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Warner Bros rapped by FTC for YouTuber marketing campaign

Warner Bros Home Entertainment has been rapped by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for a YouTuber marketing campaign for its Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor game. The case is a warning to any music companies considering...
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Apple Music: ‘millions’ of listeners but also FTC interest

Apple announced its latest quarterly results last night, and while the company resisted the temptation to give hard stats on the performance of its new Apple Music service, CEO Tim Cook did throw out a few nuggets. “Millions...
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FTC looking into Apple’s 30% cut of App Store subscriptions

The issue of Apple taking a 30% cut of purchases made through its App Store – including subscriptions to rivals of its Apple Music streaming service – has been bubbling for months now. On Friday, speculation stepped...
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Digital dominance: Universal buys EMI – what gives?

Universal's acquisition of (most of) EMI has some spooked about UMG's digital dominance going forward. But are they right to be worried?
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Universal/EMI acquisition cleared by EC and FTC

As predicted, Universal Music Group has been given the go-ahead on both sides of the Atlantic to complete its acquisition of EMI’s recorded music division. But in Europe, that will require selling “significant”...
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FTC settles with Ticketmaster over Springsteen mis-sales

Remember the controversy around Ticketmaster redirecting Bruce Springsteen fans to its TicketsNow secondary ticketing site last year? The Federal Trade Commission has settled charges against the company, while sternly criticising...
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Sony pays $1m to settle child privacy lawsuit

Sony Music Entertainment has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $1 million to settle the online child privacy lawsuit filed against it by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).The lawsuit alleged that Sony had “improperly...