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Setlist: Commercial radio hits out at BBC Sounds
Tunng tackle the taboo of discussing death on new album and podcast
Michael Kiwanuka wins Mercury Prize
One Liners: BMG, Paloma Faith, Corey Taylor, more
Doobie Brothers issue cease-and-desist to Bill Murray:
Renowned civil rights lawyer joins Let's Get It On song-theft case
One Liners: House Anxiety, Kelly Lee Owens, Alicia Keys, more
Van Morrison to donate profits from anti-lockdown songs to hard-up musicians
Appeals court confirms Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's win in sample case
One Liners: Kate Bush, Deftones, Bastille, more
Steel Panther will personalise songs for cash
A third of music-makers now considering quitting the music industry as a result of COVID says MU
Concord signs Jake Gosling
Reach Music announces deal with producer Young Fyre
Northern Irish political parties unite in criticism of Van Morrison
One Liners: Susan Rogers, Fleet Foxes, Skepta, more
Taylor Swift gifts signed albums to UK record shops
Van (versus) The Man
Van (versus) The Man21 September 2020

Setlist: Kanye West puts record deals in the spotlight
Nicki Minaj wins one element of her Tracy Chapman copyright dispute, but the wider case will go to a jury
Scottish Album Of The Year longlist announced
One Liners: Chris Difford, Beatport, Pendulum, more
Eminem manager denies rumours about scrapped Shady Records compilation (but confirms there was a scrapped Shady Records compilation)
Dispute over US IP Rights Distribution Fund becomes class action that could benefit at least 30,000 musicians
Beatles to publish new book to accompany Peter Jackson documentary
One Liners: NetEase Cloud Music, Janelle Monáe, Travis, more
Lady A sues Lady A over the name Lady A
One Liners: Vince Power, TuneCore, Slowthai, more
Madonna to direct and co-wrote own biopic
Jarvis Cocker complements new album with peppermint tea and a jigsaw