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Pharrell sets 2117 release date for new single to highlight action on climate change (and cognac)
Maggie Lindemann to sell make-up via Spotify
Beyonce involved in Poisonous trademark battle
There were Jedward japes galore when merch dispute got to Ireland's high court
One Liners: Payday Records, NERD, Five Finger Death Punch, more
Classixx sue H&M over some classixx jumpers
Sheffield Arena secures Doncaster Sheffield Airport sponsorship
John Lemon drink agrees to rebrand following legal action from Yoko
Katy Perry advertises Japanese fabric softener
Taylor Swift offering ticket priority to merch buyers 
Merch from Justin Bieber's abandoned tour to land in H&M
Skepta's made a shoe
Skepta's made a shoe24 August 2017

Wu-Tang Clan to resurrect Wu Wear 
Craig David puts some t-shirts in a capsule 
O2 renews deal to brand the Academy venues
CMU's One Liners: Bravado, FastForward, The Horrors
CMU Podcast: Fake artists! Fake t-shirts! Fake radio!
Jenner reps say Tupac t-shirt was legit, hit back at photographer lawsuit
Jenner sisters sued over Tupac t-shirt
Selfridges decides that Music Matters
Kylie and Kendal Jenner pull t-shirt range after legal threats from musicians
Smirnoff announces fund to improve gender diversity in electronic music
Mariah Carey quizzed on political corruption in Israel
Brands still concerned about YouTube and Facebook, says top media buyer
NME allies with Thatchers on new talent competition
One Liners: AIM, Gorillaz, Apple Music, more
Linkin Park celebrate the birthday of some cars
Starbucks allies with Lady Gaga on kind fundraising drinks
Pandora brand partners offer on-demand listening to freebie users
Glastonbury social sharing will use 40 terabytes of EE data