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TuneCore launches ramped up social media service
Eventbrite adds Facebook integration in the UK
Epidemic Sound raises new funding
One Liners: Jack White, BMG, Spotify, more
Spotify acquires blockchain team at Mediachain Labs
The battle for lost MegaUpload data goes to the Fourth Circuit
Secrecy around streaming still making it too difficult for artists to know if they're getting a fair deal
Global record industry revenues up 5.9% in 2016, but - you know - 'value gap'
Merlin reduces admin fees, hires new Finance Director
Streaming generates vast amounts of royalty data, and not all collecting societies are coping
Spotify considering move into hardware
RIAA follows BMG's lead, sues ISP for failing to stop repeat infringers
Playlist marketing must focus on artists not songs, says Believe's Georges Tremblay
iHeartMedia facing bankruptcy
Cost of entry to streaming market is stifling innovation, says digital consultant
Samsung makes Google Play Music default mobile music player
Pono is dead, long live Xstream (if it ever launches)
Merlin signs new Spotify licensing deal
Apple Music launches scheme for championing 'developing artists'
Prince estate seeks to stop unofficial EP release
Spotify updates artist analytics platform, launches Facebook Messenger extension
TuneCore to offer advances to US artists
Slacker Radio downsizes workforce
7digital acquires radio aggregating technology
CMU Podcast: BPI stats, Dailymotion, Kate Bush
US indies reveal the pain of DMCA takedowns
Chemical Brothers release virtual reality video
Kim Dotcom goes to US Supreme Court to fight his 'fugitive' status
Sirius hits out at labels and others for trying to intervene in Flo & Eddie settlement
Dailymotion to relaunch down-playing UGC