMPA, YouTube, The Pirate Bay, EFF
CMU News: Artist group piles pressure on YouTube with ads on YouTube
CMU News: Eric Mackay promoted at Warner/Chappell
CMU News: Eminem wins NZ$600,000 damages in sound-a-like infringement case
CMU News: Decapitated formally plead not guilty to rape charges
CMU News: Warner appointments - Magnus Ribbeklint, Mark Mitchell, Helen McLaughlin
CMU News: Ninja Tune launches production music division
CMU News: Arcade Fire part company with manager Scott Rodger
CMU News: The Pirate Bay’s .se domain is working again
CMU News: Alice Glass accuses former Crystal Castles bandmate of decade of abuse
CMU News: New abuse claims made against R Kelly
CMU News: Entertainment industry litigation against MegaUpload kept on ice
CMU News: Three pharmacists reprimanded for trying to access Prince’s prescription history
CMU News: Classixx sue H&M over some classixx jumpers
CMU News: Stream-ripping doesn’t necessarily constitute ripping off, says EFF
CMU News: Indie label market share went up last year, according to latest WINTEL report
CMU News: US music publishers propose new blanket licence for mechanical rights
Setlist: Songkick, ticket touts, The Pirate Bay
CMU News: Spinal Tap creators amend their Vivendi litigation, add Universal Music as a defendant
CMU News: SACEM allies with DJ Monitor on dance music tracking
CMU News: Proper signs deal with Tru Thoughts
CMU Trends: Dissecting The Digital Dollar - Step by step
CMU Digest: Songkick, touts, Spinrilla, European Digital Rights, The Pirate Bay, Sci-Hub
CMU Insights: Introducing the MMF 'Deals Guide' and 'Transparency Guide'