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iHeart unveils its move into subscription streaming
More Americans access tracks via playlists than albums, according to Music Biz research
Sky buys Una Tickets
Sky buys Una Tickets

23 September 2016

SpinMedia sells Idolator, Buzznet and PureVolume
CMU's One Liners: Outerloop, Concord, IFPI, more
Sainsbury's to close digital entertainment service
Slacker woos users of now defunct Samsung music service Milk
Coalition of US music licensees call on Department Of Justice to appeal court ruling on 100% licensing
ECJ says free wi-fi providers not liable when customers infringe
iHeartMedia plotting launch into paid-for streaming
CMU's One Liners: AIM, Spotify x Tinder, Lady Gaga, more
The Orchard partners with China's Taihe Music Group
#SaveNelly campaign aims to pay rapper's tax bill through streaming alone
Judge rejects Department Of Justice conclusion on 100% licensing
Apple not looking to buy Tidal, though Spotify could go to Facebook (but probably won't)
CMU's One Liners: ReverbNation, Lady Gaga, Thom Yorke, more
Pandora revamps premium radio offering, confirms Warner Music deal
French court gives prison time to both operator and users of OMGTorrent
Crowdmix overheads topped £2 million a month before administration, and not even Patsy Palmer could save it
CMU's One Liners: Taylor Swift, Spotify, Kings Of Leon, more
Pandora confirms direct deals with Sony and Universal, but not Warner
Tidal losses doubled last year
Pandora planning to overhaul existing premium offer before launching fully on-demand service
CMU's One Liners: eOne, Laika, Frank Ocean, more
CMU Podcast: Fabric, FanFair, Frank Ocean
European court says publishers can be liable when linking to copyright infringing files
French regulator approved Warner Music's owner taking a controlling stake in Deezer, new documents confirm
Apple unveils new iPhone sans the headphone socket
German court rules print at home ticket fees illegal
Believe announces strategic partnership with DRM in New Zealand