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Ireland adds more websites to web-blocking list
Universal Music Publishing expands Disney deal
Nando's opens recording studio in Soho restaurant
Nearly 40 million Americans now using smart speakers, research finds
One Liners: Grammys, Beck, MGMT, more
Stream-ripping, Pirate Bay and even vKontakte appear in US government's annual piracy report
Hospital Records cuts ties with Mistabishi over racist comments
Wilful Publicity announces promotions and new hire
CMU Insights seminars return with three sessions on making money from copyright
One Liners: Sony Music, Gwenno, James Blake, more
Setlist: Lana Del Rey, American Idol, Jimmy Iovine
Songkick settles Live Nation litigation 
Heritage artists galore intervene in pre-1972 case in California
Pirate Bay web-block extended to other ISPs in Netherlands
Primary Wave buys into Bob Marley catalogue through Chris Blackwell deal
Royal Albert Hall to be investigated over trustee seat ownership
Urban Development and CMU:DIY return with Industry Takeover Seminar
One Liners: Kevin McCabe, Reservoir, Sony Music, more
Spotify formally backs Music Modernization Act
Ed Sheeran sued for ripping off another song (again)
Kid Rock changes tour name due to circus legal action
YouTube Red to launch in
One Liners: Carlin Music, Discogs, Iron Maiden, more
Beef Of The Week #386: Radiohead v Lana Del Rey
Music community gathers in Westminster to back agent of change proposals
INgrooves expands into royalty services via Sovereign acquisition
PRS hires Nigel Hall as COO
Michael Huppe renews contract to lead SoundExchange until 2021
YouTube demotes Logan Paul, puts new projects on hold
Jimmy Iovine not leaving Apple, says Jimmy Iovine