The CMU Timelines
Follow major music business stories as they happened via the CMU timelines
THE MEGAUPLOAD SHUTDOWN TIMELINE | CLICK HERE
The US government’s shutdown of the controversial file-transfer platform MegaUpload and the resulting criminal and civil action against the now defunct company and its founder Kim Dotcom.
THE DIGITAL ROYALTIES DEBATE | CLICK HERE
The long-running debate over how labels pay digital royalties to artists and the impact of the successful litigation pursued by early Eminem collaborators FBT Productions.
THE FALL & RISE OF HMV | CLICK HERE
The final chapter of HMV plc and its high profile collapse, and the subsequent sale and recovery of the HMV high street retail business.
THE EMI SALE TIMELINE | CLICK HERE
The long-drawn-out slicing and sell-off of the British major music company EMI, and the competition inquiries into the sale of recordings to Universal and publishing to Sony.
THE JACKSONS V AEG LIVE TIMELINE | CLICK HERE
The events that preceded and immediately followed the death of Michael Jackson and the resulting criminal and civil action, leading to the big legal battle between the Jackson family and AEG Live.
THE CAPITOL V REDIGI TIMELINE | CLICK HERE
The US record industry’s various legal battles against Redigi, a start-up offering an MP3 resale service that tested the American resale right in the digital domain.
THE LABELS V GROOVESHARK TIMELINE | CLICK HERE
The US record industry’s long-running and ultimately successful legal battle with the controversial streaming service Grooveshark.