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YouTube cuts royalty claiming option for short snippets of music in UGC videos
Cloudflare goes public, warns of threats posed by copyright infringing users
Apple, Google and Pandora sued for music playback patent infringement
CD Baby's HostBaby website building service to close
Spotify et al file their appeal over the US Copyright Royalty Board's song rate increase
Spotify to experiment with price points across Scandinavia
YouTubers take centre stage in latest Get It Right campaign
Labels hit out at Cox after last minute cancellation of settlement talks
Spotify takes podcaster analytics platform out of beta
SoundExchange partners on new music licensing service for podcasters
Setlist: Tencent, TikTok, Katy Perry
Apple puts its artist data platform properly live
Digital entertainment spend of UK consumers tops £100 million a week
BMG Production Music partners with video creation platform Wibbitz
One Liners: Vicente García, MelodyVR, Tool, more
Vivendi confirms talks under way for Tencent to take 10% of Universal Music
Movie industry sets out piracy priorities in submission to US report on pirated goods
Official Receiver provides updates on PledgeMusic liquidation
Beatport allies with Loopmasters
Pledge co-founder comments on sale attempts as liquidation begins
UK Music again asks government to investigate Pledge collapse as its UK company is wound up
Mixcloud launches new subscription package, puts limitations on free
One Liners: Kidd Kenn, Spotify, Haim, more
FUGA buys rights management platform Songspace
Audio-sharing platform for musicians winds down due to takedown challenges
Tool confirm back catalogue coming to streaming ahead of new album release
PledgeMusic website goes offline, company's future still unclear
Key stream-ripping site voluntarily disables YouTube ripping
TikTok says it hopes for
TikTok takes PRS and ICE to Copyright Tribunal