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As Copyright Directive campaigning starts up again, article thirteen opponents plan to take to the streets 
Australian collecting society APRA/AMCOS announces Facebook licensing deal
Spotify experimenting with ad-skipping 
Setlist: YouTube, Viagogo, Guvera
Ticketmaster to shut European resale sites Get Me In! and Seatwave
Deutsche Grammophon announces partnership with Apple Music
Spotify allies with Samsung as electronics firm launches smart speaker
Beef Of The Week #416: Tim Cook v streaming music
Finance outfit ordered to refund millions to exploited Guvera investor
Triller announces 7digital deal
Warner Music is no longer a Spotify shareholder 
Apple Music launches new automated playlist based on friend listening
More advertiser issues for YouTube after brands pull ads over drill video placements
One Liners: 7digital, Cypress Hill, Paloma Faith, more
US labels sue two more stream-ripping sites
Deezer raises new finances, gets a one billion euro valuation
Major labels sue Cox Communications
AIM launches member survey to map the digital supply chain
UK consumers giving up on illegal downloading
eMusic seeks to finance blockchain-powered music distribution plans
Troy Carter to exit Spotify
Latin American markets helped Spotify add eight million new subscribers in last quarter
TuneCore adds Facebook monetisation for DIY artists
Spotify launches new tool for pitching tracks to playlisters
V&A's David Bowie Is exhibition turned into VR experience
Former Ticketbis exec says resale sites dominated by 50 super touts
Setlist: Copyright Directive, Childish Gambino, Rage Against The Machine
Tencent confirms it will IPO in the US
Apple Music and Spotify neck-and-neck in the US
Sonos files for IPO