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Spotify ramping up London base with new R&D hub
Mariah Carey Christmas film coming to Amazon Prime
Beef Of The Week #381: Brian May v Barbara
Law firm plotting class action over Guvera financing
Google backs new artist services business
Kickstarter revamps Drip, extends it beyond music
Amazon launches Prime Music in Canada
Warner Music signs deal Middle East streaming service Anghami
52% digital boom helped song right societies collect €8 billion in 2016
Austrian Supreme Court backs web-blocking
Ditto Music announces new global expansion
YouTube announces Ticketmaster tie-up
Warner Music signs up with African digital service Mdundo
Brian May got a takedown notice and he's not happy
Prince estate accuses Tidal of fabricating a contract
Maggie Lindemann to sell make-up via Spotify
American web-blocking injunction unlikely to result in any web-blocking
Setlist: Taylor Swift, Thekla, Tidal acquired in deal worth up to $1 billion
Russian government proposing super speedy web-blocks
One Liners: Live Nation, Kanye West, Paris Hilton, more
Streaming companies set up new lobbying group in Europe
One Liners: Festicket, Taylor Swift,, more
Scientific copyright case brings web-blocking to the USA
One Liners: Mariah Carey, Kobalt, Scooter Braun, more
US court knocks back Canada's global injunction over IP infringement
Tidal adds detailed credit info to millions of tracks
vKontakte limits free streaming to push music subscriptions
One Liners: BRIT Trust, Shania Twain, Miguel, more
Setlist: Apple HomePod, YouTube, Sainsbury’s