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Coldcut release new music-making app
Music industry again calls on UK government to include copyright in online harms debate
Spotify launches songwriter profiles
Sirius pumps $75 million into SoundCloud
IMPEL confirms pan-European deal with Amazon
Spotify Kids app comes to the UK
UK competition regulator bans Viagogo and StubHub from integrating while merger investigation is pending
Bandsintown partners with navigation app Waze
Warner claims ad income on Dark Horse commentary video over musical segment it said wasn't protected by copyright
Spotify acquires sports podcast network The Ringer
YouTube has 20 million premium subscribers, $15 billion a year ad revenue
New Zealand Supreme Court knocks back Kim Dotcom's appeal over illegally gained evidence in the MegaUpload case
Cox Communications begins process of appealing
Setlist: European Copyright Directive, German digital pie, tax cuts for music venues
RCN seeks to have the music industry's Cox-style infringement lawsuit dismissed
Voluntary anti-piracy initiative in Russia extended for another year
BBC criticised for cutting red button services
Amazon and Google sued again over bootleg recordings
One Liners: Amazon Music, Pearl Jam, Hayley Williams, more
Mixcloud launches in-house brand consultancy
Radiohead relaunch website as library
One Liners: Grateful Dead, My Chemical Romance, Emily Eavis, more
One Liners: Hipgnosis, Beastie Boys, BTS, more
One Liners: Sepultura, MLC, Twitch
KondZilla partners with The Orchard
Spotify launches playlists and podcasts for pets
Former Guvera boss banned from managing Australian corporations for two years
Merlin appoints Facebook's Jeremy Sirota as new CEO
Spotify launches new podcast-centric advertising tools
US court rules fair use didn't apply to unofficial Prince videos on YouTube