Latest music business deals

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Warner buys merch firm EMP Merchandising
One Liners: BMG, Radio Academy, Off The Record, more
One Liners: Modern Sky, Lana Del Rey, Paul McCartney, more
One Liners: LSO Live, ReBalance, Spotify, more
One Liners: Warner, Richard Ashcroft, Billie Marten, more
European Commission approves Apple's Shazam buy
One Liners: Sentric, Elton John, Kanye West, more
One Liners: The Stereotypes, Matador, John Grant, more
Universal partners with esports giant ESL
One Liners: Downtown, Universal, Method Man, more
J-pop group Chai sign to Heavenly
Bauer acquires Jazz FM
Live Nation buys Denis Desmond's MCD, via its JV with Denis Desmond
Sony Music shuts down its booking agency in Finland
Universal's 'influencer' label signs 'influencer' Lele Pons
Australian collecting society APRA/AMCOS announces Facebook licensing deal
Alex Metric signs to Concord
Deutsche Grammophon announces partnership with Apple Music
Art Brut return with first new music for seven years
Spotify allies with Samsung as electronics firm launches smart speaker
One Liners: Chase & Status, Dave Grohl, Mount Kimbie, more
Reservoir signs new Stone Temple Pilots frontman
Superstruct invests in Norway's Øyafestivalen
Triller announces 7digital deal
Mac DeMarco launches own label
One Liners: Top Dawg Entertainment, RCA, Aphex Twin, more
UTA says new investors will allow further growth
Eventim takes complete ownership of Scandinavian ticketing firm 
Concord Music buys Independiente Records
Universal and Liongate sign deal to develop TV projects