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UK night-time and hospitality sectors call for urgent action over surging energy costs
Concord acquires LA Reid's HitCo
Ticketing and events company Pollen falls into administration
Universal Music wants Bang sanctioned over deleted TikTok videos
Taylor Swift submits statement to court in ongoing Shake It Off song-theft legal battle
Another Chris Brown collaborator removed from No Guidance song-theft lawsuit
BBC launches independent review into abuse allegations against Tim Westwood
Judge declines to dismiss Lil Yachty's Ditto Music lawsuit on jurisdiction grounds
Beyonce removes 'Milkshake' interpolation from new track following criticism from Kelis
One in five UK nightclubs has closed since 2019, NTIA research confirms
Viagogo/StubHub confirms streamlining of operations
Kelis says Milkshake sample in new Beyonce song is “theft”
US Congress members propose new law to stop rap lyrics being used in criminal cases
Mixed response from music industry to CMA’s decision on streaming investigation
CMA declines to recommend a full market investigation into music streaming
Kobalt pulls songs from Meta platforms in US after failing to agree new licensing deal
Epidemic Sound sues Meta for copyright infringement
Warner Music signs up to SoundCloud’s user-centric initiative
UK recorded music exports grew 13.7% in 2021
MPs call for Cultural Touring Agreement and touring tsar to tackle post-Brexit challenges for UK artists
Descendants of Que Sera Sera writer in dispute over rights, royalties and termination notices
Kanye West sued by production firm over unpaid fees
Court says Bang's own TikTok videos infringed Universal's rights, but not its influencer content
Web-blocking in the UK is now extending to mobile internet, starting with EE
Lords report on licensing rules calls for more joined up thinking and strengthened agent of change
Lewis Black joins the comedians suing Pandora over unlicensed jokes
UK Music calls proposed data mining copyright exception
US Copyright Royalty Board reconfirms 15.1% streaming rate for songwriters and publishers
Kanye West sued over uncleared sample on Donda 2
R Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison