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Playlister allows listeners to tag tracks played across the BBC

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Service allows listeners to tag tracks played by BBC radio presenters and songs performed on BBC television shows and then export them from their personal playlist to a chosen music streaming service

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Dance music brand claims that playlists created by Spotify's users infringe the copyright of the label's compilation albums.

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