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TikTok ends its beef with ICE, agrees licensing deal
US Trade Representative's annual piracy report shouldn't name and shame American tech companies, say American tech companies
Deezer launches language tuition playlists
Performer ER in the spotlight at first parliamentary hearing on the economics of music streaming
Pirate Monitor hits back against YouTube in Content ID dispute
No one would confuse Reels with Reelz, says Instagram
Does US government's annual anti-piracy report just promote piracy?
Snapchat buys Voisey
Snapchat buys Voisey23 November 2020

Nicki Minaj signs deal for documentary series about her life and career
Rotor Videos announces SoundCloud partnership
Apple cuts commission on in-app purchases for small businesses - Spotify and Epic are not impressed
Wixen sues Triller for copyright infringement
Music publishers denied a second hearing on damages in Wolfgang's Vault cases
One Liners: BMG, Bandcamp, TaP Music, more
Pan-European songwriter group hits out at Spotify's new discount-for-promo pilot
Ticketmaster fined £1.25 million over 2018 data breach
US government extends deadline for Bytedance to circumvent TikTok ban
Radiophonic Workshop to ride internet latency in new online live performance
One Liners: McFly, Gary Barlow, Machine Head, more
Twitch responds to music takedown frenzy, says music licences will take time or may never happen
Sonos announces new hi-def premium radio subscription
US Congressman proposes full-on reform of America's Digital Millennium Copyright Act and its safe harbour
Ticketmaster planning to use app to verify COVID status, in hopes of return to full capacity shows in 2021
Tom Vek releases new album, launches crowdfunding campaign for artwork-focussed digital music player
Viagogo proposes selling StubHub everywhere but North America to get UK regulator approval
TikTok tries to get Donald Trump's second executive order paused while it still seeks approval for an Oracle/Walmart alliance
One Liners: Christina Aguilera, Tegan & Sara, Foo Fighters, more
Charter's dodgy takedown claims against the major labels dismissed
One Liners: Warner Music, EMI, Kylie Minogue, more
Liam Gallagher to livestream from the Thames