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Lost MegaUpload data back in court, yet again
StubHub welcomes proposed ticket bot legislation, attempts to make friends with the music industry
Strategic considerations remain the biggest challenge in direct-to-fan
CMU's One Liners: Eventim, Backstage Academy, Kobalt, more
CMU Podcast: Ticket touts, cheap streams, Spinal Tap
Streaming is too expensive for the mainstream, says YouGov research
CMU's One Liners: Universal Music, Isle Of Wight Festival, Garth Brooks, more
Kickass lawyers demand America's criminal case be dismissed
FUGA announces new US base, signs up Tommy Boy
TuneCore launches in France
Spotify's UK revenues up 18% in 2015 despite slip in ad income
NBC to develop US version of Norwegian TV talent show The Stream
RIAA submits its annual piracy snitch list
Universal invests in P2P ticketing platform StreetTeam
Shazam partners with Vadio to add video
Maximum Pop launches fan project platform
CMU's One Liners: RZA, The King Blues, Spotify, more
CMU Beef Of The Week #327: Anohni v Apple
CMU Podcast: Amazon Music Unlimited, Isle Of Wight Festival, Insane Clown Posse
New free digital distribution service launches
Pandora has a rebrand
Pandora has a rebrand

13 October 2016

Amazon unveils its new streaming service with mid-price options
Bruno Crolot joins Spotify
Facebook launches new app for 'event seekers'
CMU's One Liners: MusicToday, Davy Jones, DNCE, more
Man pleads guilty to illegally uploading Top 40 hits
Quincy Jones lawsuit to include sales v licence debate, delays court date
CMU's One Liners: Boy George, Beggars Group, Entertainment One, more
Movie industry holds up Portuguese web-block programme as best practice
Vevo confirms new Head of Europe