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Boiler Room announces virtual reality venue
Abba working on virtual reality project with Simon Fuller
MP3tunes appeal might raise the obligations of safe harbour dwellers
Aussie web-blocking costs discussed in court
Sony Music invests six figure sum in Gigmit
Spotify lets video licences lapse, insists it remains committed to video
Avenged Sevenfold to live-stream virtual reality show tomorrow
Suge Knight blames Dr Dre for hit and run death, claims he's due cut of Beats sale money
Digital Stores founder joins Music Glue
CMU's One Liners: Martin Fry, Nigel Adams, Spotify, more
Time Out acquires YPlan
Lost MegaUpload data back in court, yet again
StubHub welcomes proposed ticket bot legislation, attempts to make friends with the music industry
Strategic considerations remain the biggest challenge in direct-to-fan
CMU's One Liners: Eventim, Backstage Academy, Kobalt, more
CMU Podcast: Ticket touts, cheap streams, Spinal Tap
Streaming is too expensive for the mainstream, says YouGov research
CMU's One Liners: Universal Music, Isle Of Wight Festival, Garth Brooks, more
Kickass lawyers demand America's criminal case be dismissed
TuneCore launches in France
Spotify's UK revenues up 18% in 2015 despite slip in ad income
NBC to develop US version of Norwegian TV talent show The Stream
RIAA submits its annual piracy snitch list
Universal invests in P2P ticketing platform StreetTeam
Shazam partners with Vadio to add video
Maximum Pop launches fan project platform
CMU's One Liners: RZA, The King Blues, Spotify, more
CMU Beef Of The Week #327: Anohni v Apple
CMU Podcast: Amazon Music Unlimited, Isle Of Wight Festival, Insane Clown Posse
New free digital distribution service launches