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ERA welcomes Universal's possible exclusives ban, as speculation about Frank Ocean release strategy continues
Specifics of Blurred Lines appeal filed with court
Believe buys French indie Naïve out of administration
Chuka Umunna becomes ambassador for PRS For Music Foundation
SpinMedia is up for sale, if you want it
CMU's One Liners: Bucks Music Management, Sharon Van Etten, DJ Shadow, more
Cox Communications begins appeal process in landmark safe harbour case
Judge grants Idol owner permission to end contracts with the show's creator
Sterling Simms joins Universal Music Publishing
Cloud 9 Music buys BMG's stake in Phrased Differently
Sadiq Khan seeks Night Czar, as Fabric remains closed
Japanese live music industry launches anti-touting campaign
Universal memo puts spotlight back on streaming exclusives
Amazon plans half price streaming service locked to Echo
Sleigh Bells sue Demi Lovato over song-theft claims
Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning admits further sexual offences against children
BMG in theme tune frenzy following BBC deal
Samsung to close Milk Music next month
New Norwegian TV talent show to use Spotify streams to pick winners
Mark Thomas guests as CMU publisher launches all-new culture podcast
Laura Marling launches podcast about the lack of women in recording studios
CMU's One Liners: Absolute Label Services, Joni Mitchell, Carly Rae Jepsen, more
Deezer US CEO jumps to e-cigarette company Pax Labs
Pandora could launch on-demand service next month
MPA joins PIPCU's Operation Creative
Vevo seeking half a billion dollars of new funding
Disgraced music mogul Lou Pearlman dies
CMU's One Liners: Mozella, St Vincent, Coldplay, more
Sharon Hodgson MP calls on new Culture Secretary to act on secondary ticketing
This time anti-piracy group BREIN knocks out a file-sharing Facebook group