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Blurred Lines case shouldn't have gone to a jury, says lawyer
Max Richter is the first signing to all new Decca Publishing
Ad agency allied label announces distribution deal with Sony
Record industry growth? Thank the retailers, say the retailers
Secrecy around streaming still making it too difficult for artists to know if they're getting a fair deal
Global record industry revenues up 5.9% in 2016, but - you know - 'value gap'
Sony Music maybe negotiating an end to its business partnership with Dr Luke
Merlin reduces admin fees, hires new Finance Director
Streaming generates vast amounts of royalty data, and not all collecting societies are coping
One Liners: Stefan Dabruck, Iggy Pop, Mura Masa, more
Mac & Phil ally with Warner/Chappell to
Former Columbia UK chief joins Kobalt
CI and Entertainment Intelligence partner up to join delivery and data for indies
Playlist marketing must focus on artists not songs, says Believe's Georges Tremblay
Jay-Z signs new deal with Live Nation
Prince estate seeks to stop unofficial EP release
Steel Banglez signs to Warner/Chappell
One Liners: Kobalt, Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey, more
Universal may seek a $30 million refund from Prince estate over recordings deal
Cash Money sued over millions of Drake profits
TuneCore to offer advances to US artists
Warner-owned gigs business Neuland Concerts becomes independent
CMU Podcast: BPI stats, Dailymotion, Kate Bush
UK record industry saw 5.1% growth in 2016
US indies reveal the pain of DMCA takedowns
Fionn Regan signs to Blue Raincoat Songs
Sirius hits out at labels and others for trying to intervene in Flo & Eddie settlement
Shep Pettibone sues Warner over withheld Vogue royalties
One Liners: Ticketmaster, Kendrick Lamar, Paloma Faith, more
Ed Sheeran settles Photograph song-theft lawsuit