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Anghami gets approval for its SPAC-powered public listing

The MENA-based streaming service has completed its SPAC merger and begun trading on the US NASDAQ exchange as a public company
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RIAA pursues NFTs startup HitPiece over IP rights infringement

The company's troubles may only just be beginning: US industry body the RIAA has sent a 'demand letter' to HitPiece's attorney.
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Coachella festival will sell NFTs including lifetime passes

US festival Coachella is the latest live-music event hopping on the NFTs bandwagon, launching its own "environmentally friendly marketplace" with FTX US.
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#IRespectMusic campaign wants to talk royalties with radio bosses

Artist Blake Morgan is continuing his campaign in the US, with its latest focus being on persuading AM/FM radio stations to pay performance royalties to artists.
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A2IM Black Independent Music Accelerator back for second year

The program, which kicks off at the start of March, will provide US-based participants with subsidised annual membership fees, among other benefits.
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Music consumption grew 11.3% in the US in 2021 says MRC Data

The research firm also pointed out that catalogue music (defined as that released more than 18 months ago) accounted for 76% of those audio streams in 2021.
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Labels celebrate damages ruling on Russian stream-ripping sites

US body the RIAA is celebrating this week after operators of a group of Russian websites were ordered to pay "millions" in damages.
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Copyright Royalty Board ups rates for non-interactive streams

This particular ruling relates to non-interactive music streams: webcasting or personal radio of the kind offered by Pandora and iHeartRadio in the US.
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Dolby study highlights music rediscovery by Gen-Z Americans

Dolby has been asking 2,000 American adults about their music habits. The results back up widely-held views about social media apps and music discovery.
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Apple ordered to allow external payments in iOS apps

It can be hard to follow the various legal cases and judgements around Apple and its App Store across the world. We've reported recently on a law in South Korea forcing all app store owners (not just Apple) to allow...
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Music Fairness Awareness Month calls for US radio royalties

It's the latest salvo in the long-running unrest about the lack of performance royalties paid by those broadcasters.
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Utopia Music makes another acquisition: Lyric Financial

Swiss startup Utopia Music has made its latest acquisition: Lyric Financial, a company that provides artists with royalty advances.