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European Commission paper considers increasing copyright obligations of YouTube et al
Songkick secures new funding from Access Industries
Spotify passes 39 million users as exclusives debate rumbles on
CMU's One Liners: Cooking Vinyl, Jason Alden, Lemmy, more
ERA welcomes Universal's possible exclusives ban, as speculation about Frank Ocean release strategy continues
Cox Communications begins appeal process in landmark safe harbour case
Universal memo puts spotlight back on streaming exclusives
Amazon plans half price streaming service locked to Echo
Samsung to close Milk Music next month
New Norwegian TV talent show to use Spotify streams to pick winners
CMU's One Liners: Absolute Label Services, Joni Mitchell, Carly Rae Jepsen, more
Deezer US CEO jumps to e-cigarette company Pax Labs
Pandora could launch on-demand service next month
Vevo seeking half a billion dollars of new funding
This time anti-piracy group BREIN knocks out a file-sharing Facebook group
Frank Ocean releases new album (not that one)
CMU's One Liners: David Gray, Rick Astley, Universal, more
Boiler Room to broadcast Notting Hill Carnival livestream
Cash Money signs up with Apple Music for documentary project
Appeals court denies return of Kim Dotcom's assets due to 'fugitive' status
DHP Family relaunches Alt Tickets website
German court says file-transfer firm needs to operate 'takedown and stay down' for safe harbour protection from copyright infringement claims
Judge upholds BMG's $25 million court win against US ISP Cox
BalconyTV announces compilation series
PETA turns The Smiths' Meat Is Murder into 8-bit videogame
Lawyers demand release of alleged KickassTorrents chief
Biffy Clyro VR experience to tour UK festivals
Bkstg loses CEO and President
Spotify launches personalised new music playlist Release Radar
Crowdmix bought by main Crowdmix backer