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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
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
Is it time for more Spotify IPO rumours already? They come around so fast
Bids for Crowdmix due in today
French courts reject search engine ban on the word 'torrent'
Beggars Group warns US customers of website hack
Deezer not bothered which Americans sign up now
US creator groups welcome proposals for copyright complaint fast-track system
Department Of Justice chief says consent decree review not complete
Apple Music improves iCloud matching
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
Radio 1Xtra's Austin Daboh to move to Spotify
Universal could be close to deal with vKontakte
Vevo announces a string of innovations as it moves towards subscriptions
Music industry hits out at Google's latest anti-piracy bragging
Beatport officially no longer for sale
James Blake talks Beyonce collaboration, and Drake non-collaboration
PledgeMusic completes NoiseTrade acquisition
US research confirms radio-to-streams shift amongst teens
Music app LOST confirms media partners adding curation into the mix
Crowdmix goes into administration
Guvera creditors still awaiting debt restructuring plan
Kim Dotcom plans to relaunch MegaUpload with original user database
Spotify might be considering having another go at a Russian launch
CMU Podcast: Publishers v America, audio v video, Spotify v Apple
Appeals court ruling extends web-blocking to trademark infringing sites