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Spotify still the clear market leader in premium streaming, although its market share is slipping
One Liners: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Ibibio Sound Machine, Crawlers, more
Another VPN agrees to instigate anti-piracy web-blocks in the US
Major labels sue hosting company over webpage of the youtube-dl stream-ripping tool
New songwriter identifier to launch in bid to tackle the black box problem
One Liners: Kyla La Grange, AWAL, Deezer, more
Setlist: Yet another song theft case? You got it!
Cox Communications says labels were wrong about supposedly missing evidence in billion dollar copyright case
Merlin partners with Lickd
Over 250 scientists and medics hit out at Spotify over Joe Rogan podcast
Universal boss Lucian Grainge talks charity, choice and change - but avoids #fixstreaming - in company wide memo
Travis Scott sued over artwork used on unofficial compilation
Spotify successfully blocks Potify trademark application
Jury selected for Cardi B’s defamation action against YouTuber
RIAA says stream-ripper's legal claim depends entirely on sneaky wordplay
One Liners: Alesso & Katy Perry, Spotify, ILMC, more
Stream-ripper says judge got it wrong when proposing $83 million damages bill
Setlist: Five music controversies to expect in 2022
Streaming and vinyl help music industry to increase share of entertainment revenues in 2021
Merlin expands Boomplay deal
New Zealand Supreme Court denies MegaUpload bosses one more appeal
Movie industry gets some new web-blocks in place in UK and Australia
US judge recommends that the majors should get $83 million in damages from stream-ripper
YouTube seeks dismissal of Content ID access legal dispute
Setlist: Review of the music business year 2021
YouTube channel operator TheSoul Publishing announces Believe alliance
Crazy Frog forced to defend himself against NFT criticism
US Ninth Circuit court questions class action status of interesting performer rights case
TikTok reveals most popular music in the UK in 2021
Lewis Black asks for his comedy to be removed from Spotify as joke copyright dispute continues