Major labels’ billion-dollar payday under fire as Cox Communications challenges ‘shockingly excessive’ damages verdict

“The $1 billion award is a miscarriage of justice,” argues ISP in new motion filing
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Artist streaming revolt: Former Universal Germany boss thinks modern record labels ‘keep disproportionate amount of income’

Motor Music posts blog in support of protesting artists in Germany
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Universal’s legal chief Jeff Harleston awarded 2020 Entertainment Law Initiative Service Award

“Change is hard. It can be abrupt, it can be unexpected, it can be painful but it’s important and it has to happen.”
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Sir Lucian Grainge: Universal is transforming into the ‘most innovative audio-visual company in the entertainment world’

Billie Eilish and others play annual Universal Los Angeles event in Grammy week
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BMG responds to artist streaming revolt in Germany: ‘It is time for record companies to change.’

Letter appears to seek a ‘user-centric’ style of payment, while “attacking” record companies
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$500m-backed Saban Music Group inks global Universal deal to deliver ‘groundbreaking artists’

SMG, backed by Haim Saban, will be distributed in the US by Caroline
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The major labels will generate over $14bn in 2019, as Warner bucks trend of streaming slowdown (just)

Some very impressive news for Universal, Sony and Warner… and a warning sign?
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