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4 Major Music Industry Stories You Missed While On Christmas Break

sleepWhile you were sleeping late and over indulging last week, The Beatles offered a Christmas surprise, Spotify committed to change its ways, and the music industry – in particular, its lawyers – were busy with year end deals and legal actions.


Over the Christmas break:

1. Spotify acknowledged that their music publishing payment system was compensating writers and publishers properly and committed to overhaul it.

Beatles2. The Beatles arrived on the major streaming services on Christmas Eve and were immediately a big hit with all ages. (statistics, top tracks)

3. Songkick sued Live Nation for allegedly abusing power to stop direct to fan ticket sales.

4. Pandora signed landmark direct licensing deals with ASCAP and BMI and dropped their appeal in Rate Court.

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