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Rainbow Venues abandons appeal over licence revocation
AEG's Phillip Anschutz donates $1 million to Elton John's AIDS Foundation, following anti-LGBT controversy
Australian police urge fans to only use primary sites after fraudster arrested over Ed Sheeran ticketing scam
AEG raises concerns over rival MSG's plans for a new arena in East London
Ents24 launches tool to recommend both festivals and personal line-ups
Calls for shift in UK drugs policy to halt increase in club deaths
The Roots' SXSW show cancelled due to bomb threat
UK Music calls for quicker action on business rates
Warner-owned live music outfit in Italy becomes independent business
Setlist: NME, Spotify, Viagogo
Fyre Festival founder told to pay back $26 million to defrauded investors
Music Venue Trust launches scheme to support new female gig promoters
NOS Alive announces support for UN programme
Beef Of The Week #395: Grizzly Bear v Live Music
Jhene Aiko sued by former tour manager over unpaid expenses
Smirnoff expands Equalising Music gender diversity programme
Ad industry regulator demands some clarity from the secondary ticketing sites
Billy McFarland pleads guilty to Fyre Festival fraud, facing 40 years but hoping for ten
New Zealand regulator asks whether buying tickets from Viagogo is
Angry parents to meet New Zealand Commerce Commission over Viagogo's fake Bruno Mars tickets 
Two musicians pull out of Great Exhibition over arms firm sponsorship
Class action launches demanding Route 91 Harvest refunds from Live Nation
The Great Escape announces The Beach
Rob Hallett joins Live Nation
V Festival replacement will not take place in Staffordshire this summer
Sena Live acquires Iceland Airwaves
Rainbow Venues' outdoor space taken over by MJR
Expedia moves into ticketing, but as a resale platform
Festival Republic announces V Festival replacement
45 festivals now signed up to 2022 gender balance pledge