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CMA officially clears Sony Music’s acquisition of AWAL

UK competition regulator the CMA has officially cleared Sony Music's acquisition of AWAL, following its provisional approval of the deal in February.
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Can the UK music industry solve its crisis of trust? (Guest post)

This guest column is by Andy Heath CBE, director of Beggars Group and co-founder of UK Music. In it, he draws from his deep personal experience in the music industry to address how a “crisis of trust” has taken over the...
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AIM and Impala respond to Sony / AWAL merger decision

The CMA provisionally cleared Sony Music's acquisition of AWAL on Friday, but will await the views of interested parties before publishing a final decision.
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CMA provisionally clears Sony Music’s acquisition of AWAL

UK competition watchdog the CMA has published its provisional decision on Sony Music's acquisition of distributor and artist services company AWAL.
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UK’s CMA officially launches its music streaming market study

UK competition regulator the CMA has this morning officially launched its music streaming market study. What's new is the 'statement of scope'.
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MMF boss: ‘The majors can not continue having their cake and eating it’

Recent speculation about how much money major labels are earning in 'one-off' licensing payments is rousing a rumpus in the British music industry.
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Impala wants CMA to investigate Spotify’s Discovery Mode

In its submission to the CMA, Impala encouraged the watchdog to scrutinise the DSPs – and one in particular.
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UK’s competition regulator tells Meta to sell Giphy

Thanks to its in-progress investigation of Sony Music's AWAL acquisition and its upcoming market study of the music business, the CMA is firmly on the music industry's radar.
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UK regulator the CMA to launch music streaming market study

The UK's competition regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), has this morning confirmed plans to launch a market study into music streaming, after its board agreed to begin work on the probe. "On 13 October,...
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CMA to give ‘careful consideration’ to music market study

The UK's competition regulator, the CMA, has responded to the British government's decision to refer a potential market study of the major music companies to it.
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UK government refers major labels to competition regulator

The UK is one step closer to a full-blown market study of the major labels' impact on the music industry. In response to the recommendations of the recent UK parliamentary inquiry into music streaming economics, the British...
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CMA moves into phase two of Sony Music / AWAL investigation

Yesterday the CMA announced that it is now proceeding into a 'phase 2' investigation of the acquisition. What happens next?