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. The post AIM and Impala respond to Sony / AWAL merger decision appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

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. The post CMA provisionally clears Sony Music’s acquisition of AWAL appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

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. The post MMF boss: ‘The majors can not continue having their cake and eating it’ appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

UK government refers major labels to competition regulator

The UK is one step closer to a full-blown competition investigation into the three major labels. The British government has accepted one of the recommendations of the recent UK parliamentary inquiry into music-streaming economics: to make a referral to regulator the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). We say ‘one step closer’ because the CMA is […]

Instagram promises crackdown on ‘hidden advertising’ in the UK

Since 2018, UK regulator the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been running an investigation into whether influencers on social media are disclosing their endorsements properly. In January 2019, that included eliciting ‘formal commitments’ from 16 British celebrities to be fully transparent, including musicians Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding. This week, the investigation has put Instagram in the […]

UK’s CMA suspends plans for court action against Viagogo

British regulator the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been harrying secondary-ticketing firm Viagogo for some time now over how it presents tickets to its customers. In July, the CMA announced plans to move forward with legal proceedings against Viagogo for contempt of court, claiming that it had failed to comply with a court order mandating changes. […]

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