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Pandora knocked back bid from Sirius and Live Nation shareholder Liberty Media
Kim Dotcom's lawyer responds to interesting MegaVideo ruling in Italy
Liam Payne signs to Capitol
SOCAN buys Audiam
SOCAN buys Audiam

22 July 2016

SFX took Beatport off the market because it's so bloody successful
Alleged Kickass Torrents chief arrested in Poland, US begins extradition proceedings
EMI Publishing shareholder named in major Malaysia corruption scandal
Esben And The Witch sign to Season Of Mist
Is it time for more Spotify IPO rumours already? They come around so fast
Bids for Crowdmix due in today
CMU's One Liners: Downtown Records, Universal Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell, more
French courts reject search engine ban on the word 'torrent'
Beggars Group warns US customers of website hack
Shempire re-opens after roof work is completed
Richard Branson invests in Sofar Sounds
Deezer not bothered which Americans sign up now
CMU's One Liners: Universal, David Lynch, Afropunk London, more
US creator groups welcome proposals for copyright complaint fast-track system
Department Of Justice chief says consent decree review not complete
Kobalt promotes James Fitzherbert-Brockholes to COO
Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett to open London venue
Jill Hollywood launches Echo Beach Management
Apple Music improves iCloud matching
CMU's One Liners: Mercury Prize, Momentum Music Fund, The Avalanches, more
Apple proposes simpler system for paying song royalties in the US (which by pure coincidence screws over Spotify)
Universal settles with vKontakte, signs on to legit music services
Sony Music's Ole Obermann reportedly heading to Warner Music
Radio 1Xtra's Austin Daboh to move to Spotify
CMU:DIY x Urban Development session looks at 'Getting Noticed'
Sziget's Dan Panaitescu dies