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CMU Podcast: The Great Escape, Secondary Ticketing, Bpoplive
Australian three-strikes put on hold as government denies plans to cut copyright term
EU report reckons €170 million lost to music piracy in 2014
Dubset confirms deal with Spotify
Brian May and Paul McCartney go VR
David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick's Spotify lawsuits combined
eBay announces worldwide StubHub expansion through Ticketbis purchase
CMU's One Liners: Wireless Festival, Warner Music, Mercury Prize, more
Massive growth but increased losses at Spotify - when will it go into profit?
Russian ministers consider search engines' role in beefing up web-blocking
Pan-European song rights hub ICE announces first licensing deal
CMU's One Liners: BPI Sync Mission, Brapp, Jayonce, more
The Pirate Bay returns to its original .org domain
NMPA confirms deal with mix distributor Dubset
BPI announces big increases for UK music market in 2015, lays into YouTube for ruining everything
Hourly car insurance app launches with focus on festival season
MegaUpload data potentially lost as aging hard drives fail, say lawyers
Hatsune Miku models for Vogue
Major Pandora shareholder expresses concern over streaming service's
Kobalt launches iOS data pump
CMU's One Liners: YouTube Red, Spotify, Rage Against The Machine, more
Universal files new appeal in vKontakte litigation
Artwork-focussed app aims to make digital music
CMU's One Liners: Revelator, 7digital, AEI Group, more
Facebook in talks with labels over limited music licences
Swedish appeals court says Pirate Bay domains should be seized
Canadian collecting society acquires music-data-rich MediaNet
CMU@CMW: Direct to fan comes of age
Amazon seeks to grab some of YouTube's independent content creator monopoly
Yacht's faked sex tape stunt backfires