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Sony Music to Waive Unrecouped Debts for Pre-2000 Acts as Part...

Variety reports: "Sony Music Entertainment has announced “an expansion of the comprehensive support we provide to thousands of our artists around the world” via...

Primary Wave Raises $375m Investment From Oaktree Capital, Sells Minority Stake

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Primary Wave Music just got a major cash injection. The company has finalized what it calls a “strategic relationship” with...

Roblox Says $200m+ Copyright Lawsuit Is Based on a ‘Fundamental Misunderstanding’....

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Video gaming platform Roblox has responded to being hit with a $200 million-plus copyright infringement lawsuit from music publishers in...

Twitch expresses ‘disappointment’ with music industry recent DMCA claims

Hypebot reports: "Twitch has expressed “disappointment” after a recent round of DMCA takedown notices ignited exactly the response one might expect from the music...

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Now Owns a Music Catalog Worth Over $2.2...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Hipgnosis is the owner of a catalog that has been independently valued at USD $2.21 billion, the UK-listed company revealed...

Michael Huppe of SoundExchange: ‘All players in the industry, creators or...

Hypebot reports: "SoundExchange CEO Michael Huppe weighs in on what a post-pandemic music industry is shaping up to look like, and why creators and...

Netflix and BMG Strike Long-Term Music Publishing Deal Outside U.S.

Variety reports: "Netflix has struck a new long-term exclusive agreement with BMG for the management and administration of its music publishing rights worldwide outside...

YouTube Says It Paid the Music Industry Over $4bn in the...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Could YouTube catch Spotify in future to become the music rights industry’s No.1 royalty payer?" Read more

Believe Launches €300m Paris IPO Following ‘Most Prolific Quarter’ in Its...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "French indie distribution and services company, Believe, has launched its IPO on the Paris Euronext. The company – the owner...

Sony Music Completes $430m Buyout of AWAL – but UK Competition...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Sony Music has today (May 19) confirmed that it has completed the acquisition of two companies from Kobalt Music Group:...