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SETLIST is the music business podcast from CMU, sponsored by 7digital.
CMU helps people navigate and understand the music business through media, training, consultancy and education.
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The first in a new series of special editions of Setlist – looking at the top ten music industry legal battles – this week we tell the story of the Blurred Lines song-theft case. CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke discuss how pre-emptive litigation by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams against the Marvin Gaye Estate back-fired, kick-starting a high profile and entertaining court battle that centred on some tricky copyright technicalities. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last few weeks, including Chinese web giant Tencent taking a 10% stake in Universal Music Group, TikTok taking ICE to the copyright tribunal and the big Katy Perry song theft case. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including UK competition regulator concerns about the takeover of Irish concert promoter MCD Productions by Live Nation, the latest roadblock in the story of the surely doomed Woodstock 50 festival, and how Ja Rule wormed his way out of an ongoing Fyre Festival lawsuit. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including the sale of US indie label Big Machine to Scooter Braun (aka Taylor Swift's "worst case scenario"), Spotify cancelling plans to allow artists to upload music directly, and how autoplaying promo videos on social media are affecting people with epilepsy. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including the inevitable lawsuits over the Universal archive fire and the New York Times' response to the major label's criticism of its reporting, efforts to stop record labels artificially boosting their streaming figures, and Apple’s claim that Spotify is barely paying any App Store fees. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including Genius accusing Google of stealing lyrics from its website, publishing company Wixen accusing Pandora of displaying lyrics from its catalogue without permission, Krept & Konan appearing in Parliament to discuss drill, and when the hell Vivendi is going to sell half of its Universal shares. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
FTC, Universal, DJ Khaled

FTC, Universal, DJ Khaled

2019-06-2200:45:58

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including the FTC's all-day session on the American ticketing market and the new proposals in US Congress that followed, allegations about how many Universal masters were actually lost in a big fire a decade ago, and DJ Khaled's beef with the Billboard charts. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
This week’s episode of Setlist is the last in our series of episodes marking CMU’s 20th birthday, in which we have been looking back at the 20 biggest stories CMU has covered over the last two decades. This time we look at what was once the biggest piracy site on the internet, and how it has survived where so many others have sunk. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last seven days, including CISAC's expulsion of Spanish collecting society SGAE, the RIAA’s latest moves against piracy sites, and how Richard Ashcroft reclaimed his most famous song from the Rolling Stones. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
This week’s episode of Setlist is another marking CMU’s 20th birthday, the penultimate in a series of special editions reviewing the 20 biggest stories CMU has covered over the last two decades. This time we turn to the live industry. Not the whole sector, but one company that makes up an increasingly large chunk of it - the ever expansive Live Nation. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
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Sara Chaves

I loooooveeee this podcast. I can't stop laughing sometimes by myself with their jokes, but still really informative!!

Jan 17th
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