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The music industry is losing $2.65 billion as businesses fail to stream properly, study finds
ERA hits out at IFPI's disc free music consumption report
Spotify reveals biggest artists of its first ten years
DistroKid scores
Music fans are listening to loads of music, but too many of them are heading to YouTube for it, says IFPI report
Sky to introduce three-strikes anti-piracy system in Ireland
SoundCloud opens up Premier monetisation programme to more artists
Yandex Music expands into Israel
Facebook unveils its Portal, with Spotify, Pandora and iHeart integrated
PledgeMusic announces executive and finance rejig following late payment issues
Kanye West fights class action status for lawsuit over Life Of Pablo
Eventbrite sued over Ticketfly hack
FanFair hits out as advertising regulator says Viagogo ads are all good
RIAA expresses disappointment over safe harbour provision in the all new NAFTA
One Liners: Elektra, Riz MC, Muse, more
Tencent reveals more about its IPO, Sony and Warner buy in
Sony does deal hoping to spawn more Baby Sharks
Dotblockchain announces Warner Music alliance
One Liners: TuneCore, Music Support, Elton John, more
Spotify testing ways to confirm that Family Plan users are playing by the rules
Setlist: Ticketmaster, Bestival, Spotify
Spotify announces new education events for musicians
One Liners: UK Music, Vevo, Lil Wayne, more
Setlist: 20 years of CMU - The rise and fall of MySpace
Ricky Nelson estate sues Sony over international deductions on streaming money
One Liners: New Hope Club, National Album Day, Arctic Monkeys, more
SiriusXM confirms
Universal partners with 7digital
One Liners: Genting Arena, NME, Within Temptation, more
Spotify to offer artists direct-upload tools