Latest music business deals

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Utopia buys Proper Music
Hipgnosis acquires majority stake in Kenny Chesney recorded music royalties
Sony Music further ramps up merch interests via Ceremony Of Roses investment
One Liners: Harry Styles, Emeli Sandé, Animal Collective, more
One Liners: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Ibibio Sound Machine, Crawlers, more
BMG Production Music partners with Ah2 Music
CAA’s ICM takeover on hold due to antitrust investigation
Merlin partners with Lickd
One Liners: Avril Lavigne, Fred Rister, The Streets, more
Warner takes majority stake in Africori
Evolution Artists merges with Earth Agency
One Liners: Kanye West, Universal, The Weeknd, more
BMG and KKR acquire John Legend catalogue
One Liners: Central Cee, AEG, Alt-J, more
Warner Music acquires David Bowie's songs catalogue for $250 million
BMG and KKR acquire ZZ Top music rights
Merlin expands Boomplay deal
Diddy takes back control of Sean John clothing brand
One Liners: The Weeknd, Björk, Mary J Blige, more
Global acquires podcast hosting platform Captivate
Setlist: Review of the music business year 2021
Warner Music acquires 300 Entertainment
Universal's Mercury Studios to partner with BBC on music documentaries
One Liners: LadBaby, The Kunts, Aaliyah, more
Bruce Springsteen reportedly sells music rights to Sony for $500 million
Sony Music and Anghami launch new label focused on Middle Eastern talent
Feeder and Sea Power partner with Absolute Label Services and Townsend Music
Primary Wave announces deal with James Brown estate
Måneskin extend Sony publishing deal
One Liners: Metallica, The Ivors, Animal Collective, more