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.
February 11, 2022
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.
September 23, 2021
Viagogo sells StubHub’s business outside North America
Viagogo has satisfied the CMA's concerns by selling StubHub's business outside North America to an investment company called Digital Fuel Capital.
September 9, 2021
Now Apple will let ‘reader’ apps link out to manage accounts
There is more news on how Apple is adjusting its App Store policies in response to regulatory pressures around the world. Japan is the focus this time.
September 2, 2021
Tencent Music ends its exclusive deals with labels
Tencent Music has announced an official end to its exclusive deals with music labels, in response to regulatory moves in China.
September 2, 2021
Google announces digital safety changes for kids and teens
The latest announcement from Google includes enabling any under-18 year-old to request the removal of their images from Google Image search results.
August 11, 2021
Facebook warns that it could pull out of Europe altogether
American TikTokers have been grappling with the existential (in app terms) question of what they'd do if the app was banned. Now imagine the rumpus if Facebook and Instagram were suddenly unavailable across the whole of Europe. It...
September 22, 2020
UK government mulls plans for dedicated internet regulator
After Article 13, what next for the intersection of technology platforms and regulation? Keep your eye on the UK, where the government is reportedly mulling plans to set up a dedicated 'internet regulator' to crack down on...
September 21, 2018
UK broadcasters call for more regulation of internet firms
In a year of enhanced scrutiny of internet companies, the latest example is a group of British broadcasters lobbying for Facebook, Google and Twitter to face more regulation by a new watchdog created specifically for the...
September 4, 2018
EC presses internet platforms to crack down on illegal content
Yesterday saw a meeting in Brussels between a group of European Commission representatives and (unnamed) internet platforms to discuss illegal content. While piracy was included in the brief, the driving force behind the...
January 10, 2018
Spotify and Deezer lobby EC (again) over big-tech gatekeepers
Spotify and Deezer’s CEOs have both signed a letter to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker calling for the EC to ensure they get a “level playing field” on platforms owned by large US technology companies...
December 14, 2017
Spotify, Deezer and SoundCloud launch European lobbying coalition
Music-streaming services Spotify, Deezer and SoundCloud are among the founder members of a new coalition that plans to represent the European digital music industry in Brussels. Streaming service Qobuz, B2B firm 7digital...
November 8, 2017