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Spotify close to new deal with Warner, though key elements still to be agreed
GMR hating radio group seeks injunction over its Pennsylvanian problem
Olly Murs offers free tickets to those out of pocket from cancelled shows
Echo Arena to also stage events in neighbouring exhibition centre
O2 renews deal to brand the Academy venues
One Liners: Warner Bros, Purity Ring, Vessels, more
Help Musicians UK puts £100k into new mental health initiative 
Quincy Jones takes to the stand in Michael Jackson royalties dispute 
Sony/ATV renews admin deal with Michael Jackson's Mijac Music
BBC to fill 2018's Glasto gap with its own music festival 
UK Live Music Group endorses access charity's best practice charter
Vice to close Thump site as focus shifts even more to video 
BBC presenters call for closure of gender pay gap before 2020 target
One Liners: Roundhouse, Arcade Fire, The Cribs, more
CMU Podcast: Spotify mechanicals, BBC pay, BBC music show
Statutory music rights database proposed in US Congress
Two Olly Murs shows cancelled after promoter goes bust
UTA hires David Zedeck to lead its music division
BPI welcomes BBC's new prime-time music show 
Beef Of The Week #364: The parliamentary representatives for Selby & Ainsty and Washington & Sunderland West v Viagogo's security guard
Proposed new law aims to fix America's pre-1972 copyright quirk 
Madonna halts auction of her hair, pants and celebrity love letters
Sony/ATV signs Maluma
PPL and PRS expand pilot using music recognition tech to improve club reporting 
Ed Sheeran's anti-tout activity constitutes a
Cambridge and Newport folk festivals ally 
BBC reveals pay-packets of top talent, fuelling gender pay gap debate
Universal says 'désolé' over French-free Canada tribute album
Spotify faces two new mega-bucks lawsuits over US mechanicals
Everything But The Girl reclaim Warner albums, ally with Chrysalis