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Proposed new law aims to fix America's pre-1972 copyright quirk 
Spotify faces two new mega-bucks lawsuits over US mechanicals
Digital archivists plan to back up SoundCloud 
Tensions reportedly increase between Spotify and the US music publishers
Warner acquires Songkick gig discovery business, but not the ticketing platform
Irish advertising regulator to investigate Viagogo's use of the word 'official'
SoundCloud's not going to fold, says SoundCloud 
CMU Podcast: Fake artists! Fake t-shirts! Fake radio!
Judgement reveals inside story of Guvera's failed acquisition of Blinkbox Music
People agree to a toilet cleaning clause as they tap into venue wifi
All-staff meeting heightens speculation SoundCloud will fold
Music industry welcomes EU committee votes on safe harbour reform
Yandex turns off track-sharing tool on its music platform, for now
Spotify's new Sony deal basically done
Psy's Gangnam Style loses position as YouTube's most played video
Tom Watson urges Labour MEPs to back safe harbour reform
Kiss Fresh goes national on DAB
FanFair says tout ads on Google confuse fans
BMG rejects Cox Communications' First Amendment argument
CMU Podcast: Kanye v Tidal, AEG v MSG, Everyone Else v Ed Sheeran
SoundCloud axes 173 jobs, closes London office
Stream-ripping now
Australian regulator writes to accountants group about Guvera fundraising 
Google has now de-listed 2.5 billion piracy URLs
Beef Of The Week #362: 50 Cent v Jay-Z
Ticketmaster partners with Lisnr on audio-based ticketing system
Guvera co-founder blames co-founder for firm's collapse
UK's culture ministry rebrands, goes digital
CMU@TGE 2017: Will It Be Streams That Kill The Radio Star? 
Confused by Tidal, Snoop Dogg pirated Jay-Z's new album